Well this is scary. I just got word via Twitter that Brian Histand has been missing for over a week. It seems like people are just now starting to talk about it online, all I was able to find was this post on the ReBuild Bloom Skatepark Facebook page:
“Brian Histand was last seen Tuesday may 14th he lives in the glendale peoria area. He has a white station wagon with bmx stickers on the back and may also be seen with a bmx bike. We are very worried about him. If you see him please contact the police!! EVERYONE OUT THERE PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT!!”
This is part of a new series that we’re doing on TCU that we’re calling “Glimpse”. Basically when there’s something particularly exciting or inspiring going on in the BMX world and this is our way of sharing them with you.
So here’s a glimpse (get it) into Brian Kachinsky’s recently re-located Bakery park in Chicago. Instead of focusing on the riding, this focuses on Brian and what made him want to open a private park in a pretty expensive part of Chicago. Hope you guys enjoy it, thanks a ton to Tony Malouf for making it happen.
A good sized percentage of the Dans team were on hand for the Dub jam in Barcelona this past weekend and Stew Johnson put together this edit from the festivities. Most notably (for me), Stevie does a hop switch whip from the pegs. Their description:
“Van Homan, Trey Jones, Devon Smillie and Stevie Churchill all attended the 2013 DUB Street Jam in Barcelona, Spain. Join the crew as they cruise around Barcelona and hit up the spots. Filmed and edited by Stew Johnson for Dan’s Comp. Dan’s Comp full length DVD in the works, look for it in 2013.”
I’ve got Nate Richter doing some TCU Behind The Scenes edits. Yesterday he went to MLK and got a few lines done with Morgan Long and our friends Adam Sanderson, Brad Word and John Noun. Then he went and filmed Morgan while he shot a wallride photo with Wes McGrath and some dude freaked out and it was funny.
Any thoughts or opinions on this video, feel free to leave them in the comments.
Technically Sean already did a How To, but that was before we switched to HD so we figured we’d have him do another one. If you’ve ever wanted to learn nose bonk 180s, Sean can help, and if you’ve ever wanted to do a How To while simultaneously melting into the chair that you’re sitting in, he can help with that too. Mike Mastroni put this together.
Red Bull has a pretty cool contest going where you could win entry into the X Games next year. Here’s Mark Burnett’s entry. I consider Mark a friend of TCU so I’m going to have to suggest that you all watch this, like it on YouTube and leave some comments expressing how good it is. Because if you fail to do so they’ll probably select some herb and that would be bad. If anyone else wants their entry posted, send that shit in and we’ll have a look.
Wow this is awesome. I got to know Matt a lot better on that Diamondback trip and got to see him kill it on that trip, but there’s some stuff in here that I wasn’t expecting namely an insane clip on the banger spot from DGAF Dan’s exclusive that we premiered last week. Nicely done Matty.
Chance Brejnakowski sent over this video of his buddy Boyd Hilder killing it. He’s got a lot of good stuff in here but towards the end there are some crazy jumping tricks including a perfect truckdriver to downside whip.
The term “underrated” gets thrown around in BMX a lot but DGAF Dan is one dude that I can say deserves more attention than he gets based on how damn good he is. He can kill everything from street to trails and he makes everything he does look pretty damn nice. His sponsor, Index Ink hit us up about this exclusive and I figured something like this might help him ditch that “underrated” tag finally. Oh and the fact that he does gigantic backwards rails doesn’t hurt either.
Some good riding in here. The editing and music ruin it though. Here’s the description:
“Check out the first episode of Red Bull Design Quest, a web miniseries featuring BMX athletes Simone Barraco, Matthias Dandois, Stefan Lantschner, and Anthony Perrin as they travel throughout Italy in search of the best cities to ride. In Episode 1, they venture to Torino for some rooftop and street sessions. “