Mike Aitken Jam at Fox 44

Fox put on this cool demo at its SoCal HQ to benefit Mike Aitken. Chase Hawk showed up and blasted to the moon--are you surprised?

Credit: Kyle Carlson
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44 comments
  • dedoal

    4/3/2009 4:49 PM

    to all u pro helmet people, worry about yourself and not everybody else, if they want to wear a helmet who gives a crap and if they don't so fucking what, just ride and shut up

  • dravin9

    12/21/2008 3:15 PM

    by helmets you mean penis

  • bilson

    12/18/2008 7:21 AM

    marlont027 has a great point. u should always wear a helmet, but these guys especially considering that they are being looked upon by millions, a good portion of whom are probably children.

  • bilson

    12/18/2008 7:20 AM

    Ya. what is with all this helmet craP? they all know that if they wair a helmet and crash, they are not likely to have severe head trauma. if youdon't and you crash, yur going to end up in the hospital. Mike Aitken chose not to wear a helmet and is now severely injured because of it. that was his mistake, and let all the other riders use him as an example. I am praying that Mike gets well soon. Godspeed.

  • xryde4lyfex

    12/8/2008 8:47 AM

    And No it's not a profetional BMX riders moral obligation to ride with a helmet, are you kidding me. They got into the sport for fun and they are still in it for the fun. They just happen to be good enough to make money for doing it. It's not a pro's obligation to get kids around the world to wear helmets. That's your job as a parent. That's to hard to make sure a rider is wearing a helmet in every clip of his video. Plus it's not just pro's that have videos up online. People around the world pro or not, upload videos daily and a lot of them arent wearing helmets. Why dont you people quit making Mike Aitkens benefit jam videos debates about something you can never change. In the city i'm from there are laws saying you have to wear a helmet when you step foot on a bike. It's been like that for a year now and I still dont own a helmet. So if the government cant make a law that people will all abide by, how do you epect people to listen to you ? Why dont you people get back to the real subject here. Mike Aitken is severely injured and is recovering. May we all wish him and his family the best of luck. If I had a million dollars to spare i'de hand it over to his family in a heartbeat. But one thing you know he wouldn't want to hear is "Where was your helmet."

  • xryde4lyfex

    12/8/2008 8:37 AM

    What's with all the people complaning about someone not wearing a helmet. Helmets are a personal preference. If you dont wear one, that's cool. It's like going to a skatepark. Ride at your own risk. Key word OWN! It isn't fox's choice that noone wanted to wear a helmet. Somepeople just arent comfortable wearing them. It's not that someone wants to look cool. There's some tight helmets out there. IF that was the case people would be wearing dialed helmets. There just not comfortable wearing them. Like me. It's a benefit jam for someone that was willing to take the risk of not wearing one. And guess what those people are all willing to take that risk to. People have been riding BMX for years now. It's always been the same to. There will be benefit jams wether people wear them or not. Anthony Watkinson had a helmet when he got hurt. Chester Blacksmith from Portland Oregon was on Scared last year. He didn't hurt his head and he still had benefit jams. Helmets dont stop you from getting hurt. They just prevent your head from getting to fucked up. Quit bitching about no helmets. You're just wasting your time. There are millions of riders out there that wont think twice about throwing there helmet in the back of their closet because they just dont want to wear it.

  • elliot111

    12/7/2008 2:54 AM

    Good idea ^^

  • marlont027

    12/3/2008 10:27 PM

    is this possible>>>>>>>

    a law were professional riders need to wear helmet everytime they apear on a video and competitions. with the exception that they can choose not to wear helmet riding streets.

    i ride with and without helmets. its my choice. but these riders are being watched by millions of riders around the world and they should be a role model to all of us. they no longer ride for themselves but they are imitated and watched by their fellow riders. especially the young and upcoming riders.

    i think it is their moral obligation to wear helmets now that they are professionals.

    what can you say about this?? please reply...

  • BMXism

    12/2/2008 11:33 AM

    I know that some guys in this arent wearing helmets ,but its not because they wanna look ''KEWL''. Most people don't wear helmets because they just don't feel comfortable with them on. And for me as a rider, I never put one on unless I'm gonna try sumthin extra crazy-big.(or just hitting up a sk8 park) I don't know why some of you guys get all bitchy about it. Riders who don't wear em' know most of the time when they should. (especialy for small shit) Maybe these guys just feel comfortable doing backflip-turndowns without helmets?? lmfao

  • Paytans

    12/2/2008 2:49 AM

    The benefits jams aren´t about using helmets but to help and support the riders. Of course that not wearing helmet is something stupid. Everyone questions it, but almost no one does wear it. so what. He could have broke his neck wearing a helmet like murray... What would people say about it

  • gordo hoffman

    12/1/2008 8:09 PM

    god vid guys, thats amazing

  • joel chase

    12/1/2008 5:48 PM

    murray was wearing a helmet dumb ass and he is doing so good right ? wrong .
    mikey hit his hed so hard the doctor said it still would of happened it's like putting a pillow on the dashboard of a car weather it's there or not you get into a car 50 mph head on accident you still getting fuked up

  • alexhamilton

    12/1/2008 5:27 PM

    the bucky protec helmets are badass. only helmet ill ever wear. if it gets stolen i probably wont wear one till i get another. just my opinion.

  • h8breedbmx

    12/1/2008 2:01 PM

    i like my helmet....lol

  • dk bikes

    12/1/2008 11:46 AM

    get better murray and aitken

  • dk bikes

    12/1/2008 11:46 AM

    helmets hahaha

  • cook!3

    12/1/2008 9:05 AM

    and sorry about the fucked up english!

  • cook!3

    12/1/2008 9:04 AM

    I have to say one thing to the "were helmets!" dudes! murray was wearing a helmet ... so what!? is he doing better than aitken? its like you say that riders that get hurt without helmet deserve it and we shouldnt do jams about them! wtf ! its every rider's choice! watch the vid enjoy it and go ride your bike! with or without helmet...

  • agrelon

    12/1/2008 8:24 AM

    That three was almost as sick as G reynelds ones.

  • wrench

    12/1/2008 6:40 AM

    wheres the helmets

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