Christian is easily one of the most active dudes in BMX, if he’s not riding he’s filming and if he’s not filming he’s shooting photos, and if he’s not riding, filming or shooting he’s looking for spots! So it’s not all the often that I get the chance to link up and ride some street with him and this last week we actually got to meet up twice for a sesh. Each time we had a blast hanging out riding some local spots and when the opportunity arose, we shot some photos too. And if you know Christian, anything he’s doing on his bike is rad and deserves a look to see what he’s up to. So click on the link and see what went down during two afternoon sessions with Christian Rigal.
Unlike the title might insinuate, Russ Barone was not unseen in 2014. He was though in fact featured in Rob Dolecki’s 2014 Unseen Photo Gallery featured on DIG. The gallery is full of awesome photo and this wall ride photo of Russ is amongst the sickest in the set! Click on the photo here to check out Russ’ photo BIG and then click on the link to check out the rest of the gallery!
So we’ve posted the edits from the Markit New Years Cash Jam this morning and here are the photos from the day. So just in case you missed something amongst the madness you can see it here in still form. It’s always awesome to see photos to go along with clips so you get that extra chance to look over the craziest moves from the day and see all the details of the trick that makes them so rad. Be sure to click on the post and check out all photos from the crazy shit that went down during the Markit New Years Cash Jam.
Just like Jeff Z’s top 10, Ryan Fudger also made up his own for this rad RIDEbmx gallery. Connor (pictured), Coco and Christian made the cut and they all look amazing. Click here to check out the whole top 10 list.
RIDEbmx just put up Jeff Z’s top 10 photos from 2014 and Ryan “Biz” Jordan (above), Jason Enns, and Tyler Fernengel scored photos in it. Definitely a privilege to be on that list and stoked to see the photos once again. Click top photo of Biz to see it big and click here to read the captions on the behind the scenes of each shot.
Dennis and I were lucky enough to go on a trip to Portugal to film an edit for Nokia phones. The whole edit was filmed with the new Nokia lumia which is pretty crazy. Thanks to Hadrian for having us come out to ride and have an adventure in Portugal. From the views to the spots, Portugal was amazing! We got to ride some skateparks as well as street when we were out there and like you can see in the edit, it was all awesome. Of course Dennis was doing the most insane stuff on a daily basis. Even though I know how good he is he still seems to surprise me with something new all the time. We were out there for 10 days and on the last day Dennis and I both got sick. He got it the worst, we are thinking it was food poisoning from the last place we ate at. The whole trip we had an awesome friend showing us around and taking us to the best places to eat, and of course on the last day he wasn’t there and we got sick as shit. Thanks Hadrian, nuno, and Hugo for showing us around and hanging out and making this trip one that won’t be forgotten! – Ronnie
Click on the post to check out all the behind the scenes photos from their trip and then check out the edit from the trip at the bottom of the post. Heyyooo!
Vital just put up Brandon Means’ 2014 photo recap that features Lodes, Fox and Enarson Hit more to see em all in their glory!
The boys over at Elephant Distribution just sent these leftovers from the Tea & Biscuits 2 trip a few months ago. Click the photo above to view the full gallery featuring Kris Fox, Rob Wise, & Vinnie Mayne. Thanks to Dunk for the photos.
Josh Perry is always on the move and always doing crazy shit on the BMX so we are always stoked to hear from him and what he’s been up to lately. Here is what he had to say. Also, be sure to click on the post to see all of the photos of Josh from the GMG jam.
“How’s it going guys? I hope all is well.
I just wanted to check in and send over some photos from the GMG Trails in Pittsboro, Nc. They held a jam for my buddy Darren Bouldins (@darrenbouldin) birthday.
Nick Digeroloma (@nickdige) got these photos for me from the jam so I thought I’d send them over. I filmed a bunch of clips for my buddy’s video he’s working on for his shirt brand, Pareidolia, as well. I went down to Miami for 3 weeks after thanksgiving for some school shows with my buddy Jared Ward and Joey Scarborough. And then I’m headed to Mass at the end of December for a few months to film for it more and chill with my family there. That’s about it for now, ”
Doyle is no stranger to coping with Pennsylvania winters and keeping the session going on the BMX. Recently he sent us this here update that gives you a bit of insight on how he does just that. Click on the post to see what Doyle does to stay fresh on the BMX and how he keeps his mind right when there’s snow on the ground.
Switch Whip photo at the Wheel Mill Courtesy of Keith Terra.
Menifee Bicycles had a huge anniversary party yesterday and invited the Demolition crew out to partake in the festivities and have a good time with all the locals and shop folks. There was a huge turn out, lots of good food, live music and good times on the BMX. There needs to more parties like this one, too much fun for sure! Click on the post and check out all the photos from the day.
The Stepbrothers are at it again, this time the pair shot a few insanely stylish photos during a recent session out at Woodward West. Above is only one example of the style I’m referring to, be sure to click on the post and check out the two other awesome photos these two produced from the sesh. Keep your eyes peeled for the next Stepbrothers installment coming from Matt Cordova and Nathan Sykes, I’m sure it won’t disappoint.
About a week or so ago we posted the edit from the guys Haro trip out to Malaysia. The trip looked amazing and today Ride just posted another point of view from the trip, this time from the lens of Haro TM, Colin Mackay. There are a ton of rad photos in the gallery featuring Mike Gray, Dennis and Tyler so be sure to click HERE to check it out!
Last Saturday the crew got together over at Secret BMX Shop in Temecula California and had one hell of a Shop Stop session with all the locals that made it out. The were tons of ledges, rails, BMX, and Pizza so there was nothing to get in the way of a good time. We wanted to show the photos from the day a little bit differently this time around so we made a quick slideshow for you guys to check out, enjoy!
The highly trained R&D team over here at Demolition Parts have been working on a new and improved version of Biz’s RotatoR hub and to celebrate the improvements, Biz has been going in on a Promo edit for his signature hub. Here is a GoPro photo of a crazy out rail to thread that Biz has already filmed for the promo and from the this little preview it looks like Biz is putting together one hell of a promo edit. Stay tuned for more from Biz and his new RotatoR hub.
The Wack Pack over here at Demolition Parts would like to wish you another Happy Thanksgiving with you and your Wack Pack.
Everyone’s favorite weird spot finder extraordinaire, Drew Hosselton, has begun working on a new Demolition video project that will highlight all the diverse spots throughout Arizona as well as the fried locals that inhabit said spots… Greg Moliterno will be the man behind the lens for this edit and with the two of them and their love of all things AZ, this edit will not be one to miss. Excited to see this whole thing unfold but in the meantime, click on the post to check out all the photos from their first trip out to Yuma for Drew’s Arizona Love project.
The Crooked World just released a hilarious travelers guide to Australia with Demolition’s very own Australian, Dave Dillewaard. Dave gives you the down and dirty on what to expect when going down unda and makes you laugh in the process. $20 for a six pack, I cannot imagine…
Dave has been in the states now for a few weeks and been shredding parks and foundation spots all over the western half of the country. During one of his sessions he was able to get this sweet GoPro sequence of a big gap wall he did and was kind enough to send it over for our enjoyment! Click on the post to check out this sequence and Dave’s travel guide to Australia, you don’t want to miss it!
Chris Doyle, Aaron Ross and Devon Hutchins went on a cool little road trip from Doyle’s home town of Pittsburgh to the TRA Doublecross contest in Bethlehem. The crew was working on a web edit for their shop sponsor, Empire, and ended up with enough extra photos from the trip that they put together THIS HERE gallery for Dig. Devon’s photos came out super good so be sure to head over to DIG and take a look.
I just got home from Redbull Dreamline in North Carolina and Texas Toast and it was probably the best two weeks of my life. From riding some of the best dirt jumps, hanging with all the homies, to just being on the road and having no worries at all. I got to travel from Dreamline to Texas with Dustin Orem and Drew Bezanson, stopping in Tyler Texas along the way to hang with Morgan Wade and shoot some guns. The amount of ammo, clay pigeons, and tannerite (Google if you don’t know what this is) we burned through was unreal. After going a bit Rambo, we then drove to Austin to meet up with the Haro guys and get stoked for Toast. They rented a house and we just got to hang out, cook dinners, and had a good time, it really made it feel like a team and a family. Both contests were amazing and I couldn’t be more stoked on how I rode, I made finals at both and had the most fun of my life out there. Cheers to everyone who made this trip possible and fun. Here is a little photo journal that I put together from my trip. Until the next one..
The fine photographers at RideBMX magazine just posted an awesome FOCUS photo gallery that features our very own high speed space traveler, Kris Fox, going huge as usual. Head over to Ride and check out the goods and see the photos BIG!
Josh Clemens always has something going, between working, riding, traveling, filming, living, laughing and everything else in between it’s impossible to keep up with it all. So I thought it was a perfect time to catch up with Josh and ask a few quick questions about his year and what else he has got lined up on the horizon. So click on the post and check out A Year with Josh Clemens.
Last week Cordova, Dillsy, Enns and myself went sessoning out in the middle of nowhere and from that day we posted the Session to Nowhere gallery, that I hope most of you enjoyed. But this photo here was just too good to post with the others, the quarter has a half foot of vert and at only four feet tall it is not easily sessioned. So when Jason stepped up to the plate and called out the Canadian we were stoked to see it happened but weren’t sure how it was going to get it done on this beat ass quarter. A few minutes later Jason stabbed into the perfect Canadian, rolled away clean and showed us how it’s done! So for your viewing pleasure we hung onto it for a few days longer so we can post it individually as your new wallpaper. So get stoked, make your computer look sick, and then go build a DIY spot for you and your crew to session!
It’s easy for riders to get caught up in the fog of progression, filming clips, searching for the ultimate spots, competing against the best riders in the world, all to find out just how far they can push their riding and see what’s possible. In that fog it’s so easy to forget the reasons why we got into riding in the first place, and so it’s essential that every once in a while you pump the brakes on life, hook up with some friends, get on the bikes, and just go jump off some shit. So last weekend Enns, Cordova, Dillsy and myself did just that, we didn’t have any clips to film, we didn’t have any spots to scout, we didn’t have a deadline to meet, we just went out into the void and rode. We snapped a few photos of whatever looked cool and incidentally came away with a ton of rad photos from the day! So be sure to take a second, click on the post to check out the photos from our session, get stoked, link up with your fiends, and go jump off some shit!
Oh man what a blast, cool little house, rad crew, great food, and more spots than we knew what to do with. Just a few special ingredients in what made for one of the best trips ever to San Antonio last year. The Markit crew was in the middle of filming for what would be the Nora Cup Video of the Year, Markit Zero. The Demolition crew was in the middle of one of their busiest traveling years to date and so the timing was just right for a super fun, relaxed, yet ridiculously productive trip right in America’s heart land. So please take a minute to sit back, relax, and click through some of our photos from one of the best trips ever and get motivated to get a bunch of your friends together and get tripping to somewhere you’ve never been but always wanted to go! Yewww!
What’s up guys,
The weather is turning here on the east coast and Fall is definitely in full effect. I got a good session in providence the other day, Lee Hopkins snapped this pic of me barring the step down. It’s almost time to move the sessions indoors or to the west coast. So hopefully I’ll be seeing you Californians soon.
Texas Toast is underway and the content has been pouring out of Austin as if it were off a live feed from the contest. The good fellows at RideBMX have been out in full force and already they have posted an awesome photo gallery along with an edit from the day 1 shenanigans from Toast. Day one highlights include Matt Cordova taking home the Cow Bell Challenge win, Doyle cranking crazy tricks out of the Texas Toast Wall, near head on collisions in the street course and more close calls in the Gauntlet of Death. Head over to RideBMX to check out their gallery from Toast that includes this here awesome wall ride turndown from Doyle along with tons of other rad photos from the lens of Jeff Z. Be sure to check out their edit from the day while your at it!
Long Beach is a BMX haven and has been for decades, more than maybe any other city, it has seen generations of BMX come and go and is a place the is full of BMX history and progression. However when your cruising a city like Long Beach with an eccentric rider like Tate Roskelley, you need to look and think about what can be ridden in an entirely different way, and in that way it’s like you are looking at this old place for the very first time. Rob was also with the crew but having hurt himself earlier in the week he, along with the rest of us, took a back seat to watch Tate comb through the back alleys of Long Beach for those setups that allow him to take BMX in his own unique direction. Everything Tate has been hunting for and working on recently will be featured in his part in The Finer Things DVD which is being released by his frame sponsor, Volume Bikes, so be sure to keep and eye out for that, you know you will not be disappointed.
Demolition’s Mormon and ICP ambassadors, Rob Wise and Tate Roskelley, made it out to California this week to hang out with the homies and work on filming projects they’ve been putting together. So we got a crew together and wanted to ride somewhere during the week where we would be hassled very little and ride a whole lot. We decided on the Inland Empire, about eighty miles East of Los Angeles, our ideas were pure but the outcome was not so much. We got kicked out of most everything we tried to ride and we got harassed quite a bit in the process, we did however manage to have a blast regardless of the man shutting us down. By the end of the day though we witnessed Tate get a crazy badass clip, the only one of the day, we got to see Enns arm wrestle a praying mantis, and we witness lots and lots of human feces laying about in the streets of San Bernardino. Tate even made it a point to start collecting human feces photos to later create some kind of shitty collage I imagine. Click on the post to see all the images from our day and stay tuned for more from Rob and Tate’s trip to California.
Recently an awesome request came up to provide a photo that would be made into a Demolition full window print for the Southern California, BMXcentric bike shop, Epic Ride Shop. Since I didn’t have a photo already shot that fit the bill just right I met up with Demolition Style Cat, Kris Fox, to shoot something for the window print. Aussie Demolition rider, Boyd Hilder, was in town with good friend Jason Watts so we all met up to try and search out the perfect spot to shoot this window photo. After cruising around some LA ditches for a while we noticed the influx of homeless complexes that dot the ditch scene and because of that the lack of any boards, carpets, or useful water bridging trash that you might normally find in any urban ditch. So after coming up empty handed in the ditches and it being a weekday we decided to go to familiar territory in the form of Ben Snowden’s backyard ramps. We had a fun resi session, I climbed high up into a treetop perch, we shot a rad photo for the window and the mission was a success. Click on the post to check out all the photos from our day and to also see this huge flair that Boyd is blasting in the photo above.
To say Kris Fox is having an awesome year would be a huge understatement, throw in a couple of overwhelmingly positive descriptive words and a couple of expletives out of excitement and then you might be in the ballpark of describing the kind of year Kris has been having. Between traveling to the far corners of the globe to ride, getting the invite to the biggest contests of the year, to rubbing elbows on trips with the legends of the sport, Kris has been non-stop so when I had the chance to ask his a few questions about all this I jumped on it. Click on the post to check what Kris had to say and while your at it be sure to click through some photos from Kris’ year.
Well not literally actually hanging out with the magazine, not sure if that’s possible. But when you have three veteran Demolition team members, Christian Rigal, Connor Lodes and Ryan BIZ Jordan, linking up with Ride’s Associate Editor, Ryan Fudger, to work on some stuff for the mag you get excited! And believe me the day did not disappoint! It always amazing me the setups these guys find on the streets and the things they’re able to make happen on them. But because I don’t want to spoil what they were up to in hopes that we will soon be seeing everything print, I kept behind the scenes and shot photos of the guys hanging out between clips, which with this crew is hardly a dull moment. check out our photos from the day and then go get one more session in before the weekend ends!
The Pala Band of Mission Indians had the brilliant idea of building a badass skatepark on their land and giving BMXers a few sessions a week to enjoy it. Matt Cordova and Nathan Sykes take advantage of Pala’s good decisions and made the trek south to visits the Rez and take part in some high air activities. And to our enjoyment Nathan shot this ridiculously perfect tuck no hander of Matt out of one of the more technical pocket quarters in the park. Check out this photo big and save it as your new wallpaper!
Phoenix’s BMX creativity ambassador, Drew Hosselton, is right in the midst of an overseas adventure and sent in this update talking a bit about his trip so far. Always good to see what Drew is getting into. Be sure to click on the post and check out a few of Drew’s photos from his trip and big thanks to Bertie Buck for shooting this sick pocket wall-ride photo of our boy blue during his trip, you know I meant our boy Drew!
“After the Volume/Demolition Tea and Biscuits Tour wrapped up a week or two ago, I stayed behind in England for a couple extra weeks to travel around with some friends I knew over here. I pretty much went from the bus we had for the tour straight into my buddy Ben’s car and headed towards Amsterdam. We ended up staying in some urban campground which sounded kind of sketchy initially but ended up being pretty sweet. It was super cheap, clean, and had all the essentials including good internet. After being on a riding trip for nearly two weeks, chilling was top priority so we hit up a number of Amsterdam’s finest coffee shops and really soaked in the “culture” if you know what I mean. We did get out of the coffee shop haze from time to time and got some riding in. We stumbled across a really cool vert ramp under a bridge and it ended up being one of the funnest sessions I have had so far, just pumping around on some old ass vert ramp. After Amsterdam I went back to Bournemouth, UK to chill with some friends. It was a solid week, pretty much just chilled, rode a bit, and got a sick new tattoo! I arrived in London yesterday, out of gas and out of cash I get to chill out and explore the city for a couple of days before its time to head back to the armpit of the US that is Arizona.” – DH
The new DIG site just launched and it is lookin better than ever. Couldn’t be more stoked to have more options in BMX media and actually have some original content online. Vince Perraud travelled to California earlier this year to get some amazing shots for the new DIG site and saw these two of Dennis and Christian while he was in SD. Click more to see the Dennis shot.
“Earlier this year I travelled to California with Matthias Dandois and Maxime Charveron, as part of French mobile phone provider Sosh’s ‘Couchriding’ trip. With a massive crew of two riders, two skaters, one snowboarder, two photographers, three filmers, assistants and journalists, it was hardly your typical BMX trip, but it turned out to be an insane experience. Here’s a selection of mostly unseen rider related shots from what turned into an epic photographic journey.” – Vince Perraud
If you haven’t already seen Tyler’s Welcome To Markit edit with this clip, you’re missing out. His edit has got to be the craziest thing I’ve seen in a long ass time. There’s too many insane things done in there to name just one. It’s over 7m of insanity! If this photo featured in the latest RIDEbmx isn’t the ultimate test of our Demolition axles, I don’t know what is. Photo by Chris Martinez.
Ronnie and Mike are out at Woodward East this year holding it down for Demolition Parts at the Mongoose Jam 2014. Ronnie practically lives at Woodward and it shows in Ride’s edits from the comp, they got Ronnie doing ridiculous transfers and lines that no one else is even looking at. Mike Gray on the other hand keeps every one guessing with technical street combos and bangers that most riders have never seen in videos let alone in person! Here are a couple of photos of the guys that Rob Dolecki shot for Ride during the comp. Be sure to check out both of these photos big after the jump and then click on this LINK to check out more of Ride’s coverage from the Mongoose Jam 2014.
The Van Doren Inventational bowl contest is going on as we speak and the Demo crew is holding it down in HB in a huge way! So stoked to see everyone out there murdering it! Be sure to check it out live on Vans Live Webcast. Dennis Enarson pocket air photo by RIDEbmx
The 2nd Annual Bangers and Mash Jam took place this past weekend at the Stay Stong compound and we had a handful of the Demolition family on hand shredding. RideBMX just posted a gallery from the day with tons of amazing shots by the man Jeff Z. Above is our new recruit Matt Cordova, going completely backwards in a nac-nac… INSANE! Check out the full gallery HERE.
Everyone’s favorite viking, Ronnie Napolitan, just sent in this update about what he has been up to recently out at Woodward east and what he’s got coming down the line. He also included a few awesome photos to spice things up, click on the post to check out all the goods from Ronnie’s update.
“What’s up everyone! Hope you guys are all out killing it. Been riding and helping out in the Woodward coffee shop lately. If any one is coming out to Woodward this summer I’ll be in there for another week helping them out. Come get some FRAPPS! Haha here are some photos from camp this year. It’s been awesome riding with all the kids and helping them learn some new stuff. Coming out to the VANS bowl comp in Huntington Beach at the end of the month, so see you guys there!” — Ronnie
The start of our BIG VLM X Demolition Japan trip, Dennis came up with a rad idea to him shoot some b-roll photos/ behind the scenes. Since he’s been messing with his film camera for some time now and was honestly curious of what Dennis sees with his eyes, we just couldn’t resist. After the jump is a slew of photos shot by Dennis while on the road in Japan. Click top photo or view more to see the whole gallery.
p.s. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the whole Japan edit here.
It’s crazy to think that we are coming up on a year from when we did our Mountain Mission trip to the heart of Colorado. I got to thinking about the trip and how rad it was, crazy skateparks, crazier locals, daily afternoon thunderstorms, the occasional road rage event, the Mountain Mission was staked with good times. One day we crusied through Colorado Springs to visit Pedal ACTION and did some sight seeing and people watching around town. Aboy took advantage of the spot searching and people watching all in one sick fence ride and came through with this sick here photo. Click on the post and check the photo out big, save it as your desktop wallpaper, and then afterward check out the edit from the trip HERE. Thank you Colorado for all the awesome memories!
We just got in our new 2014 summer t-shirts and figured what better way to show off our new shirts other than a with a good crew with some summer activities; beer, ping pong, riding, barbecuing, and shooting photos in the back of the warehouse. Check em all out in the flipbook and either hit up your local Demolition dealer or go to our online store to purchase. Thanks to Biz, Enns, Clemens and Fox for stopping by and modeling for Joey.
Matt Cordova is one of those riders that when you see him ride you become a fan, no matter what kind of riding you’re into, the second you see him roast a double or a quarter and do whatever trick he wants bigger and steezier than anyone else you instantly become a Matt Cordova convert. Needless to say we here at Demolition are all huge Matt Cordova fans and are beyond stoked to have him part of the family! Welcome to the team Matt!!!
I know I’m late to the party on this but just saw Tyler has up a Welcome To Markit photo gallery by Chris Martinez up on the Markit blog. This t-bog photo is absolutely mind bottling!! If you haven’t seen his Markit Welcome edit yet for some very odd reason, check it out HERE>>.
We just got our all new print posters (24″X18″) with 2 of the best photos we’ve been sitting on all year; One with Aaron Smith doing a very photogenic whip in an LA ditch and the other with Rob Wise doing a huge turndown rail gap into a wedge. Both shot by our very own Joey Cobbs too! We also got the bigger 36″X24″ Demolition logo posters in stock. All 3 are currently up on our online store and should be available at your Demolition dealer very soon. Click image to go big.
Well that’s that! The last two days of the Volume Bikes and Demolition Parts Japan Tour is in the books and the trip was a huge success! We got to cruse around at awesome skateparks, trails and street spots throughout Japan and got to me countless people along the way that we will never forget. To say we are beyond stoked and would love to come back one day is a huge understatement!
We started off Friday by heading out to Bike Shop Rag to hang out with the locals and check out the new shop, that place is clean and is worth the visit next time you swing by Osaka. From there we took a walk around a local temple, fed some fish and looked at turtles. After all that love, nature, and hippie-ness we headed to a local indoor/outdoor skatepark where we ended the day with an awesome session and a parts raffle.
Saturday was the day the crew headed back to the states so we didn’t have munch expectations for the day, but to our surprise there was a local trail jam going down that happened to be on super photogenic harbor. The trails weren’t huge but there were tons of lines and the guys had the best time getting a session in before their flight home. The trip couldn’t have ended any better. Be sure to click on the post and check out all the photos from our last two days in Japan!!!!!
Checking in once again from #VLMDemoJapanTour, this time from the city of Osaka! First impressions of Osaka in one word, WILD. Right when we got into town we went for a pedal through an indoor market place that was like pedaling into a old world, heaps of cool things we’ve never seen at business in this place. Then after a quick left turn we ended up in the red light district of Osaka which had ladies of the evening being displayed like mannequins for all to see and shop through, if that is your thing. We were all pretty sketched out by that scene so we kept pedaling and found some awesome street setups along they way. The following day we visited a new shop that had the best mini ramp ever right in the middle of the shop! The guys had no problems shredding that place to pieces. There was even a local shredder on an 18 inch that was cranking lookbacks tail whips and barspins at height. After the session ended we pedaled over to CLAN bike shop where we got to meet even more cool locals, then we all went to dinner at the shop owners friend’s restaurant where we partied the night away before crashing out before dawn. Be sure to check back tomorrow for our final update from #VLMDemoJapanTour
Heyyooooo!! So it has been a couple of days since out last update here in Japan. Last you heard from us we had spent our last day in Tokyo riding restricted skateparks and some of the most unbelievable street we have ever seen. Day 5 had us on the road to Nagoya, but about half way through the trek we stopped off in the middle of the woods at the YBP trails for a quick trail session. Unfortunately not everything was quite dialed in yet so we spent most the time watching Kris Fox rip up the giant BMX track that the locals had built along side the trails. Watching Kris do what he does best is a treat for anyone lucky enough to witness him race through rhythms and hit big doubles. After the YBP visit we made it do Nagoya and FiveStar bike shop, one of the raddest rider owned shops in Japan. From there we pushed north up to Toyama, visited TooLate Bike shop, rode Toyama skate plaza and ended the day riding around downtown Toyama until the rains came and sent us all inside for the night. Tons of good riding, good people, and great times. Check back tomorrow for more from our #VLMDemoJapanTour
Day Three here in Japan and the good times just keep on coming. The day started off at BMX RIO were we got to meet cool locals and at the same time avoid getting run over by the bicycle highway that passed right by the front door. The Japanese take the bicycle commuting seriously and do not slow down just because there are a bunch of Americans in the way, now matter if they are old or young, man or woman, they are coming through hot and are not waiting for you to see them! Whats funny too, is that the whole time they never show any kind of fear or expression when there is a close call, just business as usual hauling ass on the sidewalks of Tokyo. Anyways, after BMX Rio, we headed over to another rad rider owned shop, Flourish BMX. Flourish is owned by Volume and Demolition rider, Akira Sakata, so it was rad to get to meet him and see what his shop and the scene are all about. From that point we headed over to a local skatepark and sessioned with everyone until sundown when we all mode a trek on foot to a local Ramen Restaurant. None of us on the trip had ever eaten authentic Japanese ramen before and it’s safe to say that we are all HOOKED! Be sure to check back soon for our next update from #VLMDemoJapanTour
We have arrived in Japan! Well, we got in about 48 hours ago but it has been a blur of the senses since we arrived. There is just so much to see, touch, smell, and trip out on here in Japan that there is simply never a dull moment and we have no idea what we will get into or find next. Our first day here we got our bikes built, visited an amazing shop, fought jet lag and basically got our bearings in Tokyo. Day two had us riding plenty, first at an outdoor park and then at an indoor park later in the day, both parks were a little slow going but the crew made the best of them and had a blast shredding with the locals and trying to communicate by any means necessary. Be sure to click on the post and check out the gallery from our first 48 in Japan.
Check back in a couple of days to see our next update from #VLMdemoJapanTour
DIG just put up this crazy backwards 60/40 ender from Rob Wise’s Killjoy section that turned a lot of heads. This same pic was in DIG 86 and was shot by none other than Rob Dolecki. Check out the vid again HERE>>
This shot by Cooper Brownlee of Dave was one of the many sick shots he has in his edit. If you haven’t seen Dave’s recent Back Home edit, check it out here >>. Click to go BIG.
Connor Lodes just sent over this stylish hop pic that he shot of Christian from the other day, and we just couldn’t resist but to make it into a desktop wallpaper. Click image to view BIG!
Our good friends over at Markit Denim put up a rad little gallery yesterday of photos shot throughout the filming of Dennis’ Rig Line edit. Head over to MARKIT DENIM and check out amazing photos like this fake whip down a four stair and then when your through checking those out, click on this LINK and watch Dennis’ edit again because it is simply too good not to.
They guys at Markit Denim are at it again with their Unseen Markit Zero photos feature, this time with Demolition’s Connor Lodes. The above wall ride was featured in Connor’s Dig Mag Interview so it’s not exactly “unseen” but it’s still kick ass! Check out the gallery HERE.
There is a rad Gallery of Dennis, Connor and friends at the F.O.D. trails the guys over at Markit the other day. If you haven’t already seen it be sure to click on the link HERE and check it out.
Also while your over the be sure to check out the new Rob Wise unseen Markit Zero photos that they just posted this morning. Those guys are killing it over there!
Since there were so many rad photos of the guys posted in the team page update last week, we just can’t help but make them into wallpapers so that your computer’s desktop is up to date with the freshest riding photos out there. Today’s wallpaper is brought to you by none other than New Hampshire’s finest juicer, Aaron “Aboy” Smith. We found this amazing spot on our Colorado trip last year, the spot looked incredible for photos but was tricky to get a real line at in order to make it happen. No one else wanted to give it a go because of the awkward run up but Aaron got it figured out and rode over the door a few times in order to get the photo just right. Click on in to check it out big and then give it a download to freshen up your desktop!
Hucker has a rad feature that just popped up on the Red Bull Bike blog where he and Demarcus Paul, a mellow street shredder out of SD, are asked the same questions to see where the differ, where they are alike and where they aren’t even in the same ballpark! This is a pretty rad feature so make sure to head over to the Red Bull Bike Blog by clicking here and check it out.