THE DUAL

Directed by Harrison Boyce
Directed by Daniel Navetta

Check out this rad personal project from our dude Harrison Boyce and his friend Daniel Navetta.

“Daniel’s dad Pete grew up just a few blocks away from where I live now in Brooklyn and has been drag racing for 50 years… starting with illegal street racing in his younger years to spending every weekend he can in the summers out at the track. Daniel and I spent a day with Pete out at Island Drag Way in Jersey, filming and talking with Pete. We each put together our own edits, sharing the footage that @tyhaft and I shot…. which turned into the first segment of what will be an on-going series called “The Dual” – Harrison Boyce

PRINT: NICK FERREIRA

Nick Ferreira. The dude behind Holeshot zine (R.I.P.) and currently Challenger BMX magazine. He’s been putting out printed BMX goodness for a long time. Knowing this, I started wondering what printed goods get him stoked or inspire him, so I hit him up to find out.

Click below to check out a few zines/magazines that Nick is into, along with some words about each one from the man himself.

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THROWBACK: CODEY LEVESQUE by Dakota Roche

Ran into the homie Codey the other day for the first time in a long time, so here’s a throwback of his rad split skate/BMX video that Dakota Roche put together. Good vibes. Originally dropped in 2012.

We’re proud to finally present you with this Codey Levesque edit, which Dakota Roche graciously put together. Codey and Dak are boys and have been casually working on this for a minute while out having sessions. This is the first edit of its kind that we’ve had for Defgrip, so enjoy!

BY THE NUMBERS: JAKE SEELEY

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, Jake Seeley.

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PHOTOGALLERY: ERIC BAHLMAN

When not in front of the camera or making sweet Hi8 videos, you can catch Arizona’s Eric Bahlman behind a camera snapping pics. Click below for a mixed bag of rad photos courtesy of Eric Bahlman, along with some words from the man himself.

Enjoy!

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SMACKIN

Bay Area vibes.

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Love me a good doc. This came out great. Give it a watch.

Q&A: STEVE CRANDALL

I’ve known Crandall for a long time, so it’s kind of strange that it took this long to get him on the site in some sort of personal Q&A form. He’s been featured here a bunch, but never like this. Perhaps I always struggled with how to approach it, thinking that Steve has been well documented and just falsely assuming that people know everything about him. With that said, here we are.

This Q&A is broken up into 4 digestible topics, which feels like a good approach. We discuss Art, Announcing Contests, The FBM bus and FBM.

Click below to read up.

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Q&A: Tristan Afre & Zorah Olivia

Photo – Mia Bolton

Knowing that our boy Tristan “Gutstains” Afre was tight with photographer Zorah Olivia, I approached him about interviewing her for Defgrip. Pairing a BMX photographer with a skate photographer sounded interesting to me. Luckily they were both down!

Click below for the interview and some photos.

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Q&A: STEW JOHNSON / RealBMX

The action packed 2019 X Games RealBMX videos dropped yesterday. 6 videos total. If you haven’t seen them yet, click HERE to watch them all and to cast your vote for fan favorite.

Putting together a project like RealBMX for the web and network TV surely involves some hard work and diligence. To learn more about RealBMX and ALL that goes into it behind the scenes, I hit up Stew Johnson (BMX legend and overall producer/project manager of the show) with some questions about it all.

Click below.

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Q&A: TYRONE WILLIAMS / DAH SHOP

Photo – Marcus Glahn

DAH SHOP in NYC turned 11 this year. That’s no small feat, especially in Manhattan. I caught up with the OG Tyrone Williams to discuss the shop and all things New York.

Click below.

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Taj Mihelich – Bernie The Bike Builder

Taj Mihelich wrote a children’s book. Yes, that Taj Mihelich.

If Taj is one of your BMX heros and you now have a child, this book is for you. You should cop even if you don’t have a child. Go HERE for more info and hit OUR BMX for a Q&A with Taj.

BY THE NUMBERS: FELIX PRANGENBERG

Photo – Jesse Romano

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, Germany’s Felix Prangenberg

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Q&A: MATT MILLS

I first came across Matt Mills’ art through a beer can label from one of my favorite breweries a while back. Of course, I looked him up and have been following his trippy visuals on Instagram ever since. I reached out to the man himself to learn more, so click below for the Q&A.

Also, be sure to check out his site and follow him on Instagram

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PHOTOGALLERY: FIENDING

2019 marks 5 years since the FIENDING video dropped. When I first posted the video on here, I did so without even watching it first. Ya just knew it was gonna be solid.

It’s always cool to slow things down a bit sometimes and look back, so click below for some FIENDING era photos courtesy of Kevin Conners. Full video embedded as well.

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