After blowing minds in 2011, Kyle Baldock has been a regular on the podium at XGames and Dew Tour events around the world ever since. His double gold at the Foz do Iguaçu XGames was icing on the already mackin’ cake. This profile on Kyle from ChopShop Entertainment (Bryan Avila, Paul Taublieb and Chris Zamoscianyk) goes deep and is well worth the watch. Alongside Kyle speaking about his motivations and wins, the riding is killer.
The South Australian dirt scene has always been strong, with trails scattered across the driest state. Hermitage Trails began a while back in Mallala and are shaping up well, helped by them residing on a farm free from the peril of council dozers. Nathan Parker sent us in a quick clip of the progress down on the farm after a wet week made some alterations possible and lots are in store over the coming winter. Man that roller into the first set looks so fun….
Boyd Hilder is coming up fast. And the crew at Mankind BMX and RideOn have been taking notice, recently hooking him up on flow. Boyd throws down across wood, concrete and dirt in his welcome edit that ticks all the boxes. Sweet edit from Oliver Frank. So digging the ninja drop at Runaway Bay…
Fist Handwear just dropped a sweet edit to showcase their new range of gear. Pretty amped on the growing number of Australian brands representing BMX come 2013, it’s crew like this that make so much possible, for their hooking up of riders, to just showing that it is possible to live the dream through hard work and dedication. Solid work form Bret Trigg behind the lens and the ever growing Fist army of Andrew Ahumada, Bret Trigg, Caroline Buchanan, Danny Campbell, Jake Wallwork, Luke Parslow, Matt Whyatt, Nick Cooper, Ondra Slez, Robbie Stewart, Shanon Farrugia and Todd Meyn. If you be needing gloves for some grip or to keep your fingers warmer come the colder days we got now, Fist are killing it.
Spain played host to the circus that is the XGames over the last week and while BMX only had a few events running, the riding that went down was more than nuts. Standing out above almost all in the world in big air and vert was Vince Byron, who took home a silver and a bronze medal in those two events respectively. One killer effort form a rad dude that knows how to l say on or off a bike. I could tell you a story about one night at St Kilda’s Esplanade Hotel, but I’ll leave that for another time…. Word to Vince! Steve Mccann and Andy Buckworth were in the mix in both events too, so hopefully some vision of those guys pops soon. Till then, check Vince’s Big Air medal run above and vert shredding after the jump. Damn he’s going big on vert nowadays…. Keep reading “Vince Byron double medals at XGames in Spain”
2013 is going to see a whole stack of locally produced DVD’s drop which is definitely bucking the trend and showcases just how strong BMX is rolling in Australia right now. The first to drop is the much anticipated DVD from the Grumets with their title, The right Fluke. With the talent in that crew, you know it’s something that’ll be very special. And should you be wondering what the f@ck I’m rambling about, this extract from the DVD itself of Mitchell MacDonald should set you straight. Some bangers in this non-stop, rail and tech filled three minutes. So stoked Anton dropped this online as I couldn’t make the premiere last weekend! I’m sure it got wild… We’ll suss how to get your hands on a DVD shortly.
Wanna know why DVD’s from Aus are the hot ticket right now, or get some insights into the making of ‘The right fluke’? Read up in the feature within 2020v47, on sale now around Australia, or you can get your hands on one here.
This is one of the most legit trailers I’ve seen in a long time. So far outside the usual scope of tripping in search of somewhere to ride, Cal Egginton, Alexi Dowley, Cory Clarke, Sam Dowley and Greg Barnes headed to the highest of high country; Nepal. Has me itching to get some world wide travel happening again. Watch and get stoked on this wild world we live in. So looking forward to the DVD release thats is very soon. 2020 issue 48 has a feature on the trip that will be giving a lot of background into this trip of a lifetime.
This edit has been a long time in the making and for good reason. Jack throws down so many rail moves it’s ridiculous. Definite contender for most rail variations on the most rails in a clip ever. Stoked on the big over rail 3 too. Colony be on point with this one and if you hadn’t worked it out, this is why he won a Slay the Rail event…. You can read up on Jack in the current issue of 2020 which is on sale around Australia now which has a big interview with a bunch of sequences that are second angle to some of this clip. Get your hands on it here.
Park finals at the weekends FISE event went nuts. While we hit up the live feed and got to watch roller blading by mistake, we were in luck as the full replay is streaming, you can watch the full event after the jump. In a nutshell, Logan Martin dominated the finals and took the win with Todd Meyn in fifth, Chris Courtenay in 8th, Jake Wallwork in 11th and Nathan Phillips in 18th. Congrats to these guys, so rad! Thinking about events like FISE, it really showcases the reality of big events outside of the US. While young riders struggle to make their way into the biased system of entry and judging to the likes of XGames and Dew Tour, the European events (like Australian events should we have any again), allow everyone one in and give everyone the chance to make the final, regardless of their sponsors and friendship of organisers and judges. Riding judged for exactly what it is. That makes me stoked, knowing that there are BMX events for BMXers, not just television sponsorship deals… Keep reading “FISE park final”