Here’s one we’ve been waiting for! Snakebite finally uploaded Jay Miron‘s sectio from the “Macneil Video” that was released back in 2004! This is a good reminder of just why Jay is known as the Canadian Beast as he absolutely crushes skateparks, street spots, trails and really anything in his way! This is just short of 5 minutes of pure hammers, so get on that play button and take this all in. Even 16 years later the riding in this is amazing. We need more of this style of riding again!
Mat Hoffman has dropped a classic online in full for your viewing pleasure! Check out the full Hoffman Bikes Mad Matt video from 1995! It’s pretty wild to think this video came out 25 years ago! Hit play to check out just shy of 40 minutes of pure goodness filmd and edited by Mark Eaton. This has footage from the weed whacker bike, Hoffman Bikes shows at fairs, the Ninja Ramp, different contests, the old Hoffman Park and more. Riding from Mat, Jay Miron, Day Smith, James Smith, Taj Mihelich, Rick Thorne, Rob Sigaty, Dave Brumlow and more! Get on that play button and take this classic in
“So I never digitized MaddMatt. I only released it on VHS. So it has kind of been a lost tape, and it documented such a great era. Mad Matt 1995. This will flash you back to the mid 90s. I made this video with the Great Mark Eaton, and some of the raddest of the rad that helped build my dream. We worked and played hard. DIY to the core.
I called it Madd Matt because I felt we were fighting to survive and we were making a new world, and for some reason that made me think of Mad Max?
Anyway, thanks for digitizing this for me Kenny Horton and check out his new film.” – Mat Hoffman
Whenver you see Taj Miheliich and Jay Miron‘s name pop up in the same title, especially these days, you know you’re in for a treat! Here’s a new video series Taj is starting where he tells some stories with his illustrations called Amazing Moments In Bicycle History. This first one is a story about a time when Jay Miron made an attempt to do a trick for Taj on vert and was fully committed. Ultimately the trick ended in disaster, but that was beside the point! Hit play to watch and listen to Taj’s story about the Canadian Beast!
“I have been blessed to ride with a number of the world’s most amazing bike riders. They tend to have very different takes on riding and what they are trying to accomplish. One thing they seem to have in common is a drive to test their resolve. Their skills have reached such a high level that I think the real challenge for them is being able to follow through with what their mind knows they are capable of. Their ability to clear their minds of fear and self-doubt allow them to consistently perform at a level the rest of us might only touch once in a blue moon. It isn’t just some gift they are born with, they work for it, and they work hard. When there’s something they want to do and the voice inside tells them that they can (probably) do it, they focus everything on making it happen. The legendary Jay Miron stand’s above the rest at this skill and so this silly cartoon is intended to be a tribute to his determination and something we can all hopefully find inspiration in.” – Taj Mihelich
Kink BMX digging into the archives for this weeks Saturday Selects from some time the team spent in Canada around 7 or so years ago if we remember right.
These Saturday Selects videos from Kink BMX have been amazing. They have gone way back in their archives this week to look back on some footage they filmed around 7 or 8 years ago during a trip to Canada. This was all filmed at a few skateparks and street spots they rode. As always, Chris Doyle, Sean Sexton and Darryl Tocco all crushed it. There’s even a brief Jay Miron spotting in this one.
“Take a look behind the scenes as we traversed across the interior of Canada a few years back, with Sexton killing it on Darryls filming board, Doyle bombing handrails and much more!” – Kink BMX
Over the past few years, we have started seeing some of the older riders out there building up their own Mid School replica bikes that take things back to when things were heavier and a little more unique when it comes to overall design looks. Some only use original parts that fit with the bikes era, some mix in some newer parts just to make it so it not only looks rad, but functions better. The guys at Snakebite caught up with Patrick Banks from Limit Fabrications to talk about his latest build, which is a very unique and original Mid school build that we’re pretty sure nobody else has. We say that, because the bike is built around the Jay Miron signature frame from Hoffman Bikes that never actually went into production. Thanks to Patricks skills as a professional frame builder, and a little help from friends, he was able to build his own version of the frame with a few modern upgrades like geometry, Integrated head tube and more for this bike. There is a great Q&A with Patrick up on the Snakebite website talking about what it took to recreate this frame to look identical to a frame that technically never existed, all the way down to the exact same built-in bottle opener. You can check out more photos and the full interview right here — Rebuilding A Beast: Limit Fabrications Jay Miron Replica Build
There’s been a few of Jay Miron‘s classic video parts popping up online lately! The other day Jay’s’ “Chasing The View Off The Cliff” section popped up online, so Neil Waddington decided to pull out his old “Madd Matt” section from 1995 for your viewing pleasure. Like all footage from that time, it’s not the best in the world, but damn does the riding make up for it! Jay throws down on a bunch of different ramps like the Secret Ninja Ramp and even a few street spots in this one putting his deep bag of tricks from big airs to technical lip tricks and grinds down rails on both sides. This is a super good watch, so hit play and enjoy!
What were you doing in 1994? There’s a very strong possibility a good portion of you reading this either weren’t born yet or were young and hadn’t found BMX yet. I personally would have been 6 in ’94 and had not been introduced to BMX for a few more years, but Jay Miron was out there absolutely CRUSHING everything he touched. Above is the Canadian Beast’s section from the “Chasing the View Off the Cliff” that’s packed with some serious hammers on a bunch of different skateparks and vert ramps. This section even has Jay’s classic backflip to belly flop on a spine (there’s a reason that dude wore a chest protector all the time) that you may or may not have seen floating around before. This kicks a lot of ass, so check it out!
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For more info about Chasing the View off the Cliff – Check out the full article on the – Snakebite website