REPO: 50/50 Animal Jam

I always run into someone and pop out a knee or hip...

10 Feb 2015

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Never satisfied until he gets all the tricks he can do on a set-up, Alex Avilla slings the bars into a double peg

Photos By Chris Marshall Intro by Ralph Sinisi

Jams definitely help push BMX, are fun, and a great mix of all styles of riding. Especially rolling with your crew and meeting other riders are worth it alone, on top of the sick sessions that go down. I don't ride or go to these things usually since there are too many people and I always run into someone and pop out a knee or hip, but besides having to watch out for people they are great. 5050 is a great mix of all kinds of obstacles and a real deal hardcore skatepark atmosphere. It is a great place to have for BMX in the winter in the NYC area plus a place to stay sane while there is snow on the ground. Get out and support it for the rest of the season if you did or didn't make the jam either way. Thanks to all those who made it out and thanks to 50/50 for throwing it. 

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"I feel very lucky that Animal Bikes would host an event here at 5050 Skatepark. Without Jams like this there would be no Skatepark here on Staten Island. I am amazed how many people always come out just because its an Animal Jam. I think the Animal Banks Jams in 2006-07 where the golden era in the NYC Bike Scene." - Ed Pollio 50/50 Skatepark

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