Two trips over the last summer from Queensland and New South Wales condensed into this little road trip masterpiece form the Bone Thugs. Good times guaranteed from Jason Petersen, Samson Ross, Matthew McCallum, Jye Stuart, Jerard Vandervalk, Michael Vockenson and Ammon Chesworth with James Bird, David Wood, Brenton Martin and Moe Russ making cameo appearances. Whats the best part of a road trip, the riding or the party? You be the judge! Chronic Bone’s James Hornsby on the edit and film duties meaning he’s multi media as he’s got some amazing shots in the new issue 50 of 2020. So want to have a lazy arvo Mullumbimby session soon, or jump into rock pools with Xave with a goon life preserver….
Focal Points Into the City mixtape #1 made our top ten edits of 2013 and for good reason. Super high production standards and what can only be huge hours behind the lens and the edit desk capturing the scene Focal Point have created around the streets of Melbourne. New spots, known spots, new faces and old plus plenty of styles going down. Well worth a watch and rematch. Solid work from Cooper and co!
A one off mag back in 1998 has continued to roll out of the collective heads of so many talented people and off the printing press 50 times. I’m quietly amazed, definitely very proud and seriously stoked to have been able to put so much back into something that has given me so much over the years.
Looking back through the issues brings back so many memories. The stories, the photos, the mess ups, the events and the amazing times, they all make up what 2020 was, is and will be. I’ve always wanted to showcase just how good the crew in this country are at riding bike’s, shooting photos and expressing themselves off the bike in all sorts of wild ways.
This issue takes a retrospective look at where we’ve come from alongside some amazing content from all around this crazy country. From the high country’s full pipe to the deep end of many an abandoned pool and the streets of Melbourne. The travels don’t stop there with a loose crew hitting up Japan and we catch up with Coco Zurita while he was on our shores. Blazing on the cover and in the company of some of the best riders Australia has ever produced, Benn Pigot going large on the hallowed transitions of Five Dock.
I’m so stoked to have been able to take this journey and create something I can look back on and feel real pride in doing. When so many told me it couldn’t be done, making it to 50 is one way of proving many wrong, but more-so proving that when we have a dream, not much can stand in the way. Dream big, work out how to make it happen and do it. Simple really.
Available Australia wide in print on March 7th and digitally through the 2020 IOS app the same day. Hit up your local BMX source, newsagent or jump online to the 2020 webstore.
Once upon a time, you could tell if someone was a racer or a ramp/street/flat rider just by a quick glance at their ride. Rear brakes only was a racer and still is, while a twin brake set up pretty much signified freestyle on any terrain. Come 2014, it maybe that the majority of ‘freestyle’ riders are running only a rear set up or none at all. Keeping the front brake dream alive is Colony, with founder and in charge dude Clint Millar ensuring that thte front brake riders of the world are catered for with a well sorted fork with mounts. Welcome to the future with a bit of the past for flavour thanks to Clint, Polly and Bobby Altiser. I can hear those pads squeaking on chrome rims now….
One amazing promo right here! But with Tom Dugan in the mix, there isn’t any other way. Basically, Etnies and Fit have teamed up to giveaway a bike in the United States, they may possibly send it world wide, but I can’t decipher the mach 4 speech at the end nor read the fine print. The deal being an instagram comp with Tom Dugan and Ben Lewis going head to head. Lucky for us mere mortals here in Australia, Etnies and Fit right here on these shores are giving away not one, but two bikes. ‘Damn’ I hear you say! All you’ve got to do is buy an Etnies item before March 31st and follow the instructions on the flyer (follow the ‘keep reading’ link) which would like you to send a copy of your receipt to the Etnies dudes just over the bridge from Sydney (again, read the flyer you’ll find after the ‘keep reading’ link!). Simple eh? Get some new kicks, maybe get a new bike. I like that idea… So good to see collaborations between companies beginning to happen. So over the bad vibe between some brands, BMX is meant to be a community. Props to Etnies and Fit! Hit the more link for the full instructions or grab a copy of 20202 issue 50 which’ll be out later this week!
Capturing the whole reason why we ride on a recent trip to New Zealand is Flav who ventured to the south island of New Zealand in search of good times on bikes and beyond. Ben Clarkson and Rom Janiaud spent 10 days in the action sports mecca that is Queenstown and while the riding is sparse in this edit, the vibe is what makes travelling with friends amazing. It was only a couple of days ago that we bid these dudes farewell and wish em well on their trips home and further travel. Hope to see you dudes again soon.
The last couple of months have seen Logan Martin absolutely kill it event wise and as a result has been picking up some big time sponsors to add to his JetPilot gig. The latest being Fist Handwear and his welcome clip is straight up traditional Logan Martin style. A few weeks back he got on Hyper and someone else I’m sure. Whatever the case, so stoked to see dudes taking their dreams all the way and getting the support to make it happen, inspiring stuff whatever your style of riding may be.
Total BMX have definitely made their mark in the short time they’ve been around with easily the most heavy hitting team of big trick riders that include the likes of Mark Webb, Kyle Baldock and Alex Coleborn. All of whom are pushing the boundaries of what is possible on a BMX. Daniel Sandoval brings his own brand of ridiculously dialled riding to the Total BMX table thanks to his endless haunting by progression. Nightmares aside, his riding needs to be seen to be believed. Solid effort on a wild concrete park, but the Woodward footage is where it gets nuts. Next level? Definitely.
If you ride dirt, then Feb/March sees New Zealand being the location for some of the best riding of the year. Kicking off the event frenzy down south is Paul Langlands jam on his epic back yard set up. Yep, backyards are f’n massive down there compared to Sydney…. In what’s a prelude to the Farm Jam, Pauls gig looks laid back and fun as hell. Definitely looks like it’s grown a truckload in the last 12 months too. Some sweet footage of Paul, the Bolter bros, Hucker, Danny Campbell, Thomas Glew and Joe Simpson. plus a few more.