Head on over to the 2020 Mag website to check out an interview with Haro‘s brand manager, John Buultjens, about his role with the brand, the classic line of bikes they have been doing and the modern complete line as well. It’s a real good read!
Troy Charlesworth dropped the 2nd promo video for the “That’s What’s Up” DVD that was just released yesterday! Hit that play button and then go get your hands on a copy right here!
“That’s What’s Up is the second collaboration between Troy Charlesworth and us here at 2020. Showcasing just how solid the Australian scene is here right now, especially beyond the usual stereotype of event riders that world know so well. Featuring over 60 Australian riders plus full sections from Jerry Vandervalk, Nick Kajewski and Mike Vockenson it brings some heavy hitting riding that will more than open a few eyes to the depth of talent residing on these shores.
The DVD goes on sale this week Australia wide through your local, legit BMX source and newsagents for $9.95. It should be hanging out where 2020 sits on the shelf, if your newsagent doesn’t have it, ask ’em to order it through Network Direct Distribution. A HD digital download is available for $4.99 though the 2020 webstore right now (store.2020bmxmag.com.au) and you can also order the DVD thru the webstore. There’s free postage for orders within Australia!
Support independent Australian BMX productions, don’t pirate it and maybe we’ll be seeing more crew putting their heart and soul into documenting this thing we love known as BMX.“
The That’s What’s Up DVD is OUT NOW and available in the 2020 BMX Store for $4.99 (Digital Download) or $9.95 for the actual DVD! Troy Charlesworth put a ton of work into this and I have no doubt that it’s dialed as hell, so go get a copy!
“Thats Whats Up is the second collaboration between Troy Charlesworth and 2020. Following on from the success of Everyday is a Saturday, Thats Whats Up brings more riders, more locations and more riding that puts the Australian scene on the world stage. An insight into both Australian BMX culture and the riding that is progressing forward at an unstoppable rate on these shores and beyond. Featuring over 60 Australian riders plus full sections from Jerry Vandervalk, Nick Kajewski and Mike Vockenson, it brings some heavy hitting riding that will more than open a few eyes to the depth of talent residing here in Australia.
Run time is 38 minutes, plus we’ve packed it with 30 minutes of extra raw footage, our House of Hammers event coverage plus our 2001 video release Road Warriors. A full length film documenting our trip from Brisbane to Adelaide with some of the countries best riders (back then!) and Colin Winkleman.
Get yourself a piece of cutting edge Australian BMX along with a healthy dose of history in this DVD.“
Ah, this is awesome. 2020 BMX Magazine took a look way back in the past to their “Road Warriors” video from 2001. After you check out the trailer, head over to their SITE to check out a ton of photos and words. Definitely worth a look!
“In 2001 we pulled together a crew of riders into two vans and road tripped our way from Brisbane to Adelaide, ran a couple of comps and rode a truckload of spots.
This epic trip is now in the digital era as a bonus feature on the new 2020 DVD: Thats Whats Up, a production that showcases just how epic the Australian scene is right now.
You can get your hands on that here as of April 1st 2014: store.2020bmxmag.com.au/product/thats-whats-up-dvd
The clip above is the intro to the crew onboard and the first part of the film.
Produced by Mike Daly and Matt Holmes
Edited by Chris Pollack
Filmed by Chris Pollack and most of the crew!“
Here’s one I’m especially stoked on! Our friend, Matt Holmes, is about to release the 50th issue of Australia based, 2020 BMX Magazine! Take a little cruise through the flipbook above for a preview, then get ready for the actual issue to drop March 7th!
“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.” – Matt Holmes / 2020 BMX Magazine
Head on over to 2020 BMX for a real good interview with Input BMX‘s owner to talk about his decision to start an Australian based BMX brand that is all produced in-house, his background in BMX product design and machining, the potential future for 3D printing, what the brand has cooking and more. This is a great read and I’m sure all you product nerds will be stoked on it. Take a peek!
To help raise support for our friend and creator of 2020 BMX Magazine, Matt Holmes, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, a bunch of his friends threw a benefit jam called the Amigos of Holmes. This video gives you a look at the entire day of good times, laughs and support for Matt that looks like was a huge success. Everyone keep Matt in your thoughts because the scene down in Australia wouldn’t be half of what it is today without him!
Check out this video I spotted over on 2020 BMX Magazine‘s site. This is a DVD that came out two years back from a BMX and skate trip some friends took to Nepal… Now, I don’t know about you but I don’t exactly think Nepal when I think BMX trips, but then again this goes to prove that maybe I need to start thinking a little more creatively travel wise. This video is more than just riding, it’s also a huge look into the way they do things in Nepal. So much different than here. Definitely watch this!
“In 2011 five friends met in Nepal to skateboard, ride BMX and trek through the Himalayan Nation. Initially I was taking my bike on this trip but four months prior I crushed a vertebrae in my back snowboarding. Greg had torn ligaments in his ankle that still needed time to heal. Riding was out of the question for both of us. Instead of opting out we decided to document as much of the trip as possible. I filmed everything and Greg photographed the antics.
After a very long editing process we finished the video, and released it as a DVD with accompanying photo book. The key concepts of the venture was no profit, no sponsors and use recycled materials wherever possible. As a secondary goal we didn’t want our video to fall into the BMX/skateboarding web-edit, homogenization vat. Both Greg and I are very happy with the result.
I hope you enjoy the video and it inspires you to go for a roll somewhere out of the ordinary.- Sam Dowley
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