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The Lounge / Re: Where and what to ride in LA
« on: January 21, 2015, 11:06:52 PM »
If you wanna ride that famous spot the White Banks, go to Charmette Bonqua skate plaza. It's right by there.

The Lounge / Demystifying the VX - The Atavism
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:44:30 PM »
There is a little bit more thought to this than the average post. Agree? Disagree? My opinion is shit?

I don't think I made a thread about this project I've been working on for a bit. Essentially I come from an art background and an important aspect of art is critiquing and I take that and apply it to videos and riding styles. I'm never sure if anyone really reads it outside the handful of people who like it and I try to make every post well thought through so it would be nice if a larger audience does read it. If you enjoy reading about BMX or even just like throwback videos, check it out <-End shameless plug

Bike Gallery / Re: BSD Raider, (update)
« on: January 21, 2015, 11:45:29 AM »
Reversed full gaurd definitely makes it.

The Lounge / Re: 6hours ago my roommate got a toyota celica for $525
« on: January 20, 2015, 08:12:47 PM »
hahaahhaah dat reaction pic ^^^^ kermit u kill me

but 4 real tho bro y u tryina tokyo drift ur buddies car

anyone ever watch Initial D?

u should fix it and crush a job delivering Tofu

I fux wit Initial D

The Bike Shop / Re: What did you do to your bike today? (v2)
« on: January 20, 2015, 08:02:20 AM »
Switched out my metal to some plastics. Enjoying the lack of friction but it's gonna take some time to get used to how fast they grind.

The Bike Shop / Re: Oldest part on your BMX?
« on: January 14, 2015, 08:15:14 PM »
i smash my chain a lot on driveside grinds and also doing crankarm grinds on ledges. links get twisted and chewed up, grinding driveside without a guard on right angled coping ledges is usually what does it

got a keychain on the way so will see how that works out. also fingers crossed ill have space to run my sprocket with the guard on the inside again on my aod cos of the wishbone, although i dunno cos it looks pretty tight

If you get the Angel of Death post a bike check plzz

Bike Gallery / Re: t1sfa
« on: January 13, 2015, 10:32:10 PM »
dang yo

The Lounge / Re: Steven Hamilton
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:25:09 PM »

Bike Gallery / Re: Mutiny Villij
« on: January 06, 2015, 10:53:03 PM »
Such a nice shade of green.

« on: January 06, 2015, 09:25:12 PM »
I imagine running a core company is an expensive endeavor, especially when you are trying to manufacture a fairly expensive thing like bike parts as a cheap as possible cause your marketing to kids. If more corporate sponsors invest in BMX(even if it's for a short time) and it will open up the market to more consumers who would have otherwise never been introduced to it. Sure a lot of those kids will quit but if you open up a larger pool than there will be more people that will stick with it. I speculate that the larger pool of kids who stick with it will naturally move on to the core brands cause they dominate aftermarket parts. Which is good for everyone.   

You don't have to be a part of anything as long as you enjoy the act of pedaling on a bike and doing maneuvers. There will always be brands that keep us grounded in our roots but for BMX to expand and better take care of our community it has to reach out.

I think bike riding is the coolest thing and it'd be cool if other kids could get that chance. I imagine a lot of us came to riding because of commercialization through X-Games, Rad, or what not. I did through TV, it's not like I'm still paying for Walmart brands anymore. Of course bigger companies like Nike will end up cannibalizing a large share of the market but that can't be helped unless it grows to a point where they are forced to take the general opinion seriously.

« on: January 06, 2015, 08:05:01 PM »
I just feel like other riders  should be getting his type of money if not more. He stopped progressing and is just milking it.

At least we see some sort of footage/marketing from Nigel. There are plenty of riders who haven't progressed or even put out any type of coverage in years, yet no one questions their place in the industry. Not to kick those dudes down cause they all earned it one way or another. He's put out multiple stellar sections, all showing a lot progression from the one before it, sure it's mostly barspin but that's his distinct style.

I guess he is more marketable because he is a black dude from Queens?

Nigel is marketable cause he's an outsider of sorts, he represents mainstream ideals in an alternative sport. Someone like Nigel represents today's generation and it's idea of self promtion and self branding, it's something kids today understand that obviously the older generation frowns upon. BMX seems to be constantly left behind cause we're catering to the ideals of the past and stuck in what we used to be. Our little niche thing has to evolve to prosper and that's including the figures in it also.

« on: January 05, 2015, 01:45:31 PM »
If that's the face of bmx, I am truly ashamed to ride a little bike. I obviously still love it and will continue to do so, but I am worried about the future of bmx. That is all.

Right now, I'm sure when most people think of BMX, I'm sure they think xgames or the mega ramp. I'm sure that accurately describes every street rider...
BMX will still be BMX. When someone sees Nigel ride down the road, I'm sure people think "oh that's terrible" when you can go watch Colt Fake have beer poured in his mouth as he tries to pull some girls bra off or Sean Burns drop his bike on some bums head. Though Nigel isn't the best rider or dress as ratty as most bmx riders, he is more of a street rider than most bmx riders that have had any mainstream recognition before.

Nigel, getting some recognition outside of BMX isn't going to change the sport because a few more kids might be at the park than usual and maybe only one of them might actually stick with it. And I hardly doubt it will give it an image worse than what it could be. Honestly, how is that any different than now? Most kids that rode around here quit after 2-3 years.

You can say Bam didn't do shit for skating because he didn't dump all his money back into the sport. But the fact that he happened, didn't change skateboarding forever. It just got idiot kids, who think doing rad, stupid shit is fun(basically the basis of bmx), to go buy an Element board. And indirectly put some money into the skateboarding industry.

This How can you not say he's not good!?

« on: January 04, 2015, 04:51:08 PM »
Yeah, he wouldn't be able to! Thats the whole thing, he is nothing special on a bike and he is getting more recognition than people that would shit on him any day. The thing is really good at convincing non-riders that he is. That puts money in his pocket, but it obviously wouldn't sit well with people that truly love riding, and have been doing it for 10+ years.

He's not the same type of rider as Garrett Reynolds, Dennis Enarson, and Kriss Kyle. It'd be unfair to judge him as such. To say Nigel is 'nothing special' or couldn't hang in the standard BMX route is so untrue. <-proof

He's a top class rider, but people are mad cause they expect only the best to have that type of recognition. You don't get to that level of riding without being passionate about it and whose business is it for how someone gets money. Its cooler to have Nigel making G-Shock money than some guy who kept it 'real' and does retail at some department store in the weekend.

I think someone that parallels Nigel would be Bam Margera. Bam was a good(not spectacular) skater who became the face of the community for a while. He made a killing, sold out to many purists, got hated on by his community, was well known for his projects outside of skating and all. A lot of kids picked up a skateboard cause of him though and thats not a bad thing.


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