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What is it about Salt Lake City that makes people crazy? Whatever it is, keep doing it. It’s fun to watch. These 2 videos made the internet a radder place today…
Also, it’s funny that the Lizard King’s dad always encouraged him to be a bmxer, so he became a skater. These punk kids these days. Apparently he’s a pretty good rider, and can do handrails and stuff. Dave Thompson, on the other hand, there’s no questioning he’s good at bikes.
Eric Block serves up some tips for dialing your web videos:
In today’s media hungry BMX industry, people cannot get enough of the web edit. If you
arenʼt putting out an edit a week, it seems, you can forget about kids buying your new
whatever, made of post welded, heat treated molecular bonded beeʼs wax coated air
pressurized 4treated cro-mo steel, or getting that hook up from that new energy drink
manufacturer trying to market to the X-treme geners market.
That being said, you canʼt go at this half assed, buddy. With Woodward offering classes
on video and every kid on your street walking around with a three thousand dollar HD
Nikon 5472KR, you best be on your filming game. Just peruse the comments of The
Come Up; half of the disses are on the filming. Riding is secondary in this day of high
So, to help you attain Joe Simon like status, here are some basic rules to follow when
making your next edit of broʼs throwing their bars off that gnarly four set outside of your
1. Select your song to edit to. Street should get some hip hop to show that you are
hood. It doesnʼt matter that you are from a small town in Wyoming. People need to
know you are tough. If itʼs a trails edit, pick a nice feel good song that expresses having
fun with friends. Stay away from angsty stuff, being in the woods should be all good
2. Make an appropriate intro: Getting right to the riding is like skipping foreplay with your
lady. You gotta get your viewer worked up. Street edits should have multiple shots of
dudes missing tailwhips, falling off rails, etc. Show the viewer that the riders worked for
it. No-one likes robots. If you are shooting trails, make sure you show dudes watering
the lips and berms. You need to demonstrate etiquette. For extra points, a small grill
with some veggie friendly food is a good idea. If you want to be edgy, show em smoking
3. Now that the intro is in place, we can start showing some real riding. Street stuff
should start pretty basic. Maybe up a five rail to barspin. Nothing too tech or too big.
Trails should be some blurry artsy shots of unrecognizable dudeʼs flowing a set.
4. Now we can get into the real stuff. Street should get super tech. Link up two separate
ledges by tossing in a bunnyhop trick between them. If you ainʼt throwing the bars or
whipping the frame, why are you even here? Trails needs to be a little more subtle. Try
and stick to the four Tʼs (tables, turndowns, toboggans, and threeʼs). You want to make
sure it doesnʼt look like you are prepping for the Dewd Tour.
5. Time to end this sucker. select a good banger. Street dudes should be doing four
different tricks across a ledge. Trail dudes can just do a nice train transfer of some
stylish kick outs. Just look happy.
6. Remember, if you havenʼt figured it out yet, donʼt do a park edit. Those are for kids in
nice neighborhoods training to be the next X-games robot. Keep it real, son!
The first full length Devo album in 20 years, “Something For Everybody”, is available today. What I’ve heard so far sounds really good. From 11 a.m to 8 p.m. PST they will be streaming the entire album as the soundtrack to a live cat party. Tune in live to see 20 cats getting down to the new DEVO album for 9 whole hours. Cats + Devo = Mass Appeal. http://www.ustream.tv/devo
It’s so damn hot in PA that chillin in the a.c. doesn’t seem like a bad choice, at least until the Cult premiere tonight. That means plenty of time to kill on the internets. Here’s something I found while surfin. I wish my dad was this cool…
Check out Mcgoo’s outstanding article/ interview on legendary influence, Robert ‘Oz’ Osborn here! So rad on so many levels!
We have some Least Most soft goods and sticker packs in the works… Here is a preview of the stickers, freshly printed! More news soon.
Speaking of Zac Costa, he has a bunch of wild clips in Bob Scerbo’s Skapegoat 5… 15 minutes of awesome:
Anyone in the Orlando vicinity should make their way to Mr. Bikes & Boards this Sunday for the premier of Banned 4 Life. Video starts at sundown, so Kyle Painter should be home before his bedtime. Watch the Banned blog for upcoming premiers in your area.
Defgrip just posted up an awesome Autophoto with Jared Souney. Grab a cup of coffee and give it a browse!