Want a chance to win a crispy new pair of Ronnie Naplolitan’s Combat Bars?
Well here you go!!!
1. Join @RonnieNapolitan and @DemolitionParts on Instagram
2. Post a photo collage or InstaVid of you riding dirt, street & park (must feature all 3)
3. Hashtag the post #RideEverythingDEMO to enter
4. All entries must be posted by January 18
*Winner will be announced on the 19th
First place wins Combat bars, Second place wins a Markit pivotal seat and Third place wins a tee shirt.
Don’t have dirt or street or a park near you?
Get creative, make a ramp, Set something up and grind it, shape some dirt into something and ride it.
We love creativity and will be watching for it!
Our distributor in the UK, Elephant Distribution, has been making some big moves lately and doing a lot good things across the pond. Last Sunday they fully took advantage of the first dry day they had seen in weeks by building a box jump at their headquarters and inviting a bunch of friends over to ride and enjoy some hotdogs. Things like this are what we love about BMX. Be sure to keep an eye out next week as we are kicking off our Demolition UK Week. We’ll be announcing our new UK Team, dropping official Welcome Edits, and more. Huge thanks to Steve and Russell at Elephant for sending over the photos. Click the photo above to see the rest of the gallery from Elephant’s Supermans For Hotdogs and go like Elephant Distribution on Facebook.
Kicking off 2014 BIG we’ve decided to re-post our latest trip edit stacked with a big crew, big trails, big air, and in the middle of BIG country, the great NorthWest. To try and make this trip happen in October may not have been the smartest mover ever, but with the crazy traveling schedules of Chris Doyle, Hucker, Rob Wise, Ronnie Napolitan, Dave Dillewaard and Kris Fox you can find yourself waiting for years for the perfect time to take a trip like this. So we “Threw Caution to the Wind” and embarked on this seemingly doomed trip anyway. After a soggy start the weather got on our side and we were able to session four amazing trails from Seattle all the way down south to Sacramento and the result of it all is this awesome edit put together by the man, Mike Mastroni. Keep an eye out for edit #2 from this awesome trip which should be dropping soon. Also be sure to check out the article from the trip in issue 197 of RideBMX!
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!
This photo can be seen in Dennis’ rider of the year interview featured in DIG issue 97 and the clip can be seen in MarkitZERO!
We put this same trick of Christian up as an Insta Vid yesterday and didn’t even know Christian also took a pic of it till this morning when he sent over this gem. I for one always loved this trick when guys like Christian do it so fast that they get fully sideways throughout the curve. Click image to go big or right click image to save to your desktop. Pic Greg Micklas
If you wanted to get your hands on the latest DIG with Dennis Enarson’s Rider of the Year interview but can’t find it, look no further. They just put up the full interview and amazing pics on their site. Click here to check it out, you definitely won’t be disappointed. Pic by J.Cobbs
Our Japanese rider Akira Sakata and the FlourishBMX crew is back again with another awesome edit. Be sure to check out their Christmas Special above and head over to their webstore to support a rider owned shop! Filmed by Umihiko Asano and Akira Sakata.
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.
Living the life. Posted by VitalBMX