Tom Villarreal is a bad ass. Nate Richter met up with him at Cherry Park in Long Beach and had him tell us all about his dialed Deco and Madera set up while he clocked some clips on the flat ledges.
Without question, a ton of amazing bike riding has went down in past Instagram Slams, but I feel confident in saying that this one contains the craziest riding so far, so much so that I decided to go with an impossibly hyperbolic title like the one above. My idea was to hit up the Sheldon skatepark and film an Instagram Slam with Justin Care and Dillon Lloyd while they were both in town. But then Sean Ricany and Devon Smillie showed up, which took the session to a whole new level. Stevie Churchill and Brandon Begin were on hand too and they ended up killing it, as usual. And then holding up the rear we had a few old white guys like Scott Marceau, Steve Croteau and I on hand to volunteer a few clips. Whether or not you agree that this is the best one ever, you’re going to want to give this one a watch.
Filmed by Nate Richter, Scott Marceau and I
If you want to see more of this park, watch The Trip’s video from earlier this week.
It is a sad week for all the Star Trek fans out there, and in light of Leonard Nimoys‘s death we decided to press rewind Craig Passero’s incredible Primo video that dropped late last year and uses Nimoys’s hit song, “Put A Little Love In Your Heart”. Amazing riding from Craig and a top notch job by Scott Marceau with the editing!
Rest in peace Leonard.
Spanish shredder Nico Esteban just a came through with a banging new video filmed in the streets of Pontevedra, Tenerife and Bilbao and even featuring some guest riding from Javi Castilla and Jon Eguskiza. That crook on the curved rail was dope!
The young Nuaj Crew from the South East part of France just dropped this 12 minute mixtape and it’s a great watch. Good mix of plaza and street riding and a pretty incredible last clip. Featuring Theo Prako, Samuel Merle, Ben Bertrand and Simon Guedes.
Even if the heyday of Standard Bykes was a little before your time (or before your birth altogether), take some time to watch this awesome four part series telling the story of Standard from its inception to today. Chris Rye did a great job putting this together and definitely deserves 15 minutes of your Sunday. If anyone’s ever told you to “know your roots”, this is exactly the kind of thing you need to be watching.Read post →
If, for whatever reason, you decided to scroll past Anton Ayres’ Division Project section when it debuted last October, don’t make the same mistake again. This was last section in the DVD and will definitely be the best thing you watch today. To quote Rob DiQuattro, “this is some super saiyan shit”!
Belgian BSD rider Thijs Vervaeck is such a boss and it’d always a treat to watch some new footage from him. This video that came out last year is just so good and perfectly showcased how much bike control he has. Kenzo De Witte did such a good job with the filming/editing and Thijs just came through with some banging clips.
The Hong Kong guys from Shocker BMX filmed this new mixtape exclusviely at night adn the final result was great! Some sweet riding in this from Chu Leung, Shum Yuet, Law Ka Kit, Chow Ka Ho, Kevin Cheung, Soula So, Oscar Wong, Yeung, Jason and Cheung King Ling.
New York city shredder Stephon Fung recently joined the Premium team and flew to California to meet up with Chad Kerley and escape de bad East Coast weather. CK talks a lil bit about how the whole thing came together and then Stephon manage to kill some concrete park for Brandon Means’s camera.Read post →
The Over It crew from Argentina is always dropping awesome video and this new joint from Boca Junior’s supporter, Juan Thill, is no exception! Some dope riding in this, on some sweet looking Argentinian set-ups.
Get a look at how Chase Hawk’s bike breaks down and goes into the new Odyssey Hawk’s Nest bag in this quick video. Bags like this are awesome because all you have to take off is your front end and pedals, making reassembly less than a ten minute task. For more info, hit odysseybmx.com and to get one of these, hit up your local shop or mailorder now!
Simple Session is going down a little later than usual this year and they just released this epic trailer to get you hyped for what’s sure to be one of the best contests of 2015. It all goes down April 18-19th and they’ll be streaming finals live again this year!
Also, read up on Simple Session’s partnership with NBC here.
Jose de Leon breaks it down with style on the island of Tenerife with a good mix of street and park. Nothing I love more than seeing people actually make use of their freecoaster (especially @ 1:32). Have I mentioned this dude has style yet? He flows around everything with so much grace making this one you don’t want to miss.
Alex Kennedy, Bruno Hoffmann and Kilian Roth will be in Cyprus next month for a Eclat trip and they’ll have a meet up with the locals on in March 20th! So if you are in the area, you know what to do! More info in the flyer.
Ed Pollio has been a part of the New York City BMX scene for a long time but these days he’s mostly known for his role as the owner of 5050 Skatepark in Staten Island, the only public indoor skatepark in all of NYC. He was in town on vacation with his wife and we managed to get him on TCU TV to talk about running a skatepark in one of the most expensive areas of America, the scooters vs BMX battle and his own journey from a local rider to one of the pillars of the east coast scene. Much respect to Ed, check out @5050skatepark for more information and visit them at 354 Front Street in Staten Island.
Some show notes:
0:00:00: We discuss Wu Tang Clan, specifically Catfish’s Wu Tang tramp stamp
0:01:45: We talk about Ed’s skatepark, 5050 and why he’s the only person running an indoor skatepark in New York City
0:03:35: Some kid is suing Ed and the skatepark because he broke his ankle riding the park
0:07:20: We talk about what makes 5050 Skatepark unique
0:08:39: We talk about scooters and how big the scooter scene has gotten
0:13:25: HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO FEEL ABOUT THE SCOOTERS???
0:25:00: How much support does your skatepark get from the NYC BMX community?
0:26:45: We talk about TCU TV and Ed’s favorite podcasts we’ve done
0:28:45; How Ed got started riding
0:35:00: How Ed got involved in the BMX industry and how he started building ramps for Red Bull
0:38:40: We talk about younger BMX riders not showing enough respect to older riders
0:44:45: We talk about how many BMX riders there are on Earth?
0:48:00: What is Group Home Bikes?
0:51:30: We talk about young kids not supporting BMX brands
0:55:04: Ed talks about why he thinks BMX needs more girls riding
0:59:15: Ed talks about how nobody in BMX answers their emails
1:03:30: Ed talks about little kids getting influenced to try drugs from BMX videos
1:06:46: Ed tells his Lou Bickle story
1:08:10: Ed talks about having his shop burglarized by a local BMX rider
This new Anthony Derosa web video is awesome, but it also comes with some news: Anthony is now a part of the Pyradice squad. Here are some words from Bryan Carter who did an awesome job putting this together:
“It’s no surprise that Anthony is getting the recognition he’s deserved. This is now the third web video we’ve put out, and this is by far the best one. One of the very first clips we filmed for this wound up being the last clip in the video, so that right there let’s you know this was full speed ahead from the get go. Enjoy.”
Filmed in: NYC and North Jersey
Filmed by: Bryan Carter
Check out Anthony’s other 2 most recent web videos below: