Video: Tate Roskelley Has Too Much Fun for One Video in 'Wait, What?'

Feb 26, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

Tate Roskelley pulls off some insanely technical and creative tricks in 'Wait, What?'

Filmed by Mike Mastroni


62 Comments

  • 47 2
 That effortless style with weird and bonkers tricks reminds me of Rodney Mullen
  • 4 0
 I thought the same thing... he makes them look easy, but they actually require a lot of skill and vision.
  • 9 0
 more of a Scotty Stevens to me
  • 2 0
 He needs a BMX version of Daewon Song so he has a ying to his yang
  • 4 0
 The Richie Jackson of BMX.
So creative! Perfect title to the edit~
  • 25 0
 F$%* spokes, Love seeing the old Skyway Tuff Wheels, they were invincible .... Dylan Stark should start using a new school carbon fiber Tuff Wheel.. Maybe I should start a new company on that concept... Hmmmmm?
  • 7 0
 Might I add..Titanium SE Quadangle with Carbon Landing Gear forks.. next years Christmas wish list
  • 1 0
 @omie99: I wouldn't be so sure. I've seen someone do a backflip with these skyway wheels and when they pulled up off the ramp, it put so much pressure on the rear wheel it exploded into 100 little pieces. They are cool and old school for sure, but when they fail its not a good scene. Definitely wouldn't survive someone like Nathan Williams hucking it down a 20 set of stairs.
  • 2 0
 @BEEner: But make them out of carbon fiber.. might be a different story on the exploding into a million pieces... Just adding new ideas
  • 10 2
 Tuff Wheels, they’d warp, so we’d put them in the freezer to get them straight, that was a long time ago ... late seventies.

Riding Calabasas when it was just a raw Creek bed, back then Hugo was the man, table tops, 360’s, lots of broken bikes.

How many folks reading this forum were even alive back then?
  • 2 0
 @nurseben: Calabasas rules dude. Still pretty fun...
  • 2 0
 @nurseben: Went once back in the 90's on a BMX road trip with Nigel Page and witnessed Cecil Johns (RIP) rule that place!
  • 1 0
 Today!
  • 3 0
 @nurseben: I was, good times. My Tuffs saw the fridge a few times but were never fully true.
  • 1 0
 @nurseben: yeah I remember the freezer trick - great on Z rims as well as Tuff’s early 80’s good times!
  • 22 0
 Wait wheres his $200 kit and $5000 worth of equipment. This looks miserable.

That was the most fun thing I've seen on mountain bike website in a long long time.
  • 7 0
 I remember when Pinkbike made the bare-minimum effort to include BMX content and miss those random posts. It's like skateboarding: I never did it, so don't fully get it, but the raw talent and skill is wicked.
  • 5 0
 @vr6ix: They almost always include BMX videos in the Monday movies posts. Sometimes 2-3 at a time.
  • 1 0
 are these sessions on strava ?
  • 19 0
 ‘Wait, what?’ Is the perfect title
  • 6 0
 Been a LONG time since I paid attention to BMX (do we even call it that anymore?) but if this is where the sport is right now, 12 year old me is flipping stoked.
  • 11 1
 this is not a representative sample of modern bmx.
  • 5 0
 Do yourself a favor and watch some Erik Elstran videos.
  • 2 1
 27 year old me is flipping stoked!
  • 5 0
 BMX is lots of 180-barspin right now
  • 1 0
 @chimmricholds: sorry, meant to give you props, accidentally neg’d you.
  • 1 0
 @speed10: the best combination of a trick bar none. maybe a 360 barspin. it's a classic and the equivalent to a frontside flip on a skateboard.
  • 1 0
 @speed10: a little too many 180's for my taste. they never quite look clean
  • 3 0
 Amazing edit, creativity was off the charts! For those who are skiers in the comments, this style reminds me very much of what the "Line: Traveling Circus" brought to ski edits 10 years ago when they started filming really unconventional edits but turned out to be a hit. Already looking forward to the next one, keep it up Tate
  • 6 0
 It’s like the Drunken Monkey style of BMX.
  • 6 0
 Ok the legs run over thing got me.
  • 3 0
 This feels like what would happen if you gave someone growing up alone on a desert island a BMX and a lot of 80's computer games (Paperboy, Donkey Kong etc)!

It's awesome BMX Jim, but not as we know it!
  • 5 0
 finally I bmx'er wearing a lid, about time...
  • 2 1
 It's a GT thing. They have to.
  • 4 0
 Tate could be the most creative rider ever. So original
  • 1 0
 He's actually made a previous video with that exact title. It's on youtube and definitely worth a watch.
  • 3 0
 Tate and Eric Elstran are two of the most underrated and creative riders in BMX.
  • 1 0
 This one gave me ear to ear smiles. Shard with my MTB buds, my old school BMX buds and my kids. All the smiles and the laughs tell you where this is really coming from. It's why we ride bikes. Wink
  • 2 0
 Skyway mofos! Great video, makes me want to grab the freestyler and go pay my health insurance deductible!
  • 3 0
 I want to see every try of that last shot
  • 1 0
 Thank you so much for that. This jaded old man had to stifle a smile many times watching that.
  • 1 0
 Super fun to watch this one. I’ll make all my friends (I have at least 2) watch this one.
  • 2 0
 That reminds me......I left my Tuff Wheels in the freezer since 1982 ????
  • 2 0
 How he nailed that basketball shot is beside me! Sick edit.
  • 2 0
 Legit!
  • 2 0
 Siiiiiiiiccck
  • 2 0
 Made my day!. Thanks.
  • 2 0
 W-O-W!
  • 1 0
 RUSSIAN GAME SHOW, SAW IT ON YOU TUBE
  • 1 0
 Stoked to see a BMX post today, woo!
  • 1 0
 MmmHmm slow grind pavement.
  • 1 0
 Another killer thing from Tate, what a ruler on a bike.
  • 1 0
 Looks like a video game ! Unreal.
  • 1 0
 Kinda like Trey Jones on bath salts lol
  • 1 0
 This video has a very Rube Goldstein Machine vibe to it.
  • 2 0
 *Goldberg
  • 1 0
 Wait, what?! Is right. Wow.
  • 1 0
 Anyone else notice that barspin after the tire roll?
  • 1 0
 Mega! Could be the son of Kirt Voreis looking at the style and creativity
  • 1 0
 More edits like this please
  • 1 0
 Space pants!

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