First off let me start this with an apology, this post is over a week late. I said that I was going to drop team rider news last weekend but an unfortunate turn of events meant that I didn’t have time to get it done. I know I’ve let you all down real bad and how will you ever believe me again....but anyway here is the lowdown on our latest addition:
Jordan Godwin or ‘golden boy’ depending on whom you speak too has been making some rather large waves in the BMX scene this summer. Going from a name that almost no-one outside of South Wales knew to going on two large trips with separate companies, being in a nation-wide DVD, having a big magazine article by the UK’s number one BMX magazine and gaining multiple sponsors all within a few months. At only 19 this is a great triumph and it’s all extremely well deserved, Jordan’s riding clearly speaks for itself.
Now, I get the feeling that a lot of people already thought that Jordan was part of the CrucialBMX Team however this isn’t true, he’s been a friend of myself and the shop since he first picked up a BMX but nothing was ever official until now.
I remember one of the very first times I met Jordan properly, he came into the shop looking for a full custom setup while being wheeled by his mother with not one but TWO broken ankles. Coming from a MotoX background like myself we got talking and instantly clicked. It was clear from the beginning that, just like on a BMX, he was a boss at racing and gave it 100% effort. It was at this point, even though he couldn’t walk, I had a feeling that he would one day be a rider that everyone will know about if he took BMX seriously.
Since this first encounter Jordan stayed in contact and supported the shop as much as he can, as soon as i had any opportunity to give something back and help him get him into the spotlight it was the least I could do.
Jordan tagged along on his first ever BMX trip outside of the UK to Barcelona with myself and partner in crime Emerson Morgan for the DUB Street Series Jam. This trip was the first time we had spent a long period of time together and it only reinforced my decision that I needed to get him on the team. I remember thinking to myself that if another shop hooked him up, I would be extremely gutted.
I can’t wait to see how the future plans out but I know for one thing that Jordan Godwins name will be one that you better get used to seeing...
Here is Jordan getting a double peg to hard 180 done on quite possibly the most sketchy rail I can think of: