Vancouver Tag

27 Apr Lynden Chartrand Interview Ft. Andy McGrath

Photo Credit: Andy McGrath.

Back in December 2020 when we were planning our re-launch for the Northern Embassy, the admin team released an audience survey. Our aim was to get some insights on our community so we could build out content that people would be stoked on. Andy McGrath was one of about a hundred riders who submitted responses. In his survey submission, he shared a private link to a video he filmed of Lynden Chartrand. I’d seen Lynden’s name pop up periodically in random BMX media before, but I honestly wasn’t too familiar with his riding. I watched the video and immediately shared it with the admin team. After viewing 4+ minutes of hammers and exceptional spot use, it was clear we wanted to learn more about the guy. I reached out to Lynden and Andy to see if they’d be down for an interview. They obliged and a few months later, here we are. Dive in to get to know one of Canada’s grittiest 20-something street riders… 

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27 Aug Matt Perrin: World Deece “Regular Programming” Video

World Deece’s dominance of Illuminati inspired BMX programming continues. This time around, third eye rider, Matt Perrin shows off his grind and bar ting skills on the west coast.

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16 Jul KillingMyTime in Canada: Video

13 minutes of west coast goodness from a wide range of characters. Spoiler alert: There’s a footjam to candybar in here. That should be a good enough reason to watch.

“Aside from many epic road trips through North America over the past near 2 years, this is how I spent the rest of my time in Vancouver, Canada. Sadly, we left earlier than hoped due to [the] Corona[virus,] but still stoked to be able to piece this video together and to be able to get back to Australia safe. I am so grateful to of called this place home and to have made many new amazing friends for life. We will be back Vancouver.” – Adam Cox

Riders: Josh Zylstra, Nick Halisheff, Mitch Campbell, Spencer MacFarlane, Colton Ponto, Adam Cox, Jason Lea, Jason Petersen, Corey Walsh, Santiago Martinez, Blake Prins, and Beau Matthews.

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06 Jul Fictional Finalism – Full Video

Well, if you’re doing anything at all, stop it this second. Andrew Schubert has graced the internet with his drop dead gorgeous video, Fictional Finalism. If you aren’t familiar, get familiar. Full sections and mix sections from the west coast’s finest, put together with love by Mr. Schubert himself.

P.S. for those of you that couldn’t spend the whopping $7 for a download when it came out a few months back, Hango will be visiting you in your sleep.

Riding from: Jason Teet, Wink Grant, Chris Cadot, Riley Abramyk, Matt Desson, Carl Arnett, Isaac Barnes, Jack Leonard, Austin Mazur, Ky Brisebois, Andrew Schubert, Brad Hill, Owen Dawson, Jordan Hango and more.

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23 Apr Closet Boys: On the Loose

Here’s a fresh batch of cutty Vancouver street clips courtesy of Canada’s most nocturnal BMX crew, the Closet Boys.

Riders: Owen Dawson, Ky Brisebois, Derek Morgan, Tadros Eyob, Lynden Chartrand, Powl Podgorny
Filming and Editing: Tadros Eyob

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05 Apr Kent Fuller Edit

Kent Fuller just dropped some Vancouver heat he’s been working on. Those straight smiths are awesome.
Filmed and edited by Rayden Wickop.

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23 Feb Atlantis Vancouver Spyglass Review

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In a BMX world of instant (or insta) gratification, dvds or non web based projects have become less and less existent. As much as everyone is entitled to their opinion on the subject, we at NE will always appreciate the physical aspect of a dvd project over anything else. Being able to easily watch a project/ time in people’s lives for years to come is worth a hell of alot more than any web based format. Atlantis seem to share that opinion as this is their second full length dvd since opening it’s doors in Vancouver in November 2014.

 

With a stacked team of Western shredders including: Carl Arnett, Matt Desson, Brad Hill, Wink Grant, Andrew Schubert, Owen Dawson, Jordan Hango and more, some of Western Canada’s biggest guns are behind Atlantis and have put in work for SPYGLASS. If you have any pre-conceived notions about what a shop dvd is, throw them out the door because this is an amazing Canadian BMX DVD, end of story.

 

Carl Arnett gets things started in typical Carl fashion. Full speed ahead pegless action with no shortage of variety or spot selection. The intro clip of the half cab which cost Carl a busted wrist is ridiculous.

 

Daddy Desson follows up Carl with a solid variety of Desson stuntin. Rails, whips, hangers, Desson continues to kill it and also at speed. His last clip is pretty unreal, amazing spot and perfect spot usage.

 

Brad Hill and Wink Grant split a part which is probably a personal fav just because they are both smooth cats and compliment each other very well. Wink has really come to be an underrated western Canadian rider with steez most of us can only dream of having. Bob also has a deep bag of tricks and eye for good spots which makes any of his footage a treat.

 

The mix section is also bangin, too many dudes to name but you’ll recognize them when you see them and they shred. Colind Fried’s clips are amazing. It’s also nice to see some Orlando clips in there, it’s always good to see the dude working his ass off to keep things running smoothly still getting out on his bike despite a busy schedule.

 

Next is Andrew Schubert who killed it on his bike and behind the lens. Schubert edited and filmed this video (Orlando filmed a bunch as well, “the backseat driver with an icey hand on Schubert’s shoulder”). Schubert’s entire part really varies and his last few clips prove he can also drop hammers.

 

Owen Dawson continues his annihilation of Canadian rails. No rail is safe. The kinked curved rail is unreal, among a bunch of other craziness.

 

Last but not least, Hango wraps it up in Hango fashion. Where to even begin with Hango, still one of the most under rate Canadian riders ever, this section is further proof. Name every color of Adidas Buzenitz Hango wears in his section and win a pair of Adidas shoes (feel free to email them your size with no mention that we told you to).

 

It’s hard not to give anything away in these types of things but I feel confident saying this DVD will easily be one of the best Canadian BMX dvds or BMX dvds in general for that matter this year. The riding is really good.

 

It should be noted this entire dvd was filmed with VX’s and VX footy never looked so good. Editing is absolutely on point as is filming throughout. The soundtrack is a breath of fresh air being a wide mix of genres which works incredibly well and suits each section/ rider very well.

 

Spyglass is a DVD that you watch for the first time and genuinely get really hyped to ride. It also makes you want to watch it over and over again as there’s a real good overall vibe throughout mixed with great riding and perfect filming/editing.

 

There’s a genuine feel to some of the best BMX dvds in which the collective group of friends are just having a good time and the clips come as a result. Nothing is forced or un-genuine, and Spyglass is exactly that. Do yourself a favour and snag a copy and support Canadian bmx/ dudes who’d rather ride bikes, cruise their city and have a couple beers after a day’s work than worry about youtube views.

http://www.atlantisvancouver.com/

 

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