Lewis Jones - Video

May 15, 2016
by The Perfect Line  
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Lewis Jones is one of the most down to earth people you will meet - relaxed, approachable and humble. He is from Raglan, New Zealand - famous for its waves, but Lewis has never been surfing - he found his passion in the two-wheeled variety.

With a bit of space at his dad's property, he set to building some jumps, which over years of hard work progressed his tricks and style he's locally so well known for. He is now based in Hamilton (about an hours drive from Rotorua) and spends his days working as a plastic welder, but seizes any opportunity to go riding, including most lunch breaks!

Over summer, we caught up with Lewis at his local turf, followed up with Gorge Road - Queenstown, Rotoz - New Plymouth, Farm Jam and Crankworx Rotorua.

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

DCIM 100GOPRO GOPR8938.

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Flying fish or tucked bird

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Clocking up the Air Miles

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Even Conor s impressed

Lewis took out best style at Farm Jam a couple of years back you can see why

Lewis took out 4th at this year's Jam & best style a couple of years back - can you see why?


Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Mt Taranaki

Rotoz Dirt Jump Park is shadowed by Mt Taranaki, which is almost as impressive as the work of art Scott Bedford and the locals boys have created. Stay tuned for an edit we're dropping soon on this place soon!


Full extension

Crankworx Roto
Crankworx Rotorua saw Lewis take part in the Dual Speed & Style, Whip Off and Deep Summer Photo Challenge - The first two didn't go as planned, but the latter saw Lewis & photographer Simeon Patience take out best photo with this banger shot high above Rotorua - Simeon also took out the judges Best in Show

Lewis Jones New Zealand

Lewis is supported by Behind The Bars // NS Bikes // Go Fast NZ // Backflips Clothing


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27 Comments

  • 15 1
 The dude shreds, but I can't help but be slightly irritated he lives in Raglan and doesn't surf!!! I'd kill to have a long left hand point as my local! Mind you with some of the trails he's riding you can see why he doesn't give a sh*t!!! Good luck with the contests buddy.
  • 1 1
 Was thinking the same thing.
  • 10 0
 i live in raglan and dont surf too.because you go out there and there just dicks in the water agro and bad atitude.never seen that in mountain biking everyone friendly
  • 1 1
 haha I couldn't believe it either, raglan is a sick setup if you like lefts! I found everyone was super chill when I surfed there but it was midweek and a pretty quiet time of year.
  • 3 0
 @dirtbeard: Hard, thats the reason I dont surf much anymore. Always good vibes on the mtb but in the surf everyones out for blood
  • 7 0
 Need more AC/DC on edits! \m/
  • 3 0
 Definitely!
  • 3 0
 Mr Johnson really complemented his skillz well there.
  • 3 0
 I really like his mix of old and new school. As hard as tailwhips are, its nice to see a lot of other tricks...he doesn't seem to rely on them or barspins for his style. More steeze less flair.
  • 4 0
 I feel like his riding is amazing. They have some pretty impressive places to ride there as well.
  • 2 0
 He rips, good guy, and seems really humble. He'd always take time to chat with the kids when we'd see him at the Whistler dirt jumps last summer.
  • 1 0
 some years ago i faved an edit of him riding whistler dirtjumps, he was doing some nasty barhop combos. I was hoping to see these in this edit again Frown still great riding for sure!!!
  • 3 0
 best thing of all - rocking "old school" Van's
  • 3 1
 I feel like BMX'ers are still more fun to watch on street, DJ, and skatepark.
  • 2 0
 Double no foot cans for days! Niceness
  • 1 0
 Keeping the flies at bay. Git git.
  • 1 0
 Sick riding - awesome style -> go and do some damage at the contests ;-)
  • 2 0
 Whats up with the flying fish in the skater shot? Nice ridding Lewis!
  • 1 0
 Fish haha, tucked bird...
  • 2 0
 Stoked!
  • 1 2
 The curse of over-editing. The rider has amazing talent, and I'd love to see more of him. BUT I would love a video edited by someone without clip ADD.
  • 1 0
 Awesome edit Todd and Awesome riding Lewis - smashing it fellas !
  • 1 0
 Awesome stuff Lewis. Love your style mate
  • 2 0
 that DJ park is amazing
  • 1 1
 Weird vid ... tabletop showed about 213215 times, pendulum 5132, superman seat grab or backflip combo - twice.
  • 1 0
 Rad dude.
  • 1 0
 Dem sheeps at 0:11 !!!!!

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