I’m really excited to announce that we now have seats and shirts from Back Bone available in the store! To celebrate the occasion Tom Arkus put together that rad little promo for the seats above. This is the first time that either of them have been available in the U.S. The seats are SUPER limited and we have less than a handful of each color. Pivotals are available in three different colorways, and there’s even a railed version for you traditionalist. The Skull Helmet T-shirts are just as equally bad ass as the seats are. Check out pics of the of all the Back Bone goodies after the jump, and then make your way to the Can You Dig It Store to pick them up before someone else does. (more…)
Don’t go thinking I forgot about throwback thursday again! I’m not throwing it back as far as I usually do but this one is still a doozy. I’ve admired Brian Yeagle since the first time I ever saw him ride in person. It was at the La Revolution contest at East Coast Terminal, and after watching him take a few runs I immediately walked over to Robo and asked why he wasn’t on Fit’s pro team. Brian is a legend and one of those guys who makes you want to stop whatever you’re doing to watch ride. I had kind of forgotten about this bio that Tom Arkus produced for ESPN back in 2010. It popped up on Facebook the other day and I immediately knew what my throwback thursday post was going to be!
The Union just posted a new "First" interview that Mark Noble did with Vinyl's Tom Arkus. Tom has been kicking ass in the filming game for a minute now and that was more than apparent in Vinyl's "LP" DVD. Find out his first moments and what videos he wore out watching growing up HERE.
I may be a little bit biased here, but I got to say that Vinyl's new "LP" DVD is fucking awesome! I think lately BMX videos have become rather stagnant and repetitive, and "LP" is just what we needed to buck that trend. It's definitely a trails heavy video which is exactly what I was hoping for, but it also has a good bit of park and street mixed in. (more...)
After you get done checking out the new trailer for Vinyl’s LP DVD above, head over to Dig for an interview that David Leep did with man behind it all. Tom killed it with this project and you’ll definitely want to find out what all went into making it happen. If you haven’t picked up a copy of the DVD yet and are in the U.S. we have some available in the store. Get on it because we are offering free shipping on them through next week!
Due to some major ball ups with my financial institution I wasn't able to make it out to the Vinyl premiere. I was already pretty salty about it, but after seeing the photos of the premiere my salinity level is comparable to that of the Dead Sea. Oh well, at least I was able to get a lot done at the trails. Head over to Vinyl and check out a ton of photos from the premiere and the hangover session the day after.
It's rough being a trails rider on the East Coast when winter rolls in. A lot of digging gets done when the ground isn't frozen solid, but riding definitely takes a hit. The Wheel Mill is the latest park to undertake the challenge of giving trails riders a place to ride during the winter, and they brought in a handful of Pittsburgh's best riders to get it done. I've been getting more and more excited as I've watched the building progress. The park isn't open quite yet but the builders have been able to sample the fruits of their labor. Tom Arkus put together a time lapse video of the building of what has been dubbed "The Woods Jump Room" and Brian Yeagle shot some great pictures of it being "tested". Hit the jump button to check out the time lapse video and the gallery!
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It looks like 2012 was a good year for the guys at Dogs’ Trail. Tom Arkus even made and appearance! Check out this video of their season last year wrapped up into a five minute edit. Well, the edit is actually almost eight minutes but the last three is all skatepark stuff.
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!