Lost in transition - The search for the Death bowl - DIG BMX
I have a lot of respect for the kind of bloke that's going to travel across the world, still put in a few days travel through hell within that country all to ride one legendary spot way out of most riders comfort zone. This tale is epic and by far the best thing that has happened on the internet in months, if this documentary of their trips anything to go by then we'll all be needing a copy of that DIG 99.5 Book!
A DIG BMX Documentary Production | Directed by Fraser Byrne | Photography by George Marshall
Sometimes the greatest adventures are a blast into the unknown and when Greg Illingworth and Kevin Kalkoff set out to find the long lost Death Bowl on a four day mission from mainland Japan all the way to the island of Hokkaido, no one knew what the outcome would be. What ensued was a terrifying ferry crossing, driving around the clock and the complete lack of certainty of the outcome. Needless to say things didn't go quite according to plan at the beginning of the trip but would they be able to scrape it back and get to ride the mysterious transitions they put so much effort into finding? Special thanks from DIG to Monster Energy for helping to make this happen, Vans with their support for the video, Eriko and Kaku at Wheelies bike shop, and Ryan Corrigan and Leigh Ramsdell. For the full story and extended photo feature by George Marshall check out our one-off limited edition publication DIG Magazine Issue 99.5.