The jam has been moved to Sunday so that we can all go to the Trip jam on Saturday. You should definitely come out to both if you live anywhere near LA, see you there!
You know how sometimes you’re in a phase where you don’t ride that much? Well out here in LA we are currently doing the opposite. We’ve been going out in the van every day and stacking tons of footage that will go towards an upcoming project. During our travels, Scott Marceau took a day or two to film some additional clips of Stevie to promote his new signature fork and the above edit is the result. A few more words from Eclat:
“The new Éclat Stevie Fork was built with strength in mind. Made out of full liquid post heat-treated seamless 4130 crmo with fully CNCd steerer and butted fork blades, the Stevie Fork uses peg friendly invest cast dropouts and clearance for 2.40″ and larger tires.
Stevie wanted the fork to be available for all riders so we offer the fork in two offsets, 26mm for technical street riding and a more traditional 32mm for all round riding. Weighing in at 1028g (36.26oz) these forks are the perfect balance between strength and weight. Out now in Gloss Black, Chrome and Trans Green.”
For more specs, go here.
Here’s a quick skatepark mix that Fernando Laczko put together of his boy Dima riding a flat ledge and some flat rails:
“Wethepeople AM rider and my very good friend Dima came over to malaga from frankfurt germany for escape the cold winter there so apart of beeing filming for a video we decided to do this little edit at a skater hand made spot where we usually warm up. His riding skills are better than my filming skills but we had fun filming this!”
The day after we filmed Big Daddy’s TCU TV interview (dropping next week) we went to a skatepark with Big Daddy, Catfish, Stevie Churchill, Max Vu and Biz for an Instagram Slam. The crew was about as random as it gets but we got some fun tricks done for the people and made friends with 11 year old Manny Wesley who kept us laughing our asses off throughout the session.
Filmed by Scott Marceau and I, edited by Scott
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There isn’t anyone much more talked about in BMX than Nigel Sylvester. Whether you love him or hate him, he’s one of the most visible figures in BMX and that has brought with it plenty of hate. In this episode of TCU TV, Nigel responds to his haters and speaks candidly about his frustrations in dealing with the peanut gallery. We also spend a lot of time discussing the future of BMX and what we need to do to make this thing of ours grow. Set aside an hour and watch this shit!
Click here to listen on iTunes or use that SoundCloud player below.
Thanks a ton to Catfish and John Hicks for co-hosting with me and Sussell for filming
0:01:55: What do people get fucked up about you?
0:04:40: The comparison between Nigel and Dave Mirra and why they both catch/caught so much hate
0:07:30: Let’s talk about counting money in RWTW1
0:10:20: How Nigel got a manager and started doing media appearances
0:12:00: Do you feel like the generation before yours failed BMX by not keeping it in the public eye?
0:14:20: The issue with memes and online hate
0:21:30: Let’s talk about posing nude
0:26:34: Let’s talk about Twitter and a couple of Tweets you’ve sent which turned out to be controversial this year
0:31:42: When you say that you’re doing things differently, what does that mean to you? What’s the difference between what you’re doing and what Edwin did?
0:34:34: When people say that you’re not making BMX bigger and that you’re just making yourself bigger, what do you say to that?
0:37:25: Let’s talk about your relationships with A$AP Ferg and Pusha T
0:41:45: You’ve gotten some shit for your outfits on social media too this year
0:46:50: Can you split BMX into two sides, those who want it to be bigger and those who don’t?
0:49:10: BMX brands not treating their riders like professional athletes
0:51:45: Reader question: “Why don’t you ever ride?”
0:52:30: Do you smoke weed?
0:53:55: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
01:01:45: Do you get recognized everywhere you go in New York?
01:05:00: The comparisons between Nigel and Kanye West
01:09:30: I wonder out loud if the haters will feel that I did a good enough job representing their arguments
01:12:30: What do you say to people who don’t think you’re good enough at riding to deserve where you’re at?
01:14:35: Outside of your camp, who is your favorite rider to watch right now?
Cherry Park isn’t the best skatepark around (it’s basically just a couple ledges and a flat rail) but the Stranger crew thought up a ton of wild new stuff to do there for today’s exclusive featuring Sean Ricany, Eric Lichtenberger and Caleb Quanbeck. Sean just made the move out to California a couple weeks ago and we’re looking forward to having him on TCU TV real soon. Thanks to Miles Rogoish for filming it and put it together.
Overheard by a 19 year old who watched this in the shop with me: “Holy shit, did he just double dribble the biggest tailwhip ever?”
Yes, yes he did. Here’s Mike Brennan’s unbelievable Insight section filmed and edited by Ryan Navazio.
I’m getting reports from multiple different sources saying that BMX Street has been removed from the X Games and possibly replaced by Big Air Doubles. I have no words that can express how fucking lame this is, but hey, what did we expect?
The Kitchen skatepark are still trying to raise enough money to stay open and one part of that is this Battle For Midwest BMX contest. Be there and donate some dollars.
Peep Game have a new little collection out and here we have Sean Ricany and Bones Spitta rolling around while rocking it. Check out the Peep Game site to order one.
I LISTENED TO YOUR MIXTAPE AND FELT LIKE I WAS GETTING PRANKED.
Excuse me, I just had to get that out there. If the Snapchats I receive on the OSS account are any indication, a lot of you reading this have gone crazy for Xavier Wulf and Bones this year. Well today we’ve got the visual for Robb Bank$’ “2Phoneshawty” which Bones shot the video for. Robb kills it, if you’re into this and haven’t yet caught wind of him, spend some time watching his other videos on YouTube, he’s been quietly killing it for years and all signs point to him having a big 2015.Read post →
This isn’t the full length Brandon Begin “Day In The Life” that I’ve been promising for a while, but it’s dope regardless. John Hicks spent a day (possibly two days) hanging out with Brandon around LA riding some spots and hanging out and produced a video from it for Becomb. Brandon’s out in China right now and there is an OSS jam going down tomorrow, so if you live there, be there.
Gabe Brooks is one of BMX’s most fascinating characters. He went to Russia to do gymnastics when he was 12, he’s an accomplished Muay Thai fighter, he’s done jail time for possession of a handgun, he’s an aspiring botanist and on top of all that, he’s one of the best to ever touch a BMX bike. Scott Marceau, John Hicks and I sat down with the man and got the inside story on just about everything. This episode is a little different because we included a ton of footage from all of his videos. Check out what we talked about below and watch it above on YouTube or click here to listen on iTunes, SoundCloud currently isn’t working for us but we’ll have it up on there soon too.
Oh and hey, feel free to comment your thoughts below and
02:40: Gabe talks about finally getting off probation
03:17: Who introduced you to filming and putting together videos?
04:55: You started out riding trails, how did you fit in within the trails scene?
05:15: Tell us about the time you threw some big name pro riders out of your trails.
06:00: Gabe talks about going to Russia when he was 12 for a gymnastics meet
07:25: We discuss “The Gabe Roll”
10:25: You also spent a lot of time doing Muay Thai kickboxing
11:52: How did you get the “One Punch” nickname?
13:00: Tell me about your high school days
14:55: John and Gabe talk about his first Vital video and then going into jail for 3 years
17:45: Gabe’s first sponsor was Diamondback
19:40 We talk about the time Gabe bunnyhopped over a soccer goal
23:24: What was it like being on the Kink team?
24:39: Gabe talks about filming his OSS video with Mike Mastroni and being critical of filmers while working on videos
26:15: John talks about working with Gabe and how difficult he can be to film with
29:07: Is it weird for you being a celebrity in BMX?
29:50: Gabe talks about being into gardening and painting
33:00: Let’s talk about your reality show
36:20: Let’s talk about your Selling Swag video part that you filmed with Hicks
37:02: Who are your favorite riders to watch?
38:30: We talk about Steve Croteau and criticizing your friend’s riding
41:00: The insane uprail line Gabe did in Denver Nugs
43:23: Do you plan out your outfits for when you film a clip?
44:44: Let’s talk about your uprail to superman banger in your second Vital video
46:00: Let’s talk about your part in the new Stranger video
47:32: Who’s your favorite black rider besides yourself?
49:00: Adam describes how Gabe breathes confidence into white boys
50:10: Gabe talks about getting his viral Vine in a WorldStar compilation
52:35: Adam talks about how Gabe always tells everyone that they are like Tupac
Film credit goes to Miles Rogoish, Andrew Jackson, Mike Mastroni, Darryl Tocco and more.
DGAF Dan is a bit of an enigma around Southern California. How could someone be so unbelievably good at riding BMX while maintaining such a low profile? You can ponder the answer to that question yourself while watching this epic video part that Dan has been filming on and off for the last few years.
I just barely woke up and I’ve already watched a video of a 9 year old Japanese kid throw a peace sign air. No, it gets better, it’s edited to a Sublime song. I can already tell today is going to be a good day. Anybody want to fill me in on what’s written on that piece of paper? Oh and his name is SHUNSUKE JIMBO, what could be better than that?Read post →
In part 2 of Nigel’s Vice documentary he discusses the criticism that has increasingly trailed him as his star has shined brighter and brighter in this BMX world. Coincidentally we are having Nigel on TCU TV tonight, so feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments, positive or negative, and we’ll address them on air.
Check part 1 here.