‘Fingers Crossed BMX’ – not our approach to riding, but a new video series coming soon.
Revolution Bike Park has a reputation for big jumps and technical lines – as well as being winner of the Singletrack Readers’ Award for Best Trail Centre 2019. Most people head there with their biggest bike, all the padding (and probably a full set of waterproofs). But not Ruben Alcantara.
Having ridden Whistler on a mountain bike some years back, the BMX rider thought he’d like to go back there on a BMX. He’s got a new video series ‘Fingers Crossed BMX’ coming soon that charts his preparation for tackling Whistler on a set of weeny wheels. The trailer, just out, shows the building of a full suspension BMX frame (comments below on whether this still counts as a BMX!), plus some shots of him riding Veronique Sandlers’ Vision Line at Revolution Bike Park.
“13 years ago I had the opportunity to ride the bike park of Whistler with a mountain bike, I had so much fun but I was thinking all the time : I wish I could ride this on my bmx…after that I started to work on it but I couldn’t finished right and left it in a side…until now.. “ – Ruben Alcantara
It’s looking promising – the story, filming and editing look like this could stack up to be a fun series. We’re hoping there’s going to be a bunch of stuff about the building of the bike itself, as well as a stack of incredible riding. The trailer certainly looks like it has that mix of effort, skills, play and irreverence that can make for great viewing. Fingers crossed!
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