Dave King, Clint Reynolds, and Gilly are down in Guadalajara Mexico working on this wild course for the Red Bull Conquers event that's going down at the end of the month. That's one ambitious artist rendering of what the course will look like but if anybody can pull off building some wild shit like that it would be those guys. Check out the flyer and press release after the jump. (more...)
Dirt is set to make its return to the X Games this week and who better to build the course than Dave King. Tunney put together a little write up for ESPN about Dave's jump building background, and there's photo gallery from Keith Terra to go along with it. I don't even remember the last time I actually watched an X Games but I'll definitely be tuning in this week to see what Dave came up with.
Well I wasn't going to say anything about this since Dave has since taken down the pictures he posted on Instagram, but since Ride is running with it I'll go ahead and do it. Dirt MIGHT beIS back in the X Games! Well the Brazilian X Games at least. Big whoop right? Though it's just the Brazilian X Games it's one step closer to it being in the main X Games. I'm not even into seeing a bunch of tricks that originated from foam pits but I really don't matter. The people that do matter are the kids potentially watching the contest and getting stoked on bmx. Since dirt was removed the only bmx'n kids tuned into the X Games have seen is street, vert and MEGA ramp. The last two of those have limited accessibility for the average kid. Street though is easily accessible, and the correlation between its growth and its inclusion in the X Games can't be denied. Hopefully having dirt back in the BIG show would have a similar effect and get kids interested in dirt jumping. Though for the most part kids today are lazy little shits, hopefully some of the less lazy ones will get psyched and go out and build a jump. Then hopefully that jump turns into two jumps, three jumps, and so on. Or maybe kids will get interested and go hunt out some jumps/trails in their town and become part of that scene. The lack of new blood at trails these days is pretty undeniable so anything that could potentially change that is fine by me. The X Games is basically just a huge event who's sole purpose is to make money, but as much as that sucks it does have the potential to do good. Hell it was responsible for me really getting into riding. Though I always rode and built little jumps as a kid it wasn't until I saw the dirt contest at the first X Games that I discovered that there were not only other people doing the same I was doing but doing it on a whole nother level. Check out the X Games press release and Skrillex approved promo here.
Dave's house is a welcome break from the modern cookie cutter houses these things usually show. I swear all those guys in State College must live in the same neighborhood or there is only one home builder in that area. Check out the gallery Keith Terra put together of Dave's Allentown, PA home.
I laughed the other day when a kid told me that he had ordered up some Comp IIIs so he could come ride the trails. Well with videos like this I think it’s safe to say that Tioga is back in the game. Eric Hennessey, Adam Guilliams, Garrett Guilliams, John Skvarla, Pauly Cvikevich, Dave King, and Ekim King flow around the Northeast in this picturesque edit. On a side note, Matt Beringer once made fun of me for riding a mini ramp with Comp IIIs.