It has been brought to our attention that certain BMX news outlets ( no sites will be named ) are guilty of improperly handling Defgrip content. No bueno.
Should you acquire (i.e. – poach) exclusive content/news/material from another site to post on your own, it is proper blogging etiquette to credit the original site. Should you poach said content/news/material and make it seem as if it is your own, that is NOT proper blogging etiquette.
Exhibit A - Our 2 part exclusive Empire/Doyle news that Tom put together for us. Vital BMX posted said Empire/Doyle news on their site with no credit to Defgrip (see actual screengrab from Vital BMX post above). No bueno.
We hereby would like all future poaches to be properly credited to Defgrip, or we will send this guy after you.
Mike reached out to me regarding a new brand he is supporting, called Incus. Check the video above and read what Mike has to say below.
Incus isn’t just another brand….but a blank canvas that lets it’s artists be portrayed in his surroundings & which way he/she chooses…. With that being said we welcome you to our adventure. Incus believes it’s the choice of the artist what he/ she would like to create….have that be Apparel, clothing, or the jewelry that suites his/her taste & personality.
-Mike Aitken / Incus artist
Check out this new Hucke edit from Shadow, filmed and edited by Ryan Chadwick… Make sure you make it to the last clip… So good.
“This edit has been a while in the making and we are proud to finally release it. The riding is a culmination of two trips we took, one in Phoenix, Arizona and the other in Portland, Oregon. Ben went hard to get some wild moves done for this and we can definitely say you won’t be disappointed.”
Travis Collier and his friend Ryan Romero have started their own creative studio called Clou and we got together with them to talk about their studio, design, and their home town of Vancouver . Keep reading to check it out!
Here’s a cool piece on Miles Rogoish where he discusses riding, filming and how he got to where he is now, mixed in with some great clips from before he broke his collarbone.
Thanks to EVERYONE involved for hooking this up.
Interview by: Tony Ennis
Filmed by: Tony Malouf, Jeff Wescott, Tony Ennis, Garrett Reynolds, JJ Palamere, and Lahsaan Kobza.
To say that Apple / Steve Jobs has changed our world and the way we live (for better or worse) would be an understatement. You don’t get to where they are without some out of the box thinking and some erratic behavior.
Check out the 10 Commandments of Steve Jobs.
via – the daily beast
On 20th of August, tens of thousands of passing spectators on Helsinki main square witnessed the second Stadi Summer Session, summertime edition of Simpel Session, going down to the history books as the biggest BMX contest ever thrown in Finland. The open-air contest brought together 67 top riders from 20 countries, with Gary Young (USA) stealing the show, Alex Coleborn (UK) coming second and Daniel Tünte (GER) taking the third place.
“The event was a big success – the line-up was better than ever before at the Simpel Session’s summer contests, the weather was great despite the worrisome forecasts, and the course was constantly surrounded by a cheering crowd. With BMX legends Darryl Nau and Andy Zeiss as announcers, the whole Helsinki main square was filled with energy, firing up one of the most amazing and inspiring Simpel Session contests so far,” said Risto Kalmre, founder and main organizer of Simpel Session.
If you missed it, be sure to check out the PHOTOGALLERY from this.
Check for the deer at 1:57.
Sunday has put together this cool sneak peek of their upcoming 2012 complete bikes for us, and for you all. These bikes should be available around late September, and the Sunday site will have more info & detailed pics soon.
Click below to check out the bikes.
Dakota Roche graces the cover of the new DIG. More info soon.
Here’s a cool edit of Jackson for Quintin. Keep an eye out for the upcoming “western Philosophy” hat.
Justin Kosman sent through an update to get us up to speed on The HUNT project. Should be gooood.
Final 14. The Hunt BMX Video Project enters final stretch.
It’s been a long summer of clocking footy and uploading clips and the final fourteen have arrived. Broken arms, crashed hard drives, corrupt files, and missed deadlines are all part of the program when working with such a wide variety of riders and filmers from all over the world. I’ve seen all the full-length parts and it’s better than I thought possible. The riders and filmers who committed to putting in work pulled out all the stops and went hard. Some riders go the extra mile for a DVD project and it’s going to be obvious when you watch this video. A big thanks to all the riders who had faith in this project and I’m glad I was able to resurrect a place where amazing video parts can live on a DVD.
The first annual Hunt BMX Video project is ready to fill the judges eyes with some of the most progressive ramp and street riding ever put to tape. We’ve been uploading teasers for the past couple weeks and we’ve reached the final list of riders that will show the judges their full-length parts.
The following teasers are live at: http://thehuntbmx.bnqt.com/
Ant Pearson by Sean Pointing
Paul Horan self filmed
Chris Gille by Larry Alvarado
Dillon Llyod by Jereme Deme (Northern Embassy)
Kyle Baldock by Bret Trigg
Marcus Adam Mixtape
Zack Gerber self filmed
Tony Neyer by Tony Ennis
Dylan Stark x Stevie Churchill by Jeff Dupaul
Dan Foley Mixtape
Mike King Mixtape
Russell Wadlin self filmed
Chad Kerley by Christian Rigal
Grant Casteluzzo by Chris Beers
Once the judges have spoken, the top ten video parts will be released on DVD with the top video part winning $5,000, second place gets flown to Barcelona courtesy Odyssey BMX and the rest of the money trickles down to the top-five. Odyssey will be picking one rider from the top-ten to be on the Odyssey flow team for a year and another lucky rider from the top ten will be getting fresh Vans shoes for all of next year. Defgrip will be premiering the Monster Energy Best Bonus nomination mixtape as well as the Pro-Tec Best Trick nomination mixtape where an extra $1000 will be awarded for each top clip, picked by Head Judge Will Stroud.
The DVD bonus material will include: Scotty Cranmer Monster Edit, Vans Team Mixtape, Odyssey BMX Team Mix.
Videos will be pressed and shipping by October 15! The most exciting part of this project is still a head of us and we’re already working on 2012……
In case you are unfamiliar with The HUNT, be sure to check out our Q&A with Kosman.
Here’s Hoang Tran enjoying nature in a new Defgrip shirt. Sweeeeeeeeeeeet!
If you live in Boston, Chicago, London, New York City, San Francisco or Washington DC and admire their transit system and like poster art, than TRNSPRTNATION is for you!!!
Here is Suborsa’s latest print ad. This was featured in Ride U.S., The Albion, Ride U.K. And BMX Plus. The ad shows off our new Gravedigger Tire and Subrosa pro rider Mark Mulville. We hit up this cement box jump in an abandoned Range Rover Dealership. Mark and I got this photo down right before the Florida sky split open and dumped on us. We also almost got struck by lightning. It all worked out in the end. Get some new tires.
Click below for 2 more recent ads.
Summer Simpel Session just went down this past weekend in Helsinki, which I’m sure was a good time.Simpel Session’s usually are.
Click below to check out the gallery.
From Channel 4Down:
Let’s Do This 10!
Video from the 10th Annual Boyley Jam which went down on the 20th August in Hastings.
Huge shout out to everyone that came and got involved with the carnage, you make this happen.
Shout out to 4Down, Seventies, The Source and Hastings Police for kicking down the prizes.
This is a really interesting, ambitious and time consuming experiment that I’ve never seen before. Basically, Ishac Bertran cut out sections of one record to replace with similar sections from another record to create something new. Ultimately, the end result is not as cool as I’d hoped, but still a REALLY cool experiment nonetheless.
Experimental analog sampling with modified vinyls.
Sectors from a vinyl record are cut and replaced by pieces with exact shape from other records. When played in a vinyl player the needle follows the grooves from both sectors creating sampled tunes or loops.
In this video:
Supertramp – Crisis? What Crisis?
Paul Anka – My Way
Chicago – Chicago X
Lil Jon – Kings of Crunk
Click below to check out the video.
Via - Design Boom