Zack Cooke has been collecting clips on his iPhone all month and decided to whip up this rad little edit from some of the sessions he has been catching with his friends like Chris Childs. This mix features a ton of sweet East Coast spots, a handful of riders and a bunch of dialed riding. The video has a pretty laidback vibe to it, but there’s plenty of heat to take in. Hit that play button and enjoy!
Sunday Bikes have just released another banger of a section from their “Grow Up” DVD! This time around we get Chris Childs‘ section that is full speed ahead with absolutely insane gaps, big rails, roof drops, speed and style! This section is nothing short of pure fire! Hit that play button!
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“Shooting with Chris Childs can be a harrowing experience. Chris pedals fast, jumps far, airs high, grinds big… there’s plenty of potential for catastrophe, but I get the sense I’m usually more concerned than he is.
The word “casual” gets thrown around a lot when describing highly-skilled bike riders, but Chris is the poster boy for casual. Chris routinely fires out the craziest shit like it’s nothing; I’ve never seen anything like it. Even after years of filming with him, I’m still taken aback by the caliber of the stunts he’s dreaming up, and perhaps even more so by his carefree attitude towards them. For the incredible amount of risk Chris is taking, he’s cool as a cucumber.
With Chris there are usually no run ups and no second tries. Even on the rare occasion he’s actually sweating something, more often than not it’s one and done. The last five tricks in his part were all first try. That’s unheard of.
You see, Chris may send wild moves on the reg, but he’s no hucker. To the contrary, Chris thinks through everything he does, and if he calls something out you know it’s been fully analyzed and deemed within his capabilities. When you’re messing with as much speed, distance, and gravity as Chris is, you can’t be rolling the dice.
Aside from its sheer magnitude, the other striking thing about Chris’s riding is its diversity. Chris can do it all – the biggest gaps, drops, wallrides, and rails, put together a flat ledge line, trick every jump at the trails, flow a ramp like it’s nobody’s business – Chris feels at home on all terrains and at all speeds, even if his preferred mode is hauling ass.
But to me, the best thing about watching Chris ride is that as calculated and dialed as he may be, he pushes it to the limit and sits right on the line between in control and total disaster. His riding has a certain looseness to it that keeps you on the edge of your seat and just a little bit scared for his life. It’s that little bobble, that extra bit of seemingly accidental kickout that gives his riding so much character and makes it so goddamn entertaining.
And, Chris is a true renaissance man. When not effortlessly dominating his bicycle, he spends his time making music, painting, filming and editing BCAVE videos, and enjoying a whole slew of other creative interests that keep his mind productive. He’s also a solid dude and one of the most easygoing people you could ever hope to travel with, and while I don’t have any actual tallies, he probably spent more time on the road filming for Grow Up than anybody else. Watching his part, it’s easy to see that dedication.
Chris has an immense amount of control over his bike that, combined with his innate fearlessness and abundant creativity, makes him capable of just about anything. So sit back, relax, and enjoy Chris’s part, and don’t worry, he (mostly) made it through just fine.” – Walter Pieringer
Sunday Bikes have uploaded one of our favorite sections from their “Grow Up” DVD for everyones viewing pleasure. This section features the team doing some creative and unique doubles action that definitely required some team work. Hit play to watch these guys double up on all sorts of setups from rails to curved wallrides, big gaps and more. If this doesn’t get you smiling, there’s something wrong with you!
More from the “Grow Up” video…
“Next up we have the Grow Up doubles section. We had a lot of fun with this one, but make no mistake, some of these clips took hours to film, and there were some really close calls. I’m gonna say it was well worth it.“
BCave just dropped this new video featuring Chris Childs going to work on street spots out east this past winter. Despite the chilly temps and not so ideal weather, it seems like Chris was still plenty productive. Check out what he cooked up for you!
“A handful of clips not wanting to be wasted in your hands as you flip through the endless feed you’re seemingly glued to.
With a soon departure off into the world I decided to start Messing around with some tracks I’ve made thrown onto clips Dr.Bone and Mach Shaun helped film. Being not all that hopeful of continuing Dark Summer when I return here’s a mix I’ve gathered in the past few months.” – Chris Childs
The latest from the BCave has arrived. This time around Chris Childs, John Mayo and a few others go to work on spots around the freezing cold East Coast. Despite the cooler temps, it doesn’t look like it slowed these guys down much. Plenty of rad spots and dialed riding to take in, in this one.
“The first installment of the renowned dark summer series for 2017 is underway. luckily before the snow over came us, our producers were able to make this project happen.
no need to try that again, its dark summer baby.
Riders include Dr. Bonusgrind and Chris Childs, with appearances from Don Jegnan, Zach Crook, Chimp and Webster
song: Underpass-Pain of trust“
It seems like it’s fewer and further between when we get the chance to do a review of a full-length BMX DVD. The times are definitely changing, but with the fewer opportunities, we’ve come to appreciate the full-length video more and more. Especially when we get flooded with videos of people talking to their camera all day on the regular. A couple of weeks ago, Sunday Bikes started spreading the word that their new “Grow Up” full-length video was wrapping up and we would get to see what their team had been getting into during all of the trips they have been taking over the past year or so. One thing that we feel made this exciting was because we really didn’t hear much about the video until it was ready to drop. It avoided the pre-build up hype that set the expectations higher and higher, and it more or less just let the video do the talking once it was ready to go.
Going into this video, we were pretty excited just because Sunday Bikes have an amazing team that consists of Aaron Ross, Jake Seeley, Erik Elstran, Mark Burnett, Chris Childs, Gary Young, Brett Silva, Julian Arteaga, Alec Siemon and Jared Duncan. This is a team that has a diverse mix of styles of riding, but all give off a really positive vibe. They also have filmer, photographer, team manager, get away driver (you’ll get that one once you see the video) and all around rad dude Walter Pieringer keeping things together. That’s a hell of a line up that you can expect to lead to good things.
“Grow Up” was filmed over the course of the past year or so and features full parts from Aaron Ross, Jake Seeley, Mark Burnett, Gary Young, Chris Childs, Erik Elstran and their newest Pro team addition, Brett Silva (who definitely earned that spot and his part will prove that), with a mix section from Julian Arteaga, Jared Duncan and Alec Siemon. The team hit up spots from Austin, Texas to Minneapolis, Chicago, Spain, China and more throughout the filming leading to a really diverse batch of spots from the cities to small towns. There’s even a little skatepark and trails action mixed in for good measure, which is always a perk.
Going through the video, it was really easy to see how well that team meshes together and just how much they motivate each other to have fun and get creative. One thing you will notice is how much celebrating goes on from the hilarious cheers after clips to plenty of high fives and more. It was definitely one of those videos that each section quickly became our new favorite section of the video. By the end we were stuck trying to decide just who took the win for the best section. Quite honestly, we couldn’t land on a favorite, but that’s definitely not a bad thing. We really liked how much creativity went into this one from the riding that each of these guys came up with to some of the doubles action that gets mixed in there. “Grow Up” didn’t have that “just another street video” vibe that is pretty easy to make.
The filming was handled for the most part by Walter with a few clips filmed by other filmers and the team riders that chipped in to get the second angles and more. We really liked how clean the film work was and that it had a good mix of long and fisheye angles and moving and stationary shots to help keep it mixed and flowing well. Walter handled the editing and that was another thing we really appreciated. The video didn’t have over the top graphics or anything and we’re big fans of that. We also liked that some of the film burns and coloring that went really well with the transitions of the footage from old shots of the team as kids to the riding footage, you can get an idea of what we’re talking about with the trailers below. The sections also flowed well from one to the other. We were thinking about how they could have put these sections in any order and it would have all gone together really well just because each section brought so much to the table.
The music selection was on point with some classic rock, a little rap action and even some technoish dance music which kept things interesting. It’s always good when you get that diverse mix of music since some videos stick to only one style and it can get a little old. This doesn’t have that problem.
Overall, Sunday’s “Grow Up” video turned out damn good and we’re beyond pumped on everything. Sometimes we watch videos and we can pass on watching it again, but this one made us want to hit replay and give it another watch right away. It’s one of those BMX videos you will get good use out of if you end up picking up a copy, there’s no doubt about that. The video runs for 45 minutes which is a good length for getting your pre-session hype going, too.
The “Grow Up” video is available as a DVD and Digital Download. You can pick up the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD for $5.99 now. The DVD will be available soon for $10 and that also includes over an hour of Bonus Footage! You can pick up a copy direct from the Sunday Bikes website, along with a few free wallpapers for your computer, tablet or phone RIGHT HERE. Otherwise, it should be available through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Sunday Bikes worldwide very soon.
Sunday Bikes new “Grow Up” DVD is available for digital download or as a DVD starting… NOW! Hit play to check out the trailer to give you an idea of just what you’re getting yourself into! So far we have heard nothing but amazing things about the video, so this is definitely one we’re confident in saying you won’t be disappointed with!
“Sunday’s new full-length video GROW UP is available now at sundaybikes.com/growup. Starring Mark Burnett, Chris Childs, Erik Elstran, Aaron Ross, Jake Seeley, Brett Silva, Gary Young, Julian Arteaga, Jared Duncan, and Alec Siemon, these guys gave this thing their all for two years, and every one of them came through with a killer part. Grow Up is 45 minutes of groundbreaking BMX and costs $5 for digital download or $10 on DVD with over an hour of unseen bonus material.”
Photo: Ryan Scott
Here’s some news coming from the old Instagram feed. Chris Childs has decided to part ways with Merritt. No word on exactly why, but it sounds like it was Chris’ decision. We’re not sure if he has a new opportunity lined up, but we wouldn’t doubt it for a minute since he’s always crushing it and we’re sure he will have a wild part in the new Sunday Bikes “Grow Up” video!
“I would like to send my thanks out to Merritt BMX for the past few years of their time and working with me on their team. I recently made a decision to step down from riding for them. Best of luck to those guys. Here’s to the first Merritt Tazers trip I was a part of!”
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