Starting a BMX company to get rich simply won't happen. Bas Keep knows that, but when he decided to start Tall Order, he had different things in mind. The fact that touring is fun, you can get your mates to ride for you, you get to design your own products, there are plenty more reasons to run your own show. The Tall Order team made it to The Netherlands a little while ago and packed a lot into a short trip. Time for a Tall Order interview with Bas Keep.
Where did the name of the brand originate from? Sebastian Keep: I needed a name and it's not easy to find one. I like the phrase tall order and I'd also heard the phrase in a streets song and decided to pull the trigger on it.
Doing things different makes you stand out. What are some of the things that make Tall Order a different brand than other companies out there? Sebastian Keep: I dont think we try to be different. If we are different it might be that we aren’t trying to be cool. We just are what we are and we aren’t scared.
Fight The Winter Pro flatland results. 1) Dominik Nekolny (Cze) 2) Alberto Moya (Esp) 3) Dez Maarsen (Ned) 4) Sietse van Berkel (Ned) 5) Wolfgang Sauter (Ger) 6) Dustyn Alt (Ger) 7) Markus Schwital (Ger) 8) Michal Kupec (Cze) 9) Rayk Hahne (Ger) 10) David Hoffman (Ger) 11) Markus Reich (Ger) 12) Sebastian Grubinger (Aut) 13) John Kraemer (Ger)
Super awesome weekend at Swampfest! Mark Burnett came away with the street win AND made it across the swamp rail, and I'm sure everybody had a blast. Huge thanks to Trey Jones and everybody who came out. What a wild scene!
Not since the UGP Roots Jams have so many BMX riders ascended on central Florida like they did this past weekend for the 2018 Florideah Swamp Fest. Astatula, Florida, was the place to be this weekend, with the promise of lots of fun, plenty of sketchiness on and off the bikes, and an escape from the winter weather. Here's a highlight video featuring all the action from the ridiculously sketchy and unpredictable ramps to the perfect dirt jumps (courtesy of Ryan Herbach and Cody Diggs), to the 64 foot long Subrosa Swamp Rail, and the massive Scotty Cranmer Best Trick jump. Hats off to Trey Jones and everyone else who helped make this event possible.