Here’s a look book for Animal’s new “Made in USA” range of softgoods, with photos by Edwin De La Rosa.
Click below to check it out.
The Volume & Demolition crew just got a new ramp setup and invited Biz, Jason Enns, Christian Rigal, Lil D’, Alfredo Mancuso, Tate Roskelley & Mike Mastroni to break them in.
Click below to check out the action.
Thanks to Matt Lee, Chris Long and Brian Castillo for hooking this up.
Click below to check out the Spring 2012 Quintin goodies, which are en route to stores right now. You will be able to pick this stuff up on their site (which will also be updated) this upcoming monday as well.
Thanks to the Quintin crew for hooking this up!
Garrett Reynolds, Nigel Sylvester, Dennis Enarson and Chad Kerley (along with Mark Losey and Navaz) hit up San Antonio to get some filming done. Check back soon for the edit.
In the meantime, click below to check out some pics from the trip.
Click below to read up on what happened to the Kink dudes in New Zealand.
Anytime there’s some new Edwin stuff, I automatically want to see it. He is one of my favorite riders, no questions asked. His style and approach to street riding is one to be admired, but hopefully I don’t have to tell you that. He is as important to street riding as pegs are.
Needless to say, this interview seems way overdue, but the timing couldn’t feel better for me.
Click below to read the Edwin De La Rosa interview.
Here’s a Disposed from the recent Colony X Vans trip through Adelaide. The crew consisted of Zac Miner, Clint Millar, Ryan Guettler, Cooper Brownlee, Mick Bayzand, Tom Stretton, Alex Hiam, Valvo and Brock Olive.
Click below to check out the pics, and check back soon for the edit!
It’s pretty crazy another year has come and gone… One of my favorite things about New Years is going through all our old posts and seeing what was the most viewed. Like we’ve done over the past few years, here’s a list we compiled featuring the top 10 most viewed posts on the site. As I explained last year, this list is a bit skewed because posts that went up earlier in the year have had more time to gain views, but surpassingly the number one most viewed post was just put up a few days ago… So even though posts that went up earlier in the year might have more time to get views, the list always seems to be pretty spot on.
The best part about this list, is aside from a few posts, everything in the list is either original content, or exclusive content that we worked with brands/people on. That has always been our main goal – to bring the best original content as possible – and it looks like it’s paying off!
Huge thanks to everyone who continues to support the site and everyone that we worked with to bring you the amazing content that we’ve had on the site over the past year. We have lots in store for 2012 and can’t wait for another amazing year!
Keep reading to check out the top 10 and have an amazing New Years!!!
Just like last year, I saved up a bunch of my photos to put together a little year end “scrapbook”.
These photos are from various travels and days out and about. I’m always carrying a camera, so there’s a good mix of BMX and assorted randomness in here. Some photos are from previous galleries, but a whole lot more are brand new.
Thanks to anyone who let me snap a pic.
Click below to check them out.
We’re proud to present you with the online premiere of the new Skavenger video.
Without further ado, click below to check out the Skavenger crew do their thing. Put together in the classic Bob Scerbo style.
A big thank you to Bob Scerbo and the Skavenger dudes.
Animal just released a new backpack called the “Kenmare” to go along with their ever expanding clothing line. The bag is made in the USA and Animal put together some words and photos to tell the story behind why they chose to make it in the USA as opposed to making it overseas.
Keep reading to check out the feature!
Act Like You Know. for A NEW YORK THING.
aNYthing is one of those brands that continually has some of the best/most obscure references in their clothing, dope cut and sew lines, and an amazing community of people creating work for the brand. ALYK. has always respected and liked aNYthing, so when we had the opportunity to do a look book it was a no-brainer.
Just down the block from Dah Shop and the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark, the aNYthing storefront is a rad place to check out the new gear, peruse the huge collection of zines, watch LES tweakers, eat dollar dumpings, and hang out front on the bench. The GLOB is always updated with parties, galleries, and weird shit to do in the City as well. So, even if you’re an OT cat you’ll be able to find something to do.
If you’re in NYC come through and say what’s up.
A NEW YORK THING. ALYK.
- Torey Kish
Photos by Scott Marceau
I just returned from a trip to the Netherlands where the world-renowned Vans Rebel Jam went down. It was held in the city of Eindhoven, which is about an hour and change from Amsterdam. This was my first time to this part of the world and from what I could tell, it is a beautiful country.
Rebel Jam is one of those contests that you always hear good things about, so I was more than happy to accept the invitation to come over and cover it for Defgrip. This was my first ever Rebel Jam, and it did not disappoint. From accommodations to the actual event, it all went down as smooth as my eyes could tell. Barring any jet lag or “zombie mode” scenarios, it was a good time. Also, it’s always good when you can make riding history at an event, and Rebel Jam did that.
Thanks to Andy Zeiss and all the Vans staff for a great experience.
Dominik Wrobel is cooking up an edit for us, so check back soon for that.
Click below to check out my photos from my time in Eindhoven.
The journey of a professional bike rider is not limited to just riding. Sure, the riding part is very important, but there is a whole lot more that comes along with it. There are highs, lows, great memories, friendships and a wide array of experiences in between.
I was recently flipping through an old Ride BMX mag and caught a glimpse of Van Homan shooting photos in the background. This set off a light bulb in my head and lead me to think that Van must have some amazing stuff in his archives, considering he was into photography at one point. So, I hit Van up to inquire about all this along with the possibility of running a feature. He said he would look around and get back to me. Sweet!
A few days later, Van called me up and said that he had come across some cool photos, in addition to a whole bunch of random things from his past. He offered to send me a package of stuff (yes, actual prints and personal belongings), and I said hell yeah! I busted out my scanner for the first time in Defgrip history and went to work.
In this feature, you will see a bunch of old photos that Van has taken, as well as some cool random stuff from his legendary career. Definitely a trip down memory lane.
A special thanks goes out to Van Homan for putting this together, writing captions and having the foresight to save some of this stuff.
Click below and enjoy.
Christian Rigal puts in work behind the camera and in front, and doesn’t slack on either. Check out the recent “Welcome Back Edit” he put together for us, and be sure to peep his DIG interview. Also, watch his recent United edit for sure!
Click below to read up on Christian discussing a few video/riding related topics.
Here’s a Disposed from the recent Cinema X Fiend trip to Tulsa courtesy of Kevin Connors, Will Stroud, Ty Morrow, Garrett Reynolds, JJ Palmere, Chase DeHart & Drew York.
Christian Rigal recently got his VX back in working order, and decided to celebrate with this edit. Features a slew of awesome people.
Click below to check it out.
Here are some cool snapshots from Andrew White’s trip to NYC to document the WTP crew.
Last September, WeThePeople sent some of their crew to the greatest city in the world, New York City, to clock clips and shoot photos. As is the case with most trips, there was zero plan besides ride. Banking on the hope that some locals would show us some spots, but knowing that if that didn’t happen you couldn’t go one block without finding three spots, we were ok with no plan.
Pete Sawyer flew in from Britain, Andrew Jackson from Los Angeles, Codie Larson from Portland, while Mike Brennan only had to catch a ride from Animal in Jersey City. Tagalong flow rider ‘Smallfry’ joined us for the second half of the trip while truanting from his High School in Jersey. A bit of a random group no doubt, but we all meshed well enough and managed to shred the city every day. And despite some initial uncertainty (Chester emailed me the day before my flight saying ‘I hope you’re not in the ghetto’), our rented flat housed us just fine. The following images are snaps from our weeklong experience in the Big Apple.
- Andrew White
Click below to check out the pics.