20 Oct Dave Osato in Demolition Last Chance
The other day I spotted this photo of Dave Osato on Ken Paul‘s Instagram feed and it reminded me of this amazing section from him in Demoltion’s Last Chance DVD. It sparked a conversation with a friend about how incredibly amazing Osato was/is. When this video part came out in 2011 he was already less and less in the BMX spotlight, but this came out and surprised everyone and reminded us all that Osato still has it (and will probably never lose it). All the amazing skatepark and subrail/hitching post tricks are so against the grain of modern day popular BMX, and the 50 Cent track was already a number of years after it’s prime popularity, but all that makes this section even better. One of the most technical mini ramp riders with the appearance of a line backer, a career of contests and video parts behind him with nothing to prove creating one of the most honest and real portrayals of their riding. I believe this is the most recent footage of Osato that the public has gotten to see, but I hope it’s not the last.