Over the last few months we’ve seen a bunch of videos from the TdUp crew. They always have a real good vibe and the riding is always real solid. We got talking and decided it was time they did an original for The Union and they went to work on a fresh mix edit featuring the crew for you all to check out. This video features Mike Milford, Austin Miller, Kaleb Retzer, Cody Stahl, Joe Wolfgang, Eli McCloskey, Chris Adamson, Travis Cherry, Jacob Milford and Charlie Bowers all putting in work on their local parks and street spots making for a real good watch. Kick your weekend off right with this rad new edit.
Edited by Kaleb Retzer
Song: The Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
A few weeks back, our friend Wayne from VividPhotographyByWayne.com sent through a bunch of real solid photos from the Boobicon jam that went down in California. Things got a little crazy on our end and one thing lead to another and all the sudden it’s a few weeks later and the photos are just going up. They might be a little late, but it doesn’t take away that the jam had a good turn out, great weather and some awesome riding go down. Take a peek at the photogallery by hitting the link below!
With the warmer weather, I started thinking about how I wanted to do something fresh for the Web Store. I’ve wanted to do a tank top for quite a while and decided it would be a good time to get it done. So here we have it, the new World Wide Web tank. Comfortable, simple and clean. These tanks are made with Tultex pre-shrunk 100% ringspun cotton and and printed by the guys down in Casselberry at GGSBS.
They’re currently available in small, medium, large and Extra Large with white being the only color option.
You can pick one up for $12 RIGHT HERE. All orders come with free The Union stickers and some extras from different brands we have.
We also have a few of our limited edition The Union X Quintin Co. snapbacks still available, so you can pick the tanktop, hat and stickers up for $20 HERE. That’s a hell of a deal!
So what the hell are you waiting for? Go pick yourself one up now!
For this week’s TTL I wanted to take some time out to catch up with someone who knows what it means to put in work. Miles is the type of person to always have a ton of projects going on at one time. He not only is a professional rider but he is also a very well respected filmer in the BMX industry. He offers a unique perspective on riding, does his own goddamn thing and lives a lifestyle most people only talk about doing. Miles takes each day as it comes, and has that unique passion that it takes to succeed as a creative person. All of that together will be what helps bring Miles to the point he wants to be at in life one way or another. I’ve known him since 2007 and since that time I’ve seen him risk it all to move out west and pursue his dreams, I’ve seen him progress as a rider, and I’ve seen him put out some quality, original edits that make him stand out among the sea of filmers these days within the industry. It’s nice to know that there are other people out there working towards a goal and just simply trying to leave their mark. Check out what Miles had to say about the current state of the industry, what BMX needs and more right here.
Product design is one of the most interesting things in BMX to me. Just the whole process of coming up with an idea and turning it into an actual product is so fascinating. Over the past two or three years, plastic pegs have really been becoming a hugely popular part for BMX. In that time, it seems like every brand has released their own version of the plastic peg these days and the heated debate over plastic versus metal pegs continues.
There might have been a lot of options added to the table, but they’re all pretty similar in design. That was up until a few weeks ago when Eclat released Nathan Williams’ signature peg that features a steel core that’s bonded with a plastic creating a one piece design.
After seeing a lot of mixed reactions about the peg, we figured it would be a good idea to catch up with one of the guys behind the design, Richard Shaw, to talk about how the peg was made and what really went into creating this version of the plastic peg. Let’s see what he had to say!
Let’s kick this week off with a fresh load of dialed photos. This time around we’ve got a bunch of park, street and trails photos from photographer, Eric Silver, from Delaware. We don’t really see a ton of footage or photos from that area but based on this gallery, they’ve got a real strong scene in the area and some real talented riders. We’ve got 21 shots for you to get a look at, so hit the link below to take it all in!
Annnnnnd it’s Sunday again. It’s a bummer when the weekend is coming to an end, but there is a positive to all of this; a recap of all of the best BMX videos from the past week. This week there was one hell of a constant stream of goodness in the Daily Section. After digging through all the posts, I was able to narrow it down to 22 of the BEST videos for you guys to go back and enjoy your favorites again or check out the ones you might have missed. We’ve got videos featuring the likes of Connor Lodes, Waldemar Fatkin, Mitchell McDonald, Morgan Wade, Tony Neyer, Jackson Allen, Brian Kachinsky, Bob Manchester, Jack Kelly, Sergio Layos, Rob Wise, Chad Kerley, Paul Barnum, Alex Magallan, Kevin Porter, Jeff Kocsis, Alex Raban and many, many more for you to check out… So let’s do this!
Well would you look at that… It’s already Saturday again. If you don’t know what that means by now, you’re blowing it. It’s time for another round of Products! This week we’re going to take a closer look at the new Key sprocket from Fit, the Cloud seat from Sunday, the Protocol heat-treated cranks from Madera, the new Imperial sprocket guard from Profile Racing and finally the ROTO front hub from 34R. Let’s get into this because I’m sure you’re itching to go out and ride like myself!
A few weeks back, I built myself up a fresh set of wheels. I figured new hubs, new, spokes, new rims… I gotta put some fresh tires on, right? With so many options available these days, I was in a pretty heavy toss up on what I was going to run. I decided to hit up our Facebook to see what people suggested. There were a ton of suggestions, with a pretty large number of votes for the new Animal MTT tires. I was already kind of leaning that way, so I figured I better pick up a set to give a go. After riding these for a few weeks, I figured it would be a good time to put together a review for those of you who are on the hunt for some new tires as well. Let’s take a closer look!
I think at some point, a lot of us in BMX dream about doing something more with it. Not just riding, but getting into the other things from the photography, writing, filming and editing, design and everything you can some how tie into this crazy lifestyle we live. Cory Beal is one guy from Canada who has always been doing everything he can with BMX from being a sponsored rider and traveling all over to running the media game through Repset while managing side projects like screen printing.
One thing about Cory that I’ve always been a fan of is that he’s ALWAYS cooking on a new project and when he gets into something, he’s usually going at it balls deep and making sure it is done right.
A few weeks back we were talking about his new venture, Pandect which is a limited edition zine that he officially launched today. The first issue is ready to ship, so we figured it was a good time to talk with Cory to find out just what he’s got going on with this one… Let’s take a closer look!