For the second consecutive year, our own Vince Byron has claimed the gold medal at the Asian X Games in Shanghai, China. Vince killed it all day, with dialled runs, throwing big tricks, airing around the 10ft mark, and landing smoother than most, it was a well deserved win. Another Australian, Steve McCann also scored a podium position, finishing second. Below are the full vert finals. Both Steve and Vince are entered in the Mini Mega competition, which is still to come.
Other notable Australian's at Asian X are Daniel Johnson, Marnold and Brock Olive. All of these dudes were entered in the street contest, but unfortunately, didn't manage to qualify for the final. That's not to say they weren't killing it, though. I managed to catch part of Marnold's heat on ESPN yesterday, and he was, at one stage, leading his heat while staying true to his smooth peg style.
Renald McQueen has been at the top of his game for so long now, and he just keeps getting better. His new edit for BSD/Triple Six is no different. A ton of really good, smooth street and plaza shredding, and that last clip is so sick.
Following the killer Round One video, Sion Bourne and his crew deliver once again with the Round Two sequel. Much like Round One, the production in this is on point, and the riding from Jake Corless, Sion Bourne, Greg Lamond, Luke Snelling and Kie Ashworth is top notch, as well. Pool riding, quality street, dialled production and Black Sabbath!
Kyle Baldock came in 5th in last years The Hunt video part contest, and with good reason. He throws down some of the biggest and most innovative park tricks around at the moment in this video. The 360 downwhip to superman seat grab is one of the coolest thing's I've seen in a while.
This edit is of Australia's best bar spinner and street rider Brock Olive. Brock has put an edit together for Australia's most hated blog on the world wide intrawebs. Brock has recently been put on the Colony pro team, which makes perfect sense, because he is so good and does everything so easy. This edit is just scrap clips, which is pretty redic. Also its been put together with no music, which might be coming a trend after the Tom Dugan Etnies web video, but I really like the raw kind of footage.
Brock is also headed to China for the Asian X-games with other Colony BMX team riders Liam Zingbergs, Marnold and Cooper Brownlee. So good luck to these guys over there.
Dishonour have added a new addition to their Cali series. First off, a new drop of shades, this time tortoise shell with brown lenses, classy. They also have some sweet hoods, with the signature rasta hand scrawled logo. And finally, the part of the drop I'm most in to, the new acid dye Cali tees (below). These babies are a trip. For more photos, information and pricing, head on over to the Dishonour site.
The core series is back again for 2012, and the first round is at Morayfield skatepark on Sunday the 22ng of April 2012. Sponsored by Colony BMX, Ride On BMX Store, 2020 BMX Magazie, Skuff TV, Freestyle BMX Australia and Moreton Bay Regional Council. For more information on this go to www.facebook.com/coreseries.
I have seen this picture floating around on facebook for the last day or so. It looks like they plan on knocking down the legendary KP skatepark in Shailer Park, QLD. KP has so much history, with some of my best riding memory's from the crazy sessions coming from there. At one point in time you could go down there and it would be like a whose who of Australian BMX everyday. I have no more details on this, but if anyone knows anything else, or of any petitions to stop this, write it in the comments so we can let people know.
Recently, Bullmixians Billy Brooks and Paul Chamberlain travelled to Western Australia to help out with the Joondalup Huckfest put on every year by Shaun Jarvis & Freestyle Now. The level of riding from these West Oz shredders is really high, and there is more than enough variety to keep everyone happy. Stay tuned for the comedy stylings of ODP
Here are the highlights from the 2012 Farm Jam at the Frew Farm. Despite being heavily affected by the weather, it still looks like it was a bloody good time! Featuring Kyle Baldock, TJ Ellis, Mike 'Hucker' Clark, Paul Langlands, David Girsch, Andrew Ahumada and more.
Colony just dropped this fresh clip of resident video guy and freecoasting guru Cooper Brownlee. Packed full of Cooper's buttery freecoaster street lines, super enjoyable. You can check out the accompanying interview here.
This coming Saturday, Newcastle BMX are throwing the second annual World's End Jam at the new Wallsend park in Newcastle. Last years jam, by all accounts, went off, so if you're anywhere near by, or feel like a weekend pilgrimage, hit it up!
Though it's a little old, Alex Bolton sent us through this collection of clips from the Winter and Spring last year. Dudes got some moves, but unfortunately broke his foot on that icepick. Hopefully he's back shredding by now.
Tempered just uploaded this real good edit of their trip to US last September. It features riding from Nick Kajewski, Jerry Vandervalk, Mat Lawton, Jeff Cadger and Brian Histand as they shred their way through Cali and then onto Vegas for Interbike. I really enjoyed watching this, had a sweet fun vibe. Filmed by the crew, shot by Mike Vockenson.
Jerry absolutely kills it in this promo for his signature frame and bars from Tempered. Available from all good local bike stores or your favourite mailorder.
In other Jerry V news he has a web edit for Primo in the works which is meant to be banging!
Sydney's Trent Rowsell and his bike feature in skate/surf/photography/music magazine Monster Children's promo for their new issue. I think it's pretty rad.
Issue 43 of 2020 BMX Magazine is about to drop, and as usual, it's packed with goodness; like an interview with Australia's contest golden child Kyle Baldock, catching up with the Australian branch of the Fit team, a photo retrospective of Summer from Mitch Morrison, giveaways, and a whole lot more. It also has one of the coolest covers ever; featuring Josh K and Mikey McMah going over-under with some hot pool carve action. Available at newsagents and all good bike shops real soon.
Focalpoint and Primary Threads have teamed up for a giveaway in celebration of their new drop. Head over to Facebook, like both the Primary and Focalpoint pages, and share the below image to go into the draw. Winners will be announced April 13th.
Josh De Reus was added to the Tempered/TriplesixNZ team back in January, and managed to produce some wild moves for this welcome video. Some real good stuff in here, and aside from being edited to 360, it was a great watch. Filmed and edited by Josiah at Snodge Films