Archive for May, 2009

corey martinez

Posted in Uncategorized on May 31, 2009 by Aaron

Thought I’d take some time to revisit two amazing video parts from Corey Martinez. I really like watching the guy ride. He kind of makes things look easy, but sometimes you can tell he’s really working for it too. He also seems like a pretty rad guy, someone I’d likely enjoy having a conversation with someday. He’s always been innovative in a way that just takes things to the next level- not like Charlie Crumlish innovative, but “I can probably throw a barspin in that already really difficult trick” innovative, which automatically puts him at the forefront of progression in bmx. United is working on a new video that will be out someday soon, and that will be his first major video part since Trafaelio. It’s been five years, and I can’t wait to see what unbelieveable stuff will be in his part this time.

Wide Awake Nightmare. Things to look for:
2:10 – backwards rail to half cab barspin (does anyone do this trick, even now?)
3:27 – nothing crazy, but man those tranny walls look fun. Also the next clip is an icepick grind to manual, which was the first time I ever saw that trick.
3:41 – feeble to manual on a rail. Years later, Dig mistakenly gave Bob Scerbo credit for doing this first.
3:51 – a slow-mo’d tailwhip nosepick… man how things have changed.
4:13 – the first curved wall to alley-oop 270?

Trafaelio. Things to look for:
0:30 – manual to nose manual to 180. It was a while before the masses caught up with this kind of nose manual stuff.
1:19 – look at how small the t1 ramp was!
1:36 – did he just grind a roof?
2:12 – I can’t even imagine how difficult a 450 to icepick would be.
3:09 – This is where we first see the yellow rail. how many people even do opposite 180 barspins, let alone out of an uprail?
3:20 – This was one of the first things I was told about his part, although it was described as a curved wall to 720, which is a bit inaccurate.
3:35 – I know that tailwhips are the first trick kids learn these days, but at the time this came out I (and many others) considered it the craziest rail trick ever done.


April Trails

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2009 by Aaron

All this footage is from about a month ago, we still had a lot of work to do to get things running nice, and everything is ugly up there before the trees bloom, but it’s worth one watch at least. Everything is dialed there now, and it only took three years to figure out how to keep things nice at our jumps. We’ve been watering heavily, chaining things off, and obtaining large tracts of carpet for the last month, and it’s really paying off. We’ve only had a couple incidents of inconsiderate people trying to ride them dry (despite the highly visible sign), and for the most part the frequency of people who shouldn’t be there (and by this I only mean people who leave a mess for others to clean up) is way down.

lotek takes a step in the right direction

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2009 by Aaron

…backwards. I don’t usually feel compelled to comment on industry stuff, but I was pumped to see that they’re re-issuing the Deltas and Troops. I never owned a pair of Troops, but always wanted some; the first gen Deltas were my favorite shoes ever- give them a gum sole and they’d be perfect. Since these models, Loteks haven’t really been my cup of tea, and I think it’s cool that they’re revisiting some old models.

mat ridgeway

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2009 by Aaron

Mat sent these photos through and they are awesome. He was living in Grand Prairie with Mark Shannon for a while and Mark shot these photos. In fact, I think I’m finally compelled to change the site header.
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watch this

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2009 by Aaron

amazing trails

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2009 by Aaron

Whoever thought to build a bermshot to 270 berm is a trail building genius!

i’m moving here

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2009 by Aaron