Social Round Up: Dylan Stark's Crazy El Toro Stair Gap

Jun 19, 2019
by Aidan Oliver  
Language warning, not safe for work!

We've seen spy shots and heard rumours that the famous El Toro stair set, an iconic BMX and skate spot that has appeared in countless action movies, is being torn down.

Dylan Stark's send-off is next level as he sent it from a rooftop onto the new construction site. Dylan has already pedal ground down the handrail but this monster huck is something else.

If this the end of El Toro, this was one hell of a send-off.


Check out more madness from the iconic spot:






80 Comments

  • + 69
 Thank the baby jesus it's not a scooter trick that shut down El Toro. No one will ever top this.
  • + 53
 bro i hate scooters just as much as anybody, but that flat backflip was probably one of the most impressive things i have seen done off it, scooters suck, but that was nuts
  • + 29
 That scooter kid is gnarlier than 99.8% of MTBers and skaters. That was unreal. Oh and Dylan... wtf that was monstrous.
  • + 2
 @scott-townes: did he land it?
  • + 1
 He was riding a kiddie scooter.
  • - 1
 @scott-townes: Dante Aka that scooter kid is absolutely an insane athlete, most of the top level scooter riders can ride a bike better than 95% of us.
  • + 2
 There should be an award for this post.
  • + 1
 But you gotta admit that backflip was massive!
  • + 4
 Fakie 720 el toro at night:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IjWKlqG2-E

Nitro Circus Athlete: Chris Haffey

respect.
  • + 1
 @NYShred: Leading The Blind ! Thanks !
  • + 1
 @Clemounet: hell yea, you know whats up!
  • + 38
 So sick! Dylan Stark is highly underrated and deserves some solid sponsors. Hope this helps! Also if you are doing an El Toro roundup, you should probably include Clive Dixon's nollie noseblunt.
  • + 1
 What happened to stranger? Last thing I saw he had a signature frame.
  • + 7
 @thenotoriousmic: Stranger is all about the low speed jibby stuff. Stark flies to high for that team.

Haro needs to pick him up though. Put him on a bmx, 4x and mountain bike. Nyquist can't ride forever.
  • + 4
 Dylan Stark is a straight up G on a bike!
  • + 2
 @thenotoriousmic: Stranger dropped him from their team abruptly. Had to do with Stranger.
  • - 6
flag angelfuk (Jun 19, 2019 at 15:22) (Below Threshold)
 Everyone knows Dylan rips, but sponsorship in the bike game is about more than deliverables (contest placings, video parts, or photos). He's not hooked up for a reason and it has nothing to do with ability.
  • + 4
 @angelfuk has nothing to do with that stuff either because he has a YouTube channel with a really solid following, places consistently at several contests and has some of the gnarliest videos around not to mention viral stuff like this and his drop out of the multi story carpark
  • + 8
 He needs a cat food sponsor
  • + 1
 Came across him by accident a month ago or so on YouTube. Very impressed. YouTube channel has some fun content and sic riding.
  • + 18
 At least the MtBr is the only one wise enough to protect his noggin
  • + 11
 Yeah, no helmet will ever give you the steez of a dope wheelchair or those sucidal tendencies in later life due to concussion-related mental downturn.
  • + 2
 @mikelevy was wearing his helmet just talking about the Message fork.
  • + 2
 @vapidoscar: I'm very careful these days.
  • + 11
 That was nuts. Reminds me of the popularity of urban hucking about 15 year ago...except without the Marzocchi Monster Ts and Super Monsters.
  • + 3
 I was thinking the same thing! I remember doing big stair to stair gaps in like 2005-2006!
  • + 11
 @scotttherider: Urban riding probably dwindled when the realisation that BMXers were doing the same thing only on smaller wheels with no suspension.
  • + 11
 What about Lil’ Juices tailwhip down that? f*ckin epic
  • + 9
 Bad ass, but probably a big part of why they finally tore it out. I get wanting to get a trick done when you're at a spot, but screwing with the staff that works at a place is kind of a dick move and will turn a spot into a permanent bust.
  • + 4
 @LittleDominic: I can still relate to him (the rider) so much. He was beat up like hell from crashing but knew he had it in him in this exact moment. He may otherwise never have tried it again. It was a dick move but skaters and bmxers are punks. As long as they aren't hurting anyone or severely damaging other people's properties I'm all for some rebellion.
  • + 9
 That's one heckuva "hold my beer"
  • + 9
 Meh. I jumped a curb yesterday. I'm sure it looked way gnarlier.
  • + 7
 Wondering how many skulls this stair set has cracked open already
  • + 15
 never got the bmx hype of not wearing helmets...
  • + 7
 Natural selection in full effect.
  • + 6
 El Toro is legendary...Rad special DIG did on it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVOsnyo5ZUM
  • + 5
 So many stairs....so many concussions.
Sorry....but BMXers and no helmets I’ll never understand!
  • + 4
 Pinkbike shame on you for omitting the third discipline. Haffey fake 720, 15 years ago and in the dark! youtu.be/-IjWKlqG2-E
  • + 5
 My brain says CGI... F&*k that...
  • + 3
 I'll admit I have a mental block to scooters, fruit-booters and unicycles which prevents excitement and interest. I'm sorry. Stark murders huge gaps. Love that guy.
  • + 3
 What a classic spot! Remember all the photos of that from Ride BMX BITD. Wonder what will replace the stairs?
  • + 3
 Rumor has it, that the stairs are being replaced, and it will be a double set potentially with concrete blocks at the bottom. Apparently the 20 set no longer complies with some stair safety code, so they have to make it a double set in order to meet that safety code.
  • + 2
 The only trick that can make El Toro steps look tiny by comparison.
  • + 1
 Meanwhile, my cousin smashed these skating years ago. Glad he went to college.
  • + 1
 The stairs are not going anywhere. Fresh concrete awaits. I was there today.
  • + 1
 They aren't getting rid of el toro, they're adding a flat part in the middle

www.instagram.com/p/By3jacJALky
  • + 2
 If I survived that drop I'd give a F yeah all day!
  • + 1
 Nice, scooter guy so awesome
  • + 1
 That Fabio kid would hit five of those in a row.
  • + 2
 That was beautiful.
  • + 1
 @ryansheckler
  • - 2
 That last embedded video is super disturbing and shame on Pinkbike for promoting that.
  • + 12
 The scooter one? That wasn't last.
  • + 12
 my man, I think it definitely promotes helmets
  • + 4
 It's sort of iconic though. that's was of the most viral El toro videos while also being one of the earliest
  • + 1
 Natural selection at work.
  • + 3
 @JiminOz: MORE LIKE GNARNICAL SELECTION AT WORK!!!
  • + 1
 That video made me want to go out to the garage and put my helmet on before making dinner! WTF?! Did any of those people who slammed into the ground live?
  • - 2
 Thanks for the warning bro. I'm glad i didn't play that one. Pinkbike you need to put some kind of warning, some kind of blurb about videos before you post them up.
  • + 0
 @freeriderayward @Phillyenduro: "whaa i need a safe space from watching people eat shit" lol its not like pinkbike makes a compilation of fails every week oh wait???
  • - 3
 Nice! Excited to see who does it on a BMX bike first.
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