Little video I did 4 years ago for ESPN, not going to lie the song sucks pretty bad. But you know how it goes when you are restricted to only using licensed music. The riders in this video are classic, Chris Doyle, Kris Bennett, Brian Yeagle, Brian Foster, and more.
Ok, the video quality blows but there’s some damn fine riding in here. For those of you who don’t know, Formatiks was Brandan “Punjab” Pundai’s company back in the early to mid 2000′s. This was a promo for a video that was supposed to come out. As far as I know it never did so this is all that we are left with. Thanks to Tom for putting me onto this one!
What better way to get into the “Throwback Thursday” game than with Kris Bennett’s interview from Props Issue 14. To this day this interview still pops into my head from time to time. Probably because I watched it 100+ times growing up. Kris was pretty much the boss of all bosses back then, and I don’t think there was a single person who didn’t admire his riding. Hell, I still get excited when pictures of him riding pop up! Sorry to anybody trying to watch this on an iOS device, the player is flash based.
This brings back some memories! Not just of watching this section over and over but of going to Posh almost every week back then. Gas was cheap, there were 10+ sets of trails around B-Town, and there was always an abundance of people down to make the trip. Good times! Via Props
Fourteen years later I’m still kicking myself in the ass for not going to this. If I remember right I had the choice to either go to a race with one of my roommates or to go with the other to Memphis to check this out. Of course he comes back saying awesome it was and that I had missed out, but it wasn’t until Props 29 came out that I realized just how bad I had fucked up. Pretty much a who’s who of late 90s dirt jumping not only shredding an unbelievable (for the time) dirt set up, but also hitting up an awesome looking downhill street course.