Today, or should I say yesterday on May 3rd of 2014, the Stacked bmx shop had it’s grand opening, while I had a busy schedule for most of yesterday I went to the grand opening late, fashionably late. This didn’t bother Larry Alvarado whose the founder of the shop, he was just happy me and my friend went to give our support. Since we were so late we were pretty much the only ones left so he gave us a quick tour and story on why he started his own shop and damn is he a real dude, told us everything and didn’t hold back. To keep a long story short he worked in a different bike shop for many years, yet he couldn’t handle all the bullshit that was going on with said bike shop.
He quit and after some time of doing what any real bmx loving biker would do, film and ride with your homies as much as you can, he decided to live the bmxers dream and make his own bmx specific shop. No bullshit, no drama, just a real shop supporting real brands. This is the place to go if you need help with anything on your bike of even if you just want to chill and talk bmx, man does this dude have bmx knowledge. Larry Alvarado was actually so chill and kind he let CMFA Clothing do an exclusive walk through of his new shop. Thanks again Larry.
As many of you know, the X Games will be held in Austin, Texas 2014 June 5-8.
For those of you who don’t know much about the X Games, it is an annual sports event which focuses on extreme sports. Various athletes come together to compete in the X Games. The sports which are said to take place in the Summer X Games include: Moto X, Rally & Off-Road Truck, Skateboarding, and Bmx. Not to mention the fact that Major League Gaming will be holding a Call of Duty tournament at the X Games this summer…
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against gamers. In fact, I think it’s great that professional gamers get together to have competitions and enjoy what they love doing. Although the X Games focuses on extreme sports… it was founded around the idea of showcasing extreme sports. What’s so extreme about Call of Duty? There’s people that have been hospitalized after playing video games for long periods of time… I guess that’s pretty extreme? Maybe it’s a marketing strategy? By bringing Call of Duty into the X Games, it attracts more people to attend and while they’re their they stay to watch the actual X Games?
It’s easy to sit here and critique others on their actions. In a sense I like the fact that MLG (Major league Gaming) will be at the X games. The people in charge are trying something different and who knows… it might just work out? Maybe Call of Duty will take the X Games in a different direction and extreme sports will get more media attention.
Personally, I’m a little displeased that gaming is being showcased at the upcoming X Games. I feel like Call of Duty might kill the spirit of the X Games and make it all lame. Not because Call of Duty is lame, in fact I think it’s amazing. Although I feel like gaming doesn’t mix with extreme sports… I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way? It’s like water and oil…. they just don’t mix.