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cov
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I remember taj riding a tv style comp in maybe LA? Where the ramps got dew on them and it sort of got cancelled or something and never happened again
That's must have cost a few quid.

Schwinn bmx?

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gregarette
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Was that the LG contest or something? Pretty sure it was on USA Netowrk.
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Lord Seth
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Maybe Eastern's Ezra/Guerra attempt?

Levi's BMX program?

K-Rob's Grindzzzz?

Any DVD project in the last 5 years?

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Beerman
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Think I've only ever seen one kid riding a Mirraco.
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possenier
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the contest in russia last year that was their version of the x-games and that was build but never used.
i doubt that building a big air ramp is cheap.

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fbmuthafker
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yeah the schwinn team was a real failure

*facepalm*

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D
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The Citicat project that Fiola was briefly attached to

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I don't think the bikes were ever sold.

the movie Rad maybe? That was supposed to be a blockbuster hit, it bombed in theaters.

ESPN's X-Games parks in malls had to be pretty expensive when you talk about build costs and the rent in such huge spaces in malls. Skateparks are such a horrible business model, I don't know how anyone makes money on them.

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typoll69420
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PTO: "What's the least expensive failure in bmx history?"

Answer: BMXBOARD traveling jean jacket

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fuck
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quote:
Originally posted by typoll69420:
PTO: "What's the least expensive failure in bmx history?"

Answer: BMXBOARD


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empirebmx
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COLLATERAL BMX
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Bmxer 2025
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outsiderbmx
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poopface
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quote:
Originally posted by Bmxer 2025:
Nigel

haaa

As far as products go I'll vote for Specialized making those crazy expensive frames with the weird dropouts. The frames retailed for 800 bucks back in 2003. I can't imagine many were sold.

Eastern for sure though. In recent times I can't think of another company that fucked up that bad. Do they still sponsor Adam Banton?

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navaz@standpoint
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RAD...

Budget - $11 million
Box office - $2 million

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Jacky B4L
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quote:
Originally posted by poopface:
quote:
Originally posted by Bmxer 2025:
Nigel

haaa

As far as products go I'll vote for Specialized making those crazy expensive frames with the weird dropouts. The frames retailed for 800 bucks back in 2003. I can't imagine many were sold.

Eastern for sure though. In recent times I can't think of another company that fucked up that bad. Do they still sponsor Adam Banton?

Specialized S Works 🤢
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TEAMSANO
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primo dropping all the late 90s, early 00s team.

stranger hiring LZ.

and, yes

Nigel.

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D
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quote:
Originally posted by navaz@standpoint:
RAD...

Budget - $11 million
Box office - $2 million

Crazy to think that movie cost that much to make...in 1986 dollars, considering most people could easily retire on 1/4 of that. What the hell were they spending all that money on?
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kineticbmx
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quote:
Originally posted by Bmxer 2025:
Nigel


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The_Trail_Pimp
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quote:
Originally posted by Beerman:
Think I've only ever seen one kid riding a Mirraco.

I see/saw quite a few here. And Kijiji is riddled with the things.

quote:
Originally posted by navaz@standpoint:
RAD...

Budget - $11 million
Box office - $2 million

Holy shit.
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mang
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There was an article in an Albion about the opening ceremony at the London olympics. A shitload of ramps were built and a ton of riders and choreographers were hired and subsequently paid but the segment was removed for lack of time. That had to cost a ton and considering it was only for a fifteen minute segment, it could be one of the most substantial losses, no?
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vestige toy
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i heard odyssey electronical cost well over a million and most of it was 24p
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D
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quote:
Originally posted by mang:
There was an article in an Albion about the opening ceremony at the London olympics. A shitload of ramps were built and a ton of riders and choreographers were hired and subsequently paid but the segment was removed for lack of time. That had to cost a ton and considering it was only for a fifteen minute segment, it could be one of the most substantial losses, no?

I never knew that. I worked on the Closing Ceremonies show in 1996 in Atlanta. Most of the people were volunteers though. I'm not sure how much the riders got paid, I'm guessing it wasn't much. Brook from Senate Clothing (remember them) told me the rollerbladers weren't getting paid though, so who knows. They did bring in Hollywood choreographer/asshole Kenny Ortega to direct (actually Hoffman did all the blocking of the BMX stuff) you know that guy had to make at least several hundred thousand.
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kineticbmx
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quote:
Originally posted by vestige toy:
i heard odyssey electronical cost well over a million and most of it was 24p

Id find that pretty hard to believe...

even with Chad Shack running it.

I think Giant's foray into BMX would have to be up there, they paid some big cash to certain people.

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vestige toy
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1m isn't such a gigantic number... consider all the shit they built for the intros, tons of international plane tickets bought for everyone, taj renting a highschool, a bunch of filmers, the size of the team (salary might have been included in that number), but yea, most of all the chad shack.

Electronical wasn't really a failure in my eyes entirely, i was being kinda harsh. there were some good but somewhat forgotten sections... Aitken, Gary Young, Jim C, Levan, Chase, Aaron. everything chad was touching at that time was kind of uninspired for sure though.

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alaskan
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chad [girlpants] shackleberg never sent me my dbz stickers* or returned my email about it. please share stories about him being shitty/overpaid.

*i still owe salty some patches for that

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kineticbmx
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quote:
Originally posted by vestige toy:
1m isn't such a gigantic number... consider all the shit they built for the intros, tons of international plane tickets bought for everyone, taj renting a highschool, a bunch of filmers, the size of the team (salary might have been included in that number), but yea, most of all the chad shack.

Electronical wasn't really a failure in my eyes entirely, i was being kinda harsh. there were some good but somewhat forgotten sections... Aitken, Gary Young, Jim C, Levan, Chase, Aaron. everything chad was touching at that time was kind of uninspired for sure though.

I know it can all add up, but to put things in perspective, Girl 'Yeah Right' came in around $1M in total cost, and it was a far bigger production than Electronical, that went on for nearly 5 years. I'd suspect Ody spent closer to 3-400k at a speculative guess.

As good as the Deadline video was, that whole brand disappeared pretty quick... #veryrare #streetwear

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empirebmx
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if Electronical cost more than $250k, including any and every reasonable expense they could piggyback on it, i would be stunned
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vestige toy
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damn Yeah Right was really only 1 million?

IDK, i never saw spreadsheets, but i did hear it from a reliable inside source who reportedly was just trying to see what was possible

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Bmxer 2025
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The music is terrible. I hope they didn't pay for it.
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I had spent about $300 on ti spokes. Lasted about 6 months on my bike.
Given, it's not a million dollars but to 16 year old me, I broke the bank

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quote:
Originally posted by typoll69420:
Answer: BMXBOARD


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quote:
Originally posted by Kyle I:
quote:
Originally posted by typoll69420:
Answer: BMXBOARD


bmxboard has outlasted many companies, contest series, shoe deals, and lucrative sweetened beverage contracts
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