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The Back Bone Video – Tyson Jones-Peni

Get your week fired up and off to a proper start with Back Bone co-owner and all around badass Tyson Jones-Peni’s section from The Back Bone Video!

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DIG – 90 Seconds with Tyson Jones-Peni

And the majority of those 90 seconds are Tyson ripping the shit out of the HVT Trails! The rest is of him airing way too high out of some deep bowls, so it’s not too shabby either. Via DIG

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Re-Up: Valley View Trails Jam

James Fox’s edit from the Valley View Trails Jam most def deserves a bump back up to the top!

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Valley View Trails Jam

Any footage from the Valley View Trails is a treat, but this jam edit that James Fox put together is hands down my favorite to come from my buddy Will and his brother Chris’ place! Mother Nature may not have wanted this jam to happen but even she couldn’t win out over the will power of this many trail dudes gathered in one place. Enjoy!

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Focalpoint – Tyson Jones-Peni Interview

If you’ve got a few minutes and are down to do a little reading, head on over to Focalpoint for a great interview with the Aussie trails and concrete slayer that is Tyson Jones-Peni! Get into it HERE!

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Wise Words and Rad Wallpaper from Back Bone

Back Bone’s site is always full of good stuff! Today you’ll find some very wise words about BMX from Tyson Jones-Peni, and a particularly rad Russel Brindley wallpaper that accompanies them. Check them out HERE!

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The Top 10 Trails Web Edits Of 2015

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 videos that needed to be whittled down to just ten. After a lot of back and forth and enough inner dialog to probably be deemed legally insane, here is the list of my ten favorite trails web edits to come out in 2015. As usual, feel free to let me know in the comments whether you agree, disagree, or think I left something out!
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10. Shawn Real – DIG Low Profile

Straight up, the only reason that Shawn’s Low Profile from DIG isn’t in the top five is because of all of the ramp footage that’s mixed in. That said, my jaw not only hit the ground the first time I watched this, but every single time after. There are literally too many WTF moments in here to list. From the first case to the last 450, you’re entertained the whole way through!


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9. The Don’s Jam

Throw a jam at a set of trails that had people from all over the world talking about them, add in some of the Northwest’s heaviest hitters, and set it all to a Judas Priest soundtrack. If that’s not a recipe for a kick ass trails edit, I don’t know what is. I had so many people asking me about these trails after this edit dropped!


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8. Villa Road – The Woodyard Summer 2015

2015 saw a new clothing/lifestyle brand emerge by the name of Villa Road. Headed up by some of the same guys responsible for the Woodyard Trails, it was to be expected that the trails would be an integral part of the brand’s media presence. This Villa Road branded edit from summer sessions at Woodyard set the bar pretty damn high as to what we can expect to see from them moving forward.


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7. Dig – Catty & Posh Halls Of Weenies Jam

With both Catty and Posh now throwing jams, the Lehigh Valley is absolutely the place to be around Halloween! Dolecki did a fantastic job with this DIG edit of capturing not just the weekend’s events, but also the fun times and good vibes that surround them. I’m sure he also managed to put in more laps than anyone else while doing so!


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6. Dan Closser – Solstice 2014

I have to revisit one of my original descriptions here. “Legendary trails and a dude who has reached a legend status of equal proportions.” That really sums up Dan Closser’s Solstice edit! Seeing him effortlessly flow through the place almost makes you forget how god damn big those jumps actually are.


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5. Laguna

This one won me over with its production value. The filming and the sound quality were absolutely amazing, and the trails and Daniel Fleury’s riding were right on par with them. The thing about Laguna is that it isn’t a place that you see a whole lot of. It almost kind of has a mysterious aura around it. This edit not only does a great job of showcasing both the trails and Daniels riding, but also conveying that vibe of mystery.


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4. United TRU Frame Promo

United could have thrown together some riding clips and a few product shots and called it a day with this promo for their TRU frame. Instead the frame took a backseat and this promo for it became more of a look into what drives us trail riders/builders to do what we do. They really would have been hard pressed to have found a more perfect person for this than Tyson Jones-Peni. His passion for building trails is just as strong and powerful as the way he rides them, and that really comes through in here.


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3. Large

There’s not a single trail rider out there who doesn’t get excited when they see footage from New Zealand’s PMP trails, and in my opinion this is the best footage to come out of there yet. No energy drink funded production here, this edit is just the purest representation of the trails and the crew who builds and rides them.


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2. Snakewoods Last Call

I really don’t think there’s a trail crew out there who has more fun than the dudes at Snakewoods… or at least that’s what their edits lead me to believe. A year of solid edits coming from Snakewoods cumulated with this one from what may have unfortunately been their last jam. James Fox did an excellent job of capturing every last bit of the fun that was had that day. If I had one negative thing to say about it, it would be that when you watch this you end hating the fact that you weren’t there.


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1. Deluxe – East Coast Trails Trip

Well that brings us to number one on my list, Ty Stuyvesant’s video from Deluxe’s East Coast Trails Trip. Deluxe has had a long history of producing amazing trails content, and I’m glad to see that has seamlessly carried on through the change of ownership. It would honestly be really hard to take a crew of guys like the ones Deluxe has on their team on a road trip to the land of trails that is the Northeast of the United States and not come back with something amazing! The way Ty put it all together is what really makes this something special. It leans more towards being a documentary than just an edit, and I think that broadens its appeal beyond just us trail riders. A person who has never ridden trails or even BMX could watch this and appreciate not just the riding, but also the sense of comradery that comes along with what we do.

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Dane Searls Memorial Jam 2015

For the fourth time riders from all over Australia came together to remember the legendary Dane Searls. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been four years. Dane had such a lasting impact on BMX that it seems like just yesterday that we were all still in awe over Giant’s of Dirt. Even with the wind not 100% cooperating at this year’s jam, everyone still had a blast celebrating the life and legacy of one of the baddest dudes to ever pick up a bike.

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United TRU Frames Available At Back Bone

Back Bone’s Tyson Jones-Peni had A LOT of input into the specs for United’s TRU frame, so it only seems fitting that you would be able to actually pick one up from the store. It’s taken a bit for them to get there but Back Bone finally has TRUs in stock! They even have the Australian exclusive color that is “trans soil brown”! You can either grab one from the shop in person or order it from their online store. Either way you should do it pretty quickly because there aren’t too many!

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Tyson Jones-Peni – Steady Vloggin 3

Tyson Jones-Peni is back with another episode in his vlog series. Nothing but trails with this one, with him and Rhysty putting the finishing touches on a new lip at Hillfire, some early morning laps, and some real world product testing of a new size of United’s Indirect tire.