Early last year DIG's Fraser Byrne spent 24 hours with Rooftop just prior to the release of his Caveman frame. A bunch of the footage since went missing but eventually enough came together for this cool documentary piece from that day as the latest episode of DIG's Realtime series.
Stoked to finally release this new Caveman frame promo in conjunction with DIG from the legend that is Mike 'Rooftop' Escamilla. Over 20 years of heavy duty video parts and still going strong. Here's what he had to say.
"We filmed this in 17 actual days over the past 3 months, in all of my years filming and riding I've never fought so hard against, weather, spots, schedules and injuries trying to film. I also never thought I would film a section again, so with that this is what we ended up with. It was fun to actually try and film again, so many great spots that most or nobody has ever seen. which finding them with the crew was truly the best part of making this edit. I wanna give a real thanks to Andrew Lazaruk and Brian Terada both who honestly helped so much making spots ridable do to weather or whatever. they did more work than I did. Without them it would not of happened in the small window we had to do it...this is for you boys! Cheers."- Mike Escamilla
If you were on instagram last week may have caught this sneak peek of our new bashguard frame collaboration with Mike 'Rooftop' Escamilla. We'll have a lot more info for you on this soon but meantime here's a great piece by Brian Tunney relating to this insta post and history/influence of bash guard frames within BMX. You can check that out right here... and you'd be a fool not to.
"For starters, this is not Rooftop’s first foray into a bike with a bashguard. He had a custom-made Hoffman Bikes Deebo with one of the most luxurious welded-on bashguards that I’ve ever seen in recent times. And he did a lot of unique riding on it. Of course, Rooftop is not like any of us out there. He has never limited himself, he could give two shits what anyone thinks about him or his riding, and he’s a natural when it comes to BMX riding. He’s also not trying to eek a meager living out of BMX, so he’s able to do what he wants with a sponsor that respects what he’s brought to the table behind him." - Brian Tunney, AssBlasters.org
Back around 2009 we added this guy to the team and put together this quick edit to get the word out there. Look for something special from us and the infamous Mike 'Rooftop' Escamilla in the near future.