I’m not going to lie. I’ve spent a fraction of the time I usually spend on the computer this week because Tracko’s in town but when I caught wind of this, I had to post it up. Seriously. Empire BMX‘s Bad Idea fucking killed it and Collateral BMX just posted Tom Smith’s section.
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I love watching Kevin Porter ride almost as much as I like getting in arguments with Empire BMX on Twitter. Kevin’s style is one of the most unique in BMX and I’m sure he was stoked to get out of Chicago for 48 hours. Bummed I missed you this time man!
I’m still wondering how the hell Bad Idea didn’t win an award at this year’s Nora Cup. It is so good! If you haven’t bought the DVD yet, Empire uploaded Sean Sexton’s part.
Empire‘s rider Kevin Porter reminds us that life’s about the pursuit of happiness and one way to do that is to have fun on your bike.
Empire‘s team is on point. Here’s the latest from rider Tom Smith. That last clip is huge in person. Damn! If this isn’t entertaining enough for you on your Friday afternoon, you could always engage in Empire’s Twitter.
The long-awaited Empire video is finally complete. Just in time for a premiere in Long Beach on June 16th. Be there!
Every clip is a banger here, don’t miss out on Tony Cardona’s video for Empire BMX. Seriously, you have no idea how big some of this shit is in person.
Empire‘s Bad Idea opening credits may just be the best intro ever. Check it out as the team thrashes the storefront and stockrooms.
Puckett’s back in Texas after an 8-month hiatus in Louisiana where he lived in a trailer and worked his ass off at a factory. People’s lives often go through cycles but hanging with this dude the past few days has been fun. Oh and the Empire bowl is scary as shit. I need to practice BMX more.
Vans has historically been tied to BMX and skateboarding, so it only makes sense that they would support one of the biggest companies in the industy. There’s no comp when it comes to Empire BMX. This is Texas after all. To commemorate general badassery, the guys designed the Empire BMX Ruark shoes to smoke bowls, dirt, street and parks alike.
Featuring a canvas upper, Vans BLC cupsole, Vanslite midsole for fewer bruised heels, the WaffleGrip outsole, and a vegan-friendly construction, the Ruarks are a large improvement from the standard, off-the-shelf Vans. I went up to see these in person yesterday and photographed them at the newly constructed Empire BMX bowl.
Pick these up at Empire BMX for $59.95
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