The plan was to do an Instagram slam during the 2015 edition of the ACT Jam in Canberra as it is probably the best contest in Australia and almost the entire BMX scene was on site. We got to the first stop of the jam at the Woden skatepark and started filming some stuff there but then moved to Belco and finished the whole thing there.
It was almost 0 degree by the end of the night but the dudes still went in and got stuff done. Shout out to Backbone BMX for throwing one of the best jam and to everybody who participated.
Featuring Tom Stretton, Troy Charlesworth, Lewis Morgan, Chris Whyte, Boyd Hilder, Lewis Mills, Dayvis Heyne and more.
Filmed by Frenchie and Chris Whyte
Edited by Chris Whyte”
The state of Oregon has been known to breed some damn good BMX riders over the years and the next generation is coming right along. Young Hobie Doan gets his welcome to Portland’s longtime flaship bike shop, Goods BMX, with this new video filmed in his hometown of Eugene. Judging from this edit and some things I heard he’s stacked for the upcoming S&M DVD, it looks like we should definitely be keeping our eye on this dude!
When I started doing these No Jumper podcasts I knew that I had to get the Shop Jeen girls on the show. I met Erin and Ameelia by chance a few years back and ever since I’ve been amazed by the business that they’ve built out of nothing but hard work and a deep understanding […]
Believe it or not, this is one of the most asked for interviews in the history of TCU TV. I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something about John Hicks’ work that makes people curious about him. Typically John keeps his cards close to his chest, so up until now anyone interested in John would have had a hard time finding much out. But throughout the course of this interview I got into the mind of Mr. Hicks with some help from my esteemed co-hosts, Nigel Sylvester and Xavier Wulf and the result is the story of a kid from Long Beach who has lived a remarkable life even in the short time he’s been on Earth. Ladies and gentlemen it is my pleasure to introduce you to one of the best human beings I have ever known, John Hicks.
00:30 How did you meet Xavier and Nigel?
02:00 Filming BMX videos vs filming rap videos
05:15 Being home schooled
08:30 When you’re a filmer are you also a part time therapist?
12:00 Being motivated by the reaction from fans
13:45 Do you consider yourself a filmer or an editor first?
17:30: When did you decide to put filming before riding?
18:30 Filming the Brandon Begin El Toro crash
20:40 Do you care about your footage coming out on a DVD?
21:30 We talk about going to college
25:50 How John’s Mother’s health problems motivated him in putting together Brandon and Stevie’s videos
28:55 Staying out of trouble and not going down a bad path
31:15 Filming Xavier’s OSS video
34:15 What’s up with that Chad Kerley TCU Exclusive?
35:45 The first time John ever met me
39:55 Have you ever had to sacrifice creativity for money?
42:15 People saying John’s the best filmer in BMX
I thought this video was never going to come out. First none of our usual filmers were available so I had to pay Brandon Begin and Reed Stark to film the jam (which presents certain problems like “what do you do when you have a good clip except Reed is screaming the names of the tricks while they are happening?“) and they did a pretty good job but a bunch of the footage got lost, although eventualIy I recovered most of it. Another interesting aspect is that you can hear me announcing the contest in the background which made me tempted to use a song for once but you I just don’t have it in me to polish a turd. Oh also you hear snippets of a few dozen bangers in the background and I’m fully expecting the comment section to consist solely of “song?” comments. Here’s 10 minutes of my friends and I rolling deep at the skatepark.
Jordan spent time between Connecticut and NYC filming for this edit before he recently broke his wrist. I can’t help but think of this kid as Jeff Martin with a helmet on.
“All these clips are from before I broke my wrist and was unable to ride. Going in and out of Connecticut to NYC to film and verdure the city. Meeting crazy homeless drug addicts and buying them shit so they will go away. Thats how this came to being made, paying homeless people to go away so i can get a clip.”
Park Swish!!! Derek Dorame got his main boys Andres Velasco and Adam Accardi with himself to drop some crazy moves and lines up in Santa Fe New Mexico for this weeks video. These guys have some crazy bag of tricks and are always progressing at a level that blows my mind. Never upset when we see footy of the guys, hit that play button. -ABQ DNV
While we wait patiently for Chocolate Truck 2, have another look at the boys’ section from Animal’s QSS #6 last year. From Matt Miller’s high speed halfcabs to the Niranonta brothers popping bars in and out of whatever they want, this is definitely worth another watch.
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It says a lot about the quality of today’s complete bikes when a pro like Morgan Long can build one up straight out of the box, hop on it and hit the streets like he normally would. If you’re in the market for a new bike, ask your local bike shop about the Fit Dugan […]
Here it is, the main himself Nathan Williams with an entire video part in which 90% of the tricks are switch. This shit is just amazing, thanks to Monster, Rich Forne and Creasy for putting this together.
Tata Erices comes to us from Chile and brought along this banger of a video with him. Facts, there are too many impressive clips in this to even write about. Facts, if you’re into smooth riding with a great mix of tech and burliness this ones for you. Shout out to the fucking LENM Crew.
Stop Talk regular Jeremy Pavia reached out to let us know his long-awaited and much improved portfolio website is up and running. Take a few minutes to click around and you’ll most likely find some motivation to do creative and positive things.
The Jungle guys just dropped this new mixtape and it’s super good! Featuring awesome riding from Ilya Berestetsky, Juan-K, Pajaro ”Bird”, James Alcock and more. They also have a new website in the works as well as some shirts so keep an eye out for it!
“Josh was out in California for a month and we rode a few times out in Long Beach. He kept asking me to do a video for TCU. I was kinda skeptical about doing one with him due to his complicated internet relationship with Adam. But I texted Adam and he said he was down. I was really hyped to do another video with Josh because he might be the strangest human beings I know (and that’s coming from me). I like Josh. I could see how a lot of people could dislike him but I don’t go off what others say about someone, to me he’s just Josh, that’s all I can say. There’s no denying he’s good on a bike and has a very interesting personality. Love him or hate him watch this video and you be the judge, welcome to the mind of Australia’s finest, JOSH FUCKING IRVINE.”
– Nate Richter
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This new Kink One Hit Wednesday with Chris Doyle features probably one of the gnarliest fufanus ever done!!
“Chris is no stranger to these types on situations, and once again comes out on top in this battle on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. Playing with fire is an understatement here, but after avoiding some insanely close calls, Doyle nailed it. Insane.”
Anybody who has ever came to an OSS jam has definitely seen Tombow out there with his boys putting in work. Today we get to witness this awesome video that he put together with this boy Ralphy ( @burrparakeet ). Enjoy!
In just two short years, the Munich Mash has established itself as one of the dopest contests around. But when you’ve got Brian Kachinsky and Jeff K on the design and build teams, what else could be expected? Check out out the official highlight video and stay hyped for next year!