Full disclosure here: The first beach clip (lawnmower to undertaker) was filmed in late October after I finished the October video. Following that day, we went to Thailand for 10 days, so I didn't stat riding again until Nov. 10. But in the time off the bike, I became weirdly obsessed with undertakers, as evidenced by this video. So I decided to basically devote a month to the long lost art of the classic 80's undertaker, and this is the result.
A bit of background here: When undertakers first arrived on the scene in BMX, I was 12-13 and not very big. Not that I've grown into a huge adult or anything, but undertakers on a classic '80s BMX bike for a 12-year-old were next to impossible. I just couldn't reach the bars during the underneath transition portion. So I basically just moved on to things I could do and forgot about undertakers. A few years ago, I started messing with them again but always got to a weird point where they became tougher with each attempt to do them. So again, I had to forget about them for a while and start anew.
Now, finally, at age 45, over 30 years after the undertaker debuted on the BMX scene, I'm getting a little more grasp on them. That grasp will assuredly go away when I least expect it, but this video is slight proof that for one month in 2019, I could kinda do them. Sorry for what comes across to me as a cocky intro, and thanks as always to Mark Kozelek for lighting the way.