This has been a bit of a Baco week for us! On Monday we dropped the Baco Jam Crashes video, then on Wednesday we dropped the Baco-A-Go-Go 2015 Highlights and now today we have a dialed photogallery by Josh Olszowka from the contest for you to check out! There’s a whole bunch of photos to see, so hit that photogallery below and take it all in already!
Check out the Baco-A-Go-Go 2015 Crash Compilation
When the Baco crew throw a contest, you can count on a number of things like crazy riding, good people, good times and probably some fire, male nudity and chaos.
The crew made their voyage back to the Neighborhood Skatepark in Warrens, Wisconsin at Jellystone Campground for another round over the weekend and riders from all over the Midwest (and even Portland, Oregon) joined in for the good times.
There was A LOT to see on and off the bikes and there’s no denying that everyone who made the trip out for the jam had a damn good time.
Between the Box Jump contest, Pro contest, Glenn Salyers Best Trick and the Front Brake Brethren Jam, we ended up with a bunch of footage. Instead of making some sort of fancy edit with non-riding footage, scenic shots and some of the extras that might make a BMX video look real good, we decided to cut to the chase and drop a video with banger after banger after banger of riding. Hit play and see just what went down!
Filmed and edited by Kurt Hohberger
Song 1: John Deley and the 41 Players – Thud
Song 2: Ethan Meixsell – Pride Before The Fall
Check out the highlights from Baco-A-Go-Go 2015
This past weekend, the Baco crew rolled through the middle of Wisconsin to the Neighborhood Skatepark at Jellystone Campground in Warrens. With them came a couple hundred BMX riders looking for a good time and a good session! The contest went down on Saturday and between the Pro class, Box Jump contest, Glenn Salyers Best Trick and the Front Brake Brethren Jam, you know there we some crashes. Check out this BMX video that will leave you laughing and probably making some weird faces and sounds since some of these crashes were pretty rough!
Filmed and edited by Kurt Hohberger
Song: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena – Motocross
Hoffman Bikes is one of BMX’s long standing brands that, with Mat Hoffman at the helm, has stood the test of time as its nearing the brands 25 year anniversary and has always proven to be a brand that sticks to its goal of producing quality products and keeping BMX growing around the world.
Today, we’re beyond stoked to premiere their latest BMX video featuring the teams legends like Mat Hoffman and Kevin Robinson all the way down to their up and coming guys like Mason Ritter and Del Shepherd getting down on street spots, skateparks, vert ramps, trails and flatland. The team is diverse and this video is nothing short of that.
So, hit play and check out some amazing riding from Mat Hoffman, Seth Kimbrough, Will Love, Kevin Robinson, Art Thomason, Jeremy Hrabal, Morgan Wade, Trent McDaniel, Mason Ritter, Dylan Sparkman, Dravin Groove and Del Shepherd!
Don’t forget to follow Hoffman Bikes as well on Instagram and Twitter
If you have seen The Shadow Conspiracy‘s “What Could Go Wrong?” DVD, then you already know that Trey Jones has one hell of a section that is packed full of insane shit you probably wouldn’t do. Turns out that wasn’t all he stacked for clips for his part, too! Shadow dropped this leftover footage that could have been a full section on its own! If you like hauling ass, pedal grinds more ass hauling and nose balance… You gotta hit play on this!
“Shadow rider Trey Jones went in while filming for our recently released, full length video “What Could Go Wrong?” So much so that just like fellow teammate Simone Barraco, Trey had enough footage leftover for an entire other edit. Hit play and check out “What Could Be Left?” from Trey Jones!
If you haven’t picked up a copy of “What Could Go Wrong?” it is now available on iTunes in 24 MORE countries world wide as well as in stores wherever Shadow products are sold. Android users can rejoice too as WCGW will soon be available on GooglePlay!
Filmed and edited by Ryan Chadwick
Photo by Spenser “Loofa” Lee”
If you haven’t heard the name Jed Mildon before, you’re completely blowing it. Jed has been one of those riders that is all about pushing boundaries and setting records for years now and it’s been hard to not take notice. A few months back he was the first guy to pull a quadruple backflip on a BMX bike (and the video has nearly 11,000,000 views!) to go along with a handful of other firsts he has already done. With the Nitro Circus crew about to kick their world tour back up, we figured it would be a good time to catch up with Jed and find out a little bit more about him. Let’s see what he had to say!
Name: Jed Mildon
When Empire BMX drops us a link to a new BMX video, we know it’s going to be good. When it’s a new Steven Hamilton video, we know we have to hit play the second it loads. Watch as Steven shows you how to ride some spots that a lot of you might roll on past, and just how having a set of brakes can make for some real dialed clips on those spots you might not even try and ride. There’s also an interesting message from Tom at Empire that was in the description, which might open your eyes to the unfortunate side of the circle of BMX that we’ve been seeing lately. Either way, hit play and enjoy. This doesn’t disappoint!
BMX is dead
BMX bicycle sales have reached an all-time low. Large factory teams are a thing of the past. Only a very small number of professional riders remain. Of these riders, only a few receive money from sponsors. A sport that once had five monthly magazines now has one. Contest arenas that were once crowded with spectators are now made up of only the most dedicated riders. Professional freestyle exhibits are nearly non-existent. Many bike shops no longer carry 20” bikes and accessories, because in their eyes, “BMX is dead” – Eddie Roman “Ride On” (1992)
“Sound familiar? Dry your eyes, player. The cycles of BMX are as predictable as they are inevitable. The barren sands of 1992 yielded a harvest of unparalleled creativity and progression, and the reins of BMX were snatched from the stiff hands of bloated corporate corpses from sea to shining sea. Capable and driven individuals and crews like The Condor, Mad Dog, Homeless Bikes, Rick Moliterno, and an elite group of other visionaries fed off of their strong wills, DYI ethos, and love of BMX, deftly laying the path for a generation to come.
To us, Steven is a shining beacon of hope in these turbulent waters, if you will, the hero that BMX needs in this time of confusion and tense unrest. He is a consummate trick technician, with unparalleled spot awareness and a unique style that none can imitate. It is our honor to present this video to you. Enjoy it, and sleep well tonight knowing that while the gravitational pull of change cannot and should not be stopped, Steven will always be standing tall as a bulwark against apathy, despair, and gross style. lol.“
If you aren’t already a huge fan of Demarcus Paul, there’s a good chance the next 3 minutes should change that for you. Volume Bikes have uploaded Demarcus’ section from “The Finer Things” online for your viewing pleasure! This section is absolute street destruction and a MUST SEE for sure!
“DeMarcus Paul’s section from The Finer Things, A full length video by Mike Mastroni featuring sections from Jason Enns, Broc Raiford, Drew Hosselton, Daniel Martinez, Alex Raban, Josh Clemens, Eric Bahlman, Alex Platt, Mike Mastroni, Tate Roskelley, Zach Krejmas, and DeMarcus Paul. ”
Photo: Kyle Carlson
Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of riders that bring something very unique to their riding that really make them stand out. Whether it’s a crazy bag of tricks or style, there’s always that thing that burns a name into your memory. Over the course of the past year or so, Larry Edgar is a name that has been BLASTING his name into our memory with some of the biggest airs and a ton of style. Recently, Larry has been popping up more and more between contests and edits and was recently added to the Fly Bikes team, so we figured there was no way we could wait to get to know this guy better. Let’s see what he had to say!
Name: Larry Edgar
When Cult announced they would be releasing the first volume of the “Cultivate” series, we knew we would be in for something good. Today they released the BMX video and it turns out it’s a 17 minute BANGER featuring their crew going to work on spots. This is a MUST SEE for sure!
“Cultivate vol.1 featuring Daktoa Roche, Alex Kennedy, Trey Jones Andrew Castaneda and the rest of the squad. This is the first installment so be on the look out for more to come throughout the year.”