Check the spread from issue 177 of RideUK BMX Magazine by Mike King about the trials and tribulations of filming Dillon’s Welcome To Vans video that dropped the other day, with him destroying spots all over Vancouver. The big whip in to the Georgia bank shot by Dave Scott. You can find the magazine on newstands everywhere now.
Dill has been getting some help from Vans for a little while now, but this makes it official. Check out his awesome ‘Welcome To The Team’ video above. A couple months ago he came out to Vancouver, BC and spent a few weeks with Mike King to work on this, and bad weather and torn ligaments didn’t slow him down at all. The two worked hard and Dill shut down spots all over Vancouver. Look for an accompanying article in RideUK soon too. Pop off.
Mike King and his housemates decided to take a three day trip around the south of England to visit a bunch of indoor skateparks. They ironically dubbed it the Big Budget Tour while eating a steady diet of Nando’s and KFC. Check out the video of their trip and be sure to visit FFWDBMX.
Mike King just built up a new Loden V2 with the help of Seventies. He’s going to be heading to this side of the pond for a stay in Canada later in March, but for now check out what he’s riding to tide him over during the cold UK winter. Parts list below:
Frame: MacNeil Loden V2, 21″
Fork: MacNeil C.K.S.
Stem: MacNeil Top Shelf
Bars: MacNeil Tabanark, 8.75″
Cranks: MacNeil 175mm Consplined
Front Wheel: MacNeil Dub rim
Rear Wheel: MacNeil Dub rim
Peg: MacNeil Fashionably Light
Mods: Bars cut down half inch each side, steerer tube cut down, yes I do run a brake and yes I am aware it is 2013, oh and a ‘rip n dip’ cat sticker on the downtube that reads ‘C.R.E.A.M. – cats rule everything around me’, cats are sweet…
Seventies just dropped their video from their summer and our man Vince has a ton of great clips in it. It’s also put together by Mike King, so you know the filming and editing is on point! Check it out.
Mike King, Vinnie Mayne, and Billy Cooper all went stateside in March to Austin, TX during the SXSW festival. The city faces a population explosion during that week every year, and the guys tried to make the best of the situation and enjoy the better weather. Check out the edit that Mike put together, and extra thanks to Seventies for the support.
Mike King, Vince Mayne and Billy Cooper from our UK team just came back from a few weeks in Austin, TX. While they were out there they were busy shooting photos and filming. Check out a few leftover photos from the guys after the jump and keep your eye out for the video of their trip soon.
So myself, Billy Cooper and Vince Mayne just got back from two weeks filming in Austin, how original, right? But seriously, we all had an absolute blast out there and although 50% of our time out there was spent battling the craziness of the SXSW festival (when over 250,000 come to Austin) with the remaining time left facing blinding heat, unexpected thunderstorms, campus cops and… well, hangovers, we all came away with a good amount of footage and some lifelong memories having ridden spots we’d all been seeing for years. Hugest thanks to MacNeil Bikes and Seventies Distribution! Video to surface soon.
– Mike King
The MacNeil UK team just put together this edit of some of their sessions at the Seventies ‘Our House’ park. Check out what Billy Cooper, Mike King, and Vinny Mayne produced!
“In early December Taylor Elvy, Dillon Lloyd and Greg Flag took a flight from Canada to hit up the Vans Rebel Jam in Holland. Following little sleep and even less practice, Dillon finished 7th in street. After a fairly docile couple of days living it up in Holland the guys headed to the UK for three days, en route to their final destination, Barcelona, where they would spend the next fortnight filming with ‘The Northern Embassy’.
The crew spent three days in between their travels alongside filmer and UK rider Mike King hitting a few local spots and skateparks in and around Brighton, including the Seventies warehouse and even caught a few hours in London, as well as spending some time with the other UK guys Ben Green, Vinny Mayne and Billy Cooper doing some sightseeing and experiencing a touch of the Brighton nightlife!
Here’s the resulting video..” Mike King