We all know Matt Cordova can boost any transition in his way and can throw down some of the most stylish tricks, so we thought it would be rad to have Matt talk about how he does what he does to possibly help you guys out too. Read below on Matt’s tips on what to do or what to look out for, and hopefully you’ll see yourself going higher and stretching your tricks out longer.
1. Pick a quarter and a trick you are comfortable with. Pump into the bottom of the transition, feel the coping pop with both tires, and lean back. If I’m trying to go higher I try to just lean back and pull a little harder.
2. When you get in the air you will kinda just feel if you’re nose diving or tail diving. So just make sure it feels good when you come off and you’ll be styling.
3. Start your trick right before you reach your peak. So when you are peaked in the air, your trick is at full extension. That way you will also have enough time to come out of the trick before landing back in the quarter.
Now go turn up the speed and let her rip!- Matt Cordova
The dates for our 2014 Summer Tour, Tea & Biscuits 2: The Re-Fill, have been announced! The good folks at Elephant Distribution will be taking Kris Fox, Rob Wise, Connor Lodes, Drew Hosselton, and some of the Volume team on a tour around the UK. The fun begins at the end of the month, so click the photo above to see all of the dates and don’t miss out on your local stop!
We just got in our all new Demolition Machete tires in stock! You might be asking yourself what’s so different with them? We moved manufacturers with our mold for an all new and improved tire. And since we moved manufacturers we decided to make it into a 2.4 as well.
New Machete specs include:
- Select Ultra is our all new dual density compound that is 20% stronger, and more durable over a longer period of time to prevent rubber hardness or cracks.
- Stronger nylon cord plies to form the body of the tire
- New 4 cord wire bead steel cables to create a stronger backbone of the tire. Click more to see/ read more.
Don’t forget our big contest, #StreetJumpComp is still going on for you guys to potentially win Rob Wise’s Elite forks for our top 3 picks. Above is Connor Lodes getting a very large hop whip down a hefty 6 stair set.
What: All tricks must be on street and while bunnyhopping (i.e. straight bunnyhop, gap, drop, etc.). Tricks off a jump or launch ramp will not count.
How: Enter all photos on either Facebook or Instagram and hashtag #streetjumpcomp. All entries must also follow @demolitionparts and @rawbwise to be eligible to win.
What You Can Win: Our top 3 picks will win Rob’s Elite forks in either flat black or chrome.
When: July 28th – Aug 15th
With these 3, you know it’s gonna be good. Sit back and hit play and learn from the best. And as Mike would say, “gee willikers!” Filmed and edited Sean Zaidi
Oh man!! Dennis qualified first and Fox, Cordova and Fernengel all made finals!! Can’t wait to see how this wraps up. Video Credit: Krejmas for RideBMX.
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 Demolition Crew is holding it down in a big way at this year’s Vans US Open. Hucker Clark, Dennis Enarson, Kris Fox, Ronnie Napolitan, Tyler Fernengel, Matt Cordova are all riding in the contest this weekend and by the looks of this first practice edit that RIDE just put out, the guys are having a total blast out there shredding the bowl on the beach!
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.
When I think of Sheep Hills, I think of SNAP magazine, Barspinner Ryan, S&M guys, Sean Butler and many other local SoCal riders that used to ride/ dig there daily. It’s famous “moon dust” dirt, and local legends made it a hot spot for pros and inspiring pros at the time. It was one of the few dirt spots that’s open to the public, and where you can go and see half a dozen pros riding together or shooting photos. Many years later, the old guys got older and went less and less and the new breed of HB locals took over. When you think of Sheep Hills today, you’ll definitely see Kris Fox and Hucker’s name in the lineup. We thought we’d get the skinny with Hucker and Kris with having Sheep Hills in their backyard and everything else in-between. Read the whole interview and check the photo gallery after the jump. View Gallery