As we look back to the year 1984, a twelve-month period that saw the Freestyle market emerge, and explode, with new products and inventions, we celebrate two of the most iconic product launches in the history of the sport. "When I launched the Haro Freestyler in 1982, very few people believed in what I was doing." - Bob Haro.
The Haro Freestyler arrived in 1982, breaking new ground and delivering the first dedicated Freestyle frame and fork combination. Then, in the early months of 1984, two new models, the Haro Master - Bob Haro's vision for the next generation Freestyle bike - and the Haro Sport - The first dedicated vertical trick bike, stood front and center in a print advert titled "Trick or Street?" The Sport and Master set the tone,
It's been said many times over the last 35 years “I always wanted a Haro Master.” First Generation Innovation celebrates Haro Design’s busiest twelve-month period of product development – a year that delivered three evolved versions of two legendary, game-changing bikes – the first dedicated vert bike - the Haro Sport, and the bike that set the standards in BMX Freestyle for over a decade - the Haro Master.
1984 - THE YEAR OF FREESTYLE
1984 became a formidable year of evolution within the formative BMX Freestyle scene as a series of factors combined to energize its exponential growth. The leading BMX race company’s recognized the
Hutch Freestyle Team shows from 1986 at Yesteryear Bike Shop in New Bedford, MA. With Woody Itson, Rick Moliterno and Bob Schmelzer. (Video provided by Scott Moroney; I'm not sure who actually shot it.)