I already had something picked out for this week’s flashback, then Joe had to go and mess up those plans by posting this gem on Veloup. I really hope one day he does eventually upload all the Prettyshady stuff with some words about each section. I can’t even believe that it’s seriously been a decade since some of those videos came out. Click here for his thoughts on this one.
Our friend Prettyshady Joe was creeping around Kill the Line this weekend with camera in hand. I guess we should call him Veloup Joe now. Either way, I sure have missed his edits! “My 2014 Vans kill the line ‘edit’ I spent a whole 24 hours working on this, my plan going into the event was to film a lot and then edit into something original / different / weird. Intro at 0.00 Finals action starts at 5.30 – the good runs I filmed Finals podium at 17.25 – the results Line walk though at 18.50 – walk and talk…
I’m not sure when or even how I first came across Prettyshady. What I do know is that once I did it became the site that I religiously checked every time I got on the computer. At the time it seemed like every other BMX site was solely concerned with videos of the latest grind or ones showing that someone had been able to kick their bike around another time. Prettyshady was different and posted videos that I wanted to see. While trails had all but fallen off of the radar of other sites, Prettyshady was often updated with videos…
I’ve been looking for this for months so that I could put it up as a flashback post. After getting beyond frustrated with no being able to find it, I did what I should have done in the first place and just asked Joe. He had to do a bit of digging himself but eventually he was able to find this gem in the Prettyshady archives. When this dropped it was like a breath of fresh air from all the street edits and talk that trails were dead!
Shot out to Prettyshady Joe for finding this one! Please note that this is called whole TRACK manual and not just whole straight manual!
I saw this on Prettyshady and was psyched to see those mysterious Oz trails again, but then I noticed something. The dude is riding an ALUMINUM GT Speed Series race bike! Actually I think ripping is a more appropriate word than riding in this case. Well that dude is Jason Cousins and I remember seeing a post on Back Bone that he had started riding “a full on, alloy race bike”. It certainly seems like it’s working for him. I just hope for his sake that it holds together!
Prettyshady Joe has a pretty awesome little setup in his yard! I wonder what’s the most laps someone has done back there?
This video for RattleSnake‘s “Rad As Hell” reminds me of something FBM would have put out in the 90s! Spotted over on Prettyshady.
Two POV runs from Max at Barend and Peynier. Spotted on prettyshady.
I love the simplicity of this edit. No music, no effects, just basically what you would have seen if you were at the contest. “Do a backflip! Yai!” Via Prettyshady