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Forum Q&A: Karl Poynter 7

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!

Tony Hawk Backflips a BMX Bike

The most famous skateboarder of all time backflips a BMX bike into the foam pit at Woodward Tahoe.

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/27/2015 9:55 PM

Forum Q&A: Karl Poynter 7

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

Sebastian Smith - Monday Mornings

Here is Sebastian Smith in an early morning trail session resulting with big moves and smooth riding. I can't begin to fathom on how to approach doing the last trick. Crazy!

Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/27/2015 4:20 PM

Calvin Kosovich - One Hit Wednesday #15

Watch Kink's Calvin Kosovich take on an enormous rail in Mexico City for this week's, "One Hit Wednesday," episode.

Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/27/2015 3:47 PM

Johnny Devlin Bike Check

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

Haro Street Line Highlights at FISE

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

Over It - Low Budget

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

On the Way Back Tour - Episode Three

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

Save The Kitchen!

SAVE THE KITCHEN! Hear from Logan Martin, Daniel Sandoval, and Brett Banasiewicz himself about why you should help keep The Kitchen rollin'.

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/26/2015 6:30 PM

Robin Bouris + Thomas Bendetti - Frenchy's Warehouse Session

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

John Garcia for Bros Bike Store

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

Kink 2016 Complete Bike Videos

Check out all of Kink's 2016 complete bikes and watch the team put them to the test. From specs to colors, these bikes look awesome.

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/26/2015 2:32 PM

Hoffman and McCoy Collide: 7/20/14 - Part 1

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

Jack Dumper on Crucial BMX

One-armed badass Jack Dumper has been getting hooked up by Crucial for a while, but he has officially gotten the bump to the full-blown team. More inside.

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/26/2015 12:37 PM

All Day BMX Shop Ensenada Jam

All Day BMX Shop continues to hold it down in Mexico with these highlights from a recent jam they hosted in Ensenada. Watch the locals shred the skatepark and a few street spots. BMX is alive and well in Ensenada!

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/26/2015 11:51 AM

John Yull - Decades

All sorts of flatland decades in some awesome locations around Austin, Texas by John Yull.

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/26/2015 11:43 AM

Johnny Atencio on Shadow & Subrosa

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

Jordan Hango for Atlantis Vancouver

Jordan Hango hammers out some serious street riding in this new edit for Vancouver's only BMX shop, Atlantis Vancouver. Jordan displays a wide range of moves with gaps, rail hops, bombing down rails, and more. Dig in!

Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/26/2015 9:28 AM

Bob Manchester - On The Road In Texas

Bob Manchester spent some time in Texas soaking up the sun, the lifestyle, and the amazing spots it has to offer.

Posted by ChrisWilmshurst on 5/26/2015 9:15 AM

Dawid Godziek for Vans

Dawid Godziek recently took a trip to visit Barcelona, Spain to ride massive dirt jumps for Vans Shoes. Watch how dialed of a rider Dawid is as he throws down back-to-back multiple trick combos while having style at the same time.

Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/26/2015 8:58 AM

Northern John's Winter Edit

Get a glimpse into what UK legend Northern John has been up too. Watch as he shreds the secret barn in Tiverton for WeThePeople

Posted by ChrisWilmshurst on 5/26/2015 8:52 AM

Trey Jones in New Jersey

Trey Jones took a trip to New Jersey for shredding and good times with friends. Of course he had a camera in hand for the journey and this is what was documented. Check it!

Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/26/2015 8:41 AM

Chase Hawk + Tom Dugan for Empire

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

Matt Coplon - 8 Hours in Tampa

Check out what an average Sunday looks like when pedaling around with Profile's Matt Coplon in his home city of Tampa, Florida.

Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/26/2015 8:10 AM

House Park is Flooded

If you looked at Instagram today, chances are you caught a glimpse of one of the most famous skateparks in the world - House Park in Austin, TX - completely flooded. Pretty nuts.

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/25/2015 10:18 PM

Total BMX At FISE Montpellier 2015

Total BMX just dropped an edit packed full of bangers of their whole team at FISE Montpellier. From Triple trucks to footjams al the way to insane inverts. Watch it.

Posted by ChrisWilmshurst on 5/25/2015 12:10 PM

Meet Jack Dumper: A One-Armed BMX Rider 8

17-year-old Jack Dumper was born with one arm, but doesn’t let that stop him from killing it on his bike. Watch, learn about him, and get inspired.

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/25/2015 9:57 AM

Highway to Hill Highlights Video

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

On the Way Back Tour - Episode Two

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

Dominik Betten for Parano Garage

Watch Dominik Betten annihilate his local park for Parano Garage BMX shop and mail order. Double truck drivers, fakie downside whips, grinds, rail rides, and a whole lot more...

Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/25/2015 7:22 AM

Dean Gray - One Session

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

Jake Leiva - My Woodward Story

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

Help Chris Hughes' Band

Chris Hughes recently changed his focus from BMX to music and is looking for some help to take his band to the next level. Watch this to see what he's been up to and, if it's something you're into, show them some love.

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/24/2015 12:08 PM

Ben Gea for Bros Bike Store

Concrete destruction in France by Ben Gea in the name of Bros Bike Store. Ben delivers a nice combo of street and ramp-based moves and makes it all look great.

Posted by kylecarlson on 5/24/2015 11:49 AM

Vital Member Bike Check: Nico Moric

Check out Vital member Nico Moric's custom Colony build loaded with high-end parts from Profile, Maxxis, and more. Nico even went the extra mile and laced his wheels with some titanium spokes. Look inside for all specs.

Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/24/2015 9:50 AM

Steven Hamilton for Empire

Empire has released a new edit with Ohio's Steven Hamilton riding underground dirt jumps, concrete parks, trees, and various street spots all throughout the Midwest.

Posted by Karl Poynter on 5/24/2015 9:16 AM