Old Formatiks Video

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!

Kris Bennett Props Interview

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.

Memphis MTV Sports & Music Festival

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.