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OLD GOLD - CALVIN KOSOVICH LOCAL EDIT 2014

For the next installment of Old Gold we have this edit that Calvin Kosovich put together for us back in 2014. Filmed by Callan Stibbards, Graeme Scott and Jordan Dentamaro through out Perth, Albany, Melbourne and a line from a famous San Francisco spot at the 1 minute mark which ties in with the SF B roll footage throughout.

Calvin was already firmly making his mark on the BMX world back then, he had a couple of solid sections in Let it Bleed and Still Bleeding Black and Blue which he also filmed the majority of and edited himself. He had also just been picked up by Kink and Vans after riding for now defunct brand The Set. I'm pretty sure this is his last section filmed at home before he moved to America. 

As you would expect from Calvin there is some big rail moves, some big gaps and  a sprinkling of tech moves throughout. Enjoy!

Old Gold - Mitch Morris 2017

Old Gold - Mitch Morris 2017

The modern internet era has a habit of slapping you in the face with fresh content multiple times a day, you can sometimes forget about some old gems from the past.

Given that, I have decided to make a weeklyish blog post highlighting some old gold video/edits from West Oz's rich BMX history, an archive, so that everything will be collected all in one place.

We have a team of rippers but I didnt want to limit this to just the Local team so there will be posts about all West Oz riders, the common theme will be either they are from WA or filmed the section here.

Also worth mentioning if you want to see a collection of cool WA photos from past and present, Jamie Mauri runs a insta page called @perth_bmx. I highly recommend you follow. 

For the first installment of Old Gold, MItch Morris dropped this edit for the shop back in 2017, filmed and edited by Bryce Ruksenas, The song by Blondie has a dreamy vibe, you feel like you are floating through this edit watching Mitch's super tech style of riding with a few burly bangers thrown in. A stand out clip at the time and still now is the ice to crankflip/bar (helicopter?). Mitch made it look too smooth, so much going on there, you didnt really see these much at the time (much less out of an icepick) and still dont now. Mitch used to do these in a hop on request and I bet he still could now. Anyway enjoy the vid, Bryce killed it on the film/edit. Enjoy! - Mike

  

 

Rocky - Kyle Ralston

We had a little party/premiere out the back of the shop before Christmas for Kyle Ralston's latest video 'Rocky' and he has just released it online.

Rocky is a 20 minute video featuring a heap of his friends filmed in the streets of Perth over the last year or so. Featuring Kyle Ralston, Jamie Mauri, Jake Corless, Callan Stibbards, Dylan Matthews, Tom Roddy, Will Moores, Matt Bell, Mitch Morris, Alex Veenbaas, Luke Snelling, Jay Wilson, Doc, Filipe Costa Laghi, Matt Walkemeyer, Gyles Baker, Mark Kelly, Harry Payne, Ross Dummett and Zenith Riley.

More than that its a touching tribute to his friend Gyles Baker aka rockybalbaker, Rocky. Gyles took his own life early last year after a silent struggle with his mental health. More on that after the vid. 

I'm sure you reading this didn't expect such a dark turn in a blog on a BMX shops blog page but mental health is something that we as a society should not be afraid to talk about and even less afraid to seek help when its needed. More than that I see it as a brave thing to do, something we should respect.  

Gyles Baker. 

Kyle, Gyles, Mark and the rest of the Phsh boys were the first real "crew" of young kids that came into the shop when we opened in 2013. By real crew I mean they were out riding, getting better and pushing each other, filming, putting out edits and just living this BMX lifestyle that we all are apart of. They weren't just kids who had BMX bikes, they were the real deal even at age 13-14.

Over the years of them coming to the shop for parts or to get their bikes fixed or just say hi when they were riding Freo that day, I watched these kids grow into young men. Some of the crew drifted off from BMX as can happen when young fellas hit 17-18 and life starts getting a bit more distracting with work/uni/studying/cars/girls/partying. Kyle really stuck with riding and ended up on our shop team, Gyles would still go for a roll go for a roll at Kinross and ride street a few times a week.

When Kyle told me of Gyles' passing it hit me pretty hard. As I said I'd seen these guys grow up over the best part of a decade. I'd met his Dad a few times when he'd come to pay for Gyles' parts. I felt devastated for Kyle and the rest of his friends, Gyles' family and everyone else that knew him. They lost everything that he was at that point and everything that he was going to be. Its incredibly sad to lose a life so young and I'm so sorry for their loss.

Hopefully I dont spoil the video's ending but at the premiere you have never heard 40 odd rowdy half drunk BMXers so quiet and respectful. There were a few teary eyes for sure, mine included.  

Kyle and Gyles. 

Here is some words from Kyle.

"A video dedicated to a best friend. Gyles Baker aka rockybalbaker took his own life earlier this year after a silent struggle with his mental health. Gyles was one of the most kind hearted, gentle, and selfless human beings I have met and I am forever grateful to have been able to call him one of my best friends. Please if you are struggling or know anyone struggling, let them know they are not alone. Things will always get better. Thanks to everyone who helped make this video. I am very grateful for everyone in my life. Always thinking about you Gyles. Love you and miss you brother. Rest in peace. 12/07/1999 - 01/03/2021"

Gyles' part from Kyles Longboy video.

Kyle Ralston Bike Check

Kyle Ralston Bike Check

Bike check Q & A – Kyle Ralston

Kyle stopped by the shop last week and grabbed a few things to freshen up his bike. It was looking good so we snapped some pics and then Zen went with Kyle down to Munchies and snapped a few riding pics, enjoy!

Quarter pocket wallride.

Sponsors – Local BMX and Doomed through Gray (Cop Distro)

Your bike has a Midschool vibe even though you aren’t old enough to have experienced that era of BMX, whats up with that? I like the videos and riders from that time, the bikes look sick!

Oldest part? Probably the pegs, Maybe a year and a half, but I got em second hand anyway.

Newest part?  Cranks, Sprocket, Tyres all brand new today.

How long do you run parts for usually? Normally until they break.

What parts do you go through the fastest? Tyres, Grips and pedals. I like new grippy tyres. I hate it when they are old and slippery, like when you are rolling around a bowl and worried about slipping out and dying.

Bank hip whip.

What about you most particular about with your bike? Almost everything, I care about what brands parts I ride and how they feel. I like everything to be exactly how I want it, every little bit matters.

Tyre Pressure? Like 50.

Frame- T1 Skapegoat 21”

Fork- Odyssey R25

Bar- Animal Big 4 8.25” shout out to Gyles.

Stem- S&M Credence Turtleneck

Headset- Local BMX Headset

Bottom bracket- Dunno, Cult maybe?

Cranks- Primo Powerbite v2’s

Sprocket- T1 Logans run 30t

Chain- Cult Halflink

Wheel Front- BSD XLT rim/ Front street complete wheel

Wheel Rear- Eclat Cortex Cassette/ Eclat Bondi

Tyres- Primo V Monster 2.4’s

Seat- Sunday canvas Pivotal

Seat post- Sunday Pivotal, a fist and a half high.

Pegs- Odyssey Jpeg’s, Metal, Care of Callab Stibbards.

Grips- Animal Edwin v2

Pedals- Eclat Seekers

EXPENSIVE TASTE MIX - JAY WILSON

Jay Wilson has been laid up for a bit recovering from knee surgery and it looks like he has put his time to good use, cooking up this mixed edit of a bunch of Perth riders, Perth Spots, set to a Perth punk track, this is 100% West Oz!

Jamie Mauri, Kyle Ralston, Jake Corless, Tom Roddy, Chris Gaske, Rex Cubic, Jay Wilson, Callan Stibbards, Dylan (GOLDBIKE) Mathews, Filipe Costa Laghi and Mitch Morris.

Local BMX Mix / Welcome Filipe Costa Laghi

Tom Roddy cooked up this mix from the crew and I'm really stoked to announce that we recently added Filipe Costa Laghi to the team so he closes it out. 

Fil moved here from Brazil about 5 years ago, he always brings a positive vibe to the session and watching him ride is always a treat, he has a smooth casual quality in his riding that makes everything he does look like its easy for him.  Welcome to the Crew Fil!

Enjoy.

Filmed in the streets of Perth and edited by Tom Roddy. Cheers Roddy!

Local Team and Friends 0:00-2:25

Callan Stibbards

Mitch Morris

Matt Bell

Dylan Mathews

Jake Corless

Kyle Ralston

Mike Lee

Jay Wilson

Greg Lamond

Tom Roddy

Welcome Fil 2:25-4:22

Filipe Costa Laghi

TOP FAVES - ROSS DUMMETT

Name: Ross Dummett

Age: 34

Place of Residence: Fremantle

Sponsors: Local BMX

Ross floating above the deep end at Scarborough bowl. Karl Cottrell photo

Last song you listened to: Peter Bibby- Hates my boozing

Top things that get you stoked: Road trips with friends, camping, beers, concrete bowls, bike packing missions, swimming, Travel

Current frame that you are running: A rusty T1 barcode

Favourite part on your bike: The frame

Favourite BMX video growing up: Props, Roadfools , Wide awake nightmare.

Current favourite BMX video: Fast and loose

Park you grew up riding: Hutton Moor England, (pic below)

Current favourite park in the Perth Metro area: Scarborough or Vic bowl

Top park you have rode in WA outside the metro area: Florence, Oregon

Top places you have been to ride: Pacific North West USA

Top places you have been not riding: India

Top places you want to go to ride: Nimbin bowl

Ross Carving some Malasian concrete. John Kelly photo.

Favourite WA Street rider: Gray

Favourite WA Trails rider:  Mundas

Favourite WA Park rider: Mundas

Favourite BMX memory/memories: Going to the glory hole in San Fran, going to the T1 ramp in Austin Texas, Lost bowl in Portugal was pretty surreal 

Any thanks? Thanks to Mike and Jacky for everything they do and keeping my bike running smooth!

Full pipe dream, Glory hole, San Fran Cisco. Luke Peeters photo

Callan Stibbards and Jake Corless - Dead Leisure - Conjure Thee

What a treat this was to wake up to this morning, Jake Corless and Callan Stibbards out killing it in the streets of Perth for Dead Leisure.

I love a good split part, especially when the dudes are mates and you know Jake and Callan are out together every weekend pushing each other and feeding off each others riding, I think it really shows in here. Really stoked on what the boys have come up with here. Enjoy!

"Introducing Dead Leisure with this “Conjure Thee” video featuring Callan Stibbards & Jake Corless. The title, not only inspired by the lyrics from the music, but more importantly describes the creation and debut of Dead Leisure with this inaugural video. Since Dead Leisure’s inception roughly 2 years ago (September 2019), Callan and Jake where hyped to be onboard and being fans and friends with them it was a no brainer. Fast forward to April this year (2021), Callan and Jake hit me up with this edit, without prior arrangement or knowledge I was beyond hyped with these dudes work ethic and aesthetic towards BMX. Filmed intermittently over the past few years in and around Perth WA Australia." - Alex Liiv

Filmed by Callan Stibbards

Additional Filming by

Jake Coless

Matt Bell

Mitch Morris

Kyle Ralston

Tom Roddy

Jamie Mauri

Filipe Costa Lahgi

Edited by Alex Liiv

Check out Dead Leisure goods in stock here. More on the way soon. 

Lastly thanks to Cult and Odyssey for keeping Callan rolling, Tempered for looking after Jake and Dead Leisure for putting shirts on both their backs. Support those who support BMX!

LUKE SNELLING'S "FOR THE HELL OF IT" JAM AT INDUSTRAIL BIKES.

LUKE SNELLING'S "FOR THE HELL OF IT" JAM AT INDUSTRAIL BIKES.

On the weekend just gone Luke Snelling organized a jam down at Industrail bikes in Henderson. While discussing the idea in our group chat Luke threw out that he wanted to throw a jam for the hell of it and the name stuck. 

This is by no means a comprehensive report of who did what, Shout out to everyone who was getting into it and having a roll, so many dudes were killing it  that I dont have pics of and some wild shit went down that no one got on film/camera. You should have been there!

Luke Snelling airing an engineering masterpiece, three pallets and a few sheets of ply. Jamie Mauri pic

 

Matt Bell Tuck no hander, Jamie Mauri pic.

Mitch Morris Icing up, Jamie Mauri pic.

Elliot at Industrail was gracious enough to host it and open up the killer mini ramp set up inside. Luke has been scrounging for pallets and ply for months and him and a few of the boys built a heap of awesome/sketchy set ups out front in the driveway. Along with that Industrail's box jump set up was out and the street spine that formerly resided at Oicnt/Manning crew hq was donated for the cause.

Ryan Aquilina took out the Box jump jam win with tricks like this stretched Suicide no hander above and Superman seat grab below. Well deserved Acka! Jamie Mauri pics

Just about every available Subrosa rail in Perth was bought out and Local provided a grind box, high hop set up and speaker to blast the tunes, along with a few refreshments and Local Dollarydoos as prizes. Speaking of prizes Luke hit up his sponsor Tempered Bikes who gladly kicked in some proddy aswell. Thats pretty much it, the stage was set, everyone just needed to come down and ride and have a good time!

Jacob Kestel was doing really cool weird stuff all arvo, stretched to the max nac (Josh Morris pic) and he did a 180 hand plant over the street spine, his first ever, even though the spine lived in his yard for about 2 years he had never tried it till jam day, goes to show when everyone gets stoked the riding bumps up a notch. 

 

Kyle Ralston Toboggan. Josh Morris Pic.

Matt Walkemeyer ripping the curved wall, this thing was slowly moving across the carpark every time someone hit it. Tom Roddy Pic

Filipe Laghi pegs up to gap into the bank. 

A huge thanks goes out to Luke for organising this whole thing, its no easy feat, especially building a whole skatepark thats gotta go up and come down on the same day. Thanks also to El at Industrail for everything, everyone that helped set up/ tear down, Tempered for the prizes, Tom Roddy, Josh Morris and Jamie Mauri for taking some pics and sharing them with us and everyone that came down to ride or just hang out and make the arvo/evening what it was.

Luke was already talking about next year so already looking forward to that.

Also worth saying is that anyone can throw a jam, yes even YOU! Pick a day and a place, make a sketchy flyer to share on the gram, tell ya mates, hit us up and we will share and support it. 

TOP FAVES - LUKE SNELLING

TOP FAVES - LUKE SNELLING

Next up on Top Faves is Luke Snelling.

All pics by Jake Corless

Curved to start and multiple kinks on this rail were no problemo for Luke. Berlin  trip with the Tempered crew. 

Age:  28

Place of Residence: Hamilton Hill

Sponsors: Local BMX and Tempered bikes

Car: fully sick blue one

Favourite food/drink: beer and steak

Last song you listened to: Grim Tormentor by Conan

Top things that get you stoked: Just hanging out riding, seeing someone do something crazy, creativity and music

Top things that give you the shits: Ignorant people and face masks

Oppo one footed table on a giant blue euro boob. 

Current frame that you are running: Tempered night child

Favourite part on your bike and why: gold skull dust caps because they are gold skull dust caps

Favourite BMX video growing up: Endsearch or Anthem 2

Current favourite BMX video: still the same

Park you grew up riding: Port Kennedy/Rockingham

Current favourite park in the Perth Metro area: Rocko

Top park you have rode in WA outside the metro area: Margaret river or Manjimup

Tucked.

Top places you have been to ride: Netherlands, Berlin, Spain

Top places you have been not riding: Clancys fish pub

Top places you want to go to ride: anywhere weird that not a lot of people go ride

Favourite BMX account that you follow on the Gram: early2000sbmx

Favourite non BMX account: anything Simpsons related

Favourite BMX memory/memories: Probably my first international BMX trip to China, was a gateway to travelling BMX for me. Hell of a time!

Any thanks? Cheers to Local BMX and Tempered Bikes for keeping me rolling and cheers to Karl von Drais for inventing the bicycle

While you are here have a rewatch of Luke's Welcome to Tempered vid that dropped early last month. 

TOP FAVES - MATT BELL

TOP FAVES - MATT BELL
So you get to know the team dudes a little better I decided to do a little questionnaire with them.
First up is Matt Bell. All pics by Jake Corless. 
Wallride 180 over the pole. 

 

Name: Matthew Bell

Age: 29

Place of Residence: Mandurah

Sponsors: Local BMX

Favourite food/drink: Holly schnitzel and a pint of swan haha

Last song you listened to: Acid king - Blaze in

Top things that get you stoked: Beermx, My lady, My dog, Seeing the doods go in!

Top things that give you the shits: Where do I start.. haha

Current frame that you are running: Johnny Corts custom work frame

Favourite part on your bike and why: Probably all the parts made by riders, Got The Maniacs stem and sprocket and John Corts made the frame.

Handicap rail hop in the wet. 

 

Favourite BMX video growing up: S&M please kill me. It was the first BMX vid I ever owned and it was a burnt copy from one of the locals I grew up riding with. Heavy influence that vid, sweated Stricker haha.

Current favourite BMX video: Been loving all the vids Skerbo's been putting out, bit of everything the way I like it.

Park you grew up riding: Mandurah's old park

Current favourite park in the Perth Metro area: Probably Kwinana, Perry's and Wanneroo

Top park you have rode in WA outside the metro area: Margs and Manjimup, Parks are Probably WA's best! Sorry all you Scarborough lovers

Top places you have been to ride: Catty, Posh and Hazelwood. Fastest I've ever been on my bike haha. 

Top places you have been not riding: Ningaloo reef

Top places you want to go to ride: Anywhere I haven't been really

Favourite WA Street rider: Jamo

Favourite WA Trails rider: Jamo

Favourite WA Park rider: Jamo

Favourite BMX memory/memories: They've all been pretty good. All the times the older doods would throw me in the car and take me along on their trips and all the trips over the years I don't think I've stopped laughing haha.

Wallride at the Industrail ramp.

 

Any thanks? Mike and Jackie at Local BMX, Foam rollers, My physio, all the sick heads out there that have made me laugh, cracked a beer with me, let me crash on their couch and my lady for always backing it 100%

LUKE SNELLING - WELCOME TO TEMPERED GOODS

LUKE SNELLING - WELCOME TO TEMPERED GOODS

Luke Snelling is the latest member of the Tempered Goods family and boy does he make a bang for his welcome video. I've heard whispers of a few of these clips, so stoked to finally see them on video.

Filmed over a year and a half (pre covid) and in the last few months here in Perth W.A.

Filmed by Callan Stibbards

Additional Filming by Mitchell Morris and Tom Roddy

Edited by Alex Liiv

Check out Tempered Goods in stock here.