I have to be honest with you here, there are times when I sit around and think for hours, days and sometimes a full week until an idea for a new column pops into my head. Week after week I have been searching for ways to keep things fresh and ways to keep people interested. I simply try to give a reason to check back every Wednesday to see what the new TTL will be about. For those that don’t know, I have officially started my East Coast summer at Woodward and for this week’s column I am very stoked to present an interview with vert legend Jamie Bestwick. Jamie is arguably the best vert rider on the planet and although he doesn’t like to admit that, I doubt there are any riders out there that would argue that fact. He is the type of rider that has an incredible drive to be the best at what he does. He has had a wild journey in BMX so far and has set the bar to an almost unreachable height. Jamie has won eight X Games gold medals in a row and shows zero signs of slowing down anytime soon. He is at the peak of his career and somehow remains level headed, modest and as down to earth as it gets. We recently spent some time hanging out on a quiet afternoon in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania and while we were hanging out I fired some questions his way, and this was the result. Enjoy.
DK Bicycles‘ Josh Cox recently spent three very productive days in Scotland filming at a few different parks for this brand new edit. Needless to say, Josh came through with some damn good riding as always. Check it!
Filmed & Edited: Leo Baron
It blows my mind that there are riders out there riding on this level that are completely unheard of. Andres Pardo who rides for DK Bicycles down in Colombia is a perfect example. This dude has a MASSIVE bag of tricks loaded with bangers. This new edit is absolutely wild and you definitely need to see it. Anyone know if this guy actually rides this fast or if they sped it up in the editing?
Well, this just blew my mind. Anthony Watkinson is off DK Bicycles. I had spotted this news the other night on Instagram or Twitter when his new Peep Game Edit dropped, but it wasn’t confirmed so I didn’t want to say anything. However a few other sources are reporting it, so I figured it’s gotta be true.
This is pretty weird since Anthony has steadily been producing a lot of footage for as long as I can remember. I can only imagine it won’t be long before he finds himself a new home.
Brian Kachinsky’s 2012 DK edit is now embedable, so we figured it would be a real good idea to repost this MUST SEE video. If you haven’t seen this yet, you need to see this. If you have already seen this, you need to see it again. Check it!
“Brian Kachinsky has had one of the best years of his life on a BMX bike, and here is the video evidence to prove it. 4 minutes of bangers from the United States and beyond–the hammers don’t stop in this one.
Filmed by: Andrew Brady, Jeff Klugiewicz, Grant Castelluzzo, Paul Williams, Stew Johnson, Paul Dybas, Elliot Van Orman, Tony Malouf, Tony Loconte, Jeff Wescott, Christian Rigal, and Trent McDaniel
Edited by: Andrew Brady
Music: “Press Gang” by The Murder City Devils
Album: In Name and Blood.
Label: Subpop Records” – Ride BMX
Brian Kachinsky has always been one of my favorite riders of all time. I don’t know if I’ve ever actually told him that before… but I feel like this is a really good time to do that. Make your way over to the Ride BMX website to see his brand new DK edit that is going to make you say “holy… shit… dude” more than once. Hell yeah, Brian!
Josh Cox coming through with some real good riding for his newest edit for DK Bicycles. Check out what he was able to come up with in two sessions at Adrenaline Alley and Flo Skatepark for you guys. Definitely worth a watch. Hit that play button!
Filmed & Edited: Leo Baron
DK Bicycles had some leftover footage from the Shootout contest a few weeks back. Instead of letting the clips go to waste, they put together this edit for you to check out. Take a peek. There’s a bunch of good stuff that didn’t make it into the original edit.
“Leftover footage from the Woodward West Shootout video contest featuring Brian Kachinsky, Brian Hunt, Chris Childs, Nina Buitrago, and Dane Beardsley.
Video by Jamie Allendar
Music: The Black Keys“