Zack has put out his own DVD recently, had a section in Hard Times and has a split section in Ambipegstreetest all within the last year. He is a productive rider. Eric is low-key but kills it when he wants to.
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.
Chris Zidek has become a staple in Chicago since finally moving down to the city. He’s always out on the hunt for spots and putting his own touch on normal set ups. Pegs to feeble to berm carve from a few weeks ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.