Troy Zeigler of Elevated Visuals came through with this rocking edit from the Heathens Mountain Jam. I can’t get over the insanity of what when down there. The mix of trails style and X-Games maneuvers is not what you usually see at most jams these days. That’s what you get when you have a set of amazing trails within a stones throw of Woodward! Spotted on The Union
I said I hoped for more footage from the Heathens Jam in the last post, and oh boy did I receive. ESPN dropped this doozy of an edit from none other than Stew Johnson himself. Stew, you did an excellent job making me really regret not being at this one!
Take a journey with Van as he travels from Jersey down to Virginia shredding spots all along the way. Well pretty much just spots in Jersey and Virginia. Two of those spots happen to be trails, and if you want to get straight to them you can jump ahead to 02:10. Via Almond Footwear.
I still remember the first time I ever met Steve Crandall. It was at the 1997 NBL Grands and he walked up to me and said “buy this fucking video.” The video was Live Fast Die, and Steve and FBM’s antics have been keeping me entertained ever since. Here’s a little edit from the ringleader himself, keeping it simple at his trails in Richmond.
This edit is certainly a departure from the norm now isn’t it! Just the other day I was talking to someone about if the trails by Van’s old shop were still going. I guess this answered that question! Don’t let the random games of bike deter you from watching it the whole way through. There’s a really good Catty section that starts around the 5 minute mark.
Standpoint 4 Small Brown Bike Soundcheck. A big thanks goes out to Ryan Navazio for letting us upload this awesome trail section from his past Standpoint Video Series. Featuring some classic trail riders, ripping some classic trails on the East Coast.
This is from the 2011 jam but hey, better late than never! Any Catty footage is great to see and especially when it contains the likes of Brian Foster, Clint Reynolds, Geoff Slattery, and Van Homan. Peep the video and then hit up the PAWOODS donation page to help keep the trails running.
I remember this commercial like it was yesterday!
“This 15 year old Seek & Destroy commercial was released in the fall of ’98 and distributed to bike shops on VHS. It also ran in an issue of Props video magazine, but hasn’t seen the light of day since then. We re-released it on the internet as a way of saying thanks to all the friends and supporters of Little Devil over the years. Riders in order of appearance: Pat Juliff, Garrett Byrnes, Brian Iarocci, Derek Adams, Van Homan, Chris Stauffer, and Rich Hirsch.” -Little Devil Brand
Well this a treat! Nine minutes of classic footage from the 7-11 Trails. I’ve always regretted that I never got to ride there. They were definitely ahead of their time and had an amazing crew of locals. Here are some key points from this video.
-Punjab has been ruled for a long time
-Van’s bike sounds like a bag of nails
-The world needs more Ronnie Gaska footage
-Some of those sections are tight as hell