Words by John Wells
Photos by Peter Adam
Never one to suffer from fads or trends, United Bike Co. continues its steadfast commitment to keeping BMX real as fuck with a new full length DVD ’Still United’.
Still United is a behemoth of a video that will not be brushed to one side, even in the face of ever-depleting attention spans. The blood, sweat, and drive that went into making this video is potently visible. So, make sure your eyes and ears have their seat belts fastened, they’re in for a wild ride.
The opening part comes from the New Jersey Ninja, Jeff Kocsis. This part is a testament to his ‘spur of the moment’ riding, very few riders can match his instinctive and casual style. It is great to see him out of his East Coast habitat handling everything that comes his way with the uninhibited nature of some sort of gentleman musketeer.
Next up is Christian Rigal, and in contrast to Jeff’s, this part seems like a big budget Hollywood blockbuster. He had the production truck out with him at every spot with outwardly pre-calculated tricks, but it was worth it. Banger after banger, this part is an inspiration of masculinity and a total handrail massacre. Keep an eye out for his backwards roller coaster grind, it should be nominated for an Oscar.