DIG - VIDEOS OF THE YEAR - 2015
The ones that caught our eyeballs!
25 Dec 2015
List compiled by the DIG family
A few days ago we dropped a list of our Riders Of The year and now we've got some more for you, this time in the form of the greatest videos to grace the online pages of DIGBMX.COM. As always this was in no way an easy decision and multiple factors went into the decision making process, but here it is, our selection of favourite videos from the last 358 days.
1. Garrett Reynolds - Red Bull
We'd been hearing rumours previously of some of the stuff Garrett had filmed for his 2015 Red Bull video and with all the excitement it felt a bit like a few days before the Deadline video dropped. Needless to say when it actually hit the web everyone lost the plot and for good reason. Garrett shut down 2015 with this one!
2. Dak - Nativeland 2 - Cult Crew
He won this year's NORA Cup Street Rider Of The Year and now he's on both our Videos Of The Year and our Riders Of The Year lists! In typical Roche style this whole thing left us speechless and the last few clips... well. Dak and Veesh are one hell of a combo and this one from Cult is testament to that.
3. Tyler Fernengel - Silverdome
Tyler Fernengel Rides The Abandoned Silverdome Stadium
One of the best BMX video projects of the year! - More Info
Tyler Fernengel grew up going to the Silverdome stadium in Michigan, and even raced Supercross there as a young boy, so when he was provided with a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride the place he took it with both hands, and the result is this video of epic proportions! Production, editing, filming and of course, riding were all so on point this couldn't have not been high up on our list. That truckdriver...
4. AK X DIG
Obviously we've been massive fans of AK since day one and we couldn't be happier with this long overdue follow-up to his first DIG video back in 2011. Alex Kennedy and Rich Forne worked themselves to the bone for this one clocking clips from multiple trips to Berlin, Tel Aviv and Barcelona, with hundreds of takes on some of the clips. With Rich's incredible mixture of music production and off the beaten path editing combined with AK's natural talent and style we thought it was nothing short of a damn masterpiece.
5. ALVX - Alex Donnachie - BSD
Released in conjunction with his signature BSD 'ALVX' frame you knew there was something special on the way, but this was way way more than we anticipated. Just over four minutes of some of the most ridiculously technical street riding you will see, all put together by the mind of Dave Sowerby. Another rider / filmer combo that doesn't get much better!
6. Kriss Kyle - Kaleidoscope
Kriss Kyle Kaleidoscope Video
You've never seen anything like this before... - More Info
With a budget of seven figures this Red Bull video was always going to create a huge amount of noise in BMX but I don't think anyone say what was coming. Moving ramps, spinning full pipes, and all manner of dream-like setups filmed by some serious Hollywood heads. We were there on set every day and we can testify to how quickly Kriss had to get his head around the design - it's Kriss though, of course he pulled it off! Incredible.
7. Animal House
Well, The Animal House project certainly lived up to the hype! With over 17 minutes of NYC street at its finest thanks to the Animal Crew and filmer Navaz, we knew this was making our list straight away. Raw yet slick and the creme de la creme of east coast street. We were also so psyched on seeing more savagery from Colin Varanyak and Dan Lacey.
8. Devon Smillie - Fly Bikes 2015
It's no secret that Devon Smillie has a super human amount of bike control but this edit for Fly Bikes this year really took the biscuit. Filmed throughout some amazing spots in Southern California, Devon put our brains through the ringer with all the good shit in this one. Seriously though, that ice hardway?!?!
9. Simone - What Could Be Left? - Shadow
Simone Barraco - Shadow "What Could Be Left?"
How on Earth could these all be extras? - More Info
While a lot of people were eagerly waiting in anticipation for Shadow's 'What Could Go Wrong' DVD, they decided to release this Simone Barraco video for some extra hype - and man did this create just that! The fact that these were all leftover clips baffles our minds, I mean we knew Simone was good but all of this stuff is so creative that you can't do anything but be amazed. A re-watcher for sure.
10. Chad Kerley - The Cinema Video
Chad Kerley - The Cinema Video
Chad Kerley kicks off the Cinema Video with true excellence! - More Info
After years of anticipation we got to feast our eyes on seven minutes of top notch riding from one of the best in BMX. Not only did Chad kill it in this but we were treated to the cream of the crop guest clips from Corey Martinez, Dan Lacey, Dennis Enarson, Nathan Williams, and Dakota Roche.
11. Volume Bikes - Volume 1
Volume Bikes - Volume 1 - Full Video
Incredible full sections from Josh Clemens, Billy Perry, and DeMarcus Paul - More Info
Volume Bikes wasted no time in following up 'The Finer Things' DVD with another incredible video project. With full sections from Josh Clemens, Billy Perry, and DeMarcus Paul. Josh Clemens first full section was sure to make waves, this kid has got style, tricks, and excellent taste. Billy Perry made the most of a visit to California/Oregon and opportunities to film near home in NYC coming away with his best collection of footage to date. You'd think there is no way DeMarcus Paul's section could top all the amazing edits he's already put out this year, but somehow it did just that. So so good!
12. Mike Gray - Demolition 2015
Mike Gray - Demolition 2015
One of the heaviest hitting sections of the year! - More Info
To say Mike Gray put a stamp on 2015 would be an understatement, and then he dropped this bomb for Demolition! Mike relocated to San Diego a little while back and wasted no time in linking up with Doeby Huynh to produce one of the heaviest hitting sections of the year. Originality at warp speed!
Pool's Gold - Episode 1
Three legends on the road together for the first time since Criminal Mischief - More Info
Drew Bezanson Uncontainable
"My goal on this project was to ride stuff that would really scare me..." - More Info
CULTCREW/ CULTIVATE VOL.1
Dakota Roche, Alex Kennedy, Trey Jones, Andrew Castaneda and more - More Info
DIG X BSD - LOST IN IRAN
Breaking down barriers with Antony Lille, Luc Legrand and Clement Baes - More Info
Demolition - Rob Wise Rotator / Bulimia Wheel Promo
Rob Wise films bangers and only bangers... - More Info
Mutiny Bikes - The Land of Enchantment
Justin Simpson, Andy Martinez, Jeff Wescott, Mariano Santiago, and Grant Castelluzzo - More Info
Fit - Morgan Long Hoodbird Frame Promo
All killer. No filler. Taking flight on the Hoodbird - More Info
WTP - Get In The Van Tour USA
Ed Zunda, Dillon Lloyd, Dan Foley, Jordan Godwin, and Dan Kruk - More Info
ENDER ENDER - Episode 6 - Sean Burns - Anthem II
Pedaling dead heads with the Van Buren Boys! - More Info
Sean Sexton - Kink SXTN Promo
Top notch riding in the US, Copenhagen, Berlin, and Barcelona - More Info
Jeff Wescott - Mutiny Comb Line Promo
Sweet as honey from Arizona to Puerto Rico... - More Info
Vans - In New York and Berlin with Bruno Hoffmann
Bruno and Rich Forne produce a beauty - More Info
With so many great videos coming out I am sure we missed at least a few notable ones. Congrats to all the riders and videographers who keep pumping out amazing work month after month. Feel free to leave a comment about a favorite of yours from 2015 and maybe we'll add it to the list!
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