This is pure gold right here! Not sure if this is lost footage or what, all I know is that it’s some Backyard Jam footage that I’ve never seen. This takes me right back to the mid-nineties when Bennett, Butler and Taj were BMX gods, and the Backyard Jam was hands down the biggest and wildest event around. This is the year that the Chasm Jump was at its craziest. I’m 100% certain that anybody who fell into that pea green soup instantly contracted a multitude of incurable diseases.
Here’s the section from the Vans Illustrated video that I’ve been waiting for to be online; Hucker, Nasty, TJ Ellis and Pat Casey taking it old school and throwing down on one single big jump! Seeing as Fuzzy set the whole thing up, it’s only fitting that he got to sneak one of his signature moves into the session!
Derrick has been dialing away up in Maine on his new stem and he’s got both the name and the specs locked in. The “Pumpa Knuck” stem is made from CNC machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum and features a 51.5mm reach, 25.2mm rise and comes with black oxide treated class 12.9 alloy steel bolts. Raw, black anodized and green anodized are your color choices, and of course custom engraving is an option. Raw stems will set you back $60, add $5 more for anodized stems, and another $25 if you want custom engraving. They’re available now for pre-order, and that’s the…
This reminds me of the time that I took an old girlfriend to the skatepark with me and told her to try jumping into the foam pit. Seeing as she had never done anything on a bike beyond just pedaling down the street, the result was understandable. This on the other hand! I have no idea how in the hell you could be this bad at jumping if you ride street everyday. It seems like you would have gained some kind of understanding as to the mechanics of launching off of something on a bike. There would have been fatalities…
Bobby Stevenson bringing us a look at the Black Diamond Trails up in the Northwest. This is my first time seeing the place but it definitely looks pretty damn well established!
Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and got a lot done on yesterday’s “day of service.” My contribution to society was digging out a filthy clay pit and moving its contents to a much nicer location. Now that we’re back to the regular grind, I’m psyched to get the site rolling this week with some rad footage from Wisley, Blackwoods, Epsom and Leatherhead. One of these days I’m going to follow these guy’s lead and set off on a UK trails trip of my own!
The flowing lines and blue grooves in this edit from the Summerhill’s Jam have been what’s helped keep the stoke high for me this week!
In case you didn’t already see it on social media, we have a few new shirts coming out soon! We’re calling that one up above the “Dig Monster.” It was inspired by one of my favorite metal tees of all time, Van Halen’s “Monster” shirt, and was brought to life by Nick Sawyers. I really didn’t think that he’d be able to top that old ‘Dig or Die” design that he came up with for us a couple years back, but he definitely did with this one! There are two versions of the Dig Monster shirt available to pre-order. First…
I’d kind of forgotten how good BF’s Stay Fit part was until I randomly rewatched it the other day. In my opinion, that bomb drop 360 is the craziest thing that’s ever been done at Posh! Well, that and Mulligan cartwheeling down the damn thing.
South Africa is where Jiří Zouhar chose to seek refuge from the Czech winter this year. This quick video from the legendary Gum Trails is the first of many edits that I’m sure we’ll be seeing from his time there. Looks to me like he picked a pretty good place to spend the winter!