After having a solid five days to ride the course and film a video part, the fifteen riders in this year’s Nike BMX Pro got to do a live jam format contest today in front of a packed crowd in Huntington Beach. The riding was top-notch, and a ton of bangers went down, but we can assure you, these photos are still nothing compared to what you’ll see in their videos that we will post this coming week…Consider this gallery a hefty-sized teaser.
ROUND 1 RESULTS NIKE 6.0 BMX PRO
1. Team Enarson
2. Team Wise
3. Team Reynolds
4. Team Phelan:
5. Team Kachinsky
*NOTE: Next week Ride will be the only place where you will be able to see all of the teams’ video parts from this contest. We will run one video per day starting Monday, and ending with the winning video on Friday, August 12th.
Photos by Fat.
Official Nike 6.0 Press Release:
NIKE 6.0 BMX PRO ROUND 1
Day one of the Nike 6.0 BMX Pro provided an amazing show for the capacity crowd in Huntington Beach, and produced some of the most progressive riding in BMX. Five teams competed in eight-minute jam sessions, and the teams that mixed tech and big air options scored the most points.
The riders in this year's BMX Pro are a mix of X Games gold medalists and BMX video/magazine legends, and the new format allowed each rider to show what they could do. The riders on Team Kachinsky (Brian Kachinky, Sean Sexton, and Corey Martinez) brought true-street lines to the course, and the crowd was treated to a level of riding normally reserved for two-page spreads in magazines.
Team Phelan is the event's international connection with Jason Phelan from Ireland and Maxime Charveron from France, along with Pennsylvania's Jeremiah Smith. All three riders are incredibly diverse, and had a mix of air and tech that had the crowd cheering nonstop.
Team Reynolds is headed by four-time X Games Street Gold Medalist Garrett Reynolds, and he brought his tech to the beach in a big way. His teammate Augie Simoncini threw down superman variations all over the course, while Kelly Bolton took tricks upside-down that should not be possible.
Team Wise, headed by Salt Lake City's Rob Wise, had the crowd shaking its head with tricks from the future. Wise, along with two SoCal teammates (Pat Casey from Placentia and Dakota Roche from Huntington Beach) brought an aerial attack to the beach, with some of the biggest tricks in BMX.
The winning team in Round One of the contest was Team Enarson. Team captain Dennis Enarson handled his business over the box and brought the tech to the ledges in a big way. Teammate Tammy McCarley was basically inventing tricks mid-run. Josh Harrington had mechanical problems in his first run, so he borrowed Enarson's bike and immediately went to work with a superman-seatgrab-barspin over the box and a huge tooth-hanger down the biggest rail on the course.
Round 2 of the Nike 6.0 BMX Pro goes down on Sunday, and both jam scores will be combined with the team's video parts to get their final score. Teams have been filming their video parts on the course all week long to get the most creative riding possible captured on film.