Feels like forever since Nike posted a solid BMX video... Maybe it's because they have the best riders on their team who are always busy. Glad to see four of the biggest names in BMX have a good ol' fashioned filming trip. No flashing lights and screaming teenage girls on the streets.
Nigel Sylvester has left Mirraco and is said to already have plans for his next venture, which sound like a new brand he will be running. It's also possible that he would simply join another brand such as Skavenger but given Nigel's position in the industry and his entrepreneurship it's more likely he will begin his own brand. Take from these quotes what you will, here's what Nigel and Mirraco president Jim Ford had to say about the changes:
Jim Ford, Mirraco president:
"Mirraco and team rider Nigel Sylvester will be parting ways in 2012. Nigel was a member of Mirraco's powerhouse 2011 team of world class riders that included Dave Mirra, Harry Main, Kyle Baldock, Andy Buckworth, and Chris Hughes. "We're going to miss Nigel. He was a great ambassador for Mirraco, an amazing rider, and a really good guy all rolled into one."
"While we hate to see Nigel go, we understand why he's chosen to move on. He's been given a unique opportunity to help build a brand. He's always been interested in product design, promotion, and creating an image around his lifestyle. His new role will give him full control over all of those areas of the business and that's something Mirraco just couldn't offer him. We wish Nigel all the best in what is a big step in his ongoing career in the bike business. I'm sure he'll do a great job, and we look forward to watching him progress."
"I want to express my deepest gratitude to Dave Mirra, Jim Ford and the whole Mirraco staff. It's been an awesome ride for the past 6 years. I've had the opportunity to learn so much, and I'm truly grateful."
The poster child (man) of street riding stars in another high quality G-Shock web production with some artistic oddities that may confuse the diehard rider but appeal to the creative masses. Nigel has always supported the artistic side of BMX. This is no exception.
Nigel was druuunk. Here's a little recap of Nigel who has been 100% on his grind the past couple of years. The sky isn't even the limit because I think he's passed it with this recent signature G-Shock watch. He's definitely a star now. Can space be a limit? Don't think so... Check it out.