Spotted this over on the Focalpoint site, featuring Jerry Vandervalk, Alex Hiam, Raphael Jeroma- Williams, Aaron Dodd, Mitchell "Macca" Macdonald, Mike Cz, Mathew Lawton, Ryan Guettler and Zac Miner. Edited my Stu Munro for VitalBMX.
Brodie sent through this flyer and some words for his brothers memorial jam at Kempsey skatepark. Our deepest condolences to you and your family from Mitch Wood and myself at Diversity. Please show your support and make an appearance at Kempsey skatepark on the 20th of January.
Blake was keen on BMX from a very young age, begging Dad to take him to the skate park from about the age of three. At the time, on a cheap little 12", trying to jump the hip and box, trying to keep up with the older riders. Meanwhile, myself and the rest of the family were heavily involved in motorcycle racing.
On September 4th, 2000, Blake suffered severe head trauma, resulting in a large piece of his skull being removed and later replaced with a titanium plate, and a decent chunk of brain; the part that controlled right side movement and speech, to be removed. However, a mere 6 months later he was back at the skate park, stronger than ever.
He remained a very keen rider until the day of his passing, which also happened to be Dad's birthday. He originally wanted to go the Skate Park for a session, but ended up going dirt biking with dad, myself and my other brother Brock, as a sort of gift for Dad. He was riding in Tamban forest near Kempsey, when he struck a tree. He passed away later that afternoon after attempts to revive him.
Since that day, I have wanted to hold a competition or jam in his memory, but have never been able to get something happening.
- Justy B
Rhys Newling sent this one over, last edit for 2009 so he can start filming fresh in the new year. This is got some bangers in it and its still real chilled. Click HERE to check out some more of Rhys's videos.
He also says that this video is dedicated to Stu Timms who recently hurt himself swimming in Perth, he has broken his neck and may never ride again so PLEASE head over to stutimms.com/stu and drop in a donation, even the smallest amount can help.
I'm so stoked on this! Adrian Fox is a damn shredder. He broke his wrist in the first clip so they had to stop filming but I reckon it turned out real good! Sent in by Andrew Fraser.
Love Justy b