Saturday, August 28, 2010

a piece of trash

This edit is dedicated to the riders who made one of the greatest bmx videos of all time.  John Yull turns 40!  Steve O. turns 40!  Are you kidding me?  Lee Sultemeier randomly shows up at the og!  It is apparent to me that the smell of trash is in the air.  You may have seen some of these clips on facebook, but here is a complete edit for you to enjoy.  Just another hot august at the og. video

John Yull-Stray Bikes Singles





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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Classic BMX Video:Clowns Full Of Hate





Clowns Full Of Hate from surfer_atomico on Vimeo.



Back in 1991,this video was my staple.I would watch this and go ride,or I would go ride then watch this.I only had this video,the Trend Promo Video (It came in Dirt Bro`s Video cover) and a couple of GT ones.There was no youtube or vimeo back then and there sure wasn't a rad site like BMX Freestyler.Basically there was no INTERNET.

This video shows you how it was done back in the day.The brotherhood between disciplines back then was awesome.I rode alone a-lot back then.Once I just was on my way back from a session in Downtown Orlando,and another rider from across the avenue was like "dude you ride?" So we both went back to Downtown and rode some spots I didn't know about.I didn't even know him,but the simple fact that we rode BMX was like we were in some kind of brotherhood.Yesterday I saw 3 Different riders,and it was like I didn't exist.Times have changed.Enjoy the video.

surfer_atomico

Terry Adams and Isaiah Jordan sync it in Greensboro, NC

4TH AM FLATLAND CIRCUIT @ DK WAREHOUSE



Filmed and Edited by Lachlan Cameron

Results provided By http://flatmattersonline.blogspot.com/

See individual runs filmed by BMXTRIX by visiting You TUBE Channel
2010 DK Pro Flatland Final Results:
1. Dane Beardsley
2. Matt Wilhelm
3. Andy Cooper
4. Stephen Cerra
5. Stephen Hearn
6. Shayne Khajehnoori

2010 Veteran Flatland Final Results:
1. Catfish
2. Tony Strickler
3. Chuck Schroth
4. Dave Meade
5. Roy Deguzman

2010 DK Master Flatland Final Results:
1. Percy Marshall
2. Lachlan Cameron
3. Tyler Gilliard
4. Todd Gully
5. Jody Temple
6. Bryan Rybak
7. Jorge Vasquez
8. Dave DuBuono
9. Prasheel Gopal
10. Jared Dichiara
11. Alex poirier
12. Darin Wright
13. Ron Monis
14. Koit McIntire

2010 DK Expert Flatland Final Results:
1. Joel Schallhorn
2. Andrew Wickham
3. Todd Carter
4. Andy Johnson
5. Bryan Huffman
6. Dan Sirkin
7. Mitchell Hall
8. Tony Strickler
9. Marty Clark
10. Alan Young
11. Scott Nagy
12. Joe Cicman
13. Steve Lapsley
14. Roy De Guzman
15. Mark Kuhlmann

2010 DK Intermediate Flatland Final Results:
1. Troy Merkle
2. Shaun Lapsley
3. Lea Dobrowski
4. Fat Tony
5. Chris McLean
6. Matt Holdron
7. Jake Jackson
8. Josh Hansen
9. Paul Newkirk

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pirate Jam - 2006



     The Pirate Jam was presented by London Bikes and ForgetYouNotFilms, Inc.. It was located in Fort
worth, Texas on December 2, 2006. The M.C. for this event was none other than Chris Balles,
event organizer for the Texas Flatland Round Up Series. When we arrived at the location we
were greeted with warm smiles from friends from Louisiana. We knew that with the Southriders in Town we were going to have a great time. Tex did an extraordinary job putting together this event for everyone to enjoy. The surface was Masonite wood across the entire 4000 Sq. Ft. Basketball court in the R.D. Evans Community Center. It didn't buckle up and was smooth all the way around. Oranges were
provided for all the riders and there were a lot of oranges to be eaten.The competition was broken into four classes. Novice, Expert, Master and Pro. It was a jam format but there was no break down in 2nd 3rd
4th, ect. It was winner take all. The way you won was to preform the best trick during your run.
The Judges didn't keep track of points but they had to all agree on what trick was the best.
The day ended up with 4 different winners

Novice Class: Randall Willis
Expert Class: Kenny Boucher
Master Class: Alex Warden
Pro Class: Jesse Puente
I want to thank everyone that was involved with the tearing down of this event. There was a lot
of prep work to get the floor installed but the tear down was a volunteer process. I was one of
the riders to stay behind with many others to help load everything back into the truck.

Written By Rad Dad
December 17, 2006


Julio Cotto says: "The Pirate jam was superb…excellent concept and poof that flatland is alive an well in the United States"


Art Thomason say: "The Pirate Jam was a cool event because it didn't have the pressure of a contest, but it was more organized than a jam, so everyone from the AMs to the pros got to show what they can do and have fun.....AAAARRRGGG"



Jesse Puente says :"It was a well put together contest. The riders were on a higher level. They came from all around the US to compete. It's the beginning of something big for flatland. The ground was perfect and the vibe was flatland. Also, there was no smoking in the house which is positive. Tex's video premier was amazing as he put flatland center stage. It was a lot of fun, there were no complaints. Next year it will be huge."



Jim McKay says "The Pirate Jam was really special. It was well executed, a ton of fun, and really original.
Throwing down banger tricks in a jam format for the booty of actual silver was pretty memorable.


Highlight Videos

Novice Class Highlights


Expert Class Highlights


Master Class Highlights


Pro Class Highlights


Photo Slide Show



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Saturday, August 21, 2010

THOMAS OEHLER HOPS BACK TO SCHOOL


--Trial-bike Athlete to Pop Up at Parties and On-Campus at UT and Texas State--

WHO: Mountain Bike Trials World Champion, Thomas Oehler, heads to Texas to hop around the University of Texas and Texas State…literally.



DJ Andrew Vo, University of Texas student and Nocturnal Festival participant, will spin at featured locations.

WHAT: Before the dog-days of summer are officially over and students hit the books, we pause to celebrate the tradition of “Back to School” week. This custom is recognized for its pool parties, move-in day, Sorority and Fraternity Rush, and getting back in the swing of going to class (at least the first few days).

As friends and flings reunite at hot-spots around the UT and Texas State campuses, watch out for the man on two wheels. Professional mountain bike trial athlete Thomas Oehler will interrupt the traditional celebrations with jumps, tricks, and more. He’ll wow the undergrads and show them why he is the reigning World Champion at his sport. One of the best 'all-round' trials riders in the World, Thomas has a level of style and control on a bike that leaves onlookers, as well as other riders, in shock.


Mountain bike trials is an extreme test of bicycle handling skills, over a range of obstacles, both natural and man-made.

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, August 22, 2010

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Jefferson26 Pool Party



Tuesday, August 24, 2010
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
UT Tower: Prior to Gone To Texas


Wednesday, August 25, 2010
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Quad at Texas State University


Thursday, August 26, 2010

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

UT Tower at The University of Texas



Thursday, August 26, 2010

9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Maggie Mae’s on 6th

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

pala paloma

videopala paloma is a song about a pigeon.  that's cool cause the og has its share of pigeons.  Ironically, i picked the song before i knew how it translated.  i guess some things were just meant to be.  ask tod miller or mariah-rae.  Celia Cruz is the vocalist on the song and is known as the "Queen of Salsa".  She spent her career in New Jersey which just happens to bring us back to mariah-rae, who also has roots in New Jersey, and graciously provides the intro to this edit.  Little bit of Diclaudio...little bit of Diego served with ice cold Lone Star.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Living Legend - Robert Castillo

With the recent release of “The King of Freestyle” by Ruben Castillo it sparked some comments on the Internet about his brother Robert Castillo. I saw there were some people wondering if he still rides and what he has been up to. I had the pleasure to meet Robert at Voodoo Jam 09. We have kept in contact since then. I thought to my self this would be a perfect time for an Interview with Robert Castillo a Living Legend.

Age: 42 Years Old.


BMX Freestyler- Robert, I have heard a few comments from people asking if you are indeed still riding. Are you still able to bust out some old tricks and are you still able to make progression?

Robert Castillo- I am indeed still riding. I’ve always kept a bike around to just mess with but now I'm actually riding in a few shows for the past 3 years. I haven't really learned anything new but I'm having fun relearning my old stuff, on a new school bike. Go figure.



BMX Freestyler- I know that you work closely with Woody Itson. Do you ever throw down a flat session together out of the blue?

Robert Castillo- Woody and I do work closely on a daily. Every once in a while Woody will get his bike out and we'll session a bit on tricks that are older than most flatlanders today. Trust me Woody can still fire off some tricks!!

BMX Freestyler- What exactly is it that you do for a full time living now and what is your title?

Robert Castillo- I help Woody run Satellite Sports Group/BMX Pros Trick Team. Our company has a number of teams nationwide doing various events all year! This year alone we will do over 800 performances!! Schools, Fairs, Corporate Events, NBA 1/2 time shows, etc etc. My title at SSG is HMIC, "head Mexican in charge" lol. We just do whatever needs to be done and it seems to work.



BMX Freestyler- What is your top 5 career highlights in flatland?

Robert Castillo-
1. Landing a sponsor with GT Bikes in "1986"
2. Traveling to JAPAN for almost 4 months and performing at Mitsui Greenland Theme Park.
3. Ruben and I both took 1st place at the AFA Masters National Round #1 in Palmetto,FL. in "1988".
4. I landed a gig in Las Vegas in 1991performing in the Hit Show "Alakazam" at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino for 2 years.
5. During Michael Jordan's Championship run with the Bulls, we got to perform a few 1/2 time shows for the Bulls fans..
BMX Freestyler- You passed through Austin a few years back with a whole crew of riders. Sorry I missed you. What parts of the country do you hit up through the year?

Robert Castillo- We hit up about 30+ states a year! Its pretty random where we go but I would say that we visit Florida, Wisconsin, Georgia,  Arizona to name a few ..


BMX Freestyler- Today’s flatland riding is so much different from what it was in the 80’s. How do you view today’s riding style?

Robert Castillo- I think today's riding style compared to the 80's riding style is that it flows a lot better and its just simply amazing!! It's where flatland should be. With all due respect I still think Flatland is underrated!! But I will say this, whenever people see it in person, it quickly gets there attention and instant respect!!

BMX Freestyler- A few days back Tim Knoll released a BOMB that rocked the BMX community as a whole. Where do you think the future of flatland is? How did you react to see Tim Knoll’s “Digi Cam edit”?

Robert Castillo- Tim Knolls video footage was original and pretty entertaining. It just opened up a new chapter in BMX!


BMX Freestyler-You have been a part of the flatland scene for many years and you have seen and been to many competitions. What do you thinking of Battles and Flag rising versus points?

Robert Castillo- As far is that's concerned, I haven't been around flatland comps long enough lately to give a great opinion. From a spectators point of view, its exciting, and has an awesome build up! I say if riders like it, then run with it for now and time will tell what works and what doesn't. Voodoo Jam in 2009 was impressive and was put on by Terry Adams. He’s a guy who everyone likes and respects. As long as guys like him are pushing the sport and controlling where it goes and how it gets there, then all is good....




BMX Freestyler- What has kept you motivated all these years to keep riding and being involved with BMX when so many people will come and go?

Robert Castillo- Worried about getting a "real job" will keep a lot of people motivated! haha. Trust me it wasn't easy and its NO get rich quick program but I do live pretty comfortable now. There where plenty of times that I wanted to quit and go make some real money but I really had a passion for what I was doing whether I was riding, announcing, watching, trying to promote BMX, Myself or a Show. I just couldn't let go... No Regrets!!!

BMX Freestyler- Have you ever taken an extended brake from riding or being involved?

Robert Castillo- I did take a break from riding when I started to work for GT/Marketing Dept. and Woody Itson in 1995. I was Team Manager for the freestyle team and that took up all of my time. The Team that Woody had assembled at GT made me feel so old school and I felt like I needed to hang it up for good, until about 3 years ago. I just wanted to see if I could still ride again before I got too old. Also there are tricks I never got on video that would be nice to have for myself.


BMX Freestyler- Who’s in your TOP 5 favorite riders of all time and why are they there?

Robert Castillo-
Ramps: these are in no particular order
A. Mike Dominguez-He had some of the biggest aerials in the 80's and most of them where on an 8ft 1/4 pipe.
B. Mat Hoffman-He made up so many tricks that people really thought were impossible.
C. Eddie Fiola- He's the "KING".
D. Jamie Bestwick-OMFNG, WTF, SICK RIDING, Whatever....
E. Kevin "the Gute" Gutierrez-Always put 110% into his riding especially in shows. He doesn't care if he thinks he’s going down, he will try it anyways. He was one of the most underrated riders for a LONG TIME! But that doesn't matter to him as long as your entertained, IT"S ON!!!

-Flatland: these are in no particular order
A. Ruben "Rdog" Castillo-he’s my brother and he rules! Enough said.
B. Kevin Jones-ORIGINAL, and he can do every trick and style, it's because he invented them!
C. Martin Aparijo-He taught me so much during our GT Touring days and I also wanted to be like him.
D. RL Osborn-He had a very smooth style, and he was the 1st Pro I ever met and got to see perform. The BMX Action Trick Team performed in my home town in 82 or 83ish. The Team included RL, Mike Buff and  Pat Romano.
E. Trevor Meyer-Very well accomplished Flatlander. From riding for 25 years, X games gold, touring for many years with the best teams and riders, not to many tricks/styles that he can’t do, all around good guy who never complains! Also at 38 he still kills it. He recently took 2nd place at the JoMo Pro. Love him or hate him he's in the Hall of Fame in my book to say the least.


BMX Freestyler- How is your current bike set up? How long have you been rocking it?

Robert Castillo- I've been running a St. Martin Eiffel frame for over a year. I did run a Wells frame for 2 years prior. Both bikes have all the St. Martin goodies. I want go give a big shout out to St. Martin. Old school tricks on a new school bike and it seems to work.

BMX Freestyler- Is there a trick or combination that has been haunting you for years that you just can’t seem to get over the fear or just can’t pull?

Robert Castillo- I never really had any problems learning tricks. I will say this and I'm embarrassed to say but I never learned hang fives. I have done them but I was heavy on the brakes. I gave up on them long ago.. Lame, I know! Maybe I will have to do something about that!!???

BMX Freestyler- Everyone has a great bail story after so many years of riding. What is yours?

Robert Castillo- Cant think of one while riding flatland but, in 1988 while doing shows at Sea World in San Antonio I hung up both tires on a 10ft 1/4pipe and ended up slamming face first. It was ugly and I ended up in the hospital for the night. Sucks!!


BMX Freestyler- If you could go back into time and have a do over, is there anything you would change?

Robert Castillo- I probably would have watched my $$$$ a little better during the rough times of my BMX career. Other than that I feel like I accomplished a lot of my goals and wherever I came up short I guess it's was just live and learn. BMX has given me a life, good times, friends and memories to last forever. I'm living the dream and I get to ride a kid’s bike for a living. My life is amazing, fun and never boring so no changes nor do overs for me.


BMX Freestyler- Thank you so much for your time Robert. Do you have any last words or Shout outs?

Robert Castillo - Last words? I know this might sound cheesy or you've heard it all before but, "life is short". You will only have a few true friends and even less that you can count on. For the few lucky people out there try to spend as much time with family whether it is once a year, by phone, email, Facebook, or whatever, Family is all you really have! Also never let anyone stop you from doing what makes you happy. Peace out and ride on..........

PS: Thanks BMX Freestyler and Rad Dad for this opportunity.....




Full Length Web Video

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BMX-ing El Salvador!


BMX-ing El Salvador! from Action Sports Outreach on Vimeo.

Video Premiere



The Video Premiere for Living Legend was a HUGH success. With only 1 day to let everyone know we had around 30 people come out to share in this very special epic event. This was the very first time this has ever been done at the Oltorf Garage. We showed the video on the Wall of the Garage. On Monday August 9, 2010 the Full length Video will have a world wide realease along with photo slide show and in depth Interview with Robert Castillo.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Video Premier


     On August 7, 2010 at the Oltorf Garage in Austin, Texas we will be having a video premier for "Living Legend" starring Robert Castillo. The premier will be showing on a 52 inch projector so every one can see. Big props to Randall Edwards. The video will be played between 9 and 10 pm. The run time is about 10 minutes. There will be regular Saturday session going on up till the time of the Premier. Bring your bike or bring a chair and a friend. This is your chance to see it before the rest of the world.

Rad Dad

Living Legend Trailer



http://www.vimeo.com/13633030

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Trick of the Month August Cliffhanger


January- Hang 10 Seat Grab
February – Hang 5
March – Messiah
April- Karl
May- Switch Hand Steam Roller
June- Hitchhiker
July – McCircle
August – Cliffhanger
September – Brakeless Decade
October – Mega Spin
November-Lung Spin
December- Lard Yard

The Trick of the Month has become a staple of BMX Freestyler and Global-Flat. The Tradition shall continue on for the year of 2010. My goal over the years was to help riders out there stay motivated learning tricks and pushing the envelope that new variations would be thought of at the same time. All tricks in the Trick of the Month are a Beginner/Intermediate Level. That way all rider can participate or make attempts.

Here is how Trick of the Month works. Every month there will be a new trick in the spotlight. You can do 1 of 2 things.

1. Post a video or photo of you performing the designated trick for that month/

2. Make comments to help or inspire each other.

Variations are a good thing! So if you got something unusual and different please share with everyone. 09 was a great year for participation. I hope to keep the tradition going with some new tricks thrown into the mix along with some old faithful.

Email webmaster@bmxfreestyler.com

Submitted By David Weathersby

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Submitted By Rad Dad