Nasty Gets a Taste of Mackay's Trails in Virginia Beach
LXVI INVITATIONAL AT ECSC
Saturday 12-1 is the final round. Riders are competing for a portion of the $25,000 purse.
There's also Vert Demos going on all weekend with Simon Tabron, Coco Zurita and DMC Dennis McCoy.
The event is free to get into, and you can also keep up with us on @vansbmx66 on Instagram and twitter.
VANS CAMP AT THE BLOCK
Vans Am, this Saturday in the O.C
Mackay Burns Rubber
VANS CAMP APRIL 13 OC C.A!
Now's your chance to hang with member's of the Haro BMX team including Cory "Nasty" Nastazio!
Vans Skatepark in Orange, C.A April 13!
Sign up at the park or call (714) 769-3800
For $150 ($175 non members) you'll receive a pr of Vans, a Pro-Tec helmet, and there will tons of promo, plus you get to hang with Vans/Haro team Pro's!
Hope to see you there! Limited spots so get in quick!
VANS BMX ON TWITTER
Just letting you all know we started a dedicated twitter HERE and for the Iphone users, an instagram for Vans BMX.
Follow us for updates on road trips, contests and all things with Vans BMX team.
We will be giving away prizes from time to time so look out for those tweets!
2012 should be busy so stick with us!
Mackay Shreds The Trails on Vital BMX
Mackay in Israel
I just got back from a week in Israel! I went for Haro Bikes with Ryan Nyquist and Allan Cooke to do a few demo's at a trade show in Tel Aviv.
The Haro distributor there took us to the holiest city in the world Jerusalem and to the Dead Sea which was pretty insane. For one it's the lowest place on earth, 1,300 feet below sea level and two is that the water level has 40% salt content and when you go out in the water you float. Really weird.
The shows were good we actually did ten over three days but the crowds were great and were very grateful for us to come to them, most of the people commented saying they had only seen this stuff on TV.
Israel was a great time, the food was good, the people friendly and the weather was spot on. I wouldn't hesitate to go back one day.
Below is a video I made for Haro.
Cam whites 2011 hillside jam on fuel TV Australia
Unit put together a show for Fuel TV and it's about to play in Australia. Hopefully in a few months time it will be airing in the States also.
The show features the biggest names in BMX dirt jumping such as Hucker, Dane Searls, Brandon Dosch, Cam White, James Foster, Anthony Napolitan, Jed Mildon, Colin Mackay and many more. Here are the first on air times for the show.
Fuel TV Australia only!
Friday September 9th - 8.00pm (PREMIERE)
Saturday September 10th - 10.00am
Sunday September 11th - 12.30pm
Monday September 12th - 5.30am
Wednesday September 14th - 12.30pm
Friday September 16th - 7.00pm
Mackay and Harrington At It Again
Mackay Filming for Vans Vault Episode
Original Vans rider from down under, Colin Mackay is out putting in some work for his Vans Video Vault episode. Been hitting the skatepark and trails for the past five days getting some solid footage for this original piece debuting this fall on Vitalbmx.com. Between now and then Colin will be hitting up Dew Tour in a couple weeks, flying out to X Games to keep an eye on the Haro/Premium team then heading out to Scotland for a Haro trip in late August.
Coco's Chilean Adventure Day 2
Coco's Chilean Adventure Day 1
Here is a shot of the Vert shredder riding dirt- who knew??
Vans Ital Demo Trip in the Eyes of Colin Mackay...
"Last weekend I got to go all the way to Naples, Italy for three days Invited by Vans shoes to perform for the troops and their families on base.
It was my first time to Naples, and at first I didn't think we would leave base, but we were probably off base more than on.
I ate Pizza everyday, why not, It's know to be first introduced in this town, and I wasn't going to miss a night without it. I definitely had a gut ache by the last night.
The two demo's went well, it was windy in the 2nd show which was a bummer but I don't think Scotty Cranmer even felt it. The kid destroyed it.
What a great weekend and to think that we do these trips just to break up the norm for the troops is a good feeling, and it feels like its worth it.
Thanks Vans for a great time once again."
Vans BMX Takes on Italy
MAckay rides War Zone in Kuwait
Vans rider Colin Mackay is riding in Kuwait right now. He sent us an update to what crazy stuff has been going on:
"Whats up everyone? I'm over in Kuwait and Iraq touring the military bases putting on Demos and hanging with the troops.
It's been a great trip do far and we have two more bases to visit and we will be back home.
We survived three mortar attacks at one base all in one day! One coming in just 100 meters from us! We have toured the F-16 and Black Hawk planes and we travel daily in C-130's.
Probably the highlight so far is visiting Baghdad learning a bunch about Saddam Hussein and getting to visit his Palaces, we even slept at one!
Pretty pumped to get this opportunity, I just wish we had someone filming this trip! " - Colin
MACKAY Checks in from OZ
"I’ve been on the road in Australia. I started in Mt Beauty, Victoria at the Red Bull Dirt pipe. I arrived to some thick black clouds and before to long, it rained for 30 hrs straight. The organizers asked us to stick around to try to get a session in on the pipe, some riders departed, but I decided to stay to check this thing out.
The pipe is something unique. Its built on the steepest grade hill possible, you’re going so fast at jumps, you actually have to brake before you hit at lip. One guy tried it brakeless, and unfortunately ended up with a ruptured kidney.
But it is pretty fun, it was something that takes a bit to feel out and I started understanding the pipe at the end of the day.
Next stop was Sydney to meet up with the Unit crew for a filming trip to Cam Whites Hillside Jam, in Canberra Australia. I was already two days late for the trip because I stayed to ride the pipe. We woke up to a swim in the Pacific Ocean and then rode Bondi Beach Park; it’s a skate park on one of the most famous beaches in Australia. Some of the best views a skate park could ever have!
We rode a little street in Sydney and headed to Canberra, arriving at 2am to Cam Whites.
Cam White is on his 5th annual Hill Side Jam, located right in his parents’ backyard and he may have some of the biggest dirt jumps in the world. The Jam was a success with the weather holding out after a less than favorable forecast. A couple of broken legs and a few guys limping after the jam is an indication that these jumps are no joke. Jumping 40-foot doubles on a BMX feels pretty fun/crazy. One mate of mine said he comes to Cams Jam each year just to jump the jumps and for two weeks after he is still buzzing from the rush. That just goes to show you how these things are.
This trip has been great, Australian BMX is thriving and the future is bright."