I heard Adam Aloise talking about this event the other week at Dreamline. He was headed straight from NC to Vegas to build the course, and my curiosity was piqued as to what it was going to be all about. I couldn’t really wrap my brain around how a contest based on speed and style (aka tricks) would work. Well after watching this I don’t think I was the only one who didn’t know what the fuck was going on. Given I don’t know what the exact rules/judging criteria were, it basically looks like it was a dirt jumping contest where you had to sprint off the roll-in. Pretty much after the riders dropped in, all focus on getting to the end of the course first went out the window. I’ll just assume that tricks carried WAY more weight towards the overall score than did winning the race. I mean why else would you have Pat “Face Case” Casey sending giant three whips over the first set? He could have at least pushed through and done some sort of scrubbed three whip. Now that would have been something to see! Even more confusing was Kris Fox flying through the course full speed only to give up the win by pulling up as hard as he could over the last set to do one of his signature whips. Anyway, the course looked rad and hopefully it got some of the spectators there for Monster Energy Cup stoked on our little non-wax carrying side of BMX.
Never in a million years did I ever think that I’d be watching a trails edit with a Salt-N-Pepa soundtrack! I’m not going to bullshit you, I got instantly hyped up as soon as I heard that first “heeeeyyyyyy, yeah.” To tell you the truth, the song worked perfectly with the vibe of this year’s Decoy Jam. Nothing but good times and smiles out there!
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?
Ryan Guettler hit the road in his RV with a crew of BMX bros that included Kris Fox. They mostly hit up parks, but they did take the time to get dirty at the Thomas Hancock Memorial Jam. Jump to 01:08 to get straight to it!
Kris puts it down at Ben Snowden’s ramps and Sheep Hills for his glove sponsor Deft Family. The Sheep part starts at 01:21 if anyone wants to skip ahead!
Demolition switched things up this year and headed to the Northwest for their trails trip. I was actually expecting this to be mostly skatepark footage with how much rain they encountered on the road. I’m happy to say that that’s not the case, and other than a few clips from a concrete park this is all Northwest trails goodness!