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This is the future of BMX Dirt jumping. Big, badass dirt jumps for BMX. Keep it dirt, stay true to your roots and keep it real. - Dane Searls
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(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:21)
This is seriously inspiring, RIP dane
(Apr 11, 2013 at 6:28)
So happy to see Dane's dream live on. This is going to be unreal.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 8:15)
Pushing the limits, epic! Nice reference to 4:20
(Apr 11, 2013 at 8:34)
yeah call it wut it is: get high and get high
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:11)
there is going to be a really intense rock, paper, scissors match at the top for who will be the ginny pig...
(Apr 11, 2013 at 7:01)
with no disrespect to the guy but I don't really get this. Its like there fighting or ignoring what mountain biking has done and that it exists. mega props to the guys,they have balls but its like using a spoon to dig a hole when you have spade. Every tool has its best use, a BMX is TYPICALLY better for riding ramps, skate parks and your average dirt jumps but a mountain bike is better for belting it down a hill and hitting huge jumps. And the way they mention MX,sking and snowboard but not MTB seems very weird to me...like they don't want people knowing its all be done.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 8:12)
Yeah I agree, when they were mentioning influences I can't help but think its been done before, Oh yeah it has, redbull rampage, this should have been up up there in the top 3 influences ( unless they simply just didn't say it In the video), but when the course is done I defiantly want to see a video of someone doing it
(Apr 11, 2013 at 10:33)
The reason they mentioned skiing and snowboarding is because they want ro replicate the same style of jumps. Mountain bike jumps and redbull rampage utilize the bikes suspension more than the smoothness of the landing, that's why redbull does not look like a smooth bmx course. Use your head. And when has this been done before on bmx besides dane? Nobody really. No body has really build a line of 60 foot dirtjumps. They are manning up and seeing if bmx can go bigger than previously done, its not like they are trying to beat everyone else's records on bicycles so the record says bmx next to it or something. Again they are doing it to see if bmx is really at its limits or if we can go bigger.
(Apr 12, 2013 at 0:21)
didn't downhill BMX back in the day have like 60foot gaps?
some of the landing are pretty smooth in slope style to the point there riding hardtails.....
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:08)
So glad this guy isn't being forgotten too soon. Dane truly is a legend.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 19:22)
He'll never be forgotten.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 19:43)
thats a bit dramatic, eventually everyone is forgotten
(Apr 13, 2013 at 10:17)
I loved his Giants of Dirt.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 0:05)
Crazy gnarly stuff, however I do find it funny that they specifically mention motocross, snowboarding and skiing as inspiration but try to ignore the fact that they are taking their BIKES to the MOUNTAIN.... Can't take anything away from them though, I'm not about to hit anything taller than me without a full face on. Can't wait to see the video.
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:17)
When these dudes hit the mountain, the whole bmx world is going to turn on its head. This is just insane
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:20)
I just want to say god bless these guys. It really isn't about the "progress" of a "sport" at the end of the day. It's about showing each other what regular people are capable of when traditional and established boundaries are tested. It's about doing your own thing. It's about being mortal and loving every minute of it.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 22:29)
I agree with everything...after your first sentence
No offence to those who believe in fairy tales and sky gods, but this sort of thing is about as real it gets, so how about we just say good luck and kudos for trying something new.
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:23)
This reminds me of the dream of Ron Penny who thought that mountain bikes are like dirtbikes and that we should be jumping 100+ feet.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 17:33)
Wasn't there a bmx dirt comp at whistler a few years ago? Redbull elevation or something? I remember they built a downhill dirt jump course that at the time was considered pretty huge but even that I don't think was anywhere close to what it looks like is planned here.
(Apr 10, 2013 at 23:43)
matlab... tooo much matlab.... i just spent too much time in their "math program"
either way should be pretty sick...
(Apr 11, 2013 at 4:25)
Hahah I have matlab nightmares as well...scary shit
(Apr 11, 2013 at 4:07)
Hopefully this is a turning point for BMX, it would be cool to see people getting out if the skatepark and riding some dirt instead!
(Apr 11, 2013 at 18:48)
Well, at least they're using a scientist to know what the "rough" limit of possibility is. The human body, bike and weather are all completely variable, so best of luck finding the correct range of safe variables to launch in.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 1:35)
They wanna see the how far they can go, its more like slopestyle on bmx haha... MTB has been killing it for ages lol
(Apr 11, 2013 at 3:43)
I remember seeing Dane Searls Video and jumps on youtube and remember thinking they were insane and it was'nt ever going to take of but seeing this video showed how seriouse these guys actully are with all this athletic training
(Apr 11, 2013 at 12:48)
This is sick and cant wait to see or try them, bt i dont think they need all of the scientific stuff. Building dirt jumps is just about building them and trying them and fixing the problems but if it helps dane searls dream live then do what ever it takes
(Apr 11, 2013 at 13:28)
try a 60 ft jump with wind or better yet try to figure out the speed you need to make it to the other side, thats why they need a guy with scientific knowledge, to make it as safe as they can
(Apr 11, 2013 at 17:28)
Exactly, when you are talking about building things the size they are, they can't just go out and try it to see if its good. Because if its not they will be f'd. The speeds, hieghts, and trajectories involved here likely haven't even been approached on a BMX bike. They need to be as close to dialed as they can be before anyone even tries it.
(Apr 19, 2013 at 13:42)
Dane searls didnt really do that.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 14:49)
Pretty sweet, but who are these guys? Might be a dumb question, but a quick google search on the riders doesn't show too much....
(Apr 11, 2013 at 7:25)
I liked the fact that they are trying to go big and do something new... But in my opinion, when you have to go for a lab and do math to be able to hit the jump or build a ramp, all the fun is gone... And for me, at least, ride is all about fun!
(Apr 11, 2013 at 17:30)
Yea but if you want to go huge like these guys then you have to rely on the science and the math. These guys aren't building a back yard kicker here. You can't just build something that big and just hit it and see how it goes.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 9:43)
this is awesome! and to everyone asking why? mtn bikers have been doing this for years is stupid. all of the action sports have been feeding off each other for years!
(Apr 10, 2013 at 23:07)
Wow.. That was a very moving and emotional video. I can't wait to see what comes from this. A true turning point is on the horizon. Cheers fellas!
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:07)
Didn't watch the video because I'm at the office but I do love the quote!
(Apr 11, 2013 at 4:41)
mountains and machinery? way ahead of you, bmx
(Apr 13, 2013 at 18:23)
i love dirt and to push the limits of myself. nothing is impossible, it only mean to strive to implament the possible.
(Apr 14, 2013 at 0:52)
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:46)
holy Fuck this is going to be crazy
(Apr 11, 2013 at 8:38)
cant imagine what these guys would do on a mountain, they are truely insane and inspiring.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 10:44)
have to admit that is pretty inspiring and im really not a bmx fan one bit but i look forward to this well done
(Apr 10, 2013 at 23:40)
Holy cow this is gonna be INSANE!!! I really hope they'll stay in one piece!
(Apr 11, 2013 at 9:38)
(Apr 12, 2013 at 20:48)
im siked to see some fat airs thrown down
(Apr 11, 2013 at 8:43)
I've never seen a 360flip executed so smooth, real nice.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 11:36)
This is f*cking awesome :O
(Apr 11, 2013 at 2:04)
I'd love to see Daniel Dhers throw on of his trade mark 720 cork tuck no handers on 70ft jump. i knows hes not a dirt rider but who cares it would still be sick to see.
(Apr 10, 2013 at 23:49)
this is gonna be sick! rest easy dane
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:02)
(Apr 11, 2013 at 1:13)
4:19...one minute before you get high. now that's dope!
(Apr 11, 2013 at 7:30)
Amazing training of those guy.. best luck there !
(Apr 12, 2013 at 14:37)
This is awesome
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:14)
yes, yes, yes! fuck yeah! It ist time to step up for a guy like dane !
(Apr 11, 2013 at 19:18)
This is cool. Very cool. But why not use MTB style dirt jump bikes??
(Apr 15, 2013 at 11:14)
go big or go home!
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:10)
this i like
(Apr 16, 2013 at 1:44)
dane would be pround
(Apr 11, 2013 at 8:44)
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(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:25)
BMX is dead and nothing new is going to come of the sport, were gunna have 2-3 guys with big balls thats about it.
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:35)
negative prop it all you want, but what has changed in the sport over the last 5 years...
(Apr 10, 2013 at 23:15)
boy have ya lost ya damn mind? do you live under a rock?
(Apr 11, 2013 at 8:14)
nope what has changed in bmx over the last 5 years, bikes have got lighter, top tubes lower, and wider bars maybe... new tricks... no bigger gaps... what 2 or 3 people. I think bmx is great the street shit is crazy but really its all going nowhere, bmx has no place to grow.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 9:39)
well it has no place to grow because it's already at the tip of the spear. the envelope can only be pushed so far. look at elite runners. One guy may have a 4:00 mile time and spends years training to only drop 2 seconds. I will agree with you about street though - definitely the kitties titties
(Apr 11, 2013 at 10:57)
Hawskill bmx bikes are simple and cheap, there's no need to nerd out on these. They don't need carbon or overpriced suspension, a top of the line bmx costs around 1300. f*ck paying for hype, the mtb products lose all of their value the next year because the companies release new versions every year, one's that are "so much better than the last one" that everybody shits their pants and has to buy it.
And you don't think riding has gotten much better in the past 5 years? Are you even watching bmx?
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:15)
Real trail riders aren't designing their jumps on a computer
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:32)
Real people don't disrespect the dead innovators of their sport. I honestly hope this isn't the real Dustin Gilding. If this is just sarcasm, its coming off ill-spirited.
(Apr 10, 2013 at 23:00)
"disrespect the dead innovators", where do you even get that from
(Apr 10, 2013 at 23:12)
buddys making sense though, if you have to design jumps down the nth degree and study the physics of sending 50footers on a computer, maybe bigger wheels and suspension might be an idea. bmx bikes are just too damn small, they will break on the slightest wobble on badass jumps. respect to searls, he pushed the sport as far as it will ever go, props to him. RIP dane, you're a fucking legend.
(Apr 10, 2013 at 23:17)
Nothing but respect for Searls, he truly is the innovator. And guess what, he built those G.O.D. jumps pulling from nothing but instinct. I was never bashing Dane, geez... Great concept and I'm hyped this is happening, but there really wasn't much info released here at all, except that they're getting someone who doesn't know anything about the physical act of jumping to design the course, sounds like mega-ramp to me. ANYWAY, shouldnt have to be explaining this, over it
(Apr 11, 2013 at 1:11)
I doubt he is designing the whole course, they probably just got him in to get some numbers they can work around... when it comes to building the jumps they will probably get a mx course designer in or somebody with similar experience...
(Apr 11, 2013 at 7:24)
dane searls is dead. he was an innovator to the sport. you shouldn't disrespect that. @ hawskill
(Apr 11, 2013 at 8:15)
never did... learn to read or qoute me where I did.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 9:56)
You asked me where I got that from. And so I told you, and you misinterpreted it. The 'you' wasn't directed at you mr. hawskill. It was a pronoun to describe anybody.
(Apr 10, 2013 at 22:20)
Not gonna lie, this is the first time I have ever respected any BMX riders.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 1:00)
Lol @ grown men on 20" bikes talking about pushing boundaries by taking their bikes to the mountain... reality check, you haven't even moved past the boundary of your wheel size and bikes going big on a mountain has been happening for awhile now.
(Apr 10, 2013 at 23:29)
I don't get the point. Ummmmm, mountain bikes anyone? You must've heard of them, they're the most popular kind of bicycle on the planet & with good reason. You can do anything with one, including hitting giant jumps coming down mountains. We've actually been at that for a lot of years now. Skiers & snowboarders don't have suspension because they have full travel in their legs & THEY'RE ON f*ckING SNOW!!! It's no secret that FMB is killing BMX like science is killing religion, slowly, but surely. Get real guys. No matter how big you go, you're still riding little kids bikes. There have been BMX dirt comps on hillsides before. Claw did one. 20'-30' is big for a BMX. I'm not sure if stability is much of an issue but in this kind of environment, there's a better bike out there. You may be able to do it, but FMB will do it better. I'm all for pushing boundaries & love BMX, but it's the pushing that is leaving BMX & leading to FMB. Sorry. It's the way it is. Good luck.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 0:46)
you are a douche ... 20 to 30 is big for a bmx? Dane Searls cracked 60ft. and was flipping it on a bmx...... bmx can go bigger. easily .
(Apr 11, 2013 at 0:51)
You're an idiot dude... Dane Searls cracked his fucking dome and his back is what he cracked. Referencing someone who died at 23 because he didn't know his own limits as an example of anything but what NOT to do is about as retarded as it gets.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 1:01)
im really not goner bother with people like you but alot of you guys dont know the whole story behind that fall... so mabe keep quiet and go ride your bike
(Apr 11, 2013 at 1:13)
LMFAO!!! "I'm really not gonna bother with people like you".... but let me go ahead and bother.
Reality check... it doesn't matter what the "whole" story behind that fall was, it's not heroic to die doing stupid shit just because some jackass on the internet thinks you're awesome, it's tragic... That's a 23 year-old kid dead because a*sholes like you keep cheering him on to go bigger and bigger and do crazier and crazier shit. It's not time to push the limits of 20" bikes that were never designed for this kind of shit. If you want to go big, you ride the proper equipment... which includes 26" wheels and suspension... and even then, these guys are still getting to the point where it's almost going too far.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 1:24)
of course you are a mountain biker...
(Apr 11, 2013 at 1:36)
Actually... I'm a cyclist. I ride road, mountain... rain, shine... dirt, asphalt, gravel... I just ride bikes that fit and use them for the tasks for which they were built. I don't take my road bike to a downhill race and a I don't take my downhill bike to a road race... I don't take my XC bike to the bike park and I don't ride my park bike for XC. It's called the right tool for the job... If you're a child, make a living doing it, or are just having some fun... Rock on with the 20". But when you say you're trying to "push boundaries" and take bikes back to the dirt, well there's already bikes on the dirt and they're pushing boundaries just fine.
(Apr 11, 2013 at 1:47)
bmx started on dirt. some of the downhill bmx racing was just as big as mtb stuff now. searls also showed that they are a lot more capable of doing bigger things to people like you. just cause they are called kids bikes doesnt mean we cant shred them as hard as a big bike
(Apr 11, 2013 at 3:00)
Was that supposed to be a coherent statement? I don't know what kind of "bigger things" you think you're going to do to "people like" me but maybe you should worry less about dicking around on kids bikes and more about getting and education cause that paragraph was straight up f*cked.
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