Video: Anthony Messere Rediscovers his Mojo in 'Resurgence'

Sep 7, 2021 at 5:53
by Polygon Bikes  



Building upon a decade of competing at the highest level of freeride and slopestyle competitions around the world, Anthony Messere’s riding career is undergoing a resurgence; still boosting to the moon off a left hip, but to a new level of enjoyment and creativity aboard Polygon Bikes.

Photo Toby Cowley

bigquotesAfter focusing so heavily on competition for over ten years, spending a lot of time dialing in the same tricks over and over, on the same bike for a majority of the year, I lost that sense of the creativity a bike gives you in the first place. It became tunnel vision and, in some ways, I felt my riding suffered because of this.Anthony Messere

Photo Toby Cowley
Photo Toby Cowley

Anthony’s fresh focus will see him returning to his roots. Riding all sorts of mountain bikes and making creative content to inspire others to get on their bike and progress their own riding.

Photo Toby Cowley

Photo Toby Cowley
Anthony had the flair to fakie locked, but that run out...
Photo Toby Cowley
Photo Toby Cowley

Clearly, Anthony’s not ditching his dirt jumper! While Polygon is best known for its history in downhill racing and big mountain freeride, the Trid DJ and Slopestyle models were a key factor in his decision to partner with Polygon.

bigquotesComing from a slopestyle background, It’s important to me that Polygon had a connection with it. If they didn’t have a slope/hardtail I loved, or interest in improving upon, it would be a hard relationship to have. On the flip side, they make a variety of rad bikes for all types of riding which I felt was important for me to expand myself and express my riding abilities.Anthony Messere

Photo Toby Cowley
Photo Toby Cowley
Wear a helmet, kids. When 3-inverts buzz.
Photo Toby Cowley
Nic Genovese capturing that golden hour goodness
Photo Toby Cowley

Photo Toby Cowley

Photo Toby Cowley
Photo Toby Cowley
A-team support. L-R: Max Langille, Paul Genovese, Bosley, Dustin Gilding.

In addition to his TRID hardtail and TRID ZZ slopestyle bikes, Anthony’s quiver contains the Siskiu T8 trail bike, Siskiu N9 enduro/park bike and the Mt Bromo N8 e-MTB.

bigquotesI’ve been having a blast on the Siskiu N9. I went with the small 27.5 for a short, playful bike; front brake hose through the steerer tube for bar spins to make the ultimate park bike.Anthony Messere

Anthony's Trid and Siskiu N9
Photo Toby Cowley

Anthony s Polygon Siskiu T8 Photo Toby Cowley
Anthony's Trid ZZ and SISKIU T8

Polygon’s Brand Manager for North America, Dave Musgrove, has been a Messere fan since watching him launch into the slopestyle scene as a 15-year-old, landing on the podium at the 2011 Whistler Crankworx Joyride.

bigquotesAnthony’s steez has always inspired me. Working together with Nic and Aaron at Mind Spark Cinema to launch Anthony’s Resurgence is a milestone moment for Polygon and myself. But this is just the beginning; we can’t wait to reveal what else is in the works with Anthony’s content plus future bike models where Anthony’s extensive experience and extreme requirements will be fundamental in the development process.Dave Musgrove, Polygon Bikes

Photo Toby Cowley

Rider: Anthony Messere
Video: Nic Genovese and Aaron LaRocque, Mind Spark Cinema
Photos: Toby Cowley
Dirt Shaper: Dustin Gilding, Loft Bike Parks

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55 Comments

  • 102 0
 I still remember his first Crankworx where he boosted that hip to the moon. Unreal!
  • 25 1
 That hip boost is still the coolest thing I have ever seen in a Crankworx slopestyle event.
  • 15 0
 That hip boost was the first thing I ever saw of anything Mountain Biking, Crankworx etc. Hooked me right then and there...
  • 7 0
 I still remember him doing the first ever flat drop front flip and now here he is doing the first ever cork 540 on a dirt jump. Yup, pretty stoked he's getting into personal projects/edits now.
  • 2 0
 Ah! was thinking of the same thing my whole time watching it. To. The. Moon.
  • 70 0
 Thanks everyone for the kind words! Look forward to lots more content coming up..
  • 7 0
 Damn dude, that 360 doublebarspin nohander, the huuuuggee Superman seatgrab and all the others were sooo good to watch! I really miss your amplitude on the slope circuit!
  • 3 0
 great to have you back in the scene Anthony. You've got style and boost for days!
  • 42 0
 One of the most stylish guys out there. And this deserves a "must watch" tag.
  • 17 0
 Honestly a lot of guys I would rather have competing, but Anthony’s style is so unique with so much amplitude I would much rather him do lots of video parts so I can see it all from the best angles. This was amazing.
  • 19 1
 Should be “Must Watch!”
  • 11 0
 I love Anthony Messere's riding style, it's almost like he knows he has the skill to finesse a bike to do what he wants the same way Semenauk and Johansson do, but he'd actually just prefer to muscle it about and be aggressive. Nothing is just landed, everything is stomped.
  • 9 0
 Good call. Messere's style has always reminded me of Bearclaw. He doesn't jump the bike, but instead pushes the earth out from underneath him. Not unlike Chuck Norris.
  • 13 0
 Finally an edit that is pleasant to watch! Nailed it with both riding and editing. Awesome!
  • 9 0
 sickest flat spin tables in the game. This got me so fired up. Should be a must watch for sure!
  • 10 0
 Anthony is so rad! Can't wait to see him in some cool edits! Giver Tony!!
  • 8 0
 Props to him and also to Polygon for picking up a solid pro. Both deserving.
  • 3 0
 Cheers, bikebike69. We're definitely feeling rather proud right now.
  • 8 0
 That was sick. Nice work dudes.
  • 5 0
 This guys tables/inverts… he’s taking the crown regardless of two wheeled discipline. Amazing
  • 5 0
 anyone know what happened to his redbull sponsorship? not often you see an athlete leave redbull
  • 1 0
 was about to ask the same thing
  • 2 0
 yooooo that suicide truck.

Why the hell did red bull drop him? I hope it wasn’t because he wasn’t meeting their expectations as a pro athlete or something. He was just a kid when they picked him up, would sadden to hear if he was dropped because they didn’t like how he acted or didn’t like the usual teenage unreliability that comes with the age.
  • 5 0
 What a video! That’s gotta be one of the best 3 tables ever.
  • 2 0
 The best ever, in my opinion
  • 5 0
 Flair to fakie is insane on any size jump but that's freaking huge
  • 5 0
 Wow, 10/10 on all fronts!
  • 1 0
 Such an exciting rider, I forgot we hadn't seen edits forever! The style and bag of tricks of Semenuk with the slighty feral energy of Lacondeguy. One of the most innovative riders around! SO Stoked to see a flawless edit, hard knocks included.
  • 5 0
 Word up!
  • 4 0
 what a banger! Last trick was insane!!!
  • 4 0
 Pure class
  • 3 0
 I've been riding a Trid ZZ for 3 years now. Love love love the bike
  • 4 0
 So sick.
  • 3 0
 Really, really good. Wow.
  • 4 0
 Freakin it
  • 3 0
 so good! filming and riding was spot on!
  • 3 0
 Wooooow Anthony that was insane! Always been one of my favorites!
  • 4 0
 Must watch!
  • 4 0
 Yeah, that was dope
  • 3 0
 i don't think I'll ever forget this video
  • 3 0
 Don't call it a come back, he never left. Stoked for Tony
  • 1 0
 Since riding enduro and following EWS i haven't been blown away by a slopestyle edit in a long time. But HOLY that was outright amazing.
  • 3 0
 I loved every bit of this edit.....absolutely amazing!
  • 2 0
 holy shit that flair at the end was so gnarly
  • 3 0
 Tony FTW! so rad.
  • 2 0
 Wow, the suicide truck is unreal!!!!!
  • 3 0
 WOW so good.
  • 3 0
 Skills to pay the bills
  • 1 0
 LOVE this edit.
How long before we see switch takeoffs? [on a jump, not flat drop]
  • 1 0
 you first Wink
  • 3 0
 MUST WATCH !!!!!’
  • 1 0
 Some how that jeeeear boy at the end just doesn’t seem to cower it! That trick was mental!
  • 2 0
 Don’t sleep!
Wow
  • 1 0
 I read new direction, I hear nude erection
  • 1 0
 True genius... Thank you for letting us witness...

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