Back with another week of web videos to run through. Apologies in advance if we missed anything, but there's a lot happening in BMX these days. Charlie Crumlish was added to the Albe's team earlier this week, and to celebrate his addition to the team, he filmed the above edit in what probably took him 15 minutes. Charlie's brand of riding is not like anything else out there right now. His ability to utilize spots in creative grind combinations that sometimes channel fufanus is refreshing, and the fact that he can produce so many different combinations on basically one skatepark obstacle is wild. For those that might not be aware of Charlie's other exploits, he's produced five full-length DVDs under the BMXFU name, rides for Stranger and also contributes to ESPN on the side.
The stuff Zack Warden is doing in the above video is untouched by everyone else that rides a BMX bike. Zack has the bike flip on lock (and variations of it), and he seems to be the only rider pushing the progression of the trick. Because he lives near Woodward, Zack naturally rides a lot of skatepark, dirt and vert setups, but I could conceivably see Zack taking the bike flip to the right uprail setup if presented with such an option. Of course, I'm not saying that Zack needs to ride street -- I just think he's the one to get it done if he ever wanted to.
Another Canadian, Steve Moxley, being told what to do by Drew Bezanson and actually coming through with it.
Troy Merkle for the Daily Grind.
Orchid's full length DVD "Footwork," now online in its entirety.
Any Mutiny video is good, including their new El Paso video.
For all of us that were wondering where Mike Spinner disappeared to, he's in his backyard, doing half cabs to footjam whips on mellow banks.
Mark Mulville for Profile Racing.
While injured, Hoffman's Jeremie Infelise filmed a relaxing bike check at home.
In the fall of 2008, Fit Bike Co. pro Mike Aitken went down hard at Posh trails in Pa. and was unable to film a full part for Fit's "Stay Fit" video. Regardless of his accident, there was just over a minute of Aitken footage on deck included in the video. And seeing Mike Aitken crank wide open at anything is truly a special part of BMX to me.
Brett Banasiewicz, truckdriver to double tailwhip.
I have finally arrived at a point in my life where I no longer need to reference how to spell Grant Castelluzzo.
Lahsaan Kobza and the Shadow Conspiracy introduce Lahsaan's signature seat and pants with a vert big 180 in this new video.
And finally, Josh Harrington's new Premium video with the win for this week.