When the very first Brighton Ain’t Ready went down I was luck enough to be asked to photograph/document the crazy riding and good times that went on in the BAR House. Six years on Mike King and Bakos were behind the lenses of the video and the stills, smashing out an amazing video which you can watch here if you haven’t seen it yet. With riders from around the world and all the biggest names it is too good not to give a watch for FREE! Read more
I’ve got to say I’ve never seen anything shot in Ecuador before, this is definitely a great web edit for me as I really enjoy watching Simone Barraco ride. He’s always got some crazy-good line and makes certain things look effortless. Sucks to hear Seth Kimbrough was involved in a ‘freak accident’ just before the trip and I hope he’s alright.. Nevertheless Simone and TM Ryan Chadwick definitely stepped up to the plate for this Shadow Conspiracy‘s Ecuador Adventure.
David Satori + Evan Fraser – Datwire
When I worked for Seventies I was very honoured to be able to meet some of the people in BMX that I had really looked up to and grew up watching as a teenager. Seth Kimbrough was one of those guys, even though he’s about the same age as me we’d get the videos and DVD’s arriving over here in the UK and all of us would be watching the lates moves from across the pond. Seth has always been an interesting and inspiring rider to watch with a style that for me is mixed between the midschool of the late 90s early 2000’s with burley tricks, gaps, grinds and the new school of technical lines. He has a banging section in The Shadow Conspiracy’s Into the Void video and you can see it after the photo.
The shot was taken on one of Seth’s UK visits to meet up with his friends and fellow team mates Bas Keep and Mad Jon (at the time Bas rode for Hoffman before Cult) and we headed North to the stomping grounds of the spot master Owain Clegg. After a day out riding street and the local plaza we headed back to Owain’s house to check out his extremely tight ramp setup he had in the back garden. Seth like a bloody pro he is was getting all over it and busted a few clicked tables for the camera.
I haven’t seen him in about two years, the last time I randomly bumped into him down at an art show in London’s Shoreditch, the last place I would have expected him to be but he was travelling with his wife around Europe. Pretty small world! I hope you’re doing well and enjoying the ride Seth 😀
Seth Kimbrough in Into the Void
Joris Coulomb hails from Strasbourg, France. He’s just been hooked up onto the Shadow international team via Frenchys Distro and has some dope moves in this “welcome to the family” edit that just dropped. Once you’ve watched that and digested it head for your desert over on the Shadow website for a bike check.
Russ – The Boss
This weeks ‘Throwback Thursday’ is with DUB, Subrosa and Shadow Conspiracy rider Scott Ditchburn. This was taken sometime in the summer of 2009 up in Liverpool, i’d been sent up by Seventies to get some photos for adverts and the catalogue and we’d pretty much spent most the day chillin at Jack’s place. I saw the rain clouds forming in the distance and our window of opportunity was closing. We hit this big concrete bit of artwork that I think was in the Uni, it was pretty big and Scott did a nice, stretched no hander off it (clocking some background action is DUB Jack doing a spot of filming).
Check out The Shadow Conspiracy’s Year End edit they’ve done, featuring a few lads we all know and love including Simone Barraco, Paul Ryan and Scott Ditchburn.
A great new edit has just dropped from one of my favorite BMX companies out there, the Shadow Conspiracy. While on a recent trip to Germany filming for their new DVD; Simone Barraco, Lahsaan Kobza, Bjoern Elvering, and Paul Ryan managed to also film enough clips to make this four and a half minute web edit. The spots are great, the crew lineup is amazing and I wish I was there in the sun.. Roll on spring/summer!!
Trails and Ways – Mtn Tune