There’s a new reality show dropping in approximately a month that features, amongst others, Gabe Brooks. The show is called Welcome To Fairfax and here’s the description:
“On Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, a new generation of musicians, fashion designers, and entrepreneurs are at the leading edge of street culture’s massive global rise. The four-block stretch at the heart of this creative nexus has long been home to streetwear brands that are so exclusive, shoppers will camp out for days just for the opportunity to buy a one of a kind t-shirt, pair of sneakers or piece of new gear. The scene has also given rise to some of the most cutting edge rap icons while attracting some of hip-hop’s biggest stars. Now, the next generation of tastemakers are coming up on “The Block” like the emerging culture brand Just Be Cool at YOUth and the on-the-cusp underground hip-hop group, The Chill Black Guys (CBG). From all over the country, Fairfax draws a diverse group of BMXers, skateboarders, visual artists, designers, and filmmakers driven to succeed on their own terms despite their personal circumstances. A “Do It Yourself” code powers everyone while collaborations across music, fashion, art, and action sports unite the creators to build their own brands and images.
Welcome To Fairfax, premiering October 17 on Pivot.”
Today we’re re-upping a dope video that John Manaras (the brother of Panos, who dropped one of the most viewed videos of the year) put out a few weeks ago for his sponsor, Ride On. John kills it and this one kinda flew under the radar so here it is again for your viewing pleasure.
We’ve got two quick clips today. First, Eddie Welsh falling on an icepick, sending his bike directly into a passing car. And second, we have Joe Ellis eating shit and then eventually pulling a massive wallride.
2) We now have a second retail location in Shanghai. It’s located within SMP skatepark and it’s got our clothing, plus BMX bikes and parts just like our LA store. We’ve partnered with our good friend Kane Wang who is running the store day to day. I’ve got an interview dropping soon where I talk more about the China store.
3) We’ve loaded up the OSS web store with new products including our first cut n sew item, our button up shirts (which Brandon Begin is wearing above), new box logo shirt colorways and new stickers.
Bas Keep, Ben Hennon, Kevin Kalkoff, Matt Priest, Greg Illingworth and Gary Young all went to Oregon for a concrete park trip. If you’re in the mood for 11 minutes of park shredding, you just hit the lotto.
We’ve already dropped a couple of sections from ALYK’s latest DVD, No Days Off (check Brandon Galosi here, Ryan Howard here and Kyle Murway here) but here’s the friends section. It’s a work of art, to be honest. A huge variety of riders from all over the place including Tyrone Williams, Ratkid, Blackman, Matt Skaggs, Troy Merkle, Russell Barone and many more.
I have still never played or even looked at the original Pumped but after watching this trailer, I must admit that Pumped 2 looks pretty damn cool. And it comes out in exactly one week.
“Dropping Thursday 25th September – the #1 rated BMX game is back!
Following the 2012 cult hit, Pumped BMX is back and packed full of more wild levels, more wild tricks, and over 500 challenges and achievements. Oh, and it’s 3D too!
- 50 levels, 500 challenges – from the simple to the fiendishly difficult.
- Game Center leaderboards and achievements, featuring top BMX pros.
- 16 legit tricks from kickouts to cliffhangers, from icepicks to nose manuals.
- Super accurate physics – as close as you’ll get to real BMX without picking up a bike.
- Amazing controls allow full creativity, from floaty 360s to frontflip bikeflips.
- Record straight to your device for full control over your videos.
Last week I got hit up by a young Pennsylvania native named Cory Schneider with a link to this amazing web video that he put together. It’s always awesome to see younger dudes on the East Coast taking advantage of all the spots out there, in particular all of the crazy rails he rides in this. Adam Cook shot a photo gallery during the filming of this video and he wrote a lot of good stuff up about the process, you should check that out for sure and follow both of these guys on Instagram:
What would you say are the biggest problems facing high school students? Drugs? Casual sex? Cyber bullying? WRONG. Our nation’s children have an even more pressing issue hanging above their heads that only BMX can be trusted to conquer: being late to class. This principal took matters into his own hands and posted the above video to his school’s Facebook in an attempt to use BMX to make kids get up earlier in the morning.
New England Jam Chowder is going down again this year, featuring most of the star brands, shops and riders from New England. The jam is going down on September 28th, check out an awesome video of last year’s jam above and peep the flier after the jump.
Video put together by Josh Foisey and Javaun Crane-Bonnell.
We’re all getting pretty used to seeing small children killing it in BMX these days (or at least I would hope so ever since we saw a 9 year old crankarm a handrail on street) but here’s 11 year old Lewis Cunningham who does a bunch of rails, locked in nose manuals and various freecoaster moves all for his sponsor, Kunstform?!
What could be better than a day riding around LA with Ty Morrow? He drops a couple serious hammers in here with some moral support from Gabe Brooks, Steve Croteau and Shawn Mcintosh. Catch Ty riding Dew Tour in Brooklyn this weekend.
Charlie Crum spent a few days filming Scott Ditchburn and although they weren’t able to complete a full length edit, they did produce this dope 1 minute piece which includes some serious rail moves, some flat rail tomfoolery and some music courtesy of our pal DJ Smokey 666.
Steven Robert went out to the Matt Barchus Brain Bash Benefit Jam (that’s really what it was called) and filmed a bunch of craziness from a ton of East Coast shredders including Brandon Begin, Craig Passero, Jake Seeley, Rory Ellis, Chris Zep, Jimmy Oaks, Josh Pascasio and Mark Burnett. In case you didn’t hear, Barchus was diagnosed with brain cancer recently and has been having a tough time with his medical bills, but his friends and family raised over 3000 dollars at the jam and almost 10,000 dollars total. You can donate here.
Shawn Mcintosh just dropped his best section yet in the form of Fit’s “Holy Fit” DVD. But during much of the same time frame, Mac Shit’s been working on this Primo web video, which we’re happy to help premiere today on the anniversary of Tupac Shakur‘s birth. To say Shawn killed it would be an understatement, in fact some of you might even like this more since it’s all more recent stuff. Either way you’ve got to admit that the post-trick celebration after the banger is legendary.
RIP (?) Tupac Shakur
Filmed by a lot of people, edited by Miles Rogoish