Primo sent Shawn Mcintosh, Ty Morrow, Brian Kachinsky and Aaron Brenner down to Costa Rica for a nice escape from winter. Check nowadaysbmx.com to see a gallery of photos snapped by Ty Morrow and keep an eye out for an edit coming soon.
To say that Brian Kachinsky has travelled would be an understatement. I’m not sure, but last time I checked you and I combined haven’t collected over 500,000 miles on a single airline combined like Brian has. Head over to the Red Bull website to check out a Q&A Justin Kosman did with Brian talking about his love of traveling and the flying machines that get him from place to place. Who else wishes they had this life? I sure as shit do!
The Gully Factory just dropped this new Clippeach featuring Brian Kachinsky, Tony Malouf, Josh Eilken and Jeff Wescott all putting in some wok at the El Mirage park! Looks like a productive session to me!
“Another quick warm up piece. This time at El Mirage park in Arizona.
If there’s one thing that I know, it’s that if there is one guy who deserves every good thing that happens to him, it is Brian Kachinsky. After what seemed like a rough patch for Brian that we will call “2013” that involved losing sponsors, having new deals fall through, moving The Bakery to a new location and then being forced to rip it all out two months later, injuries and more. It would appear that things are finally starting to look better with the start of the new year for him. It was just announced yesterday that Brian had been added to the Vans team and this news couldn’t get any better. We figured it would be a good time to get ahold of him and catch up to find out what else is new. Let’s see what he had to say!
Name: Brian Kachinsky
FINALLY. After being let go from Etnies, having his deal with DC fall through when they cut their ties with BMX… Brian Kachinsky finally has found himself a home on Vans! Check out a quick word he has to say about the news and then keep checking back on the site since we’ll have a little Q&A with him in the next few days up on the site!
“I’m proud to announce that I am officially riding for Vans in 2014. Vans has been in the game for almost 48 years and I’m honored to be a part of such a legendary team. Vans longtime commitment to BMX is something that our entire industry respects. Much like their current team, Vans shoes are at the forefront of progression while also always staying true to their roots and tradition. I’m happy to now be teammates with some of my favorite riders in the world. Thanks Jerry Badders, the team and everyone at Vans for having me be a part of the family. Fun times ahead!” – Brian Kachinsky
Here’s some interesting news about Brian Kachinsky’s facility, The Bakery, which suddenly had its lease cut from the new location they just moved into a few months back. There’s no word on a new location, yet, but it sounds like a real possibility. Check out some words direct from Brian below. This is a bummer, that’s for sure.
“2013 has been the best year The Bakery has seen since it’s birth in 2011. In 2013 we have torn down, rebuilt and produced what we set to produce, quality BMX videos that highlighted some of the best BMX riders on the planet. Our Preheating, Baker’s Dozens, Special Recipes, Ingredients and Secret Recipe event all accomplished their respective goals and were a pleasure to watch and produce. Furthermore, these projects surpassed our original expectations. Combining talented people with a relentless work ethic always produces successful results.
In recent weeks The Bakery was faced with an unexpected challenge in regards to the current location. The lease agreement terms had been changed prematurely and we are unable to remain in the current location, quick action was needed. The Bakery is currently being moved into storage and the project is put on pause until a solution is reached. Two relocations in a year has been difficult, time consuming and expensive but this is not an end to The Bakery. What I have learned through all this has better equipped me for the future as I search for new options for The Bakery.
My goal from the start has been to create something special for BMX. I always want to help BMX move forward. This progress could be a pro doing a new trick, a filmer/photographer refining their skills and meeting new people, or helping the scene grow locally, nationally and internationally. I’m very proud of the work that we have done this year under that roof we called home.
As we continue to tear down the ramps/rails I have to take some time for some thanks during this transition period. A big thanks to my crew: Andrew Brady, Anthony Loconte, Paul Dybas and Tim Burkhart. These were the riders behind the lens that made this magic possible and I can’t thank them enough for being great workers and friends. Also thanks to everyone in the Chicago BMX scene who have made this place heaven on earth. There will be more great sessions, laughs and good times in the future. In addition thanks to any sponsors who we have worked with this year. Thanks for having faith and confidence in something that’s created by BMX for BMX. Most of all, thanks to everyone who’s watched a Bakery video. These are made for you.” – Brian Kachinsky
There is also an interview with Brian on the Red Bull website where he talks about the recent Secret Recipe event they held at The Bakery shortly before being evicted.
Here’s the latest Inside The Bakery edit from Red Bull that has left me quite confused… This episode is based off a few months back when Brian went to Russia for a contest, but then talks about the lease agreement for the location going south… but the riding is from the new location… So I’m not sure if they’re talking about the old location or the new location that is having issues. Ah! So much confusion. Just watch the dialed riding in this.
“The Bakery heads to Russia to feed the BMX scene and to bring back winner of the Best Trick Contest, Andreev Kostya, to shred Chicago. The Bakery’s future gets shaken up when Brian hears some shocking news regarding the spot’s lease agreement. Tune in to see what the future holds for The Bakery and Brian’s BMX crew.”