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.
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)
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.
I might have to take issue with Dustin Grice‘s title on this one because I vaguely remember seeing a clip in a Props commercial 10+ years ago of somebody (possibly from Florida) doing an air on a quarter, grabbing onto the rafters, hanging for a second and then dropping back in. Can anybody send me that clip? Either way, here we have a video of Kyle Heaser tying his bike to his body with neon green string and then hanging from some rafters and dropping into a resi.
I’m genuinely stoked to re-watch each of these ALYK sections every day and today is no exception. Scotty Wemmer is not only in charge of much of the branding and graphic design for ALYK, but also TCU and OSS as well. He’s an unbelievably talented guy and that clearly translates into his riding as well, he may not be the most technical rider but he’s got a great eye for street spots and the gumption to deal with them.
Here’s Pete Sawyer’s newest web video, this time introducing him to the Kunstform?! team. Pete’s smooth, Pete’s good, Pete’s always hungry… what else is there to say besides that in this video Pete manages to grind a double ledge made of rocks that I think very few people would have even attempted to lay a peg on?
“Recently we change our backyard called Bogiatiland. Every year we change the course and always Bogiatiland Crew come up with something new. So we desided with Panos Manaras to film some clips for the intoduction of this place. Built your own fun. Bmxers are more than welcome. Hope to enjoy it”
Troy Tunney is some kind of grind god. He’s got what is most likely the nibbliest, most technical, flat ledge oriented section in the video but it is amazing and he does a ton of absurdly cool shit. ALYK.
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.”
UPDATE: Updated with embedded YouTube player.
Having been on something like 6 roadtrips with Jack Dub and Dan Lacey this year, I’ve gotten to hear a ton about this kid named Joe Jarvis who has been absolutely killing it all around the English countryside. I got to see some of his skills up close and personal during the Barcelona jam but some of the stuff they told me about sounds too good to be true. Here’s some video evidence, and it’s definitely shocking. Joe has some of the craziest crankslides in the game and a bunch of flat rail tricks that you’ve got to see to believe, including pegs to over smith to ice to 180. Watch this one now.
Today we’re re-upping Dakota’s amazing Cultifornia frame promo that dropped a few weeks ago. Check out all the info about his new frame here and shout out to Cult for letting us put this on our YouTube.