The trails legend, bike throwing champion, Push Trails O.G. and co-owner of Deluxe who is Kris Bennett has a TV show premiering on HGTV this Sunday (4/30) at 12pm EST! After leaving an indelible mark on the BMX world, Kris transitioned from a successful career as a professional rider into an equally successful career renovating and flipping houses in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Kris and his wife Tara now own both the K Bennett Development Group and a boutique real estate company called Lifespace Pittsburgh. Both companies have been tremendously successful, so much so that the Bennetts were approached by…
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.
I had no idea how much you guys liked this top 10 trails web edits thing until emails started pouring in over the last couple weeks asking if I was going to be doing it this year! Truth be told, I’ve been nibbling away at it since the beginning of the month but all the traveling that I’ve also been doing slowed things down a bit. It’s always a pretty tough job putting this list together, but this year was the toughest yet. After going back through 2015’s videos I ended up with a “short list” of a few dozen…
December 13th and most of the spots Deluxe visited on their Northeast trip back in the summer are still running. Maybe Al Gore was onto something!
This was essentially just a big teaser for the full edit from Deluxe’s Northeast Trip. If only all teasers were this good!
There’s one more thing to be thankful for on this fine day of giving thanks and eating turkey! Deluxe just released Ty Stuyvesant’s twelve minute documentary on their Northeast trails trip! Grab yourself a beer, some spiked eggnog, or whatever you fancy and go find yourself a quiet place away from the family to watch this. That is unless your family is the Halahans or Delfinos, then you all just gather around and watch together!
This Sunday you have Deluxe to praise for blessing us with this kick ass edit from the trip the team took around the Northeast last summer! Unbelievably this is just the precursor to the Ty Stuyvesant produced trip documentary that they’ll be releasing on Thanksgiving!
Push was the absolute end all be all of trails awesomeness in the mid 90s. The trails were progressive and the riders that called the place home went on to become legends. It’s been damn near twenty years since I’ve seen their video “Bent Forks & Broken Bodies.” I don’t even remember who had a copy of it back then. Shoveldick uploaded their VERY well worn copy of the video and I couldn’t be more happy to take a trip down memory lane watching it.
I’m glad to see that Profile decided to upload this to their Youtube channel. It came out last week but for some reason they gave it to TCU to host on their channel. My immediate thought was that it made about as much sense as a record label giving a country video to BET. Anyway, here it is, Mark Mulville’s five day trip back to his former home of Pittsburgh, captured and edited by the one and only Bobby Valentine.
Deluxe’s Southern California Trip edit most definitely deserves a bump back up to the top!