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!Read post →
“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.”Read post →
It’s Tuesday and I’m still hyped after the BMX positivity festival known as Texas Toast that ended Sunday. The boys behind the scenes did an incredible job on the event and it was the best it has ever been. In an environment where it seems impossible to please all the different types of riders with one set of ramps for everyone to ride, Ryan Corrigan absolutely smashed the street course design and came up with something for everyone, park and street riders alike. A great course enables great riders to test the limits of their skills and this video shows Garrett Reynolds, Colin Varanyak, Connor Lodes, Dennis Enarson, Simone Barraco and many more doing just that. Stick around to the end to catch a bonus victory jump by Cory Walsh in the Gauntlet Of Death too. So many insane moves in this, hit play and lean back. Or to the left.
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!
Drew went the fuck in for the Northern Embassy contest and came up with one of the most unbelievable video parts I have seen in awhile. The last clip is mind bending, I guess there is legitimately no room between the rail and that sign he taps his back peg on… That moment says a lot for the power of the special meter, the first part of that line boosted him up so much there was no way he wasn’t pulling it. Filmed and edited by James Dean of World Deece fame.
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!
I don’t care how high you are, this video from a Toronto trip with Halifax-based Business and the Northern Embassy will either make you happy and hungry or induce a panic attack (that’ll only make sense once you hit play). Spectacular work by Ian Fleming and Harrison Forward on the camera and the cuts. This one will hold your attention but you may not remember exactly what happened.
Here’s the official video of the 2014 Wethepeople Autumn Session that wen down a few weeks ago at the Project X Skatehelle skatepark, located two hours away from Cologne. Some crazy riding went down and those German dudes are straight killing it! That crank arm grin hard 180 out was fire!
The Kings Ride shop just launched their new online store and blog so to celebrate it they put together this sweet little promo featuring their team riders. Can’t say no to some Josh Alderete and Steven Mack footage!
This popped up yesterday and I didn’t post it because it didn’t have much steam and I didn’t want to see the guy get caught on account of a TCU Post. But it’s already got over 100,000 views and it’s been featured on at least one other BMX site, so I suppose we might as well:
“Raphael Carrondo captured the road-rage incident, which took place on Victoria Embankment, on his bike-mounted ‘GoPro’-style camera.
Mr Carrondo was trying to overtake a coach when he was undertaken by another cyclist, on a BMX.
The BMX rider kicked his front wheel, knocking him off his bike where he almost fell under the wheels of a coach.
Luckily, he escaped with only minor injuries.
Mr Carrondo writes on YouTube: “Please help me find the person in the video to bring him to justice. If you have any information that can lead to identifying the person on the video will be much appreciated.
“The incident happened in London at around 5:15 pm in front of the embankment station on Wednesday August 6th 2014. Please comment below if you have any information. Sharing the video will also help.”
While most of the BMX world was paying attention to what was going on in Austin this weekend, Monster held an event in Vegas that combined racing with dirt jumping and Ride put together this video from it.Read post →
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.
We dropped the first episode of the TCU podcast last week where Catfish and I interviewed Stevie Churchill and Brandon Begin. For the past few months people have been asking us to see the rest of the footage from that fateful day at El Toro and while the podcast should hopefully clear up exactly what happened that day, we decided now was the time to show you the behind the scenes from that day including Stevie’s truck to foot dab and Begin’s first attempt at the half cab. We’ve also included some really hard to watch footage from after Brandon hit his head.
I also just wanted to speak on the helmet thing, since I’m sure the juxtaposition of Brandon’s crash with him talking about still not wearing a helmet will upset a lot of people. I just want to make this clear: Brandon and Stevie are just talking about their personal preference. If you wear a helmet, keep wearing a fucking helmet. If you don’t wear a helmet, definitely don’t let anyone else’s opinion stop you from starting to wear one. At the end of the day, wearing a helmet is a decision you have to make for yourself. I can’t help but feel like this video is going to set off a firestorm of controversy on the helmet issue and I just wanted to make it clear that we are not anti-helmet in any way.
The goal with TCU TV is to push the overall BMX conversation and hopefully this video does that one way or another.
Filmed and cut by John Hicks.