In a world of 15-second Instagram clips and constant social media churn, here’s a silver platter of Canadian BMX videos from recent months. This is the Northern Embassy’s Video Round Up.
This is dope, two of the maritimes finest: Matt Comeau and Andrew Philips killing it on home turf. Filmed over summer before Matt moved back to Ontario
Fuck trump, watch Matt Comeau shred Kingston, ON through the camera of Landon Barnes. Guest clips from Ryan Wright, Landon Barnes and Scott Lauzen. There’s some real heat in the last few clips so watch til the end
Matt and I intended on filming a full skatepark video between Joyride, Spin and Taz during the week after X-Jam. Instead, we ended up taking advantage of nice weather and riding street, then being lazy at the parks. At Spin we decided to buck up and get at least a nice little five clips done, and here’s the result.
Hell yes, you’re in luck. My son Andrew Phillips has been filming this joint with the Moncton gang all year in between stacking clips for our BUSINESS 2 DVD, hence the name Second Priority. However, don’t dare get it twisted… this pops off hard. Full sections from Andrew Phillips, Alexis Leger, and Matt Comeau. ALSO, theres an incredible @curbcuts section mixed in there which is my personal favourite part of the video… packed with undoubtedly some of the crispiest curb cut clips you’ll see all week.
Don’t sleep on this one, New Brunswick making east coast Canada proud.
I still remember years ago when I first met Morgan MacNevin and Matt Ross. They took us to the skatepark in Summerside after a night of drinking. There was “DO IT FOR FAT BLAKE” spray painted along the side of one of the quarter pipes. They explained that there was once a young lad from PEI named Fat Blake who left the island to live the maritimer dream in Alberta… and when you’re trying that one bike stunt and can’t seem to land it, if you say “Do it for Fat Blake” you’ll land that shit next go.
Months later came dank “DO IT FOR FAT BLAKE” stickers… and now, the vid packed with VX1000 footage that Morgan has been filming for some time now.
Hit that play, too many awesome clips in this. Bikes, friends, beers. What it’s all about.
I’m insanely stoked to present to you a project that Harrison Forward and Trent Connors has been working on for a while now. With stems and pegs being tested right now, and bigger runs going into production in the near future, Citadel is going to be a parts brand bumping straight outta the maritimes of Canada. Harrison and Trent have been grinding away every day working with experts to really get something awesome going, and it seems like things will be fully rolling out sometime early 2016.
For now, Harrison just dropped this awesome mixtape to tide you guys over… two and a half minutes of raw street out of Halifax N.S.
Hit that play, and stay informed by following @citadel.bmx, you won’t regret it.
Every Summer we go on a road trip to Montreal to film a bit for the DVD and drink a lot. We’ve been trying to get into the habit of taking a handful of disposables with us to capture key moments to remember the great times we had during the trip. I think the guys nailed it this time.
This trip was particularly awesome. We drove up there with two cars full of people, and met up with more Halifax dudes who are working out west when we got there. All together I think there was 9 of us from back home. The crew consisted of young guns as young as 18 and OG’s as old as 27, and I couldn’t have asked for a better gang. On top of the crew we brought, we met up with a bunch of homies and stacked like crazy for the DVD.
Photos taken by everyone. HUGE thanks to Arnaud Paquin for letting us stay at his place in Terrebonne for a few nights, for taking us to a dope beach in the middle of the woods, and being an all around dope guy. Massive thanks to Justin Hughes for bringing our stubborn asses all around the city to incredible spots, and for being the party master he is, and thanks to everyone that added to the trip in any way to make it as sick as it was.