Empire BMX giving us a look at what the squad they sent to the Florideah Swampfest got into!
The other week a heavy crew from Texas loaded up and made their way to the FloriDeah Swampfest courtesy of Empire BMX! Here’s a video that Empire just dropped featuring Aaron Ross, Joseph Frans, Lucas Schaller, Devin Fredlund, Jeff Wescott and Dylan McCauley out cruising street spots and skateparks during the trip. This is a mix of riding footage and some of the fun they got into off their bikes. Based off the video, it looks like they had a damn good time and managed to pack a ton of stops into their trip. Oddly enough, it doesn’t have any actual footage from the Swampfest, but there’s already 20ish videos online from it anyway. Get on that play button and check it all out!
“In retrospect, the idea didn’t seem especially novel. Get a nice mix of riders together to represent some of the brands housed in our facility on N. Lamar, throw them in a van with no clear vision or schedule, and see what transpires on the road to Swamp Fest
We’re not here to change anyone’s mind about what a BMX video should be, how it should be conceptualized and executed, or the scientifically determined mix of riding and B-Roll to keep the mainstream viewer engaged enough to continue viewing past the algorithmically determined “just right” number of seconds. We just wanted the crew to hit up Swamp Fest, respectfully represent Texas, and maybe throw down some hammers along the way. With a cast made up of Aaron Ross, Joseph Frans, Lucas Schaller, Devin Fredlund, Jeff Wescott, and Dylan McCauley, all under the talented eye of Jeremie Infelise, they made us proud. The crew braved a tornado and multiple Hurricanes, but completed their appointed task: have fun, shred spots, and return the rental van undamaged and with the contractually obligated amount of fuel in the tank
Thanks to Mutiny Bikes, Terrible One, Aaron Ross, Jeremie Infelise, any and all locals along the way, and Trey Jones!” d