Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hey man, Thailand Travels, New Projects, Good to be back!

Hey hey!
Man it has been a long time since I have had a post up!
Traveling around Thailand over the past month has been one of the greatest experiences of my life! Before I go on with that I'd like to thank Brento for holding it down here on the site and keeping some posts rolling cover the ever flowing BMX edit river, fishing out a few treat for the camp here and there!

Also I'd like to give my apologies to the delay on orders over the past month! I have sent off all the orders this week and every one who ordered some gear while I was away will receive some free goodies in their package!

I'd also like to happily announce that this is the four hundred and twentieth post here on the blog over the last few years! I see that as some kind of a milestone!

I also promised to post up a scraps edit I was working on before my trip buy due to computer issues I was unable to finish it and I hop to have it up in the coming weeks!

Alright so usually for a dealio like this when I have a heap of photos I just post em up with small captions.. But seeing as this trip was so eventful I decided it would be cool to do a full on write up about it! If you're more like me and you like to just flick through and look at images then go ahead! Feel free to read into my experiences!

 Before I continue I need to shoot myself down by saying "Oi sick blog where you write about your feelings you hipster fag"! But for real leading up to this trip I fucked up real hard and managed to get myself in a fair bit of trouble so I was really looking forward to some time away!

Straight off the bat one of the dope things we encountered at the beginning of the trip was this butterfly garden thing they have in the Singapore airport! The whole airport is fuckin massive with three great big terminals you need to catch sky trains to unless you wanna walk for a good 15 mins!

Its pretty much a great big fuck off green room full of these little fluttering pricks! Shits crazy! If you are ever in transit in Singapore and have 20 mins to kill, make sure you check it out!

Just to add, a huge thing I have come to learn through my photography endeavors is that the best moments are never captured! So I did my best haha!

Flying into Phuket that night I felt super good about this trip and to be back in such an amazing place. In Phuket I have always stayed at the same place and have become mates with the people that run it which is great. This trip was mainly to focus on adventures and rock climbing and not so much on the party side of things as I have done in the past, but as you can imagine the partying doesn't stop in Thailand! Specially when 7% 750mil tallies are $2 a pop!

The first week or so was swell! Not to waste any time buy checking out different temples and beaches in the day and meeting up with local mates to drink in the night!

My fav temple to visit in Phuket is the Big Buddha! Sure its a tourist attraction! But it is worth it!
The giant statue of Buddha looks over the whole of Phuket and can be seen from many points on the island. They have a monk on duty giving blessings to anyone who would like to make a donation. The ceremony is short and mainly for tourists and you come out of it with holy water on your head a sweet wrist band and feeling a spiritual as fuck! I knew from that point that the rest of the trip was going to be fuckin great!

These are from Big Buddha

These are from Wat Chalong temple

That pretty much sums up the first few days in Phuket! Next we hooked it on a boat over to Phi Phi to start the climbing/ snorkeling part of the trip!

Phi Phi is a small island that is basically full of outdoor activities! You can pretty much do anything beach related there! So many small island around and cool shit to see and do! You just have to be able to stand the drunk tourist running around with bright fluro singlets on screaming about what ever nationality they belong! Usually I couldn't deal with that kinda shit but its worth it to hang out at the sweetest rock climbing spot I have ever been! Climbing the cliffs at Phi Phi only to jump back into a beautiful lagoon surrounded by these giant pillars of rock shooting out of the ocean is far to surreal to explain! I had a few photos of the spot from the last trip but I did not bother with it this time as the experience for myself is far more important!
But I do have a few pictures of us exploring a few of the view points up on Phi Phi!

Sketchy motherfucking half build viewpoint!

The party life over on Phi Phi is super wild and I have lost my shit every time but this time was the most fucked when I challenged Simmo to 3 round of Muay Thai boxing at a stadium bar where tourists are allowed to fight each other for some unknown reason! The fight was fun from what I can remember... Ended up in hospital the next day having ton tendons in my right hand! This had mad impact on my trip being as I can climb or ride a scooter or wipe my arse who brush my teeth with that fucking hand! Luck they sorted me out with some dope meds!

Heres an art I done

Next leg of the trip had us visiting yet another island! Koh Lanta! We had heard it was pretty chill compared to the other more party based islands so decided to check it!
It was almost to chill and after 2 days of chillin we head off! But they did have a sweet as fuck national park!

I like to call these the planet of the apes photos!

Next heading of to Railay Beach which is where all the rock climbing happens but due to my hand not so much haha!

Railay Beach being yet another place was also very different from the others! its a small peninsular made up of a few of the fucking sweetest beaches you will ever clap eyes on! Every beach is surrounded by the towering rock faces of the craziest looking cliffs! There is so much to see and do just buy walking around the place for a good day! check it!


Yep those black things on the ceiling are bats!

 Fuck off Monkeys

The next lot of photo are of Simmo going ham on some super wicked climbs we found around the place!

The next part of the trip had us leave the murder shack of nightmares we were staying in at Railay and head back to our home away from home at Phuket! the last part of the trip was chill and we spent a lot of time just hangin with mates n seeing a few sites! The rest of these images are just random from then and the whole trip!

I apologies for the overuse of fisheye! Didn't bring my whole kit!
Was one hell of a trip!
I was over the moon when my maine man Ant got one of the Original CB designs tattooed on him during the trip!
Dudes a legend! Too bad I don't have a better image of it at the moment!
He got it line for line!

*EDIT* forgot to throw in these shameless selfies!

The trip was amazing! I wanna thank all the people we met along the way being other travelers or locals and even our mates it was soo good to see and meet you!

As a sweet parting gift I left Thailand with E.coli which has been horrid the past week! I actully only just got the energy to make this post!

Got loads of shit to get onto now!

Anyway peace out much love !


So Charlie Crumlish released a frame promo this week that basically has every second video in my instagram feed looping the same clips of him tech wizarding the shit out of everything. If you haven't seen it buy a fucking smartphone and then check out the vid here.

The new Young Bloods edit from Eclat is pretty damn good. Like really very pretty damn good. Super really very pretty damn good. Check it out:

I just spotted this super rad video on the Spitfire wheels insty in between clips of bmx wizardry. It's interesting that skate media is so different to BMX. Hopefully stuff like this is in the future for bmx because as strange as it might be to hardcore dudes there is money in so many aspects of shit like this and BMX deserves mo monay. Check out the video and then don't buy volcom shirts.

My favourite video of this week came upon my via the Lux facebook page:
"Summer may now be officially over but the summer vibes remain. Take a look back to our team trip to Stradbroke Island from the G20 weekend then get out and enjoy the sun! Filmed by many and edited by Jack Birtles."

LUXBMX "Washed Up On Straddie" from LUXBMX on Vimeo.


PS shoutout to youngbloods

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Jono Hopping is a fucking shredder and this video is perfect for your Friday afternoon! Crazy good bangers and some awesome rail destruction. Worth watching just for the clip he pulls about a foot away from security.

TCU knows clickbait. Sweet choice of frame though.

Not really sure what the deal with this short video is but it's a few good clips from Fit's "Holy Fit" dvd. Spotted it on Union encouraging you to go check the dvd out which is a GOOD IDEA.

James and Simmo are now back from the land of happy endings so hopefully you can expect some rad snaps from those guys some time soon!

Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Working man's Monday

Super super psyched by the amount of cool and wacky colours and prints that are finding their way onto bmx parts these days! Pretty standard for a company to be rocking some wild seat options but this awesome new hub I spotted from Profile is pretty unique!

Love this shit! This is the new Jake Seeley hub profile has going, saw them over on Union BMX and this is what they had on them:
"Ooooh! Here’s a new one for you. Jake Seeley has a new signature Hawaiian themed set of Mini Hubs that will be available from Profile Racing on March 15th! We talked to Profile Racing and they said these will be a VERY limited run of 100 sets total between right and left side drive sets. This is just one of the signature colorway options that will be dropping over the course of 2015 so get psyched.
We will have more information available when they are released March 15th!"

Some sweet vids found their way into my life pretty much overnight, Augie Simoncini has this bike check stickied up top of the TCU page. After seeing Deadline I became a massive fan of this dudes riding as well as his occasional use of the wife beater singlet. Classy.

Something else  little fancy for your Monday is this edit from Fraaance. French street riding seems to be pretty gnarley with heaps of cool architecture and plenty of stair sets to ride.

Everyone at CB loves a bit of Eat Children Crew and with killer edits like this they make it easy to love. Warren Bowers busted a knee filming this according to the ECC vimeo page so this is pretty short but it's 2 minutes of absolutely killer riding.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Whet Whether

Hasn't been a whole lot of edits this recent week that caught my eye so I started looking through posts that I stashed away that really got my psyched, most of it is team rider stuff so go ahead and enjoy some Bone Thugs goodness!

First up, Ammon's new edit is awesome! Table to firecacker is one of the sickest tricks I've ever seen and Ammon has a couple of good bangers in this. Pretty short so onceyou've watched this go check out the corresponding interview on the 2020 site which you can find right here.

Next is Jerry's recent edit from his travels around Europe. Jerry's edits are always rad and the dude is rocking a coaster again which personally I'm pretty stoked about. 100% street shredding wizardry.

TMPRD 2014 - Jerard Vandervalk In Europe. from TEMPERED on Vimeo.

Of course Vocko's mental web edit for Shadow was going to be here. One of my favourite web edits from last year and absolutely one of the best. Mike V goes seriously hard whenever he's filming and it's sick to see such amazing content from the dude.I still can't get my head around the size of some of this shit.

Wilton is a dude who spends alot of his time shredding the shit out of big bowls and parks but he also kills any type of street spot you'd care to mention. his Lux edit from last year is easily lne of my favourite Australian edits I've seen.

LUXBMX - Welcome Wilton Hedley from LUXBMX on Vimeo.

Finally nothing is asawesome as gong on a road trip with a bunch o cool dudes who loves to ride some bmx! The second bone thugs mix is everything a chill bit of good times should be. This one is on youtube not the chronic bone vimeo page so if you're looking for the other CB vids they're over here.

Hopefully this is a bit of goodness to detract from the current shitty weather!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hey Mr Longhair!

Been partying in Thailand with the misso for the past week waking up to this awesome view while I was in BKK

Snapped some okay underwater pics while snorkelling today with my underwater camera setup which is basically a camera in a ziplock bag.

I've also been pretty slack on the bmx stuff but no longer!

The magic of Facebook brought this crazy good edit from Jason Watts to my attention. Jason shreds hard and the edit was filmed by Troy Charlesworth so you know it's good:

Everyone should watch as much Alex D as possible. New frame promo is a real cracka!

Also, I'm not sure if I've maybe posted this before but Mikey Tyra is fucking sick and his Michigan video part rocked plus this OSS video is super dope. Sarcasm is max.

Finally while I was lurking TCU I spotted this fucking awesome pegless coaster riding which I for some reason can't link thanks to youtube and my useless phone but here's the link to the post.