It's been said many times over the last 35 years “I always wanted a Haro Master.” First Generation Innovation celebrates Haro Design’s busiest twelve-month period of product development – a year that delivered three evolved versions of two legendary, game-changing bikes – the first dedicated vert bike - the Haro Sport, and the bike that set the standards in BMX Freestyle for over a decade - the Haro Master.
1984 - THE YEAR OF FREESTYLE
1984 became a formidable year of evolution within the formative BMX Freestyle scene as a series of factors combined to energize its exponential growth. The leading BMX race company’s recognized the
Hutch Freestyle Team shows from 1986 at Yesteryear Bike Shop in New Bedford, MA. With Woody Itson, Rick Moliterno and Bob Schmelzer. (Video provided by Scott Moroney; I'm not sure who actually shot it.)
MX Beat was a popular BMX Freestyle TV show broadcast on the UK's main commercial channel, ITV between 1983 1987 on Saturday mornings. Hosted by Andy Ruffell and various co-hosts including Gaz Top (Gareth Jones), Alistair Pirrie and Ron Stebbene. Featuring UK Stars Neil Ruffell RIP, Craig Campbell, Carlo Griggs, Lee Reynolds and many more. It was one of the most popular shows on UK TV. Filmed in Carlisle at Border TVs Car Park (mostly), The 3-in-1 BMX Beat TV Championship was the first sponsored BMX Beat series and was the 2nd highest rated in terms of viewers behind The Tizer Sponsored World BMX Beat a year later featuring the amazing Mat Hoffman.
US BMX Pros against UK Pros First Time ever! The Kelloggs TV BMX Championship was a hugely popular TV Series hosted by Mick Brown and Andy Ruffell. The show was broadcast on the UKs Channel 4 in 1984 and 1985.