Max Chuprina is an enigma. He lives in the middle of Siberia (Krasnoyarsk - look it up) and it seems there isn't too much to ride there besides one big indoor skatepark. Max hasn't let that stand in his way. This August he traveled to Moscow and the UK stacking footage. These are the clips he filmed at various plazas along the way. The UK street clips from our #inbetweendays tour are still to come.
Filmed by Nataly Bystrova, Andrew Polukarov, and Jamie Cameron
This edit from various spots across Holland, Belgium, and France first appeared on our Picture Box DVD back in 2010. Some of the riders have moved on but the ethos remains the same. Searching out spots across Europe is one of the best.
Riders; Gavin Shortall, Shaun Jinks, Dan Figg, Alex Platt, and Mike Miller
We're psyched to welcome James Curry to the team. He's been on our BSH frame and parts set up for a little while but we feel this edit and James's recent magazine appearances mark his 'welcome to the team'.
Filmed and Edited by Ryan Hallett;
"I have known Curry for about 18 months now and known of him for the last couple of years! I always knew he had talent on a bike but since getting to hang out with him more and whist working on this edit, I have realized just how much talent he has. Over the last couple of filming sessions his progression has gone crazy and the bulk of these clips were filmed during a couple of afternoons between rain showers! James Curry is on a mission at the moment and its good to watch, I look forward to working with him more and seeing his riding progress! It is great to see Proper pick him up and I am sure he’s going to be a great asset to their team; as he not only kills it on a bike he’s also a real chilled guy to be around! Hope you enjoy his welcome edit. Cheers Ryan"
We sat on this edit for months unsure whether the (already crowded) world of BMX needs another skatepark edit filmed on a cheap camera (with kit lens) in less than an hour.
Now we're sat in the middle of Winter and these clips remind us of the good times; chilling at the local in Summer.
At risk of paying too much attention to skateboarding, this series is partly inspired by an interview with skater Alex Olson. "When Crailtap would come out with little videos you’d be psyched on those because it was just skating, it wasn’t the hardest thing and you can relate to that. Skating is just weird right now. It’s on such a mentality like, check out how hard I’ve tried to make something.. and that’s progression which is totally cool but I just wanna skate and have fun and actually showcase it."
I think what we're trying to say here is that "clocking footage" isn't always the funnest, however, riding pretty much always is. And edits with riding that normal folks might want to actually try is sometimes more inspiring than some fella who's killed himself to get the hardest possible clips.