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!
We are stoked to announce that Ken Saito is the newest addition to our International Team. Ken is a young shredder from Japan that we’re sure you will be getting much more familiar with in the future. He has been on the mend from a pretty serious injury most of the year but our distributor Motocross International was able to put together a quick interview, some photos of Ken’s bike, and a couple awesome pre-injury riding shots. Check it out after the jump! Photos by: Y. Ogawa. View Gallery
Connor Lodes made the announcement a few weeks back that he was parting ways with his long time frame sponsor, Premium Products, to “… move on to bigger and better things!”
Well here it is, looks like Connor is the newest addiction to the Kink Pro Team! We know Connor is super stoked on this, we are stoked for him, and we can’t wait to see what all comes from this. Connor met up with RideBMX’s Ryan Fudger and the two whipped up this bike check real quick to break the news, hit this link to head over to RIDE and check out the full check. Congrats Connor!
Hucker and the boys head to England for the season finale of Red Bull Raditudes for more good times. Watch as Hucker, Anthony, and Bohan kill it at the Decoy Jam, with Hucker taking top honors, and also keep a look out for some guest clips of Kris Fox. Stoked to see what is in store for next season!
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.
When you get 2 badass’ to do a web video like Chad Osburn and our very own Chris Doyle, you know you’re going to get some incredible riding. Not only does this new KINK video have a chock full of big gaps, air and gnarly tricks, they both pedal the fuck out of their bikes at each trick. Watch now!!
Dreamline 2014 is all wrapped and in the books…. And from the looks of it the organizers completely outdid themselves in putting together one of, if not the best dirt comp of the year. Dennis, Hucker and Doyle all made the finals and all made top 10 and all did completely insane runs to get them there. Check out the madness here and then head over to RideBMX to check out an awesome photo gallery from finals along with the rest of the coverage from Red Bull’s Dreamline 2014.
If you’ve been looking at the RIDEbmx Nora Cup award nominees, you’ll notice that Dennis Enarson has been up for almost all of them; Reader Choice, Video Part, Street Rider and Ramp Rider. Think that’s almost every damn category except for Flatland? To even get mentioned in these let alone getting nominated is a huge feat all on its own. Seeing Dennis grow firsthand over the years and how much he’s accomplished and has done has been pretty awesome to say the least. Photo by Ryan Scott
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.
The dudes at RIDEbmx just put up this rad edit from Dreamline practice. This years Red Bull Dreamline contest is on a whole nother level of dirt jumping. Our guys, Enarson, Doyle, and Hucker are all in this edit having a good time and blasting the big jumps. Can’t wait to see what they pull out for the actual contest!