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July 3, 2007 at 9:22 am #26953July 4, 2007 at 2:27 am #47397ErickWeinstetterMember
Man I love it! My dad was the same way as his mom. he went to one race … ever. When I showed him my first trophy he said nothing and walked away.
I know alot fo you bag on Rad. But i for one loved it and if I could have rode Helltrack back in the day I woulda loved it. Though the starting gate does look sick.July 4, 2007 at 5:18 am #47403robCMember
This trailer was my first experience with bmx I saw it when I rented the dirt bike kid. I went back and rented rad i knew right away thats what i want to do. It was fall 1986 I guess rad went to video pretty quickly. I was living in Jamaica at the time.July 4, 2007 at 12:00 pm #47408BIGANT-DOGMember
Rad is what got me hooked. And i just got a dvd…………….July 4, 2007 at 12:04 pm #47409
I remember the buzz surrounding that movie,just in the bmx world though.The backflip was the craziest thing I ever saw at the time.I will watch it any time its on.It is a bad movie but that was the high point of bmx.We need to get back to that.July 4, 2007 at 1:15 pm #47411CrazyCraigMember
That backflip got that guy famous in the BMX world as he was one of the first, if not the first, to pull that stunt. Before Rad was made, Hutch had him touring the National scene. I was in Raleigh, NC in ’85 and they made a special jump for him so he could do the backflip. He ran his bars crazy forward. Funny, its the only thing I think he really knew how to do on the bike.
I had heard in advance about the movie being made and I had actually planned on going up to Canada to try and get into it, but broke my foot so of course I did not make the trip.
I remember when it came out in theaters, I think I was the oldest person to buy a ticket that day, I remember the weird look the ticket gal gave me. I said “hey, I know some of the guys in this, so this we’ll be cool”.
I’ll admit, I was dissapointed in some of the aspects of the story and some of the cheesy things on the track, but it was cool to see people I knew (and raced against – Kevin Hull) on the big screen.
** wipes away tear, sniff **
Okay, I gotta get off the nostalgia kick, lol.July 4, 2007 at 1:53 pm #47412
OK FOR EXTRA CREDIT,WHO WAS THE GUY DOING THE BACKFLIP?July 4, 2007 at 2:09 pm #47413bmiddaughMember
Jose “I can’t do a tabletop” YanezJuly 4, 2007 at 2:21 pm #47418
i never saw this movie, to be truthful.July 4, 2007 at 2:53 pm #47423CWCCRIDERMember
I never payed attention to the story line!!!
For me it was all about seeing the pros ride
I never went to nationals ,no transit videos ,no you tube, all I had was the local Deptford experts and my BMXA !!!!
So to actually see the pros come to life just blew me away !!!
I think i need to go watch rad now !!!!July 4, 2007 at 2:55 pm #47425
WE HAVE A WINNER JOSE YANEZ WAS THE FIRST TO DO THE BACKFLIP.HEY CHRIS,YOU GOING TO NATIONALS NOW?July 5, 2007 at 4:00 am #47441
anybody have a copy?July 5, 2007 at 7:36 pm #47459rodneyMember
I do lou , can let you watch if you promise to return itJuly 5, 2007 at 9:03 pm #47465
thanks, i brought back all your other videos.July 6, 2007 at 1:41 am #47469rodneyMember
SSSSHHH!! dont talk about those OTHER vids …..If I remember I will bring it up to work and then you can hoo up
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