It’s no secret that Chris Silva is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to riding, but this edit from 2009 that he recently re-posted is a great reminder of how he can absolutely murder any ramp setup he rides. This is from a few sessions at the now defunct Warehouse indoor park in Toronto. Even by today’s standards, this edit is pretty crazy. Press play!
Chris Silva produced a ton of great stuff while he was down at our Long Beach house last year and his resulting edit got a ton of views. Unfortunately, using a Beatles track for it ruffled some feathers and it was recently taken down (from our Vimeo channel) so we decided to put together a remix edit. Press play and watch Silva rip some pegless moves all over the LBC again.
Filmed by Sean Cooke
Edited by Zach Rampen
Music: The Third Bardo – Lose Your Mind
More Silva action this week with this photo in the newest issue of RideBMX. If you turn to the subscription page you can see this full page photo of Chris with a gap to manual on an apple (from here on out referred to as a ‘gapple’) shot by Trent Barker.
For a limited time when you get a subscription to RideBMX Magazine you will also get a pair of our limited edition MacNeil/RideBMX sunglasses! Hit up their site for all the subscription info and get the magazine sent to your door 9 times a year, and keep the sun out of your eyes too.
Chris Silva has a new bike check up on the Animal site right now with his Borato V3. Not much has changed since the last one we did with him in the summer, but go give it a look here and take a close look at his prototype axle nuts. You can re-watch the video bike check we did with him in September here too.
Chris Silva has a compulsion to document. If he’s not filming for our upcoming DVD he’ll be filming for another project. If not another project, he’ll be stacking clips for something in the future or just for himself. Every time he comes back from a trip he’ll send over a photo journal of stuff that he shot on his phone while he’s out enjoying himself. With suitable riding weather starting to come to a close in eastern Canada we caught up with Silva to talk about this past year, traveling, DVDs, web edits, cameras, his riding and the desire to document. Click below to read our interview with him.
Silva opened up his vault of footage and pulled out this new edit for Animal Bikes. Whips, wallrides, bonks, barspins, pegless rails, and more that you’ve come to expect with the pegless don. Don’t skip this one.
Jeff and Silva flew out to Vancouver and met up with Taylor Elvy back in August for an Animal Bikes trip. They had a jam at the Chuck Bailey skatepark, cruised some streets, and even hit a swimming hole. Check out this video of their time out there. Sam Lowe even sneaks a clip in too.
Taylor going down with the ship, and with the rail/ledge feeble.
When the crew are out and about and riding in Vancouver you can always count on Dave Scott being around to shoot a photo. He has gotten a number of shots with a lot of our team dudes, and lately he has been uploading some to his website. You can check out a few more after the jump, and visit his Open Liquor site for a bunch more.
“I spend 75% of the time on my BMX looking for something new to ride and film.” – Chris Silva
Pandect Zine has posted their interview with Silva about spot hunting from their first issue. Chris goes deep about the thrill and drive to search for spots, rail manoeuvres, and touchier subjects regarding spot etiquette. There are a lot of good quotes to pull, so click here to read the whole interview, then go explore where you live.
Chris Silva is a man of few words, and very particular about what he runs on his bike. While he was out in Vancouver we forced him to run through his bike in between filming some clips. Take a quick run through his Borato V3 with a few prototype pieces, and catch some riding and pegless rail action.
Filmed and edited by Zach Rampen.