Nike BMX in Spain, in photos
Nike BMX in Spain
The Nike BMX crew consists of an international cast of BMX pros, including Dennis Enarson, Garrett Reynolds and Chad Kerley from the U.S., plus international pros Simone Barraco (Italy) and Alex Kennedy (UK). For the past several years, the international Nike BMX team has assembled in various locales to film Web videos that are second to none in BMX, thanks to their top-notch production and groundbreaking BMX riding. This past January, the Nike BMX crew assembled for a unique trip: Malaga, Spain, followed by Gran Canaria off the coast of Africa, to ride, film and produce an hour-long episode for the "World of X Games." The new riding video documenting their time in Spain and Gran Canaria will be featured on XGames.com following the West Coast premiere of the show on Sunday, Sept. 6. Here, Chad Kerley gets in a picturesque switch barspin to fakie during the trip.
The hidden locations on Gran Canaria were incredible. This one even came with a drunken, knife-wielding local. Luckily he played nice while Garrett Reynolds got this toothpick hanger wrapped up.
The food hookup
Dennis Enarson had plans for this rail hop from the second he saw it. This was in a neighborhood park packed with families that loved watching the action. One family even hooked everyone up with food from their barbecue.
Doesn't do tricks?
Alex Kennedy always finds unique lines that others simply don't see, like this wallie-to-pop-over. Kennedy claims he "doesn't do many tricks." The rest of the crew would disagree.
Different warm-up routine
The hotel in Gran Canaria had a skatepark directly out front, which was the ultimate warm-up spot. And Dennis Enarson warms up differently from most people. Here, he throws a 180 over the fence surrounding the park.
The iPhone angle
Dennis Enarson and Garrett Reynolds check the iPhone angle of the 180 out of the skatepark.
In between the rides
The tricks that went down on this trip were amazing, but the most fun was had when the crew was just hanging out and laughing.
The manual spot
The local tour guide described this location as "the manual spot," but it was more like a skatepark. And Garrett Reynolds shut the place down with the best line of the trip.
Tech plus style
There are a lot of options on a setup like this, but Alex Kennedy may be the only one to think "Smith-to-table."
The DIY spot
Simone Barraco and Chad Kerley couldn't help but ride this DIY spot right next to the hotel in Malaga on Day 1. With spots in front of the hotel, a bike shop/cafe nearby and Ruben Alcantara serving as tour guide, Malaga was like a dream come true.
This was Dennis Enarson's second visit to the Malaga skatepark, so he was flowing like a local.
Cameraman Ryan Navazio had his work cut out for him keeping up with this crew. The MoVi camera rig was just one of the tools used to capture the action in Spain.
Making up for lost time
Travel delays robbed Simone Barraco of a day's worth of filming. He made up for the shortage by doing some of the group's most unique tricks at every location.
Make every move count
Garrett Reynolds tried not to repeat tricks on this trip, so he made every move count. This one's a truck in Malaga.
The danger zone
Simone Barraco wasn't sure if his back wheel would catch the upright on this crank arm-hard-180, but the crew assured him he was not in the danger zone.