In this edition of the ImprimaturBMX Podcast Mike Hinkens talks with Aussie BMX historian Ross Lavender about the actual academic study of BMX history and anthropology. Some of the topics they discuss include breaking down how we define eras within BMX, defining three demographic splits of BMX as a whole, understanding the component parts of freestyle versus racing, the place of a BMX Hall of Fame in our culture, and Ross’s personal history project - Unscene History.
In addition to the podcast, we have published Ross's essay "What is Freestyle?" which dives deeper into some of the topics discussed in this pod. Also, we have published the charts referenced in the pod. To read the essay and see the charts, CLICK HERE: