Monday, 30 June 2008
Friday, 27 June 2008
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
Can be found here. There are some amazing photos on there, not least this shot of Darren Berrecloth who rides BMX as well, think he used to ride for Diamond Back back in the day? Aye its on a mountain bike but that is some super man seatgrab! It looks like some sort of massive step down off that platform on the right, nuts.
Zoo York recently held a BMX race through the streets of New York City in the middle of the day with a $1500 prize for first place, looks pretty crazy especially since the vast majority of the riders there are brakeless! A full edit is due to be dropped soon, can't wait to see it..
Monday, 16 June 2008
Dave Jacobs the man behind Micreation has put up a couple of high quality HD edits online, one by Brad Simms and one by Eli Platt. The Brad Simms section is $2 to view and download and the Eli Platt one is free to view after you sign up. The quality is second to none and the riding is solid as well. It will be interesting to see if other videographers and editers follow Micreation's lead by making pay per view videos only available online as DVD sales continue to drop and more and more grainy images of their hard work end up on Youtube and Google soon after release. After all if the rider and filmer are going to all that trouble and effort don't they deserve a fair return? Plus, no one likes a knock off Nigel now do they?!
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Saturday, 14 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Here is a time line of the Gonz over the years which I nicked from 23 Mag, if you are a younger rider and you dont know who I'm talking about get a copy of On The Down Low, still one of the best videos to date.
1997 Mark Gonzales is now riding for S&M after using them on his own for as long as he can remember.Gonz also got hooked up with Puma shoes. Above at the MTV street contest in Austin, one of the best 'real' street courses to date.
1998 Classic Gonz. One-footed frame-grab fakie at ESPN X-Trials round 1. Photo by Mark Losey.
1998 On The Down Low- still can't believe its 10 years old!
Mark Losey, www.ridebmx.com : At the MTV Sports and Music Festival in 1999, Gonz completely lost his mind. He took a bus for three days to get to Memphis, TN, from Phoenix, Arizona, for the event, and he brought one very important item with him: a chicken suit. The night before the event began, MTV held a riders' meeting where Gonz got on the microphone and said, "I have a few social issues I want to talk about," and then he rambled on about Chicken McNuggets for ten minutes. Later he went to the MTV Real World house, hung out in the hot tub while still in the chicken suit, and then he ended the night by running down the street naked. The story doesn't end there. The next day Gonz went to the motocross jumps, got naked on top of a landing, and then got punched by MXer Mike Jones. Gonz got banned from the rest of the event, but he still managed to get beat up by Danny Way before the weekend was over.
Cover and interview in Ride US #51 august 2000.
Mark Losey, www.ridebmx.com : I always thought Gonz was crazy, and while shooting his interview for issue 51 it was confirmed. One night while we were at his apartment at two in the morning, he was playing all kinds of instruments through a loop machine while chanting, "Do you love Satan?" Half of what Gonz does is just to mess with people, but I can honestly say that he freaked me out. A few years later we did a story about dads and asked pros to send in photos of them with their kids; Gonz sent a photo of his son that looked like he was dead in an alley.
Mark Losey, www.ridebmx.com : In 2001, Gonz came by our office and said he wanted to shoot an x-up fakie footplant on a wallride in Huntington Beach. The only thing wrong with this scenario was that he didn't have a bike. To him, this wasn't much of an obstacle, so he went over to S&M and "borrowed" Chris Moeller's bike for a few hours. Gonz was riding for S&M at the time, and he's the only rider I know that would steal his boss' bike.
2hip has added the GONZ from Arizona to the flow-list in october 2004.
2006 Holy Gonz on the cover of Ride US september 2006. Shopping-cart mower while wearing Z's jacket. Photo by Jeff Zielinski.