Experience the evolution of Flatland BMX from the 80s to present day. "STAGES" brings together two of the scene's most iconic riders, Red Bull athlete Yohei Uchino & the legendary Chad DeGroot as they travel through time re-exploring a range of tricks & styles from the Cherry Picker and Scuffing to the highly technical modern era of Flatland BMX.
(1988) Eddie Fiola: King Of The Skateparks. "During the ‘80s, Eddie Fiola rose to fame as a pro and was well known for winning the title of King Of The Skatepark from 1982 through 1986. Fiola’s name became synonymous with his longtime sponsor GT bicycles, and after leaving the brand in 1987, Fiola made due performing live shows for Vans. In the early ‘90s, he happened onto commercial auditions in Hollywood, and eventually followed up with a career as a Hollywood Stuntman. His most notable role as stunt double is possibly still that of Cru Jones, from the ‘80s cult classic BMX movie RAD! Inbetween showing us stuntman footage on his phone Eddie found time at the hotel bar to get truly under the influence for the first time since 1984." - DIG 65, China 'Lightning Bolts' Article
Although the Bully video did not live up to the hype that the company was generating at the time it still was packed with an all star line up. It really feels like they filmed the whole video in a weekend. Even though the video turned out bad there is still a few gems you can find in this. The Dirt Bros. were at the peak of their popularity and nothing really looked cooler than these guys shredding SD on the 2 tone Bully's.
Unreel Productions & Vision Street Wear present: Freestyling Fanatics BMX. Released in 1988 Riders Featured: Brian Blyther Chad Johnson Chris Potts Dave Vanderspek Dave Voelker Dennis MCcoy Dino Deluca Gary Laurent Jeff Cotter Josh White Krys Dauchy Leo Chen Matt Hoffman Nathan Shimizu Pete Augustin R L Osborne Ron Camero Ron Wilkerson Scott Robinson.
As the decade of Vert dominance of the 80's rolled to an end Jon Byers was boosting as the vert ramps were disappearing and being chopped down to mini ramps. Jon's pump on ramp is magic and i'm always bummed we didn't get to see more footage of him.