This is so cool. Back when I got into BMX (late 90’s, early 2000’s), most American BMX brand’s trips were to some destination in the USA, or maybe to somewhere like England or Germany if you were really going all out. In the past few years, however, that has changed drastically, and I think it’s great. Riders aren;t just visiting new spots for make a video, but learning about new cultures and making it more of a life experience than a filming mission. Odyssey and Empire really turned it up for this one, going to a location that most Americans will never get the chance to visit. Hats off to you guys! Click play and join Tom Dugan, Sean Sexton, Aaron Ross, and Tom Smith on an adventure!
“For more than a few years, BMX trails and Halloween have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship that spans from the Northeast Pennsylvania scene all the way down to Austin, Texas. This past weekend, the annual Halloween Jam returned to the 9th Street trails, bringing hundreds of riders together for long jump comps, a rail jam, tree ride sessions and more. Veteran ESPN contributor Stew Johnson was on hand to cover the chaos, including Clint Reynolds’ Peter Pan costume and Brian Hunt’s effortless and stylish variations. Music: Majestico “Love is God”” – ESPN BMX
“My favorite jam of the year in Austin! Thanks to all the sponsors
music: King Diamond “Halloween”
film and edit: James Stevens” – Empire BMX
Are you going to be in Austin, Texas on October 12th for the Texas Toast Jam? Make your way over to the Empire shop at 4:30 to get yourself a “Bad Idea” poster signed by the whole crew. They’ll also have some fresh tie-dye shirts for sale too. Oh, and if you haven’t seen “Bad Idea” yet, I highly suggest you punch yourself in the nuts and then pick up a copy.
Check the full flyer after the jump!
Two dudes that we just don’t see enough for these days, Danny Hickeson and Tony Cardona, getting it done for Empire. Check out both of these guys getting down at the House Park (I think that’s the park, kind of crazy editing) in Austin, Texas. You already know this one is worth a look by the title. So hit play!
Filmed by Drew Pickles
Edited by Drew Pickles and Grant Jensen
Song: Rayon Beach
If this means we can see Danny Hickerson riding at full power again, every dollar will be worth it! Get on this!
“Danny received some great news recently regarding his back injury, and it looks like he’ll avoid surgery. however, his medical bills are piling up, and even with health insurance he needs our help. please donate and help a fellow rider with whatever you’re able to contribute
donations run through October, and we’ll also accept them in person at the shop (and at Texas Toast)”
You can donate by HITTING THE EMPIRE SITE.
Two dialed edits out of Kevin Porter for Empire in less than a week? Holy shit… It must just be our lucky day. You already know this one is a must see so hit play!
“<>Kevin Porter likes fun, and i will defend his right to have fun with my last dying breath and droplet of blood!”
Kevin Porter recently decided to move back to Chicago after a few months out in California. Before he left he spent some time at a few of his favorite local parks and street spots filming for this new Empire edit. This video is loaded up with pure goodness and that ender is so wild!