Francis Castro is one of the dudes behind The Common Crew, one of Southern California’s foremost BMX crews. He filmed and edited last year’s Monster Mash DVD and has done work for a bunch of different BMX brands. I had him on the show with Eddie Cuellar and Justin Spriet in the co-host chairs and we had a great conversation, enjoy.
Here’s the latest episode from Steve-o and his crew of youngsters. Check out their new stuff here.
Chelsea Fietsgodin is back with a new edit filmed on a recent trip to Nebraska which features her riding a bunch of colorful ramps and a big ass launch ramp into a pile of dirt:
“After flying out to Nebraska to visit the Nowear Compound for the “Bike like a Girl” Jam, Chelsea decided to fly back out again for the end of the year bash called Cornhuckit! These clips were filmed over the two visits. Song “Head on to Nowhere” By the SKATERS. Filmed and Edited by Cody Dixon”
This video came out a while back as part of Madera’s 10 Year Mixtape but it’s dope and it’s online now as it’s own separate entity so here it is again:
“The beginning of 2016 marked 10 years of existence for Madera. From three simple products to a full line of parts, we have grown thanks to two things: the people who have supported us and the riders who represent us. So, to celebrate 10 years of American-made BMX parts, 10 years of riding and traveling, and 10 years of great times, we think it’s fitting to showcase the riders who keep us going in a video made for the people who have kept us going. The team, some old and some new, have worked hard for the last 9 months to do what they do best and share it with all of you who have supported us in the past, continue to support us now, or may support us in the future. Check out what makes us tick, what we are proud to share, and what we hope gets you stoked. Thanks for all of your support and here’s to another 10 years!
Filmed and Edited by Grant Castelluzzo
Additional Filming by Mike Hinkens, Dan Foley, Nate Depatger, and Zach Krejmas.
Last week after we interviewed Tony Malouf we had Lahsaan Kobza get in the hot seat for a detailed look into what makes him tick. We learned a lot both from LK as well as our perma-fried co-hosts, Catfish, Reed Stark and Trevvy Sigloch. Enjoy!
I thought we were finished with podcasts for 2016 but this week we’ve got 2 BMX interviews featuring a couple of good friends of mine, Tony Malouf and Lahsaan Kobza. Malouf is up first. We got the scoop on his come up, how he turned pro, what it’s been like transitioning into the team manager role first with BSD and now over at Fit Bikes, the etymology of his last name and much more. Enjoy!
The Japanese BMX scene is relatively small but the riders out there are undeniably awesome. The early 2000s/OG Animal squad influence is strong with these guys and it’s refreshing to see dudes getting creative and using Japan’s unique architechture in creative but simple ways.
“Animal Japan International riders (AKA JapAnimal), Nobuhiro “Pegy” Masuda (@4pegy), and new comers to the squad, Osomatsu Kazuei (@osomatsu_bmx) and Daisuke Shiraishi (@daisuke_hre), have put together this amazing street edit representing the essence of Animal.”
After we interviewed Brandon Begin the other day we immediately turned our sights on the latest ONSOMESHIT recruit, Connor Keating. Connor is a cool ass dude from Detroit who is amazing on a bike. The conversation quickly got off topic and we ended up talking about all kinds of different things for nearly 2 hours, enjoy!
I got to meet Mo Nussbaumer out in Athens a couple months ago and was amazed by his riding. Here’s his latest video part, in his words:
“I spent last winter in Barcelona and got some clips every now and then in between sessions with the boys. The Berlin clips where filmed during several visits to Berlin. Special thanks to Daniel Tünte, Nando Laczko, Jay Roe and Sebi Messerer for filming and Wethepeople, Odyssey(Sport Import) and Nike for the support.”
Brandon did TCU TV a few years back with Stevie Churchill but I figured we should get him on No Jumper to fill in a broader audience on what this kid is all about. Robesman and Catfish joined me and we had a great time and laughed our asses off. Enjoy!
Daniel Tünte just dropped a new banging video part for Mankind. 4 and a half minutes of heavy street clips Barcelona, Zürich, Berlin and Germany filmed by his friend Mo Nussbaumer who has a TCU video dropping on Monday. Enjoy!
Derek Nelson has been killing it on a bike for as long as I can remember but he needs knee surgery so he’s trying to raise money on Gofundme. He also just put out this compilation of his Instagram clips that includes some absolutely fucked up tricks including a legit downside double peg from flat ground! Go give him some money for doing that trick alone.
Justin Spriet is one of the best, most well rounded young studs around and his new Odyssey part is just further proof. Filmed by Francis and Walter, edited by Francis.
Lahsaan recently made the move to California and has been coming through and kicking it with us a bunch as you may have noticed but today we’ve got his brand new edit for Casual BMX. Tammy McCarley put this together (and used my man Rob $tone’s “Chill Bill” for the soundtrack) and it’s hitting from beginning to end. Enjoy!
Normally I don’t post my No Jumper vlogs on here but yesterday The Common Crew met up with us and rode some of our local spots and we had a great time. So here you go, enjoy and by all means go grind somebody’s property.Read post →
Last week Monster Energy were nice enough to send me out to Hastings for The Battle Of Hastings at Source BMX. It was insane. Check out all the clips I filmed and enjoy.
Today we’ve got a dope new one featuring Tammy McCarley and Lahsaan Kobza shredding the hell out of an indoor skatepark. Enjoy!
“The “Kids That Rip” (KTR) indoor park in Glendale is the greatest escape from the brutal heat of Phoenix Arizona’s summertime. Definitely filled with other people and mainly kids at all times but happy we could create a fun little something through the madness and a short 2 hour session. Excited for cooler weather to be riding outside more is an understatement. “
I’m back home hanging out with my parents in Nashua right now but last night I went to the Hadley skatepark in Lowell and met up with a bunch of old friends (including Rory Ellis who I’m sure some of you were curious about) and had a great session with some old friends and some super talented young locals. Even though this is a BMX video it still felt like one of my regular daily vlogs so I put it on the No Jumper channel instead of the TCU channel. Enjoy!
Riders include Rory Ellis, Miacole Monsalve, Ben Dearden, Blue, Adam Sanderson and Matt Plasman AKA Yellow
Anybody who saw our interview with the LFS crew a while back knows that these guys put in work in the streets. If you haven’t managed to see their latest release yet you’re in luck today because it’s making it’s official online release right here on TCU. Enjoy!
“Full Sections from:
Chris “Special” Dolan
Mikey “Smallfry” Almodovar
Jeff With Glasses
and 2 mix sections
Filmed and Edited by Mikey Almodovar
Additional filming by the entire crew
Between full time work and school schedules throughout the entire crew, we still managed to complete our second full length DVD, LFS2. We find the time to do this cause we love it. Filmed up and down the east coast during 2013-2015. LFS3 already in the works, stay tuned.