Words and photos by Robin Pearson
Wallrides are awesome. Continuing the TOP TEN theme of pure, essential BMX riding, the wallride is a simple move that can be done in all kinds of ways. And, as you’ll see below, it can also be photographed in many different styles. Every set up is different – whether it’s a gap to wall, a wallride down stairs, between two ramps, or off a drop – the wallride can open up a spot.
To the outside world, wallrides are easy to appreciate. I can’t tell you how often some flabbergasted member of the public has run over to a spot and exclaimed, “Did he just ride down that wall?!”
Curved walls are arguably one of the coolest things about BMX. Straight up, vertical berms on the street, which let you generate centrifugal force to keep you stuck to them. How awesome is that? There are only a couple of curved walls in this feature but they’re both high grade.
Wallrides are a wonderful balance of physics. They’re also one of the finest aspects of riding a BMX. Here are my Top Ten wallride photos.