Day 1: Odyssey's Texas Toast Jam, Austin, Texas
Odyssey's Jim Bauer has a knack for finding impossible lines, cranking as fast as possible and seeing what happens along the way. Day one in Austin was no different.
Yes, a bunnyhop comp happened, and yes, the heights that riders are hopping these days is borderline ridiculous. Here, Louisiana's Broc Raiford ups the ante during the hop comp.
X Games Gold Medalist Scotty Cranmer descended on Austin for Texas Toast, and not only was he the first person to make it through the Gauntlet of Death, he also casually whipped his way through dirt.
Gap to manual on the Subrosa-styled kicker to deck to landing built and provided by Subrosa. Is it just us, or is seeing Gary without a gyro on his bike just a little weird?
Deluxe's Jeremy Ball made the trek down to Texas Toast from his home in Michigan, and took no time at all in adjusting to Texas dirt.
The rideable pair of Aaron Ross style Oakley sunglasses in the Gauntlet of Death had Alex Magallan's name written all over it, and following this photo, his tire marks too.
Fit's Shawn Mcintosh stalls a hand-jam nosepick on an Odyssey kicker.
If there's an 8-foot wide, 8-foot high quarterpipe on the course, and Morgan Wade or his bike aren't broke off, then he's gonna air it as high as humanly possible.
Kevin Porter throws down his latest creation: a one-handed cancan footplant to thread the needle saran wrap jump back in. Hate to be that guy, but a photo doesn't do this trick justice.
Part-time Austin resident Sean Sexton throws an opposite tailwhip drop into the street course.
King of the Rail
Premium's Dan Foley took top honors in the King of the Rail jam, and for his efforts, he won cash, and a toaster.
We don't know this rider's name, but he sure can throw out one-footed graze airs with ease, off of a Shadow Conspiracy coffin no less.
NJ's Scotty Cranmer took the Dragon Slayer win home, and donated his cash winnings to FBM rider Mike Tag, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Cranmer is a class act.
If there's an overabundance of Morgan Wade photos here, it's because he knows how to shred the classics. Here Morgan invert handplants an '80s influenced quarterpipe.
Twenty years ago, BMX in Austin, Texas didn't look much different from this photo.
Dave 'The Lord' Voelker, now in his mid-40s, inverts his trademark footplant on the Odyssey quarterpipe. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
We don't know who this rider is, but we don't get to see people riding atop a giant Vans slip-on too often either.
Hop to 360 tailwhip off of The Shadow Conspiracy coffin as the BMX media looks on.