Training in the Airdome with Mike Dekoning

Aug 26, 2010 at 0:27
by Laurence Crossman-Emms  

I was able to take some time to head to the Airdome here in Whistler, with local BC young gun Mike Dekoning. Looking to make it happen in these next few years, Mike wanted to get some more training down in the pursuit to grab himself some sponsorship!

Photos and Video Slideshow inside...

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Mr. Mike Dekoning sure does like to get around places, in between roadtrips and girls this dude still does get to ride his bike, and does it damn well. He rocks up to Whistler from his home in Chilliwack when ever he gets the chance just to ride his bike and do what he loves.

I hoped into his car and the first thing he throws to me, "Tricks I Want to Learn Today" list. Just to read off a few 3 barspins, 3 whips, flip whips, so he means business. Airdome is great for this stuff, got the foam pit, got the boxes, and a general chill atmosphere with some beats to go along with it. All good times.

We had a good day, tricks were thrown down, I'm not gunna lie. Got some shots, 483 to be exact, and it made me wonder, I have all these shots, but how do I showcase them, how do I get my photos to you Pinkbikers without spamming your Dash with 100s of photos. Hmmm,

Taking inspiration from the recent Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge, I thought of collaborating the day's photos into a video slideshow of all the best photos. So that is what I did. And I must say, first time doing anything like this so please, critiques are very welcome, bad is always good too.

Back to the point of this article...which was...oh yeah...Mike Dekoning. Just a little about the dude, and his bike.

Video Slideshow
Views: 7,059    Faves: 43    Comments: 19


Rider
Name: Mike Dekoning
Age: 19
Lives: Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Discipline: Dirt Jumps

Bike
Frame: 2009 Specialized P3
Forks: 2010 Marzochi Bomber DJ1
Brake: Avid Juicy 3
Cranks: Fuse SL Crankset
Tyres: Geax AKA
Pedals: Deity Flats
Bars: Truvativ Husselfelt
Stem: Truvativ Husselfelt

Few photos from the day.





Hope you enjoyed.

Laurence CE
www.laurence-ce.com
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11 Comments

  • + 4
 Dope slid show bro got to give some props on the JEDI MIND TRICKS track Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind makes the sickest beats. Keep it up you should do a full on video next.
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  • + 3
 Your killin it Mike. Keep it up bro.
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  • + 2
 Sick as ever Loz, ace pics and slideshow is good Big Grin
  • + 1
 Crankworx 2010 Video Slideshow for you here.
www.pinkbike.com/video/156775
  • + 3
 So cool to see someone progress like this. My first trip to the airdome 2 years ago, he was pretty intimidated by the roll-in, and now, this? so cool. Smile
  • + 1
 wow this place looks sick! screw heaven i wanna go here when i die!
  • + 1
 yeeee chilliwack wooo, we got good corn.
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  • + 1
 Fuse canks? I doubt it lol.
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