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What's Good? Jason Petersen X FBM BMX 'Thousand Yard Stare'

Welcome to round thirteen of the latest LUXBMX journal segment, 'What's Good?'. To reiterate, we reach out to one of the homies and get a hot tip on the latest biking madness. It's called 'What's Good?' and for this instalment, I've worked with ex-Gold Coast ('Mmmm Crew') biker, sludge metal enthusiast and now Vancouver, CA based brethren Jason Petersen. 

Jason on a Chronic Bone roadtrip, how's the station wagon. Photo by James Hornsby

Jason (also known as 'Sprouter') was a close associate of a bunch of Brisbane based bikers until he packed up shop and moved to Vancouver for a change in scenery. More than 6 years later, the dude is still there and still leading the BMX lifestyle and gloriously, is still in touch with a bunch of us Australian connections. You can catch up on some of the biking that Sprouter offers in the below video, his section starts at 10 minutes in and goes until 13 minutes. 

While we've been chatting, I thought I might try my luck with the dude being apart of the 'What's Good?' segment. This is another awesome selection and to be honest, one I have left to the dark recesses of the mind. So, this is a great reminder of another FBM classic. Take it away Sprouter. 

"So Mike, the first video that comes to mind for me is 'Closing Time', but after a quick look through the LUX Journal, I realised that Kyle Ralston has already spoken about that. To me, that video represents Australian BMX completely and what Kyle said about it pretty much sums it up. So, I'm going to go with what I feel like is a lesser known FBM video, 'Thousand Yard Stare'. That era of BMX just ruled, simple as that. Both videos are probably my 2 x most watched videos. 

In typical FBM fashion, the video is entertaining from beginning to end. From the usual chaos to the group of riders, including Magilla's effortless riding at Posh to Kenny Horton's street destruction as well as some Mike Tag clips, the song choices are great and the overall feel of the video is that all the guys are generally stoked to be hanging out, partying and riding together. 

For me, it's pretty hard to narrow down a few noteworthy sections, let alone clips. Eric Hennessy riding to Chuck Berry is amazing. I think it was the first time I'd seen a double pendulum and for sure a heel clicker combination. Stew Johnson does a shoefanu turn down! I still try to replicate that to this day, but I just can't wrap my head around it. 

Magilla's section is fucking beautiful! I just love how green everything is and the fact that it's all full lines and not just single hits. I can't imagine how hard it is to film trails like that. 

Screenshot of Magilla with one of those timeless, classic tuck nosedives. Generous amount of blur for you 1080p bozos

Tom Blyth does an uprail tooth-hang to 180 and you can tell by the change in the daylight how long that clip took to film! The dude launching out of what looks like an abandoned building with his face painted is so sick and that last wallride! On another note, Tom has a band called Blind Monarch that's worth checking out if you're into that type of thing. 

Just go watch Kenny Horton's part, it's unreal from beginning to end. To anyone that hasn't seen this video go give it a watch."

Given that you whole video isn't on YouTube, I'll leave you with 2 x options, an embed below of the video's introduction, or alternatively, a hyperlink to the full video, here

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.