Jack Dumper has been going from strength to strength since he burst onto the scene last year. Getting coverage from a whole bunch of people that came through his home-town, Bristol. The Crucial shop visits last summer really put him into the spotlight as he defied physics and destroyed peoples minds. He went 'BMX-Viral' in our car-park doing a 5-tap and was an inspiration from that moment on....
This year things haven't slowed down at all, Jason Phelan was in town with the Eclat/WTP guys and ended up making a short edit of him at Hengrove. That was a pretty big hit but then the almighty X-Games got behind the video and it went mental. Getting hundreds of thousands of views in no time. I believe they want Jack to complete in X-Games next year!
While this is all going on Jack is constantly improving his skills, we have always 'flowed' Jack here at the shop and helped him as much as we can because he's a local rider but once Vital BMX and local filmer Chris Wilmshurt put together this next video of him we knew he had all the right attributes for the #CrucialGang.
Attitude towards riding and life are bigger factors to me and the team than actual riding ability. If you don't know already then Jack was born with a small disability, he only has one full arm and hand. This however hasn't stopped him in the slightest, the way he looks a life is a true inspiration. Most people with a disability would not even think about picking up a bike, let alone 360'ing off a ghetto tree stump as you see below (which he did 3 times in a row, perfectly. Until we got the picture). Jack explains why he always has to ride in a hoodie, its pretty remarkable.
I'm sure more will come across in this amazing video so i'll finish by saying WELCOME TO THE TEAM JACK!
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