The web video game is crazy. You can work your ass off for months and put out a video you’re proud of and if it just so happens to drop the same day as a new kid’s welcome edit, a big team trip and a Garrett video which Jackson Ratima’s latest video for Stolen did, it might not make the impact as it would have otherwise. With that being said and this being one of his best edits to date, I thought it definitely needed some more shine time. Just as hyped on this as the first time I saw it.
If you’ve ever met Tony Hamlin or at least follow him on twitter, you know the inner workings of his mind (or his internet browser history) will have you either laughing or puking uncontrollably. Tony got mic’d up during street practice at Texas Toast last weekend and let the color commentary flow.
Prepare yourself for three minutes of NBD’s, WTF’s and OMG’s from one of the best riders out right now. Sunday‘s Erik Elstran has never been one to take himself or his riding too seriously, but that definitely hasn’t stopped him from pushing the limits of fun and what’s possible on a BMX bike. This is gold!!
Kink announced the addition of three new young shredders to their flow team this week. Shoutout to Tanner Jensen, Josh Pascasio, and Jack Acosta on joining up with an already stacked flow squad including Jacob Cable, Travis Hughes, Matt Miller and Bob Randel. Looking forward to the welcome edits these dudes are currently cooking up!
By this time the week after a big contest, we’re all usually tired of hearing about it, but such couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to Texas Toast. If Props were there last weekend, the video would look a little something like this. Shoutout, again, to Odyssey and all the sponsors who make Toast such a rad weekend. Already looking forward to 2015!
Shadow did a run of Ben Hucke’s signature Local bars in this dope “copper vein” finish and have got a limited number of them in their webstore right now. If you want to be the only one of your friends with these bars, you’d better act fast because these things will definitely sell out!
“Jack Leonard is one of those riders who can ride a curb, a bump or a crack in the sidewalk for hours and make it looks so damn good and this edit is proof positive of that. This one’s short and sweet but, never fear, Jack’s always cookin’ up more in the lab. Press play and watch the dude get down.”
S&M just dropped word that Charlie Crumlish and Craig Passero’s signature frames are now available and put together a quick slideshow to give everyone a look at the specs and production paint jobs. Both Tall Boy and Whammo have been hard at work on promos for these frames, so be on the lookout for a couple of bangin’ videos premiering on TCU in November!
Dakota Roche and his homie/Cult family member Cody Levesque just built up fresh new Dak frames and snapped a few photos for bike checks. Dak is on the brown joint and Cody opted for the blackout kit. Head over to cultcrew.com to peep some more photos and ask for the Dak frame at your local shop or mailorder!
Cult is throwing another Halloween Jam at the Vans park in Orange next Thursday, complete with a free session, free food and a costume-only best trick contest. If you’re in So-Cal and want to hang out and ride with a handful of the Cult team, be sure to get there early because this session will undoubtedly reach capacity. If you want to see what kinda time you’re in for, check out the edit from last year.
Mankind introduces their new Prometheus SDS cassette hub with this new promo. Catch clips from team riders Jeff Klugiewicz, Kim Moreno, Isaac Lesser and Kiam Hashemi as well as some technical specs on this new hub and its Switch Drive System.
Fans of The Sword and Subrosa have gotta be stoked on this! The band and the brand combine forces to bring you a dope new limited edition complete bike thats not as heavy as the music, but will ride just as good as it looks. I got a chance to see it this weekend at Texas Toast and this thing is sooo sick. If you’re a shop that wants to carry this bike, hit up Sparky’s ASAP!
“Following in the footsteps of their branded beers and hot sauce, The Sword is now expanding their brand to the world of extreme sports by partnering with Subrosa for the creation of the “The Stormwitch” bike. Overseen by Sword drummer and longtime BMX rider, Jimmy Vela, “The Stormwitch” features artwork from famed comic book artist J.H Williams who designed the most recent Sword album, Apocryphon. The bike features quality components by Rant and the Shadow Conspiracy.”
Colony‘s front brake wizard Bobbie Altiser just built up a fresh new limited edition Prody frame and lets the chrome shine in his latest bike check. The 20th anniversary edition Prody is a throwback to classic BMX bikes with a framestand, but with an updated, modern geometry. Only 100 of these frames were made, so if you want one, you’d better start making some moves!
Milosz Siajkowski is now doing it for Etnies in Poland via AveBMX and made a trip out to Mellowpark in Berlin to film his welcome edit. Both Milosz and his homie Mateusz Kanownik hold it down on both sides of the lens, coming through an dialed little video.
After parting ways with Premium a few weeks ago, I think we all knew Connor Lodes had to have something lined up. And today news dropped that he’s now part of Kink‘s pro team! Connor will be aboard his new ride at Texas Toast this weekend, then the jetsetting life of a Kink pro starts immediately after with a trip to Barcelona to film his welcome edit. Catch an interview and bike check here. Congrats Connor!
Raditudes comes to an end with the crew getting shut down at Stonehenge by Obama, Hucker killing it at the Decoy trail jam and Drew getting his braaaaaaap on before Dreamline. This has been one of Red Bull’s best series to date, catch up on any episodes you may have missed here.
Cult‘s new range of completes just landed at Tip+ and they put together a flipbook to give you a look at all the new bikes. From the Juvenile line all the way up to the pro models, these bikes look sick. Head over to cultcrew.com to get a look at them and dealers hit Tip+ to get them in your shops!