Biz, Rooftop and Jason Enns do some rad old school tricks while bringing up a issue with the youth that should have been addressed long ago: kids not having a clue about the proper name of tricks. It started with the wave of young guns calling bunnyhops “J-hops” and has only gotten worse from there.
Another month has gone flying by. August is a wrap and September is on it’s way! Crazy to think how fast the summer went by! Just the same, this past week went flying by and there were a ton of BMX videos that came out that were definitely worth seeing! We’ve gone through the Daily Section and pulled out 21 of the BEST BMX videos from August 26th through September 1st for you guys to enjoy! Check out riding from Erik Elstran, Bjorn Mager, Mike Curley, Nathan Williams, Corey Martinez, Alex Valentino, Rooftop, Emile Bouwman, Matt Beringer, Tom Stretton, Rob DiQuattro, Justin Fouque, Andrew Jackson, Cory Wiergowski, Ryan “Biz” Jordan and many, many more! Let’s get into it!
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Well, here’s some good news! The Union is now going to be doing original videos, so get at me if you are interested. I’ve been working on getting this going for a while now, and I’ve finally made it so I can make it worth the people making the videos time. Above you can find our first original from Nick “C-Beef” Steben’s trip to California…
“What do you do when blizzards hit your home in the dead of winter? Head to southern California for 6 weeks. Jeff K. and I flew to CA for a trip and this is the edit I made with our friends we had met up with. Featuring Jeff Klugiewicz, Scott Ditchburn, Craig Passero, Charlie Crumlish, Dennis Enarson, Rooftop, Nick Steben, Chad Kerley, Connor Lodes and Mitch Mckelvey. Enjoy!”
Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla has an interview up on Ride BMX where he talks about his new video part and his new show on Fuel called Strangers in Danger.
United finally made Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla’s video embedable. You know you want to see this one again…
Random thought. I once sent Mike an interview and he said they were the best questions he had ever been asked and didn’t do it… Maybe I should chase him down and try again.
“This was my first video part i ever had the pleasure of filming.We started filming summer of 1993. The first clip i filmed was the rail to barspin at the old Huntington Beach rails.Dave Parrick asked me to have a section in his new video. I spent every saturday for a year almost filming with him so if you know Dave that was a lot of waiting around hahaha.At the time there were only a few videos a year coming out. I was 13 when i did my first rail and i just assumed everyone did tricks off them so i started trying all sorts of stuff off the end.Little did i know there was really just me and the Homeless crew doing rail variations down rails so when this came out it had a lot of rail tricks no one had scene yet.some of the first or new at the time were rail to barspin,rail to no hander,rail to icepick,crooked grind,over grinds,gap to rails,rail to manuals,rail to hop over,some manual to ice picks & over ice grinds on skatepark rails,even almost pulled a double bar out of one as well,I have no idea why i didn’t try more.Even had a few jump moves like toboggan to barspin.we also filmed enough ramp stuff for a whole part but it got left out and we kept it a street part mainly which i couldn’t thank Dave Parrick enough for his judgement on that.This time in BMX was very different then it is now,BMX was “dead” and it was a time when a select few pioneered street riding to help shape it what it has become.I feel very lucky to have grown up riding in that time of bmx.It was a time of Gladiator ramp riders and visionary street riding…
It was released in 1995 by Dave Parrick” – Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla