Trent Barker Tag

22 Mar BMXFU – Super Price Choppers *In The Hood*

The squad is at it again, this time with some TF fire from the winter months. T-bone will x-up grind anything, GH will air it, Jake will 60/40 it, Krupa will bar it, Andrew will smith hard it, Chuck will fuf it and Lee will whip it.

“Ft. kyle the ginger, trent barkner, andrew white, charlie c, greg h, lee dennis the menace, rahlin rigsby, nick and justin dadbois skate squad, jake montgomery, jordan krupa” -Chuck

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06 Apr Greg Henry – 9 to 5

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Greg Henry has been a part of the Canadian BMX scene for well over a decade now. As an OG BMXFU member, an awesome biker and all around bad ass dude with pretty much the best attitude ever, we hit him up for our second 9-5 installment.

What is your 9-5?

I work as a residential plumber / gas fitter. I can’t really describe what my regular day is like because it varies so much.

What made you decide on that trade and what kind of schooling/ knowledge did you have to do for it?

I spent a lot of time before construction working in kitchens. I loved it, but realized the hours and the life style didn’t work well with also trying to be a productive biker. I realized construction trades would be something I could do, make decent money and still have time to ride kids bikes. Plumbing is a five year apprenticeship.

Was there ever a time that you weren’t working or studying, only riding?

No, I’ve have always worked full time or been in school full time.

Does your work schedule give you a good amount of biking time?

That’s the best part of my job. I work 8-430 mon-fri. Most my BMXFU brothers have a similar work schedule so we always get a few mid week sessions in after work. During the summer we try to get out of town to ride street somewhere different each weekend. And as far as work and going on trips goes. As long as I give reasonable amount of notice I’m always good to go.

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Do you view having a job/career throughout being a sponsored rider as a positive or negative?

That’s a weird question because I never considered not working as an option. Even though I’ve been riding for a long time I was never really natural good at the beginning. I just gave’r really hard. I didn’t get my first real sponsor until I was I think 21. Past the days of day dreaming about being a “pro bmxer”. I genuinely still really love riding and I always have. I’d be doing all the same shit if I never got hooked up. I don’t think work has ever held me back as far as riding goes. If anything it makes you value your free time. If I didn’t have to work I’d probably just send it and get hurt a lot.

What is a typical day in the life in your work?

25% coffee 10% BMXFU group chat 25% talking about work 40% work

What’s the best BMX trip you’ve ever been on?

Way to hard of a question. Any BMXFU trip.

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What advice would you give younger riders who aspire to be sponsored?

If your riding right now only because you want to get sponsored you should probably quit. If you ride because you love the act of riding and the places you go and the people you meet through riding. Keep doing it. Ride as much as you can. You’ll probably get good. Maybe someone will give you a free bike and pay check for a few years. Maybe they won’t. But it’s ok! Because you can get a job so you can get what ever bike you want, go on what ever trips you want and enjoy your life and be thankful you got to be part of the coolest subculture / hobby ever. BMX

Thanks/ shoutouts?

Merritt, MacNeil, BMXFU, Repset, parents, girlfriend

What’s in the plans for 2016?

Work hard, play hard. Also trying to get sponsored by faxe and Meet Justin Trudeau

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Photos by Trent Barker

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10 Sep The Make Prize Pack Winner – Trent Barker

This was a favorite over here for a few reasons:
– using your own karaoke soundtrack in an edit takes balls
– it’s creative
– showcases good times with buds
– Tbone’s tricks are unique and all on street

For all these reasons and more Trent Barker earned himself The Make prize pack. A huge thanks to The Make for hooking this up and be sure to check out their site here and re-watch return to the 36 chambers here.

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30 Mar BMXFU – Meow Mix by Chris Cadot

Cadot has been putting in work for this mixtape over the past year and it came out so sick. “”Last summer we came up with the idea to make a mixtape “Meow Mix” to hold people over till Fu666 drops. Thanks to everyone who was involved, chipped in behind the camera and sent in clips. Watch it with your buddy pally’s, get swirly, light up a diggity dope stick, get black out drunk and re-watch it. Hope ya’ll enjoy. Fu666 out soon.”

Riders: Brad Hill, Jordan Krupa, Lee Dennis, Jake Montgomery, Trent Barker, Greg Henry, Shawn Swain, Paul Hoerdt, Chris Cadot, Kenny Oliver, Charlie Crumlish, Jordan Dwan, Nick Dagg, Andrew White, Chris Orbell, Dave Wininger, Glen Hoerdt, Chijioke Okafo, Greg D’Amico, Spencer Longo, Jack Leonard, Chris Silva, Jeremy Deme, Gabe Truax, Spencer MacFarlane, Dave Raffa, Dakota Welbourn and Mark Hoerdt

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29 Jan BMXFU DOES LE TAZ

Huge thanks to the BMXFU homies for hooking this up!

“Quick edit of our trip to Montreal last weekend. Best humans ever. Speaking for everyone; Thanks Erv Hoerdt for the trailer, Red Bull Canada for the donation, Tbone, Sticker Kids, Le Taz Skatepark and last but not least Mike Samson at Twisted Sticker.” – Chris Cadot

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Jordan Krupa
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Edited by-
Chris Cadot

Music-
Project Pat – Flexington

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11 Aug Toronto Island Afternoon – Dem Island Boyz

Unbeknownst to a lot of people that aren’t from Toronto, there is a small island south of the city appropriately titled Toronto Island. It is the exact opposite of the rest of the city, in that it is quiet, peaceful, full of green space, has (relatively) clean beaches, and not populated with cars. It also has a very small and modest skatepark.

We decided to take a trip over for the afternoon to see what fun we could have with it, soak up some sun, and have a BBQ. Before we got much riding in we found ourselves dodging the rain, hiding under gazebos, and sharing food with other visitors, before we ultimately got to the beach for some sunny skies during a break in the weather.

Check out this short video of our Toronto Island afternoon with riding from Chijioke Okafo, Chris Cadot, Trent Barker, and Scott Barker. Filmed and edited by Chris Cadot.

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12 May BMXFU at DEATHPARK

DEATH BLOW! When someone tries to blow you up, not because of who you are but, for different reasons all together.

Making the best of a wet day in Toronto at Death Park, some of the FU crew put this together for us. Edited by the one and only Chris Cadot, staring Andrew White, Chijioke Okafo, Trent T-Bone Barker, and Chris Cadot.

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