In the midst of various team cut backs and outright collapses, it’s good to see that not only is Merritt’s team unaffected, but is getting to do fun stuff like a team session at Woodward! It you haven’t figured out how amazing their team is by now, this should do the trick.
Take a closer look at Jamie Bestwick’s Iron Man themed setup along with plenty of examples of how to blast on the vert ramp in this new video bike check!
“Jamie hooked us up with this video featuring an inside look at his Iron Man-inspired bike and some hot clips on Woodward turf. Peep it. Best vert rider of all time! Credit: Woodward / Jamie Bestwick“
Simone Barraco, Drew Bezanson, Trey Jones, Ben Hucke, and Mark Burnett spent a week at Woodward in the name of Shadow, and they got a lot of stuff down in that time. Everyone killed it, and it’s all tricks to don’t normally see coming out of the foam pit capitol of the world.
If you are headed to Woodward next week, it’s going to be extra awesome for you! Some of the best riders in the world will be coming to camp with you, thanks to Cult.
I have to be honest with you here, there are times when I sit around and think for hours, days and sometimes a full week until an idea for a new column pops into my head. Week after week I have been searching for ways to keep things fresh and ways to keep people interested. I simply try to give a reason to check back every Wednesday to see what the new TTL will be about. For those that don’t know, I have officially started my East Coast summer at Woodward and for this week’s column I am very stoked to present an interview with vert legend Jamie Bestwick. Jamie is arguably the best vert rider on the planet and although he doesn’t like to admit that, I doubt there are any riders out there that would argue that fact. He is the type of rider that has an incredible drive to be the best at what he does. He has had a wild journey in BMX so far and has set the bar to an almost unreachable height. Jamie has won eight X Games gold medals in a row and shows zero signs of slowing down anytime soon. He is at the peak of his career and somehow remains level headed, modest and as down to earth as it gets. We recently spent some time hanging out on a quiet afternoon in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania and while we were hanging out I fired some questions his way, and this was the result. Enjoy.
Woodward caught up with Nate Wessel to talk a little bit about how he came to become the builder for them and the recent changes they’ve been making to Woodward Copper and why they’re doing it. There’s even a few clips of Nate riding which is awesome since it’s been such a long time since I’ve seen him on a bike.. Check it!
“BMX Pro and Woodward’s Head Ramp Builder, Nate Wessel, gives you the low-down on the new renovation. The Barn is set to re-open June 15th for public sessions! Get to camp this summer or stop by for our Public Sessions- you won’t regret it.“