Kip Williamson and Chip Riggs catch up with Plywood Hood, Mark Eaton for an absolute Must Listen Space Brothers Podcast!
Mark Eaton, Kevin Jones and the rest of Plywood Hoods paved their own way in Flatland and BMX in general, this podcast uncovers what it was like every time they showed up to a contest all eyes were on them with video cameras aimed in their direction hoping to capture the next ground breaking trick whether that was steamroller, whiplash, hitchhiker, backpacker or many other amazing groundbreaking moves. Even the top pros at the time kept their eyes on Mark, Kevin, and the other Plywood Hoods hoping to see some of their latest tricks and they changed the game forever.
When you get a spare few hours you need to sit down, and really take this in. Thanks Eaton and the rest of the Plywood Hoods for all they have done for flatland. This is pure gold!
*Just a reminder that all of the episodes can be listened to on SoundCloud (above), iTunes, Google Play, & Stitcher Radio by searching “Space Brothers Podcast”.
I’ve known about this news for a while, but the official word just broke online from Mat Hoffman himself:
“These are almost in production. Kevin (Jones) rode and went through the prototype and made his corrections. We are being very meticulous to make Kevin stoked and keep it up to his standard. No ETA date yet, but I will post here as soon as I know. Also you’ll notice the tubing is a thinner OD. This was a request form Kevin to make it lighter. Here’s a mock up from the first prototype of what the decals will be too… thanks -Mat”.
Exciting news, whose tempted with this? I know I am…
On the last day at Battle in the Rockies, it was awesome to get two riding sessions in with one of my childhood heroes, Bill Neumann. One of the smoothest cats to ever do this flatland thing we all love. On the way back to the McGraw residence, I caught up with Bill to talk about his roots in riding, his consistency, dropping the hitchhiker at the same contest as Kevin Jones, the Riders Brand. We also discuss beating Dennis McCoy back in the day, quitting riding and getting back into it and a whole lot more. Hope you all enjoy this as much as I did interviewing him.
With the 27th anniversary of the York jam yesterday, it only makes sense to dedicate this weeks OSS to the Plywood Hoods. peep the end segment from Dorkin 1 featuring the likes of Kevin Jones, Mark Eaton and more do their thing. Respect!
Freddy Brown’s first time attending the annual York jam, peep this nice edit he put together from the weekend featuring: Zane Weaber, Freddy Brown, Marty Clark, Tony Schneidewind, Craig Gaudet, Bryan Huffman, Indy Armstrong, Kevin Jones, Andrew Sheltraw, Trevor Watring, Isaiah Jordan, Opie Caylor, Scott Powell, Deej Thoro and Bill Nitschke.
One day to go until Hoffman Bikes celebrate their 25th anniversary, over the years HB has hooked up some of the best riders in our sport, from Kevin Jones, Chase Gouin, Day Smith, James White and many more. Really enjoyed the collection of old classic clips in this One day extended edit!
Perfect Sunday viewing! Sit down with a cuppa and definitely watch a great video from the early 90’s by Craig LePage. Cutting edge riding for the time from Ed Lenander, Craig LePage, Chase Gouin, Mark Eaton, Jay Jones, Tyson Godfrey, Sean Leslie, Mike Schmed, Mark Teo, Al Teo, Jeff Crawn, Scott Santamaria, Matt Hoffman, Ed McFarland, Gerry Smith, Kevin Jones, Jim Dellavalle, Bill Neumann, Joe Johnson, Ross Smith, Todd Anderson, Dave Volker, Joel Alamo, Oli Matthews, and Europe’s Finest from the Trier Worlds! Thanks to both Jake Umberger and Jffe for sending this in! Don’t sleep on this!
Let’s take a lil’ intermission from all the action at the Fise contest. Right about now I am working on a Kevin Jones interview, and Kenny Lund happened to send this nice throwback edit from 2002 in. Always a treat to see The K ride! Enjoy this one if you never saw it before…
Yesterday a great bit of history made it’s way onto the internet, thanks to AJ @Habnad. Kevin Jones’ ground breaking run from the AFA Masters Bristol PA 1989. This was the first time anyone publicly saw the hitchhiker and the backpacker, not to mention as Brett Downs quoted yesterday, “95 percent of his run and his tricks, who else can say that?”. Do yourself a favour, whether your old school, new school whatever labels you chose, watch the crowd reaction when Jones pulls out the backpacker at around 3:58. This is without a doubt one of the influential moments in BMX. Thank you Kevin Jones and thank you AJ for the re-upload in better quality! This is golden!