It’s always good to know the history of our sport/artform that we all love, this weeks OSS is just over 22 minutes long. Its not like most of us don’t have the time to watch this right? Featuring Dennis McCoy who has the standout run, (pulling double backward whiplashes to funky chicken across the Velodrome floor at 3:21 followed by a Dump truck to backwards decade), plus Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, Woody Itson and Chris Lashua. Really enjoyed this, Dennis’ run though!!!
Is this the one where James McGraw ABD-snaked RL Osborn to be the first to do a backwards bar ride in a contest by doing it in expert?
McGraw is the only one who can answer that, possibly Todd Carter would know?
I thought there was a pic of joe gruttola doing backwards bar ride at the 1986 velodrome contest. He was riding for SE. by 87, he was on Haro. Maybe guys were doing backwards GRIP rides in 87…
Sorry, can someone explain the difference between a grip ride and a bar ride? Besides of that I think Dennis Mc Coy was super good at this time and his tricks were so modern compared to most of the stuff of the other riders. Really impressive!
Bar ride used to be on the cross bar, grip ride or rubber ride is stood on the grips…
McCoy. No freecoaster. No problem. Let me just time everything with precision.
Rubber ride’s a condom trick, just like snake spin, you hide the snake lol.
That was a great video, my best friend and competed there after a long drive from Utah. We were 14 in the amature class. In the qualifier I took 6th, 🙁 Missed qualifying by a tiny margin. I remember being star struck, all of freestyle heros in one place