In our ongoing quest to document the finest Instagram riding that our crew has put together throughout 2015, here’s a massive 17 minute compilation of all @brandonbegin‘s tap dancing and prancing he’s done this year on his bike.
Pretty much ever since we interviewed Ralph Sinisi on TCU TV he’s been in touch with me about how excited he is for the world to see the Animal House video which is dropping on December 7th. This will have to tide you over til then. Expect full sections from Mark Gralla, Abdul Fofanah and Colin Varanyak plus myriad clips from the whole team. With this crew on the streets and Navaz behind the lens this is definitely the most excited I’ve been for an online project in a while.
A slight aside, the OSS store in Downtown LA is now fully stocked with Animal goods.
By this point in your life you’ve no doubt seen a ton of pegs to crooks down kinked rails (let’s not even talk about the ever controversial pegs to crook without a kink). Well for those of you who haven’t yet seen the latest, yet to be released online Macneil DVD, here’s a mind blowing rendition that Chris Silva performed pegless on a steep kinker with a huge drop on the other side. Why would he do such a thing? Because he’s Chris Silva and there’s damn near nothing he can’t do pegless on handrails. Salute!Read post →
Today I’m happy to present you with what might just be our most anticipated episode of No Jumper yet. You see, Antwuan got arrested the first time we tried to do this (you’ll hear all about that in the interview)so it’s been a few months, during which I have been asked no less than 5 times per day when this was going to come out. I finally got Twuan into the studio with some help from Caleb Quanbeck and we basically just had a conversation for a little over an hour and while I felt like it was totally incoherent while it was happening, upon editing it I found myself really enjoying it. But I’ll let you be the judge of that. So without further explanation, here it is, the Antwuan Dixon podcast!Read post →
Here’s our second 2015 Instagram Compilation for the year featuring our very own Dillon Lloyd. Dillon has been murdering it all year both with us in California, back home in Canada and all over the rest of the world on trips with his other sponsors, We The People , Eclat and Vans. Here are some of his hardest hitting internet specific clips. Follow @dilllloyd on The Gram for more heat like this.
Charlie Crumlish was one of the original OSS team members so I’ve been hanging out with him and riding with him for approximately 8 years now. But in truth I’ve been aware of him for at least a half a decade before that, watching his videos on BMX Board way before YouTube hit the scene. Since then he’s become one of my favorite riders, not to mention one of the funniest, smartest dudes in BMX. After Catfish and I finished our interview with Ralph Sinisi we had Charlie sit down for his long anticipated episode of TCU TV and we got in as much as we could given the time we had. You may be seeing a lot more of Charlie on TCU TV in the near future so stay tuned!
00:00 Charlie’s music career
07:20 “Don’t get too high and talk about being in the womb”
14:00 Meeting Catfish
16:00 The Group Text
27:00 Getting on Stranger and making the move to S&M
35:45 Biking every day
38:30 Favorite rail of all time
50:30 Team Weed
54:30 Adult circumcision
57:30 Could you beat up Craig Passero?
59:30 Street vs skatepark
1:18:00 The Fu Bars
Titling videos for YouTube is hard. You want the titles to be simple, but descriptive. Oftentimes my gut instinct is to just name off the riders involved or where it was filmed, but that can get boring quickly and in this case it would probably be inaccurate since this video is full of high profile riders (Stevie, Begin, Ricany, LZ etc) but all of them only have 1 or 2 clips each. Today’s Instagram Slam is particularly challenging. It was filmed on a Stranger trip at the Cult warehouse, but the majority of the riders included aren’t on Stranger or Cult. In the end I decided to just vaguely praise the riders involved by referring to them as “heavy hitters” which is true, although not very descriptive, sort of like the Young Guns Instagram Slam, another one I had a hard time thinking of a title for.
All that doesn’t really matter though, what matters is that this is a video of a bunch of pros and ams having a good ass time and doing some crazy tricks. Watch, enjoy, then go forth and emulate.
“During the third day of the #Strangersneakatour we cough up with some of the tip plus and cult riders for this weeks Instagram slam.
Since Instagram Compilations don’t seem like they’re going anywhere (I may or may not have started this roughly 2 years ago) I figured I would put some together of our extended crew. Here’s Michigan’s very own Mikey Tyra executing 12 minutes of technicality for Cult and OSS. If you’re in the mood for some more Tyra on this lovely Sunday afternoon, check out this old edit that Mikey did the first time he came to hang out with us in LA with Mike Curley:
Recent TCU TV interviewee, Austin Augie has been added to the Fit team. We’ll be dropping a video bike check with him real soon showing off his new set up but until then, go check his TCU TV interview again. Congrats Austin:
This morning Brandon Begin and I did the usual 6 mile ride from our house to the OSS store in Downtown LA. This time around I tied a GoPro to my handlebars though and recorded the whole thing just to see what it looked like and since I know some people are into this sort of thing. Enjoy, if you’re into this sort of thing.
Music: Chilly Sosa
Today we’re re-upping this heater that Subrosa put out 6 months ago to promote his signature Villicus frame… Hoang always kills it so give this a re-watch or maybe check it out for the first time:
“From Hoang’s usual super human steeze, and big drops mixed with his new bag of freecoaster tricks, Hoang is on one lately, and this video shows it.
Check it out, and look for Hoang’s signature Villicus Prime II frame, Villicus Bars, Villicus V2 grips, and Easy Rider seat at Subrosa dealers and BMX mailorders now!”
Here’s the official video that Miles Rogoish put together from the recent Stranger trip. This one is packed with an absurd amount of riding plus some antics and hi-jinx between the crew:
“We brought out a bunch of our riders and put them in an RV for a week to cruise around Southern California and do surprise stops at local shops and parks. Riders include:
And many more…
Filmed and edited by: Miles Rogoish
Additional filming by: Nick Stanley
Lewis Morgan is a kid from Australia who is a notorious Instagram ( @lewismorgann) clip killer. He caught the eye of Stranger and they flew him out for their recent #sneaktour trip. While he was in town we got him to the skatepark for a session with the OSS crew, ie; Stevie Churchill, Brandon Begin, Mikey Tyra and Caleb Quanbeck. He most certainly held his own and came through with a bunch of good clips, as did the rest of the crew. We also discussed Brandon’s puke fest the night prior, why tennis balls in your spokes help keep your spokes tight and why Brandon put a cassette on. Enjoy!
Surprise, we’re dropping 2 episodes of TCU TV this week. Next week we will resume our regularly scheduled Tuesday programming but I’ve stockpiled quite a few interviews lately so I figured we were safe to double up this week.
Simon O’Brien is considered one of the all time greats in the flatland world. He won an X Games gold medal. He’s put out 2 solo DVDs. He’s invented countless tricks. He has quite possibly the second most viewed BMX video on YouTube. Basically the dude is a bad ass and although I would have loved to interview him with the assistance of my usual co-host Catfish, he was in Japan or something so I held down the interview myself and did my best to help tell the story of a man so hopelessly obsessed with bike riding that he built a concrete slab in his front yard just to practice flatland tricks on. I was joined by Simon’s friend and fellow flatland luminary, Bobby Carter.
01:00 Getting started riding BMX in a town of 500 people
04:00 Lonely flatland lifestyle
07:50 First trip to the USA
11:30 Mexican food
18:30 Building a slab of concrete in his front yard
22:30 Winning the last flatland X Games gold medal
28:00 Doing his first solo DVD
35:30 Contest tricks vs bangers
39:00 Keeping brakes on
43:00 What’s it like having arguably the most viewed web video of all time?
Here’s a dope new one from a young rider from Paris named Robin Bourhis courtesy of WTP:
“Robin Bourhis is our Parisian connection repping WTP via those lovely folks at Frenchys Distribution. For a young dude he does not hold back, mixing tech with burly on the streets of Paris. Edited and Filmed By Leo Beauregard.”
Here’s a short but sweet one featuring a bunch of the Madera guys pedaling around the DMV:
“Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts, as much as an automobile.”
None were harmed in the making of this video, but a few were consulted. The result of that consultation was this mixtape of Russell Wadlin and Dylan McCauley along with guest appearances by Mike Hinkens and Carl Espy. Though we were unable to film any aquatic shots, we spent one week riding land in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Filmed and Edited by Mike Hinkens”Read post →
TA is Xavier’s friend from back in Memphis who has become immortalized in SHWB folklore due to various shout outs (“my weed man professional, he do not say no – TA“) over the years. Mr. Double Dolla flew out to LA for the very first time to open up for Bones, Xavier, Chris and Eddy at their sold out show at The Observatory and I ended up hanging out with him a lot during his trip. I wasn’t planning on interviewing him but as soon as I spent a few minutes around the East Memphis Trap Lord I knew that I had to have him on the show. TA has the gift of gab and I would have had him on the show just to shoot the shit but we were also able to learn a lot about the early days of Xavier and Chris’ career plus what it’s like running the streets of the M serving packs and what we can expect from TA music wise going into 2016. Most notably look for the video we just shot for his new song ONSOMESHIT to drop very soon on the No Jumper channel.Read post →
Here we have Eric Lichtenberger doing it big in the alleys of Long Beach to promote his new Stranger grips. Eric has been living out in Virginia for a little while now but I heard he’s considering making the move back to California soon so we’ll see…Read post →