Photogallery: Dakota Roche by Nick Tellez

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Photographer Nick Tellez is someone I learned about through Dakota Roche’s Instagram a little while back. Seems as though he was always shooting with Dak, but wasn’t your usual everyday BMX photographer. Looking at his site and Instagram, I was right. Nick holds it down with rad surf pics, lifestyle, scenic goodness in addition to BMX and skate.

I reached out to Nick about doing something for Defgrip and he was down. I had originally suggested doing a general photogallery with a mix of photos since he shoots a wide range of stuff, but Nick suggested doing something with a Dakota theme. I was totally down for this and thought it was a great idea. We still plan to do another mix gallery later this year too, so keep your eyes peeled.

With that said, click below to check out a rad Dakota Roche gallery by Nick Tellez.


Ambipegstreetest – Homies

Here are some people that I encountered while filming for the DVD.


5 day trip, 9 minute video. I’d say these dudes killed it.

Trent McDaniel – Dig x Hoffman Bikes

I guess I’m pretty biased, but Trent fucking slays it!!!! This new edit is precedent to that. Trent makes so much stuff look too damn easy…it’s not fair.


Drew Bezansen rides off a container and over an open container door during Red Bull Uncontainable in Truro, Canada on August 1st, 2015.
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I thought I knew what I could expect from this video from seeing some of the container/ramp pics, but that last clip completely shocked me and had me feeling the fear, haha. Shouts to Drew Bezanson for that one.

Click below to watch the video.


Ambipegstreetest – Steven Hamilton

I had the opportunity to ride and film with Steven while I lived in Columbus. Here is some of the stuff we captured before I moved.

What Could Go Wrong? – Assorted Facts

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By now, a lot of you have seen Shadow’s new full length video ( What Could Go Wrong? ) or will be very soon. It should be on your radar. It’s available now on iTunes or you can hit up a shop.

A lot of interesting info can come out of a lengthy project like this, so I hit up the Shadow crew for some assorted random facts about the video and its making. Click below to check out some assorted facts courtesy of Chadwick (Shadow TM).


Ambipegstreetest – Intro/Shay Lashley

Here is the first section from the Ambipegstreetest DVD that was released this year.

Mornings At Grant : Anthony Loconte

Tony Fakie Nose


Anthony Loconte, nosepick to fakie.