Crazy Freakin’ Biker Contest – 2.24.00 @ Paradise Funplex in Merrit Island FL

Crazy Freakin' Biker Contest - 2.24.00 @ Paradise Funplex in Merrit Island FL

Crazy Freakin’ Biker Contest – 2.24.00 @ Paradise Funplex in Merrit Island FL

I’ve been asked if I could release some of those old cfb contests tv shows we made (2000 through 2004). There are so many great times documented and stories told…

So I loaded them up on Vimeo and here’s what I thought I’d do.

Every Thursday from today ‘til the X Games in Austin (June 5th (11 weeks)) I’m going to share a free download of one of the episodes of the Crazy Freakin Biker Contests Series between 2000 and 2004.  Each one is about an hour, so pull up a chair, or get some friends together and check out some of the greatest BMX moments, history and heart that help defined our lives and influenced who we are.

This CFB goes back to 2.24/27.00 at the Paradise Funplex in Merrit Island FL.  The Pro Contest are Vert, Park, Dirt and Flatland.  I also I made some other features between the contests to show what our sport looks like outside of competitions and called it “Another Perspective”.  Those sections in this episode are “True Street Riding”, “How to transform anyplace into a dirt jump Mecca (9th street)” and “Hanging with Evel Knievel”.

peace, love, bmx

-Mat Hoffman

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Here’s my new BMX Warrior Battle Gear

ready to take it

ready to take it

So it kinda sucked slamming on a trick I’ve done a million times that nearly took me out, but what sucked worst is how I had to face that what I do is life threatening, it could happen at anytime and especially at the least suspecting of times and it helps to have someone around to assist you for your survival.  I must do this before I ride again or I’m being irresponsible.

My main dilemma is I LOVE to ride alone.  Nothing else but the moment of my ride exists.  It’s total focus from the inside and it puts me in a meditated state, SO…

I couldn’t ask my son to come check on me to see if I’m still conscious and alive, even though he’s proved he’s pretty good at it.  I can’t do this, so what could I do to ride the way I love and be somewhat responsible.

1st I need a new helmet.

I’ve been hearing rumors of this new technology that has far greater protection possibilities than the traditional foam impact setups.  You may have heard of them, but they are called 6D.  It’s a suspension system between two layers of foam. Ingenious. I’ve been watching these helmets evolve over the last couple years and they were finally available. I called them up and got a deal on one.

2nd  I need a 1st responder

I was sitting in the Taipei airport last week speaking with some friends that were concerned about my injuries.  I expressed my dilemma and this guys said “you should get a ICEdot”.   It’s that round little crash sensor you see on the left. “In the event of critical forces, the device triggers the app over low-energy Bluetooth to sound an alarm and initiate an emergency countdown. Unless the countdown clock is stopped, the app will then notify your emergency contacts and send GPS coordinates of the incident so that appropriate follow up actions can be taken.” This was made for ME!   I got home ordered one immediately.  I then noticed the company is from Tulsa. right up the street from me. RAD.

3rd I got a new knee brace

I have no ACL in my right knee and it feel like I have a flat when I pump. The Asterisk Ultra Cell are the best I know of, the only problem is the plastic parts that attach it to the main body always break so I replace them with old string from my parachutes and it ready to play hard.

I’m going to take it slow, and I feel 20 years older after that last slam, but it’s on.  keepin’ the dream alive. Ride to Live. Never give up, never give in, you define the win.

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Deathfix Music Video by Mat Hoffman

All who have been following my weekly video posts might have seen my Backyard Session – A day w/ Van Homan that I posted the week of 1.22.13.  If you did you heard my good friend Brendan Canty’s new band Deathfix.  Brendan is one of the greatest punk rock heroes of all time and has blessed me with scoring my “Birth of Big Air” film and inspired me with his and his Dischord family’s music my entire life.

After I posted this short vid with Van & I Brendan asked if I would be interested in expanding that edit into a full length music video for thier song “Better than Bad”.  So I rolled around with a couple cameras and threw this together of sort a “day in the life” to the Deathfix goodness.

Now I’m honored to debut the Deathfix – Better Than Bad – Music Video.

Deathfix is Brendan Canty (Guitar, Vocals), Rich Morel (Keyboards, vocals), Devin Ocampo (drums) and Mark Cisneros (bass).

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Mat Hoffman Backyard Sessions 2.2 to 2.5 2013

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Answers to all the 149 Questions asked for the Signed Hoffman Condor Frame Giveaway

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http://www.collateralbmx.com/products/condor-giveaway

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Mat Hoffman: Bird Droppings – Condor Frame Winner

VISIT www.collateralbmx.com for some stories I wrote to answer the winners winning questions or click on the photo below.

http://www.collateralbmx.com/foundations/mat-hoffman-bird-droppings-condor-frame-winners

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Backyard Session 1.29.13

This is the first time I’ve been able to ride this week, so I don’t have too much to show you, but here’s today’s backyard session.

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Mat Hoffman Backyard Session 1.22.13 – A day w/ Van Homan

 

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My backyard Vert Sessions today – 1.18.13

My backyard Vert Sessions today – 1.18.13

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more Backyard Vert Sessions – Dec 2012

I found some other recent clips and consolidated them into another backyard Vert Session reel.  thx.

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