What was the first BMX movie you saw? poor boy 500 miles What feeling did you have after you watched it? i was blown away. i knew that you could do tricks and jump little bumps in the street but it was definitly eye opening to see what people could actually do on a bike. Who's parts were most memorable? I would have to say Stuart King and Ron Kimler. What has been your most watched Bmx movie and why? Criminal mischeif. What is your favourite Bmx movie if not the one above and why? hmm I would have to say criminal mischeif, its got every kind of riding, with amazing group of riders. and having van homans epic section to top it off doesnt hurt either. What was the last Bmx movie you saw? That would be the birth of big air. What feeling did you have after you watched it? Holly shit! it made me want to build a huge quarter and try it for myself. Who's parts were most memorable? The whole thing was amazing . How much impact do you think Bmx movies have now? I think they mean alot to certain people. riders that have put time and work, and know what it takes to put an entire video together can appreciate a well put together video, as opposed to the little web edits everyone puts out every week.
Scotty's answers: How much impact did Bmx dvd's have when you first started riding? BMX video's had a massive impact on me when i first started riding, things were so different back then, you didnt have constant web coverage of everyones latest tricks and web edits popping up all over the place, you would just be treated to a full on 45 mins or so of crazy stuff that you'd never seen before. What was the first BMX movie you saw? Well it was way back in what must have been late 1992, myself and a group of friends all gathered around the TV to watch Ride On and Matt Hoffman Headfirst, it was crazy!! What feeling did you have after you watched it? Just one of those films in a night would have been enough to make us wanna go out and do crazy things on our bikes but after watching the 2 of them we all went out and were doing all kinds or stuff, from trying to ride street like Vic Murphy to doing the weird stuff that Eddie Roman was doing at the time. The next day we went straight up to the vert ramp and tried to ride like Matt Hoffman, im pretty sure we were all buzzing for weeks after watching those 2 films. Who's parts were most memorable? The riders that stood out for me were Vic Murphy and Hoffman. As far as im concerned Matt is the best vert rider ever, he was the original stunt man, you see footage of him trying flairs onto a mattress. The mattress is on the flat bottom of the ramp!!! There's never gunna be a good out come in that situation but he just lets it fly. Vic Murphy is the man, if there was a choice between watching him doing a table and watching the newest trick ferret bust some new "sick" move....... i'd choose the table anyday!! What has been your most watched Bmx movie and why? Thats a tough one. I'd say it would have to be Headfirst. When i was growing up all i really rode was the local vert ramp, so obviously watching Headfirst was the natural choice. I used to wake up early in the morning and watch that video before i went to ride vert, then i'd come home for lunch and watch it again just to see what i could try next. I couldn't and still can't get enough of that video now. What is your favourite Bmx movie if not the one above and why? I really cant narrow it down to one video sorry. Both the Union video's were the bollox, those videos are just a bunch of goons having fun on bikes. Anthem.... for obvious reasons....it's amazing. Road Fools 1, theres a great quote in that video where someone says that in one day they'd brought street riding forward about 10 years, i remember being stunned at the stuff Joe was doing on street. Any video with Van Homan in. The list could go on... Agro Man, The Bar Is Closed, Broken, the T1 video, Live Fast Die, Dirty Deeds.......... What was the last Bmx movie you saw? I think it was the newest Fit video, Stay Fit....i think. What feeling did you have after you watched it? All the riding in the video was amazing but alot of it didn't really appeal to me. If the BF and Van Homan sections weren't on there i wouldn't have liked it at all. Who's parts were most memorable? Van's part defenetly. That boy isn't scared and he also rocks a gyro! RESPECT!!!
How much impact do you think Bmx movies have now? They don't have as much impact on me, but i cant speak for other people. I'm sure all the up and coming whipper snappers love all the new videos but I'm just not into them. But really good videos are few and far between now. Plus you've got the internet which is always full of new people and there web edits. I never really watch any of the new stuff, i'll stick with the old classics. Bring on Anthem 2, if it's anything like the first then it might just break the mold and be a good new old style video.