So as soon as I got back from Mexico had to head back down to finish Rockburn Skills Park in Maryland. I started the rebuild and some changes about a month ago but snow and rain didn't let up. So had to wait little for it to dry out to get some shaping done. I made some changes to the Pumptrack and added some new lines. Spent most of the time fixing the jumpline fatting up the table tops and giving it some more flow. Here's some pics
So one of craziest comps of the year is in the history books! Thanks to Redbull for having this event! It's one of the hardest builds for crew and I but we still come back for more. I couldn't of done it with out Gilly ,Clint ,Nutter ,Will , Oscar , and Daniel thanks so much for the insane work!
Congrats to Kevin Peraza for the win And Daniel Sandoval for second and Drew Bezanson for thrid
So here we are again in Guadalajara Mexico for the second Redbull Dirtconquers! All though the course was left from last year it was just as much of a mission to fix. We also added six new features to the bowl. We had about 14 days to add the new stuff and recoat all off the original stuff. Not to mention that we are really working in the dust bowl and machinery problems it was not an easy task. So we just work 16 hours days to finish. Working all day and into the night around 130am. But it's all worth it after watching everyone in practice today! It was insane! All so this year the event will have a live feed onRedbull.com/dirtconquerslive Here is some pics of the new features
So redbull contacted me in the summer and asked if I could build some jumps with a loop in it. I said sure. Then I was thinking how and where! Well the where was easy TRA owner Mike Gentilcore said we could use his land! Now how are we going to build this thing and figure out the speed going in and coming out to hit a jump. Also could you even hit a jump coming right out of a loop. So Chris Janis, Shawn Sheoner, and myself figured it out. It wasn't easy! Here's some build pics enjoy!
So the crew and I just got done with a bike park in Basalt Colorado.It turned out really good super fun to ride!http://pumptraxusa.com contracted the job to Dirtsculpt to build and design this park.It was a three week build with unseasonal weather lots of rain but we still pulled it off.The park consist of a down hill berm and jump line that continues into a small jump line. It then connects to the Pumptrack if you want to make the longest run.You can turn out of any line if you just want to hit just one of the lines at a time.Here is some pics and a Ion camera vid coming soon.
check out Cory Bohans new show Hanging Foul!It has some real good footage of Redbulls Dirt Conquers[youtube=http://youtu.be/jinuc_OvnxY]
Press Release: Dave King and Mike Gentilcore expand Dirtsculpt, launch Trail Riders of America, and announce TRA Grindlab Jam August 3rd.Posted on July 2, 2013 by gentlicorebmx Bethlehem, PA (July 4, 2013) – It’s been a busy year for Dave King and the Dirtsculpt crew. After bringing Mike Gentilcore on board to help out on the business side of things, Dirtsculpt designed and built dirt courses for ESPN’s X-Games Brazil and Red Bull‘s Dirt Conquers in Mexico, as well as other projects across the U.S.
Mike and Dave are now launching a new events organization, TRA: Trail Riders of America. Mike explained the motivation for the new project: “It’s awesome to be a part of some of the world’s biggest BMX dirt events. Everyone we‘ve worked with has been dedicated to producing the best pro-level contests possible. At the same time, we‘ve also recognized the need to do something for the core of the sport with amateur contests and jams that every rider can be a part of. TRA is our outlet to run events independent of anything else out there and create contests for riders of all levels“.
TRA’s first event is Saturday, August 3rd at the Grindlab Indoor/Outdoor Bike & Skatepark in Camp Hill, PA. The facility features a 15,000 square foot dirt pump track with a 6 pack jump line designed and built by Dirtsculpt. The will be an all-day open jam, beginner and expert classes for both dirt and park, and cool prizes from Ion, Shadow, and Subrosa. Ion will be on-site providing camera demos and the 1st place expert dirt rider will receive a brand new Ion Air Pro HD Sport Video Camera. For more info, check out www.TRABMX.com and www.Grindlabskatepark.com. Also be sure check out the event sponsors at www.ioncamera.com and www.sparkysdistribution.com
The weekend was amazing!One of the best comps I ever watched!The riding was so good and everyone used the course to its fullest. The build was the hardest job I ever did but the outcome was so worth it.Congrats to Ryan Nyquest for the win!It must of been so hard to judge this one.Thanks to redbull.com and http://mutantebmx.com/ for making this thing possible.Gilly and Clint killed it!
So we finished last night!What a relief!The amount of work we put in to this was insane! The most shovel work and shaping ever done on anything we ever built.I can't wait for the comp it's going to be insane!It was cool because Clint got to make mods.He spent days just welding.Gilly got to not only rock the shovel but also break out his carpenter skills as well on the hitching post.Thanks Alex Vasqez and Nacho for putting this thing together.check out the Redbull site for the event http://www.redbulldirtconquers.com/Here's some pics from the build enjoy
In Guadalajara Mexico with Gilly and Clint.Just off to a good start.We have all of the equipment we need.Even a cat track skidsteer only rumored to be scene in Mexico!Its super dry and dusty but the water truck will fix that.check out http://www.redbulldirtconquers.com/ to see more about the comp.We have a few surprises for this coarse I'm pretty excited to build!
It was a great event!So glad that I was able to do it the build!It wasn't easy but never is.thanks to Clint Reynolds and Chris Janis couldn't of done it with out you guys killed it! Thanks to Jesse Olson and his crew for all the help.Congrats to Kyle Baldock for the double gold park and dirt that's insane!Well home for a bit then off to the Red Bull event in Mexico can't wait
Long time friend Brain Tunny posted some great trail pics and a little history about the trails and dirtsculpt check it outhttp://xgames.espn.go.com/bmx/2/
Pretty happy to say Mike Gentilcore joined dirtsculpt to help out on the business side.the doctor is in!
so its been a crazy week and all worth it!im so happy dirt is back in the xgames!it was a lot of work.a lot of 14 hour days sometimes more.the crew was chris janis clint reynolds and my self.we had many challenges intense heat a hurricane trying to get the dirt not to stick to everything.but we did it the guys love it!we already had two practices and they were pretty crazy!
today we the crew and the riders went to the falls it was amazing.well heres some pics and a gopro of clint with a test run.for more updates go to xgames.espn.go.com/
I was contacted by Brice Shirbach he does a mtb web site called http://www.fattirefests.com
He heard about dirtsculpt building the flow line at blue mountain so he gave me a call and we did a little interview check it out http://www.fattirefests.com/interview-dave-king-the-mastermind-behind-dirt-sculpt/