The premise was simple: build a street set up in a night club, invite the countries best riders, have a head to head comp and then party all night. Such a simple plan on paper. However if there was ever an event that was plagued by more issues than any ever before, then House of Hammers was it.

The lead up to the event saw so many hurdles to be jumped, from dates to insurance to the set up, the build, what wasn't changed to make the venue happy was almost only the name come the night. And then mother nature hit, blacking us (and a lot of Sydney) out for 2 hours right after we opened the doors.... With the venue calling it all off come 9pm, somehow we prevailed and the lights came back on with only seconds to spare. Persistence and a never ending desire to see the night go off made it happen. Pure punk rock BMX ethos in a nutshell. This edit is a long time coming and it to was problematic in so many ways, but it showcases what was one of the best nights of BMX and good times had in Australia to date. The riding went off and the party kept on kicking late into the eve. To all riders, thanks for coming along and throwing down on the set up, everyone that made it was stoked!

A massive thanks goes out to all our sponsors, especially Ron Bonner and Chris Harrison from The Shadow Conspiracy for making so much happen. And of course the crew at Afray, Hell on Wheels, Dishonour, Etnies and 2020. We couldn't have done this without you.

Big thanks to Xave Koen for hosting this little production and Dre Regli for MC'n the proceedings on the night!

On filming duty for the night was Troy Charlesworth, John Young and Dave Cragg, thanks for capturing the vibe, couldn't have done it without you, might have been a bit tied up running the show!

We'd also like to thank Jay Collier at Canon Australia for helping out with equipment and Pete Polder for the use of his boom arm along with everyone that helped haul the set up into and out of the venue alongside the best staging crew you could ask for at MegaDeck. While it was a rocky road, The Factory Theatre crew were amazing and now we've proved the night is killer, we're looking to do it again.

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2020bmxmag.com.au

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