Few BMX riders combine trick progression and style as well as Corey Martinez does. He's at the top of the street game, able to lace wild lines on any type of set-up imaginable, and he does it smoother and makes it look better than anybody. Hailing from Decatur, Alabama, T-Nez now calls Nashville home but is more often than not traveling the world looking for new spots and collecting killer clips. Here's a rundown of some of that footage, documenting his roots as well as some of his latest output.
Dan's Comp Team Edit
BMX mailorder company Dan’s Comp has assembled one of the most diverse and talented teams around, and they’ve been regularly dropping edits for each one of the guys on the team. Here’s Corey’s banger-heavy clip.
Square One's Wide Awake Nightmare
Corey’s first full section appeared in Square One’s 2003 video “Wide Awake Nightmare,” and it definitely foreshadowed some amazing things to come. The closer was completely nuts at the time; come to think of it, it’s still a little nuts today…
A Week in Chicago
Traveling and filming is the name of the game in the world of street riding, heading out to different cities to sample all the unique terrain they have to offer. Corey is well acquainted with the process, getting some serious work done during a week in Chicago with the Vinyl BMX crew.
Bangers with Williams and Roche
Corey was an original member of the now-defunct Levi’s team, and he was given the opportunity to select two up-and-coming riders for the flow team, and he chose Nathan Williams and Dakota Roche. The following section is from the 2008 Levi’s video, featuring all three riders throwing down some of the hottest moves in street riding.
Fellow street riding pro Brian Kachinsky launched The Bakery early in 2011, a private, indoor riding mecca to serve as shelter from the sometimes harsh Chicago weather. That’s not all The Bakery is about, however, as many heavy-hitting pros have been rolling through and producing sick “Baker’s Dozen” edits, as well. Corey’s was the first to drop, and it set a high standard.
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