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Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by joelalamo45, May 21, 2010.

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    Ok so I broke my ankle yesterday so I'm stuck at home on Vicodin and bored... I'm going to scan the raddest pics from Freestylin', GO, and BMX Action and post them up. If you have rad old school pics, post them here... a bit of a history lesson for the young bucks and good memories for us old headz.

    Eddie Fiola at the first real halfpipe contest...


    Ron Wilkerson, the promoter of the first halfpipe series, 2-Hip... read the caption. Ironic


    Mat Hoffman's first ever pic in a magazine...


    I'll be posting stuff all day...
     
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    Tim Rogers, Jason Wong, Me, Brian Blyther


    Dino Deluca and the sickest lookback ever


    Robert Smart... Camarillo Crew
     
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    wow this is gonna be good. tks
     
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    Joe Johnson...


    First tailwhip... EVER. I was there, it was insane.


    Me, Thorne, DMC, Voelker... I even got a shout out in the article...
     
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    YEeah Yeah! NJ! This is a sick thread. You guys are airing out of those quarter so high.
     
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    zines. from FREESTYLIN Book (2008)
     
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    Barspin inventor... Jeremy Alder


    Mat in Austin, 1988


    Poking fun at myself... me, back row on the left at 16. Mongoose summer tour ad.
     
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    Nice bro! $hitty bout the ankle tho.
     
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    Mike Dominguez


    Josh White... griz air bitches
     
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    DMC and Blyther... Blyther's invert was ahead of it's time.


    Hoffman, Blyther, Rogers. King of Vert.
     
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    Alright... gonna pop a vicodin and take a nap... I'll post more when I get up.
     
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    love it. I remember most of these pics for sure. I also remember Hoffmans letter. I think it was one or two months letter he had the centerfold in BmxPlus! and they didn't know who he was. next month in FREESTYLIN' he blew up.

    Sucks that you broke your ankle. How'd it happen?
     
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    Tailwhip... missed my back pedal. Foot got driven straight into the concrete, full on ankle roll. Luckily it's just a bone chip the size of a nickel... nothing too serious. Should be back on the bike just rollin around by next week as long as my vagina doesn't have sand in it.
     
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    Oh man, so much radness! Keep it up!!
     
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    For me it started in about 1979 with a Thundertrail, I broke it in a couple months so I was back to the hand me down stingray till I was about 13 or 14 and I wanted a Redline and my dad bought me a freakin 10 speed. I didn't buy a bmx again till I was about 2007. . .

     

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    that thing is a beast!
     
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    Cool idea for a thread. In a mid- to late-80's issue of BMXA there was a local spot check on "Jones track" with a pic of some guy doing a perfect, killer table - I used to study that picture for hours on end. Unfortunately, I haven't found that issue in my archives... If you happen come across it, please post that one up!
     
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    More...


     
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    this thread made me watch 'Joe Kid on a Stingray' again last night...
     
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    Joel - first off - sorry to hear about the broken ankle.

    2nd - Great thread. As much as I wish I was 22 years old right now and could ride modern day DJ trails - I wouldn't give up being a young bmx rider in the 80's. Looking back, it was such a fresh yet inocent sport. I have some old pics that I've posted up here but I'll try to find some new ones.

    Funny that you mentioned BMXA, Freestylin' and GO. I think the Wizard pubs were a big part of how I got so into riding. I still remember going to the newstand with my family being a bored 9 year old and this issue of Bicycle Motocross Action popped out at me: http://oldschoolmags.com/contents/BMXA8004.jpg Mag wheels, huge air, stylish euro table while looking down, a concrete park - it blew me away. Next thing I know, I'm transforming my ****ty Huffy into a moto machine. There was no interweb with tons of vids, no Fuel TV, no sick shops with all the latest gear. So getting that monthly issue of BMXA was the only way to get the info.
     
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    hmm i went through all my old mags along time ago...though they were all from the early 90's not the 80's i guess i should have kept a few eh?
     
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    Mike D and Blyther right before freestyle took a digger.


    Josh White... bike ninja
     
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    My teammate Steve Broderson


    Old school mail order ad... stuff was cheap! I will say though, bmx hasn't that had much inflation... completes aren't that much cheaper 17 years ago.
     
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    Coolest t-shirt ever made... 2-Hip for life baby!
     
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    Upper right corner... Carlo Griggs, owner of Proper Bikes.
     
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    Another Texas dude layin it down... Eben Krackau.
     
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    Lovin this thread, keep it going!
     
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    this thread rules. i grew up in the 90's bmx era and, like said above, was awesome with magazines and mailorder, no internet. every month was a new treat. nowhere near the 80s you speak of, but close.

    that josh white pic is ridiculous, though theres hills and dirt in the background i have to assume that lookback was in a pipe. but i doubt anyone these days would dare try something like that, especially stretched like that, on anything.
     
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    though i grew up on and still do ride strictly dirt, i remember this fella as the first pro i met, and saw him a few times in my first summer of bmx. grew up in my mom's hometown/ our cabin town.

    used to go to the highschool parking lot in the summer and watch him practice.



    also makes me chuckle how long the rear end on his bike is + the set back seatpost. constant innovation ftw
     
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    ^^^Trevor Meyer... he was the local we all looked up to, super nice dude and a great rider. He is still in the flatland scene
     
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    hope you heal up quick !
     
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    this is an AWESOME thread!!

    Glad some of you guys kept some of this stuff! (even if it wasn't on purpose)


    :clapping:
     
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    Lee Reynolds... Holeshot, UK

     
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    Awesome Joel. Thanks and good luck with the healing.
     
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    the 80's were pretty cheesy...
     
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    That Torker ad is horrible. Who came up with that crap?
     
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    Dave Vanderspek, Curb Dog legend... R.I.P.
     
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    favorite post in here. that fakie air is soooooooo effin good.

    also, more brian blyther pictures plz.
     
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