Like we said yesterday, Chris Harti & Raine Turnbull went all in on this sick web video. Not very often could you watch a video where it’s at the spot that both filmer/editor & rider built.
Press play, full screen & turn it up!
Holy Fit! Photo: Melissa Bareis
The Holy Fit premiere went down on Saturday night as a part of the worldwide premiere. Believe it or not, Australia actually got to premiere it before anywhere else because of the timezone difference, pretty cool. Anyhow, a whole bunch of crew showed up to support the fact that physical BMX videos do still have a place; so thanks to everyone who showed up. We were treated to an extra premiere on the night too – Chris Harti’s latest all-trails video. Raine Turnbull worked on the video right up until the second he hopped in his car to drive to the premiere but it was well worth it. Can’t wait until that thing is online for everyone to see.
The Fit video itself was awesome, a few relatively new names really laid it on the line for their sections, ‘big names’ like Tommy Dugan & Shawn Macintosh ripped it to pieces, plus the legends like Inman & BF shredded & put out incredible sections. Not to mention Van Homan, who may have just put out his best part ever. Seriously so many insane moves, it’s hard to believe he is able to continue pushing himself to put out great section after great section like he has.
An incredible video!
Holy Fit will be available for sale in the first week of September, so make sure you get on when it comes out, with a 200 page book that documents Fit’s journey into Holy Fit.
Chris Harti's video was off it's head! Photo: Melissa Bareis
Some of the watcher-ons. Photo: Melissa Bareis
Over 3 years of filming & the new FIT video is here! FIT are having a worldwide premiere on the 23rd of August & we have got a copy of the video to blow your mind with..
Saturday, 23rd of August
Shop 8/27 Lonsdale St Braddon ACT
We will be holding the premiere at none other than Sweet Bones Bakery (AKA Rusty Brindley & Emily Brindley’s very own bakery/cafe/coffee spot!). Free entry, lucky door prizes from us, Sweet Bones & FIT up for grabs & one hell of a video, it’s going to be a hell of a night.
BONUS INFO: We have it on very good authority that we will be showing an exclusive Chris Harti video part too..
See you there!
Chris Harti, roasting this weekend on screen! Photo: Raine Turnbull
Launched & whipped over lawn dart. Photo: Tyson Jones-Peni
Chris Harti is just about to jet off to Europe & more specifically Hungary, then across to the US of A, for three & a half months of trails, BMX & R&R. So watch yourselves Hungarians & USA crew! But leading up to his holiday Harti has been a busy man, smacking out new sets at his & Raine Turnbull’s trail spot & the two of them filming for his FITBIKECO. web video, as well as continuing to stack clips for his Back Bone section. This means a lot of Raine chasing him down the line with his camera!
Hope you enjoy your trip Harti, give em hell!
Chris & Rhysty at the top of the hill. Photo: Tyson Jones-Peni
Raine, glidecam ready! Photo: Tyson Jones-Peni
The Commo, some Zeppelin out of the speakers & Harti ripping a 3 lookback. Photo: Tyson Jones-Peni
When I shook his hand for the first time, Well it was actually more of a clutching high 5 followed by a bear hug from an equally bear sized man I knew we were mates as in “brothers” It might have been the fact that I had been employing his son Tyson for the past little while and he was appreciative that i had been helping his son in that way, I am not really sure but what I do know is that Bunny Peni was gonna be a life long mate, someone that I will never forget.
Bunny was one of those people who you just couldn’t help but like he had an enormous smile and a laugh that echoed with a real warmth that I am finding less common when meeting people these days, You could tell this man had some good times in his life even before he started telling you about some of his wilder experiences he had when he was younger, this man was a big kid at heart.
Sadly Bunny passed away earlier this year after a long tiring battle with a heart condition, It has taken a little while for me to write something about this passing of such a lovely person, but it is some words I had been wanting to write for awhile.
Bunny was one of Back Bones biggest fans, He loved his 2XL Back Bone shirts that his son had designed and wore them proudly nearly everyday. I guess it all just really come’s back to his love for his son Tyson and him wanting to support/represent his talents, a talent i didn’t know he had passed on.
It wasn’t until after Bunny had passed that I found out he was he was an extremely talented drawer, something I thought had been only reserved to his two sons Tyson and Zach. Whilst the family was painstakingly tidying up Bunnys home, they came across a drawing that Bunny had been working on, Tyson was pretty blown away to find the drawing, he soon started work on finishing the sketch, This design recently became the collaboration between a father and son that has become known to us as the “To the End” shirt.
I feel so privileged to have known such a wonderful person and honoured for him to have helped design one of our most kick ass shirts ever, With that shirt it is a comforting and an easy way for me to remember that he will always have our backs.
Bunny will forever be in our hearts and thoughts .
Rest in peace mate.
Tyson & Bunny Peni, Melbourne 2009