For a few days last month Demolition’s very own trail guru, Chris Doyle, escaped the Pennsylvanian winter to take refuge in California’s sunny days, awesome spots and smooth trails. One of the days Chris was riding with good friend, Heath Pinter at his trials when Jason Enns came out to watch the session and ride some street afterward. During the trail session Jason grabbed his GoPro and shot a couple of rad photos of Doyle in action. You may have seen a few of these on our insta @DemolitionParts.com but if you haven’t or even if you have, be sure to click through these and check them out big because they are too rad not too!
I’ve been enjoying the Australian summer for a few months now and it’s been lovely. I’m almost rapped up filming with Cooper Brownlee. Real stoked on the things we have so far so I’m keen for everyone to check it out soon. It’s been fun living in Melbourne and exploring new spots and parks. It’s a sweet city and lots of good blokes to ride with. I’ll be back in the states in a month so looking forward to that and what the year has to bring!
Photo by Cooper Browniee
I know, I know, this got posted a few days ago but if by chance you haven’t yet seen Jason Enns’ feature on THEDIGGEST.COM, you are missing out. If you also live under a rock and don’t follow @jasonenns on instagram then you may not know that he lives the life of a pool hunter, roaming through hollowed out relics from forgotten pasts in the desert. I’ve always wondered about all the crazy places Enns goes to find setups in the middle of nowhere and this feature gives some cool insight into where these places are, what happened while there, and what these places used to be before being hit by the decline of western civilization.
You may have noticed in our March Goods post, that just went up on the site? This insane grind to turndown Biz is doing on an up-rail somewhere in Colorado. But if you didn’t, and even if you did I wanted you to see this photo a bit larger so we all can take in how sick this is!
I remember shooting this with Biz and the first try that he really cranked at the rail, he launched off the rail going at least two feet higher than previous attempts and I instantly thought I blew the photo because I was way too close for how high he was going. I shot the photo anyways and hoped for the best and to my amazement he wasn’t cropped out of the frame at all! So I always get stoked when I see this photo because I remember how lucky I felt the moment I first saw it and for how crazy a turndown this is out of a grind up a rail! For those reasons I just couldn’t help but post this by itself so it can get a little more love.
Jason has got a knack for finding the hardest things to ride and riding them better than anyone. This park is packed with fun things to ride but this bowl is a bit of pain in the ass. It’s about five feet tall and has a mellow transition but then kinks to vert six inches below the coping, making it a silent killer if your not careful! But leave it to Enns to take most peoples “sketchy setup” and turn it into an awesome bump jump quarter and then go ahead and do six foot tables out of it! Enns is the man!
We all know learning a trick isn’t easy. But with the Pro’s of today doing seemingly impossible moves during any given session it’s easy to forget that even the Pro’s have to spend some time learning a trick and getting it dialed in. I saw Connor Lodes working on his 3 tables recently and I wanted to know what the process was that he went through, from first trying 3 tables to being able to crank ‘em like Hawk! Well he may not be at that full blown Chase Hawk status but that’s the end game idea! Check out what process Connor had to go through to learn and get comfortable with the classic 3 table.
Michael Jordan was recently in Spain and Yoni Cadenas caught these awesome photos of him shredding the Malaga Bowl. Can’t wait to see the footage from MJ out there. Click the photo above to view the gallery. Thanks to Yoni for the photos.
I first saw this pic of Russ in the Albion Issue 9 but then saw it again on their Instagram and just felt I had to post it too. Such a good shot for a couple of reasons; Classic sunset shot with the cityscape and it’s a f-n rad/ gnarly trick. Shots like these are hard to come by and always worth another look. Sorry, this screenshot still doesn’t do this shot justice. Shout out to Scott Marceau for taking this amazing picture.
Ryan Fudger met up with Demolition’s ping pong champ, Dennis Enarson, to see what his current set up is and see if he’s got any special new goodies on there to check out. Head over to RideBMX to check it and find out!
With over 500 hundred posts entered in Ronnie’s Ride EVERYTHING Intstagram contest, which was not at a simple insta contest to enter, we seriously can’t believe how big this contest got. All the different that riders from rookies to veteran pro riders, motocross, to skateboarding, damn near everyone and then some it’s hard to imagine a contest being as well received as this one. Needless to say the decision making process isn’t easy and with something as subjective as BMX it’s near impossible to say who’s is better. But in any case the job had to be done, a top three had to be chosen, and Ronnie had made his choice! The break down looks like this;
1st Place- @juff_purdy Wins a set of Ronnie Napolitan’s Combat Bars
2nd Place- @nathantsykes Wins a Markit Pivitol Seat
3rd Place- @trevvysiklocks Wins a Demolition T-shirt
Email us at email@example.com to collect your winnings!!
When putting a contest together like this you hope that people like the idea, respond to it, and that you’ll have lots of entries. But what you don’t expect to happen is for Professional riders from across the sport to post entries, there were even a few pro riders from other sports that got wind of the contest and posted entries of their own. With so many entries from so many well known riders we just had to make a gallery with all their entries. Take a look and hopefully you will get as stoked as we got when we saw all the people who entered. Thanks again to everyone who entered and made this happen, you guys all rule!!
I’ve always heard Jason and Rooftop talk about this 1992 Clymer/ nude bowl cover like it’s the holy grail of covers. I’ve never really got into it with them until Jason sent over a pic of himself going over some stairs in a pool, the same way that Clymer once did in GO (old magazine that took over BMX Action in the early nineties). Jason image by: Mike Escamilla. Click image to go BIG!
What does the Clymer picture mean to you and why have you liked it all these years? That pic was and still is everything I thought was cool about BMX. It just seemed so raw at the time. Either you were a racer/jumper or a freestyler at the time and this pic to me pretty much said fuck all that! – Jason Enns
So with most of the country frozen solid, Aboy and Doyle made the westward winter migration to California to get out of the cold for a while and ride some good spots with good friends for some guaranteed good times! The streets during the week are a bust so we kept to parks and ditches mostly and lucky for us Enns has the Inland Empire on lock and had no shortage of spots for us to ride. Drew Hosselton was also in town and with BIZ in attendance as well the session shaped up to be one hell of a good time! Between Enns “Tate Grinding on Aboy’s bike”, hockey shit talking between Penguins and Canucks fans, and the elusive Indian Air from Biz it was near impossible to stop laughing long enough to actually ride. Good thing these guys are all true professionals and can get some sick riding done in between the laughs. Be sure to check out all the photos from out Winter Ditch Days gallery by clicking on the post.
I can’t speak for all photographer’s but my worst nightmare is being at the right place at the right time and just plain missing the shot. There are a million things that can cause you to miss the photo. Exposure, focus, lighting, timing, framing are all standing by to ruin the shot. It only takes one of these elements to ruin a photo and it takes all of them to make one.
The day this photo was shot Dennis had been riding this rail for a while trying to figure out something for it. He had a few things in mind, all of which were insane, but none of them were working out quite right. He then started floating these 180 downside whips out of the rail, not really coming close at first but if you know Dennis it doesn’t take him long to get something dialed in. So while he was feeling out the trick with his first few attempts, I was trying to get the framing just right so he was framed by the railing at the same time that the railing was blocking out the sun. It was optimistic framing at best, anytime the sun wasn’t blocked by the railing it completely blew out the whole shot, but when it worked I thought it looked great so I just kept the framing and tried to keep consistent with it. The next thing I knew Dennis floated a huge downside 180 whip, the first one he was on top of, and absolutely stopped the shit out of it. I had already snapped the photo and was praying that he would be able to complete the rollback which seemed to be happening in slow motion. Once he came out of the rollback we had a celebration and checked the footy, the sun was hidden behind the rail, the timing was good, and everything was in frame and in focus, breathing a huge sigh of relief!
Everyone here at the Demolition family can’t thank you guys enough for following and supporting us this year and hope all you guys nothing but the best for 2014. Berm shot Pic by Paul Luna. Happy holidays!
Vital just put up another cool feature with all of Brandon Means’ year end pics. He has up a good amount of our Demolition riders that came out super sick. Be sure to check out the full gallery here.
Josh Perry recently made the move to Raleigh, NC and has been wasting no time getting to know all the local concrete. Check out this rad photo of Josh getting steezy on a big quarter at the Marsh Creek park in Raleigh. Photo by Todd Nichols
Connor Lodes, Fakie Whip, Clairemont Skatepark, your new wallpaper, Dialed! Photo by JCobbs
Christian, Connor, and a few other buddies met up to cruise some San Diego spots and try to stay dry as a rare storm loomed over head. It began to rain just in time to ruin everything but luckily before everything got wet I was able to shoot this rad photo of Chrisitian carving high up into this famous SD vert wall. Click on the post to check it out big and save it as your new wallpaper.
Our very own team manager and photographer guru, Joey Cobbs just got a Tumblr and is starting to put up pics from all his ventures as well as all his published work. Be sure to check it out, it has plenty of amazing shots of all the Markit/ Demolition homies. Above pic is of Ronnie Napolitan doing a ledge ride, gap to DP to a big ol’ t-bog.
What makes a Demolition day at a skatepark? Nothing really but when a few of the demo guys get together at a park and shoot some photos then there you go, Demolition Day! Yesterday Dennis, Connor and myself rolled out with a few friends to the Pala skatepark and met up with a bunch of dudes for what turned out to be an awesome session to end the day. Click on the post and check out all the photos from Demo Day at Paya.
Hey just checking in to give a little update on what I have been up to lately. Last week I just got back from a super fun trip to Albuquerque. So many good spots and some good times with the Volume Bikes crew filming for our upcoming DVD. Aside from that, while I have been home I have been chipping away at a Demolition edit with my buddy Greg Moliterno. We hope to have it done around the end of the year, check out a few pics from our filming mission yesterday. -DH
Tyler has been out in California for the last few weeks making an impression with his riding pretty much everywhere he goes. While in SD during a casual afternoon session he decided to drop in on this huge, gritty, inconsistent and steep slab of crete. Click on the post to see the photo big and to save it as your new wallpaper.
Enns putting his bad knee the ultimate test with this crazy downside footplant on the fence pole. Lovin’ the perspective of this photo, you can see what J sees when coming back into the transition. Click pic to go big. Shot by Ryan Jordan.
RIDEbmx just put up their Gif images of some of their sequences from the mag. One of them features our fearless boss, Dennis Enarson doing the unthinkable on the famous Staples center ledge. Not only is it a blind landing, it’s crazy to think what would happened if he missed. Of course you don’t think of that when you’re Dennis Enarson. Check out the full writeup from Fudger here. Click pic to go BIG.
Right when you thought you’ve seen it all from Rooftop, Biz and Enns, they come up with this. In typical Rooftop fashion, he had something big up his sleeve for a New York Times celebrity animal photo fundraiser and came up with this amazing idea to dress up in these wild animal costumes and do what he does best. He said the skydiving shots in the big bear costume was the most insane due to not being able to see and maneuver around easy in. Which might stop the average “bear” but not Mike. He also recruited Enns and Biz to get in on the fun with the antics too. I have to admit the ones of Mike in the bear costume about to scare the living crap out of the homeless guy made me loose it. I could only imagine what that guy was thinking when he woke up, blahaha. You can read about each shot more on Mike’s Instagram where he already put up most of these same pics. By the way, he broke the most likes on GoPro’s 1.2m followers Instagram account with 133k likes. Crazy! Click more to see some more amazing pics of the insanity. Click the top image to view all 11 pictures. Huge thanks to Mike and Paul Luna for the pics.
“What’s up guys, I just wanted to send over a little update since it’s been a while. I’ve been busy filming for a new Demolition edit as well a new video part for a project thats to be announced. It feels so good to be done with MARKIT ZERO and work on something new, 2014 is going to be a another fun year! Here’s a couple of photos Connor Lodes shot while we’ve been out and about riding and filming.” – Christian
Click on the post to check out another sick photo of Christian shot by Connor Lodes
What’s up guys,
I’ve been home for a little more than a month enjoying the New England fall weather. Riding Boston as much as I can before the snow hits and it’s time to move to a warmer climate. I wasn’t able to make it to toast this year because I had a bunged up wrist and couldn’t really ride. I’m bummed I missed out on some good times but there’s always next year. That’s about it on my end. I attached a couple photos from the past couple weeks. Shots by Lee Hopkins, check his site www.olpbmx.com
The Markit Jam and Premier went down this last Saturday and if you were lucky enough to be on hand then you saw one hell of a jam followed by one of the best BMX videos ever. Demolition hosted a Street Contest which was split up into two smaller contests, one on each street section at the park. Everyone on hand, pro and local alike, went absolutely nuts and made it an awesome event to witness. Demarcus Paul and Bid Daddy swopped up the win and the cash and the session continued into the night and onto the premier. A good full day of BMX for sure. Click on the post to check out some of the highlights from the Demo street comp at the Markit Clairemont Jam.
When I was a kid I used to spend $15 dollars every single time I went to Taco Bell. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, those meals were delicious! But if I could have used that same money to buy a top of the line Doyle Pivitol seat I would have! If this sale hit back in my taco bell days I may not have quite the huge gut that I have today. Be smart kids, put down the taco bell and pick up one of these Doyle seats HERE while supplies last because once they’re gone they’re gone forever! And Taco Bell will always be there…..
Now click on this sick photo of Doyle whipping a huge set at Panamoka on last year’s trails trip and save it as your new desktop wallpaper.
Chris Doyle, Mike Hucker Clark and Dennis Enarson all made it to Dirt Finals this year at Dew Tour San Francisco which means the obviously murdered it in Semis. Unfortunately Dennis hurt his turf toe again and couldn’t ride in finals. He’s been healing up though and I just saw him shredding at Toast so he must be feeling better. Doyle and Hucker both were healthy for finals and completely shut it down with signature Doyle inverts and simply mental cliffhanger flips from Hucker. The crazy level of riding mixed with the most “unique” locals from planet earth made for one hell of a dirt final and one rad gallery here. Click on the post to check it out.
Our good homie and Demo shredder, Josh Perry, sent through an awesome update on what he has been up to lately, which from the sounds of it is a whole hell of a lot! Here is what he had to say.
“Been on the road every weekend doing shows for Creative Sports for Walmarts and festivals. Been to North East Maine, Northern Michigan, Oklahoma, as well as NH and Mass. About to head out to Indiana this weekend for some more. Also went to Tennessee for a halftime show! I got a chance to take a helicopter ride for the first time and that was so sick! Went golfing for the first time as well and that was pretty funny. When I am home I been riding the Animal House and Jay-Cee park and had a chance to ride some local guys back yard dirt jumps and that was a blast.” – Josh
Be sure to keep and eye out for Josh shredding parks trails or shows in a town near you! And if you are lucky enough to run into him be sure to stop him and say whats up, he’s one of the raddest dudes out there!
Diversity BMX is a rad website based in Australia that recently did a little interview with the Australia ping pong national champion and Demolition Parts Destroyer, Dave Dillewaard. Check it out HERE.
Dew Tour is in full swing in San Francisco and the Demolition crew is holding it down in all the BMX events. Doyle, Enarson, Lodes and Clark are all out here absolutely killing it. Connor was getting so tech in street he had everyone talking. Doyle and Hucker both made finals in dirt and Enarson in street so its about to get real interesting in the next couple days. It’s also awesome to see all the guys kill it on trips and in videos and then come onto the contest scene and just destroy it equally as hard. Demo is killing it at Dew Tour!
Ronnie checking in here, the last two days of the trip have been a blast! The trails and the shops were both amazing. The first set of trails we went to were our homie Aaron Days trails. The jumps were so fun and the dirt was perfect. Everyone was killing it, including the locals. Check out some of the pictures, Im sure TM Cobbs missed a couple but we got a good update for you guys. Just kidding JOE! The second set of jumps we hit were the Burbons trails. Everyone killed it there as well we it was a really cool vibe. Later on that day we hit Cycle Path Bike Shop in Hayward. They had some ramps and stuff for everyone to ride and we even okay with us climbing up on the roof and setting up a little euro gap. That was pretty spare of the moment and crazy. Nothing but good times on this trip and awesome shops. Support your local bike shops and keep shredding! Thanks for everything guys.
Day 5 was our last day in Seattle and the weather allowed for yet another trail session, this time at our good friend AP’s house. The conditions were real wet so it took a bit of good ol teamwork to get the trails running and once they were running the session went nuts. After AP’s we headed south to Oregon, crashing out in Eugene. Day 6 brought us to Klammath Falls where we had a shop stop at GonRacin BMX shop. GonRacin is our boy, Josh Clemmens, shop so needless to say the turnout was awesome and everyone could not have been cooler. We chilled at the shop for a bit before heading over to the KF skatepark which is simply out of hand. The guys were loving the park so we ended the day there before getting back in the rig and pushing on to Redding. Be sure to check back for more updates from our Demo/QBP NW trails trip.
Yesterday was a good day. When we woke up to the fourth day of rain I was getting pretty doubtful if we were actually going to get to ride trails on this trails trip. But the weather broke early on in the day and the trails were in prime condition for shredding. After the first real session of the trip, the crew headed over to Go Huck Yourself to hang out with the locals and check out the shop. When we got there, the shop guys had setup an old metal quarter dead center in the middle of the shop! The session was on and the crew and the locals destroyed this little narrow quarter for a couple hours. One local especially, teamed up with Hucker and the two of them started doing tricks on the rafters behind the quarter. Check out all the photos from the day and be sure to check out Hucker and his buddy session the shop rafters. Hucker may have actually found another human equally as crazy as himself! Scary.
MORE RAIN!!! The day started off wet so we went to Starbucks, again, and killed time at Sears playing pong, riding bikes, and generally irritating the Sears Staff. Surprising we didn’t get the boot from Sears, unsurprisingly though it was still raining so we waiting out the rain till about 4pm. When the weather finally did break we got two good sessions in at some local parks and ending the day on the BMX.
If you are in the South Renton/Seattle area tonight around 5:30pm We will be at Go Huck Yourself at 230 Main Ave from 530-730p.Be sure to come by and say whats up! See you there.
Be sure to check back for more from the Demolition/QBP Northwest Trails Trip.
The Demolition/QBP Northwest Trails trip is underway and it’s been soggy to say the least. The plan was to drive straight from LA to Seattle and then to work our way back south over the next week, hitting trails and parks along the way. As soon as we got through Southern Oregon it starting pissing rain and has only let up once since then. We were able to fit in a park session in between rains which was awesome. Kris Fox had a massive shred boner after being stuck in the van for 20 hours and so he released his boner by cranking massive look backs and doing footjams on big scary quarters. Be sure to check back here daily for weather and riding updates from our Demolition/QBP Northwest Trails Trip.
Jason just sent this insane over vert love-seat toothpick from one of the many pool missions him and Rooftop have been on lately. Be sure to check them both out on Instagram @jasonenns and @mikeescamilla for all their recent pool adventures. Pic by Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla. Click pic to go BIG!
Connor, Dennis, and a few of their friends went out to Poway Skatepark yesterday for beautiful San Diego afternoon session. It was almost too nice out to waste the day shooting photos but I was able grab the camera just long enough to snap off a few photos for this rad little gallery. So check out this gallery, get stoked, and go call your buddies up for a session of your own, it’s Saturday!
Mr. Creative, Tate Roskelley, is always approaching BMX from a new direction and has been for years. When the masses of BMX are looking one way for inspiration, Tate is looking the other way. When I came across this photo that I shot of Tate three years ago, it reminded me of just that fact, Tate is always keeping it fresh. And somehow only Tate knew that the sky would be the same color as the button up shirt that he decided to wear that day, providing proof that Tate truly is creativity from head to toe.
Our shop stop at East County BMX went down yesterday and I can’t believe what an awesome turn out it was. You never really know how many people are going to show up just to hang out and ride with us so it was great to see a ton of riders come out to support East County BMX, Demolition Parts, and the BMX scene as a whole. More importantly it takes a strong shop and a strong BMX scene to have a shop stop as fun and as successful as yesterday’s so we would like to give HUGE HUGE thanks to East County BMX and all the locals that made it out to show their support and make it such a rad day. Be sure to click on the post and check out the gallery from our shop stop and East County BMX!
Our homies over at Markit have been posting a cool feature lately called washed up Wednesdays where they re-post an old ad or magazine photo or another version/angle of a photo that you may have already seen. This week’s Washed Up Wednesday is of Dennis Enarson and his ride cover. This photo made for one of the best Ride covers ever in my opinion and was shot by Ride photographer extraordinaire, Ryan Fudger, while on a Haro Bikes trip in Japan. Be sure to keep an eye our for the clip in Markit’s upcoming DVD, Markit ZERO.
Dillsy and BIZ met up the other day at Heath Pinter’s house for a quick trail session. Although this time Biz kept the bike on the rack and pulled out the camera instead. Dillsy is always on point at the trails and since BIZ is quite handy with a camera, the two came away from the session with a couple of rad photos for you guys to check out. Click on the post to have a look at the other two photos these two came away with from the session.
BMXunion has an awesome article about our boy Hucker and his worldly travels the last few years. If you don’t already know, Hucker travels the world almost year round and is always up to something wild. Weather its Helicopters in New Zealand or riding jetskis naked in France, Hucker is a free spirit and makes himself at home wherever he is. So make sure to click over to BMXunion and check out this awesome Through The Lens feature with Mike Hucker Clark. Photos and article by Jeremy Pavia.
If you’ve seen Demolition last full length DVD, Last Chance, then you may remember this huge gap that Dennis tailwhipped for his section in the video. We made a poster of this whip using a single shot photo from another angle but I also set up this camera for a sequence and had Rob Wise man the shutter. No matter what angle you look at this things it’s huge but I always thought this was a pretty cool perspective and because it never ended up getting used for anything why not post it online for you guys to take a look at?! Better late than never…
The other day while shooting Kris Fox’s bike check, we also shot this rad drifting no hander into the back quarter. Keep in mind he was pedaling 100 miles an hour as usual at the jump and then pedaled as fast as he can right after he landed towards the hip. I don’t know if he drinks all these energy drinks or not but he must be hopped up on something with all that energy of his. Watching Kris ride is seriously amazing, I’ve never seen someone go so damn fast! After the jump is Kris’ new SE Gaudium bike video also. There you can see he goes big, fast and all with amazing style. Click image to go BIG!
Connor and I shot this photo last year during an awesome backyard session and our friend Brian’s house in the easy bay of San Francisco. We originally shot this photo to be a part of an ID that Connor and I were working on but somehow the project fell through the cracks and never came to be. But the photos we shot still exist and here is one of the ones I like most. I love the vibe that backyard ramps have, the way they are just barely fit into the extra space in someone’s life and then are able to provide so much enjoyment, there’s definitely nothing quite like a backyard ramp.