Bnqt hit us up to do a “best of” feature on their site covering some of the top content we’ve had on Defgrip. I dug through our Analytics and put together a list in no particular order of the top 10 most viewed pieces of content we’ve had on the site over the past years. Thanks to Bnqt for the opportunity and check out the feature here!
Justin Kosman went on the recent Red Bull Ride & Seek trip, and took a disposable camera with him to loosely document the trip for us.
From Kosman: Fuzzy Hall just started a job with Red Bull this year and he kicked off his summer with a huge road trip from Salt Lake City, to Moab to Denver to Austin, TX. If it sounds like a lot of driving- it was, but we rode some awesome spots and watched many DVD movies as Wal-Mart could sell us. Here is a behind the scenes look at the gnarly 10 days on the road.
2D Photography studio spent about 6 months planning and building this insane Rube Goldberg machine out of photo-related equipment and the above video is the result. Definitely seemed like a rad project to work on, can’t even imagine how satisfying it must’ve felt when that final take worked out.
To read about and watch more on the machine, check out 2D Photograhy’s blog post here.
Back in May, Nuno and I headed out to England to shoot photos and film the Nike Pool jam. I had no idea what to expect when I was heading there, but the Nike Pool jam ended up being one of the best contest I have ever been to… not only from a riding standpoint, but also the vibe was amazing, everyone was having so much fun, the ramps were amazing, the free food, free beer… I could go on…
Aside from the whole weekend being so much fun, the building and the ramps were amazing for filming. Great colors, interesting architecture, the two floors with windows looking down at the ramps. I was a kid in a candy store. This edit is more of a reflection of the weekend. A montage of a bunch of random stuff. I missed some bangers, filmed lots of random stuff and had a really fun time putting it all together… Enjoy!
We (finally) have a new batch of Defgrip T-Shirts out. We have two designs, the Circle logo that you see above, and the Arch (like the Defgrip X Quintin hat), both printed on American Apparel Summer T’s.
They’ll be on our online store by the weekend, but if you want to pick some up now, Dans, Goods, and 2×4 already have them in stock and if you are in the UK, Seventies picked some up, so keep an eye out for them in shops out there!
The Talks is an impressive website I stumbled across over the holiday weekend focusing on interviews with some very influential figures in culture. From Mike Tyson to Valentino, there is some serious content on this site, not to mention great photos mixed with a simple and clean website… With all of those elements, it’s hard to go wrong.
“The Talks is a weekly updated online interview magazine. Over the past decade its founders Johannes Bonke and Sven Schumann have met with cultural figures of all kinds. New talks take place while traveling throughout the year. This is the essence of it.”
The artist Cy Twombly passed away on Tuesday. Gaining notoriety in New York in the late 50′s along side his friends Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, Twombly’s simplistic scribbles and drips have been a huge influence on artists over the past 20+ years including Jean Michel Basquiat. He passed away in Rome at the age of 83. You can check out more of his work after the jump and next time you are running around the city with your Krink pens, make sure you think of Cy Twombly.
If you ride bikes and have never dabbled in the tranquil LA Tunnels at night, than Nike has you covered. They are throwing a jam this weekend, which should be interesting.
From Nike: The event is Sat July 9th 7-10pm. Confirmed athletes are Dennis Enarson, Garrett Reynolds, Nigel Sylvester and Chad Kerley. This will be a full production with smoke, lights, video projections DJ/music, free food, Chosen trailer, Snapsportz, Chosen Moment iD tee customization, swag and gear to win, etc. All the ramps are being built by Aaron Bostrom.
If you are in LA or nearby, you should try to hit this up.
After almost two days of being offline, we are going to catch up on some posts. The first is a great edit from Mutiny with Randy Taylor. After being off his bike for 12 months, Randy is back and put this edit together over the first few weeks back on his bike.
Straight up, this came out sick! I was itching to post this Bobby Simmons edit all week, but wanted to hold out for today so it could ride out the weekend. Bobby came through on this, and I’m super thankful for it. Be sure to pick up Still Here if you haven’t.