“Kids are the future!” – I’ve heard this phrase mentioned many times in my life and within BMX but to be honest I hadn’t had kids at the time and kinda thought the next few generations are doomed due to television brainwashing and kids not reading as much anymore, not going out much anymore and being stuck in front of their consoles at home.
That’s until I found out I was going to be a father for the first time. As most new fathers do I panicked like hell, thought to myself “Hell no, I’m not ready yet!” then eventually I accepted the impending doom that was about to unfold. Time went on, the Mrs started to show, got bigger, mood swings, fights, the usual… but we battled through and now it’s nearly time for me to say hello to our little dude! (Yeah it’s a boy by the way)
Going through all of this, the baby scans, numerous appointments, excitement, uncertainty and all the rest of it has totally changed my opinion on the matter. Knowing that I’ll have a little human to be responsible for and wanting to give someone the absolute best future possibly I can has totally changed my view on younger generations. It’s all in the upbringing I guess, I know a few BMX dads who fully support their kids in their riding, it’s so sick to see and if my kid wants to ride BMX (he will.) I’m going to be one of those kinds of dads. As the title says, ‘Kids are the future’ – Who knows, what the future holds, our kids could be the next Van Homan or G Reynolds!
So yeah, I thought it’d be cool to take a look at a few vids we’ve seen over the past year or so featuring the next gen of BMX shredders…