Mongoose just made the awesome choice to hire on Leigh Ramsdell as Team Manager! This can mean nothing but good things for that program. Read above for the details.
Holy crap did this past week fly by… I don’t know if it’s just because we’re in the middle of the summer and everyone is out filming or what, but we’ve had an insane number of videos popping up in the Daily Section lately. This week was a lot like the last few weeks where we ended up with too many videos to choose from. I’ve narrowed it down to 26 (Yes, twenty six) videos that you might have missed or want to see again that were all videos you definitely want to check out! We’ve got videos featuring the likes of Steven Hamilton, Brett Banasiewicz, Marnold, Christian Rigal, Will Herrmann, Will Gunn, Stevie Churchill, Justin Burns, Mike Saavedra, Dillon Lloyd, Dylan Sparkman, Derek Nelson, Kris Fox, Mark Mulville, Demarcus Paul, Neil Hise, Zack Gerber, Glenn Salyers, Simone Barraco, Leigh Ramsdell, Todd Meyn, Jeff Dowhen, Matt Leviege, JC Pieri and many, many more to check out so let’s get into it!
Even with all of the shake ups at Eastern lately, I never once considered that Leigh Ramsdell would be leaving. Leigh has been the corner stone of Eastern’s program for a long time and the fact that he is moving on is a huge deal. Enjoy his farewell edit and read Eastern’s statement below:
“Leigh Ramsdell and Eastern Bikes are parting ways. Both parties are on the same page and friendships remain intact. Leigh has been with Eastern Bikes since 2000 and has had two signature frames, The Ace of Spades and The Night Prowler as will as signature complete bikes, The Ace of Spades and The Ramrodder. He made the transition from Professional rider to Team Manager then finally Media Coordinator. We are sad to see him go, and wish him the best of luck and what ever wacky adventures he gets into. And when we see a wishbone or an archway we will think of his bowed legs. Thanks Leigh! Here is a video from select footage over the years at Eastern. And of course it has to be to Motorhead.”
“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
This is awesome. Leigh Ramsdell and Hal Brindley met their extended goal on their Kickstarter page to get things rolling with Oldscool so they were able to drop this video with the good ending instead of that bad ending where they fail miserably and all hell breaks loose… Actually, I don’t know how it ends, but either way. They’re finally ready to start pumping out some classic shirts. Below are the top 10 and it sounds like that is just the beginning. Get stoked.
1) Toboggan (Play)
2) Drunk on a Bike (Useless)
3) For Men With 20 Inchers aka Hardcore (2B)
4) Turndown (Play)
5) New Toboggan (Play)
6) Convoy (2B)
7) Angst (2B)
8) Binky & Scamper (Play)
9) Hell on Wheels (Play)
10) Fork (2B)
“Leigh and I just wanted to make a silly video for our kickstarter project and things got a little out of control. This is the result. We produced two different endings based on whether or not we achieved our stretch goal of $6,066. Amazingly, we reached it on the final day and were able to release the film with the “excellent” ending. Here it is!
Produced by Hal Brindley and Leigh Ramsdell with special appearances by Steve Crandall and Scamper.”
Haha this is awesome as hell. Hal Brindley and Leigh Ramsdell pulled out the camera and pulled off a hell of a parody for Oldscool to push the last week of their Kickstarter page. Check out the trailer then hit that link to check out the full video to find out just what happens next. EXCELLENT.
“Watch the full movie here: http://kck.st/13hv6GT
More proof that you shouldn’t let Leigh and Hal near the video camera.
The full film is showing for one week at our kickstarter project (http://kck.st/13hv6GT) until Thursday March 28, 2013. How it ends is up to you.”
It’s kind of crazy to think about how much has changed between the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s in comparison to today. It’s weird to think that BMX is just starting to get to a point where it really has some solid points of history. There’s a lot of riders out there that have been riding for 10+ years now days and I think as we all get older (myself included) we’re starting to see more and more love for the nostalgia of “the good old days of BMX”. A few weeks back, a huge blast from the past surfaced with Hal Brindley and Leigh Ramsdell at the reigns announcing that they would be bringing 2B, Play and Useless clothing back all under a new venture called Oldscool BMX.
Now, I’m sure a ton of kids are looking at this news like “What the fuck is 2B, Play and Useless?” or “Who the hell is ‘Hal Brindley’?” Which, I guess I can’t blame you since there’s a good chance a lot of these names were well known names in BMX before you were even born, but still… If you have an appreciation for Do It Yourself BMX, or even things that helped get BMX to where it is today, this should get you stoked.
With things with Oldschool really taking off fast thanks to a very successful Kickstarter, I figured it would be a good idea to get ahold of Hal and Leigh and find out just what they’re planning on doing with the program. Take a peek because good things are coming!
It looks like Leigh Ramsdell and Hal Brindley are working on a new project called Oldscool to bring back some of their old Useless, 2B and PLAY designs. Check out this trailer then hit their website to find out what’s really going on.
“I started editing the intro for our kickstarter project and made myself laugh. So I turned it into a trailer. Welcome to the oldscool… – Hal Brindley