2012 Staff Picks : Jordan Powell

Our Associate Editor, Jordan Powell, shares his favorites from the past year.

Favorite Cover

Jake Weimer
May Issue
Groveland, Florida

Eli Tomac
October Issue
Farmington, New Mexico

“In my opinion, there were two covers this year that stood out as the best. The first one is Donn Maeda's shot of Jake Weimer out at Ryan Villopoto's house. It's the classic scrub shot, but what makes this cover so awesome is that the picture appears to be 3-D. Shane Kinman did a great job of laying it out, and it just worked really well. The second cover, and definitely my favorite, is Chris Kinman's shot of Eli Tomac blasting through the sand dunes in Farmington, New Mexico. It's different than anything else we usually shoot, simply because it's in the dunes. The sand flying off the knobs of the tires almost creates an awe affect, and I usually find myself staring at it for a few minutes before I actually open the magazine.”

Favorite Gallery

Riding At Todd Potter’s
May 15, 2012
Murrieta, California

“Choosing a favorite photo gallery is definitely not an easy task because there are so many great photos throughout the site. If I had to narrow it down, though, I would say that the freestyle photos are the best because it gives the shooter the opportunity to be more creative. This is why I chose Riding At Todd Potter's as my favorite. Potter's FMX playground features tons of natural hits, elevations changes, and even some ramps. It's always a good time when we get invited out there, and hopefully we can do it again soon!”

potter_house_01.jpg
potter_house_02.jpg
potter_house_03.jpg
potter_house_04.jpg
potter_house_05.jpg
potter_house_06.jpg
potter_house_07.jpg
potter_house_08.jpg
potter_house_09.jpg
potter_house_10.jpg
potter_house_11.jpg
potter_house_12.jpg
potter_house_13.jpg
potter_house_14.jpg
potter_house_15.jpg
potter_house_16.jpg
potter_house_17.jpg
potter_house_18.jpg
potter_house_19.jpg
potter_house_20.jpg
potter_house_21.jpg
potter_house_22.jpg
potter_house_23.jpg
potter_house_24.jpg
potter_house_25.jpg
potter_house_26.jpg
potter_house_27.jpg
potter_house_28.jpg
potter_house_29.jpg
potter_house_30.jpg
potter_house_31.jpg

Favorite Photo

Trey Canard “Back In The Saddle”
August 15, 2012
Shawnee, Oklahoma

I think my favorite photo would be of Trey Canard in the online photo gallery called, "Trey Canard Back In The Saddle." Donn Maeda went out to Oklahoma to film with Justin Bogle for Kickstart 4 at Trey's house, and it happened to be Canard's first week back on his bike since he horrific crash early on in the year. To see Trey whipping his bike around again definitely gave me the chills because, to be honest, I wasn't sure Trey was going to be coming back to motocross after that crash. So, it was definitely a blessing to see that, and I can't wait to see Canard back at the races!

Favorite Video

Ocotillo Wells with Rockstar Energy Suzuki
December 3, 2012
Ocotillo Wells, California