This time of year always brings news of sponsorship changes and shakeups. I’m sure this one won’t set the internet on fire with the same ferocity as the news that Chase Hawk was cut from Odyssey, but it is worth mentioning. 2016 is looking good for Matt Cordova, as he’s gotten the bump up to the Demolition pro team (I can’t believe / had no idea he wasn’t on the pro team in the first place) and also found a spot on SE Bikes’ team of stylish West Coast riders. Definitely looking forward to seeing more from him this year!
Matt Cordova teamed up with photographer Joey Cobbs on a pretty out of the box nighttime photo shoot at the FOD Trails. It was complete with fog machines, colored lights, and Matt even did his best Keith Gower impression by rocking a headlamp. The photos turned out pretty amazing! You can check them out along with a quick interview and bike check on Matt’s ride over on Demolition’s site.
Man, I was hoping this summer Demolition edit from Matt Cordova was going to be at least half trails, but unfortunately we only get a couple of nibbles at 01:58 and 02:19.
Verde and Demolition’s Takayuki Sugisaka has one fine looking trail machine, and you can check it out in detail over on the Motocross International site. I’ve loved that silver vein finish ever since back in the day when Hutch did it and called it Futuristic Black! Spotted on The Union
Just spotted this Brian Castillo shot FOD gallery over on the Demolition site and had to post up my favorite picture from it. The D-Man has some of the finest no-footed cans in the game, and damn did this hip at FOD let him stretch out the ol’ legs! Bust on over to the Demolition site and check out a couple more Doyle pics, as well as some from Kris Fox and Matt Cordova.
Demolition posted up a look at Mike “Hucker” Clark’s new flower empowered setup. I can’t even hate on it because it actually looks pretty damn good. I think that trans blue frame would make just about any setup look good though. Check it out over on the Demolition site along with a little interview with Hucker.
Demolition has a really good interview up with Hucker and Kris Fox where they talk about the influence Sheep Hills has had on them. I usually tend to think negatively when I think about Sheep. It’s kind of hard not to when you’ve grown up on the East Coast with the best trails in the world. This gives a cool perspective on what it was like being a kid when Sheep was in its heyday. Putting the chrome pitting moon dust, homeless tweakers, RC car photo shoots, and god knows what other ridiculousness that has occurred out there aside, it must…
Demolition’s Northwest Trails Trip didn’t go quite as well as this trip to the Northeast that they went on the year prior. I wonder where they’ll head this year?
Demolition has an interview with the D-Man on his take on the East vs the West (Please note that I put East before West like it should be). I pretty much agree with all of Chris’ observations on the subject. Especially the one about every single person who can pedal a BMX bike in California being on some companies flow team. Jump over to Demolition and give it a read.
They managed to sneak a few trail clips into this promo for Doyle’s new Demolition fork.