Dorkin' in York. Plywood Hoods,real OG's

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2/11/2014 3:00 PM

Every time I see a post from SecretBMX I can't help but think about how influential a group of four guys from the same town changed the face of bmx freestyle.

The Plywood Hoods started putting out videos in 1988 and each one was better than the last.

Here is a section from the last video they put out which was a compilation from videos past....

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2/11/2014 3:07 PM

i lived in york for 4 years and have been riding there for at least another 3, so in the 7 years ive been in that scene ive never once heard of those guys or the plywood hoods.

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2/11/2014 3:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/11/2014 3:29 PM

Sweet vid...Terrible clothes lol

I used to have a set of chrome 6pc bars (like in the vid) on a bike with a fluro yellow frame, had that bike from 1995 to 1999, loved that thing.

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2/11/2014 3:39 PM

such an awesome video. first time I saw it it blew my mind haha. I started in late 2006 but only saw that at some point in early 2012 and it was just crazy to see what kind of tricks were done back then.

My friend's dad said he rode with them sometimes too back when he did flatland

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2/11/2014 7:50 PM

That video warms my heart

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2/11/2014 7:54 PM

#fuckweightwienies

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2/11/2014 8:02 PM

feeble_to_face wrote:

#fuckweightwienies

the footage in that video is from before bikes got heavy. early 1990's or so. Mark Eaton is riding a 1980's GT frame in most of that video.

Bikes didn't get heavy until mid 90's.

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2/12/2014 9:06 AM

I swear everything is copyright blocked in my house and my house only. Everyone else no problem me blocked, blocked, blocked, blocked.

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2/12/2014 10:02 AM

TheBrandonFranke wrote:

I swear everything is copyright blocked in my house and my house only. Everyone else no problem me blocked, blocked, blocked, blocked.

You're not alone...
Same here.

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2/12/2014 8:27 PM

Kevin Jones took flatland to another level. He paved the way for what it is today.

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2/12/2014 8:36 PM

TKeck wrote:

Kevin Jones took flatland to another level. He paved the way for what it is today.

Is anyone also stuck on those five piece bars?

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2/13/2014 7:30 AM

TKeck wrote:

Kevin Jones took flatland to another level. He paved the way for what it is today.

biggybuggy wrote:

Is anyone also stuck on those five piece bars?

Peregrine Q bars

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2/13/2014 12:21 PM

Any idea what the sweep is on those Q bars?

I know I had a pair BITD.

Nice avatar/pic, TKeck. smile

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2/13/2014 4:11 PM

Thanks, pnj! That's always been one of my favorite Pete Augustin pics.

It's been 20+ years since I've held a pair of Q bars so I can't recall anything about their specs or how they felt. Even if I had a spec sheet in front of me I don't think it would make any difference. Although I loved my Q's, they were a poorly assembled product. I find it hard to believe that any particular tolerances were maintained from from one set of bars to the next. The ones that I owned were noticeably crooked just by looking at them. My buddy also had a pair and, although his were straighter than mine, they were still far from perfect. This thread can confirm what I'm saying.

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=516923

This guy has a pretty good writeup on the various revisions made to the bars over the course of their production.

http://www.vintagebmx.com/community/index.php?showtopic=3007899

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3/25/2017 4:19 PM

element4all wrote:

i lived in york for 4 years and have been riding there for at least another 3, so in the 7 years ive been in that scene ive never once heard of those guys or the plywood hoods.

WHOM EVER AS NEVER HEARD OF THE PLY WOOD HOODS IS BECAUSE THEIR NEW TO THIS CULTURE AND SPORT AND ARE DUMB AS FUCK. THIS SPORT OF BMX IS ACTUALLY YOUNGER THAN BMX RACING. FREESTYLE, FLAT, STREET, ETC IS SUPER YOUNGER THAN RACING. SO HOW IS IT THAT THESE KIDS DON'T KNOW WHO THE PLYWOOD HOODS ARE??????????????????????????????? SHIT IMAGINE ASKING THEM IF THEY KNEW SIMPLE NAMES LIKE BRETT HERNANDEZ, DIZZ HICKS, PETE MYERS, I MEAN JUST TO NAME A FEW.............DAVE VOELKER, RING A BELL. UM CHRIS MOELLER THE CREATER OF S & M bikes, heck lets try a new one.........................,trevor myer? the list goes on and on ....................DO YA HOME WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3/25/2017 4:48 PM

BIGBEN1986 wrote:

WHOM EVER AS NEVER HEARD OF THE PLY WOOD HOODS IS BECAUSE THEIR NEW TO THIS CULTURE AND SPORT AND ARE DUMB AS FUCK. THIS SPORT OF BMX IS ACTUALLY YOUNGER THAN BMX RACING. FREESTYLE, FLAT, STREET, ETC IS SUPER YOUNGER THAN RACING. SO HOW IS IT THAT THESE KIDS DON'T KNOW WHO THE PLYWOOD HOODS ARE??????????????????????????????? SHIT IMAGINE ASKING THEM IF THEY KNEW SIMPLE NAMES LIKE BRETT HERNANDEZ, DIZZ HICKS, PETE MYERS, I MEAN JUST TO NAME A FEW.............DAVE VOELKER, RING A BELL. UM CHRIS MOELLER THE CREATER OF S & M bikes, heck lets try a new one.........................,trevor myer? the list goes on and on ....................DO YA HOME WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sure he cares, 3 years later...

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3/25/2017 8:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2017 8:13 PM

BIGBEN1986 wrote:

WHOM EVER AS NEVER HEARD OF THE PLY WOOD HOODS IS BECAUSE THEIR NEW TO THIS CULTURE AND SPORT AND ARE DUMB AS FUCK. THIS SPORT OF BMX IS ACTUALLY YOUNGER THAN BMX RACING. FREESTYLE, FLAT, STREET, ETC IS SUPER YOUNGER THAN RACING. SO HOW IS IT THAT THESE KIDS DON'T KNOW WHO THE PLYWOOD HOODS ARE??????????????????????????????? SHIT IMAGINE ASKING THEM IF THEY KNEW SIMPLE NAMES LIKE BRETT HERNANDEZ, DIZZ HICKS, PETE MYERS, I MEAN JUST TO NAME A FEW.............DAVE VOELKER, RING A BELL. UM CHRIS MOELLER THE CREATER OF S & M bikes, heck lets try a new one.........................,trevor myer? the list goes on and on ....................DO YA HOME WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!

tl;dr

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3/25/2017 8:23 PM

normally i hate when old threads get bumped like this, but plywood hoods is rad. you kids need to watch dorkin in york video series

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