Web Bits: The best of the web with Mike Vockenson

Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of web clips dropping these days? Don’t sweat it, Mike Vockenson of Crispy fame has been making life easy for us all and curating the best 10 edits from the last months. We’ve been running this in the pages of 2020bmxmag, but figured being as that the web is where you can watch em with a simple click, so why not get it up as a regular feature online. Enjoy the best riding and filming from the second quarter of the year!

Overwhelmed by the sheer amount of web clips dropping these days? Don’t sweat it, Mike Vockenson of Crispy fame has been making life easy for us all and curating the best 10 edits from the last months. We’ve been running this in the pages of 2020bmxmag, but figured being as that the web is where you can watch em with a simple click, so why not get it up as a regular feature online. Enjoy the best riding and filming from the second quarter of the year!

Jack Kelly
Colony Video Part

Jack Kelly, my god. This edit is so sick. Finally, JK has a piece that demonstrates how good he is. Every single rail move you can think of gets done in here including one of the best over tooths I have seen done. Another dude that has travelled a lot and put in quite some time to get this finished and to a high standard. When will Colony stop? I have only met Jack once or twice, but after watching this (for a 5th time) I want to roll with him again, looks like a damn good time. Props to everyone involved with this. Oh also, I need to make mention to the backflip off the curb, even though he didn’t get it and it didn’t make the above edit. Man I wish he had have landed that, such a sick clip.

Cam White Dirt Jump Session
Cam White, Jaie Toohey & Jed Mildon

What the fuck. I almost let this one slip through the cracks, so I’m stoked that I found it again. This edit and the riding within makes me stop and feel pure awe. I have no idea how they do tricks, and lets be clear, not just basic shit but double backflips, superman seatgrab flips etc, over THE biggest jumps I have ever seen. This is not normal, I almost feel like just laughing to myself. There was one clip of Jaie Toohey doing a superman flip where it looks like there is no possible way of getting back around, especially when you’re 20 feet above the lip, yet somehow he does and perfectly so. I can’t believe that dirt jumping has come this far over the last decade, where the hell is it going to go from here? Editing/filming was really well done too.

Zac Miner
Colony Video Part

Man I love seeing Zac Miner ride. I know I can always expect to see some crazy set-ups, big rails a wallride or two and a loose flair and as predicted, this edit proved all that to be true. When I was learning to ride street, Miner was the dude, someone who I always thought was insane, which makes it even more rad that he is still doing it and still getting better. Flume track was an interesting choice, wasn’t too sure about it at first, but I think it worked well actually. I can only hope that Zac doesn’t lose the motivation to go in anytime soon.

Chance Brejnakowski
Changa’s Banga’s

I said ‘what the fuck’ so many times in this piece from the Gold Coast’s Chance Brejnakowski, or as he likes to put it, Changa. Again, not really my steeze, but park riding looks cool as hell when you do this many weird and wonderful tech combinations. To me, this is on par with anything Harry Main puts out, it’s at the forefront of technical mastery, pushing the limits of what can be done on a quarter. I think I have about 3 moves at the local mini-ramp, Changa looks like he could spend a whole day and not do something twice. Also, good to see the use of a non-dub step/dance whatever you want to call it track, layered over a park edit.

Daniel Johnson
Division Part

Over 2103, DJ had a couple other edits prior to this one which for me, were not as gnarly as I knew he could be so I always suspected a heavy hitter on the horizon. This edit was exactly that, tonnes of rail moves from what looks like at least 6 months of filming around Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne. Even though it’s a web edit, I can fully respect someone who goes to that much effort. Props to Cooper too for the edit/film, it must be hard to keep things fresh when you’re working on that many production projects. Favourite clip was probably the Adelaide rail to rail (flat-down) and the over smith, that shit is CRAZY.

ACT Jam

BEST vibes. The ACT jam series has been on hold for a few years now, but thanks to the work and support of Backbone, alongside a heap of other companies, it’s back on. Despite the freezing temperatures and isolation of Canberra, this edit made me want to move there to experience the scene, ride the bowls and be a part of a seemingly tight-knit BMX community. So much good riding in this from Will Gunn, Jack O’Reilly, Boyd Hilder, Jack Gruber, Aidan Chard and more (so stoked on the Michael Puniard clips too). It’s jams like this that really bond and develop the prospects for a somewhat trivial industry here in Australia. It speaks to the wider public, screaming fun, energy and social capital. Well done to everyone involved.

Afray 2013 Mixtape Vol 1

Jack Birtles x Afray team x roadtripping is the perfect combination and this edit shows. Uniting most of the team from around the east coast with the main focus from a trip down to the 420 capital, Nimbin, you get to see a tiny glimpse into how crazy some of these dudes are. No wonder Afray is popping off, the ambiance they compel is none-other in the Australian industry at the moment and its so sick to see. Leezy does a double crankflip, Mikey looks G as fuck and Macca does a kinker 50 bar to ice. Very much looking forward to any future instalments.

Jared Carter
Fit Trails edit

Notice how in the screen shot that there is about 7 feet of space and you still can’t see the lip? Yeah, that’s because Jared Carter is a damn madman. This piece for Fit put together by Scott Greentree is a wonderful little gem amidst a sea of street nuggets. Almost too perfectly starting off with a ridiculous table alongside the grinding sounds of ‘The Sword’, the riding continues to blow me away. Especially because I know how much crazier and bigger these jumps would be in real life. It really is refreshing to see an all trails edit, particularly in Australia and particularly because it held my attention to the very end. Good luck ever seeing these trails or meeting this dude, a mystery and a best kept one at that.

Rex Cubic
Welcome to Downlow

Once again, West Oz absolutely killin’ it. A wonderful blend of smooth, thought out editing/filming alongside Rex’s raw style of peggery. Perth has such a sick scene right now, everytime I have been over there it’s always the best vibes and an insane level of riding. I think this is Rex’s first full-length web edit and it’s so awesome to see because the dude shreds and deserves some of dat limelight baby. I’m a sucker for an X grind too so I was always going to love this.

Dom Williams
Welcome to Pure Bikes

In tune with the Colony domination, the West Coast is hitting back hard. This time, through a lesser-known dude, Dom Williams. The little guy does it all, handles a rail or two, throws himself down some big stair sets and pulls some ridiculous quarter combinations and not surprisingly, being a Carine local (home of Calvin and Callan). Whilst you wouldn’t write home about some of the filming, the editing, and most importantly, the riding takes care of that. From the first insane truck into the bank to the opposite whip down the deece stair set, this is a pretty hard-hitting edit. Also, mad props for not giving a fuck about wearing a helmet, need to see more of that.



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