So the whole crew was supposed to be done filming after the big trip to Barcelona this summer. Buuut due to bad luck and injuries, Geoff, Christian, and Dennis had to sit out a bunch of trips, including the Barcelona wrap up trip. They decided one more go to finalize their parts up was needed. So Geoff flew in to San Diego to meet up with Christian and Dennis for a week to make their parts solid. The bad luck continued for Dennis unfortunately, as he rolled his ankle and fractured a small bone in his foot a couple days before. Dennis was out and the trip was down to two. Geoff was on a mission, about to really start stacking bangers. But the horrible luck for these guys continued. On the second day he was filming an insane clip that was as high speed as it gets. Geoff stomped it, but the run out was sketchy and he slammed into a fence which turned such a beautiful thing into something that looked like a motorcycle accident! Geoff had to pull out after that since he was left with stitches in both knees. So the last couple days consisted of following Christian around from one crazy spot to another. Throughout all the bad luck, the whole crew had a blast in SD, chillen, and helping get there parts in order on the computer. Special thanks to MARKIT family member, Brandon Means, for coming down for the week and shooting some dope photos for this behind the scenes gallery. One more weekend trip to Norcal this weekend so Christian can try and get his banger, and then the cameras are going to get put away for a while so we can get this video edited up for the world premier at Texas Toast!
This weeks Washed Up Wednesdays goes to man slaving away at his computer for the next couple weeks editing up MARKIT ZERO. This photo of Christian Rigal, was shot over a year and a half ago by Joey Cobbs during the filming of Chritian’s controversial ledge edit. If you were a fan or not of messing with ledges in the streets, there is no denying Christian murdered it in his edit! Click the photo above to see this crazy smith to gap in full.
We were about a year into filming for MARKIT ZERO, when we realized, CK already had waaaay too much footage to fit a video part. Even if it was two songs his timeline had just grown too long! So we sat Chad down and had him pick out clips he was certain he didn’t want to have in his part any more, and that’s how this edit came about. Make sure to watch Chad Destroy everything above, and get stoked for his MARKIT ZERO part!
Last week, Mongoose threw a team contest at Woodward East. Crazy enough, half the MARKIT Crew was asked to be on Ben Wallace’s team, and Ronnie was asked to be on Steve McCann’s team. Everyone killed it in the crew, from Ronnie staying consistent and shredding dirt, park, and street, Christian killing the street corse all week, Connor handling the park corse and 4th overall in street, Dennis with a 2nd in park and a nice rolled ankle in street, and Chad holding down the win in street. Ben wallace’s team with Connor, Chad, Christian, and Dennis took 3rd, and McCann’s team with ronnie on it took home the win. Check out all the official videos on Vital BMX this week, and check the gallery above to get a closer look of the crew at Woodward.