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bmx cliche edit 5

We love BMX. There are some amazing athletes out there right now and they are producing some absolutely amazing material.

Monster's first full BMX feature 'Above Below' blew a lot of people away, Nigel Sylvester's 'Go! NYC' brought a new take to the edit and the likes of Harry Main and Kriss Kyle are always a joy to watch.

The thing is though, the more BMX edits you watch, the more you start to notice some recurring things. We're not hating in any way here, the majority of the things in this list are great, but if you were wondering how to make a stereotypical BMX edit, you might want to start with these points...

1) Decide whether you want to use a 2010 indie, classic rock or gangsta rap soundtrack

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2) Carry your bike for a bit. Have tattoos

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bmx cliche edit 11

3) Wear a hat that’s sure to fall off... a lot

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bmx cliche edit 12

4) Cut to a landmark of the city you’re filming in

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bmx cliche edit 1

5) Include a shot of your bike dramatically propped against a wall

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bmx cliche edit 5

6) Nail an epic grind, and show a clip where your mate filming from the stairs below can be seen lying face down, holding a camera up

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bmx cliche edit 4

7) Show the subsequent clip captured by your mate lying face down, with his camera up

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bmx cliche edit 6

8) Include a shot of you looking wistfully into the horizon

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bmx cliche edit 13

9) Remember to also include whooping in the background every time a trick is landed

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bmx cliche edit 9

10) Why not add a black and white shot, or 12?

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bmx cliche edit 3

11) Cut to shot of a spinning wheel

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12) Nail some awesome shots in a park where there’s football goals in the background

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bmx cliche edit 10

13) Cut to a timelapse of your respective city

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14) Include a trick where you bail numerous times before making it

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bmx cliche edit 7

15) Choose to gap a staircase with virtually no room at the end

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16) Cut to a lifestyle shot of you and some mates riding down a main road

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bmx cliche edit 2

17) Capture some topless riding, just for aerodynamics and cooling down and stuff

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bmx cliche edit 2

18) Cut to a security guard threatening to call the police if you don’t move on

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bmx cliche edit 8

19) Cut to opening a can of [insert sponsoring energy drink here]

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20) Stomp the trick just before the police arrive

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21) Loooottttssss of slooooowwww-motttiioooon

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bmx vegas

22) At some point, make sure someone squeals “What the f***ck?!!" after you land a trick

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Bamboo BMX -5536

23) Close with Eighteen different camera angles of your final trick, with somehow none of the filmers appearing in any of each others shots

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BMX local lines

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