INTERESTING NEWS. Connor Lodes is off Premium. Read this press release closely and try to discern what Connor might have in the bag:
“As of today I am no longer riding for Premium!!! I can’t thank ten enough for everything they have done for me!! They sent me around the world and taught me how to be a pro!! I am so grateful for that!! Now it’s time to move on to bigger and better things! Thanks for everything guys!!”
We’ve already posted a few of the best sections from the Chocolate Truck DVD (including Brendon Reith and Matt Miller’s sections) but today we’ve got the intro for you. If you are a lyrical gangster, click play, if you aren’t, click play anyway.
Vital’s Game Of BIKE is going down this weekend. Why do we care? Because it’s just 2 miles away from the OSS store in sunny Downtown LA! If you’re bothering to make the trek out to witness the Game Of BIKE, we are the nearest BMX shop. So if you break your chain, get a flat or just want to pick up some parts from any of the great brands we cover, head on over to 127 e 5th st and say hi.
Anyone who has seen Calvin Kosovich ride, either in one of his web videos or in real life, has probably come to the conclusion that he is out of his mind. Here’s a 5 minute video part that he has spent the last 2 years filming.
Today I’m happy to premiere a dope new exclusive from Zach Rogers courtesy of his sponsor, Profile. Zach has been killing it for years and has been through a couple of sponsor changes but he’s representing for Profile and FBM now and still killing it all throughout the Carolinas.
“A collection of random footage filmed around NC and SC during the fall of 2013/spring of 2014.
Filmed by my main dude Phil Jones.
Additional filming by Logan Derberry, Karl Poynter, Johnny Devlin.
Edited by Lunchmeat Executive Logan Derberry.
Thanks to Profile Racings and FBM Bike Co.
Shoutout to Matt Coplon, Steve Crandall, and Leigh Ramsdell for all the opportunities.”
Here’s one for the kids: a new edition of Calling The Shots featuring a bunch of doe-eyed park kids doing tricks all over Rampworx.
“At Rampworx we believe in a few things; some of these things are have fun and making each other learn tricks no matter what happens. When it comes to BMX in 2014 its all about progression.
Progression is defined by learning and improving; where is the fun in that…? Well, our locals have been killing it since 1997 and we felt like it was time to show you. We asked you on our social media channels what BMX tricks you wanted to see our riders do and on what ramp. Despite some farfetched request we have managed to cherry pick the finest requests and create this video featuring: Phil Larkin, Ben Carragher, Owen Page, Curtis Taylor, Mike Hullock, Alex Nener, Jamie Ricketts and Gary Spencer.
These are only a hand full of our locals and you can expect many more of these videos in the near future show casing more riders, tricks, Stylish and us just having a laugh in our plywood playground.
Filmed and Edited by Keith Melia
Song: Alphabet Pony – Mind Games
For more about us, video and our shop you can click the links below. Don’t Forget Who You Are!”
We had Steven Robert cover New England Jam Chowder this year for us. Just like last year, a ton of awesome riders came through but most notably, Mark Burnett and Jake Seeley stole the show. Shout out to Chuck, The Daily Grind and everyone else who was involved in making this happen.
Seth Bernard (nose manual to candy bar)
Damn, this kid is good and he pulls everything super clean. I’m not sure how many riders have come out of Siberia but it’s hard to imagine that there are many better than Max here. Check this shit out. Thanks to Proper for sending it through.
“Max Chuprina is an enigma. He lives in the middle of Siberia (Krasnoyarsk – look it up) and it seems there isn’t too much to ride there besides one big indoor skatepark. Max hasn’t let that stand in his way. This August he traveled to Moscow and the UK stacking footage. These are the clips he filmed at various plazas along the way. The UK street clips from our #inbetweendays tour are still to come.
Filmed by Nataly Bystrova, Andrew Polukarov, and Jamie Cameron
Music: Astral Booze – Purple Hill Witch
Max is sponsored by Proper Bike Co and Raen shop”
All I have to say to get you to watch this trailer for some Russian DVD that I’ve never heard of is that you get to see a guy do a footplant tailwhip where he SMASHES THE FILMER IN THE HEAD WITH HIS BACK WHEEL. I wish it was a couple seconds longer so I could make a Vine out of it. There are a bunch of other wacky clips in here as well, watch this now.
This week we’ve got 2 Nasty Mondayz for you. The first features my buddy Terrell Middlebrooks with one of the worst leg breaks ever, the second features a kid breaking his frame while every kid at the trails freaks out. The first one is hard to watch and the second is quite the opposite.
Kevin Peraza has an interview in the newest issue of Ride. This is a video that was filmed while he was taking the photos for that feature. He mostly rides an indoor park and a cement ditch but at the end he does some pretty crazy street tricks including a big decade down stairs and a truck over a rail.
One video that dropped this month and which didn’t really get the attention it deserved, was Phil Jones new video. Phil is one of the most creative riders out and he serves up more than a couple ridiculous tricks in here. Just to name off a few that I appreciated which don’t really make much sense without seeing them:
- the manual to sprocket chunk to over in a line
- the rail hop to peg smash at 1:36
- that rollover at 2:20
- the massive drop in at 2:53
- the sideways flat rail ride to rail at 2:58
Anyway, yeah, just watch this, it’s a keeper. Shout out to Phil for letting us re-up this, if you’ve got anything you want to premiere on the TCU YouTube, don’t ever be scared to hit us up, submissions AT thecomeup.com.
A few weeks ago I appeared on Cory Nastazio‘s radio show, The Nasty Show. They just sent me the file so that I could put it up on YouTube. I’m not going to attempt to chronicle the things we talked about, so give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments.
Bad news: the TCU iPhone app isn’t working on iOS 8. So if you haven’t upgraded your phone yet, don’t. If you do, you’re going to have to wait for approximately a month while the app is being re-built. I know this sucks but I assure you that our mobile site isn’t too bad either. We’ve got our developer hard at work on getting it fixed and it’ll have a few new bells and whistles too. As always, thanks for all the support.
Scott Ditchburn is an interesting guy. About a year ago he made the decision to move far away from England all the way to Texas to live with his girlfriend. That hasn’t kept him from riding of course, but it has limited the number of media professionals that he is able to work with. No matter. He had a few friends volunteer their bro cam skills and then Scott handled the editing on his own for this skatepark banger. Enjoy and follow @ditchburn420 on Instagram.
Did you ever think you’d see an FBM web video edited to a Riff Raff song? Me neither. Their Colombian rider, Esteban Bustamante kills it in this new web video though, he’s definitely figured out this whole crankslide thing and even throws a whip out of one.