In Defense of the MegaRamp: K-Rob 13

The past few weeks, discussion surrounding the role of MegaRamp in BMX made waves in the Twitter-verse, with certain BMX personalities, in addition to pro riders, questioning the safety of the big ramp and the legitimacy of Big Air contests. Ultimately, the discussion led to a debate over whether or not there was a role for MegaRamp style Big Air riding in the future direction of BMX.

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  • greenvillerider

    6/26/2011 2:08 AM

    because hoffman was clinically dead for a short period of time when he crashed on his huge quarter. They brought him back.

  • hejny7

    6/23/2011 8:24 AM

    it wont let me watch it.

  • jackmarks

    6/23/2011 3:19 AM

    Why does he say that Mat Hoffman's dead? He's alive..

  • tiggner23

    6/22/2011 10:54 PM

    this man is a G

  • N_duquette

    6/22/2011 9:59 PM

    just ride.

  • Marleybmx

    6/22/2011 4:07 PM

    That was gay. People do not like the megaramp big deal but you do big deal. People hate brakes no brakes gyro no gyro pegs no pegs. Bmx is not a sport its a culture you do not have to be PC, kids are always going to talk shit who cares just ride you megaramp and have fun don't make a gay ass psa crying about it like the world is affected by it. If you want to make a serious video talk about something collective like bikes in skateparks or why you should wear a helmet. And I'm sure Hoffman could care less about some little shitheads talking shit he is too busy riding. I see what your saying and I respect it id you were at a park talking directly to some kid...but a video Kevin? That is gay...pull your skirt down bro

  • julien

    6/22/2011 2:28 PM

    he's right

  • Matt_Uptain

    6/22/2011 1:40 PM

    im a teenager, i ride big handlebars, no breaks, no pegs, i dont rock the winter headwear in 90 degree weather i rock cut offs and vans. ive meet kevin robinson at woodward the 6 times ive been there....he's the most polite and generous guy who has a passion for what he does. i respect him for riding mega ramp because i sure as hell wouldnt, and i know most of the kids complaining about it also dont have the balls to get their winter headwearing buts on top of a 50 something foot tall roll in and hit a 70 + foot gap then hit a quarter the size of russia. i respect all aspects of bmx and i get along with the guy at the skatepark that has 4 pegs, front and back breaks, and shinguards on because we share the same love for the same sport.

  • 702VegasRider

    6/22/2011 12:21 PM

    @jham, our bike is the same setup! Well, after i get my brakes today. Lol.

  • jham

    6/22/2011 11:45 AM

    dave lawrence couldnt be more true!!! this is what im gonna start doin to fit in with the 2011 bmx world, get black paint and paint on some pants cuz that looks good on a dude! then rock a winter hat when its 90 degrees outside in the summer! then go to a skate park and shunn any other rider who isnt brakeless and riding pegs! then find the nearest grinding object at that skate park and do feebles all day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am proud to say that my bike has a 74.5 headtube angle and i ride brakes and NO PEGS!! fuck yea

  • dave lawrence

    6/22/2011 8:12 AM

    GHBNYC, he has a really good point that kids are too concerned with what you ride and how your ride vs the fact THAT you ride. BMX is purely a fashion show now, and it's terrible. Kids are bashing other riders because they don't fit that "chase hawk/chase dehart/garrett reynolds/dakota roche" style. God forbid someone likes their seat up higher, or brakes, or no pegs or just something different.

    I am ashamed for those who feel that you have to ride a certain way and set up your bike a certain way to be a "real rider". Pathetic.


    6/22/2011 7:30 AM

    I've got a ton of respect for this dude but this whiney rant is just adding to the drama. Stick to what you like and let the haters hate.

  • lucaswoods

    6/22/2011 5:19 AM

    So true