The grassroots of BMX Freestyle in the 1980s in New England. Before the sport exploded onto the mainstream with the X Games and Dew Tour, there were pockets of kids around the world creating a foundation for what has become Action Sports.
Name: Axelle ETIENNE Sponsors: Thrill bmx, Armée de champions, Lead racewear, In’oya, Eona, HT components, Bike’n co, Tangent products, Lempdes Bmx Auvergne, Le coq sportif, Fist hand wear, 100% Mechanic: Myself ?
How is the Thrill frame treating you so far? Axelle Etienne: I love this bike. It’s light and stable and I feel really comfortable on it. I ride on this bike since few month and I can’t wait to do more races with it!
Grey frame, all black parts and golden hubs. Any reason for the colour of the hubs? Axelle Etienne: I like gold haha. I like to have some different colors on my bike.
What is the geometry and length of your frame? Axelle Etienne: It’s a pro XXXL
Do you like Aluminium frames? Axelle Etienne: Yes I tried a Carbon frame a few years ago but my favorite is definitely the Aluminium’s one!
Just when you thought a northerner couldn't get any more north, Wethepeople's metal pegs fanatic and vegan sausage roll abuser Dan Banks made the move from Warrington, England up to the home of the main DIG HQ - Glasgow, Scotland. Dan rides any spot, whatever the weather so we've been bagging clips with him on various local sessions and cut them together for this piece.
Hailing from the small town of Cianorte in Brazilian, the Comite Crew have begun to spread their wings to larger towns nearby like Londrina and Maringá and bagged seven minutes of clips. Loving the vibes in this.
MIke Dominguez still has it in this. It definitely looks like he filmed this all in a day, but he still has that pump. Mike looks like he maybe had gotten in a fight the night before because he has a black eye, but by the looks of him in this video, I'm sure he is the one that came out on top!
Top dice player Tim Storey spent the good chunk of a year in China filming this video then finished it off with a trip to Berlin and back on home turf in Australia. Tim's got a top-notch trick selection and ain't afraid to send it. Big moves from a top bloke!
"It is with heavy hearts that we have to close our doors after eight great years due to unforeseen circumstances (COVID-19). The Kitchen was Brett Banassiewicz's dream and we are happy to have been able to share it with you all. This skatepark was more than just a place to ride and we can’t thank you all enough for the support over the years.
To celebrate everything The Kitchen has been to all of us, come join us for one last weekend of riding May 29-31. Let’s pack this place!"
The times have been crazy for all of us and I haven’t been around another person in over 2 months but I’m still riding so I can keep my sanity. I realize Its been months since I last made a video so here’s some clips I had on Instagram and some I didn’t post.