Chris Stauffer, 2017. In 1997 there was a scene report in Ride USA on Bethlehem, PA. There was a picture of this guy here riding his then local trails(Posh)doing this exact trick, this was just before he blew up with his part in the first Anthem video. At the time this X was by far the most X'ed up I'd ever seen anyone get. Later that year Stuart King and i went to stay in Bethlehem with Sandy Carson who lived with Sal and Stauffer. I also met Steve Crandall for the first time on that trip. One of the things i like most about BMX is these people that have been through the media spot light and come out the other side still doing what they love to do-Enjoy bikes. Thats 20 years of transatlantic two wheeled brotherhood and still got an X of the Gods!
Back in ye ole days, The year was 95. Print magazines pic from Ride usa, Rider run contest series-the Hoffman bikes BS, DIY ramp parks, spine tricks galore, jump box mayhem! When rider owned brands were actually rider owned, well here our old friend Stuart King who run one of those rider owned brands, King bike co. Used travel to the USA to compete in Pro and hang with the top dogs. Pioneered a ton of tricks and a bunch of then revolutionary bike parts. And still all round top man!
So the year was 2004, although I thought it was earlier? Some people are saying 2001 I thought it was 2002, some where in that era. We used to make 2 styles of gloves the Shadow(this was before the company Shadow Conspiracy was born-that may give us a hint to what year),the Shadow glove was a light weight glove which evolved into the Love/Hate glove and the Conquest glove which was more armoured and got phased out over the years. So I made a post card to promo the gloves featuring Scott Malyon at the top of Leytonstone wall ride in East London on summers day. Scott is on his T-1 prototype signature frame and Joe Rich Etnies Throttle 1 or 2 shoes?
Rushmore kicks one out from a recent visit in Japan...Rrrr, very good thanks!
I think the year was 1992, A friend lent me a VHS which had a couple of BMX movies from around that time(post Ride on days)tape of a GT demo featuring Jay Miron and a guy on black bike and open face helmet doing huge spine jumps, 360s and the craziest looking tail whips i'd ever seen. This guy ended being Taj who would obviously crop up a lot in the next couple of decades as a massively influential pro rider and personality. One of my favourite bike riders ever, this is a cool little documentary about the that influenced so many.
Forgotten all about Shutter speed videos, great BMX films from the early 00's, heres some great PA/NJ trail riding with a Chris Stauffer section near the end!
For the people who out there who love a bit of riffage! Power trip just released a new record full of ooomph!
Only just realised i havent posted on here for a long time, instagram n facebook have taken priority, so nothing like a welcome back like a pic of ya self is there -sorry! just before the weather went back to winter!