“I’m glad to see that you guys wanna have fun!” A closer look at Ruben’s suspension bike from Fingers Crossed BMX!
T-1 Grips: about sixteen years in production, various colors, one compound change, and one barend upgrade…
The idea for the Terrible One grip was formed in the early 2000’s. Originally, the grip was going to be produced by Joe’s at-the-time sponsor Primo Products, but after his decision to leave the team, the mould was signed over to T-1 as a thank you for the years spent with them.
“The idea was based on the Primo grips at the time, the Logo grip in particular. I love the mushroom grip the most. ODI Longnecks will always be king and I used the Logo grips because they were the closest to the Longnecks, but since Primo was my sponsor, I rode the Primo grips. I really liked them, there was just a wear problem with them. I would always wear them out in the same spot even though I held them at different places sometimes, so I put in the thicker bands to cut down on the wear time. This was meant to balance it all out. The knurling on the thick part is to help with the Texas heat sweat slip of the hand. I made them wavy, to change it up a bit, and they matched the pattern on the bottom of my old Etnies Throttle 2 shoe.” - Joe
Ruben’s started up a new Instagram account to share photos and experiences from his Soulparks bowl in Skatepark Málaga. You can also find a brief history here… SoulParks Project One with Ruben Alcantara
“Hello everyone! I’ve been tagged many times with the words ‘Ruben’s bowl’ sharing with me great experiences that we all had while I worked there the first 3 years, so I decided to start this @rubensbowl page to share all this magic moments that we all had. Let’s see your pics and history!
Hola a todos, muchos de vosotros me habéis etiquetado como Ruben’s bowl con vuestras buenas fotos y experiencias en los 3 primeros años que trabaje allí, así que decidí seguir compartiendo estas experiencias con vosotros en @rubensbowl”
Follow the leader filming by Manu Espre. Thanks!
Episode Three from Fingers Crossed BMX!
If it’s high speed, big transition ripping, trail roasting action you’re after, you can’t get much better than the man behind the constant smile - Cody Pollard. He just landed his childhood dream sponsorship in the form of T-1 - watch him tear it up just before the Lockdown hit and cut things short.
“Most kids never realise their dream of being hooked up or riding for a team, let alone end up representing their all-time favourite company. Fortunately for Cody Pollard this is now his reality.
Cody is one of those riders that the whole park stops to watch. He wears a permanent smile that still stands out from 10 feet above coping. It’s hard to see Cody ride and not get pumped to pick up your own bike. Off the bike is the same story. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone as present, nonjudgmental and authentic. These things must have struck a chord with Joe Rich when he first met Cody at the Vans Pro Cup in Sydney and the rest is history.
We had grand plans to film a whole lot more for this video. After all, when you’re riding for your dream sponsor it adds a bit of pressure to make something really special. The virus lockdown in Australia had other plans though and with skateparks being off-limits for the foreseeable future, we decided to release what we’d filmed already. Enjoy.” - LUX BMX
Film and edit: Mich Wood