Archive Of April 2016 - Colony BMX
Yo guys ! It’s been another crazy 2 months… I have been riding and Filming non stop with my buddies. I have had a couple of friends stay at my house to film and ride so I have been really productive lately.
Whilst filming for my new project I shot some more photos with a local Photographer Henry Harbeck to release when the Edit goes online. Most Likey a 4-5 minute video Exclusive to DIGBMX.com along with a photo gallery. It is all finished Just getting it Edited up now.
Towards the End of March I flew to Sydney for a week to see Rapper Kendrick Lamar play and Film more clips with my friend Ben Norris for my new Video .. Was a super fun week. it was my Third time in Sydney This year !!
@BakosPhoto from ENDLESS MAG was in Brisbane from UK so i met up with him and shot a couple of pictures while he was in town.
At the start of April I flew to Melbourne for a week For a FOX Athlete camp. Fox flew all the Fox athletes from all sports together and we filmed and shot photos for the new Range. I got to go wake Boarding and Down hill Biking which was sweet. The point was to catch up with the rest of the FOX family,athletes and Staff, and educate us on FOX’s direction and vision for the future. Super excited to be apart of it all…
After I got home, Mid March I had my friend 15 year old friend Ben stay at mine for a week to finish filming for my next edit. We rode the streets and skateparks all day everyday was super productive and fun to show the homie around Brisbane. Its amazing how Young and smart & talented he is. We also Filmed a Video at the indoor skatepark at The Village which be online this week. Was a treat to have some creative young vibes around . Stoked on the Creative stuff we filmed. Ben also came down to film the Jam I held at a local skatepark in brisbane .. The video will be online soon.
16 april Myself and my best friend Boyd Hilder Held another Jam at Moray field skatepark. We called it Why Not Again ( first one was WHY NOT JAM ) after how great our first Jam was last month the council got in contact with us and offered to support us to do more. So we organised it as soon as we could, Got in Contact with all our awesome sponsors and local riders n got the word out. There was over 100+ riders and more than the first jam … It was such a awesome day, We are both learning a lot from holding these jams. Hyped to be able to get every one together, and have such a positive Effect on the scene in Australia. Thanks to everyone that supports BMX.
After the Jam I flew to Canberra ACT to attend in Australias biggest BMX event ” Back Bone BMX ACT JAM ” Last year I couldn’t make it because I ruptured My spleen….. This year I was stoked to make it there.
Unfortunately I rolled my ankle the day before the event. It sucks But I was lucky I was still there, surrounded around so many awesome humans…. Such a wicked weekend It makes so Grateful to be apart of a rad sport.
Now I’m Back home in Brisbane for the next month. I am feeling really good. Super Sore from constant 3 months filming and travelling, But it’s all so worth it. Im super Proud of what I have accomplished and Motivated to save some money to travel in a couple of months . I’m going to be focusing on my health and saving some travel money the next month Before I leave for USA – ENGLAND – CHINA for the rest of the year.
Hope this finds you happy and healthy. For the ones that follow me on Instagram you know I am doing my thing as usual, mostly working, hanging with my girl and #frontbrakebrethren. I recently took a trip back to the lovely Midwest of the USA and met up with a few amazing people to ride with including teammate, friend and good human Bobbie Altiser. I flew into Chicago and we drove 4 hours up to St. Louis, Missouri to hit up the Ramp Riders Indoor park. This park definitely leaves all options open when it comes to lines and all sorts of ramps. Most of us got stuck with riding the street spine and everyone had a blast. Towards the end of Saturday we all enjoyed the Bobbie Altiser and TJ Henderson backwards spine session and I still don’t understand what actually happed. Amazing! On sunday we took a trip to the northern side of St.Louis to ride at the Skate Church! WOW! This is has been by far one of the most unique places I’ve ever ridden and also one of the best Miniramps. The church was build in 1865 and one of the first German Catholic Churches west of the mississippi. Truly amazing to be able to ride my bike at a place like this. Just think about all the thoughts that has been brought to this place in the last 151 years… Thanks again to @sk8liborius for letting us having a memorable day at your church. Give him a follow and make a donation if you like. This place is one of a kind and a lot of hard work to keep it as amazing as it is.
We ended up with a amazing all day session including @mattloughbmx @davidraybuseman @danxhylton @billy_woodfin @hicknarkinsbmx @twobraketony @murderbike and myself.
Everyone was seriously shredding this place to pieces and thanks to Tony Loconte (@twobraketony) and Jarrod Glasgow (@murderbike) we have Photos/Edit from this amazing weekend.Check the clip below to see for yourself and check the photos on Instagram.
Thanks to everyone I mentioned in here for making me feel so welcome, let me crash at their places and showing me around St. Louis and Chicago. This has been my second time in the Midwest ever since the Baco jam 2015 and it gets better everytime I go. You guys are truly good hearted humans and friends. You made this trip unforgettable thank you! Love you all and see you again soon!
Hope you enjoyed the read, the photos and the clip. Thanks to Colony for keeping my ride dialed and Etnies for keeping my feet comfy.
Do your thing!
Nathan Sykes, Anthony Napolitan and Victor Salazar visited Sanctuary rest and ride prior to throwing a jam at Mosqueda bike park in Fresno CA. While at sanctuary they were able to visit Yosemite and ride an amazing skatepark in a neighboring mountain town.
The jam was an amazing, all the locals were in high spirits and killing it, on the way home the guys stopped in Visalia to get a few lines in
and heaps of locals turned out for the session, It was a real good session.
Filmed and edited by Chris Bracamonte.
Polly gets in a session at Lilydale park in Melbourne whilst giving you a look at his current ride.
Another collection of recent clips from some of the teams Instagram accounts…
New Zealand’s Liam Marshall sent over a few photos of his current ride, stacked with Colony product…
Colony Monash 20.8
Colony Guardian fork
Colony 24/7 bars
Colony Squareback stem
Colony 22 cranks
Colony CC sprocket 25t
Colony Wasp hubs
Colony Pinnacle & Pintour rims
Colony Alex hiam seat/post combo
Colony Fantastic Plastic pedals
With such a large team spread across the globe it can be hard to catch everything from the guys. So we compiled some of the clips from the crew over the past week.
I’ve been back on the bike for almost a month now and while still feeling quite rusty after my time off the bike, I’m loving being back on the bike and back out riding with my friends, I’ve filmed a couple of clips here and there for my next web video and some for a bike check video Cooper and myself are working on so keep an eye out for that!
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Ben Thompson resides in Townsville, QLD and spends his time coming up with some super creative moves at his local park. Check his new video for some prime examples. Thanks to Bicycle Centre Townsville for helping him out with product.
Filmed by Kaleb Doyle / Edited by Ben Thompson.