It’s not every day that we get a Vert video to check out. The crew at Our BMX dropped by the Vert Mission 2019 contest that Mat Hoffman threw in San Diego. Here’s a video filled with highlights from the riding to some insight from a handful of familiar faces discussing the current status of Vert from its popularity. It’s not as common as it used to be due to the lack of the number of vert ramps, but it’s safe to say it’s alive and well. Just watching this contest, it would be awesome to see more of these happening since it could very well re-energize this side of BMX. This contest looked awesome.
“A vert event is few and far between these days, but it just so happened that Mat Hoffman decided to throw his Vert Mission event in San Diego. An X Games qualifying event, Vert Mission, gives the top three riders their time to shine at the biggest event in the world. I went out there the day before the event during practice in hopes of filming a “favorite rider” video with DMC and Hoffman, but also had the idea to get the opinions of the dudes riding the event on the state of vert riding… So here’s their answers mixed in with the contest footage and some random banter in between. In no way do I think vert is dead.” – Our BMX