Apr 18 2014
” It’s not very fun for me to write much about this story to me, because its still very depressing on what I have to go through now. I went to Las Vegas a couple weekends ago for the extreme thing contest. I was now my third time ever attending, but usually the conditions are never good, as in wind. It’s only one of few dirt contest that happen that aren’t invite only, so I think thats what stands out to people. Showed up friday and rode some then to feel the course out, it was pretty windy still so a lot of riders were uneasy. Had enough that day, my fiance drove out with me because we had one plan that we wanted to do, and that was go to dinner at Max Brenner (the Bald Chocolate Man Restaurant) its located at the Ceasers Palace Hotel. Not a very popular place but we went to our first one in New York on a trip a couple years back, and my fiance has fell in love with this burger they make ever since, haha. Anytime theres an opportunity to attend, we go. We were pretty lucky, because Max Brenner in Vegas was the only nearest one to use because they are usually only located on the east coast. When we were there that friday night, we were told that they were closing the doors in two day. Got in a visit barely! Contest day comes, we park amongst al the people parking, because extreme thing is also an insane amount of concerts going on as well as a BMX contest too. We get in and start riding, the wind is pretty bad still, everyone still on guard and taking it easy. Just jumping through with my friend Derek Kenny in a train, jumping all the jumps straight. Got a little off balanced in the air on the last set, basically came down sideways, immediately tried to get up to get out of the way of the train, but my knee wouldn’t move. My heart drop, my mind just started racing, becoming really scared of what might just have happened. I get helped over to the medical table and get checked out. They moved my knee around, told me its not torn, may just only be stretched. I was like well cool, thats good news, but it hurt way more then the medical lady was kind of acting about it. I didn’t really know what to believe, either way, my fiance and myself left right away and headed home. I wasn’t able to see my doctor for 2 days, which was monday. I like my doctor, and seeing him as well, but I don’t like what the situation is when I”m usually in to see him. He moved my knee and right away was like, “yeah, I’m 98% sure you tore your ACL.” I wanted to die! I’ve been so terrified of knee injury, don’t even like when people talk about them. Now I had to finally face one of the injuries I feared most. I was on top of things, and got the MRI scheduled a couple days later, then surgery about a week out. Just had surgery a week ago, and now I’m currently healing. THERAPY!!!!!!” -Jared
Apr 17 2014
New Profile “Wing P” Logo Tee’s now in stock.
We just added three new logo tees for Spring.
100% cotton with water based print.
Available in S/M/L/XL
Black base with white print.
Army Green base with black print.
Navy base with grey print.
Apr 16 2014
Apr 15 2014
Apr 14 2014
The Profile “Saber” is a unique sprocket that takes a universal adapter insert making it work with both 19mm and 22mm bolt on and splined driven cranks.
Here’s how it works:
A. Choose a Saber sprocket
-Options for freestyle: 25, 28, 30, 33t in 1/8 inch teeth, black only.
-Options for Race: 36 through 45t in 3/32, black only.
***The race versions do not have extra spider bolt holes and will only work with the 19mm and 22mm Spline Drive Inserts.
B. Choose a Saber insert
-19mm Bolt Drive
-19mm Spline Drive
-22mm Bolt Drive
-22mm Spline drive
–Made from 7075 aluminum
–Laser etched finish
Apr 11 2014
Here at Profile, we get quite a few emails asking for advice on what cranks would work best for a rider’s application. It’s sometimes a difficult decision considering we make 5 different style cranks arms, in 10 different crank arm lengths, with 2 different size spindle options.
When recommending cranks, we usually ask the rider what style riding they do, their size and weight. Each of these factors can contribute to what might work best for them. To go further, we usually site what our rider’s current set-ups entail.
So, to visualize what each of our riders’ prefer, here’s a contest to match up:
1. The Rider’s Crank Photo (ex. A, B, C, etc.) with
2. the Crank Arm Style and Size (ex. 1, 2, 3, etc.)
Answers should look like (letter – number) M-12
Please send your entries to me, matt @ profileracing.com (no spaces).
The deadline is Friday, April 18th at 4PM (Eastern Time). Only one entry per person please.
All correct entries will be put into a pool, and the one randomly selected will win our newly released Saber Sprocket.
The Profile Sabre sprocket is designed to take a press piece that will adapt it to any 19mm (spline drive or bolt on) or 22mm (spline drive or bolt on) 48-splined spindle.
Thanks for the support and good luck. Now click on the crank collage to get started.
Apr 10 2014
Apr 09 2014
Profile Escape Park Tour #2 from TBR BMX on Vimeo.
This was the last day of the #ProfileEscapeParkTour.
We woke up early after a 3-1/2 hour drive from South Florida, fitting in a session with the East Coast locals before a giant storm engulfed Florida.
Pretty interesting split mid day: It went from 80 degrees before noon, to 40 degrees after.
Check the clothing change.
“This is the second of two edits I’ve put together celebrating a five day road trip I hated to see come to an end. And, one of several edits to come for this year as we travel, capturing whatever random events/riding go down.
Looking forward to more of this over the course of the year.
To gallons of coffee, late night drives, shitty gas station food, delirious conversations …to bmx and the friendships involved.
Thanks to the Profile crew: Mulville, Castelluzzo, and Degroot for making this a dialed five days total.
Thanks to all of our friends for meeting us along the way for some dialed sessions.
Clips from Rick Price, Jackson Whaley, Nick Smarjesse, Shaun Gomez, Adam LZ, Josh and Jake Haygood, Alex Tate, and the legend: Mike McQueen.
Looking forward to next year.
Check out pictures from the trip on Instagram at #profileescapeparktour
Apr 08 2014
Its that time of year again, Spring is finally here! And the trails have had a study flow of visitors. With the bench on a whole new level this year, its been rad to see guys from all over the world coming to shred. BlueBench has seen some of its best bluegroves this session. And I can’t thank everyone enough for all the help. This is what makes trails different from the rest, the brotherhood of the shovel.
Here are just a few of those moments captured by Pom Pom this last week.
Justin Henninger is badass doode on and off his bike.
Sal, luke the trail dog, Jake, me, justin, luna the other trail dog, and pom poms girl, cline checking the weather for the next day. But not to worry, it was 72 and sunny
Is it hump day yet?
Sal being Sal and killing it!
Last photo by Franck Duflo. Group shot of the french connection
Apr 07 2014
It’s been about a year and a half now since I shot this photo with Jeff K, we were on trip in Tulsa,OK. That was set to put us at Texas Toast, which was my first time to both places, and or contest as well. I had no idea so many amazing spots would be in a city I’ve never heard of before. Matt Coplon was responsible for making this awesome trip happen, thanks again my dude! I think it was about the third day of riding, we pulled up to this rail hop, which was pretty much a perfect setup. It was kind of under a little bit of over hang from the roof, which felt like your head was definitely going to hit, but it was kind of a mind thing. We rode it for a bit, and Matt had mentioned that he wanted to bar it, we were excited and we motivating him for it. I think he tried to throw in the towel, but I told him, “if I tailwhip it, you bar it?!” he agreed. I was damn nervous to call myself out on that, but was something I was going to be excited to land. My first attempt was a weird one, tailwhip was in my face, front end high, but I didn’t hit the rail. Next one I knew I had to lean over the bars like you would normally do an a whip. Went for that, and I kick the bike straight into the rail, sending me flying, this slowly turned into my scariest tailwhip that I’ve ever tired. Terrified of what just happened, I got up and I was surprisingly fine, knowing that I had to keep trying it. Battling my thoughts in my head trying to figure out what I needed to do and what not to do. I knew I needed to wait a bit before I kick the tailwhip, which was really hard because thats just not a normal feeling for me to start one out. Went for it again, barely braising the rail, still allowing the bike to rotate for motion. Frustrated, go back and get ready for it again, going for it, running all the steps in my head. Everything worked out great, but I didn’t put my damn last foot on. Screaming in my head, “AHHHHH why can’t I be done with this already!!!!” I was o scared of this I just wanted it over, and I couldn’t just walk away after all this effort I was pouring into this. Finally, I think it was about the fifth attempt, it was kind of slow motion. I saw the whip coming around, and I knew I was putting both feet on, thats just what I did! Conquered the scariest tailwhip of my life”
Profile Racing Tulsa 2012- TCU Exclusive from Profile Racing on Vimeo.