I don’t even care that this has the feel of a promo post. This is a true whip contest. Not even a name on there that doesn’t belong, and none left out, either. I love the trash talk, I am so down with a 90-foot hit, and thank whatever Jesus you pray to that there is no fan voting. This will be the most legit whip contest that has ever been held, based on the roster alone. Parsons, Cue, Bereman, McNeil is a contest in itself. I am salesmanning the fuck out of this post right now, but it’s just my own youthful excitement getting the best of me. For once, whips will be judged by how savagely they are thrown, and not by 70,000 idiot teenagers who have been into a Tilly’s before.
By the way, I also am not a fan of the “I popped a Molly and now have a wicked head jerk” whips, but McNeil brings them to a level beyond normal comprehension. He adds a distinct style that I can get on board with.
If every dirtbike video from here on out was like this, I would not even be pissed. But yeah, Brett isn’t good enough for X-Games. He just sends it upside-down and backwards and has 20,000 instagram followers. People would be embarrassed for him.
P.S. Potter’s whole stoppie-to-fake-to-revert maneuver for the win.
Super late on this one but just watch it and contact ESPN with a threat or something if they don’t have BQ at X in LA. But, be polite about it so they don’t get too upset. Like “Hey ESPN, thanks for taking my call. Now, I don’t want to be too much of a bother, but if Brett Cue is not in Best Whip, I think I’m probably going to strap C4 to my whole body and come into your offices and whatever happens, happens. But you have a great day.” They cannot say no to that.
Legal Disclaimer: Don’t actually call in a threat to ESPN. That was a joke. You know, one of those things that people take too seriously.
With what a shitty week it has been in America, we need some whips to get the ball rolling again. And country music. Because ‘Merica, that’s why. BRO will be back in the swing of things shortly BROs. The NFG lifestyle applies to websites, as well.
By the way, Brett did not get invited to Best Whip Brazil as far as I know. Text in BQ365 anyway. Those fuckers will learn.
You know the drill: watch this video then contact your local ESPN representative with this message – “Get Brett Cue in Best Whip at X-Games or I will Tony Soprano the shit out of your kneecaps in 20 minutes.”
BRO Disclaimer: Not that you shouldn’t do that, just saying that by clicking the “Send” button of that supposed email you are accepting full responsibility for its content and any repercussions that may follow.And you are also agreeing to send a $50 donation to BROs of America, a corrupt charity which I may or may not have just started. Read more »
This is a phone video, so it looks much better when watched on one.
A little late for Xmas but here at BRO, we subscribe to the belief that there is never a wrong time to give the people a gift like this. This comes straight from the People’s Champion of Whips, Brett Cue, who decided to take an ill-advised crack at Endurocross with exceptional results for the viewers. It’s something that I have said once or ten times, but Endurocross just is not my cup of tea. I mean, watching guys who are great riders look like back of the pack C-class joeys all over the place does not get my motor running. I do love watching women’s EX, though. That’s a blast. Out of the kitchen and into the hospital should be the slogan for that one.
Part of being a boss in the moto industry means getting shit for my new favorite price: $free.99. Such was the case when the hook up for Transworld’s latest installment of their Kickstart video series hit my screen, and of course it’s up to BRO to cut through the bullshit and let the people know what’s what. Let’s get down to it:
Riders: Let’s get the obvious out of the way – Ronnie Mac highlighted the rider line-up for me. Watch his part and you’ll understand; it’s his world and we’re all just living in it. Basically 4 parts are filmed at Canard’s house, but they are all solid enough riders: Canard, Albertson, Bogle, and even a little BrettCue in there. The Seely/Hahn/Coury part was on-point and provided more whips than the Pope at an alter boy convention (Keep a tissue box close, Lance Coury has a turn-down whip that requires clean up afterward). Reed gets the ender (always a key part of any video), but since he is heavily featured in Moto 4 and just had a Vurb Platinum come out, it all seems like the same shit. I love Chad but I can only watch him corner his track in FL so much. We also get a trim yet satisfying dose of freestyle riders. You know, for the BROs. Here’s the full list of rider parts:
Wil Hahn/Cole Seely/Lance Coury
Locations: If you’ve seen 2-5 videos in the past 4 years, you’ve probably seen every spot featured in this flick. Cahuilla, Zaca, MDP Block, Canard’s, Reed’s, Tomac’s. Apparently there are only 5 tracks in the entire country. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from skate and snow videos, it’s that a spot can only survive so long on film before it’s basically Nyquil without the warning label.
Music: Not really much to complain about in the music department, save for the fact that a couple of the tunes are repeats from past videos. A solid dose of punk rock though, which I am getting back on board with for moto videos lately. Dubstep doesn’t make the viewers want to ride; it makes them want to take bath salts and fuck up a 7-11.
Misc: One word: H Fucking D. The moto video industry has new legs now that videos practically need to come with tear-offs. I feel like someone should go on a Jay and Silent Bob mission and find the people who bought the standard definition version to save $3. Like, really BRO? You couldn’t have skipped the scratch tickets for one day? Don’t be an asshole, buy HD.
Final Rating: 1.5/2. All in all, the riding is far and away the most important aspect of any moto film, and the boys are on point in this flick. (And since it has been forever since I have explained the rating system, here’s a refresher: It is the same one I use for women – 2 point scale, 0-2. 2 is a chick you’d fuck, no questions asked. 1 is a girl who is probably a no, but throw on the beer goggles and that “no” becomes a “good to go” real quick. And obviously, a 0 is what experts refer to as a “bucket of yuck”. A-cups and such, you know. They’re always a no until you blackout, but then it doesn’t count anyway so have at it, hoss.)
Both of these dudes are basically minor names that fuck shit up when they ride. Cue is essentially blowing up now on whips alone, and you may remember Harvey from his am days and this YouTube vid where he and his BRO toss a double that looks more frightening than a department store Santa on meth. But to the scrubs – it’s again dependent on your position in the scrub community; are you all about style or do you more appreciate the utility of a scrub? Harvey is lower, Cue is flatter (actually he’s not, he’s just upside-down). I’m usually all about the steeze mentality but I cannot ignore Harvey’s foot – scraping dirt just enough to kick up a little roost for the kids at home. It speaks to me and it says “Now that’s a fucking scrub.” It’s too close to call, let’s take it to the polls.
Ep. 2 of the webisode series to get Brett Cue to X Best Whip. He’s better than most of the guys in it, plain and simple. When ESPN takes their heads out of their asses and realizes how much of a lame sideshow fan voting and god-awful camera work made it this year, they’ll hopefully take notice. Regardless, apart from the Yamaha kid who had Asperger’s or something, the BROs should enjoy.
I don’t know about this one. I mean, Brett Cue might have dope whips, but how many times has he been on cable television? That’s the real indicator of a gold medal quality whip, according to the mayor of sportsland, ESPN. But seriously, I want to help this kid out. Even though the X-Games have been totally lame since they got rid of rollerblading and kayak bungee and skydiving and rock climbing and super modified shovel racing and rollerblading and street luge and skiblade racing and barefoot waterskiing and rollerblading, I still think Best Whip could be cool if the corpo BROs realize that the mockery they are making of an otherwise cool event might be the most detrimental thing to happen to moto since Bret Michaels was born. So let’s see some fresh faces get the chance to throw down. BRO is here to change the Best Whip game for better and for always.