The Bespaliy brothers have become two of the most progressive Russian street riders over the past few years so I was super pumped when I heard that Monster had put them on the team… Check out this amazing video of the boys tearing it down all over Sochi and keep an eye out for much more to come.
“The Bespaliy twins Max and Igor recently got hooked up by Monster Energy in Russia and straight away jumped in the van to Sochi to film a little welcome edit. Check it out and keep your eyes peeled for a heavy rail ride bar at the end from Max!
What is it to be a biker instead of a mere BMX rider? Charlie Crumlish is one of the forefathers of the biking movement and in today’s latest TCU exclusive we’ve got Charlie and his cohorts (Kareem Williams, Brett Silva and Dirt God most notably) demonstrating the biking lifestyle for their legions of adoring fans. Enjoy and let us know if you want to see more of these masterpieces from the sick mind of Charlie Crum.
Mike Hinkens has a new website up called ImprimaturBMX.com which is focused around long form writing about our beloved BMX. There has never been much of a place for well thought out writing in BMX (even during the magazine era most of the articles that made it to print were essentially substance-less) and I definitely relate to what he’s trying to accomplish with this site. Check out his first article, Let It Be Printed and if you’re interested in contributing, by all means get in touch.
“We couldn’t possibly need another BMX website… could we?
Yes. We do! And as such, I have begun working with a bunch of different BMXers from all walks of life to launch a new site that looks at BMX from a relatively uncommon perspective.
This site has been created to provide a place for the analytical discussion of BMX culture and politics through the written word. That’s a mouthful, I know, so think about this way: This site is a place to dive deeply into BMX culture and politics. It will be honest, creative, calculated, meaningful, and sometimes even controversial. It is my hope that it will contribute to the positive longevity and meaningful growth of BMX. Keep in mind though that there are no advertisers, no sponsors, and no hidden agendas. In addition, this is not a magazine and it is not a message board. It is based on a model not often seen in BMX: Substantive and intensive writing.
The first article posted is my own, but the site is based upon the idea of collective discussion through contributing authors. Everyone and anyone can and should get involved. More pieces by other authors are on deck and soon to be released, and it is my hope that you may be one of those authors someday soon.
There is a lot more to explain, but the site does a better job than this introduction, so head over to www.imprimaturbmx.com, read more, and get involved. We are who shapes and guides BMX. Everyone can and should have a voice; after all, this is our culture.”
Here’s Brandon Begin’s latest webisode in which him and PJ AKA @heshnigga skate/bike all over LA and smoke a ton of weed along the way. Shout out to Nate Richter for not being able to barspin and destroying the glass case at the OSS store.
So first off, I’m well aware that I’ve been slacking on BMX interviews. This is primarily because Catfish has been on the road for months with Nitro Circus and also because obviously I’ve been doing a million No Jumper episodes. Don’t worry though we’re not done, I’ve got an interview with Reed Stark dropping tomorrow and I’ve got a bunch of new episodes I’m going to do soon on the BMX side soon and once Catfish gets back we should be back to our weekly schedule. Sorry about that.
Okay anyway I’ve always wanted to do some BMX interviews on No Jumper in which we are able to try and explain BMX to a non-BMX audience. Adam LZ was in town for VidCon last week and since he’s already been on TCU TV twice and his profile clearly extends beyond BMX, I figured it would be good to get him on the show. Scooter god Tanner Fox (who did his own interview recently) sat in along with Robesman and we had a good chat. Enjoy!
The Staten Island portion of the LFS crew came through with a sick split part for the second DVD. It’s awesome to see Vinny back killing it at this level and Alex shreds too, that curved hanger 180 was beautiful. Check it out and keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the sections in the coming weeks.
I’m sure everyone’s almost had their fill of coverage from this contest, but there’s some wild stuff in here from best trick that you probably didn’t see in the other videos. Tons of crazy shit in here, check it out.
Kevin Peraza talks about looking at this bridge in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona for about 15 years before climbing up there and truck-driving off it. Anyone else watch Illustrated and sense a common theme in these bonus sections?
Watch a bunch of really cool clips that Fernando gathered over the past few months in the street of Barcelona. Featuring riding from Kenneth Tencio, Jackson Ratima, Daniel “Naran” Peñafiel, Emile Bouwman, Diogo Santos and more.
Parker Heath teamed up with filmer Brandon Means to produced one sick new video filmed around the San Diego area and it’s definitely a great watch! Parker mixes ramp tricks with wild street moves and it’s awesome!
Jason Phelan and Isaac Lesser recently spent 4 days riding the amazing Eurocamp ramps and here’s the edit from their stay. The Jurssic Park editing/theme is hilarious and the whole thing is pretty awesome!
Blake Wright, Mike Elias, Shimbo Slice and other select members of the Cabbage Crew explore the east side of Austin and taste some of the cuttier spots in that area. V creative street biking, Fast forward to 8:17 if you don’t like cars or time travel.
This video got submitted without much information but from what I gather it’s a rider named Quique Rico from somewhere that isn’t America and these are clips that were lost but now are found, some nice moves in here, check it out.
Billy Perry, Anthony Panza and Austin Augie are spending some time at Woodward East at the moment and here’s the recap of their first day in PA. Some cool stuff in this but the actual riding starts at the 5 minute mark.
Get a look at what the Cult squad threw down during practice at the Vans Invitational over the weekend. Everyone shreds but all Andrew Cast’s stuff really stood out to me, that tireslide 180 on the downledge looked so dangerous, check it out.
I bumped into one of these kids in Austin a few days ago and he showed me some edits from his squad. Always love seeing a popping scene and the filmer definitely makes the most out of his iPhone, no excuses! That bar smith bar on the box jump ledge was sick as fuck.