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Old School BMX 1980 - 1988 => Old School Freestyle (frame stands and kickturns galore!) => Topic started by: Flatcap on July 16, 2008, 08:39 PM

Title: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on July 16, 2008, 08:39 PM
Here's a couple of forgotten men of freestyle for you...who is yours.

UK - Nick Jefferies

US - Donovan Ritter - he was a rad mo fo was Ritter but you never hear his name mentioned much these days.

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: DJ on July 16, 2008, 09:27 PM
UK-  Craig Campbell

USA - Mike Dominguez

We NEVER hear enough about these guys on here do we?!!!  ;)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: PHIPPSIO on July 16, 2008, 09:53 PM
Jess Dyrenforth - underrated

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on July 16, 2008, 10:44 PM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Dark Diggler on July 16, 2008, 10:46 PM
Bof
Hunterdubber





Done
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: potstu on July 16, 2008, 11:04 PM
Mason Smith

..cant remember who he rode for, think I caught a demo he did with the US skyway team in 85 ?? could be wrong
 
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 16, 2008, 11:18 PM

Steven Laidlaw...

he was an Amazing vert rider in the 80's!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: jedi on July 16, 2008, 11:20 PM
mason runs customriders!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on July 16, 2008, 11:41 PM
I was just gonna say that.  Mason is a miniramp god, he ruled the roost through the 90s along with one or two others   :)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 16, 2008, 11:43 PM

Gregg Guilotte too!!  ;)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Sean 2000 on July 17, 2008, 12:12 AM
Ron Wilton

Mike Buff

RL Osborne
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 17, 2008, 12:15 AM
Ron Wilton

I remember that name?? us rider??
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: sean on July 17, 2008, 12:34 AM
Ron Wilton

I remember that name?? us rider??


Yep. He did a one hand one foot x up kick turn on the trick ramp. called the.... Wilton
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 17, 2008, 01:14 AM
Mark Atkins
Gary Henderson
Paul Gerlach
Paul Zak
Karl Denton
Ollie Matthews
Jason Webb
Simon Kefford
Paul Hudson
Neil Stevens

Dave Nourie
Scott Freeman
Dennis Langlais
Martin Aparijo
Fred Blood

I'll think of some more soon...
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: MartyC on July 17, 2008, 01:20 AM
John Povah  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Longun on July 17, 2008, 01:28 AM
Eric Steele
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 17, 2008, 01:40 AM
Neville Potts
Simon Smith
Nick Martin
Alan Sibley
Andy Brown
Lincoln Blacksley
Phil Dolan
Jamie Morley
Tony McKenzie
Jason Lunn
Fergus Heron
Scott Carroll
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: RADHAB on July 17, 2008, 08:11 AM
Dean Rush (F**cking mental)

Joe (First 2 whip air) Johnson

Bob Kohl (half spin bars to fully clicked lookback FFS!)

Stephen Prantl (Vert Abubacas and founder of We The People)

Ollie Matthews (Big Big Airs!)

Brian Wills (So Innovative)





Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stumpy on July 17, 2008, 08:45 AM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:


Rob was this the guy who used to hang out in Alpine action in Notting Hill? Was in BMX action bike with another guy, both in Haro gear doing tailwhips? Feature on the first Potts mod bolts.

Also
Chris Young
Rob Bell
Paul Davies? (Pikey)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 12:23 PM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:


Rob was this the guy who used to hang out in Alpine action in Notting Hill? Was in BMX action bike with another guy, both in Haro gear doing tailwhips? Feature on the first Potts mod bolts.

Also
Chris Young
Rob Bell
Paul Davies? (Pikey)


(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/BMX%20Action%20Bike/abmx39.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: SaMAlex on July 17, 2008, 12:36 PM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:
Rob was this the guy who used to hang out in Alpine action in Notting Hill? Was in BMX action bike with another guy, both in Haro gear doing tailwhips? Feature on the first Potts mod bolts.


I was in Alpine once and one of those 2 tailwhip guys was in there fixing his bike. I dont know which one, just someone I was with said it was. How cool is that, "Wesyway" on his Haro Pants!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: SaMAlex on July 17, 2008, 12:40 PM
I was just gonna say that.  Mason is a miniramp god, he ruled the roost through the 90s along with one or two others   :)

Mason was at the RAD Xmas session at Creation last year. He was kickin it on the mini! Still so good!



John Povah  :daumenhoch:
He may be a forgotten rider but the shoe is on the other foot now!  :LolLolLolLol:
(He is the Enties BMX Team Manager, and still rides)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 01:28 PM
Here's a couple of forgotten men of freestyle for you...who is yours.

UK - Nick Jefferies

US - Donovan Ritter - he was a rad mo fo was Ritter but you never hear his name mentioned much these days.

Daz.  :daumenhoch:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/donrit01.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/donrit02.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 01:30 PM
Ron Wilton

Mike Buff

RL Osborne

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/ronwil01.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/ronwil02.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/ronwil03.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 01:32 PM
Ron Wilton

Mike Buff

RL Osborne

Check out the prototype TRICKSTAR!!!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/buff01.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/buff02.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 01:34 PM
Ron Wilton

Mike Buff

RL Osborne

All three of your choices were in the BMX ACTION Trick Team....!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/rl03.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/rl01.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/rl02.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stumpy on July 17, 2008, 02:10 PM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:


Rob was this the guy who used to hang out in Alpine action in Notting Hill? Was in BMX action bike with another guy, both in Haro gear doing tailwhips? Feature on the first Potts mod bolts.

Also
Chris Young
Rob Bell
Paul Davies? (Pikey)


(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/BMX%20Action%20Bike/abmx39.jpg)
Jeez Gary that was quick! You on stand by at the scanner with a stack of bmx mags, thats the pic! :daumenhoch: Still not sure if one of those is Stephen Dalet though.

Stumpy
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 02:21 PM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:


Rob was this the guy who used to hang out in Alpine action in Notting Hill? Was in BMX action bike with another guy, both in Haro gear doing tailwhips? Feature on the first Potts mod bolts.

Also
Chris Young
Rob Bell
Paul Davies? (Pikey)


(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/BMX%20Action%20Bike/abmx39.jpg)
Jeez Gary that was quick! You on stand by at the scanner with a stack of bmx mags, thats the pic! :daumenhoch: Still not sure if one of those is Stephen Dalet though.

Stumpy

Eh......YES!  :LolLolLolLol: I'm off this week with man flu - yeuch! Actually, I happened to have that pic already loaded onto Photobucket - sheer chance you were lookin' for it. The rest I've just scanned though....! Nothin' else to do when you're feelin this crappy...
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stumpy on July 17, 2008, 02:28 PM
Guess we'll have to wait for twobob to chime in and confirm it eh!

Stumpy
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 17, 2008, 02:51 PM

Anyone remember wee Brian Henderson? ( Gary's little brother )

Andy Bryant too!

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 03:18 PM

Anyone remember wee Brian Henderson? ( Gary's little brother )

Andy Bryant too!



Sorry Dave................................no idea who you are talking about.........................






(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/weebrian01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 03:21 PM

Steven Laidlaw...

he was an Amazing vert rider in the 80's!!

Mmmmmmmmmmm......................can't help you there either Dave......






(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Holeshot%201986/Holeshot192.jpg)


 :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 17, 2008, 03:24 PM
I was just gonna say that.  Mason is a miniramp god, he ruled the roost through the 90s along with one or two others   :)

Mason was at the RAD Xmas session at Creation last year. He was kickin it on the mini! Still so good!



John Povah  :daumenhoch:
He may be a forgotten rider but the shoe is on the other foot now!  :LolLolLolLol:
(He is the Enties BMX Team Manager, and still rides)

Funny you should mention John Povah today. I was chatting to Simon Tabron last night. He is in the States at the moment on the Dew Tour and he told me he's just come back from having dinner with John that evening....
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 03:34 PM
Eric Steele

540!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Holeshot%201986/Holeshot262.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 03:37 PM
Mark Atkins
Gary Henderson
Paul Gerlach
Paul Zak
Karl Denton
Ollie Matthews
Jason Webb
Simon Kefford
Paul Hudson
Neil Stevens

Dave Nourie
Scott Freeman
Dennis Langlais
Martin Aparijo
Fred Blood

I'll think of some more soon...

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/UKBFA%20Lowestoft%201986/UKBFALowestoft-33.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: MartyC on July 17, 2008, 03:39 PM
I was just gonna say that.  Mason is a miniramp god, he ruled the roost through the 90s along with one or two others   :)

Mason was at the RAD Xmas session at Creation last year. He was kickin it on the mini! Still so good!



John Povah  :daumenhoch:
He may be a forgotten rider but the shoe is on the other foot now!  :LolLolLolLol:
(He is the Enties BMX Team Manager, and still rides)

Funny you should mention John Povah today. I was chatting to Simon Tabron last night. He is in the States at the moment on the Dew Tour and he told me he's just come back from having dinner with John that evening....

I bet he's still got an anorak LOL!  Lee Shurey and I knew John many, many years ago in fact John bought Lee's old quarterpipe that we nailed together with sheets of ply knicked from various building sites in north Hillingdon  :LolLolLolLol:  I rode with him and Boyd Walker a hell of a lot bitd  ;).
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: lodge on July 17, 2008, 04:27 PM

Anyone remember wee Brian Henderson? ( Gary's little brother )

Andy Bryant too!




Yes, i gave him a go on my bike at holeshot 87 and some kids that were hanging around outside put a knife to him and took the bike, fair play if it was a decent bike but it was a an ammaco styler 500 for fooks sake.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: lodge on July 17, 2008, 04:36 PM
Here's a couple of forgotten men of freestyle for you...who is yours.

UK - Nick Jefferies

US - Donovan Ritter - he was a rad mo fo was Ritter but you never hear his name mentioned much these days.

Daz.  :daumenhoch:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/hh280/macky573021/img081.jpg)
Nick Jefferies

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 05:52 PM
Here's a couple of forgotten men of freestyle for you...who is yours.

UK - Nick Jefferies

US - Donovan Ritter - he was a rad mo fo was Ritter but you never hear his name mentioned much these days.

Daz.  :daumenhoch:

Nick Jefferies



Well done Macky - wasn't sure where I'd find a picture of Nick!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 17, 2008, 06:16 PM
Dizz Hicks
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: retrorider.u.k on July 17, 2008, 06:31 PM
there was also a U.K. asian rider about around 83-85.he tested a couple of bikes for action bike and appeared on the bristol bike show video.was mega on ground and trick ramps.i'll watch the vid and get his name unless someone beats me to it.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Bigplinky on July 17, 2008, 07:07 PM
Scott McNicol, Ruled Livi halfpipe when I skated there in the late 80's early 90's

And that picture of Lady is feckin' awesome

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/v637/bigplinky/Temp/scottmcn001.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 07:10 PM
Dizz Hicks

Thinking the same thing.............CW's mental ruler of metal mayhem!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/dizz01.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/dizz02.jpg)

And not forgetting his team mate (who I think Andy Shohara is in touch with) Ceppie Maes....
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/ceppie01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: SaMAlex on July 17, 2008, 07:16 PM
Dizz was rad, but he did look a bit of a mess in "Joe Kid'"
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 07:22 PM
Scott McNicol, Ruled Livi halfpipe when I skated there in the late 80's early 90's

And that picture of Lady is feckin' awesome


Scott and Framey RULED in that 'pipe. Here's another of Scott...
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/scottmc01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Bigplinky on July 17, 2008, 07:25 PM
That looks like an earlier pic of Scott than I ever saw him ride (true though Framey and Scott both ruled the park in those years)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 07:28 PM
Neville Potts
Simon Smith
Nick Martin
Alan Sibley
Andy Brown
Lincoln Blacksley
Phil Dolan
Jamie Morley
Tony McKenzie
Jason Lunn
Fergus Heron
Scott Carroll

Out on the streets during '88 Tizer Worlds...
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/fergher01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 07:30 PM
Dizz was rad, but he did look a bit of a mess in "Joe Kid'"

Believe it or not, I've not seen 'Joe Kid' yet!
He on the sauce or what..?!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 07:32 PM
That looks like an earlier pic of Scott than I ever saw him ride (true though Framey and Scott both ruled the park in those years)

Yeah - check the graffiti on the resi wall! There's a lot less of it!
I think my pic is from '88, yours would be 90/91.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 07:38 PM
Dean Rush (F**cking mental)

Joe (First 2 whip air) Johnson

Bob Kohl (half spin bars to fully clicked lookback FFS!)

Stephen Prantl (Vert Abubacas and founder of We The People)

Ollie Matthews (Big Big Airs!)

Brian Wills (So Innovative)


Mansfield KoV, when Hoffman flaired for the 1st time!
Was a brilliant flatlander before this too!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/King%20of%20Vert/kov27.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rory on July 17, 2008, 08:09 PM
jeez, that turn down is awesome :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: spinmaster on July 17, 2008, 08:51 PM
Trevor Meyer
Perry Mervar
Chase Gouin
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on July 17, 2008, 09:23 PM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:


Rob was this the guy who used to hang out in Alpine action in Notting Hill? Was in BMX action bike with another guy, both in Haro gear doing tailwhips? Feature on the first Potts mod bolts.

Also
Chris Young
Rob Bell
Paul Davies? (Pikey)


(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/BMX%20Action%20Bike/abmx39.jpg)


God Damn!!!!!!   That might just be him!  It's the old innertube tied around the seat thats giving him away to me, that was one of his tricks to help with 'suicide' kickturns and rampstalls.

Chris Young is around kinda,   not sure about Rob Bell, I rode with him a fair bit when he was at Rom early days. Pikey Paul Davies was riding well into the 90s, at my vert ramp, leigh on sea, Radlands, Wakefield and a lot of those other mid school parks.  Still had a killer bunnyhop on him  :)
 
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Arma on July 17, 2008, 09:37 PM
absolutely   no one thanks  i think the guys nowadays are doing enough not to dwell on rubbish,   yes this may upset some but come on get real,  as if i wanna see fiola back when i got webby or chase!!!!!!!!!!!!        sorry if i offend and  it maybe off topic but hell im saying my shite as usual ,  all complates  to the stuntman please ..
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: dirtyvans on July 17, 2008, 09:41 PM
pat stop waffling and get out on ya bike!  ;D
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on July 17, 2008, 09:47 PM
Neville Potts
Simon Smith
Nick Martin
Alan Sibley
Andy Brown
Lincoln Blacksley
Phil Dolan
Jamie Morley
Tony McKenzie
Jason Lunn
Fergus Heron
Scott Carroll

Nick Martin cruises about in poorly modified cars now - nice lad - hasnt ridden for many many years
Alan Sibley still rides at Radcliffe every now and again -  soooooo old school it hurts - but still as sketchily rad as he was many moons ago
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Arma on July 17, 2008, 09:47 PM
so where was you soft lad at rom,,!!!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on July 17, 2008, 09:53 PM
scott macdonald
alan withlington
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on July 17, 2008, 09:55 PM
there was also a U.K. asian rider about around 83-85.he tested a couple of bikes for action bike and appeared on the bristol bike show video.was mega on ground and trick ramps.i'll watch the vid and get his name unless someone beats me to it.

one of the notts locals did one test session real early on - Pardeep Lail - dont know if he was on any vid or anything though
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 17, 2008, 10:22 PM
absolutely   no one thanks  i think the guys nowadays are doing enough not to dwell on rubbish,   yes this may upset some but come on get real,  as if i wanna see fiola back when i got webby or chase!!!!!!!!!!!!        sorry if i offend and  it maybe off topic but hell im saying my shite as usual ,  all complates  to the stuntman please ..

Jeez Pat - you took your time, we're 4 pages in already...  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Arma on July 17, 2008, 10:26 PM
nice one bro haha
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: sean on July 17, 2008, 11:23 PM
Gary Neal... Awsome flat rider. Very techniacl and never dabbed. went to all the comps with his grand parents
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: RADHAB on July 18, 2008, 10:21 AM
absolutely   no one thanks  i think the guys nowadays are doing enough not to dwell on rubbish,   yes this may upset some but come on get real,  as if i wanna see fiola back when i got webby or chase!!!!!!!!!!!!        sorry if i offend and  it maybe off topic but hell im saying my shite as usual ,  all complates  to the stuntman please ..

PMSL!!!! Go on Pat :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Coastvl on July 18, 2008, 01:49 PM
Poor old Jeff Watson.
He had the jump on BMXA stardom and got left behind.
he did enough to impress me and want a bike like his.
I'm currently building an exact replica  :daumenhoch:
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/v108/coastvl/bike%20bits/jeffwatson.jpg)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/v108/coastvl/bike%20bits/jeffwatson3.jpg)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/v108/coastvl/bike%20bits/MissionInsane1.jpg)

 ;)
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/v108/coastvl/DSC00321.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Coastvl on July 18, 2008, 01:58 PM
Oh and Donovin Ritter makes a special appearance on Mike D's Myspace page.
 :daumenhoch:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=68960522 (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=68960522)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: SaMAlex on July 18, 2008, 02:11 PM
Oh and Donovin Ritter makes a special appearance on Mike D's Myspace page.
 :daumenhoch:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=68960522 (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=68960522)


There is some great stuff on that myspace page. Some really funny stories dissin Fiola.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: priv on July 18, 2008, 03:24 PM
Here's a couple of forgotten men of freestyle for you...who is yours.

UK - Nick Jefferies

US - Donovan Ritter - he was a rad mo fo was Ritter but you never hear his name mentioned much these days.

Daz.  :daumenhoch:

Daz :daumenhoch: who???
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: lodge on July 18, 2008, 05:18 PM
Gary Neal... Awsome flat rider. Very techniacl and never dabbed. went to all the comps with his grand parents


Agreed also very fast, here's a dodgy pic of Gary.

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/hh280/macky573021/img088.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on July 18, 2008, 05:40 PM
absolutely   no one thanks  i think the guys nowadays are doing enough not to dwell on rubbish,   yes this may upset some but come on get real,  as if i wanna see fiola back when i got webby or chase!!!!!!!!!!!!        sorry if i offend and  it maybe off topic but hell im saying my shite as usual ,  all complates  to the stuntman please ..

Fook me Pat...you're never fooking happy are you!  ::)

You fooking moan about the 'same old sh1te' posts so I put something up to get some peoples opinions because as you know they vary hugely and you're still not fooking happy.

I bet the long winter night fooking fly by in your house!  ;D

Daz.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 18, 2008, 06:17 PM
absolutely   no one thanks  i think the guys nowadays are doing enough not to dwell on rubbish,   yes this may upset some but come on get real,  as if i wanna see fiola back when i got webby or chase!!!!!!!!!!!!        sorry if i offend and  it maybe off topic but hell im saying my shite as usual ,  all complates  to the stuntman please ..

Fook me Pat...you're never fooking happy are you!  ::)

You fooking moan about the 'same old sh1te' posts so I put something up to get some peoples opinions because as you know they vary hugely and you're still not fooking happy.

I bet the long winter night fooking fly by in your house!  ;D

Daz.

Yo Daz - where you at right now? You in Glasgow area? How crap is THIS weather!
Maybe it'll dry up over the weekend and we can hit Kelvingrove.... My flu seems to be under control to an extent - back to work today - struggled, but made it through!
Great thread by the way - I've been havin' fun trying to find pics to match the riders!
G
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 18, 2008, 06:56 PM
We should rename this thread to Challenge Gary....  ;D
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 18, 2008, 07:06 PM
We should rename this thread to Challenge Gary....  ;D

If it wasn't for the fact I'd get a doin' from Aileen for being on the computer ALL the time - I'd be up for it!!!
The only reason I've been able to get so many pics up on this thread is 'cos I've been off work with the flu for the past few days!
I'll still try my best though......
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Arma on July 18, 2008, 09:49 PM
only a wind up guys dont bite you no what im like ,  by the way love that full pipe pic thats ok...
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: jedi on July 18, 2008, 09:50 PM
pat,you sobered up from rom yet?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Arma on July 18, 2008, 09:54 PM
just about bro but i was outta action till wednesday..  cheers for ya concern man.. cant remember what time we finished or how i got home but all  turned out ok as usual..
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: jedi on July 18, 2008, 09:56 PM
heh heh!
gutted i was driving or i'd have drank more :crazy2:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 18, 2008, 10:29 PM
Oh and Donovin Ritter makes a special appearance on Mike D's Myspace page.
 :daumenhoch:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=68960522 (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=68960522)

If anybody has spent any time with Fiola they would know where Donovan was coming from here.

that is the first time I have heard somebody talk the truth about fiola. Fiola told me the Donovan story but not the way Donovan told it and now it makes sense. Fiola was a small minded ego maniac and hated anybody that was better than him and there were quite a few that he had it in for.

He even started a fight with Dave Breed who was a very nice bloke and about 6'2 and Dave just pushed him away and said grow up.

He started on Glynn Lewis when we went out for a meal and he exploded on me for nothing and I nearly killed him  (ask djbenice). It is sad but a man who was so many peoples hero was a complete c0ck. I think he may have had an altitude problem.

I hear you Andy - all starts to make sense after reading Donovans story. I alwayswondered why he won so many times when he obviously wasn't the best on the day.
I would have liked to see him pick on Glyn! I've seen Glyn take someone out and it wasn't pretty! Fiola would have been toast!
Hero to zero.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 18, 2008, 10:55 PM

Gregg Guilotte  too!!  ;)

With Andy Brown.....

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/gregandy01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 18, 2008, 10:58 PM
Mark Atkins
Gary Henderson
Paul Gerlach
Paul Zak
Karl Denton
Ollie Matthews
Jason Webb
Simon Kefford
Paul Hudson
Neil Stevens

Dave Nourie
Scott Freeman
Dennis Langlais
Martin Aparijo
Fred Blood

I'll think of some more soon...

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/garyhen01.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/karldent01.jpg)

With Scott McDonald....!

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/scottmcd02.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/scottmcd01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 18, 2008, 10:59 PM
John Povah  :daumenhoch:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/jpovah01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 18, 2008, 11:02 PM
Neville Potts
Simon Smith
Nick Martin
Alan Sibley
Andy Brown
Lincoln Blacksley
Phil Dolan
Jamie Morley
Tony McKenzie
Jason Lunn
Fergus Heron
Scott Carroll

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/scottcar01.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/scottcar02.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/King%20of%20Vert/kov22.jpg)

R.I.P. dude.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 18, 2008, 11:10 PM
Dean Rush (F**cking mental)

Joe (First 2 whip air) Johnson

Bob Kohl (half spin bars to fully clicked lookback FFS!)

Stephen Prantl (Vert Abubacas and founder of We The People)

Ollie Matthews (Big Big Airs!)

Brian Wills (So Innovative)


(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/California%201988/CALI88-14.jpg)

Right - that's enough for tonight! That's what happens when the telly's crap!
See you all tomorrow......
G
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 18, 2008, 11:51 PM
you're a legend gary. absolutely superb pics. i'm gonna have to try a few more obscure names and see if you can rise to the challenge.

i don't think i've seen a single pic of denton since the last time i saw him about 18 years ago.
i got to know denton through gareth swan, who's house i stayed at a few times. i remember in my very early days of competing i stayed at swanny's house for a week before a comp. i rode everyday with swanny and denton. it done me the world of good and really helped me progress. both of them were excellent riders.

gary, do you have any pics of swanny? i know denny has some.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 19, 2008, 01:35 AM
Brilliant pics Gary!!!  :daumenhoch:


Also....

Rob Alton??

Dave Blundell!!

( both circus riders now i believe!! )
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: MartyC on July 19, 2008, 04:38 AM
Fook me Gary, awesome pics  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stumpy on July 19, 2008, 09:04 AM
by the way love that full pipe pic thats ok...

An look he's brakeless (prob got a coaster though!)

Stumpy
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stumpy on July 19, 2008, 09:44 AM
Dean Rush  (F**cking mental)



(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/s123/stumpy0711/898053dd.jpg)

Stumpy
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 19, 2008, 12:35 PM
Dean Rush  (F**cking mental)



Stumpy

I know the name - where do I know him from? I've a feeling he was a bit mad too!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 19, 2008, 01:31 PM
Mark Atkins
Gary Henderson
Paul Gerlach
Paul Zak
Karl Denton
Ollie Matthews
Jason Webb
Simon Kefford
Paul Hudson
Neil Stevens

Dave Nourie
Scott Freeman
Dennis Langlais
Martin Aparijo
Fred Blood

I'll think of some more soon...

Recognise anyone in the background, Trev?

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Tizer%20Bmx%20Worlds%201988/jwebb01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on July 19, 2008, 03:04 PM
i can see phil bevan and karl denton. rode with phil loads at cardiff warehouse 1986-1988, penarth rd warehouse 1989 and then phils halfpipe in mynachdy,cardff 1989- 1990. phil actually took some of us welsh lads for our first beer at 15 years old in merthyr (nite before merthyr open comp). walked thru the pub with our bmx's
(phil, me, evo,tomo, swanny,nipper, jon cole- andy reardon and swannys dad were already there playing pool) and the landlord said to leave em in the toilets. had me first cider and a ride thru the mental hospital at midnite. more malarky from bevan and his mates than i care to tell but was a fun nite.  ;)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 19, 2008, 03:54 PM
i can see phil bevan and karl denton. rode with phil loads at cardiff warehouse 1986-1988, penarth rd warehouse 1989 and then phils halfpipe in mynachdy,cardff 1989- 1990. phil actually took some of us welsh lads for our first beer  at 15 years old in merthyr (nite before merthyr open comp). walked thru the pub with our bmx's
(phil, me, evo,tomo, swanny,nipper, jon cole- andy reardon and swannys dad were already there playing pool) and the landlord said to leave em in the toilets. had me first cider and a ride thru the mental hospital at midnite. more malarky from bevan and his mates than i care to tell but was a fun nite.  ;)

This will look familiar then..............!

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Tizer%20Bmx%20Worlds%201988/swan02.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 20, 2008, 10:49 AM
I'm amazed that no-one has mentioned one of the most amazing, ahead of his time, and now rarely mentioned riders this country has ever produced......

LARRY BULL!

Larry was ten years ahead!

He was doing forward cancan hang fives on the pedals back in 1988!!!

Anyone got any pics or stories?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 20, 2008, 10:56 AM
I'm amazed that no-one has mentioned one of the most amazing, ahead of his time, and now rarely mentioned riders this country has ever produced......

LARRY BULL!

Larry was ten years ahead!

He was doing forward cancan hang fives on the pedals back in 1988!!!

Anyone got any pics or stories?

(http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/people/cems_staff/photos/medium/LarryBull.gif)

http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/exist/studentperson.xql?name=Larry%20Bull
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Coastvl on July 20, 2008, 11:28 AM
Ok I have just stumbled across a vid of Jeff Watson on youtube. I have never seen this vid before and almost shat when I found it!  :LolLolLolLol:
Only very short but still cool.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=599IaZsZAIk&feature=related (http://youtube.com/watch?v=599IaZsZAIk&feature=related)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 20, 2008, 11:43 AM
Noel Cowan and his brother.
The Hudson brothers.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 20, 2008, 01:50 PM
I'm amazed that no-one has mentioned one of the most amazing, ahead of his time, and now rarely mentioned riders this country has ever produced......

LARRY BULL!

Larry was ten years ahead!

He was doing forward cancan hang fives on the pedals back in 1988!!!

Anyone got any pics or stories?

http://www.cems.uwe.ac.uk/exist/studentperson.xql?name=Larry%20Bull

Scary picture! Professor of Artificial Intelligence!!! Even scarier! He's the guy that invents SkyNet then, and Arnie has to come back with John Connor an take out an old school flatlander....?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 20, 2008, 03:14 PM

WoW!!  Prof Larry Bull!!!  :shocked:



http://www.bit.uwe.ac.uk/~lbull/BB.html

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 20, 2008, 03:43 PM

WoW!!  Prof Larry Bull!!!  :shocked:



http://www.bit.uwe.ac.uk/~lbull/BB.html



Nice find! And that's the trick I was talking about!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/LarryBull01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flaz on July 20, 2008, 04:58 PM
marco lara  :4_17_5: proper mental,,, i rode with him in about 81 a hero in north london everyone knew marco he was doing stuff no else could or even dare to  at that time  a proper forgotten old school freestyler
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on July 20, 2008, 05:15 PM

WoW!!  Prof Larry Bull!!!  :shocked:



http://www.bit.uwe.ac.uk/~lbull/BB.html



Nice find! And that's the trick I was talking about!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/LarryBull01.jpg)

I remember reminding Larry of his first magazine picture when we were on the bus between world's venues in 86 or 87..............prize for anyone that digs that out of the archives............needless to say it was before he (and we) realised his talents ;-)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Bigplinky on July 20, 2008, 05:21 PM
Dave Clark from Burton on Trent only say him ride once but he was fookin Rad.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 20, 2008, 05:29 PM

WoW!!  Prof Larry Bull!!!  :shocked:



http://www.bit.uwe.ac.uk/~lbull/BB.html



Nice find! And that's the trick I was talking about!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/LarryBull01.jpg)

I remember reminding Larry of his first magazine picture when we were on the bus between world's venues in 86 or 87..............prize for anyone that digs that out of the archives............needless to say it was before he (and we) realised his talents ;-)

Would that be the one with him wearin'  a rather funky helmet and his bars waaaayyyy forwards? Mmmmmmm....wonder if I've got it somewhere....
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 20, 2008, 05:33 PM

I liked watching the Hudsons too!!

and juice... he got so good so quick!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 20, 2008, 05:41 PM

WoW!!  Prof Larry Bull!!!  :shocked:



http://www.bit.uwe.ac.uk/~lbull/BB.html



Nice find! And that's the trick I was talking about!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/LarryBull01.jpg)

I remember reminding Larry of his first magazine picture when we were on the bus between world's venues in 86 or 87..............prize for anyone that digs that out of the archives............needless to say it was before he (and we) realised his talents ;-)

Would that be the one with him wearin'  a rather funky helmet and his bars waaaayyyy forwards? Mmmmmmm....wonder if I've got it somewhere....

I'll find a pic later of Larry in 86 with said bars so far forward the were almost horizontal...  ;D
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 20, 2008, 05:50 PM
Marcus Cent....

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Tizer%20Bmx%20Worlds%201988/cent01.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/MarcusProlite.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Tizer%20Bmx%20Worlds%201988/cent02.jpg)

Amazingly - he still has that black Master  - hasn't changed since these pics at Tizer '88!! (nor has he!!).

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on July 20, 2008, 06:25 PM
nope, one in the letters page......hhehhheeee
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 20, 2008, 06:49 PM
nope, one in the letters page......hhehhheeee

I was sure the one you were talking about WAS on the letters page, he was wearing all black, full face with peak upside down and very forward bars.....no? Doin' a surfer or something. No?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on July 20, 2008, 08:13 PM
was it the one showing his latest mods???
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 20, 2008, 11:01 PM
was it the one showing his latest mods???

I'm lucky i've remebered that much! Don't think I've seen the pic you're talkin' about for a loooonngg time!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: kuwahero on July 20, 2008, 11:26 PM
Loving the pics Gary. Remember Gary and Wee Brian Henderson. I was mates with theie older brother Mark and their Dad ran the BMX club. Framey and Scott too, they were all years younger than me though. When was this Scott Carroll pic taken as i'm pretty sure thats me sat down on the lip second in from the right. black/grey nike windbreaker.
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/scottcar01.jpg)
Here a few more names for you that you might remember if not already listed

Ricky Fleming
Duncan "Junior" Fraser
Colin Reese
Big Cammy ? - PK Ripper Tabletop Meister up the hip
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stumpy on July 21, 2008, 02:25 PM

Jason Webb

I'll think of some more soon...


(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Tizer%20Bmx%20Worlds%201988/jwebb01.jpg)

Ah, my protege from bitd, anyone know where he is now? 
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on July 21, 2008, 10:10 PM
marco lara  :4_17_5: proper mental,,, i rode with him in about 81 a hero in north london everyone knew marco he was doing stuff no else could or even dare to  at that time  a proper forgotten old school freestyler



No, no, no.......   Marco will never be forgotten.  Rode with him throughout  82-84.  You're right, a hero to us all.  He turned up at Rom in the late 90s on a tricked out new Ripper with his son, both riding the moguls.  He promised me he would become a regular but sadly never did  :'(

I have a photo somewhere of him doing the first ever 540 in Roms Performance Bowl.  And I do mean the first one ever   :4_17_5:

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Arma on July 21, 2008, 10:12 PM
agree with flaz  ,  marco was better than all on this thread so far , not saying there aint no animals here but marco was the original animal he was brakeless in 81 nuff said..
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 21, 2008, 11:06 PM
agree with flaz  ,  marco was better than all on this thread so far , not saying there aint no animals here but marco was the original animal he was brakeless in 81 nuff said..

would love to see some pics if anyone has any??  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on July 21, 2008, 11:11 PM
agree with flaz  ,  marco was better than all on this thread so far , not saying there aint no animals here but marco was the original animal he was brakeless in 81 nuff said..

would love to see some pics if anyone has any??  :daumenhoch:

TwoBob's got some Dave, I saw them all when I was down at his, some cracking pictures but I'm not sure he's got a scanner.  :-\

He may also need a little persuasion  ;)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on July 21, 2008, 11:24 PM
I'm amazed that no-one has mentioned one of the most amazing, ahead of his time, and now rarely mentioned riders this country has ever produced......

LARRY BULL!

Larry was ten years ahead!

He was doing forward cancan hang fives on the pedals back in 1988!!!

Anyone got any pics or stories?


i can remember larry as a regular visitor to cardiff bitd as he used to ride with mike cameron bitd. a quiet bloke but give him a bike and actions speak larger than words. i can remember when he was doing those whiplash drop ins off small walls and curbs in cardiff city centre around 1990.
very underated rider. anyone made a beyond bike yet for the museum?? now that could be like hte search for the holseshot rf-1
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Arma on July 21, 2008, 11:25 PM
i gave aload to Mc  stupple  so  bill scan them bro ,  i watched him roll down hill at rom brakeless and bunny hop into pool about 82 ,  always screamed like speedy gonzales did our marco ,  ondray ondray eepa eepa........!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 22, 2008, 11:05 PM
Loving the pics Gary. Remember Gary and Wee Brian Henderson. I was mates with theie older brother Mark and their Dad ran the BMX club. Framey and Scott too, they were all years younger than me though. When was this Scott Carroll pic taken as i'm pretty sure thats me sat down on the lip second in from the right. black/grey nike windbreaker.
Here a few more names for you that you might remember if not already listed

Ricky Fleming
Duncan "Junior" Fraser
Colin Reese
Big Cammy ? - PK Ripper Tabletop Meister up the hip

Livvy King of the Skatepark - 1985 or '86

Ricky
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Livingston%20Skatepark/livingston09.jpg)
Junior
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Livingston%20Skatepark/livingston01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: tricknuts on July 23, 2008, 07:00 AM
 Gary

Was that last photo in a scene from Taggart?

I think there's a dead body under that blue tarpolin :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: manlio on July 23, 2008, 09:38 AM
Oliver Matthews... has lived here in Italy for a couple years around 2000,
at the time he worked at Venice Airport, and we rode bmx togheter.
On 2001 we had sponserd him with our distribuiton company WUP-BMX,
now are 3/4 years I don't have any info about this good rider, and very special person.
Sorry for my English not very correct.. ;)
Nosepick
(http://www.bmxitalia.it/image_varie/ollie.jpg)
tailwhip
(http://www.bmxitalia.it/image_varie/ollie1.jpg)
flatland
(http://www.bmxitalia.it/image_varie/ollie2.jpg)
Andrea, Ollie and Me
(http://www.bmxitalia.it/image_varie/ollie_man.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: oldschool rider on July 23, 2008, 01:14 PM
NICE PICS (GARY ENCICLOPEDIA OF BMX)

Noone has mentioned Amos & Andy Burke
                                    Michael Reilly
                                    Marcus Cent (oops Gary did)
                                    Stevie Mcpherson LOL
                                    Scott Timmins
                                    Brian Scura (Inventor of the Scura Tuck)
                                   

Hope you've recovered from your Man Flu G !!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Trev on July 23, 2008, 01:31 PM
NICE PICS (GARY ENCICLOPEDIA OF BMX)

Noone has mentioned Amos & Andy Burke
                                    Michael Reilly
                                    Marcus Cent (oops Gary did)
                                    Stevie Mcpherson LOL
                                    Scott Timmins
                                    Brian Scura (Inventor of the Scura Tuck)
                                   

Hope you've recovered from your Man Flu G !!!!!!!!!!!!

Also invented the Gyro. Patented it and got $1 for every Gyro sold. When you think about every budget bmx that came with one...
He recently bought a $7m house.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: oldschool rider on July 23, 2008, 01:40 PM
shit didn't realise he invented the gyro to; that's a nice little earner.............
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 23, 2008, 02:25 PM

Ollie Matthews is now into surfing and apparently no longer rides...

Zach Shaw and Gerry Galley bumped into him.....

Ollie made a remark about still riding kids bikes...  :-\

apparently, Gerry had to be held back!!  ::)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on July 23, 2008, 06:05 PM

Ollie Matthews is now into surfing and apparently no longer rides...

Zach Shaw and Gerry Galley bumped into him.....

Ollie made a remark about still riding kids bikes...  :-\

apparently, Gerry had to be held back!!  ::)

That's a shame from someone who was very highly rated!

He was a good rider Ollie and I wouldn't have expected him to have come out with a remark like that  :idiot2:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 23, 2008, 06:11 PM

Ollie Matthews is now into surfing and apparently no longer rides...

Zach Shaw and Gerry Galley bumped into him.....

Ollie made a remark about still riding kids bikes...  :-\

apparently, Gerry had to be held back!!  ::)

That's a shame from someone who was very highly rated!

He was a good rider Ollie and I wouldn't have expected him to have come out with a remark like that  :idiot2:


Yeah, and he must have got a bit of that from ppl himself when he was riding....

I dont get it....

Shame!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on July 23, 2008, 09:02 PM

Ollie Matthews is now into surfing and apparently no longer rides...

Zach Shaw and Gerry Galley bumped into him.....

Ollie made a remark about still riding kids bikes...  :-\

apparently, Gerry had to be held back!!  ::)




strange that. with some of the old footage i have been putting up on youtube i had a message from ollie and his fiancee a coupla months ago saying thanks for posting up vids of him  espec the timmy mallet one. seems he forgot about some of the stuff he did. she even invited me to their engagement party (despite not knowing ollie -  ??? )
i declined but wished em all the best. didn't know ollie dissed bmx riding. strange how people change.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 23, 2008, 11:02 PM
Hey guys - if there is one thing I've learned it's this -
 
Never take to heart a comment taken out of context.

Who knows what the hell he was talkin' about.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 23, 2008, 11:09 PM
NICE PICS (GARY ENCICLOPEDIA OF BMX)

Noone has mentioned Amos & Andy Burke
                                    Michael Reilly
                                    Marcus Cent (oops Gary did)
                                    Stevie Mcpherson LOL
                                    Scott Timmins
                                    Brian Scura (Inventor of the Scura Tuck)
                                   

Hope you've recovered from your Man Flu G !!!!!!!!!!!!

Strangely enough - went down the skatepark for a wee spin about on Saturday, then headed to the nearest bar. Hadn't even got to the place when a loud voice called my name. It was Timmins with Andy Burke, Big Sid and Rab - out on the lash! Ended up goin' to a few pubs with them before headin' home about 11.30pm! AND Aileen hit a roadworks barrier and wiped out on the way back! Cycling pub crawls - can't beat 'em!!!

Man flu still buggin' me AND I think I broke my wee toe on my left foot last night - caught it on a box - duh! It never rains, but it pours....
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 27, 2008, 10:15 AM
NICE PICS (GARY ENCICLOPEDIA OF BMX)

Noone has mentioned Amos & Andy Burke
                                    Michael Reilly
                                    Marcus Cent (oops Gary did)
                                    Stevie Mcpherson LOL
                                    Scott Timmins
                                    Brian Scura (Inventor of the Scura Tuck)
                                   

Hope you've recovered from your Man Flu G !!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Mic%20Bmx/Mic22.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Mic%20Bmx/Mic182.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Mic%20Bmx/Mic163.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Mic%20Bmx/Mic092.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Mic%20Bmx/Mic073.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Mic%20Bmx/Mic192.jpg)

Invert cover shot....
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Mic%20Bmx/invertmag2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on July 29, 2008, 03:11 PM
had a friend request off darren gascoyne on facebook ( due to the rider cup vid i posted up). he's after any pics or video people may have of him as he lost everything.

i'll send him a message to join radbmx shall i??
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: evamedia on July 29, 2008, 03:43 PM

Noone has mentioned Amos & Andy Burke


Amos came down and rode Charlton with Ian Morris a few months ago.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on July 29, 2008, 03:44 PM

Mr Gascoyne.... Ripley...

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/l_7693c166e4463dbf71759a44245d2d4f.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/scooter.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: SaMAlex on July 29, 2008, 03:47 PM
Noone has mentioned Amos & Andy Burke
Amos came down and rode Charlton with Ian Morris a few months ago.


and Andy Burke has just joined RAD  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 29, 2008, 08:34 PM
Noone has mentioned Amos & Andy Burke
Amos came down and rode Charlton with Ian Morris a few months ago.


and Andy Burke has just joined RAD  :daumenhoch:

Scott Timmins has joined too I think after I told him, Andy, Rab and Sid all about Rad in the pub! - Me and Denny are on a recruitment drive! :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: tricknuts on July 30, 2008, 07:25 AM
 that step though is amazing... great style at height...
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on July 31, 2008, 12:25 AM
darren said he joined up today so hope you guys may be able to help with finding pics & video of him from bitd. told him to check this topic for responces. :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on July 31, 2008, 04:14 PM
I'm sure Gaz will have some in his VAST collection!

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 31, 2008, 06:54 PM
I'm sure Gaz will have some in his VAST collection!

Daz.  :daumenhoch:

Mmmmmm.....
Need to have a look.
G
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on July 31, 2008, 11:17 PM
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/darga02.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on July 31, 2008, 11:24 PM
I knew you'd have one somewhere Gaz  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on August 01, 2008, 01:23 AM

WoW!! Wot a pic!!

Now that's a Can can !!  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stuntmaster on August 01, 2008, 07:17 AM
for me when i rode and rode with some of them  it got to be
 lee reynolds
 andy brown
 john povah
 greg guillote
 zach shaw
 and for flatland 
 agu bubu
 phil dolan
 lincoln blacksey if that how you spell it

most of these guys were pushing it through the dark but good times when everyone knew each other

cheers paul
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: trill on August 01, 2008, 06:36 PM
anyone know the whereabouts of mr southbank, andrew bubu?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stuntmaster on August 01, 2008, 09:13 PM
anyone know the whereabouts of mr southbank, andrew bubu?

be nice to know trill as i haven`t seen him in over 15 years and top fella as well and helped me out when it nearly kick off at southbank when a few bike theif`s turned up
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 01, 2008, 11:05 PM
for me when i rode and rode with some of them  it got to be
 lee reynolds
 andy brown
 john povah
 greg guillote
 zach shaw
 and for flatland 
 agu bubu
 phil dolan
 lincoln blacksey if that how you spell it

most of these guys were pushing it through the dark but good times when everyone knew each other

cheers paul

Absolutely outrageous..... go Andy F@ckin Brown...some of the best airs ever.

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/angry01.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/angry02.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 01, 2008, 11:17 PM
for me when i rode and rode with some of them  it got to be
 lee reynolds
 andy brown
 john povah
 greg guillote
 zach shaw
 and for flatland 
 agu bubu
 phil dolan
 lincoln blacksey  if that how you spell it

most of these guys were pushing it through the dark but good times when everyone knew each other

cheers paul

The ginger ninja....

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/bmxnow01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: SaMAlex on August 01, 2008, 11:28 PM
Absolutely outrageous..... go Andy F@ckin Brown...some of the best airs ever.


Im pretty sure Andy Brown is a member on here. Im sure I remember reading his posts but it was a while ago. His user name might have been Angry, or something close to that.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on August 02, 2008, 03:37 AM
Andy Brown... who no foot cans like that!! Totally AMAZING!!

This is the only pic i ever took of Mr Brown....

one hand can can... Bmx beat practice... from the balcony...

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/oldskoolpicsracinnstuff1080.jpg)

ooo... also... an Invert mag pic...

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/Landerad008.jpg)

Amazing rider!!  :daumenhoch:

would be Great if he is still riding!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on August 03, 2008, 08:51 AM
amazing scans from rad/bmx action bike of andy brown. sound bloke as well. he used to visit cardiff a lot and stay at the reardons house every few months. prob the most regular non local we had.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on August 03, 2008, 09:01 AM
And he rode with a coaster as well  :shocked:

Daz.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: marcuscent on August 03, 2008, 08:05 PM
Yes. I do still have it.. still looking pretty good. I'll take a pic and post it. Haven't changed so much as a brake cable in the last 15 years. A few signs of rust but I'll keep it forever.

Amazingly - he still has that black Master  - hasn't changed since these pics at Tizer '88!! (nor has he!!).


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Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: johhnyboyz on August 03, 2008, 08:37 PM
was watching ZACH SHAW today he is still RAD  :shocked: :shocked:  :4_17_5: :4_17_5:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: jedi on August 03, 2008, 08:39 PM
zach is still mental   :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: johhnyboyz on August 03, 2008, 08:45 PM
sure is he was doing a display today, rides for these http://www.teamextreme.co.uk/   couple of other good riders, i think they had to many JDS last nite though
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Ricky on August 08, 2008, 10:19 PM
Loving the pics Gary. Remember Gary and Wee Brian Henderson. I was mates with theie older brother Mark and their Dad ran the BMX club. Framey and Scott too, they were all years younger than me though. When was this Scott Carroll pic taken as i'm pretty sure thats me sat down on the lip second in from the right. black/grey nike windbreaker.
Here a few more names for you that you might remember if not already listed

Ricky Fleming
Duncan "Junior" Fraser
Colin Reese
Big Cammy ? - PK Ripper Tabletop Meister up the hip

Livvy King of the Skatepark - 1985 or '86

Ricky
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Livingston%20Skatepark/livingston09.jpg)
Junior
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Livingston%20Skatepark/livingston01.jpg)
Jeez i was enjoying this thread and then my picture pops up, i cant even renember a livi King of the Skatepark contest!, brain must be fried, great pics everyone by the way.
Ricky
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 09, 2008, 01:07 PM
Loving the pics Gary. Remember Gary and Wee Brian Henderson. I was mates with theie older brother Mark and their Dad ran the BMX club. Framey and Scott too, they were all years younger than me though. When was this Scott Carroll pic taken as i'm pretty sure thats me sat down on the lip second in from the right. black/grey nike windbreaker.
Here a few more names for you that you might remember if not already listed

Ricky Fleming
Duncan "Junior" Fraser
Colin Reese
Big Cammy ? - PK Ripper Tabletop Meister up the hip

Livvy King of the Skatepark - 1985 or '86

Ricky
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Livingston%20Skatepark/livingston09.jpg)
Junior
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Livingston%20Skatepark/livingston01.jpg)
Jeez i was enjoying this thread and then my picture pops up, i cant even renember a livi King of the Skatepark contest!, brain must be fried, great pics everyone by the way.
Ricky

No way! Ricky Fleming! How the devil are you - never even knew you were on here!
Don't think the pics of you are from the K.o.S., just another day I was riding at Livi - '85 or something like that.
May well have been the same day this pic was taken of ME! :LolLolLolLol: Might help jog your memory!

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/curtis022.jpg)

You still riding?
G
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: DR VINOAH on August 09, 2008, 01:12 PM
dont know if he has already been mentioned
but how about the guy who taught bob haro all his tricks

surely he is a forgotten man of freestyle
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 09, 2008, 08:22 PM
dont know if he has already been mentioned
but how about the guy who taught bob haro all his tricks

surely he is a forgotten man of freestyle

???????????????????????????????????????????? :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: og zima on August 09, 2008, 09:19 PM
 todd anderson and tony " the tiger" murry both used to go massive out of quarters , but mainly remember tony killing del mar skatepark, amazing.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 09, 2008, 11:03 PM
todd anderson and tony " the tiger" murry both used to go massive out of quarters , but mainly remember tony killing del mar skatepark, amazing.

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/tm052.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: fletchy baby on August 10, 2008, 06:42 AM
 tony murray was mad as!!!         

had that photo on my wall BITD.

 still has me in awe now !   + as with andy brown , these MASSIVE airs are with a coasterbrake !

 without dissing the new riders i just dont think a lot of people apreciate how bloody hard those things ( coasters ) were to ride when doin airs .

i remember bombing down a hill +  the coaster engaged +had me spat over the handlebars !  i came off a lot worse than the bike too
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 10, 2008, 11:48 AM
tony murray was mad as!!!         

had that photo on my wall BITD.

 still has me in awe now !   + as with andy brown , these MASSIVE airs are with a coasterbrake !

 without dissing the new riders i just dont think a lot of people apreciate how bloody hard those things ( coasters ) were to ride when doin airs .

i remember bombing down a hill +  the coaster engaged +had me spat over the handlebars !  i came off a lot worse than the bike too

I know what you mean - rode with a coaster for a while, on quarters too, but got spat off a few times as well- jumping up a kerb of all things, over the bars and headfirst into a hedge! Coasters bite!
 :LolLolLolLol:
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/gdfair01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 10, 2008, 12:28 PM
I never had a problem with a coaster but if I had known how easy it was without one I would never have bothered. I think we were scared of not being able to do 540 kickturns and rollback 540's but I have done them with a freewheel now.

I did realise and drilled the coaster out of my Tuffs (!) and put a freehub in instead - went a lot higher after that!  :LolLolLolLol:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/mrd042.jpg)

Funnily enough - used to pull rollback 540's all the time on a freewheel - but havin' trouble gettin past 360 now!
Old age settin' in.....!
G

 
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Ricky on August 10, 2008, 04:31 PM
Loving the pics Gary. Remember Gary and Wee Brian Henderson. I was mates with theie older brother Mark and their Dad ran the BMX club. Framey and Scott too, they were all years younger than me though. When was this Scott Carroll pic taken as i'm pretty sure thats me sat down on the lip second in from the right. black/grey nike windbreaker.
Here a few more names for you that you might remember if not already listed

Ricky Fleming
Duncan "Junior" FraserHi Gary
Nice footplant by the way!, no i stopped riding in the eighties silly boy that i was, had a couple of trips to livi last year my mate bought a bike, was great fun but i didnt go that bit further and guy a bike again im into the mountain biking now and a bit of snowboarding did you stay into bmx right through then?
Ricky
Colin Reese
Big Cammy ? - PK Ripper Tabletop Meister up the hip

Livvy King of the Skatepark - 1985 or '86

Ricky
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Livingston%20Skatepark/livingston09.jpg)
Junior
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Livingston%20Skatepark/livingston01.jpg)
Jeez i was enjoying this thread and then my picture pops up, i cant even renember a livi King of the Skatepark contest!, brain must be fried, great pics everyone by the way.
Ricky

No way! Ricky Fleming! How the devil are you - never even knew you were on here!
Don't think the pics of you are from the K.o.S., just another day I was riding at Livi - '85 or something like that.
May well have been the same day this pic was taken of ME! :LolLolLolLol: Might help jog your memory!

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/curtis022.jpg)

You still riding?
G
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 10, 2008, 04:41 PM
Hi Gary
Nice footplant by the way!, no i stopped riding in the eighties silly boy that i was, had a couple of trips to livi last year my mate bought a bike, was great fun but i didnt go that bit further and buy a bike again im into the mountain biking now and a bit of snowboarding did you stay into bmx right through then?Ricky


Never stopped mate, although I did stagnate a bit!
Still doing the same tricks I was 20 years ago!
Only time I wasn't riding was for nearly a year after my bike got nicked. Apart from that, it's been 1983 to present day.
Thinking about getting a new bike soon as well!
G

June 2008, practicing table 180's out the bowl @ Kelvingrove.
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Kelvingrove%20Skatepark/kgJune08.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stumpy on August 10, 2008, 09:44 PM
dont know if he has already been mentioned
but how about the guy who taught bob haro all his tricks

surely he is a forgotten man of freestyle

???????????????????????????????????????????? :LolLolLolLol:

You thinkin of John Swanguen V.Noah? Think thats the spelling, if so thats real old skool.

Stumpy
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: hudu on August 12, 2008, 02:06 PM
Dave Slade

Chris Hardy

Jason Ellis

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on August 12, 2008, 05:03 PM
Dave Slade

Chris Hardy

Jason Ellis



Aye....used to ride with both Dave and Ell!

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on August 12, 2008, 05:35 PM
Dave Slade

Chris Hardy

Jason Ellis



Jason Ellis was an Amazing rider....

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/oldskoolpicsracinnstuff170.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/oldskoolpicsracinnstuff171.jpg)

Anyone know if he is still involved in Bmx in anyway???
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on August 12, 2008, 05:40 PM

Has anyone any idea's who this rider is.... ???

I thought it Chris Hamer... but didn't he air the other way??  :-\

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/oldskoolpicsracinnstuff172.jpg)

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on August 12, 2008, 05:46 PM
Quote
Anyone know if he is still involved in Bmx in anyway???

No ideas Dave, I'm in touch with Dave S but not heard anything from Ell for years. I've asked James Hudson and he doesn't see him anymore so no joy. There was a guy on here ages ago that used to ride at the Hudson's ramp when I used to go there and he was still in touch with Sean Allinson so I was hoping he could have found out if Sean knew what he was up to these days.

Other than that I've no ideas. He may come on here and not post or want to get involved, some do, not sure why but they do.  :-\

It'd be good to catch up with him, we once had a little fall out at Alfreton over nothing but we still spoke after that.

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on August 12, 2008, 05:56 PM
last saw Jason down at Derby storm - maybe 3 or 4 years ago. sneaking abck into it at the time, but dont know if he stuck it. Awesome vert rider
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: hudu on August 13, 2008, 12:09 AM
Jason Ellis is doing music things. I shall attempt to direct him here and you can kiss and make up about whatever it was at Alfreton.   :)

Where is Dave Slade?

Chris hardy is still riding last I knew, was globetrotting. Top lad and one fookin amazing rider, still progressing last i saw.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: markatkins on August 13, 2008, 01:08 PM
Mark Atkins
Gary Henderson
Paul Gerlach
Paul Zak
Karl Denton
Ollie Matthews
Jason Webb
Simon Kefford
Paul Hudson
Neil Stevens

Dave Nourie
Scott Freeman
Dennis Langlais
Martin Aparijo
Fred Blood

I'll think of some more soon...

Has anyone any idea's who this rider is.... ???
Its Sean Smith if i remember right,rode with him years ago.

I thought it Chris Hamer... but didn't he air the other way??  :-\

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/oldskoolpicsracinnstuff172.jpg)


Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: markatkins on August 13, 2008, 01:15 PM
Josh White, Legend
Carlo Griggs,12 ft 540s
Mike Canning
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: jedi on August 13, 2008, 01:17 PM
was riding with mark atkins at corby all day yesterday   :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on August 13, 2008, 05:55 PM
was riding with mark atkins at corby all day yesterday   :daumenhoch:


got quite a bit of mark atkins footage in my video vault. koc's, radlands, rider cup. i do recall a visit to ride phil bevans halfpipe in cardiff one sunday aftn. sure they (mark, brian wills and marks dad) were passing thru cardiff so stopped by for a little ride.  no footage of that  though sorry.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on August 13, 2008, 06:14 PM
last time I sopke with dave Slade he was in LaLA land and a very successful film / music director

huge amount of time for Mark Atkins........top lad - top rider.......helped me out loads of times. Marked down at many a newer school  contests due to his pads and helmet - became disillusioned with what was going on.....nice to hear that he is still riding. probably blowing people away
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 13, 2008, 07:19 PM
last time I sopke with dave Slade he was in LaLA land and a very successful film / music director

huge amount of time for Mark Atkins........top lad - top rider.......helped me out loads of times. Marked down at many a newer school  contests due to his pads and helmet  - became disillusioned with what was going on.....nice to hear that he is still riding. probably blowing people away

Marked down because he was looking after himself??!!
Hilarious!
Whatever next - marked down 'cos your jeans are too baggy?!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on August 13, 2008, 07:51 PM
last time I sopke with dave Slade he was in LaLA land and a very successful film / music director

huge amount of time for Mark Atkins........top lad - top rider.......helped me out loads of times. Marked down at many a newer school  contests due to his pads and helmet  - became disillusioned with what was going on.....nice to hear that he is still riding. probably blowing people away

Marked down because he was looking after himself??!!
Hilarious!
Whatever next - marked down 'cos your jeans are too baggy?!


its all swings and roundabouts. the ukbfa rule book states you would get marked down for presentation- ie. not wearing uniform, bike looking in a state, etc. then years later the street look is in, pottys rather than full face, etc. and you get marked down/ lose your credability for wearing a full face on street, etc.  :idiot2:.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: markatkins on August 14, 2008, 11:45 AM
I,well,my dad thought of a good rider but cant remember his bloody name.His nickname was Biff and he rode Romford.He was the mad head who jumped from the quarter pipe to the balcony at holeshot back in 86/87.
Another good rider was Jason Hall(Baz).Rode for halfords years ago but was amazing on vert.He crashed in a UKBFA contest in Poole missing the 5ft wide quarter.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: evamedia on August 14, 2008, 01:36 PM
Biff still rides, saw him down Playstation a couple of months ago, about 2 weeks after he'd had his ACL done
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stumpy on August 14, 2008, 05:33 PM
Yeah Biff still rides, this is him in the background watchin me air the clover at Rom
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/s123/stumpy0711/TACloverair2.jpg)
I caught up with him a few months back, he works in a shop called half pipe in London, was good buddies bitd, always rode rom and Chingford together along with Neil R (rip).

Stumpy
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 14, 2008, 05:46 PM
Dave Slade

Chris Hardy

Jason Ellis



Was riding Rom mini with Chris at Old Fools 4 this year - he's still got it!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: sean on August 21, 2008, 08:32 PM

Has anyone any idea's who this rider is.... ???

I thought it Chris Hamer... but didn't he air the other way??  :-\

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/oldskoolpicsracinnstuff172.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/A1SAS/me.jpg)

Well fook my old boots.... That's me... ;D  Where was that photo took?
and that reminds me  Mr Mark Atkins.....    I lent you that body armour and never saw it again... :2gunsfiring_v1:
How the devil are you? If your still in leicester, we need to get together and ride or drink... your call. I'll bring jonny marror with me.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on August 22, 2008, 01:40 AM

Has anyone any idea's who this rider is.... ???

I thought it Chris Hamer... but didn't he air the other way??  :-\

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/oldskoolpicsracinnstuff172.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v520/A1SAS/me.jpg)

Well fook my old boots.... That's me... ;D  Where was that photo took?
and that reminds me  Mr Mark Atkins.....    I lent you that body armour and never saw it again... :2gunsfiring_v1:
How the devil are you? If your still in leicester, we need to get together and ride or drink... your call. I'll bring jonny marror with me.

Haha!! Brilliant!! How HIGH is that lookback!!!  :daumenhoch:

I think it was the Sands leasure centre??

but i'm not too sure...


Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Povah on August 23, 2008, 05:20 AM
Well! I'm glad someone finally mentioned Mike Canning....although he kinda rode for Skyway & we all knew he was amazing, I'm sure he got the short end of ths stick behind Neil, Craig & Carlo.......The guy was ahead of his time! remember Hoffmans Indian Air Candybar...Thats was a Canning creation, he called it the "Turkish Delight"...Get it? Indian canybar. ..pretty smart in my opinion. The guy was ahead of his time. Laidlaw, Guillote, Reynolds & Brown too....some of my best friends at the time.

Here's our boy Dave Slade....He's doing pretty well for himself. I'm stoked for him

/>
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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1720541/

This is one of the best  threads ever!!!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: harris on August 23, 2008, 05:37 AM
hi mr povah   stick your little olde self up on the top of the stack as well
wouldnt mind a few pics of yourself one day in a thread   ;)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: MartyC on August 23, 2008, 05:39 AM
hi mr povah   stick your little olde self up on the top of the stack as well
wouldnt mind a few pics of yourself one day in a thread   ;)

Some pics of Bosie would be good  ;)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Guillotte on August 23, 2008, 06:22 AM
Well! I'm glad someone finally mentioned Mike Canning....although he kinda rode for Skyway & we all knew he was amazing, I'm sure he got the short end of ths stick behind Neil, Craig & Carlo.......The guy was ahead of his time! remember Hoffmans Indian Air Candybar...Thats was a Canning creation, he called it the "Turkish Delight"...Get it? Indian canybar. ..pretty smart in my opinion. The guy was ahead of his time. Laidlaw, Guillote, Reynolds & Brown too....some of my best friends at the time.

Here's our boy Dave Slade....He's doing pretty well for himself. I'm stoked for him

/>
/>
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1720541/

This is one of the best  threads ever!!!!

John? For real? Man, now I'm really stoked! ;D
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on August 23, 2008, 07:36 AM
Quote
This is one of the best  threads ever!!!!

Cheers John, much appreciated.  :daumenhoch:

I just figured there was SO many people that didn't get the credit they deserved! My opener was a perfect example, nobody mentions Donovan Ritter these days and the guy was awesome! As we all know Mike D was way ahead of his time and DR was around at the same time as Fiola, Sigur, Dominguez etc. etc. but he NEVER gets a name check, weird!

Make your own minds up....

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j46/Flatcap1968/DRDELMAR.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j46/Flatcap1968/DRLOOKB-1.jpg)

Ritter is the one on the far right...obviously! And by the way, Fiola won the highest air that day but you can clearly see he didn't!

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j46/Flatcap1968/PIPE.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 23, 2008, 01:01 PM
hi mr povah   stick your little olde self up on the top of the stack as well
wouldnt mind a few pics of yourself one day in a thread    ;)

John Povah in the house! How the devil are you?!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Old%20School%20Riders/jpovah01.jpg)

Welcome to Rad!
Gary
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Ged on August 25, 2008, 03:54 PM
hello all interesting topic  takes me back....

just thought i would ad to this

jason ellis is a  friend of mine  and he is doing ok he is into music in a big way now and he also teaches at sheffield uni

he is a music producer and has remixed lots of artists music

he still rides now and again but nothing serious

also what about

warren siddel aka 'sid' the orginal urban rider

sean allison

good to see pics of these two..

Ged


Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: markatkins on August 25, 2008, 05:00 PM
Todd Anderson!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on August 25, 2008, 05:37 PM

Chris Potts was a pretty good vert rider too!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 25, 2008, 06:13 PM
hi mr povah   stick your little olde self up on the top of the stack as well
wouldnt mind a few pics of yourself one day in a thread    ;)

John Povah in the house! How the devil are you?!

Welcome to Rad!
Gary

Damn - just went through the thread and realised I'd already posted that pic - doh!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 25, 2008, 06:16 PM

Chris Potts was a pretty good vert rider too!!

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/California%201988/CALI88-8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on August 25, 2008, 08:02 PM

Great pic!!

Arghh... look at his knee!!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 25, 2008, 11:36 PM
Quote
This is one of the best  threads ever!!!!

Cheers John, much appreciated.  :daumenhoch:

I just figured there was SO many people that didn't get the credit they deserved! My opener was a perfect example, nobody mentions Donovan Ritter these days and the guy was awesome! As we all know Mike D was way ahead of his time and DR was around at the same time as Fiola, Sigur, Dominguez etc. etc. but he NEVER gets a name check, weird!

Make your own minds up....

Ritter is the one on the far right...obviously! And by the way, Fiola won the highest air that day but you can clearly see he didn't!


Love the pics - where'd you get the one of him on the Sport at Del Mar? It's cool - and damn high!
I think you've proved your point there Daz!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Guillotte on August 26, 2008, 04:13 AM
Jason Webb...if he didn't get lost somewhere he was on his way to being the best flat rider ever.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on August 26, 2008, 07:56 PM
Jason Webb...if he didn't get lost somewhere he was on his way to being the best flat rider ever.


got some video i filmed of him at rider cup , london in 1992. lets see.... so far i got unseen video footage i havn't converted  of mike dominguez, jason webb, jason ellis, lee reynolds, greg guillotte, brian blyther, wilkerson, joe johnson, rick moliterno, andy reardon, marc reardon, pepi, terry jenkins. also much more from various places including gerry galley, mike cameron, phil dolan, chad degroot, joe rich, brian castillo, jamie bestwick, simon tabron, jason davies, ollie matthews, dmc, mirra, hoffman, and prob many others in this thread.

should be hooking up with jason davies next month as he's popping over from the states for a visit late sept.
got 2 weeks off work then so should be able to try get lot more footage sorted. :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on August 27, 2008, 07:25 AM
Quote
This is one of the best  threads ever!!!!

Cheers John, much appreciated.  :daumenhoch:

I just figured there was SO many people that didn't get the credit they deserved! My opener was a perfect example, nobody mentions Donovan Ritter these days and the guy was awesome! As we all know Mike D was way ahead of his time and DR was around at the same time as Fiola, Sigur, Dominguez etc. etc. but he NEVER gets a name check, weird!

Make your own minds up....

Ritter is the one on the far right...obviously! And by the way, Fiola won the highest air that day but you can clearly see he didn't!


Love the pics - where'd you get the one of him on the Sport at Del Mar? It's cool - and damn high!
I think you've proved your point there Daz!

It's off Mike D's myspace page Gaz, there's loads more on there and some awesome one's of Mike too.

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: markatkins on August 27, 2008, 07:16 PM
Bob Khol!Seen him try the double flip back in 94',Chicago BS.Maybe 92'?No foam pits back then.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on August 27, 2008, 09:55 PM
Bob Khol!Seen him try the double flip back in 94',Chicago BS.Maybe 92'?No foam pits back then.

It was '92 Mark - that's one from the unseen vaults of 2nd Childhood Video!  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: abmxburke on September 02, 2008, 12:13 PM
wow this is ace !what about   dave clark he was rad  >:D
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: The Bicycle Source on September 10, 2008, 02:08 AM
Don't know if this has been posted here? but this is a thread that I have posted a lot of recent pics in of quit a few of the "forgotten" riders listed in this thread.
Eddie Fiola, Lee Reynolds, Tony Murray, Mike Dominguez, Brian Blyther, John Povah to name a few.

http://www.os-bmx.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=30017

On Sept 20th we will be celebrating Mike Dominguez's B-Day at friends house where John Povah built a half pipe, I might do a live webcast from the party if Mike's cool with it??
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: andy619 on September 10, 2008, 03:04 AM

On Sept 20th we will be celebrating Mike Dominguez's B-Day at friends house where John Povah built a half pipe, I might do a live webcast from the party if Mike's cool with it??

This is going to be a gooood party!  Steve you have to get some video at least, even if it isn't webcast.  There will be too much radness going on.

Andy
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: The Bicycle Source on September 10, 2008, 03:48 AM
Hey Andy!  didn't know you were on here?? Cool..

If Mike and Alvin are cool with it I'll do it, but I want to ride the ramp so If I do the webcast it will a short one..



On Sept 20th we will be celebrating Mike Dominguez's B-Day at friends house where John Povah built a half pipe, I might do a live webcast from the party if Mike's cool with it??

This is going to be a gooood party!  Steve you have to get some video at least, even if it isn't webcast.  There will be too much radness going on.

Andy
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Lee Reynolds on September 13, 2008, 12:35 AM
Jason Lunn.
Stephen Laidlaw.
Dave Young.
Greg Guillotte.
Mike Canning.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: brass monkey! on September 13, 2008, 07:34 AM
there is one, ...but I forgot his name  :D
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Guillotte on September 14, 2008, 05:40 AM
Joel Alamo!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Lee Reynolds on September 14, 2008, 04:10 PM
Oh yeah, Joel was super good!
Don't forget the other Texans; Kevin Gutierrez, Eben Krakau, Jack Smith...
Also, I'm not sure where he's from but Leo Chen.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on September 15, 2008, 09:20 PM
steve broderson
jeff cotter
dino deluca
joe gruttola
joe hurlbert
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on September 15, 2008, 10:04 PM
This thread needs more pictures...... :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Lee Reynolds on September 16, 2008, 06:35 AM
Yeah pictures!
I wish I had my old magazines!
Who's Joe Hurlbert?
How about Larry Bull, what's he up to?
Here's a name; Fergus Heron.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on September 16, 2008, 12:11 PM
Larry Bull is professor of Atrtificial Intelligence at aUK university, some info here somewhere, and good call on Fergus,c rackig rider and top lad too

Ross
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on September 16, 2008, 04:11 PM
Who's Joe Hurlbert?


Mid school ruler.  Big technical tricks.  Rode for Standard Bykes    :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Wayne Ryder on September 16, 2008, 04:48 PM
Long thread, this. Anyone mentioned Lincoln Blacksley yet?
And Sean Allison dropped me a line a few months back. He should be on here by now!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on September 16, 2008, 05:18 PM
Quote
And Sean Allison dropped me a line a few months back. He should be on here by now!

I'll second that!!

Daz.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on September 16, 2008, 06:49 PM
Who's Joe Hurlbert?


Mid school ruler.  Big technical tricks.  Rode for Standard Bykes    :daumenhoch:





joe invented the canadian nosepick( or 180 noseblunt as i have heard it called in certain areas)  alley oop smith grind to x up forward smith ( hard to explain but looks cool , plus many more tech moves.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on September 16, 2008, 07:08 PM
Aah.... the canadian nosepick.  My nemesis.   So I have him to thank eh?

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on September 16, 2008, 08:39 PM
Yeah pictures!
I wish I had my old magazines!
Who's Joe Hurlbert?
How about Larry Bull, what's he up to?
Here's a name; Fergus Heron.

Fergus' pic is up earlier on the thread, from Tizer '88.  :)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Guillotte on September 17, 2008, 07:54 AM
Jon Byer(s)...
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on September 17, 2008, 01:00 PM
anybody mentioned steve bisseker yet??
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: lodge on September 17, 2008, 01:42 PM
Jon Byer(s)...

Not heard his name mentioned in a long time, awesome on vert. anyone remember the early 90's vid riding he's backyard ramp.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: the_cyclops on September 17, 2008, 08:45 PM
A couple of names that may or may not have been mentioned yet...

US guys...

Hugo Gonzales
Dave Vanderspek
Pete Augustin

UK Guys....

Dave Beveridge
Shaun Scarfe
John Dye
Scott Steele



Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Guillotte on September 20, 2008, 07:38 AM
I remember the name, "Noel Cowan"  ?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on September 20, 2008, 10:44 AM
I remember the name, "Noel Cowan"  ?

From near Inverness I think...
Holeshot '86...at least I think this is him!
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Holeshot%201986/Holeshot222.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Wayne Ryder on September 20, 2008, 10:01 PM
anybody mentioned steve bisseker yet??

They should've. Saw him at Trafalgar Square once, early 90s; he pulled a high-speed rolaid right across the jam circle.
Very similar style to Phil Dolan, I thought. Shame he dropped off the radar.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on September 22, 2008, 12:41 PM
I remember the name, "Noel Cowan"  ?



never met noel back in the day but met him a few years back when the 'dirty sanchez ' mtv started being filmed. (grew up with the sanchez boys as did mark j on here) noel worked as part of the film crew and was in cardiff for a fair few months. he did bring his s&m dirtbike down but with me working and them filming all over the uk we never got the chance to ride together. did party together though a few times. will dig out some pics soon.

ah, just remembered i scanned and printed noels 2 page spread from rad/action bike onto a t shirt and passed onto his producer to wear. ha. they didnt know he was that good on a bike bitd. ha.  brought back memories for him. i'm sure he's in my myspace friends greg.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Guillotte on September 24, 2008, 05:56 AM
If he's on page 4 under "Noel" I sent him a message =)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on September 24, 2008, 07:48 AM
If he's on page 4 under "Noel" I sent him a message =)



yep, thats noel. the pic of him with ozzy osbourne rocks.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on September 24, 2008, 04:38 PM
A couple of names that may or may not have been mentioned yet...

US guys...

Hugo Gonzales
Dave Vanderspek
Pete Augustin

UK Guys....

Dave Beveridge
Shaun Scarfe
John Dye
Scott Steele



I used to ride with Scott Steele and his mate Simon Burtles all the time...  both Great guys!!!

we used to ride at the 'Fazak' bmx club...

I remember one time he came with Eric... 

Eric was there 2 minutes before throw a 6 ft 540 out the 7ft 1/4!!

I went everywhere with them... Love to know where Scott is now??

apparently, Simon Burtles lives in the US??









Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: the_cyclops on September 24, 2008, 10:32 PM
A couple of names that may or may not have been mentioned yet...

US guys...

Hugo Gonzales
Dave Vanderspek
Pete Augustin

UK Guys....

Dave Beveridge
Shaun Scarfe
John Dye
Scott Steele



I used to ride with Scott Steele and his mate Simon Burtles all the time...  both Great guys!!!

we used to ride at the 'Fazak' bmx club...

I remember one time he came with Eric... 

Eric was there 2 minutes before throw a 6 ft 540 out the 7ft 1/4!!

I went everywhere with them... Love to know where Scott is now??

apparently, Simon Burtles lives in the US??











Yeah, I remember  Si 'Boy racer' Birtles too!....He was a good rider indeed!

Ive a few Scott,Eric,Si stories :)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Lee Reynolds on October 02, 2008, 11:23 PM
Does anyone know what Eric Steele is doing?
I'd love to get back in touch, great guy...
[img width= height= alt=Eric Steele]http://hotlink.myspacecdn.com/images01/66/36a0918fb4934e0f0ae90d7141aedfe8/m.jpg[/img] (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=59158130&albumID=1618633&imageID=21489097)
[img width= height= alt=Eric Steele]http://hotlink.myspacecdn.com/images01/120/d5ee3306fa96e663aa279e67d41ee976/m.jpg[/img] (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=59158130&albumID=1618633&imageID=21489066)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Guillotte on October 03, 2008, 04:52 AM
He was such a cool dude but waiting for him to finish his run with a massive 540 always scared the crap outta me! You never knew if he was gonna be carried up by fans or away on a stretcher  :shocked:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on October 03, 2008, 02:11 PM
like this you mean greg. ouch!

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on October 03, 2008, 02:57 PM

Eric steele must have been well ahead of his time with that...

alleyoop 540 across the canyon!!!

pity he hung... to disaster!!

Another one of Eric... with the bar hop drop in!?!?!  ??? ( from Dennys video vault )

/>


Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on October 03, 2008, 07:09 PM

Eric steele must have been well ahead of his time with that...

alleyoop 540 across the canyon!!!

pity he hung... to disaster!!

Another one of Eric... with the bar hop drop in!?!?!  ??? ( from Dennys video vault )

/>




Great stuff!
Always a treat to see Eric ride.
G
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: sean on October 03, 2008, 11:19 PM
Some riders would make every body at a comp stop what they were doing and watch...
Eric was one of those...
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: angrykid on October 05, 2008, 11:09 AM
Dave Slade's a movie director these days (Hard Candy)
Can I throw Jason Hasle into the mix?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stuntmaster on October 05, 2008, 03:11 PM
like this you mean greg. ouch!

/>


i like the way the music is let twist again lol
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: ralphtribe on October 09, 2008, 10:45 PM
Some riders would make every body at a comp stop what they were doing and watch...
Eric was one of those...

er... well yeah... because judging by these video's they knew he was going to fall off his bike almost immediately got on it!

Did he ever make a trick?... staying on your bike was generally considered the hard bit! ... not being funny, but if I spun my granny round and round enough and then set her off in the direction of a quarter pipe I reckon she could do just as well...!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on October 09, 2008, 10:48 PM
Some riders would make every body at a comp stop what they were doing and watch...
Eric was one of those...

er... well yeah... because judging by these video's they knew he was going to fall off his bike almost immediately got on it!

Did he ever make a trick?... staying on your bike was generally considered the hard bit! ... not being funny, but if I spun my granny round and round enough and then set her off in the direction of a quarter pipe I reckon she could do just as well...!

Stop being so cynical Ralph  :LolLolLolLol:

I know what you mean though dude. I've said it in the past, when he wasn't trying to launch himself in to space he could do some stylish airs. His lookbacks were pretty clicked, mainly because he was dorky footed, but still clicked.

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: ralphtribe on October 09, 2008, 10:59 PM
... but statistically it must be almost impossible to not make it so many times when you try it so many times

I never knew him so it's nothing personal... but just being objective about it he almost deserves a medal for being quite so hopeless 

 :LolLolLolLol:

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: andy619 on October 10, 2008, 12:16 AM
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/f199/ashohara/007_2.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/f199/ashohara/001_1.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/f199/ashohara/bikepics044.jpg)

Eric probably did crash more than most, but thats because he always pushed the hardest. 
Spot on about the style Daz.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Lee Reynolds on October 10, 2008, 01:04 AM
Eric was the first person I ever saw pull a 540... about 4 feet out on a skinny UKBFA quarter-pipe!
Also probably the first person to pull a bike hand plant on vert.
Yeah, he crashed a lot but the videos online don't do him justice.
Thanks for the pics Andy, love the one-footer invert.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Jason Ellis on October 10, 2008, 03:25 AM
It's riders like Eric Steel pushing the limits back in the day why we have young punx pulling big tricks and getting gold medals in the X games today. foam pits? I don't think so, riders like Eric Steel trying and crashing, are those who progressed the sport to what it is today. And he was a cool guy.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on October 10, 2008, 05:23 PM
yup, he crashed, but agree with most in so much as he pushed and pushed

crazy by name......

was great to watch as was sooooooo unpredicatable to
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Wayne Ryder on October 10, 2008, 05:37 PM
And he was a cool guy.  :coolsmiley:

Definitely. I'd only met him a couple of hours before my cable adjuster broke at a Southsea KOC, rendering the brake useless. He spotted it, said he'd a spare I could have, next thing we're down the road rummaging around amongst the tools and spares in his car boot. Cool isn't the word!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on October 10, 2008, 06:54 PM
... but statistically it must be almost impossible to not make it so many times when you try it so many times

I never knew him so it's nothing personal... but just being objective about it he almost deserves a medal for being quite so hopeless 

 :LolLolLolLol:



From the outside, I can totally see why you're sayin' that Ralph, but Eric eventually became an awesome rider.
(What do I mean 'eventually'!! Anyone that did what he did back then WAS awesome - just for tryin' it!! :LolLolLolLol:)

To me the old comps ('84 - '88) that I went too/competed in  were just the most amazing events 'cos someone like Eric or Mr. Spicoli and various others would try something insane. Even tried the odd thing myself....

Eric DID crash a lot BITD, but later on, as he smoothed it all out, he was brilliant - look at that pic of the 1 foot invert- drop crank, fully stretched and inverted -  his lookbacks were awesome, but he still went for the mad things - the twists, the handplants, and I f@ckin' loved 'im for it!
Long Live Crazy Eric!!  :LolLolLolLol:

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on October 10, 2008, 07:27 PM
When Eric turned up at our little bmx club with his brother Scott...

I watched him throw the most dialed 540 i'd seen... 6 ft out, perfect rotation... smooth too!!

you just don't get as dialed as that if your're just a ' hopless rider ' who just goes for mad stuff...

I thought Eric was a Great rider and as it 's already been mentioned earlier in the thread...

these video's do not do the man justice!!!


few more pics here too....

http://www.geocities.com/bertieonethirty/old-school-riders_frame.html


Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: welsh denny on October 10, 2008, 07:56 PM
eric rippin it up at cardiff's ramp room bitd.

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/q14/dennydyer/ericclicksitfortomo.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/q14/dennydyer/ericsteele-lookbacktweaked-1.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/q14/dennydyer/crazyeric-1.jpg)


eric would hang up to the chainring on some of these lookbacks. and ride em out. inventor of the disaster perhaps??  :D
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: stumpy on October 10, 2008, 08:09 PM
few more pics here too....

http://www.geocities.com/bertieonethirty/old-school-riders_frame.html




Just looked at these pics, the one with eric dropping in from Rom's half pipe wall, thats me standing by his back wheel in the blue body warmer,showing him how to do it! I remember this day. Eric sure was a laugh, i'd quit riding by the time he got 'polished' shame, wish i got to see him ride like that. 
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Lee Reynolds on October 10, 2008, 09:09 PM
Awesome pics Denny!
I'd love to see more from the ramp room, especially the Reardons.
Has there been a tribute to Marc thread up here yet?
Most people don't know how amazing he was.
Do you ever see Andy?
What about Mike Cameron... love that guy!
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: ralphtribe on October 10, 2008, 10:35 PM
... but statistically it must be almost impossible to not make it so many times when you try it so many times

I never knew him so it's nothing personal... but just being objective about it he almost deserves a medal for being quite so hopeless 

 :LolLolLolLol:



From the outside, I can totally see why you're sayin' that Ralph, but Eric eventually became an awesome rider.
(What do I mean 'eventually'!! Anyone that did what he did back then WAS awesome - just for tryin' it!! :LolLolLolLol:)

To me the old comps ('84 - '88) that I went too/competed in  were just the most amazing events 'cos someone like Eric or Mr. Spicoli and various others would try something insane. Even tried the odd thing myself....

Eric DID crash a lot BITD, but later on, as he smoothed it all out, he was brilliant - look at that pic of the 1 foot invert- drop crank, fully stretched and inverted -  his lookbacks were awesome, but he still went for the mad things - the twists, the handplants, and I f@ckin' loved 'im for it!
Long Live Crazy Eric!!  :LolLolLolLol:



OK - I take it all back - he was brilliant.... (and mad  :LolLolLolLol:)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: mixjp on February 21, 2009, 08:38 PM
I remember Marco. He used to ride a lot at Talakers & Cantelose skate parks (not sure how you spell them, I'm from round them parts). I think I first met him in 81, a proper nutter. He was the first person I ever saw do a back flip. Wiped out but it was still good to see.
What ever happened to him?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on February 21, 2009, 09:36 PM
Do you mean Marco Lara?

I rode with him a lot in 82-84.  Legend   :4_17_5:

I saw him at Rom in the late 90s, riding with his son. He promised to ride regularly, but sadly I've not seen him since  :(

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on February 21, 2009, 09:38 PM
Quote
Do you mean Marco Lara?

No, he said Maro, can't you read?  :P

Daz.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on February 21, 2009, 09:45 PM
Grrrrrr...................


WhyIoughtta........   :knuppel2:

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: DJ on February 22, 2009, 07:51 AM
Mark Langston.
Homeless Soul Bro, MK II Granada & a full length leather trench coat.

I think only Alex or GoGo will know who Im on about?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Biggeorge on February 23, 2009, 05:11 PM
 im still riding Dj.
Surprised anyone remembers me!
Dont chuck me bike anymore!
Grannys long gone but still got the coat somewhere!
Hope youre well.
:D.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flaz on February 23, 2009, 06:00 PM
marco lara was a legend in north london a proper nutter would try anything !!! not scared at all  a proper loon
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Swivel on February 25, 2009, 01:32 PM
One of the best threads on Rad for sure. Amazing photos! Its brought back a ton of memories of riders I used to watch doing comps  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: telelogic on February 25, 2009, 03:00 PM
where was eric steel from?

I think I may have ridden with him at some point.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on February 25, 2009, 09:08 PM
chester
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: telelogic on February 25, 2009, 09:12 PM
maybe not then :D
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: union on February 26, 2009, 12:14 AM
eric lived in harlow,essex for a good while too-when he was blowing up in the 80's he was living in the harlow area.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on February 26, 2009, 08:14 AM
eric lived in harlow,essex for a good while too-when he was blowing up in the 80's he was living in the harlow area.

I always thought he was from down there full stop John.

I didn't know he was from Chester originally. You learn summat every day!

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: telelogic on February 26, 2009, 10:22 AM
that's right, he did!

I thought I knew him.

if you let him have a go on your bike, he would do his level best to break it :idiot2:

I'm sure I saw him do a wilton air at rom one day :shocked:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on March 18, 2009, 07:11 PM

Anyone remember this guy.....????

Juice - Ripley 1991/ 2...

seemed to come out of nowhere... ( remember his 900 attempts ) ??

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/Juiceedit-Picasa.jpg)

wonder wot happened to him??


Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on March 18, 2009, 08:27 PM
That's some fine air too ^^^^^^^^^^^

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Guillotte on March 19, 2009, 04:18 AM

Anyone remember this guy.....????

Juice - Ripley 1991/ 2...

seemed to come out of nowhere... ( remember his 900 attempts ) ??

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/bb31/mackymc/Juiceedit-Picasa.jpg)

wonder wot happened to him??




WOW!  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: markatkins on March 19, 2009, 12:41 PM
I rode with juice alot bitd.Top bloke and crazy rider.He got so near to pulling a 900 in France.Hes on Facebook.
I also remember him riding before me in a contest crashing (like he did alot) really hard.Big air to floor to blood all over the place,not nice.Would be good to see him ride again but dont think hes up for it.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: mr hoppy on March 20, 2009, 09:26 PM
john mciness as a forgotten man of freestyle think he came 3/4 th at picketts lock/lee cooper  rode for mrd
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on March 21, 2009, 04:32 AM
john mciness ?

Is that his proper name?? Never knew it!! 

Love him to see that pic!!  :)

*edit*

I've always thought it was Ripley... Mr Bestwick thinks it was Farnham... ( facebook pic comment! )



Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: markatkins on March 21, 2009, 08:21 AM
Juices name is Stuart Durrant.The pic is defo not Ripley,i used to ride there everyweek.That ramp was used for the southern regionals.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: macky on March 23, 2009, 09:34 PM

Yeahh, you know,  I'd always thought it was Ripley...

Jamie Bestwick commented on a pic from the same venue on facebook..

he also say it wasnt Ripley... he thinks its Farnham!!

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: peps1971 on April 10, 2009, 03:21 PM
Mason Smith

..cant remember who he rode for, think I caught a demo he did with the US skyway team in 85 ?? could be wrong
 
Think he rode for ammaco or someone.  I remember buying my completely all white DP Freestyler from his shop in Hitchin.  Im sure he still rides a bit.
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: combriaj on July 08, 2009, 05:40 PM
Some great names here. Mason Smith, didn't he ride for Rickman-- or did he just test it?  remember Dave Currey? He did the tests for BMX Action Bike.

AJ
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: jedi on July 08, 2009, 08:59 PM
was riding with mason last night  :)  :)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Withy on September 01, 2009, 10:16 PM
More "forgotten"...

Paul Zak
Phil Middleton
Andy Brown (Clearly not forgotten, but maybe not as well remembered for being amazing on flat BITD, applecrates, undertakers, bar rides and the best way into a cherrypicker ever)
Scott Macdonald
Dave Frame
Scott McNicol

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Flatcap on September 02, 2009, 11:26 PM
Quote
Dave Frame

Not forgotten mate, not in my book anyway - fooking amazing rider!!!

Daz.  :daumenhoch:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j46/Flatcap1968/LIVI.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j46/Flatcap1968/l_2e3f05f45fb20c68e372c8abe0621835.jpg)

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: telelogic on September 02, 2009, 11:53 PM
style 4 days :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: rosscoe on September 03, 2009, 08:05 PM
anybody mentioned fergus heron yet????
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on September 03, 2009, 08:29 PM
anybody mentioned fergus heron yet????

Way back at the start somewhere...
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: The Redline on September 04, 2009, 07:50 PM
Hugo Gonzalez

was unbeliveable, sometimes he bailed so hard, that it seems
that he was inventing the faceplant !

Tough Guy
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: 58 delray on October 10, 2009, 01:26 AM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:


Rob was this the guy who used to hang out in Alpine action in Notting Hill? Was in BMX action bike with another guy, both in Haro gear doing tailwhips? Feature on the first Potts mod bolts.

Also
Chris Young
Rob Bell
Paul Davies? (Pikey)

any one know what happened with chris?


Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on October 10, 2009, 01:44 AM
Now then delray.....

My name is Rob Steele.  Do you remember me?

I'm happy to see you're still around buddy - I was told a few years back that you were dead.....

Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: CD17 on October 10, 2009, 10:20 AM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:


Rob was this the guy who used to hang out in Alpine action in Notting Hill? Was in BMX action bike with another guy, both in Haro gear doing tailwhips? Feature on the first Potts mod bolts.

Also
Chris Young
Rob Bell
Paul Davies? (Pikey)

any one know what happened with chris?




He is still about, he turned up to a old skool race a few years ago with one of his old Haro's & had a race  8)

I would like to know what happened to Rob Bell  ???
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: 58 delray on October 10, 2009, 04:39 PM
Now then delray.....

My name is Rob Steele.  Do you remember me?

I'm happy to see you're still around buddy - I was told a few years back that you were dead.....


well no dought it will dissapoint a few people but i'm alive and well and just bought a bike  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: TwoBobRob on October 10, 2009, 05:13 PM
Happy days   :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: billstup on October 18, 2009, 08:58 PM
Stephen Dalet.  Only I seem to remember him. Meanwhile Gardens and Rom regular, always rode with Marco Lara.  If there'd been a definition of tech back in 82-83, then it would have been a picture of him   :4_17_5:


Rob was this the guy who used to hang out in Alpine action in Notting Hill? Was in BMX action bike with another guy, both in Haro gear doing tailwhips? Feature on the first Potts mod bolts.

Also
Chris Young
Rob Bell
Paul Davies? (Pikey)

any one know what happened with chris?

Chris got hooked on drugs, robbed loads of telephone boxes to fund his habbit, got caught and did some time, he`s out again now and living back at his mums in Sydenham, although from what I`ve heard he`s back on gear again  :idiot2:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: QUADROPHENIA on October 18, 2009, 09:03 PM


fooking shame
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Glen on October 18, 2009, 09:08 PM
Quote
Dave Frame

Not forgotten mate, not in my book anyway - fooking amazing rider!!!

Daz.  :daumenhoch:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j46/Flatcap1968/LIVI.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j46/Flatcap1968/l_2e3f05f45fb20c68e372c8abe0621835.jpg)



Nice pics!  Where is that?
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: billstup on October 18, 2009, 09:16 PM


fooking shame

No one forces you to take drugs Pete, it`s a choice you make for yourself  :(
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Withy on October 18, 2009, 09:47 PM
Quote
Dave Frame

Not forgotten mate, not in my book anyway - fooking amazing rider!!!

Daz.  :daumenhoch:

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j46/Flatcap1968/LIVI.jpg)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j46/Flatcap1968/l_2e3f05f45fb20c68e372c8abe0621835.jpg)





Nice pics!  Where is that?
Livingston Skatepark in Scotland.. where Framey ruled (and probably still does)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on October 18, 2009, 11:39 PM


fooking shame

No one forces you to take drugs Pete, it`s a choice you make for yourself  :(

Spot on Bill.
And either you control your intake or it controls you.
Choice indeed....
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: ED209 on January 10, 2014, 08:23 AM
Another bump for a bit of History!

Ten years of Rad! amazing thread :-0
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: QUADROPHENIA on January 11, 2014, 01:01 AM


And Donovan Ritter getting a mention on page 1 ......lol... How times change
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: Garethrs18 on January 01, 2015, 05:09 PM
i can see phil bevan and karl denton. rode with phil loads at cardiff warehouse 1986-1988, penarth rd warehouse 1989 and then phils halfpipe in mynachdy,cardff 1989- 1990. phil actually took some of us welsh lads for our first beer  at 15 years old in merthyr (nite before merthyr open comp). walked thru the pub with our bmx's
(phil, me, evo,tomo, swanny,nipper, jon cole- andy reardon and swannys dad were already there playing pool) and the landlord said to leave em in the toilets. had me first cider and a ride thru the mental hospital at midnite. more malarky from bevan and his mates than i care to tell but was a fun nite.  ;)

This will look familiar then..............!amazing pic from back in the day

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/k48/2ndChildhood/Tizer%20Bmx%20Worlds%201988/swan02.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: mrsmudgelondon on August 31, 2016, 10:09 PM
stephen dalet if i remember was offered a haro sponsorship but turned it down i rode with him a couple of times at south bank marco lara was a crazy rider rode with him at canteloes on camden road i remember him doing the first 540 at rom king of the skatepark then jumping into the the little pool and busting  his ankle ....................jess darenforth sold him my mongoose, use to ride the quaterpipe outside his house on archway hill.....
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on October 05, 2016, 11:13 PM
Ooft! Thread resurrection!
Just been through the whole thing again - brilliant.

 :)
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: factory pilot on October 06, 2016, 08:48 AM
A great thread definitely worthy of a cheeky bump  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: oldschool rider 1969 on January 02, 2017, 03:32 PM
Gary Forsyth Rad MOFO BITD I'd love to get his autograph one day !!!


 explosion  explosion explosion explosion explosion explosion
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: bmxer4ever on January 22, 2017, 02:59 PM
Gary Forsyth Rad MOFO BITD I'd love to get his autograph one day !!!


 explosion  explosion explosion explosion explosion explosion

You have a few the night you posted this Stevie?!  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
Post by: fugazi on February 03, 2017, 09:17 AM
Some proper blast from the past names in here, rad thread!  :coolsmiley: