Q&A: Chris Hallman / Tread Magazine

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It’s very possible that many of you reading this have never heard of Tread Magazine, let alone seen one. But during the mid 90’s, this magazine had a very cult-like following and was very sought after (at least to me and people I knew on the East Coast). It was kind of underground, kind of not, tied to the influential Props era and all around just awesome and interesting. I think it would be fair to liken Tread to the Albion for comparison. Tread only lasted 4 issues, but those issues were enough for it to have a lasting effect on riders from that era.

Inspired by a recent Instagram post, I decided to track down Chris Hallman and ask him some questions about the mag. Click below to read it all.

Shoutout to Chris Hallman and a big thanks to Chris Rye for supplying the images.

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Extra Juuuuice

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Click below for some snapshots I’ve taken along the way…

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FLASHBACK: Welcome Back Edit

Let’s take it back to 2011 and the “Welcome Back Edit” that Christian contributed to the grip.

After being broken and collecting dust for the last 3 years, I finally got my VX fixed and decided to make a ‘Welcome Back Edit’ with my friends. Featuring Chad Kerley, Dennis Enarson, Connor Lodes, Ronnie Napolitan, Billy Macpherson, Mike Jonas, Devon Smillie and Big Kenny Enarson. Enjoy my friends!

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A Moment in BMX

The crew at Ride BMX summonsed a handful of photographers to participate in a high stress situation cool project. To all capture a moment in time on a specific day, at a specific time. A global BMX project if you will.

Peep the vid for the goings on.

Road To Nowhere

Full disclosure: I work at Odyssey, had a hand in these and I love Vans… of course I’m gonna post this. Whachuthink. Plus… Sexton, Gary Young, Jacob Cable and Travis Hughes.

Swoop up some Vans X Odyssey shoes, make your feets look better.

Simple Session ’15

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I’m really digging this years Simple Session event poster & art direction. Well done. Simple is coming up soon, stay posted on the site for info. Click below for the TV spot that’s running over there as well.

On a related note, check out the recent By The Numbers Q&A we did with Risto, who is behind the Simple art.

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New Old Skools

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New Old Skools for Summer 2015, courtesy of Vans. Are those pineapple skulls? Shit yeah they are.

Click below to check them all out.

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Patchgame

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Who doesn’t love a good patch? Follow Patchgame on Instagram, it’s a rad resource for patches of all kinds.

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Fuckin’ loved this part. You watch now.

Swoop up Above/Below.