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
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.
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!
Filmed in the streets of Perth and edited by Tom Roddy. Cheers Roddy!
Local Team and Friends 0:00-2:25
Welcome Fil 2:25-4:22
Filipe Costa Laghi
Name: Ross Dummett
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Name: Matthew Bell
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 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.
What a way to start your Sunday, Kyle Ralston just dropped this rad mixtape filmed in the streets of Perth.
Featuring Callan Stibbards, Jake Corless, Kyle Ralston, Dylan Matthews, Tom Roddy, Matt Bell, Mitch Morris, and Jamie Mauri.
Watch it, get stoked and then go ride your bike!
Filmed in the streets of Perth, Western Australia in 2017, like Jeebus these clips have been locked away in a tomb not for 3 days but for 3 years, and now they have risen like an Easter miracle for your viewing pleasure.
Filmed by Callan Stibbards, Jake Corless, Tom Roddy, Filipe Laghi, Gray Scott and Dylan Matthews, sorry if we missed anyone.
Edited by Callan Stibbards.
Song - Fooled around and fell in love, Artist - Elvin Bishop
It’s a crazy world out there at the moment and we have been doing what we can to reduce the risk to ourselves, our customers and our family. Its been a tough week or two trying to come to grips with what will be the new normal for a while.
At the same time we still want to keep the BMX stoke high, as getting out and riding your bike is probably safer at the moment (while keeping a safe distance from others) than going to your local shops. Its time to work on your basics like manuals/ manual180’s/ nose manuals/ hop bars/ hop threes/ hop whips…. whatever, out the front of your house or at a quiet carpark near your house.
We made the call to close the shop front, we are still sticking by this decision to ensure everyone’s safety. Our online store is open 24/7 and we are shipping orders out to customers everyday and placing and receiving orders with our suppliers, if we dont have what you need in stock we are still able to sort it out, just hit us up. With the closure of the shop front we are not taking on repairs at this time.
That’s pretty much it, stay home, stay safe, ride your bike if you can and stay sane.
See you instore on the other side.
Thanks, Mike – Local BMX.
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