May 22, 2012

DeGroot, Pogo Sticks, and Disney.

Every show I do is different and interesting so I hardly ever say no. This one was no exception.

The rehearsal was in front of someone’s house and we were introduced to the NEW pogo sticks.

When I got my bounce on, first thing I thought of was a tuck no hander. They are crazy and a lot of people are getting work doing shows, which like most sports copy bmx moves. Supermans, barspins, can cans, around the worlds, etc.

After talking about injuries, they all had bad crashes and the most interesting part is it was always in front of a crowd. Tooth punctured lip, broken jaw, lost tooth, the list goes on. So this is fairly new and some local bmxers are doing this for a living. When you crash its pretty bad, but most of the time is just pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo (I want to type this one thousand times but you get the point).

So anyway, we get onto Disney property and its another world, they do a good job of taking any outside distractions and main focus in their “World”. As you can see by the pics we were dressed like shiny clowns and rode flatland in front of 500 millionaires while to distract them from the buffet line. This was the first show.

After they were done eating the huge crew moved across property to where they film for the Disney channel. Renting a huge part of Disney and all the food and characters that went into a two hour deal is truly nuts. I am not even sure what to think about this only to have bmx in these shows was only a good thing, its entertaining, flows, and if your on it, flawless and smooth. We did do a few pogos to show them “pogo stickers” we started that shit. The crowd was not only adults but their children as well so to make them either get into bmx or pogo sticking.

I couldn’t imaging renting Disney just to ride some of the spots we saw. As you can see by the pics, there are spots ready to ride. Taking pics of us as clowns, with Mater, and the millionaires made for yet another wild night of shows on my bike. Where bmx brings me is always a surprise.

Chad D

May 22, 2012


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