Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos and Video by Martei Korley—
The Krash Test Dummy compound in Portmore, Jamaica is ground zero for BMX riding in Jamaica. Led by the charismatic A-Wire, this crew are the sport’s foremost ambassadors in JA, where freestyle biking is still just developing a profile. The Krash Test Dummy stunt team weren’t the country’s first BMX squad, but they were the first to go international: the crew have appeared on MTV’s Nitro Circus, while A-Wire has organised BMX events in Jamaica for Red Bull.
LargeUp visited A-Wire and crew (including Damion Douglas a.k.a. “Big Boy” and Garnet Lopez) in Portmore, where they put us up on the history of BMX in Jamaica, shared their outlook on riding and life, and described their plans to grow their sport’s profile on the island. Watch “Riding with Krash Test Dummies,” below and scroll through for Martei Korley’s photos.