We were fortunate enough to visit Mexico City in March of 2014. Although we were slightly intimidated by the city’s public perception as crime ridden and violent, we could not have been more pleasantly surprised. The city was vibrant and beautiful, the people were welcoming, and the spots were amazing. This particular plaza was stacked with setups, the scariest being this right side out ledge. Dan stepped up to the feeble 3 and laced it first try, just after Tony Hamlin was nearly arrested for drinking a beer at the base of the stairs. Nice one, Dan.
Our full 2016 Complete Bike Catalog is online now! Filled with all the details and photos of our new bikes, riding photos, and some words from us…take a look around, enjoy, and wait for their arrival! Bikes will be hitting shops in May…
This was the final clip filmed during the making of Squash It. Aaron was in Austin for the last bit of filming and happened to get his ender on the last day of his trip. This part of town is extremely busy and campus police in Austin are notorious when it comes to BMX, so needless to say, we were happy to get out of there with a crazy clip and no police or security. Shout out to Kurtis Elwell on this one. Boss.
Aaron Smith Signature Burnt Orange Colorway Titan Frame.
The BMX crash clip is something that represents the trials, tribulations, and the more serious side of filming and riding BMX. As of the past few years, the online crash clip has lost its place in BMX, and turned more into a “shock the audience” upload, for garnering attention and views. When we post something like this, it is because an intense amount of time, money, thinking, passion, and planning, went into whatever it is we were doing at that moment…and sometimes it just doesn’t work out…and that is part of BMX and what we do.
While on the first filming trip, in Tampa, Florida early 2014 for last week’s SXTN release, Sean came across this 180 rail hop he was into. He popped over it casually the first time, but landed a bit weird and blew the roll out. On the second attempt he missed his pop on the 180, and needless to say, we went straight to the hospital. Sean was on a flight home the next morning and in surgery by the following day. Brutal.
CLICK HERE or the photos below, for the BMX Union article with details and info on our new Yukon Cassette Hub and Complete Wheel. The hub is available now, and can also be bought in a rear wheel with a Yukon Hub, laced to the our Atlas Rim…