Karl Poynter is a BMX lifer. From owning and running a bike shop, to making a living as a sponsored rider, to recently joining the crew here at Vital BMX, Karl has experienced more sides of BMX than the average rider could ever imagine. Hop in the forum and take this as your opportunity to get to know him!
Posted by kylecarlson on 5/27/2015 4:25 PM
Get a look at Johnny Devlin's new set up featuring all the latest Shadow components, along with his signature seat and old dread lock used as a cable guide. On a side note, I've heard a lot about the wild stuff Johnny has been stacking for his full part in the upcoming Shadow video. We're all in for a treat.
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/27/2015 3:36 PM
The coverage from the amazing FISE contest keeps rolling out. In this video BMX Avenue gives a glimpse into what went down at the Haro Street Line contest. Tons of riders, lots of grinds, manual lines, and loud cheers...this looked like a good time!
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/27/2015 10:18 AM
Watch Mariano Buzzalino, Julio Corpa, and Federico Blasco from the Over It crew show you what street riding looks like in the purest form. These guys search through every nook and cranny in their cities to find the spots and it shows in this edit.
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/27/2015 9:50 AM
In episode 3, Ryan Guettler revisits some of his old stomping grounds in Queensland to ride the parks he grew up riding. In addition to that, Ryan gets into some other adventures with hang gliding, hanging out with some kangaroos, and a session at a BMX track. Simply put, another entertaining episode!
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/27/2015 9:28 AM
Having a session in the aisles of a warehouse with thousands of BMX parts surrounding you from your favorite brands sounds rad, right? That's exactly what Robin Bouris and Thomas Bendetti did at Frenchy's Distribution in this new edit from Éclat.
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/26/2015 5:41 PM
Flow, style, and speed could be a few words to describe John Garcia's riding. To truly grasp what it's like, Bros Bike Store has released an edit of John shredding a new outdoor concrete park, Tarbes. This guy makes riding BMX look like so much fun. I'm a fan.
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/26/2015 5:14 PM
Here's a crazy story from a little less than a year ago that is brand new to me. Dennis McCoy and Mat Hoffman kicked off "Worldwide BMX Day" with a session on Mat's vert ramp and a gnarly collision sent them both to the emergency room. Watch this for part one of the story. Seriously wild. These dudes are both tough as nails, but I'm sure you already knew that.
Posted by kylecarlson on 5/26/2015 12:51 PM
This kid is gnarly. I've seen a handful of clips of Johnny here and there, but this is the first time I've seen him put it all together. This young kid from New Mexico may officially be the king of crankarm grinds. He's now doing it for Shadow and Subrosa. Peep this and get familiar.
Posted by kylecarlson on 5/26/2015 11:12 AM
Here is over 8 minutes of what might be one of the best combination of riders to watch ride at the same time. Austin's Chase Hawk and Tom Dugan get it done on amazing concrete parks, backyard ramps, pools, and street with the style and smoothness they're both famously known for.
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/26/2015 8:30 AM
The 15th year of the Highway to Hill contest in Berlin, Germany is one for the books. A dialed street course, ramps, trails, and a pump track...this event clearly ruled. Have you ever seen a fly out suicide no-hander to foot-jam fakie? You will see that and much more in this highlights video of amazing riding and good times.
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/25/2015 8:18 AM
The "On the Way Back" tour continues as Ryan Guettler shreds the legendary Nimbin snake run and more of the very best parks on Australia's East Coast. Lots of good riding and adventure, so you don't want to miss out on episode 2!
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/25/2015 7:51 AM
Flow Visuals BMX hits us with the second edition of their One Session Series. This time it's of Dean Gray shredding the Redcliffe concrete park for an after work session. Watch Dean throw down technical front end combos, as well as, mixing in the bigger moves.
Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/25/2015 7:07 AM
If you somehow didn't notice yet, Jake Leiva is amazing on a bike. He happens to be from the closest town to Woodward West and that has obviously had a huge influence on his riding. Watch this to learn about his history with Woodward West and watch some ridiculous riding.
Posted by kylecarlson on 5/24/2015 12:21 PM