Roc Bottom - Matt Smith, Nate Stahura & Peter Knapp
Closing in on 40 doing one-footed double pegs
4 Nov 2015
Filmed and edited by Dave Raffa
Matt Smith of The Yea, OG Rochester local Nate Stahura, and young gun Peter Knapp hold down the first section in Dave Raffa's 'Roc Bottom' DVD. Whether you are a newcomer to town, closing in on 40 doing one-footed double peg grinds, or just barely old enough to drive there's a place for you in the Rochester scene and BMX in general. Look for the following part to drop next week here on DIG.
"This section offers a glimpse into the variety of riders within the Rochester scene. The transplant, the staple, and the young boy. Matt Smith, the transplant who had a brief residency in Rochester, brought some out of town flavor to the Roc. Matt has a keen eye for set ups, and a scrupulous attention to trick execution. He is a true BMX nerd and runs theyea.com. Nate Stahura, the staple, who on any given day can be spotted riding downtown. Nate has been piece of the Rochester scene for 20 years. He has seen the old guys fade away, the transplants come and go, and the young kids flourish. Riding scenes always evolve and it is valuable for it to have some staple figures to offer guidance. Finally we have the young boy, Peter Knapp. Peter is one of many young talented riders in Rochester. At 16 years old, there is a 17 year age gap between him and Nate. There is also a three stack height difference between them too. Enjoy." - Dave Raffa
Words from the man behind 'Roc Bottom' Dave Raffa here on DIG - Welcome to Roc Bottom With Dave Raffa
Wild clips in Connecticut circa 2009
Wow this is so good! That ender...