Thing have been slow, I know! Finals are coming up at school, weather has been amazing, I’ve been finally getting all dialed in with Dig, and Adam just went on a trip to California for 10 days so that means The Come Up needs updating from me. Things will get rolling again soon, I know this!
However, the point of this post. I was talking with Brian Kachinsky about all his recent trips and I told him “Why don’t you get DK and Etnies to sponsor me as a pro for the Summer. That way I can ride all over at the best spots, and hang out with you all Summer.” Then I got thinking, what if that actually happened to me or a random kid who wasn’t pro material… keep reading, you might find this interesting..
So what the hell am I talking about?
Have you ever noticed that a lot of pros who are already good, get even better once all the sponsors come through? Example: Harry Main! The kid killed it before, but look at how fast he has been progressing lately! Check out an old edit, then a new edit of him at the bottom of this for a little proof!
So my theory that I think needs scientific testing to be done is this…
We take a kid who rides decent, sponsorless, and really loves BMX for the right reasons. Hook him up with two or three pro sponsorships for the Summer. Pay check, product, and travel budget. You know, the real deal!
Once the kid is all dialed in, we send him on trips all over with pros to film at some of the best spots all over the place and just live the pro life you know? Maybe even get them into the Dew Tour or something too just to really push buttons.
I am convinced that we could have a kids progression level turbo boosted by something like this happening. I’m not saying BMX is easy by any means. I am just saying that once you get the opportunities to ride all different kinds of spots with people who will push you to try bigger things without having to worry about a job or how they will pay to get to these places, good things will happen.
They need to make this into a MTV show! The kids would eat that right up.
So am I just imagining things or does this actually sound possible? I mean obviously the factor of money to hook the person up is really the only thing holding this idea back, but it would be an interesting thing to see.
Tell me what you think in the comments, and if you are a company who would be into this, lets make it happen! haha
Now for the Harry Main idea, this is his first edit from when he first got hooked up by KHE two years ago…
This is Harry’s new edit that dropped just the other day… Yeah.
Have a good weekend everyone!