R.L. invented this incredibly difficult trick.
It took six months of secret experimentation and practice to perfect.
Buff and R.L. doin' it. Photo by Bob Osborn.
Jeff "THE KOS" KOSMALA on the cover
Who almost joined the Untied States Air Force but got 'Goosed Instead? Eric Rupe, on motocross maneuvers high above Commander Ker who routinely shot him out of the sky and onto our New Year Cover.
Greg Hill takes his GT bikes upward at Van Nuys, California. Photo by Mike Collins.
Justine Bateman and Ron House .
Miller the Driller, blazin' away on his 2X4. Westminster Elks.
Photo by Steve Giberson.
Mike Poulson bounces rocks off Tim Lillethorup's lens.
CW's Mike Miranda showing his style at Azusa, California. Photos by Mike Collins.
"General Hospital's" John Stamos during a day truing out BMX at the Orange YMCA BMX track in Orange, California.
King Edward. By the time you read this, Eddy should be racing Pro.
Photo by Osborn.
Somewhere in Arizona, Steve Veltman performed for a small crowd of locals. - photo by Denney Griffiths
The Winningest Pro of '82, Greg Hill demonstrates the kind of skill and style that brought him both the IBMXF and Jag Pro World Champlonship of '82.
Parks BMX, Buena Park, California.
Photo by John Ker.
Brian Patterson on his mount in Northern California. Photo by Mike Collins.
Michael Dudikoff reads the January issue
of SUPER BMX as Kathy Maisaik looks
Toby Henderson on Brent Patterson like stink on poop. Las Vegas race.
Photo by Bob Osborn.
Scott McDaniels gets electric.
Photo by Denney Griffith, design work by Ed Copley.
Tommy Brackens knows how to ride only two ways, fast
and faster. So getting a shot of the popular
Powerllte pro for our cover was no easy task. Editor
Ker nikon managed to slow him down, while Bob
Hadley managed to stop him Just long enough for our
Interview which begins on page 56.
Debbie Lytton presents SUPER BMX Magazine's Number One Racer Award to Stu Thomsen
Eddie Fiola. workin' out on the Vans half-pipe at the Elsinore race.
Photo by Bob Osborn.
May June 1983
Brian Patterson leaps over his team mates and onto our cover.
photography by Denney Griffiths, design by Ed Copley.
Andy Patterson shows off the new Skyway T/A bicycle and his style, near his home in Bell Gardens, California.
Photo by Mike Collins.
Michael Dominguez is the most radical fourteen year old stylist we've seen.
Skate City before its demise.
Photo by Osborn
Who out-smiles and out-styles his Pro Class competition? " Captain
Elbows" Toby Henderson, that's who. How he manages to squeeze his body and bike into
the places he does never ceases to amaze us. Give him an Inch and he'll take a mile.
Don't give it to him and he'll take it anyway! Whether Henderson Is on the Inside or the outSide, he's always in the middle of the action-this month's cover of BMX PLUS! Photo by John Ker.
Harry Leary taking his Diamond Back Turbo bicycle through a turn in Redondp Beach, California.
Photo by Mike Collins
One of the top two-by-four terrorists, hot on it. Toby Henderson in Memphis. Photo by Oz.
Summer is here and Uncle Sam is getting ready
photo by Denney Griffiths, design by Ed Copley.
"Dangerous Dave" Gianunzio takes the new Ross MX·TIME on a BMX Plus! thrill ride. Inset: Bily Griggs flies over on the new CW 24 mini. Full tests inside.
Photos by John Ker; serious separations by Valley Film.
Toby Henderson in motion on the Hutch 20-inch Pro Racer at Santa Ana, California.
Photo by Mike Collins.
Turbo Harry, kickin' into hyperdrive at Miami.
Photo by Oz.
Commander Cody returns to kick up dust in the Arizona desert.
(Clockwise from top right) Kevin Keller wrings out his JMC mini with
some aerial styling. Charlie Williams fast-tracts through a Van Nuys, California, turn. Eddie
Fiola demonstrates his personal brand of half-pipe madness. Harry Leary rockets into the
first turn at Azusa. Photos by John Ker.
Former " CHiP's" star Larry Wilcox showing off at Canoga Park, California.
Photo by Ian Vaughn.
Ricky Schroder star of NBC's series " Silver Spoons" on the GT Team 2 bike.
Photo by Kathy Amerman.
Mighty Stu at full grunt. Miami ESPN.
Photo by Osborn.
Full story of Redline's Stu Thomsen and J.D. Finney in the making of this month cover : The Pro and the Little Kid.
We thought we had seen the best of the Stu Thomsen versus Brent Patterson battles Ihree years ago, But they're back together to haunt us again. Photo by John Ker.
One of Tioga's factory riders, Pete Casano filling the sky aboard his Tioga
built bike. Taken in Mission Hills, Calilornia by Mike Collins.
Story begins on page 26.
Rich Sigur caught in the middle of an aerial bowl attack at Del Mar.
Photo by Oz.
Tinker Juarez blasts out in front of Ron Anderson and Bob Medrano. Cover
credits go to Denney Griffiths, Brad Fanshaw and Ed Copley.
Our readers have been Clamoring lor more freestyle coverage, and we couldn't wait to comply. We talked Eddie Fiola into joining our staff as a test rider and sent him out to the Pipellne Skatepark to test the newest GT. Photographer Ker got so dizzy following Eddie's moves in the giant pipe Ihat he lost track of which way was up.
Ron House, riding for Huffy, Tioga sponsored rider Tom Christopher and Australian rider Darren May jump over the new Knight 2000™ car made by Kenner Toys
Any higher and R.L. will be heading into orbit!
Camera clickery by Oz.
Arizona trick ramp artist, Tim Corwin, carves his way on to this month's
cover. Photo by Denney Griffiths, design by Ed Copley.
Top left " Hollywood" Mike Miranda shows why it's said that he has a
Top right: Headstander Andy Sutalo demonstrates just how much faith
he has m friend David Ruz's bunnyhopping abilities.
PhOtos by John Ker.
Bottom: New England 's most radical up-and.comer, Jim Comeau, lays it slideways for Pro BMXer/Pro
pholographer Jim Paiva's waiting Nikon. Photos converted to teeny-tiny dots by Valley
Billy Griggs, doing a one footer, takes his CW Camaretta skyward. Story begins on page 40, photo by Mike Collins.
David Hasselhoff, star of NBC's "Knight Rider", Information about the contest begins on page 70, photo by Kathy Amerman.
Shot near Lake Elsinore during a photo session for the
BMX ACTION '84 CALENDAR, which is on sale RIGHT NOW, race fans!
Jumping by Toby Henderson,
photography by Bob Osborn.
Ed Copley gets into Christmas with Santa Claus and BMX what more is there?
Brian Patterson has become the hottest rider In BMX. Read the inter view on page 76 to find out why. Photo from High Ridge, Missouri's Antire Valley War of the Stars by John Ker.
Top photo: Greg Hill carries the flag for the American riders at the World Championship In Holland. Photo by Craig Kundig.
December 1983 BMX Racer
(Center) Greg Hill, Kettering, Ohio (clockwise from top left) Toby Henderson, High Ridge,
Missouri; Mike Dominguez, Upland, California; Brian (#1) and Brent Patterson, Kettering, Ohio; Eric Rupe (#9)
and Stu Thomsen (#1), Kendall, Florida.
Eddy King (Diamond Back) crossed-up in the skies near his home in Chula Vista, California. Photo by Mike Collins.
December 1983 Special Edition
Kuwahara professional racer,and now World Champion Clint Miller: pops a wheelie while cranking out of a turn.
Story about the World Championship begins on page 10.
Taken in Azusa, California by Mike Collins.