A good friend of mine, Casey Strong, has just been added to the Sputnic Flow team. please head over to Sputnic-BMX.com and peep his new video. He is a wild rider and will throw his bike at your car as you pass by on your way to meet friends at the pizza parlor…. Congrats Casey!
John Dale over at Redendo.com asked me to post this…
The day started off with me having a tattoo appointment,I called up the Party Steve’s to see if they wanted to roll with me to the tattoo shop down in La Jolla.After deciding not to handle our new apartment deposit,they hopped in my luxury sedan and we made our way down to the shop,all of course while listening to br00tz……
We arrived at the tattoo shop only to sit around and have a proper burrito session before my tattoo was to begin,Kerr was looking cute.It was all in good fun but the rot factor for the Steve’s was high,they dabbled in boredom and conversation while waiting for my dumbass to get tattooed.Its completely off the subject but Steve Kerr and I have some prime Brad Neely tattoos that we plan on sending to Super Deluxe soon.If it isn’t your turn to get tattooed when you’re at La Jolla tattoo and you decide to go with for the session,its going to be a long day for you…After being there for about 5 hours the deed was done,I have a new piece of work going on my left shin and I’m getting more and more stoked on sleeving that there leg.So we peace out of the tattoo shop and head back up to North County to make it to the Vans store just before it closed,so we could get my boy Nich some new shoes.Nich is an awesome dude and I’ve known him since the high school days when he was called “Peen” by fellow peers,now hes a tattoo artist and he’s always down to get something going on you for a good price.Don’t mind that shameless plug for Nich,I’m sure when you come to visit San Diego the first thing on your mind will be getting tattooed…
So the new shoes are acquired and we start to head back to the old San Marcos apartment but not before stopping at Subway to feed myself with a meal from the sandwich gods…After consuming my delicious meal with over 4 kinds of meat,we started a back biking session in the living room.California weather is usually the best all around but the past couple weeks we’ve had some weird rainy weather with abnormal wind gusts.These wind gusts could potentially blow your sandwich right the fuck out your hand,now this didn’t happen but I’m sure in this situation I would’ve fallen to my knees with regrets.During our shred session in the living room,we started getting bored so we decided to hit up Fudger.Fudger notified us of a good time in L.A., a 41 thermal birthday of sorts…After some deliberation we decided to drive up to L.A. for Jim Bauer’s birthday extravaganza,keep in mind that it was 10:30 PM and Los Angeles is about 2 hours from San Diego…We leave our apartment at 10:30 and drive to Fudger’s so he can drive our asses up to to victory in the Sentra.It was probably one of the worst nights to be partaking in a two hour drive,the weather was shit,it was raining men,the roads were slick as dicks,visibility was minimal and the wind played a good factor in all that as well.Also,when it rains,most people lose their ability to safely drive their vehicle,so they tend to drive like complete shitbags.So take that all into account as we make our way up to the birthday bash in L.A…
Just so turns out that we had good luck with our drive and we arrived before any of our estimated times,an hour and a half passed and we parked the Sentra.I walk my way into the house with The Steves and Fudger where I’m quickly greeted by a big,bearded man that goes by the name of B-Dubbs.Shortly after greeting B-Dubbs,I found myself a Jim Bauer,41 Thermal master himself in all his glory.The party was a chill get together of sorts with some good people,good food with edge and non-edge beverages catered to all.I was conversing with Jim and Mike Ardelean about the consumption of what Mike calls “swine”,otherwise known as pork,when Smiley Man Steve came upon this little breaded gem…Mike Ardelean is a Vegan master that frowns upon me and my consumption of various meats on a normal basis.Its okay though because Mike is good dude with a good history…Wait,THIS is good history,this was noted upon during a conversation with Jim.I would advise you to Google image search the name Mike Ardelean.Shit yeah.Later during the party,I came up on this bucket of chicken,I then continued to session the bucket as I conversed with everyone.So I blast into the straight edge delights while Steve’s take on some fancy beer,the caps on those fancy beers were giving them a hard time.It was definitely the shitty bottle opener they were using…After finally opening the bottle,Jim takes a hold of the bottle opener,gives it a good look over and says “This shit isn’t 41 Thermal”…Thus being the reason as to why it wasn’t opening beverages properly…
So the night progressed,I met new people and hung out with some of my good friends,all while we watched a dvd of Jim Bauer’s greatest hits.It was a photo/video collaboration of Jim growing up,shredding bikes,rocking groundbreaking haircuts and some clips of the movie RAD in there to top of this glorious dvd.I saw every imaginable haircut,phase and or event that a person goes through in his first 30 years of life.I took notes on all the styles that Jim dabbled in throughout his childhood and teen years,I’ll just say that the notes were plenty.That dvd looped on the tv the entire night and we all had good laughs and rejoiced at Jim’s expense.During the night that movie was rolling, you could find Jim saying “Fuck you guys,you all have pictures like this” and other solid quotes of that nature.Mike and I traded phones for a bit and we spent some time tooling with and talking about each others business devices.Mike claims his Wackberry is way ahead of the game,beating out Sidekicks,I took notes and at the end of the night I agreed with this dude wearing a jump suit.
The party was nothing but a good time and all the people there were awesome,thanks to Jim for the good time and thanks to Fudger for driving and putting up with Steve Kennedy and I.I’m just gonna say that I started ranting on about how awesome dolphins are,Smilin’ Steve agreed and we took it to a level that is unspeakable,unless you want to know.To end this story,dolphins have 3 priorities,those priorities are…
This guy was either born retarded or is greatly misinformed,this video is mildly entertaining but this is an ignorant man plain and simple.You can’t choke out a dolphin,he’ll just slip out of the hold and kick your ass…
This interview is my first contribution to this website. I decided to interview a local from Undercover Skatepark in Wisconsion named Dusty Hansen. I met Dusty on a biking trip a couple years back. I was riding and he just showed up and started shredding it. Dusty is a rider with serious skills, and a great person to chat with. But hey, dont take my word for it. Just check out the interview.
Dusty Allen Hansen
20 Years Young
Neenah WI. Seconds From The Original Brian Kachinsky Residence.
Dead End Army
How long have you been riding for?
Around 6 Years
What first got you into bmx?
I was cruisin’ for the ladies like 8th graders do best and I saw 2 guys filming on a rail that can be found in BACO 9. Turns out as I developed an interest, the two guys turned out to be Dave Freimuth and Tony Mortenson.
Best biking memory?
I have so many awesome memories from riding, but I would say that my best moment would be getting to meet Walter Pieringer and film some clips with him. He’s all around one of the nicest guys that I have ever met.
How often do you ride?
I try to as much as possible, but with the Wisconsin Winter and work right now I’m down to about 2 days out of the week.
Favorite place to ride?
I’m up for riding anything, but if I were to pick a favorite, I would have to say Street in Marshfield, Wisconsin as odd as it may sound, Undercover, and Street In California.
Riding with you at Undercover and watching you compete was really nuts, you seem to have that park dialed.
How often do your ride there?
Well since it’s the Winter from Hell in Wisconsin currently, I ride there whenever I get the chance. I rarely miss a session there weekly.
Watching your videos and your riding in person makes it hard for me to tell whether youre a tech guy or a go big guy. Which are you?!
Both ! It really varies. I like tech riding a lot, and it’s a good test to see if I can do bigger tech stuff.
What tricks do you like to do best?
I dig spinning a lot, Tailwhips, big wallrides, and things in those/in/out of those.< What was the hardest trick for you to learn?
I had the hardest time in the world trying to learn Fakie-Whips. But with the help of PowerThirst I land them EVERY time.
Is there anyone that has a big influence on your riding style?
I like watching Brandon Hoerres get sexual with ramps. I would have to say him hands down.
Who do you look up to for bmx pro’s and why?
I would say Brandon Hoerres, simply because he is extremely modest with his accomplishments. Same goes for Brian Kachinsky.
Are you a throw on the ear phones and ride guy, or just listen to whatevers out there?
Well thanks to some little bastard at Undercover, I am currently without an iPod. So I just listen to whatever is out there.
Whats currently on your mp3 player?
Well if I had one it would be. . . Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, DamagePlan, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Dave Matthews, Municipal Waste, Hammered, and CKY.
Tell me more about Mark Hilson:
HAHA. should I go there? All I have to say is -Middle School- Hole In The Pocket – Hands Full Of Books – Much Needed Eraser In His Pocket – And An Innocent Blind Girl Willing To Do Him A Favor. . . There Is An Endless List. . .
The Guy Is Nuts ! Flairs, Spine Whips. . . More Tattoos than necessary = Badass. . . Plain and Simple
Whats your worst riding moment?
Threeing the box at Area 51 Backwards and washing my front wheel out. I didn’t remember my name for 3 days.
Ever broken any bones while riding?
I think I might have. . . But I don’t care for the doctor
Whats your bike setup consist of?
Volume Heaton. Profile Mini Hubs. Fly Cranks. No Brakes. Fit stem+Sprocket. Macneil seat+post. Shadow Bars+Grips. Colony Ends. Demolition Pedals. Shadow Chain. Sunday Fork. Shadow Pegs. And all the Ti Fixin’sMost favorite part? I love Shadow Anything. The 13b’s are the best bars made.
Most favorite bmx company?
Dead End Army ! ! !
Favorite Bmx video?
Chill Bro was excellent. But my all time favorite would have to be Road Fools 2.
Any plans in the future for biking? Any trips, contests, or anything bmx related?
Whatever Comes up Comes up. i’m generally up for anything. Brian Hinckley = Filming Extrordinare, is currently working on the Dead End Army DVD. I’ve been working on my part with him as of lately.
If you cant be found on your bike you can be found…?
Working, Spending Time With My Lovely Lady, Or Upside Down Over a Silver Cylinder Type Contraption At Your Local Booze Party.
Whats your life like outside bmx?
Basically work. I would really like to weld frames/forks/bars for a company one day. Hopefully Brian at Dead End Army and I can eventually get something going as far as that goes.
1 Semester. HaHa. I decided it was too expensive so I went with the apprenticeship.
Any hobbies other than bmx?
I guess you could say welding, working out, boozin’, and Fishing.
Coors or Budweiser
Your ruben rides are sick, what made you go to Undercover, look at the wall and say, “Im going to ruben that 16 foot wall”?
I can’t really come up with an answer for this one. HaHa. I learned them on a wedge to wall and I wondered if I could just throw myself off of the quarter next to it and do the same thing.
900’s? yay or nay?
Did you ever land it at the Bmx Lover competition?
No I did’nt sadly. Since the day I haven’t either. But thanks for the reminder. I’ll put it on this week’s to-do list.
Is 2 Girls one Cup currently on your computer history?
Any shout outs, or thank you’s youd like to add?
Definately! Brian Hinckley @ Dead End for all the opportunity and support. Mark Hilson for stickin’ with the scene for so long. My Parents for dealing with my shit. Brandon and Brian K. for all the influence. My Wonderful Girlfriend Katie for putting up with my shit as well. Everyone else who I have ever rode with or talked to, you guys all have an impact. Last but not least Alex for this opportunity. Thanks Man.
hope to see more of Dusty in the future
Two Minnesota guys who kill it and do a lot of barspins..
I am excessively happy about this because I haven’t seen anything of Eric in a while so thats good.. Plus since Nick is on Eastern flow, you will be seeing a lot more of him.
Grant Castelluzzo posted this video up on his Youtube. It has him, Jeff K, Mike Hinkens, Chris Beers, and some others.. It is pretty good stuff!
AJ sold his flash he had up so if you were interested sorry..
If anyone is interested I am selling a 20.5″ FBM stairmaster.. $120
bmxrochester@Hotmail.com if your interested, I can get you pictures and stuff.