I’ll be the first to admit that my flatland knowledge is incredibly limited, but style, flow, and originality on a BMX bike are instantly apparent in a rider of any discipline. I’m into anything Matthias Dandois puts out, and his new edit for Vans is on point.
Rooftop put together an amazing recap video with all the random stuff he’s filmed over the past year. Even though it’s pretty much identical to my life… You know, going to Iraq, skydiving onto tropical islands, etc. it’s cool to watch it from someone else’s perspective… haha. yeah right! This video is so awesome. I’ve already watched it three times. Check it out! (via TCU)
“You know who rides bikes? Crackheads ride bikes”… Just watch. So good! Haha.
The BMX/Skate lovefest continues with this sweet promo that Glenn sent through for the TAKE OVER TOUR 2011, which sounds pretty rad.
A few Months ago Stevie Williams (street legend) and Nigel Sylvester (well on his way to be a legend) realized they wanted to work on a project together. Not only was I honored to get the call to write, direct, and edit the short for the teaser, I was excited to work on a more “produced” piece incorporating BMX and Skateboarding.
I grew up riding BMX and hanging with skaters, so being able to create a piece that incorporates both in a more unique way is a little bit of a dream come true for me.
A lot of creative people chimed in on this project to help make it what it is and I am super proud of the outcome. I hope you enjoy it too!
Click below to check it out.
This hat is dope. That’s all.
Pick one up HERE.
This past year, I got the chance to go down to the Oakley headquarters in California to check out the re-issue of the infamous B-1B grip that Oakley was working on. While I was down there, I took the opportunity to put together a video giving a little history and background to the brand. Oakley is a company that does a billion dollars a year in sales, has stores all over the world, and has created some of the most iconic eyewear of my generation… and I’m pretty sure not many people know that Oakley started out by making BMX grips.
I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Bell, a former AMA Supercross champion and employee of Oakley who started in 1985, to tell the story of how Oakley went from a small grip company to one of the biggest eyewear brands in the world.
Our designer Louis was screen printing some of his personal work and decided to see how the cover image looked. We were all into how it turned out so quite literally thought ‘fuck it’ We’ll run a screen printed front cover.
Netley sent through a preview of the next Case mag, which is out this weekend in the UK, and mid next week here in the states. Our boy Ardelean gets some love in this one…nice!
There is also a flyer for a jam they are putting on in Leeds.
Click below for it all.
Four apocalyptic BMXers feature in the new music video for Magnetic Man’s single Getting Nowhere ft. John Legend.
Will Elsom from Bigplaytime sent over this rad edit featuring a bunch of photos and stuff from the past year. I’m really stoked on how this is put together and it really makes me wish I was 17 again with nothing on my mind but BMX and girls. You can watch the video after the jump and make sure to check out the Bigpalytime site while you are at it!
We get a lot of submissions to Defgrip and most of them fall into a similar category, but sometimes you get the epiclly random one that doesn’t make sense, but at the same time are amazing. This video “A long lost underground classic video from The What, the greatest band you never heard” definitely falls into the second category. Filmed in 1998 by Troy Garity, this video was lost for years, but is now online and ready to share with the world. It might fall into the NSFW(ish) category, so if you are not allowed to watch naked people running in a field of flowers at work/school, I’d save it till you get home tonight!
Longtime Defgrip supporter Landon Perenteau sent over this edit of him and his friend John Hunt. It’s on the longer video, clocking at at just over 10min, but quite fun and well put together, so definitely check it out!
There’s a new project brewing called The Albion, which is a new magazine out of the UK. This release wasn’t meant to be public just yet, but the cat is out of the bag, so here we are.
Having spoken to the guys about this, and considering the talented people involved, it sounds pretty exciting. Check back soon for more.
Click below to read the rest of the release.
“The majority of these photos are from the last three or four months of filming for our second full-length video, “Still Here.” We shot using a bunch of disposable cameras and a Holga. With there being literally hundreds of web videos released weekly, spending almost two years on a project seems like an eternity, and, at times, like it would never actually be finished. These are some of our favorite images that go hand and hand with clips or stories that made it into the video.
Appearing in the photos is Brandon Galosi, Bobby Simmons, Scott Marceau, Scotty Wemmer, Ryan Howard, Torey Kish, Jason White.”
The Simpel Session contest in Estonia is getting closer (Feb 5-6) and to go along with the contest this year, they have produced a small run of clothing, including a t-shirt (above) designed by Travis Collier. Pick up some shirt on the Simpel Session online store!
Here’s Almond’s latest print ad featuring Jared Washington.
Check out a fun compilation edit featuring a bunch of footage from the video Fully Cocked.
“Hello from austin, hope all is well. I put out a video from the Austin area a few months ago called Fully Cocked (copies are still available through Empire and Goods), and instead of uploading the whole DVD on the internet like most, I decided to take some of clips from the video and twist things around a bit to make something different, hope you enjoy. ”
We’ve all heard about the devastating floods that are affecting Brisbane, Australia right now. ABC News today released a tool that allows you to see before and after high resolution aerial photos of the areas affected. The scale is terrifying.
Colony is raising funds for those affected by the floods in Queensland with 100% of proceeds from the sale of LFH grips going to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal. Click here for more info.
To all our friends in Queensland, we hope you are safe and doing OK!