The Top 10 BMX Video Parts of 2012.

9) Brian Kachinsky’s 2012 DK Section

What kind of rider releases a video part this good, online, with this many gap to rails, in his 30th year living? BK. The same guy who embarrassed an entire nation of hockey playing Canadians (who sent Jason Enns as their proxy) on Road Fools almost a decade ago spent 2012 effectively saying to our nation’s BMX youth “yeah, you can nollie smith a flat ledge but I can nollie to switch pegs a 12 stair first try”. Except he’d never actually say that because he’s the nicest guy on the planet and he’s probably laid up with your neurologist right now.

377 thoughts on “The Top 10 BMX Video Parts of 2012.

  1. I really happy to see Richard Forne and Dakota get the top of this list. Rich Forne's section made you think back to the simple days on your bike, pedaling full speed at everything, then you can sit back and watch Dakota (with Chase, AK, and the whole rest of that crew) head out to destroy a flat ledge or anything else you put in front of them. Solid list, I don't think many people can disagree with what you have here Adam.

    • I thought about that and in terms of pure enjoyability I could see it being up there, but Aaron had legitimately insane bangers and Sexton's just wasn't really that kind of part. So I had to put aside the fact that I liked Sexton's song 5000x more than I liked Aaron's and let the riding be the main focus behind my choice.

  2. Finally, after not watching a single web video for the entire year I can sit down and watch all the best riding during a single regularly scheduled bowel movement.

    I'll forgive Adam for missing 2011 (I passed on an entire year of BMX videos in anticipation of a year end list), because this more than makes up for it.

    Perfect curation, great editorial. I can't think of a single addition or omission I'd make.

  3. That Richard Forne video is so damn good. The fast paced clips were almost too fast, I wanted to see every clip and be able to digest what I had just seen. That's when you know it deserves a spot so high on a list like that.

  4. It would have been nice for a few non-street-heavy sections to make the list, because there were definitely some good park and trails videos out there this year. Still a pretty solid list nonetheless.

    • I completely understand that street is the most relevant and popular thing in BMX right now, and I know you're a street rider, but it is unfortunate to ignore the other facets of riding because of that. To fall back on the music industries year end lists (as an example), you wouldn't see a website list the "Top Songs Of 2012" then only speak of country music. They would categorize things a little more. And again, I'm not saying this isn't a list of influential video sections this year, because all of these were amazing. But at the same time, park and trails videos from Matt Priest, Drew Bezanson, Dennis Enarson, Kris Kyle (in fact a lot of the videos from Unit 23) got a lot of attention from a lot of people. It's kind of leaving out a huge portion of what BMX is.

    • you show me a ramp or dirt video part that took as long to film as Dakota's T.I.C. section (or even 20% as long) and I'll be impressed. Everyone sees a "top video parts of 2012" list on The Come Up and knows exactly what they're getting. You can't compare park edits to street edits, they will just never take the same level of work as a street section does.

    • Anthem II? That took years to film some of the sections that were mostly park and dirt. I can somewhat agree with what you're saying though. In terms of effort to clip ratio, it definitely takes a lot more to go out and deal with spots/security/police, then simply rolling up to a park and shooting. In terms of the amount physical effort a rider puts into pulling things for a video, I don't see a street clip as being any more difficult then a park clip. You can't honestly tell me that Dakota put more effort into filming his T.I.C section then Drew did filming this? https://vimeo.com/33575654

    • And like I said in the previous post, when it comes down to the riding (I'm not talking about going out to spots, or dealing with any external variables), the amount of effort a rider puts into to pulling the clip is really no different. I hate to categorize riders, but to assume that a street rider is working any harder then a park rider when it gets to the point of pulling a trick is kind of disrespectful.

    • But I should really also point out, there are no personal attacks here. Like you said on the second page of this article, I am merely stating an opinion, just like you. I get to deal with a lot of aspects of riding as my job, and admittedly 75% of the video work I did this year was based around street. It doesn't mean I appreciate street anymore then the other aspects of riding.

    • All I want is an example of a skatepark edit that you think could conceivably be on this list. This is a list of the top video parts of 2012 so yes the year is very important. If you can't even think of one example 7 comments in, I'm sure you can see why I didn't include one either.

    • I'm not saying any one edit is clearly better then another for riding (that is entirely a matter of opinion, and that's not my place to comment on), but the fact that dirt and park has been almost entirely left out in the list, speaks volumes for the style of riding that is being favoured. You said it was your opinion to list only street parts, that is not an opinion shared by everyone.

    • And saying something like "not including external variables" is absurd because obviously those external variables are a HUGE factor and essentially the only factor that makes comparing street edits and park edits so useless. You can't exclude that. That's the entire argument.

      You can't name a skatepark edit that is comparable to this list because there (probably) aren't any. People don't spend 2 years filming a skatepark edit. Dakota did spend 2 years filming a street edit.

    • My last comment is all I really needed to say on this topic, so I'll leave it at that. You might see differently, and there's really nothing wrong with that. But I also know there will be quite a few people that agree with me. I'm not looking to start world war 3 over park vs. street, this is just my opinion.

  5. Fuck it I want to see the 10 top ten bmx fails of the year. People love it when you post negative shit, look at how much that vital post got.

  6. Am I the only one who enjoyed the AK video part more than the DAK video part? Man, DAK is crazy, but all the crazy tech and smoothness of AK, that's just impressive!

    Other things I didn't agree was the positions of Craig Passero and Rob DiQuattro, definatly deserved 2 or 3 higher positions! Man, those dudes are INSANE, and if you ask who are they in a nowadays skatepark, 80% will reply as "Who the fuck is that hippie?" and for that, (just like you said for Rich Forne) they deserved it!

    Although, as you said, it's impossible to make these lists and everyone agree with it, you made your point, and congratulations for it Adam Grandmaison!

  7. Actually a pretty well put together list, the only thing I think could have got a mention was Bruno Hoffmans section where he 540'd down the double set? I thought that was amazing!

  8. I think this is a really good list, but as you said yourself, it focuses on street riding, maybe, a couple other entries, like some park, or dirt, Harry main put a good park video out, there isn't much to say about dirt as I can't think of any that blew my mind. But people in dirt and park are pushing the boundaries of BMX just as much as many of th street riders out there.

  9. Nice write up, my sentiments exactly when it comes to BMX criticism. But (even though it's inconsequential) I don't like the Pitchfork example.Pitchfork's writers don't even pretend to be real music writers and in my opinion they are a mimetic culture site disguising themselves as music authority. In your write-ups of these parts you give YOUR very concrete reasons as to why you feel it's worth the spot, they actually do a poll and gather data from their userbase and from recording industry data and then simply mirror the results of popular sentiment in their lists. Thesis: Yours is a heartfelt look at where the harda work/hustle is in BMX and theirs is a cutthroat attempt at solidifying their userbase. *sigh*. Great list by the way, glad to see all these badass parts on here.

  10. I'm glad you compared Dakota to Homan, honestly I don't care what generation you grew up in, or how many little devil valve caps you own, Dakota Roche put out one of the best video parts BMX has seen in years. The whole Cult video was amazingly done.

    Also I thought Dugan's part in Bad Idea should have been mentioned.

  11. Overall a pretty solid list and good explanations behind your picks, Adam, stoked to see Hoder get some love too. I know you didn't want this to be all Talk Is Cheap (and I don't think it deserves to be), but we all new Chase Hawk and Chase Dehart would put out some pretty banging parts that I really enjoyed, but I was hoping Dave Krone would get some love, his part was really awesome and in a DVD full of heavy hitting pros well into their careers it was refreshing to see a young gun put out such a strong and unique section. I sort of had a sneaking suspicion you'd have given number 1 to AK, but I think Dak's part will be more timeless.

  12. "and he’s got Edwin coaxing him into doing shit (or at least that’s how I imagine half of these clips playing out in my head)" That is fucking hilarious because I was literally thinking the same thing when I watched this!

  13. http://vimeo.com/38402827 That's the Bruno video people keep mentioning, I didn't want to go through Dig to find the original, nobody wants to watch it on mpora anyway. Definitely worth an honorable mention if not a pot on the top 10, in my opinion. Solid list, I personally enjoyed AK's part more than Dak's (no disrespect, it was 8 minutes of hammers), but Dakota's will definitely stand out as one of the best of all time. Solid list Adam. And by the way, I wouldn't say it's that much of a stretch to include Dennis' Last Chance part as one of those "Van Homan-esque" parts along with Dak's and Garrett's upcoming part.

  14. Donnachie definatley deserved a spot on there, still think diquattro should have been a little higher. Well said though.

  15. So dope Alex Kennedy got his Cult part on here, and so high up! I remember when I first started riding watching the Aversion videos and seeing how he's evolved into a rail slaying, free-coaster street machine is so sick. Nice one Adam Grandmaison.

  16. you cant find much about "rich forne'" because its his stage name, my college lecturer went to uni with him this is what she said so yeah haha.

  17. rob d shoulda had all ten spots. and where's kanode? and dugans etnies edit? and not to mention the kickflip how-to orrrr the hollywood street fight?

  18. The list is debatable and that's what makes it interesting. Seeing what the owner of the biggest website in bmx feels is the best to improve the progression of bmx is awesome. I do feel that a lot of these are closer to the end of the year but web videos are so easily forgotten. What I feel would help in addition to the top ten should be a page that has a list, no description for each video, that has all other honorable mentions. Bruno is amazing but I feel he has to many web edits to make a specific one the most memorable. I am sure there are bunch more that should be added to the list….

    Lino Gonzalez and Hoogerhyde is QSS #4.
    Bruno Hoffman – https://vimeo.com/38402827.
    Ty Morrow – http://thecomeup.com/videos/primo-ty-morrow-edit/.
    Dylan Stark – http://thecomeup.com/videos/dylan-stark-wethepeople-pro-team-video/.
    Nick Smth – http://thecomeup.com/videos/skvr-nick-smith-and-co/.
    Nick Bott – http://thecomeup.com/videos/nick-bott-jibs/.
    Little Nick – http://thecomeup.com/videos/nick-seabasty-primo-edit/.

    And this still deserves a mention every year.
    Ryan Howard – http://thecomeup.com/videos/stickied-ryan-howard-in-alyk2-still-here/.

    Was the Skav DVD this year?

  19. The list is debatable and that's what makes it interesting. Seeing what the owner of the biggest website in bmx feels is the best to improve the progression of bmx is awesome. I do feel that a lot of these are closer to the end of the year but web videos are so easily forgotten. What I feel would help in addition to the top ten should be a page that has a list, no description for each video, that has all other honorable mentions. Bruno is amazing but I feel he has to many web edits to make a specific one the most memorable. I am sure there are bunch more that should be added to the list….

    Lino Gonzalez and Hoogerhyde is QSS #4.
    Bruno Hoffman – https://vimeo.com/38402827.
    Ty Morrow – http://thecomeup.com/videos/primo-ty-morrow-edit/.
    Dylan Stark – http://thecomeup.com/videos/dylan-stark-wethepeople-pro-team-video/.
    Nick Smth – http://thecomeup.com/videos/skvr-nick-smith-and-co/.
    Nick Bott – http://thecomeup.com/videos/nick-bott-jibs/.
    Little Nick – http://thecomeup.com/videos/nick-seabasty-primo-edit/.

    And this still deserves a mention every year.
    Ryan Howard – http://thecomeup.com/videos/stickied-ryan-howard-in-alyk2-still-here/.

    Was the Skav DVD this year?

  20. this is a really good top ten…BUT, I love the streets and tech riding and huge wallrides out in the alley! The only thing I wanted to see was one crazy trick rat that does all those flip dips and whips, cause as much as I am not into that riding they still put in a ton of work! On a side note DAK should win every top 10 with the talk is cheap part! Rob diquattro part was amazing way pumped to see that. I also want to see way more of rich forne, dude is a silent shredder. Everyone else that made this list hands down killed, but I think gabe brooks should of at least made it!

  21. Distinct lack of trails and park videos, I like to watch everything but is this just down to you or were there actually not that many good park edits such as daniel sandovals or trails edits?

  22. I think the rich forne edit shouldve been number one it created a stir in bmx for the under dawgs we know dak is amazing and are aaron. liams edit was dope tooth hanger up to whip yes please the list is good but a bit of a stretch from underdogs to top players. but it does span the game much props to the come up.

  23. Of course Dakota wins. but this is seriously the best list of 2012? Only if Garrett's Fiend edit was a video part…

  24. What the fuck is up with TCU getting bitchy?

    ' as the seminal flat ledge edit of our time. And if that’s true we’ll also be forced to look at AK’s Cult section as the definitive example of how that kind of flat ledge mastery translates into a full video part when it’s time to do so.'

    ' If he turned pro in 1999 he’d probably be riding full pipes in New Zealand with Ruben. But it’s 2012 so he’s doing switch 180 to fakie switch feeble to 180 over switch smiths and other grind combos/tongue twisters'.

    Youre throwing sarcastic shit into a lot of descriptions at the moment, its starting to feel like I'm watching the office.

    Say that shit straight up like you used to!

  25. Passero was an obvious one for me, mind blowing edits all year. Not sure if it qualifies but Sandoval's Heart and Soul edit was on point.

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