Van Homan's Dan's Video and "Types of Riders"

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12/4/2013 11:42 AM

I imagine most of you have seen the awesome Van Homan Dan's Comp video that we posted yesterday. I feel like Van's message is a good one, and something that is becoming a little lost with today's generation. I'll admit, I used to "ride everything", but nowadays I feel more comfortable and satisfied when I ride the streets.

What about you guys?


12/4/2013 11:50 AM

I thought it was a pretty good video, Van Homans riding style will never go out of date.

I ride mostly park with quite a lot of street. My street riding is all technical stuff, but when I ride park as well as doing technical (Ledge/Bank stuff) I like doing bowl/transfer stuff as well. I don't ride dirt because I just can't commit to doing big gaps.

To me I think it's good if people try out all types of BMX, but if they don't enjoy something then they don't need to ride it.


12/4/2013 12:02 PM

I like to think I always started off with the ride everything motive
I used to always rewatch edits that had everything in it and see a lot of flatland edits and then tried making dirt jumps(like six inches tall haha) and manual curbs and then bought four pegs just for flatland only

Im just lazy now so I just like riding park because I don't even have to flow hard and its fun no matter what but I'll film anything


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12/4/2013 12:21 PM

Everything, but my street progression is my main priority at the minute.


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12/4/2013 12:53 PM

Van rules. Period.

I try to ride whatever is around. Street hurts my old self a bit more, but I am down for whatever.


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12/4/2013 2:50 PM

Where I grew up (before I could drive), we didn't have any skateparks in pedaling distance. Now, 12+ years later, there are two pretty good parks within a few mile radius.

Because we didn't have regular access to a decent skatepark, we kind of "rode everything."

I think this may be the case for a lot of places. Had we grown up with the skateparks in the area, my friends and I may very well have chosen a focus and stuck to it. However, we didn't have the option of picking what terrain we rode.


12/4/2013 4:11 PM

I used to ride everything I ride everything but street ....... The only way I see myself riding street again is if I see a good gap and want to film it....... Other then that I can't remember the last time I actually rode street


12/5/2013 2:29 AM

As a grom, when I got started we rode everywhere to everywhere. In summer we practiced by strapping plastic bottles to a bike and lake jumping them. After school we would take our bikes up to the toilet block and jump the gap bending our forks if we got it wrong and always busting our shins and cranks.

We were not our bikes, our brands, our colours...we rode what we brought.
It has always been about the ride, not the destination...the trick, the perfect photo...and yeah, I think as you grow you loose sight of that.


12/5/2013 5:30 AM

Underground wrote:

As a grom, when I got started we rode everywhere to everywhere. In summer we practiced by strapping plastic bottles to a bike ...more

That last part was kind of eye opening... It's completely true. It becomes all about having the best bike and not as much about the tricks or the fun!


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