We’re psyched to be rolling out the sections from Cult’s most recent DVD, Small Talk, that ever-so-greatly moved the spotlight from their pro squad to the ams. Something relatively fresh in BMX, focusing time and money and letting their up and comers is something that rarely happens, but building the team from the ground up is what Cult is all about, so we’re hyped to rename the best day of the week for the next month: Cult’s Small Talk Saturdays.
„The classification between amateur and professional in BMX has been discussed and debated, but never clearly defined. While the lines are still a little blurry, if we can agree that a professional includes a paycheck and a certain level of experience and skill, then we’re halfway there. So what is an am? Does BMX even need ams? Cult thinks so, and they helped set the precedent for an established am class in BMX with the release of Small Talk, their am-based video that gave Steven Mack, Josh Alderete, Iz Pulido, and Andrew Castaneda the center stage usually reserved for the pro riders.“