Here’s a little bit of news for you. I’m sure most of you are aware that Karl Poynter has always been real big into paintball. Well, it turns out he’s got himself a new sponsor that he’s repping on his BMX bike and on the paintball course called HK Army. The company is a paintball brand, but if you’re looking to find out more about the news click here.
WOW! The past few weeks have brought with them some really unexpected sponsor situations! Karl Poynter has been on Eastern for almost as long as I can remember, and Ezra as long as it has existed. Here is Karl’s statement about it:
“I will be parting ways with both Eastern Bikes and Ezra BMX. Over the past couple of years you may have noticed a lot of cutbacks and changes happening under the Eastern roof. Unfortunately, all of that has caused it to be impossible for Eastern/Ezra and I to continue to work together. I felt very invested in these brands through all the good and the bad. Some of the changes and decisions made with the brands were not always in line with the direction I had hoped for or expected, but a rider can only have so much control. I can also say that the past four years I’ve had experiences I’ll never forget with traveling the world, meeting new friends, hanging with the team, and working on a few signature products. It’s been a fun ride and I’m thankful to have been a part of it. As this door closes, I’m excited to move on to the next. I’d like to say thanks to all of you out there who continue to support me in what I do. It really means a lot! With this news being unexpected and with no warning, I currently do not have any frame or parts sponsors lined up at this time.”
Here’s one for #ThrowbackThursday:
“QBP’s Todd Johnson heads up a multi-branded road trip across Texas, with riders Adam Banton, Cal Burgslaher, Eric Holley, Darrin Treanor, Eric Engstrom, Jay Schlie, Tony Mortenson, Karl Poynter, Dustin Griess, Mark Mulville, Tony Hamlin and Steve Crandall.“- Props
“Back in 2009 Eastern Bikes went on Props Mega-Tour 9. The riders were Adam Banton, Eric Holley, Phil Jones, Karl Poynter and Leigh Ramsdell. They traveled from Chicago to Minneapolis hitting various cities along the way. Props Visual sent the raw footage to each team to make their own version of the trip. Here is the Eastern team from Mega-tour 9.
Filmed by: Stew Johnson
Edited by: Eastern Bikes/ Leigh Ramsdell
Oh man… Ryan Howard uploaded a classic one. Check out the Youth Gone Wild section from the Shook video “Scared To Look” video featuring some very young Chase Hawk, Karl Poynter, Chase DeHart, Tony Neyer, Ray Romo, Ryan Vincent and Jordan Stewart. This is definitely one to check out, haha.
Check out Karl Poynter putting his signature freecoaster to work for this weeks Freecoaster Friday!
“Karl Poynter figuring out a crazy line on his signature freecoaster.
The EZRA Karl Poynter signature Freecoaster hub is now available at veinbmx.com and shops everywhere. For photos, specs, and info on the Ezra Freecoaster hub, visit: Ezra BMX
Filmed by Andy Sizemore.”