Jason Enns has a very interesting article on Dig here . He discusses the work put into finding and riding a bowl, which is truly as much work as being in the streets. He also mentions people growing away from BMX with age and his personal situation where he can never see himself off a bike, which I’m sure many of us can relate to.
“You know how many people I know who stopped being a professional rider, and never touch a bike again? That’s seems insane to me. So you’re mid-twenties with no work history. Now I’m almost forty, an immigrant with no work history; no one is going to hire you. You get hurt a few times, and you question what you are doing it for. If all you’re going to do is end up with nothing, why don’t you do what’s fun?
I’ve come full-circle. You start at a fun level, and then as you graduate to a certain level, some of that gets lost along the way. I feel like I’m back to that position where it’s like, “Fuck it, it’ so fun, I just can’t see myself ever not riding.” When the basis of what you’re doing is fun, it translates to the viewer; people have fun watching it.”
Canada’s very own Jason Enns and Andrew Lazaruk show you that it’s still ok to land in grass. Lazer blasts a cutty curve wall and gaps out to the conveniently grassy street. It turns out you just need to bring the grass along with you, and it’s all good!
“This hip over looking downtown Vancouver is on a school roof in an affluent neighborhood just north west of the city. We hit it real early morning to try and stay undetected but our cover was blown by an angry elderly lady who had spotted us setting up. She was yelling and already on her phone. We got the shot,broke down, climbed off the roof and pack up asap. We weren’t 2 blocks away before we passed a police cruiser, lights blazing, head towards the school. We thought we were busted by he blew past us without even a look. Pic by Brian Castillo circa 2003.”
– Jason Enns
Jason just got the cover of BMX Plus with this rad shot. If you look closely you can see a familiar Northern Embassy sticker on the head tube, so sick! Thanks Jason.
The Don himself, Jason Enns, talks about how his obsession with BMX first began as just a young boy, and his attempt to jump over his first set of doubles in Winnipeg, MB. We also get a small glimpse of Jason’s childhood interest in ninjas.
Volume Bikes just posted an awesome new gallery of photos of Jason Enns putting a hurt on a secret barrier spot that he took members of their team too. To make it even better, the photos were apparently shot in a matter of 30 minutes, and a warm-up to his next ‘secret’ spot. If you follow Jason on Instagram you would be familiar with his seemingly daily escapades of spot searching that leave anyone in Canada (or anywhere) suffering the cold climates seething in jealousy. I had a hard time picking my favourite out of the series but settled on this classic Enns-esque invert, but do yourself a favour and check out the rest here.