BMX FREESTYLE HISTORY TIMELINE

Ramp, Halfpipe, Pool and Skatepark

 

1975-Early, John Palfryman-Carving the Keyhole Pool in Beverly Hills. Documented with a photo by Kevin Kaiser

1975-August, Tom Lund-Carving the Keyhole Pool in Beverly Hills. Documented in a photograph by Tim Eagle

1975-August, Pee Wee Castro-Carving a household swimming pool in San Diego, California. Documented in Skateboarder Magazine Volume 2 Issue 2.

1975-August, Randy Davilla-Carving a household swimming pool in San Diego, California. Documented in Skateboarder Magazine Volume 2 Issue 3.

1976-October, Devin Bank, BMX rider on a vertical ramp, 180 degree kick turn. Documented in a photograph.

1976-October, Todd Bank, BMX rider on a vertical ramp, 180 degree kick turn. Documented in a photograph.

1977-Early-Mid, Derek Maiden, BMX rider on a vertical ramp, 180 kick turn. Documented in a photograph.

1977-March, Jeff Grismer, BMX rider kick turning in a skatepark (Carlsbad). Documented in a photograph and printed in skateboarder Magazine Volume 4 No 5.

1977-December, Stu Thomsen, One-handed aeriel on a banked turn at Skatercross skatepark. Documented in a photograph and later published in BMX Action April-1978.

1977-December Perry Kramer, Ariel on a banked turn at Skatercross. Documented in a photograph and later published in BMX Action June-1978.

1978-December, Stu Thomsen, Acid Drop into a giant bowl at the Runway Skatepark. Documented in a photograph and published in BMX Action April/March issue.  

1979-Early, Jeff Watson, Kick turn in a household swimming pool. Documented in a photograph and later published in The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement book.

1979-April, Terry Moyas, riding a halfpipe with a skater. Documented with a photograph printed on the cover of The Newport Daily, a Rhode Island newspaper.

1979-July, Devin Bank, One-footer air and no-footer air out of a skatepark pool. Aerial in a skatepark pool. Kick Turn on “vert” at a skatepark. Documented in pictures and some later published in The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement Volume 2 book.

1979-July, Todd Bank, One-Hander air out of a skatepark pool. Highest air. Acid Drop into a 17’ deep skatepark pool. Documented in photographs and one picture later published in The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement Volume 2 book.  

1979-August, Jerry Ignozzitto, Acid drop into a 17’ deep skatepark pool. Documented in a photograph.

1979-August, Donell Wiley, Jumping from pool to pool in a skatepark. Documented in a photograph.

1979-August, Dave Metcalf, Big air out of a skatepark pool. Documented in a photograph.

1979-October, Devin Bank, Helicopter out of a skatepark bowl. Documented in a photograph.

1979-October, Todd Bank, Helicopter out of a skatepark bowl. Documented in a photograph.

1980-Early, Jeff Watson, Aerial in a full pipe at Upland Skatepark. Documented in a photograph and later printed in The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement Volume 2 book.

1980-April, Tinker Juarez, Jumping out of a bowl, helicopter. Documented in photographs and printed in Bicycle Motocross Action magazine (April).

1980, April, R.L. Osborne, Riding a halfpipe. Documented in a photograph and printed in the Editorial section of Bicycle Motocross Action magazine (April).

BMX Timeline Photographs are in Progress and will be Added Soon!