Dedicated to the memory of Curb Dogs founder Dave Vanderspek, this blast from the past features classic footage from the 1980s showing how extreme skateboarding and BMX bike riding was done back in the day when old school was still in session.
1987 AFA Masters Finals @ The Velodrome which was held on November 21, 22 1987. ESPN Televised this and it may have been their first attempt in bring the Sport of Freestyle BMX to TV and the masses. It mainly focuses on a few of our Favorite Pros (R.L., Dennis, Martin, Wilkerson, Blyther Dominquez, Hofmann, ) on both Flatland and Ramp, but was heavily sponsored by "Murray" and Rich Sigur is highlighted many times. It was covered by "Super BMX & Freestyle" (March 1988 Issue)
(1986) Freestyle Clinic Featuring: Dennis McCoy. This video was released in 1986. This was right as Dennis was starting to get big. My friend Jamie brought this tape up to my house (Knowing I was a DMC Fan) and suggested I watch. It was filmed in the Kansas City area where Dennis lived. Most of the Ground Demo's are done in what looks like a Mall Fountain area.
GT Bicycles Produced this Video back in 1986. GT Factory Riders: Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, Brian Scura and some new guy Josh White. Combined with some cheesy music, it brings back a lot of good memories!
Bob Haro BMX Australia Simon Townsends Wonder World. Master Bob kicking it old skool back in the day. If you want to see what modifications Bob did to his Torker to turn it into a Freestyle bike there is plenty of detail shown. Note that Bob has some very rare "Magnesium Alloy Wheels" on his Torker.
This is a video from 1986 that was made by BMX Plus magazine. It is an instructional video that will guide you through the basics of basic BMX Freestyle. This was the 2nd installment in the series. Included are tips on flatland and ramp tricks... All are taught by the pros of 1986! VHS format, color, and runs approx. 30 minutes. Ad IN BMXPlus: You won't believe your eyes!
101 Freestyle tricks gives you a basic run-through on how to perform 101 different freestyle tricks.This was the 3rd installment in the how to series. Lets not forget as always: CHEESY MUSIC! A book is included in the package. It shows how to learn the tricks step by step.
Skyway Recreation in Redding, California has been in the BMX business since the 70's making the very best BMX mag wheels, as well as some other products along the way. This video, made in 1982, showcases Skyway's factory showing you how some of their great products are made, and tested. Also highlighted are the Skyway factory BMX race team, and their awesome race bikes.
The BMX Action Trick Team was the first and most famous of all the freestyle teams that would spring up across the globe in the 1980's. The members of the team are considered legends of the sport that they helped to build. Over it's 7 year history, the team make up changed a few times with the one constant being that of the team commander - R.L. Osborn.
GT Demo Tape released in April 1988 and the follow-up to GTV. McGoo is your host his big screen debut. Producers, Unreel, added some really hot (and expensive) special effects. Comical at times but not "rollin' on the floor" type.