When Stevie Churchill was “Lil Stevie”

Back in 2010, Jeff DuPaul contributed a web video to Defgrip of a young Stevie Churchill who was virtually unknown at the time (compared to now). It’s interesting watching this video again after getting accustomed to Stevie’s recent stuff, as it doesn’t seem to far removed from how he’s progressed.

From Jeff DuPaul:
Stevie Churchill got the name “lil Stevie” because he was our friend Jimmy’s little brother that would follow us everywhere riding. He would be trying tricks on a bike too big for him and actually be doing them. Seeing a 9 year old kid do fly out 360′s was awesome. I never really thought about it too much, I mean it was cool, but he wasn’t changing the world. I don’t really remember seeing him much until years later, and this little kid was doing 720′s down stairs. I remember asking Jeff Martin who that was, and he goes , “That’s Jimmy’s little brother Stevie, I told you he was gonna be good.”

Since we first meet he has pretty much stayed the same. He still has these wide eyes for riding and is always psyched to ride anything, A lot of kids will ask, why is he called lil stevie? Maybe it’s because he is still only 16, maybe its just a nickname that will be stuck to him forever; I call him that purely because he has a pure kids perspective of riding, and I am reminded of it every time I talk or ride with him. Reminds you really why you started riding in the first place, it’s all about fun.

By The Numbers: Mike Mastroni

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Up next, is rider and filmer extraordinaire Mike Mastroni. Mike’s latest project for Volume has just seen the light of day, and I think he did a spectacular job on it (and also IN it). Learn more about The Finer Things HERE, then go pick up a copy for your library.

Click below to check out Mike’s By The Numbers Q&A. Thanks to Devin Feil for the pic.

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Wallpaper: Cement Face X Defgrip

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Eben Fischer and Cody Campbell from Cement Face contributed this super rad diorama style wallpaper for you all, along with a video of the process. Thanks dudes!

Click below to find your size and then just click on the pic, enlarge then save. Video below as well.

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Q&A: FRKO

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Atlanta based artist FRKO rides BMX and does art for Action Bronson, including his debut album cover. That’s awesome.

CLick below for a Q&A with FRKO.

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Feel My Chest Muscles

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Sometimes its the un-hyped little projects that come out of nowhere that are the most enjoyable. Such is the case with the video above. Clint Reynolds hooked me up with a hand stenciled copy he had just burned on his computer around New Years and I was pleasantly surprised.

This easy going collection of bad-assery is a must for any trail dudes out there, or fans of good BMX fun. The Credence dudes are awesome. Click below for a teaser they just released and search this out at bike shops.

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Alex Smillie

2 choice cuts from the internet godz that I have recently hit play on more than once. Internet godz? Shut up. Hit play.

Matt Lough

I’ve known Matt for a while now, and have seen him go from a sketchy but skilled young dude at the parks to a full on beast on a bike. It’s insane how much this kid has progressed in a short amount of time and it’s also refreshing to see a younger dude throw down some big street moves. I got to witness a few of these first hand and was scared just watching, but Matt would stomp them out first try unfazed by anything.

Filmed and Edited by Anthony Loconte

Archived: BK roof session

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Before summer became winter and we skipped fall here in Chicago, I explored some roof set ups with Kachinsky.

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I fuckin love watching this dude shred.