One of the few innovators in BMX come 2013 has to be KHE. Their determination to redesign the rotor/gyro system has been nothing short of incredible. While early developments came at a time when brakes were coming off, and a simple aesthetic to frames was becoming paramount, their large internal system copped a lot of flack. Come 2013 the Affix rotor is as slim line and as functional as you can get. Removing gyro tabs and the detangler with all the mechanism inside the fork makes for one very streamlined head tube. Years of testing and development to get to this point means you can have brakes and a slick looking ride. KHE are out there on a limb, a place many in BMX simply own’t go until others do it… Watch and learn and let us know you’re thoughts on this re-invention of the wheel!
After catching up with Unscene’s mastermind Ross Lavender, I’ve been delving into my own boxes of slides, photos and old tapes and reminiscing about the old days, the old faces and the old styles. One thing that popped up was an early memory of freestyle BMX in Australia. Namely the Australian Freestyle Team. While they weren’t the first to inspire me to get rad on a BMX rather than just go fast, they were easily the most pro. Aside regular Easter show appearances, demo’s all over the place, Milo tin status and a general legendary vibe, the crew of Grant Gettens, Reece Jordan and Cam Ward definitely influenced a lot of riders in Australia from the mid to late 80′s. Crossing over from flatland to ramps, AFT demo’s showcased freestyle BMX to a whole new generation of riders. This amazing piece of freestyle BMX history on the inter-tube is something special, vintage ’87 goodness, from the riding to the music and to the nylons. So where do I get a visor for my helmet like those ones….
Greg Barnes checked in from in Kathmandu, Nepal.. ‘Rolling around the streets with my mate Tane and hanging with monkeys. For nearly two years I’ve been working on a video with my buddies in Melbourne and around Australia. The premiere for Old Fashioned a few Saturdays back was a blast, thanks to everyone that came to watch and particularly to those who stayed and danced for the rest of the evening! For anyone who would like to see it, its available now on the cyberne=t. Enjoy. (N.B. a late thankyou to Anton Ayres and John Young for the clips they contributed. During the final touches of the editing process, you guys were unintentionally neglected from the credits, but i’m massively appreciatve of your help non-the-less, cheers!).’ Check it out, it’s good!
It was only this time last week I found my self back in friendly old Brisbane. I’m so glad I made the trip up to visit everyone & attend this jam too. Plus I got to meet Kevin Keefs Neil which has been a dream of mine since I was in like year 8. I got heaps of things I could say about this whole trip & the jam itself, I’ll save that for later though.
A lot of people don’t realize how much Matt Holmes has done for BMX in Australia, so for something like this to come together is awesome to see. Everyone who helped, still is helping or rocked up on the day, you’re rad! It’s that simple, You’re why BMX is still awesome here in Australia. Jack Birtles & Kyle Jacobson were out & about filming the day & Im pretty sure Jack would’ve edited this up too? If that’s wrong sorry.. But just watch it anyway.
Following swiftly on from last weeks flipbook the boys over at Stowaway and John Young have dropped the final edit. There has been a bunch of coverage from Young in the past few months, but here the Stowaway crew chill there way through the jump and bring the good times. The Kerr’s are shredding in there too, Will and Chris kill the lines and everyone should enjoy the general power of Ryan Lloyd.
If you missed the flip book last week, it’s after the jump. Keep reading “Stowaway At The Trails Edit.”
Logan Martin has been pushing the limits of his riding for a while now and 2013 has seen him get the rewards for his determination. His Game of Bike win recently against some of the worlds best was a big clue to where he’s at, but just wait till you check this editn he just dropped for long time sponsor JetPilot… Damn, to even begin to write down what he pulls would take hours, seriously the most packed edit of the year? Without a doubt. Solid edit from Greg Phillips too!
Bringing you 6 minutes of pure South Australian street styles is one of the most prolific riders coming out of the driest state in the driest continent. Ricky’s last few edits have been solid, and his latest November stunt reel is definitely his finest yet. He’s added a free coaster to his repertoire and shit be dialled.