All posts tagged with Sour Fever

It’s not news to anyone that REPSET has had a wrench thrown into its engine. Without diving into weirdo reasons and excuses for halting the flow of Canadian BMX news, I’d like to quickly mention that I haven’t forgotten about this (excuse me if it sounds pretentious) important part of Canadian BMX history.

Chris Silva doing a terrifying double-pegs to over in Toronto. Photo by Eric Marshall.

I wrote and curated this piece with Chris Silva nearly a year ago. We worked together and did some back-and-forth over a week or two to get it all sorted out and I ended up just sitting on it. With the decisions I made to slow down the content on the website, and with The Embassy launching, I thought I was going to forward it to that project but for various reasons it got put on hold again and again. We had originally planned to release Silva’s recently launched (online, at least) DVD section from the latest ICC video, but Silva’s much-accepted impatience led to the section dropping before the interview for relevancy’s sake.

Regardless, this is a piece that shouldn’t go unnoticed and unread. In the next few eye-watering feet of web-page you can read Silva’s story about each of his many monumental DVD sections that he’s put together over the years.

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Jake Montgomery, Ian Christison, Andrew White, Andrew Gobbo, Chris Silva, and Steven Moxley all put down some deece moves in this quick SOUR FEVER edit.

While it may seem a little quiet over here lately, there’s been some behind-the-scenes progress on a cool new feature with Chris Silva. Watch out for that.

One of the best parts (for me) about the annual Toronto bike show is the backpack merchants. Every year more and more local DIY ‘companies’ (so to speak) show up with awesome videos, shirts, and stickers. When I was a kid just barely getting interested in BMX my Mom heard about the Metro BMX Jams that Jay Miron was putting on at the time. I remember sitting in the stands and being insanely excited to see Dave Osato ride (I had just moved from Winnipeg and was pumped to know that dudes like that grew up in the same neighbourhood – let alone city – that I did) and it was one of the first times I really saw how cool BMX was. I bought a copy of Faction Video Magazine from a dude with a giant beard, and the ICC video I mention in every post from Leland Nightingale at the Hogtown booth. I asked my Mom for $20 to go find a shirt to buy and ended up getting a Shitluck (I’m So Happy I Could Shit) tee from a dude in a chicken suit and wore it until it disintegrated. Awesome.

Anyway, as you can see above – BMXFU will be selling a ton of new tees (including this one that’s not pictured above) at the jam and SOUR FEVER will also have all their new stuff available as well. The basic strategy to find this shit is to spot someone wearing a tee that you want and ask them who they got it from. Don’t be shy. You’ll have to track down the right dude with the right backpack. You can pay in weed, beer (none of that light shit), and cash, I assume.

This will be the first bike show I’ve missed since the first one I went to all those years ago. I expect you all to be on your absolute worst fucking behaviour. I am jealous. Get drunk in the stands for me, and see you next year.

I find it hard to talk about Chris Silva sometimes. When I was a kid Chris Silva was the Toronto guy with the banger section in Lock and Load who I was scared to talk to. I told him that once and he was so modest that he laughed right in my face. If Toronto was a tee, Chris Silva would be the stitching. He’d probably print a Sour Fever logo on it, too. With I.C.C. labels.

Chris got together with EMBASSY to put together a rad interview all about Sour Fever. It compliments our old interview nicely as a then/now piece, as well. This is all coming out now to spread the word about the new stuff Silva’s been printing – by hand, in his basement – that is all available now on SOUR FEVER right now.

You can also pick up gear from some excellent shops that support REPSET as well as SOUR FEVER including Core in Toronto, Joe Mama in Ottawa, and Black Pony in Oshawa.

As much as it pains me to post another god-forsaken indoor ramp video, we can at least credit Steven Moxley for being able to produce a few interesting bangers like he did in the above edit. We can also lend him praise for being able to see some of his riding without having to pay $30 and see it in person. Leaves me wondering how much profit Joyride is cutting Steven into. Also, excuse my constant bitterness towards the price of Joyride, but come on. $30?

So, here it is. Steven Moxley does some wild shit in here including his usual foray of on-deck tap dancing, but the real treat is a vertical smith to whip, and a bar to g-turn a-la-Corey-Martinez. There has been no word on what came of his Facebook-leaked Colony deal, but if that’s fizzled out let’s hope a company with a budget can step in and get Moxley out to all the big contests this year.

Anyway, it’s a SOUR FEVER edit. Chris Silva could send me anything and I’d post it. Don’t abuse that privilege, though. Which reminds me, there’s a big sale poppin’ off on the online store so get some stuff and support Silva’s beard growing research.

It also features some rad riding from Ian Christison. I met Ian a long time ago. I think it was at the old Core winter warehouse in Toronto. I think it was even before the revamp, when it was dark and dusty and felt more underground and DIY then the era right before it closed. Anyway, I had to ask someone who he was because he was blasting so much higher than everyone else. Kids been going fast since day one. If you get the chance, find this dude and ride with him in person. This day-in-the-life style edit for Sour Fever is super accurate.

I’ve always wanted to shoot a full piece about Ian, he’s such a crazy dude. A lot of people don’t know what he’s about so here’s a “Day in the life” type of video. Ian seriously would have done all this if it was a normal day with no camera. Hope you enjoy the experience.