So, after hearing very good things about the new issue of Props, which happend to be 69 which is a pretty sweet number, I figured I better check it out. My buddy Kevin happend to have the DVD for me to borrow so that was even more of a plus. This issue had a Randy Taylor bio, Hoffman Trip, Riverside Trails Spot Check, Terry Adams Bio, and a Day in the life of Matt Beringer, along with a few other short edits at the end like Kevin Porters edit he had on the net (and seen at the bottom of this). I know sometimes I don’t make sense or am very clear but I try and explain what I thought going through the video. I am sorry if you get lost at times.
Randy Taylor Bio- Randy is good, like, real good. It starts out with him doing a real long nose manual. His part has a whole lot of really good street lines and some big wall rides. He also has some clips riding the Empire mini, which he does a very mansized flair. I figured that would be all the flairs I would see but then shortly after he does another one in a ditch on this bank, yeah wild. Theres a big ruben wall ride in the ditch and then some clips of a gap to dumpster ride to some spins and whips, he ends it all up with a fakie Luc-e followed by a very long Luc-e. Super good very impressed.
Hoffman Trip- I don’t know why this never occured to me before but the Hoffman team is STACKED. Potaz, Brad Simms, Anthony Napolitan, Kevin Robinson (both weren’t in on this trip), Seth Kimbrough, and Will Love are all just amazing riders. I am sure I am forgetting some of there team but these were the dudes in on the trip. They rip a backyard dirt bowl at some guy’s place, I can’t remember the name. Aj Anaya shows up and rips that place up!
They hit up Downtown Denver where Brad 180s over a 4 foot tall hand rail which I cannot comprehend because that isn’t suppossed to happen. Will Love plows through a fence accidently and it is halarious, Adrian Vigil pops in and does a rollercoaster grind? Basically a grind in the middle of two rails next to each other ya know? Brad finishes that part of the trip off with a manual down a 23 stair rail.
Will love finds love at Zunnie park when a 10 year old girl becomes obsessed with him haha.
Brad Simms can ride street amazing, air a quarter huge, but struggles a bit on trails apparently when his first two times through a set rocks him pretty good.
Then they hit up Boulder’s park and Will Fuf’s a big fence which is awesome, Brad does a HUGE wall ride, and honestly that was the two clips I liked most there.
Finally end up in Albuquerque and ride some ditches, rip those apart but I guess they got 10 flats there. That clip of Brad Simms hoping over a fence from stand still on his feet is in this too so badass. Brad is a freak of nature!
This part of the video is like 20 minutes, it’s long and it was bad to watch this laying in my bed on my laptop because I was way to comfortable.
Riverside Trails- What can I say about this that isn’t obvious. Mike Saavedra rips them apart. To obvious? Luke Parslow kills it. Still to obvious. The locals there like Launchin Lance are all really good. Okay, this is an obvious part I guess. However, I seriously have this thing where I hate seeing double backflips ever since the Stephen Murray ordeal. It just scares me and I can’t imagine doing that with him in the back of your mind as what could happen if something goes wrong.
Terry Adams Bio- The main reason I wanted to check out this video. I was thinking about this, Maybe 2% of all of BMX can name half of the things Terry does on his bike or any flatlander in general. I have a lot of respect for that because it is amazing how impossible the things they do should be. I wanted to interview Terry but the questions Fat Tony and the other dudes ask him basically got it all covered with the best questions. There is a halarious clip of him mowing his lawn and he is just HAULING ASS. I died at that and I don’t know why.
This might be a shock but Terry did something I never would have expected. He threw in a few tricks like Brian Tunney does. You know the street/flatland stuff. Terry does a back peg hop whip and then some 180s down stair sets, ledges, and other cool stuff. I think a lot of people are so blind to flatland that he knew he had to do something to catch the street guys eyes. Respect!
A day in the life of Matt Beringer- This is awesome, basically Matt gives a tour of his house where he has a lot of really cool shit. He lives a pretty awesome life and it is real obvious. Eventually him and his roommate Jeff Brown go all over riding the local parks and seriously, Matt does things I never would think of it’s so good. He has a lot of fun riding and I think some people forget that’s what it is all about. Jeff has a lot of really good barspin tricks that I was stoked on. They also hit up the 50/50 shop and then bring a party back to Matt’s place. Fuzzy Hall and Adam Banton have a session, then you can see Mike Aitken ripping up Matt’s garage ramps.
Out-takes- Normally I skip out-takes for some reason, but when I heard Brad Simms yell “POOOOOOOOP!” I had to watch. There is a lot of funny things that happen when filming is going down apparently so this was fun to watch.
After the products (which there is some good stuff coming out soon or is already out) are shown it goes back to the menu where there is three other web video types to watch.
Twilight Jam- flatland/ramp jam/demo terry adams kills it like usuual, still mad I can’t name any of the flat tricks,
Eastpak edit- nose bonk/180 over big fence=redic, its all stefan lancaster riding austin texas spots majority,
still good! dude rips, 180 over double=good, he crashed a lot doing this edit
Trans Am Jam- bands, bmx, beer, babes, big daddy!, The session has Van Homan, Brian Foster, Brian Hunt, Big Daddy obviously ripping up the place. It is the usual fast lines and good riding. The after riding clips are halarious, Big Daddy gives away his heavy hitter beater to a dude then claims he will get it back by out heavy hitting the guy.
Orchid Porter Line- porters self filmed web vid that was on the net, from a day in Austin type thing. It is below this writing stuff.
Overall- The video was real good, a lot of cool stuff was done and the music/filming was great too. Props has been doing this for a long time and apparently they know what they are doing. Shocker, I know. I would suggest you at least check this one out from a friend if you are not sure if you want to buy it. It is worth buying though but I know how BMXers can be broke and stuff so I understand.