The crew at Ride BMX summonsed a handful of photographers to participate in a
high stress situation cool project. To all capture a moment in time on a specific day, at a specific time. A global BMX project if you will.
Peep the vid for the goings on.
When Chris and Aaron asked if they could make this happen, I had no idea how much they actually go through during their winter. What I thought was going to be a 2 day filming mission at a couple indoor parks, turned out to be a lot more intense due to the weather. In the end, both Aaron and Chris came through with some amazing clips at the parks. Thanks again to Lee for making this video happen and Rye and the Wheel Mill for allowing the guys to film at their parks. Below is Chris’ description on what went down:
“Winters in the northeastern United States can be long and cruel… this past winter has been particularly merciless. Therefore, myself and long time friend and teammate, Aaron Smith decided to get together with Lee Hopkins to film an edit to highlight how so many BMXers stay on their bikes while living in a cold climate. The whole edit was to take place at Aaron’s home park in Rye, NH, Rye Airfield. True to form, a day into filming, a blizzard came and rocked the northeast, causing a massive shutdown of business and travel and we could not finish the edit at Rye as planned. When I was finally able to make it back home to Pittsburgh, I decided to round out the edit by filming a few clips at my local indoor facility, The Wheel Mill. Now, enjoy this short edit and let’s embrace spring and warmer temps but always remember to support your local indoor parks! A special thanks to The Wheel Mill and Rye Airfield!” – Chris Doyle
Sexton, Travis Hughes, and Jacob Cable doing work for the new Vans Shoe colab with Odyssey!
This rail is in the heart of the capital in Austin, Texas. Cops around there do not mess around and I personally prefer to stay away from the area when we are riding street, but this rail and this trick were too perfect for each other. Some other riders happened to cruise by when we were setting up for this one and helped me out with the tripod angle, so shout out to those guys. They didn’t have to sit long, Jake got this one done pretty quickly and we got out of there.
Our project with Vans is finally available worldwide. The shoes represent Odyssey old and new, and just in time to help celebrate our 30 year anniversary. Enjoy this video featuring Gary Young, Sean Sexton, Jacob Cable and Travis Hughes, then head HERE to swoop up the Vans X Odyssey shoes.
On a related note, DIG has a nice feature on the project as well. Check it out!
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Full disclosure: I work at Odyssey, had a hand in these and I love Vans… of course I’m gonna post this. Whachuthink. Plus… Sexton, Gary Young, Jacob Cable and Travis Hughes.
Swoop up some Vans X Odyssey shoes, make your feets look better.