// PRE-2HIP CONTEST HISTORY
BMX contests started with the AFA organizing cement skatepark contests (Pipeline, Delmar, etc.), andthen after all the original parks closed down, contests mutated to 6-8' Quarter-pipe and opposing Kick-turn ramp(Wedge Ramp) contests.
The early days of BMX Freestyle saw the contests involving each riders' run mixing flatland, Kick-Turn-Ramp, and Quarter-Pipe trix in one 90 second run. As Freestyle evolved, the riding became more specialized with the event of 'Ramp' runs, 'Flatland' runs, andthen combining the scores for the 'Overall' winner.
// 2hip CONTEST HISTORY
(When Freestyle REALLY started…hahaha)
Vert Half-pipe Ramps with bigger transitions were becoming more and more of a common for BMX riding. The top pro's like Ron Wilkerson, Mike Dominguez, Brian Blyther, and other were riding these bigger Half-pipes when at home, but the contests of the day still only involved riding kick-turn ramps and the small tranny quarter-pipes...
Searching for a safer type of event, and one more reflective of what the pro's were riding REGULARLY (the Enchanted Ramp, Buff's backyard, MikeD.'s ramp, the TOL ramp), Ron went to Bob Morales of the AFA and offered to organize AFA half-pipe jams with him, but Bob was not interested- so the 2-HIp KING OF VERT JAMS were born!
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