Mackellar’s a Killer

Jonny Mackellar throwin’ the mack down in this Welcome to S&M edit expertly filmed and edited by James Fox. Jonny joined the rest of the Australian Shield Squad on a trip earlier this year but thanks to a nudge from the boyz at Backbone BMX, he’s now officially one of us. Without further ado… herrrrrrrrrrrre’s Jonny!


Live Free or Die

This one’s gonna spread some serious stoke… a Stew Johnson production featuring Clint, Matty, Nutter and Co. is currently underway. “LIVE FREE OR DIE” – dropping this December…


Feel My Chest Muscles

Clint Reynolds, Matty Aquizap and James P. Nutter made this moving picture back in Twenty Fifteen and they wanted to chuck it on the interwebs, so carve out a half hour, grab refreshments and enjoy! And just quietly, this may be a tease for #ShieldBMX video from cha boyz coming soon so keep ’em peeled.



There’s a certain manuscript in the works that is sure to delight @sandmbmx fans young and old, and we’re on a mission to include any S&M related tattoos you may have forever marred your skin with. The deadline for these images is Aug 11th. Here’s some tips on how to submit your shit:

  • If you’re using a phone, take the photo outside or near a window with daylight (just make sure the light source is the sun). If you’re using an actual camera, daylight, indoor with a flash (as long as the flash is even and exposed well), or even a proper studio photo if you have that option.  
  • Don’t use a fisheye or any lens attachments. 
  • Have the tattoo fill as much of the frame as possible, since phone photos aren’t the highest resolution photos to begin with, we don’t want to crop any more than we absolutely have to.
  • Make sure the camera is focused on the tattoo and not something in front/behind it… hey, it happens.
  • Compose the photo straight on, avoid shooting from any angles.
  • With the tattoo filling as much of the frame as possible, try to keep the background as clean and simple as possible, white is ideal—so try to find a blank wall, tape some white paper up, etc…
  • Email the photo full size to —don’t text it, because the file size gets compressed.
  • Include your name and where you’re from in the email subject so you can participate on the wooden watches we are given out as a giveaway.


Black Magic Matty!

Matty Aquizap is a dirt mound sorcerer, and with the debut of his sig frame, you best believe chaboy’s ’bout to drop some BLACK MAGIC on ya head! If you wanna know a little more about the geo and why this machine is built the way she is, RIDE did a bike check with Matty a couple weeks ago on the final prototype before production. Available in Metallica Black (shown) and Gloss White. Made to roast and do tha most!


Hey Ho! It’s Joe!

Joe Simpson — and his fellow Southern Hemi Shield Squad homies Bevan Cowan and Tom Boorman — journeyed to the U.S. of A. to party with us for our #dirtythirty. Now Joe’s a tall boy, which is one reason he rocks a TALL BOY, but we’ll just let him and Charlie Crum tell you bout it. Oh, and #demtallboyz are working on a full length edit of Joe S. while he’s here… next stop/spot Austin. If you don’t know Joe, you don’t know Jack, get familiar.


Crum Cam – Party Playback

The recaps keep comin’, but this edition’s special given our very own Charlie Crumlish crafted it. Hoder and Passero hittin’ the trails, Ryan Russell with the beer-in-hand flatland sesh, Dougie Fresh’s dance moves and an airborne hot dog ramp? When you’re done enjoying this piece, check out RIDEbmx’s vid to see what was going on in Crum’s crazy head when he made HOT DOGS WHO CAN’T READ. Then SUBSCRIBE to our NewTube ‘cuz, now that Charlie’s finished making one of the best DVDs of all time, he’ll be dropping dem fresh vids on our channel.


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