Dave King (the UK version) has been strangely absent from the trails video making scene for the past couple of years. He’s definitely one of my favorite dudes behind the lens, so let’s hope that he resurfaces this season with some more magic like this “August in 50 Frames Per Second” edit from 2008!
Better get on it if you want to get your hands on one of the CYDI X The Animal Series “Fisher” Long Sleeves because we’re down to the last six of them! There’s one small, one XL and four larges left if you want the specifics. The CYDI Store is where to get it, but you already knew that of course!
This look into the history of the Hastings BMX scene from Source BMX is packed with classic footage from the Backyard Jam, including the INFAMOUS Chasm Jump. I remember seeing a few magazine pics and video clips of that thing back in the day and thinking it was the craziest shit ever. Twenty years later, and after all the wild things that have gone down in BMX since, I still think the Chasm is up there among the craziest. I mean just think about the bikes they were hitting that shit on. Absolute fucking lunacy!
2016 may have sucked for everyone else, but I don’t think you’ll hear Dawid Godziek complaining about it one bit. Between that crazy Red Bull Field Trippin’ project and all the traveling he did to places like Gorge Road, Farm Jam and Lizzy Woods, I think it will be hard for 2017 to top what he had going on last year.
With the Tanner Trails shut down by winter’s cold grasp, 5050bmx homies Jonesy Fedderson and Kurt Perkins have had to seek out refuge inside. Luckily they have the Wasatch Bike Park at their disposal, and the folks there were kind enough to let them sneak in a session before the park opened; one that left them both in need of new pants!
Don’t let the first 39 seconds of portrait footage scare you off from this look back on the 2016 season at Minnesota’s MGM Trails. The camera eventually gets turned the right way and things really start to rip. It even looks like Mr. Steez That Whip himself paid them a visit!
This one requires a ol’ big skip to 04:12 to get to the point in Tom Van Den Bogaard’s trip where he rides the trails at Woodward West. This must have taken place while Danimal was away, because there’s no way in hell he would have let him ride the jumps that dry and with dirt falling out of the lips. Nac to turndown was cool tho!
Jakub Benda recently spent some time out in Vegas helping Tyler Trueman get TJ Lavin’s backyard dialed back in. After they got it all done they swapped out their shovels for a bike and a camera, and set about filming this little edit for Jakub to take home as a souvenir. He’s definitely learned some new stunts since the last time I saw him ride!
2016 was a pretty quiet year at the Graveyard Trails. With some guys traveling, some moving onto other things and some moving away altogether, the place has pretty much been a ghost town ever since the jam back in April. Recently though, some younger kids have discovered the trails and started to get them rolling again. I think we can all agree that fresh blood is definitely something we need in the trails scene. I really hope that these guys stick with it and continue to pick up where the generation before them at Graveyard left off.
It seems like the wind was the common enemy at quite a number of jams this fall. With it blowing 20+ out of the northwest, they were definitely battling it at this one down in the ATL. From the looks of this edit from Peter Hammond, they didn’t let it put a damper on the fun one bit.