About four months ago I watched this.
Turns out all the “Young Guns” at my local park made it. I thought it was awesome, no really I loved it. So did everyone in the local area who rides/rode. I was receiving messages from people who hadn’t touched a bike in year saying how they saw it on face book & wanted to go riding that weekend. It caused this huge affect. So many people just wanting to ride their bikes for the pure reason of just riding them with your mates & having fun. Considering the scene in Nowra is pretty average it was amazing they had caused this… Ever since I have been asking them when they are going to bring out the legit one. I even took them on a little field trip up the coast so they had somewhere new to explore. That day I have never been asked so many questions in my life, but seeing them get to ride somewhere different & do their thing was priceless to me.
It got me thinking about when I was that young. Its pretty sad to think that the group of like 10 mates I used to ride with, 2 of us remain. Im pretty jealous of these kids in a way. In my opinion they know exactly what riding is about. They go out, do their thing & don’t care to as what anyone else thinks. All I have found to be worrying them is to what time dinner is on. Who cares about song jacking, feet blowing off & the so called rules with everything else in BMX land. With these kids & the video they have made it perfectly portrait that. Sure the quality & filming is fairly haggard, But again who cares? Its fun to watch, thats what I look for in a video. Anyway if you think about what you used to do when you were that age. I guarantee you are guilty of half of it.
This is the end result of what they came up with. I also asked Jonno Phillips some random questions about it all.
Mitch: What is BMX to you?
Jonno: Well BMX to me is just having fun with mates,chilling out, none of this supamega crap you just gotta have fun.
How old is the average age in your crew & how would you describe it when you all get together?
All the dudes in our crew are like 13 or 14 & then there are the old dawgs like yourself & Matt Chapman who occasionally ride with us but no matter what our age, when we get together they’re always good times to be had riding bikes, filming & just chilling out.
Who do you look up to riding & filming wise?
People I look up to riding wise are like the normal guys like Dak & Reynolds & all that but I like to feed of each others styles. Filming wise I like watching Bilbys videos & the Afary videos are always cool & then there is the one and only Cri$py Stream CEO Mike Vockenson. Who always seems to produce rad shit. The Crispy vids are always rad to & I recommend that everyone watches them.
Will we see more video’s to come?
Video wise there will be many more to come, in fact there is a video in the works at the moment but I wont release to much about that.
What is your favorite thing to do on a bike?
My favorite thing to do on a bike trick wise is ledges or rails also drops are fun to but I also enjoy just rolling around.
What’s your camera setup?
Umm my camera is a Sony handy-cam with a fisheye lens which is nice but Im thinking of investing in a more up market camera once I round up some paper.
Anyone you wanna say thanks too?
I’d like to thank all the crew & anyone who has helped make this video happen. Thanks to all our parents for supporting us. Thanks to all the crew & all the older guys who have supported us, & a massive thanks goes out to Mark at Tippos Cycles helping us out with all our BMX needs & just being an awesome guy. Just go enjoy the video. Peace out
Posted by Mitch MOn 12/08Comment »