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THE 10 WORST BMX VLOG THUMBNAILS 2016!

A dissection of the most attention-seeking BMX video thumbnails on YouTube

I’m really sorry about that title and image. But this is genuinely what a lot of BMX content on YouTube has come to. The BMX Vlog, or video blog, has apparently taken over.

Part of the reason for this is that the authors have generated a lot of interest with their style of YouTube thumbnail.

The current trend in attention seeking, click-baity thumbnails has gradually filtered down from some of the most insufferable people on the internet to the world of BMX ‘Vlogging’.

Most of us claim to not watch any of these videos, yet a lot of them have huge play counts. So however cringe we think they are, we can’t argue that they’re getting results.

The image itself is often just a screengrab from a random clip that has nothing to do with the rest of the video. Like, the video will be 10 minutes of boring skatepark footage, but the thumbnail will be of a hot girl who appeared for five seconds. Then there’s the graphics… Ridiculous.

Let’s discuss the key characteristics.


Emojis everywhere.


Harry Main: 'JUMPING OUT THE SKATEPARK!'
Harry Main: ‘JUMPING OUT THE SKATEPARK!’
harry-main-mini-bmx-hybrid
Harry Main: ‘MINI BMX HYBRID?!’

Big arrows pointing at the thing you were already looking at.


adam-lz-best-bmx-spots-ever


Single words, questions or statements in massive capital letters.


jordan-aleppo-touching-wet-bush
Jordan Aleppo: ‘TOUCHING WET BUSH’

A semi-nude babe.


John Hicks - 'SHE'S CRAZY FOR THIS'
John Hicks: ‘SHE’S CRAZY FOR THIS’

Some kind of challenge.


Ryan Taylor: '24H OVERNIGHT CHALLENGE IN TRAMPOLINE PARK! (BMX)'
Ryan Taylor: ’24H OVERNIGHT CHALLENGE IN TRAMPOLINE PARK! (BMX)’
Ryan Taylor: '100K CHALLENGE!! WORLDS FIRST BACKFLIP ON A CITY BIKE'
Ryan Taylor: ‘100K CHALLENGE!! WORLDS FIRST BACKFLIP ON A CITY BIKE’

Something to do with fast cars.


Thrill Seekers: 'CHASING SUPER CARS IN LONDON! (ARAB SEASON)'
Thrill Seekers: ‘CHASING SUPER CARS IN LONDON! (ARAB SEASON)’

The ‘L’ word.


Jack Fahey: 'MOST EPIC BMX CHALLENGE!'
Jack Fahey: ‘MOST EPIC BMX CHALLENGE!’

Unfortunately, it’s also now becoming commonplace to see reputable stars of BMX getting carried away by it all, filming their own vlogs and jumping right on that bandwagon with these garish montages. Sad times indeed.


Tall Order: 'THE BEST BMX RIDER VERSUS US!'
Tall Order: ‘THE BEST BMX RIDER VERSUS US!’

 

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