“Last weekend, the Portland flatland and BMX community at large came together for the Portland Winter Classic Flatland Jam. Due to rain, the jam moved indoors to a dry location, and sessions went down until dark, with riding from the Portland flatland crew, as well as ESPN contributor Jared Souney, and BMX influential Ryan Barrett. There was flatland, there was spine riding and there were even a few wallrides from the likes of a dude named Snotty.” -Mark Rainha
Video by Mark Rainha
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“In a slow motion hazed stupor, perma-red jeaned Kareem Williams answers your questions from Twitter about riding, who’s out to get him, being the son of Stew Johnson, his favorite tricks, his disgusting fingernails, getting his own TV show, and other questions he can’t understand. Since Kareem can’t read, a frazzled Catfish guest stars reading the questions to Kareem in a painfully slow fashion. We just point the camera folks.
As a side note – Catfish had an actual train horn installed in his Volkswagen a couple years ago, which is deafeningly loud as heard in the beginning of the segment. On the drive to Kareem’s house, he apparently blew it off trying to scare someone waiting at a stoplight near railroad tracks. The train horn sound activated the railroad crossing gates, which came down on the car. Only Catfish folks, only Catfish.
A special thanks to Brian Hunt for manning the b-cam.” -Chris Rye, Props
“This past year, I got the chance to go down to the Oakley headquarters in California to check out the re-issue of the infamous B-1B grip that Oakley was working on. While I was down there, I took the opportunity to put together a video giving a little history and background to the brand. Oakley is a company that does a billion dollars a year in sales, has stores all over the world, and has created some of the most iconic eyewear of my generation… and I’m pretty sure not many people know that Oakley started out by making BMX grips.
I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Bell, a former AMA Supercross champion and employee of Oakley who started in 1985, to tell the story of how Oakley went from a small grip company to one of the biggest eyewear brands in the world.
Thanks to Brian Takumi, Mike Bell, Dylan Raldoff, and Mark Scurto for making this happen.” -Harrison Boyce, Defgrip
Video is made by Larry Alvarado and here is what they have to say:
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