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Post by: hotdog on February 24, 2017, 11:59 AM
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Brian Blyther. Uplands Pipeline. Autumn '85.
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Post by: WINI on February 24, 2017, 12:13 PM
And here he is 27 years later in Cologne, still RAD

(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy339/thewinsta/DSC00892.jpg) (http://s805.photobucket.com/user/thewinsta/media/DSC00892.jpg.html)
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Post by: hotdog on March 04, 2017, 09:44 PM
And another.... same place,a week later. E.F. on 'skinnys'
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Post by: deeman on March 05, 2017, 11:32 AM
Great pics...thanks for sharing. Usually only see pics from KOSP at pipeline  :daumenhoch:
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Post by: hotdog on March 08, 2017, 02:40 PM
A little closer to home. Andy Preston,Ardwick Ramp Centre,Manchester. '82/'83 on a Haro Freestyler.
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Post by: MartyC on March 08, 2017, 02:54 PM
Great pics Ant   :daumenhoch:
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Post by: hotdog on March 08, 2017, 10:41 PM
Thanks.  :daumenhoch: 

You can call me Tim,Marty  ;D
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Post by: MartyC on March 09, 2017, 02:18 PM
Thanks.  :daumenhoch: 

You can call me Tim,Marty  ;D

 :-[ getting you confused with Factorypilot!  I should know your name I've bought t shirts from you in the past  fistblump
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Post by: hotdog on March 11, 2017, 08:20 PM
Mike Dominguez... Privateer. K.O.S. finals. '85
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Rich Sigur. Factory Haro.
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Post by: CustardLips on March 11, 2017, 09:03 PM
Cool pics Tim.  8)  Did you take em ?
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Post by: hotdog on March 11, 2017, 10:33 PM
Yeah,all the photos that I post in this thread are taken by me.
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Post by: MartyC on March 12, 2017, 03:11 AM
Anymore of Andy Preston and the Southport guys?
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Post by: hotdog on March 14, 2017, 06:38 AM
Duncan Holton aka Wurzel (Deathbox Skateboards Pro) on his Skyway TA. Ardwick Ramp Centre,M/cr.
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Post by: hotdog on March 14, 2017, 03:43 PM
Winston Jones on board a Kuwi. 1982/83. M/cr.
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Post by: hotdog on March 17, 2017, 08:42 PM
Fiola. Pipeline.
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Post by: BMX1973 on March 17, 2017, 08:50 PM
Superb action shots  :)
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Post by: MartyC on March 18, 2017, 04:08 AM
Fiola at Pipeline is an awesome shot
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Post by: griff on March 18, 2017, 09:10 AM
 :4_17_5: more great pics!
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Post by: hotdog on March 19, 2017, 10:23 AM
Brian Blyther drawin' a crowd..
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Post by: hotdog on April 06, 2017, 04:52 PM
Mike D. '85
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Post by: PHIL9HUF on April 11, 2017, 11:55 PM
All ace them Tim thanks for taking and sharing them  :daumenhoch:
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Post by: hotdog on May 09, 2017, 07:27 PM
Andy Preston. Kwik Save car park 1/4 pipe session. Stockport 1983/4. White Quadangle.
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Post by: CustardLips on May 09, 2017, 07:45 PM
Great pic Tim... proper northern backdrop.  :daumenhoch:
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Post by: MartyC on May 11, 2017, 01:08 PM
Andy Preston. Kwik Save car park 1/4 pipe session. Stockport 1983/4. White Quadangle.
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Rad!  Been to that car park a few times!
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Post by: hotdog on May 24, 2017, 12:04 PM
Fiola Tabletop...
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Post by: hotdog on May 24, 2017, 12:05 PM
Blyther Highest Air...
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Post by: hotdog on May 24, 2017, 12:08 PM
Me doin' a bit. '84 on a GT Performer
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Post by: hotdog on February 20, 2018, 09:30 AM
Mike Dominguez.540. Uplands.
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Privateer.
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Duncan Holton. Ardwick '82/3.
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Post by: hotdog on February 20, 2018, 09:44 AM
Fiola. Re-entry.
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Fiola. Can-Can.
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Post by: hotdog on February 20, 2018, 09:49 AM
The 'Big-Hitters'
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Post by: hotdog on February 20, 2018, 11:32 PM
Blyther over the Hip
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Dominguez No footer Can-Can
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Post by: pickle on February 21, 2018, 07:25 AM
superb pictures mate, thanks for putting them up  :4_17_5:
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Post by: hotdog on March 25, 2018, 10:08 PM
So the year's 1983,a time  when 'night manouvres' with your mates for ramp building materials were prolific. A weekend's work and we had ourselves a jump ramp and a trick ramp for months of fun....
My mate Chad on the GT/jump ramp and me on the Ripper/kickturn ramp.
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Post by: hotdog on March 25, 2018, 10:29 PM
Managed to get a shot of this Dyno factory rider blasting 'round the bowl on a sidehack bmx (with his buddy piloting) and backflipping over the fence!
Pipeline,Sept. 85.
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Post by: hotdog on April 15, 2018, 09:11 AM
M/cr City Council parks demo. Platt Fields Summer '84.
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Post by: hotdog on April 15, 2018, 09:17 AM
A year later. St.Peter's Square,Manchester.
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Post by: hotdog on April 15, 2018, 09:22 AM
Summer of '83. National Garden Show,Liverpool.  Masquerading in Torker colours on a sketchy 1/4 pipe.
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Post by: griff on April 15, 2018, 09:35 AM
 :4_17_5: love this thread
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Post by: oldschoolace on April 15, 2018, 10:20 AM
Can't believe I've missed thia thread. Fantastic pics. Loving the Stockport quick save one.
Tim, would be great if you have any more amateur back yard stuff for the we were Rad book?
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Post by: hotdog on April 15, 2018, 11:55 AM
Here you go Clint...
Ramp endo
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The 'old favourite'
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A ghostly 540 kickturn at the bottom of the drive
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Post by: hotdog on April 15, 2018, 12:15 PM
Brian Gaffney kickturn. Diamond Back
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Jonathon Chadwick GT.  Fly-off ramp
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Post by: hotdog on May 06, 2018, 08:23 AM
Quite a few pros turned up to watch the finals at the Pipeline including these two..
Fred Blood failing to get to grips with Rich Alison's  GT Pro Performer
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Windy Osborn getting ready to capture the action
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Rich Alison
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Post by: hotdog on May 06, 2018, 08:35 AM
Some british stuff for ya..
Craig Campbell at the Sobell Centre,London
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Post by: hotdog on May 06, 2018, 08:44 AM
Bob Osborn,on his way back from Paris,shooting this Skyway rider at Southsea skatepark. '83/'84.
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Post by: MartyC on May 06, 2018, 02:23 PM
Quality work Tim :daumenhoch:
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Post by: hotdog on May 07, 2018, 07:27 AM
Quality work Tim :daumenhoch:
It's all part of the service  ;)
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Post by: QUADROPHENIA on May 07, 2018, 07:56 AM


Awesome
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Post by: ollysth on May 12, 2018, 05:27 PM
Superb photos fistblump
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Post by: hotdog on June 17, 2018, 10:52 PM
A few 'randoms'...
West Coast Show n Swap meet,Vancouver 2015
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Post by: hotdog on June 17, 2018, 10:56 PM
A couple of photo sessions from 2007/8 with Mike Pardon at Ramp City,Blackpool & the Bruntwood Park track,Stockport..
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Post by: hotdog on June 17, 2018, 11:09 PM
From last years trip to Rainer's near Stuttgart,Germany.
The first thing we saw when we looked in the shop window!
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Post by: hotdog on June 17, 2018, 11:13 PM
Messin' around '84..
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Post by: hotdog on June 18, 2018, 07:25 AM
Somehow I persuaded the parents to replace the greenhouse with this..
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Post by: McQUEEN on June 18, 2018, 07:44 AM
Awesome photos.....seeing the pipeline photos, you forget how brave these guys were....
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Post by: stuntmaster on June 28, 2018, 06:28 AM
great pics
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Post by: MartyC on June 28, 2018, 01:01 PM
Hey Tim, is Pike Mardon still living in Perth, Australia?
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Post by: oldschoolace on June 28, 2018, 01:06 PM
Somehow I persuaded the parents to replace the greenhouse with this..

Wow, judging from the steels, that looks purpose built rather than ghetto! where did they get it from Tim?
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Post by: hotdog on June 28, 2018, 10:31 PM
Hey Tim, is Pike Mardon still living in Perth, Australia?
He's been up in Geraldton for the last 4 years.
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Post by: hotdog on June 28, 2018, 10:46 PM
Somehow I persuaded the parents to replace the greenhouse with this..

Wow, judging from the steels, that looks purpose built rather than ghetto! where did they get it from Tim?
That half-pipe originally came from Southport skatepark (late seventies) then made it's way to the top of the start hill at Chorley BMX track and eventually to mine around 1983 for the grand sum of £50. It came surfaced in knackered fibreglass panels so I ripped that off and bolted timber across the width followed by a layer of ply and added a vert extension one side and a platform on the other. Happy days!
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Post by: hotdog on August 31, 2018, 11:16 PM
Neil Ruffell. Sobell Centre. '85 I think..
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Post by: factory pilot on September 01, 2018, 10:10 AM
Tim, this surely has to be one of the greatest RAD threads of all time! Thanks so much for posting these up!
As Clint said before ( Oldschoolace) I hope you’d be interested in allowing us to use some of your amazing  U.K. pics in our “We Were Rad”  Book?
Thanks for posting again Tim... just awesome  :4_17_5:
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Post by: hotdog on September 03, 2018, 08:49 AM
Tim, this surely has to be one of the greatest RAD threads of all time! Thanks so much for posting these up!
As Clint said before ( Oldschoolace) I hope you’d be interested in allowing us to use some of your amazing  U.K. pics in our “We Were Rad”  Book?
Thanks for posting again Tim... just awesome  :4_17_5:
Easy Tiger,you're making me blush!  ;D  Seriously though,I appreciate all the great comments on this thread.  :daumenhoch:
I've spoken to Clint and he's good to go regarding using these photos. Doing a book's a great idea. Can't wait to see it published.
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Post by: griff on September 03, 2018, 04:01 PM
Agreed this is one of my favourite threads on here - easy to miss it by the unassuming thread title though

Should probably rename it to 'Tim's fooking awesome pics from BITD' or something

Fantastic
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Post by: factory pilot on September 03, 2018, 05:10 PM
Tim, this surely has to be one of the greatest RAD threads of all time! Thanks so much for posting these up!
As Clint said before ( Oldschoolace) I hope you’d be interested in allowing us to use some of your amazing  U.K. pics in our “We Were Rad”  Book?
Thanks for posting again Tim... just awesome  :4_17_5:
Easy Tiger,you're making me blush!  ;D  Seriously though,I appreciate all the great comments on this thread.  :daumenhoch:
I've spoken to Clint and he's good to go regarding using these photos. Doing a book's a great idea. Can't wait to see it published.

Nice one Tim and thanks again bro .. seriously RAD thread  :4_17_5:
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Post by: MartyC on September 11, 2018, 01:53 PM
Tim, this surely has to be one of the greatest RAD threads of all time! Thanks so much for posting these up!
As Clint said before ( Oldschoolace) I hope you’d be interested in allowing us to use some of your amazing  U.K. pics in our “We Were Rad”  Book?
Thanks for posting again Tim... just awesome  :4_17_5:
Easy Tiger,you're making me blush!  ;D  Seriously though,I appreciate all the great comments on this thread.  :daumenhoch:
I've spoken to Clint and he's good to go regarding using these photos. Doing a book's a great idea. Can't wait to see it published.

Nice one Tim and thanks again bro .. seriously RAD thread  :4_17_5:

It certainly is!  :4_17_5:
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Post by: hotdog on September 12, 2018, 05:48 PM
Wilkerson...
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Post by: hotdog on October 12, 2018, 03:18 PM
This has to be one of my favourite photos I've ever taken. First visit to Uplands Pipeline skatepark,Brian Blyther shows up,smooth as silk.... what a day!
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Post by: hotdog on October 12, 2018, 03:25 PM
More backyard trick-ramp fun...
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Post by: hotdog on October 12, 2018, 03:35 PM
Tube socks 'n Vans Style 36 in '84 on the Pro Performer...
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Post by: hotdog on October 12, 2018, 03:49 PM
Eventually something had to give. Snapped Renthals. 1983.
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Post by: hotdog on October 12, 2018, 03:54 PM
First bike. Frame Stand on the Sentinel Scorpion. 1981/2.
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Post by: donnydresser on October 18, 2018, 10:27 AM
back to the top bump explosion
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Post by: MartyC on October 20, 2018, 05:07 AM
First bike. Frame Stand on the Sentinel Scorpion. 1981.

I had a red one of those Tim...

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Post by: hotdog on October 20, 2018, 07:07 AM
You're 'stylin' in the Vans 95's too! I always knew you were a man of good taste,Marty.  8)
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Post by: hotdog on November 12, 2018, 09:07 PM
So the year is 1981,I'm sixteen & still heavily into skateboarding and only aware of the upcoming phenomenon that is BMX through reading Trials & Motocross News....
 Until I bump into a neighbourhood kid riding a red Sentinel Scorpion TX with yellow Skyways. I COULD NOT  believe my eyes. fat/skinny tyres,mag wheels,Kashimax MX seat,Tange TX1200 forks and a mangalloy frame. I had to have one.
Two weeks later and I get a phone call from my older brother that worked on Deansgate in Manchester,where all the motobike dealers were. In the window of ACE Motocycles was a blue & yellow Scorpion SX complete with a Suntour Holeshot derailleur,
on sale for £99. I had to have it! I had £100 in premium bonds and to my total surprise my parents agreed to let me cash 'em in.
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What's the first thing you do when the bike's taken out of the van? You stick your brother's Bell Moto 3 on and see how she handles!
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Post by: hotdog on November 12, 2018, 09:13 PM
continued....

First trick to learn had to be the Curb Endo!
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Post by: hotdog on November 12, 2018, 09:20 PM
Pretty soon all kinds of shops started stocking bmx bikes,from Halfords to small,local car parts/accessories dealers and even Antique dealers! Case in point was Curbishleys Antiques on the A6 heading out of Stockport. He stocked Redline and Kuwahara 'completes' and gave over one half of his shop windows to display them. The carpark at the rear was where we set up a jump ramp...
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Putting the Scorpion through her paces!
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Post by: dancetothedrummersbeat on November 12, 2018, 10:49 PM
Amazing stuff Tim. I’m working with Clint & Ant to produce the ‘We Were RAD’ book. Some of these are defo going to feature. RAD  fistblump
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Post by: hotdog on November 15, 2018, 05:33 PM
A couple more from the Bob Osborne photo-shoot at Southsea skatepark...
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Post by: hotdog on November 23, 2018, 11:06 AM
Staying on a Skyway note. 1984. Ardwick Sports Centre. I couldn't resist a 'blast' on Redline John's Skyway TA.
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Post by: hotdog on November 25, 2018, 12:45 PM
Ken Coster very kindly giving us a tour of the Skyway factory. Sept. '15. Redding Ca.
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Post by: hotdog on December 14, 2018, 01:49 PM
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I rode the Scorpion for about 12-18 months before,one day, a mate's dad backed over it in his drive. To say I was gutted was an understatement. With the bike not insured and no money the chances of getting a replacement looked bleak. That's when my older brother stepped in and said that he'd lend me the £300 for the new bike. Result !
Being an avid reader of Bicycle Motocross Action since '81 there was only one bike for me. A phone call to Surrey Skateboards and a custom-order ball burnished PK Ripper was placed.
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Post by: hotdog on December 14, 2018, 01:50 PM
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To quote BMX Action... this bike was "dialed" ! Everything about it met my expectations. The frame geometry was perfect. The Landing Gear forks were insane! Blue coaster Skyways,Maxy Cross cranks,Shimano DX pedals,blue anno Suntour stem,Elina Lightning Bolt seat,DC MX1000's and Renthal bars with Oakley .5 grips.
I was now set for learning some serious freestyle.
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Post by: oldschoolace on December 14, 2018, 02:03 PM
Great ramp shop Tim  :daumenhoch:

Dont forget the wewererad book if you unearth any more gems mate  ;)
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Post by: hotdog on December 14, 2018, 02:16 PM
No worries Clint  :daumenhoch:
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Post by: hotdog on December 14, 2018, 02:19 PM
A cellar shot of my younger brother's Nishiki through the PK Ripper..
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Post by: hotdog on December 14, 2018, 02:22 PM
With homemade camo lever and seat covers..
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Post by: hotdog on December 19, 2018, 08:06 PM
This is a photo from a demo/bmx fun day we did in '85 with M/cr city council's recreational services dept with a view to building a permanent facility. The place was a disused field called Tweedle HIll Tip in Blackley,north Manchester. We set up a temporary bmx track using hay bails and plywood tabletop jumps for the local kids and supplied a dozen low-end bmx bikes for them to use for free for the day. A great turnout with the kids having a blast,only to be interupted that afternoon by a protest by the kid's mothers saying that they would fight the proposal of a bmx track being built there! Much to the embarrassment of their off-spring that were riding that day. You couldn't make it up.  ;D
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Post by: PHIL9HUF on January 25, 2019, 01:29 AM
Thanks Tim awesome pics again  :daumenhoch:
Ardwick was ace went a few times Sunday afternoons with my mates  :daumenhoch:
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Post by: hotdog on January 26, 2019, 11:56 AM
As you all remember,you would ride your bike every spare minute of every day.  Framewhip in '84 on an 84 GT Pro Performer.
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Post by: hotdog on January 27, 2019, 10:04 AM
I took these shots of Winston Jones around 1983 after  a coaching session that me and Winston  ran for M/cr City Council at the Wythenshawe Forum for the local kids during the holidays. The ramps were designed and marketed by Andy Preston's dad. The council bought two of them straight away.
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Post by: Taipan on January 27, 2019, 10:19 AM
Awesome pic's!  :daumenhoch: love this thread keep em coming fella  :daumenhoch:
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Post by: bob1984bmx on January 29, 2019, 07:50 PM
Riders wearing Haro look the nuts!  :slayer:
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Post by: hotdog on January 31, 2019, 03:58 AM
A couple more shots from that Sunday session at Kwik Save car park,Stockport in '83/84.
Mike Pardon on a Raleigh Pro Burner...
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Post by: deeman on January 31, 2019, 04:38 AM
This thread keeps on giving....Such an important era, when race bikes were adapted for freestyle....such a lot went on in 84 when you look back (no pun intended!).
We are very lucky that people like you thought to document those times and are able to share them now... :daumenhoch:
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Post by: hotdog on February 26, 2019, 04:51 AM
Mike Dominguez. Pipeline.
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Post by: hotdog on February 26, 2019, 04:56 AM
Blyther divebombin'.
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Post by: hotdog on February 26, 2019, 05:00 AM
... and a one-footed Can-Can.
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Post by: factory pilot on February 26, 2019, 03:47 PM
Thanks for sharing ... love these pics .. just awesome  :4_17_5:
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Post by: hotdog on March 02, 2019, 09:29 AM
A few more from the session at the Wythenshawe Forum...
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Post by: hotdog on March 09, 2019, 11:39 AM
Rich Sigur gettin' technical..
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Post by: MartyC on March 10, 2019, 04:20 AM
Fantastic pics; this thread just keeps getting better  :4_17_5:
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Post by: hotdog on March 11, 2019, 07:39 AM
And another Rich moment..
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Post by: PHIL9HUF on March 15, 2019, 12:45 AM
Proper  :daumenhoch:
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Post by: hotdog on March 21, 2019, 05:21 PM
Winston Jones. Wthenshawe Forum,Manchester.
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Post by: hotdog on March 30, 2019, 11:12 AM
Grab that front tyre!
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Post by: hotdog on March 30, 2019, 11:20 AM
Stylin'...
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Post by: hotdog on March 30, 2019, 11:21 AM
During practice..
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Post by: hotdog on April 05, 2019, 08:04 PM
Tinker Juarez ,in the red baseball cap, showed up to the finals. Is that Andy Patterson next to him?
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Post by: hotdog on April 26, 2019, 11:59 AM
1984 and I rode this GT Pro Performer for a year, with the very early 1st Gen Pro Performer bars courtesy of the U.K. importers and VSS Bmx in Stretford,Manchester.
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Post by: hotdog on April 26, 2019, 12:01 PM
Demo-ing at Platt Fields park,Manchester in '84
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Post by: hotdog on May 03, 2019, 08:59 PM
The last two of Winston Jones at the Forum summer sessions in Wythemshawe
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Post by: hotdog on May 07, 2019, 08:17 AM
'Redline' John at Warrington skatepark. September 2011.
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Post by: MartyC on May 15, 2019, 02:03 PM
'Redline' John at Warrington skatepark. September 2011.
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Cheekythirtysix?
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Post by: hotdog on May 15, 2019, 11:07 PM
'Redline' John at Warrington skatepark. September 2011.
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Cheekythirtysix?
Yup.
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Post by: hotdog on May 26, 2019, 10:58 PM
'Cheeky'  @ Platt Fields,Manchester 2010..
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Post by: hotdog on May 31, 2019, 04:43 PM
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Post by: hotdog on June 13, 2019, 09:43 PM
Glen. Lookback. From an old Radbmx Lock-in at Creation in Birmingham..
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Post by: Badbaldie on July 28, 2019, 08:51 PM
Creation ... is this the lock in  "AEROSTYLE" ORGANISED ?
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Post by: hotdog on July 28, 2019, 09:04 PM
Creation ... is this the lock in  "AEROSTYLE" ORGANISED ?
Yup,that's the one.
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Post by: hotdog on August 07, 2019, 08:31 PM
Tinker Juarez chatting to Steve & Micke Alba (Santa Cruz Skateboards pros) at the Pipeline,Ca.
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Post by: hotdog on August 07, 2019, 08:40 PM
The Resevoir at the Pipeline. Part of the park that's rarely seen in photos. Often used for 'banked slalom' comps BITD..
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Post by: hotdog on August 17, 2019, 02:47 PM
Haro's Tony Murray competing in the Sponsored Ams contest at The Pipeline...
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Post by: hotdog on August 17, 2019, 03:04 PM
Rich Sigur,close-up...
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Post by: TEAMSANO on August 18, 2019, 10:50 AM
thanks for sharing, pics were awesome!
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Post by: hotdog on August 27, 2019, 08:52 AM
A bit closer to home now. I took these early to mid eighties shots during a session at Stiffneck's ramp,close to Alan's original shop in Hindley near Wigan.
Tony Holland (rode Robinson for Alan) with a knarley backside edger!
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From right to left.. Alan Woods,Andy Minshall (Torker Freestyle team), Craig Burrows (Torker Race team) and Tony Holland.
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Post by: hotdog on September 11, 2019, 09:32 AM
In the spring of 1985 I got the go-ahead from my boss at Manchester City Council to build a state of the art half-pipe in one of the squash courts at the Ardwick Sports Centre. I'd already acquired the ramp plans from the U.S. the year before so we were all set to make the leap from home-made backyard ramps to a pro-rated vert ramp.
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Post by: in2bmx on September 11, 2019, 10:04 AM
Awesome Pics   :coolsmiley: 

Keep them coming  :4_17_5:
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Post by: hotdog on September 13, 2019, 09:30 PM
Into the 90's and some of you on here may remember the 'lock-ins' at Bones Skatepark in Stockport. 
This is what happened when myself and Dave Arnold (ex Robinson for Alans) got our hands on a pile of wood...
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Post by: hotdog on October 04, 2019, 06:52 PM
A couple of years and a couple of skateparks later.
Manchester's aptly named Pipeline Skatepark in Ancoats...
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Post by: hotdog on October 04, 2019, 06:59 PM
It featured on the cover of Ride's March 1999 issue ...
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Post by: monkian on October 05, 2019, 09:36 AM
Awesome thread
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Post by: hotdog on October 26, 2019, 04:48 PM
More skatepark madness.
Bolton,built a year after the success of Bones Stockport...
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Post by: hotdog on November 03, 2019, 12:12 PM
A trip to the Vans factory in Orange,Ca. with Mike Carruth of BMXPlus magazine. Sept. '85
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Post by: PHIL9HUF on November 08, 2019, 12:01 AM
Love all these pics Tim :daumenhoch:
I think the thread needs a new name  :LolLolLolLol:
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Post by: hotdog on December 19, 2019, 08:26 PM
On our way back from The Pipeline we just had to call in at the legendary Val Surf store on the corner of Central & Foothill..
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Post by: hunterdubber on December 26, 2019, 08:57 AM
ABSOLUTE CLASS THRED ,TIM  8)

Love coming back to this,time again, to see what you've added  :smitten:
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Post by: hotdog on December 30, 2019, 06:37 PM
Aug. '84
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Post by: hotdog on January 25, 2020, 01:53 PM
My Pipeline Skatepark membership card... my surname 'lost in translation'
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Post by: hotdog on January 25, 2020, 02:02 PM
1984 and a time before the internet was invented and I was buying U.S. BMX videos from the states and getting them converted so they would play on british tv,an expensive 'do' at the time. This is a letter from Jeanne Hoffman asking me for missing credit card details for a King of the Skateparks video I'd bought from them. They sent it before I'd even paid for it... very trusting.
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Post by: BMX1973 on January 31, 2020, 05:12 PM
Great read.  8) Top stuff.  :daumenhoch:
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Post by: hotdog on February 23, 2020, 02:58 PM
From last May's 2nd Annual CanAm National BMX Collectors Showcase held in Vancouver,Canada...
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Post by: hotdog on February 23, 2020, 03:11 PM
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Post by: Picklez on February 23, 2020, 08:03 PM
Love this thread, one of my favourites, thanks for keeping it alive  :4_17_5:
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Post by: hotdog on April 01, 2020, 09:51 PM
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Post by: hotdog on April 19, 2020, 07:00 PM
Redline V-bar. Santa Cruz a couple of years ago..
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Post by: hotdog on April 19, 2020, 07:06 PM
Huntington Beach Pier 2018..
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Post by: Quadog on April 19, 2020, 07:19 PM
Love it  :D :D :D
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Post by: hotdog on April 19, 2020, 07:28 PM
Beer stop with the Vancouver locals. Stanley Park 2018..
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Post by: hotdog on April 19, 2020, 07:45 PM
Mike Pardon gettin' tricky (& pullin' faces) on his 3-Bar Pro-Am beach cruiser. Perth. 2011.
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Post by: hotdog on May 16, 2020, 04:15 PM
Backyard endo.. 1983
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Post by: hotdog on May 16, 2020, 04:19 PM
Mike Pardon just sent me these 'before & after' pics of his newly restored BMX BEAT trophy...
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Post by: hotdog on May 25, 2020, 07:32 PM
The annual 4130 Subway 'Follow the Monkey' ride. Oceanside,Ca.  2018...
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Post by: hotdog on May 25, 2020, 07:39 PM
If you're visiting San Francisco with your bike then head on up Haight Street to the Golden Gate park,through the park and hang a right and you'll eventually hit the Golden Gate bridge from the 'back' side.
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Post by: hotdog on June 04, 2020, 08:14 PM
View from across the Combi-Pool to the full-pipe at Uplands,Ca.
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Post by: hotdog on June 04, 2020, 08:39 PM
That Pro Performer I rode in '84 for a year handled great...
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Post by: hotdog on June 14, 2020, 02:09 PM
A couple of the vids I bought mail order from the States in '84...
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Post by: hotdog on July 16, 2020, 08:21 PM
Olds Cool...
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Post by: BMX1973 on July 19, 2020, 12:29 PM
That's a cool Pad  8)
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Post by: hotdog on August 06, 2020, 05:24 PM
Definately my favourite rider of the eighties...
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Post by: hotdog on August 06, 2020, 05:41 PM
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Post by: hotdog on August 13, 2020, 11:48 AM
MK's past...
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Post by: Bob_Acid on August 14, 2020, 05:04 PM
Keep them coming 👍
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Post by: hotdog on September 16, 2020, 12:17 PM
More from that unforgettable trip to Rainer's Bike Shop in Germany in 2017....
BMX heaven
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Post by: hotdog on September 16, 2020, 12:21 PM
Dieter,our host that day but sadly no longer with us..
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Post by: hotdog on September 16, 2020, 12:22 PM
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Amazing pics. Drooling over all of em.
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Post by: hotdog on September 22, 2020, 02:14 PM
Sid Salisbury st the Sobell Centre,Islington...
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Akela Peter Hawkins on the mic...
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Post by: ollysth on September 22, 2020, 05:25 PM
 fistblump love it
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