Thursday, December 18, 2008

Todd's A Jerk

I'm not even going to bother writing anything today because this is so awesome: Taj gives a rundown of every one of his old bikes—well, every one that he has photographic evidence of. Here's to hoping he does the same thing with video parts someday (this is one of the top five video parts of all time, as far as I'm concerned).


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(It's not really a video at all—but did I really have a choice?)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

DEAD BLOG

todd from albe's said...

sweet, i got coverage!

Anonymous said...

I think you need to talk a about how nathan williams and jj palmere got picked up by etnies and how taj joe rich and sfricker are for some god awful reason are getting the boot. Bmx is dead

Anonymous said...

Props to Taj, one of the most influential, stylish, burly, and versatile (minus flatland) riders ever. All you peg runnin' on one side, footjam nosepicking, light bike riding, long bike riding, dreadlock having, vegetable eating, big burly variation over a big double instead of seven karate tricks over a step-up doing riders should all thank Taj. He's a superhero.

Russ said...

Etnies is dead, that's for sure.

I was gonna add some of my own thoughts about Taj's bikes (I love that he kept riding S&Ms while he was on Standard and Hoffman), but I thought my opinions would be superfluous. Even more so than usual.

Anon 3:15: Yet you were still first to comment. Thanks for the valuable input.

Russ said...

I also love that he went through 30 Holmes's, filed out his own dropouts, and welded a peg to his forks to avoid breaking axles.

That copper Standard is pretty awesome, too. Wonder where it is today?

Russ said...

And, FYI, this is a dead blog:

http://snafubmx.blogspot.com

ells said...

this blog is one of the few worth reading

Russ said...

TFA: I almost went with "Totally Awesome Jumper." You got lucky.

When the new Empire video drops, I think the title will have to be "Vertiginous Rhythm of a Cataract."

Darren H said...

Torn Arm Joint

Tangled Afro Gel

which ones am I forgetting?

Anonymous said...

Taj's part in Forward has been my favorite of his parts for a long time....

Anonymous said...

Tiny Algorithm Juxtaposition

Russ said...

Tart Apple Juice

Stephen said...

Yeah, Taj's part in "Forward" set the table for BMX for a few years.

*throws old Roscoe's and Arto's in the wood chipper*

Russ said...

I still have a pair of brand-new black Traumas. And another piece of Tajorabilia that I'll have to post tomorrow.

steve said...

i love etnies and always will. fuck taj and his old balls. lets get someone who can fill his shoes and let him grow old riding a Giant fixed gear.

Anonymous said...

Chase bmx stickers on the tan barcode! I haven't seen those since the last La Rev in Toronto

jingles said...

I was at the backyard with the baby blue barcode

god i want to win that bike, it looked amazing

also taj had just downside whipped the shit out of it

that downside whip was and still is the best thing I have ever seen with my eyeballs

DBZ said...

Tangy Alligator Jelly.

I was rocking a Holmes with T-1 stickers in '98. I'm working on making the Holmes I have now into something similar.

Anonymous said...

No offense to these names (Joe Rich is a lunatic, soul bowl anyone?) that are losing their Etnies sponsorship, but guys, they're not getting exposure for the most part. What makes you think Etnies has to keep paying these veteran riders to ride on their own terms, and mostly out of the spotlight? Times change, and I'm sure they can deal with it, why can't you? (Unless you're just being nostalgic for old times, in which case disregard what I just wrote) The new guys are taking over, doing the crazy shit 24/7, and they really deserve the full time sponsors. "Bmx is dead"-maybe for you it is, for the young guns it isn't.