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Alex Hiam update

Hey Guys,

I am back riding everyday now , feeling healthy and strong. So motivated to ride as much as I can.

Myself & Troy Charlesworth have been busy working on a new edit hitting all parks around Brisbane. Troy’s also filming separate videos with Boyd Hilder & Jason Wattz aswell, there all such good dudes.

The past week Ryan Guettler has been staying at my place. It’s been awesome having him here, never a dull momemt. the night he flew in, We drove to Alexander Headlands skatepark with Boyd & jason, Booked a hotel and woke up at 4:20 and shot the sunrise of the halfpipe on the beach. check all the photo’s below.

I just got back from the Fox Breaking Boundaries Tour. We flew to melbourne, Sydney & Goldcoast all in 5 days. At all stops there was a Fox Demo, signing, meet & great with the Fox BMX team. Was amazing how many kids were at these events riding there hearts out. Was a good feeling to give back to the younger riders. At Melbourne, Moomba festival, Me & Ryan got picked to feature on Australia wide national TV on Channel 10 for 30secs which was cool. So stoked I got to be apart of such a fun trip. I’ll never forget this one. Was great to hang with the rest of the Fox crew. On the trip, I took a little slam and got a real hip bruiser now, So for the next week I have to stay of the bike & let this minor injurie heal

Also Shout out to Wahoo Taco’s for the amazing taco’s the other day,,, Always looking after the Bmx’rs !

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Alex Hiam update

Hey Guys,

I am finally back riding!! I’m feeling really good on my bike, I feel like I never even stopped riding and have been surrounded by nothing but good vibes, thanks to my friends for making riding so fun.

I have been testing out my new Colony signature bars, forks and frame. So stoked with how it all feels, Super strong and responsive.

I have been filming a lot for some new projects coming soon. So psyched with the clips.

My wrist is still not 100%, and I can’t ride two days in a row yet. It’s just way to sore and blown out the next day. It’s all part of the recovery the docs say. research TFCC repair if your interested in why it takes so long. So the days my wrist is to sore to ride, I have been keeping busy and going out and shooting a lot of photos and exploring, making the most of a bad situation.. Photography helps to see the good in everything. Photography Insta to see more pics: limel1ght

Fox flew me to Melbourne just recently to shoot the Winter catalogue, and film some clips for an upcoming project. I was there for 4 days. We did a “Alex Hiam” appearance at the Shed indoor skatepark as well which was a really good turn out. So many BMXers and a huge scene there. It amazing me how many people turned up to ride.

the next month I will be riding everyday, filming and getting ready for the year of travels ahead. I can not wait.

Thanks for the support, check my Instagram for some fresh new riding videos. @alexhiam

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Breaking Boundaries with Alex Hiam

The guys over at FOX are heading out on the road between Melbourne and the Gold Coast. Alex will be on the trip so be sure to make it out to the one of the stops…

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Alex Hiam back on it…

Hey guys,

I am back on the bike! It’s been a long and slow recovery but it’s well worth it. I feel amazing on my bike considering I haven’t riden in about 6 months due to my wrist. I am feeling better than ever, healthy and ready for 2015. Gonna be packed full of good times. I still am doing physio on my wrist and taking it slow. I don’t want to come back to early and make it worse for my self.

I have been getting into photography a lot lately and have been going on some pretty cool missions to get pictures. Last week I woke up at 4:30am to get this shot that is in a tunnel on Brisbane river. I had to go on low tide so I could access the tunnel, And it worked perfect because low tide was the same time as the Sunrise.

I got a little Job doing some hours at a Pizza shop literally 20 footsteps from my house so that’s keeping me busy and helping me save for my travels.

my bikes feeling amazing, I am doing some testing on some of my new signature parts for the 2016 line which is exciting. I am soo stoked with how there all feeling.

I am abouslty loving the new crib at Annerley. The riding scene at my new local is popping right now, So there’s always good crew to ride with at fairfield skatepark.

Thanks guys, follow me on insta for some new riding videos.

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Alex Hiam update

Yo guys!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year !!!!!

My wrist is nearly at 100% !! I have been smashing physio everyday and it’s starting to feel like a normal wrist again. I can pretty much do everything, Just can’t ride… As soon as I can do a few push-ups with out any pain in my wrist I will be back on the bike !!! I can not wait.. I’m pushing so hard, it’s a painful recovery but it’s all worth it.

This week mum I moved from Cleveland to Annerly, at first I wasn’t to excited and was scared to leave my home suburb, But now I love it.. Change is good !! I have so much to explore & a lot of cool people to meet. There’s cool little trendy cafes everywhere and it’s really close to Brisbane city, and super close to the highway.. Kinda of in the middle of everything. My new local is Fairfield skatepark… I’m buzzing about this because it’s a 5 min ride from my house, and it’s one of my favourite parks around. I filmed a 10 clips there yonks ago and there’s a pic from 2010 of a invert in the bowl you can see below.

I also just bought a new camera, the Fuji Film X-E2. It’s a small, light, street style camera that has really fast auto focus. I had a canon 600D, It was amazing when you get the right shot, but I was always missing shots or getting blurry ones.. So this new camera is perfect for quick shots where you don’t have time to set up. I am going to be travelling a lot this year, So this will be perfect to capture all the amazing places I travel to, Quick & easy.. And it sends photo’s directly from the camera to your phone. That was the deal breaker for me!!!

Thanks to @rileypart for tagging me in this portrait he painted of me.. Unreal !!!

The boiz and I ventured into some underground tunnels the other day exploring aswell, Was a cool experience. you can see some photo’s I shot below!! Always check the weather and do your research before doing any of this!

Last weekend I went to my first live Music gig @ the HiFi to see Danny Brown. Was a epic experience…. I am glad i booked tickets, Well worth it.

I am building my bike at Crossley Cycles as you read this, Expect me back on the bike February. I can not wait.

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On the road…

A bunch of the crew are up in Brisbane right now before we head south for a week. Here are a few random shots from the past couple days. More to come…

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Happy New Year

From all of us at Colony we would like to thank you for all of the support and good times in 2014. I gathered some of my favourite shots from the year for a bit of a recap… Let’s do it all again this year!

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Alex Hiam update

Hey guys!

I just returned home after road tripping down to Bondi beach along the coast & back. I got invited to be the Photographer & the back up filmer for Epic TV with Brett Trigg filming Ryan Guettlers Australian web series. I would have been a rider on this trip but unfortunately my injured wrist wasn’t healed in time.. I should be back on the bike next month.

Even though I couldn’t ride, I had such a amazing time being on the road with Ryan, Kelsey & Brett. Ryan proposed to his girlfriend Kelsey to start the trip on a good note. We had 2 days driving down to bondi beach, Stopping at the Big prawn, Big banana and a couple of Zoo’s. When we got to Sydney we did some touristy stuff to show kelsey around Australia. We went to the Harbour Bridge and Opera house. The day after Bondi Beach Kelsey flew back to the USA so it was just the boys left.. This is when the road trip home started. We hit Newcastle Beach skatepark, Port Maqaurie, Ballina, Nimbin snake run and Beenleigh for the final ride. Most of the skateparks we went to had a really cool scenery on the beach. The weather was stinking hot the whole time and we got hit with the classic Summer time thunder storms every afternoon as well. One of the highlights of the trip was partying in Byron with the crew from Brisbane. I met a lot of cool people on this trip and learnt a lot of cool things. Mostly about filming and photography and learnt it takes a lot more hard work than it looks. Respect to all the filmers and photographers out there.

Thanks, Can’t wait to be back riding. Hit Instagram @alexhiam for some more pics !!!

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Alex Hiam update

Hey guys !

I have good news!! If you missed it online,I am stoked to announce I am now riding for Fox Australia. Fox flew me to Melbourne and took me around the whole HQ of fox. I got to meet the whole crew at fox and they all seem super cool. I even caught up with Matt Holmes during the HQ tour ! After meeting everyone at Fox, Mick Sinclair took me to Hosier Lane for a photo shoot the new Summer range catalogue.

My Wrist feels better everyday. I have been smashing my physio everyday, It kills me ,but no pain no gain! Haha . It’s starting to get real hot in Brisbane so I have been swimming a bunch and playing around with my camera & photography again. It’s been good having more activities to do as my wrist gets better. I can finally use my camera again because I got a new Macbook pro. My last one was stolen last month!

Cooper Brownlee put a Gallery up of Myself over the past 8 years. It’s crazy it all feels just like yesterday! Thanks Cooper for capturing all the good times over the years. Check it here.

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Collective Two video

The 2nd instalment for the video project featuring as much of the team as possible and with as much diversity possible…

This one features Zac Miner, Paddy Gross, Dean Anderson, Chris Bracamonte, Nathan Sykes, Jack Kelly, Mick Bayzand, Luke Parker, Clint Millar, Bobbie Altiser,, Mike Brennan, Pete Radivo, Brandon Van Dulken, Cooper Brownlee, Jourdan Barba, Michal Mycek, Stas Shatilo, Liam Marshall, Shuhei Maz Azuma, Alex Hiam and Polly.

Alex Hiam update

Yo Guys !

As you guys may know I am currently off the bike injured recovering from wrist surgery. It’s getting close now to The new year when I can ride again, Im starting to count the days down! I can finally take my wrist splint off now and have been doing a bunch of exercises every hour to get the range of motion back in my wrist. I start strengthening next week when I get a little more movement happening , then I can start Physio after that!

I have been going to the gym everyday and skating here & there. It’s good to get out in the sun and to hang out at the skatepark again. Just keeping it chill on the skateboard just because I do not want to fall on my wrist again. Thanks to Primary Threads for the board they sent me.

It’s getting super hot in Brisbane lately and it’s not even summer yet. But I’m loving the heat!

Keep up to date on my Instagram @alexhiam

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Browns Plains jam on tomorrow

It’s on tomorrow !!

We have teamed up with 99 Bikes at Browns Plains to have a morning out at the new improved park in Browns Plains for a meet & greet with some of the team, our 2015 bikes & have a chilled ride as well. The guys will also be on hand with free posters & stickers. 99 Bikes will have our 2015 range of complete bikes & some parts on display as well. Chris Courtenay, Josh Dove & Millar will be there riding while Alex Hiam & Tom Stretton will be hanging out due to injury. So come on out & have a fun morning on the bike if you’re around.

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Product highlight – 2015 Sweet Tooth V4 Frame

If you’re into Alex Hiam’s riding in his video released yesterday, then you may like to check out his 2015 Sweet Tooth V4 signature frame. It comes in a variety of sizes for all riders out there ranging from an 18″ version through to frames with a top tube of either 19.8″, 20.4″, 20.7″ & 21″. Built to meet Alex’s exact geometry requirements, it’s a technical machine. Check them out in full here or at your nearest Colony dealer now.

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Alex Hiam 2014 video

Filmed over the past year around Australia and the USA. Alex Hiam goes in for his latest video, all came to a halt when he broke his wrist earlier this year but he had a good chunk of clips to work with and this is the end result…

Product highlight – Alex Hiam combo seat

Alex Hiam’s signature combo seat now comes in 2 versions. The original mid version & a fatter version now as well. It’s light weight, strong & now comes in a tougher material covering, just what Alex wanted.

Click here for more info & check them out at a dealer near you now.

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Browns Plains jam with 99 Bikes

We have teamed up with 99 Bikes at Browns Plains to have a morning out at the new improved park in Browns Plains for a meet & greet with some of the team, our 2015 bikes & have a chilled ride as well. The guys will also be on hand with free posters & stickers. 99 Bikes will have our 2015 range of complete bikes & some parts on display as well. Chris Courtenay, Josh Dove & Millar will be there riding while Alex Hiam & Tom Stretton will be hanging out due to injury. So come on out & have a fun morning on the bike if you’re around.

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Alex Hiam update

So the past two weeks have taken for ever, I am pretty limited to what I can do during the days, being stuck in a full arm/wrist cast. I have been hanging out at the skatepark to get some sun and eating a lot haha.

The healing process is going all great and have my next appointment in 2 weeks to get my full arm cast cut to a wrist cast. I can’t wait.

Thanks for the support

Follow me on insta @alexhiam for updates !

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Alex Hiam update

Hey guys, I have surgery this monday to repair my torn cartilage in my wrist. I’m so excited because this means I’m closer to riding my bike everyday again. It took 2 months from when I first did it to now to finally get some answers and to find out I need Surgery, So I’m super excited to start the healing process. My surgeon is one of the best in Brisbane aswell so it’s that’ a little bit of stress of my back.

I am super grateful for the support Colony has given,I wouldn’t of been able to get this surgery Colony. The    medical costs are not cheap.

It’s a boring life with out BMX !! The bright side is I have a lot of free time now to work and Save some $$ for surgery & travel plans – I am planning to fly to France for FISE Contest and England for NASS contest next year.

Also Some great news is we are dropping my new Web Video sometime in september.

Check some pics of what I have been up to over at @alexhiam on instagram.

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Alex Hiam update

Hey guys!

I have some bad news & some good news. Bad news is My MRI results have come back & its confirmed I need surgery on my wrist. It has cartilage damage, so there doing keyhole and fixing it all up! I have a appointment on the 14th with a surgeon on the 14th of August to set a date for surgery. So until then it’s a waiting game !

The good news is my dad has me covered under private health! That means I save $5000 on hospital/surgeon costs for my wrist. When I turned 18 he told me he stopped paying my private so I got my own normal health and the doctor said my insurance wouldn’t cover anything. So he defiantly saved my ass! Thanks dad, very lucky! Lesson learnt – always have private health, it can save ya loads $ !!

I have been loosing my mind not being able to ride, but I have had a lot of hours at the cafe I work at, loving the barista life!! I also have been out exploring a lot spending some time with my canon 600D getting into photography. It’s super fun. I’m at the gym everyday keeping active.

Keep up to date with me over on Instagram @alexhiam. Thanks a lot !!! Can not wait to be back on my bike.

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Alex Hiam update

Hey Guys !!

The last week has flown by. Unfortunately I lost my licence, and have worked close to 40 hours this week at the Cafe. The bright side of the 10km ride to work is In 6 degrees early in the morning it really warms you up like nothing else. I am saving all my work money towards a huge next year to goto all the contests like Fise in france, Nass in england etc, It’s going to be bananas !!

It’s awesome to be back home riding close to everyday again. I have riden a bunch this week in-between work and feeling amazing on my bike. There’s a few videos over on my instagram @alexhiam

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Alex Hiam update

Hey guys,

I just got back from a week in Phuket – Thailand with my sister. My sister & her Boyfriend originally planned to goto one of our close friends wedding in Thailand but unfortunately my sisters boyfriend couldn’t make it.. So like a boss he offered to pay for my flights to thailand to spend with my sister and celebrate our friends wedding. I couldn’t believe it & when I first got to Phuket it was mind blowing. All the scenery and beaches were just like I have seen on postcards.

The people are so nice and genuine there and really make you feel special. It was a crazy experience for me to see how 3rd world countries live. It really makes you grateful for what you have back home. It was cool how cheap everything is over there, for example $5 aud a day to hire mopeds :O !! I loved the food also, so cheap but so tasty and amazing.

The week went so fast because everyday we had something cool planned. One day we got to go out on a Private boat and party and cruise around all the islands around Phuket.

I have attatched Loads of pics of my trip – I hope you get to goto thailand one day, it’s beautiful ..

I am back in Brisbane now and my wrist is all healed up and can’t wait to ride again….

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Alex Hiam update

Hey guys, last week Cooper came out and filmed a lot for my next Colony edit !! Had a really good time catching up with Cooper and stoked with the clips I got.

unfortunately I sprained my wrist when we were filming so I haven’t been able to ride this week!! Lucky I have a nice little Cafe to work at and save $ for when my wrist is better to ride again!!!!

These were a few left over clips we filmed whilst I was up in Brisbane…

D.I.Y in Melbourne (leftovers)

We had a bunch of footage leftover from the D.I.Y project so we put them together with some B-Roll to give you a little more insight into the 3 days in the heat…

Original video…

Alex Hiam Quickie

3 clips of Alex that we weren’t using for current projects but still worth watching…

Alex Hiam update

Hey Guys !!!

Last weekend I road tripped 11 hours inland to a small town called Cunnamulla 840km west of Brisbane with a brand called Freestyle Now. They got Myself, a skater and a scooter rider on board to coach the kids out west how to ride for a day.

On The day of the coaching the whole town was at the local skatepark to meet us . There was only two kids that owned BMX’s so coaching was a little hard so we put more of a demo on rather than coaching. It is crazy how little effort it took us to make these kids day. I let all the kids ride my bike taking turns, And even taught some of them a few beginner tricks. We were handing prizes out all day long and doing games and playing footy, twiggy etc. Anything to make these kids smile…

I had never been out west before so it was such a good experience.. I couldn’t believe how simple these guys live. There is no movie theatres, theme parks or anything. Just the local skatepark, Pub, Foodmarket & that’s about it. They didn’t even know what a IPhone was!!! We Helped also helped clean swear words of the skatepark and did fun games and gave away lots of prizes on that day.

After the show and demo’s the local kids slid a super cool letter under my motel door they wrote up !! I have attached pics of it. I though this was so awesome.I had the best weekend with a really good crew on board and would do it all again!!! Thanks for the good times Shaun Jarvis.

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Alex Hiam footage

Alex scores a few clips within the latest #CLVLND mixtape filmed at his local stomping grounds of Cleveland in Queensland. Everyone shred it so have a watch…

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6 hammer moves from Alex from a recent trip over in California. Loved the opposite downside whip to bars at Vans…

D.I.Y in Melbourne video

I knew of a few drain spots that already existed here in Melbourne so I spent some time fixing up a few along with creating some new spots and then invited some of the guys to come down, stay at my place and ride the spots for 3 days. We had to do this during the middle of summer so that we didn’t get washed away and to be able to build at the spots. This all worked well besides the temperatures going above 40 every day we were out but everyone made it work and had a blast doing so. Here is the video (and photos) from the project, hopefully we get to do another one next summer.

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Coppin it Sweet – mix section

A good chunk of the team have some really good footage in the mix section of Stu Munro’s DVD. You can see more sections right here

Alex Hiam update

Hey guys !!

A week ago I rolled my ankle on a halfcab oppo down whip! It has been x-rayed and it’s clear of fractures which is good ! I should be back on the bike in a another week !! Can’t wait to ride !!

For my spare time I have been working a bunch at a local cafe near mine and I am filming my homie @jettbeatie an edit for something to do!

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