Author: Justin Schwanke

06 Feb Calgary Locals: 2018 VX Adventures

Austin Odegnal put together this 15-minute mixtape featuring mostly Calgary locals riding street spots and parks around the province. The full cast includes Matt Walser, Quintin Baptiste, Darcy Peters, Jay Park, Brenden Giese, Sean Gillis, Tony Inda, Travis Kozie, Tyler Horness, Richard Gallant, Nathan Dowdle, Chay Nelson, Brad Mulholland, Birken Kirk, Austin Odegnal, and Connor Campbell. There’s some good stuff in here. Check it out!

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03 Dec Adam Piatek: Home Turf Video

It’s rare nowadays to see a high quality skatepark video like this one shot and cut by Rayden Wickop. Clean filming and editing, and many ridiculous combos from Adam Piatek make this video an enjoyable watch. I definitely recommending check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

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03 Dec Wade Lajlar: Ironworks Video

Rayden Wickop put together this video of Wade Lajlar with some footage they shot a couple years back. Spliced with riding, there’s a bunch of clips that highlight Wade’s professional life. It’s always cool seeing people’s passions beyond just bike riding.

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23 Nov Mark Stanway at House of Wheels Skatepark

Mark Stanway is probably the fastest progressing park rider in the Edmonton area right now. For better or for worse, he has that young, fearless, “just gonna send it” attitude. I’ll give you an example: That launch ramp / fly-out backflip at 0:24 was done on a hi-tensile steel rental bike from the park. Given how hard Mark is on bikes, he had to pay an additional $10 to rent it. As expected, the bike made some pretty awful noises as he was attempting the flip. The bars were continuously slipping and his feet kept blowing off the non-grippy pedals. Nonetheless, he kept going for it until the bike couldn’t take much more. Mark will have some footage in the upcoming Weird & Revered DVD, but until then, peep this short video comprised of phone clips at House of Wheels skatepark. It will give a little taste of what Mark is all about.

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17 Nov Braden Beck for MacNeil Bikes

Saskatchewan’s most technical freecoaster wizard, Braden Beck just dropped this new video for MacNeil Bikes. Some of the combos in here will leave you scratching your head. Like that line at 1:26…. How did he manage to keep speed all the way to the end of the ledge after all those links? Incredible. Don’t miss out on this one.

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16 Nov MacNeil 2019 Team Promo Video

Under new ownership, MacNeil BMX is starting a new chapter. There’s been a relaunch of the brand and some changes to the team. Take a look at this little promo to see some riding from their revised roster including Chad Ferch, Kent Fuller, Ky Brisebois, Chris Silva, and Braden Beck. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s next for one of Canada’s most legendary BMX companies.

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