Welcome to Skidsville. Population: all of us.
Remember that feeling of throwing a leg over a bike for the first time? I mean talk about “Boom!” right? It was like a lightning strike of realization blowing the doors off our childhood. One day we’re walking around with the rest of the mere mortals, the next we’re steely-eyed captains piloting our two-wheeled rocket ships to the outer reaches of the driveway. It was like punching our ticket to ride and stepping into a world that’s bigger, bolder, and a little bloodier.
The brick and board booter we named the "Scab Maker"
When street chalk started measuring street cred
Your paper route
The things we’d do for a banana split
Looking for trouble
Bottom line: bikes are awesome, and they’ve been that way since the beginning.
Meet the newest addition to our family… the Diamondback Release Carbon.
Skidsville is brought to you by Diamondback Bikes
Produced By: Juicy Studios and Mike Hopkins
Directed By: Scott Carlson and Mike Hopkins
Cinematography: Scott Secco, David Peacock, & Derek Frankowski
Written By: Sean Smilie
Narration: Graham Tracey
Sound Design: Keith White Audio
Executive Producer: Steve Westover (Diamondback Bikes)
Photography: Bruno Long
Music: “Man on a Mission” by Oh The Larceny
Cast: (In order of Appearance)
Westin Wilder Carlson (The Wildman)
Grayson and Cole McCauley (The Twins/Skid Kids)
Daylin Clayden (Young Evil Knievel)
Odessa Frankowski (The Observer)
Wyatt Joyce (Pool Boy)
Nova (The Wonder Dog)
Oliver Clement (Paperboy/Mr.Wink)
Sofia Maturo (The Happiest Scowl Face in the Business)
Heath Clement (The Dad with the Look)
Chase and Ryder Eagleton (Goonies 1&2)
Bodie Kuhn (#3)
Trevor McCauley (Tire Fix Dad)
Ripley Shewburt (Tire Fix Son)
Logan Merringer (90’s Skidder King)
Caelum Scott (Banjo Boy)
Autumn Terwoort (Juliette to the Romeo)
Ryan Gibb (Angry Dad)
Gavin Gauvin (The Trickster)
Rory Belter (Mr.Dirt)
Kian Merringer (Mr.Expression)
Keagan Fry (Tree Tap Boss/Strava King)
Traharn Chidley (The Blue Eye’d Mountain Queen)
Mike Hopkins (Wearer Of Many Hats)
Sophia Walker (The Next Generation… Seriously)
Monumental Thanks to all the amazing parents involved. Tracy Hopkins (Mike’s Mom) and Harive Hurd for “The House.” Josh Burwash, Rory Belter, Nicole Briggs, Al “Fauns” Frankowski, and Cocky for the “Old School” Props. Jason Taylor “J.T.” for the 11th-hour tech support and Tash Lockey for helping us find the talent. And of course, the beautiful community of Rossland BC for playing host to our antics.