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Vans Video Vault: Ryan Guettler

Ryan Guettler not only rides in the Vans Whip 3, he also designed it! Check out why he made it the way he did along with some great riding.
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Read below to learn how you can win a bunch of awesome stuff from Vans!
Vans Video Vault: Ryan GuettlerThis time around Ryan Guettler is going to take your breath away with his new sleeker and lighter Whip 3! New colorways and the original Vans waffle sole are coming your way January 2010! We are giving away 10 pairs of the Whip 3 and Ryan's favorite Vans sunnys.

Come on kids you have to work for these...Let us know your favorite BMX memory in the comments below and Ryan will pick the 10 winners himself!

141 comments
  • codyuhl10

    2/28/2010 8:43 AM

    My favorite time in Bmx history is win mike spinner did the guad tail whip. that was the most craziest trick i have ever seen in my life

  • backspin44

    2/24/2010 1:48 PM

    My favorite bmx memory was not any of the riding, more of proving myself, more of people accepting me. i was like a wanna be BMXer and they never invitied me places or anything. but like later they did and it was all about proving myself. they were a group of 4 and i knew whenever i would leave they would make fun of me. but one time we went to grants trail in ST. LOUIS and i jumped the first canyon. they never had the balls to do it so i thought i would. i also did things at skateparks that they wouldnt do like the right rythm at RAMPRIDERS STL and stuff and trying tricks and just becoming friends with them and hanging out with them was and is the best part. always having that group of guys you can hang out with, ride with, and just like have a good time with. meant a lot to me

  • NinjaKilla

    2/19/2010 5:47 PM

    My best BMX memory is the most recent. BMX has played a huge part in my life sine I was about 11 years old. In the summer of 2007 the city plowed my dirt jumps and mini ramp to the ground and I stopped riding shortly after. That winter I joined the Marine Corps. After being in the Corps for a while I started to realize that I missed the ability to ride. Eventually though, I started to forget about BMX all together. I'm currently stationed in Japan and have been here for about a year or so. I stumbled upon a small BMX shop in Hiroshima and it sparked some memories that made me want to ride again but the motivation quickly faded since I didn't have a bike here. Just recently, my mother became very ill and I had to take emergency leave back to the states. My bike was still there in the garage and I decided that I would put it back together and hit up the skatepark for some stress relief. I rode two nights in a row. The second night, I ran into a few of my old riding buddies there at the park. We had an awesome session. I was starting to get back into the groove, throwing some of my old tricks, but most importantly, having a good time. After the session we all went out to eat and started talking about the old times and how much fun we used to have, the crazy things we used to do, the trips we took and how different things are today. That night, I realized how much I've actually changed in the past two and a half years. In that one evening, I completely changed my entire outlook on life, and decided to stop taking it so seriously. Since then, I've been doing my best to live every day to the fullest and to have the most fun I possibly can and not sweat the small stuff that used to get me down on a daily basis. One of these days I'll be too old to do so, and one of these days I won't be here. The next morning I boxed up the bike and shipped it to Japan. It hasn't arrived here yet but it's a large package and is probably struggling to get through customs but I'm anxious for it to arrive. It's one passion that I should have never forgotten, and it's lead me to this recent self discovery, and for that I don't think I could ever forget about it again. It's not so much the riding itself that makes this my favorite memory, it's the people that I was reunited with, the fun times we had, the lives we lived, and the way it's made me think about everything as a whole.

  • lexbmx22

    2/16/2010 5:10 PM

    I think my favorite bmx memory would have to be the first time I went to the park. I was 16, and was, and still am, the only girl rider at the park. I dragged my mom along with me because I was so nervous about riding for the first time. I sat on my bike, doing absolutely nothing for the better part of an hour. I was about to leave when one of the veterans at the park started talking to me. I told him I was pretty nervous, and he told me to follow him. He rode around the park with me showing me all the best spots to start. I guess when it comes down to it, it just embraces the overall vibe of the bmx community. Noone cares who you are or what your experience level is, they're just there to ride. Afterall, we do ride little kid's bikes. You've just gotta have fun.

  • cirrosecerebral

    2/16/2010 11:08 AM

    Well, as far i can remember my favorite BMX memory is my friends pushing me to nail that trick, and i can tell u that was a huge jump into a street ramp, i was afraid in the the beggining but i push myself to the limits and it was a sucess i nail it ! Then we went to a pub and beer to everyones :D
    That's the real spirit of BMX, is to push ourselfs to the limit, because that felling is unique!

  • Riviera

    1/25/2010 3:32 PM

    My favorite moment on BMX was when I started bunny hopping 30 inches!

  • JPaige57

    1/16/2010 1:27 AM

    Mine would have to be going to the Dew Tour in Portland a few years back. The riders were amazing, and at the time my parents wouldn't let me go alone, so I had to drag them to the comps with me, even if they weren't excited about, that pretty much made my life for a while. I just couldn't believe that I was actually there watching and meeting my favorite riders in person and not through a television screen. By the time we left even my parents were starting to mike the whole action sports scene!
    All the best athletes in the scene were there, and I just couldn't belieive my eyes. My family had no idea how much that meant to me, and what it did for me at a time when I was really struggling with a lot of things.

  • DinglePOG

    1/14/2010 7:45 PM

    My greatest Bmx moment is that When my mom got me my first bmx bike thats when she actually visited....

  • MC BIG BIZZLE

    1/9/2010 8:23 PM

    My favorite was definetly the day I was performing at a king bmx stunt show at the north carolina state fair in 2009. I got to try scooter dons scooter and I fractured my left kneecap (that still hasnt healed) falling out of the trailer trying to get out of kenny the fmx riders way. I hit a sewage pipe cap thingy and it hurt like hell. I saw some wicked stuff on bmx and fmx, got to hype up the shows, got a demo cd from DJ OLDSOUL, got detained for trying to break out of hand cuffs running through the fair streets, and partied hard as hell. I dont remember the party. But ask about it. I was told I through up on a bouncer at the metro cafe, danced on the hottest chick in the club then walked off like I didnt care, walked through the street singing and rapping and got pushed into a fence, fell on top of alex johanns car, and ended up passing out in a water puddle in the motel room (everybody said it was my piss but i dont want to beleive that). Over all I got a jump start to my career as a rapper and got a ton of footage for youtube while meeting a whole lot of riders that im now friends with. I will never forget that week for the rest of my life. I constantly look at the videos to learn new tricks. I found out a whole lot how hard they are and I end up getting told Im a dumbass for trying them without having another trick down first. It has oppened up so many opportunities like going to king of the animal house invitational. Great riding by the way man.

  • petemonster

    1/8/2010 6:06 AM

    i don't remember anything about my BMX memories because backfliping always make my head shaking..all i know that i'm drunk to BMX~! riding make me feel alive~!!

  • jxmdoz

    1/5/2010 4:05 PM

    i dont have alot to say but for me everydays a new memory. i love riding my bike. and will never forget each day i ride.bmx makes my life fun and i enjoy it every step of the way.

  • 625bmx

    1/5/2010 3:00 PM

    my favorite memory is when my friend rented the flow skatepark and it was the first time i ever rode an actual skatepark. the flow has a foam pit so me and my brother decided to learn backflips. with 10 minutes left of our 3 hour session, me and my brother both pulled backflips to a box. i bailed my first one and jumped over the bars when i was upside down but i still landed on my feet. but i got up as soon as i fell because i knew i could land it. i landed the 2nd try. i was pumped because it was my first time to a skatepark and i pulled a backflip. i couldnt hit the rhythm sections or do an x up but i pulled a flip. we got them on video too so i was even more pumped.

    riding bmx grew into a passion and i look up to ryan guettler alot. hes so smooth and has sweet tricks. and i want these shoes alot... ive never owned a pair of vans but these look awesome. and i need new shoes bad haha

  • nycbrklynbmxican

    1/3/2010 1:35 PM

    str8 up memory gettin my first officall bmx bike a eastern bike "brooklyn banks all day"

  • XGRAFX

    1/2/2010 6:17 AM

    Some photos with me in vans

    http://cs4328.vkontakte.ru/u1433925/79777773/x_eb052e1e.jpg

    http://cs4583.vkontakte.ru/u1433925/79777773/x_f7927801.jpg

  • XGRAFX

    1/2/2010 4:34 AM

    Hello, Ryan! This is Yura from Moscow. Ok, I would like to tell my memory.

    Last winter me and my friend decided to ride bmx at -28 degrees. In our capital there are no parks which you can ride in winter, so we need to ride to dirt. It was about 10km from my house. So we started out travel. We wear 2 t-shirts, 2 trousers, lot of socks and 2 jackets. Next I met my friend near my house and we rode to dirt. It was very hard, bcz there are a lot of snow and no asphalt. At quarter of our way we stopped, have a little restt, bought food and coca cola in the shop. Put it all in bags and start to travel farther. At half of out trip there was a small hill, so we decided to walk. It was rly cold so we didnt speak. When we upped, we took 2nd rest and ate some food, it was a roll. After a rest we started our hard trip. We walked and walked, I was at this dirt only once, so I didn't remember how to get to it well. On the way was a small forest, cause dirts was at the edge of the city. So we entered it and walk and walk, walk and walk , trees and snow, trees and snow. After long walk we was military base, there were a lot of tanks, weapons, cannons, guns. We saw 2 soldiers and asked how to get to asphalt) They told us, so we walked farther cause there were a lot of snow. So we found this asphalt road and ride on bikes down. At half of this road were 3 path made by ppl, so we need to change one of this, which will take us to dirt. We choosen the middle path and went down on it. After 10 minutes we heard voices, we ran to them and saw a big hill. Near it was dirt, we were so happy. We greet people and took a small rest. Next we were very thirsty, we took from a bag coca cola but there were ice in place of it. We saw that other riders drunk hot tea from thermos. We very destressed, we froze but took bikes and started to jump dirts. After 10 min me and friend couldnt feel out arms and legs. We took bikes and ride all our power back) At half of road we were like a big ice, pain was in all parts, hard to breathe but we rode all power even there was very very cold. When I came home, I put my bmx and ran to bath, I took hot shower, for me it was very cool, I was in the 7th sky. After that I didnt ride until the timperature will grow down.

    Thank you for reading my memory store. Sorry for my bad English cause there is bad education. Hello from Russia and Maryono Team!


    p.s. I would like to give review and suggestion about whip 2 and whip3. Now I ride (at the moment not ride cause of snow) whip2, they are very comfortable but I think they are not so durable. Cause of riding few monts with tailwhips, part which I catch whips torn. So I wish to make them more dureable.

    Again thanks to all. Wish to all to come in Russia in winter, drink russian vodka and ride bmx all day))


    Here is a photo from start of winter, now all days there are a lot of snow day by day more and more

  • purple cactus

    1/1/2010 6:23 AM

    It was on a day in the summer holiday's, me and my friends made a campfire at our skatepark. There was a guy who had brougt tons of meat (ribs) with him, we roasted the meat on our fire and we had a great meal. We road our bike's and we sat by our fire all night until the cops came and we had to run.
    Luckily nobody got caught.

  • Dragonsheart

    12/31/2009 4:14 AM

    My favorite BMX memory was during one of our summer weekend races when we lived in El Paso, TX were my father was stationed while in the U.S. Army. I was chasing the first place rider over a King Kong double set of whoopies when he suddenly wrecked over the first hill and I instinctively got enough air to go over him and down the side into another set of doubles finally coming to another burn and the win! Nothing like the taste of victory at the end of a hard fought race to remind you why BMX racing keeps getting better each year.

  • lpxerosh1n0da

    12/30/2009 9:51 PM

    Not a favorite but definitely memorable. My little brother was outside on his bmx bike and decided to go out and do tricks without a shirt on. He didn't land a trick right and ended up jamming the handle bar into his chest. He comes running in the house screaming "Help! Help! I think I lost my nipple!" Things ahave been pretty good since theh

  • hoopdee

    12/30/2009 6:27 PM

    I would have to say that most memorable (not most favorite) would have to be when my son was tricking on the sidewalk with his BMX and decided to run over a ball. Needless to say he didn't run it over. It stopped him in his tracks, flipped him over the handle bars and the handle bars went right into his stomach. That was 7 years ago and he still has a scar on his stomach from his feat.