Jordan Nimmer just hit me up about a video that he posted to his Facebook which has already gotten over 100,000 views. In the video (seen above) you can see a confrontation between a small crew of BMX riders and a few infuriated locals. There are two sides to every story and this situation is no different…Read post →
I’ve been freaking out over Jason Watts’ Instagram for a few months now and today we get to see his Welcome To Shadow video and it’s mind blowing. This dude might just be the craziest park rider on the planet at this moment…
“The Shadow Conspiracy is proud to release Australian shredder Jason Watts Welcome to the Family edit. Jason is a unique rider with the ability to shred anything with a unique mix of style and creativity. Whether in the air or on his nose, Jase makes anything look good. Hit play to see what we mean!
Filmed and edited by Troy Charlesworth
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Our thoughts are with Tony Neyer who went down hard yesterday and had to get surgery but he is now in stable condition, albeit with some metal plates in his dome. Be careful out there kids…Read post →
Here’s a dope 10 minute behind the scenes video featuring Dennis Enarson living out a day in his life. This is super well done, hat’s off to Fraser Byrne for putting this together.
Dans Comp just hit me up about an event they are doing that sounds like it’s going to be pretty awesome…
“Dan’s Comp is pleased to announce a huge BMX event for the summer. On Saturday, July 25, we are hosting the first ever Dan’s Comp Parking Lot Jam and Warehouse Sale. There will be a course built for the event (similar to the one depicted here), Dan’s Comp pro and flow team riders, tons of stuff on sale, mini-events (best tricks on different obstacles) with cash and product prizes, free food and high-fives for everyone. Helmets required, Waiver required (under 18 must have parent/signed waiver). Dan’s Comp is located in Mt Vernon, Indiana, so start planning your trip now, this is going to be a good time!”
This weeks’s #tuesdaysattip features Grant Germain further destroying the already battered TIP ramps with a bunch of new moves. Francis Castro handled the production. Enjoy and don’t forget about the Ham Am:
This weekend let’s take a look back at this ridiculous Game Of BIKE that Rob Diquattro and Erik Elstran did a few months back. Two words describe this video… MAXIMUM SILLINESS. Go forth and have a chuckle.
When I started doing these No Jumper podcasts I knew that I had to get the Shop Jeen girls on the show. I met Erin and Ameelia by chance a few years back and ever since I’ve been amazed by the business that they’ve built out of nothing but hard work and a deep understanding […]Read post →
Believe it or not, this is one of the most asked for interviews in the history of TCU TV. I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something about John Hicks’ work that makes people curious about him. Typically John keeps his cards close to his chest, so up until now anyone interested in John would have had a hard time finding much out. But throughout the course of this interview I got into the mind of Mr. Hicks with some help from my esteemed co-hosts, Nigel Sylvester and Xavier Wulf and the result is the story of a kid from Long Beach who has lived a remarkable life even in the short time he’s been on Earth. Ladies and gentlemen it is my pleasure to introduce you to one of the best human beings I have ever known, John Hicks.
00:30 How did you meet Xavier and Nigel?
02:00 Filming BMX videos vs filming rap videos
05:15 Being home schooled
08:30 When you’re a filmer are you also a part time therapist?
12:00 Being motivated by the reaction from fans
13:45 Do you consider yourself a filmer or an editor first?
17:30: When did you decide to put filming before riding?
18:30 Filming the Brandon Begin El Toro crash
20:40 Do you care about your footage coming out on a DVD?
21:30 We talk about going to college
25:50 How John’s Mother’s health problems motivated him in putting together Brandon and Stevie’s videos
28:55 Staying out of trouble and not going down a bad path
31:15 Filming Xavier’s OSS video
34:15 What’s up with that Chad Kerley TCU Exclusive?
35:45 The first time John ever met me
39:55 Have you ever had to sacrifice creativity for money?
42:15 People saying John’s the best filmer in BMX
Listen on SoundCloud below and iTunes here.
I thought this video was never going to come out. First none of our usual filmers were available so I had to pay Brandon Begin and Reed Stark to film the jam (which presents certain problems like “what do you do when you have a good clip except Reed is screaming the names of the tricks while they are happening?“) and they did a pretty good job but a bunch of the footage got lost, although eventualIy I recovered most of it. Another interesting aspect is that you can hear me announcing the contest in the background which made me tempted to use a song for once but you I just don’t have it in me to polish a turd. Oh also you hear snippets of a few dozen bangers in the background and I’m fully expecting the comment section to consist solely of “song?” comments. Here’s 10 minutes of my friends and I rolling deep at the skatepark.
Here it is, the main himself Nathan Williams with an entire video part in which 90% of the tricks are switch. This shit is just amazing, thanks to Monster, Rich Forne and Creasy for putting this together.
“Josh was out in California for a month and we rode a few times out in Long Beach. He kept asking me to do a video for TCU. I was kinda skeptical about doing one with him due to his complicated internet relationship with Adam. But I texted Adam and he said he was down. I was really hyped to do another video with Josh because he might be the strangest human beings I know (and that’s coming from me). I like Josh. I could see how a lot of people could dislike him but I don’t go off what others say about someone, to me he’s just Josh, that’s all I can say. There’s no denying he’s good on a bike and has a very interesting personality. Love him or hate him watch this video and you be the judge, welcome to the mind of Australia’s finest, JOSH FUCKING IRVINE.”
– Nate Richter
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Anybody who has ever came to an OSS jam has definitely seen Tombow out there with his boys putting in work. Today we get to witness this awesome video that he put together with this boy Ralphy ( @burrparakeet ). Enjoy!
Fat Tony emailed me this with a winky face emoji so I figured Colton would be throwing shade at TCU in it, but instead it’s an hour and 10 minutes of nonstop positivity, inspirational verbiage, Martin Luther King Jr and Colton’s plan to win the most gold medals in X Games history. Listen on iTunes here.Read post →
So you think you can tire ride? How about tire riding highway barriers like this one with death drops into the ocean on the side? Oh and you have to do it on a road bike. Although weirdly you’re allowed to dangle your foot off to the side for balance, which hasn’t really caught on in BMX yet.Read post →
Today Cult and Diego “Mono” Navarro have a surprise for you; this amazing video featuring your favorite Argentinian 2 pegger brutalizing the streets of BCN. This one is a little different but I loved it and assume you will too.
Also Mono made some t shirts featuring his famous parrot, here’s a little video promoting them:
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For the second installment of TIP Plus‘s #TUESDAYSATTIP series we’ve got Ethan Corriere, one of the head councilmen of The Common Crew putting in work on the ramps while Francis Castro trails close behind with a fish eye. Ethan is one of the most talented young riders in the currently burgeoning Southern California scene so watch this and keep an eye out for his upcoming Monster Mash DVD section.
The other day our very own Nate Richter trekked off to Riverside to document one of the Stacked BMX jams that they do every month. They got kicked out of the parking lot before they even got started but they hit up a bunch of rad local street spots and some awesome moves went down from the likes of Jourdan Barba, Larry Alvarado, Wolfgang Ray and a bunch of other shredders.
A word to the kids: do not drink Bud Ice before grinding rails.
Thanks to Nate for filming and Larry for having us.