It looks like the guys at FBM put in some secret ramps in their warehouse for some after hours sessions. Check out the video featuring John Lee, Chris Hancock, Dillon Leeper and Eric Holladay getting a session and crushing some beers that Kenny Horton put together. After you do that, head over to the Least Most to check out a bunch of photos from the session as well.
FBM uploaded this bonus section from the new Vagabond Ritual DVD that’s out now. It features Eric Hennessey killing a bunch of different cement parks around the U.S along with a couple funny clips. I highly suggest you check out that new FBM video. I heard it’s really good.
Since FBM really isn’t at Interbike other than a few parts and the Bellwitch frame in the QBMX booth, I’m going to take the easy route and post this video they put together for you. John Lee gives you a look at their latest goods and then gets a run through the trails. If you want to see more of what they got, hit this post they made with some high quality photos of what they have to offer this year.
Here’s one from FBM‘s connect down in Columbia, Estaban Bustamante. Estaban has a big bag of tricks and some seriously insane nose balance. This guy honestly has some of the best nose manuals I’ve seen in quite a while. Take a peek.
Here’s the new trailer for the new FBM “Vagabond Ritual” DVD that should be out soon. You already know if it’s an FBM video it’s going to be nothing but good times so this should turn out awesome. After you check out the trailer check out this flipbook featuring some film photos Steve Crandall shot during the making of this.
I spotted Charlie Crumlish filming during the photos and other video that popped up from the FBM Post Apocolympics and figured there would be another edit from EPSN out of the deal. Charlie did a real good job with this so check it out!
“In 2002, Steve Crandall and the FBM BMX crew were producing bikes in the basement of a skatepark in Johnson City, N.Y. when the idea for the “Ghetto Street Jam” was born. The area surrounding the building they were housed in was a mess of post-industrial, rust belt waste, with no future prospects. It was also, not exactly rideable.
The FBM crew decided to apply a haphazard “ghetto” approach to the street jam obstacles. Starting with a car, they gathered scrap wood, various work shop debris and spread the word. And sure enough, the first Ghetto Street Jam delivered. On a patch of loose dirt and gravel, in a field next to FBM lit up by headlights from cars, T-1’s Garrett Byrnes wallrode the wall above the door to FBM’s machine shop and a legacy was born.
The Ghetto Street Jam returned for two more years, with twice as many people, a loop made of pallets, a dumpster that doubled as a box jump and a rideable Penske van. Rob Tibbs landed a 900 in a bowl made from scrap wood, Steven Hamilton won a mini motorcycle, and Jim Cielencki got the loop done. And then, before it got too played out, FBM killed the Ghetto Street Jams.
But they had created a golden moment in BMX.
Last week, Steve Crandall and the FBM crew brought the spirit of the Ghetto Street Jams back to upstate New York. With the help of Derek Nelson’s indoor/outdoor park known as HCS, FBM threw a jam called the “Post-Apocolympics,” which included a new obstacle shaped like a gigantic slice of pizza standing up at an angle. It may not have featured Kevin Porter and Leland Thurman announcing, or Chris Moeller trying to drive a rental car through the street course, but it did feature some amazing riding, and it also reminded me that FBM is much more than just an American-made bike company — they make BMX happen on their own terms.
Video by Charlie Crumlish” – ESPN BMX
FBM put together a few clips of the legend known as Kelly Baker getting down at the Post Apocolympics. I don’t know about you, but there’s definitely no shits given to take it that many times for a clip.
Filmed by Jeremy Reiss
This past weekend, FBM invaded Derek Nelson’s compound to throw a jam in true FBM fashion with a lot of beer, pizza, BMX, good people and good times. There was no doubt in anyones mind that this was going to be anything but a good time. We were lucky enough to have our friend, Nick Jones, there to take it all in with his camera. We’ve got 29 photos from the day for you to check out to either remember what the hell actually happened after you blacked out or if you weren’t lucky enough to be there to see some of what went down. First, here’s a couple words from Nick….
“The first FBM Post Apocolympics went down Saturday in Vestal, NY and it was one of the best weekends I’ve had all summer. Watching Jack Hartje jump over the entire satellite and then try to 360 it was defiantly a highlight as well as the bunny hop contest on Derek Nelson’s five thousand pound bike from Road Fools 13. I also saw Crandall get naked for a big boobs contest later that night at tent city. Good times and good people sums it all up. Shout out to Derek Nelson, Steve Crandall, and everyone else that made this jam possible.” – Nick Jones