SWAMPFEST POLAROIDS BY TRAVIS MORTZ

Photographer Travis Mortz is not scared to take numerous cameras to events, especially not frankenstein ones that he has made himself (more on that below)!

We’ve always championed different/original takes on things here at Defgrip, so when Travis mentioned to me that he had polaroids from Swampfest from a camera he made himself that produced interesting images that he was willing to contribute to Defgrip for this this batch of updates, I was all about it.

Click below for some “Frankenstax” pics, along with some words from Travis himself.

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ART: Daniel Shepard

Daniel Shepard is siiiiiiiick. PEEP.

WALLPAPER: BOXPALM X DEFGRIP

Our boy Albert Mercado, AKA BOXPALM, was kind enough to whip up a special wallpaper for us. As an added bonus, there are 2 more below.

These are one big file each, so one size fits all/most. Click on the pics to enlarge and save. Make it work.

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SNEAK PEEK: BIRTH OF FREESTYLE VOL. 2 BOOK

The expanded Birth of The BMX Freestyle Movement Vol. 2 book is on the the way. To get you hyped, Dom Phipps has hooked up some new sneak peek images of the book, along with some specifics about the new edition. Click below for that, along with launch party info. Fans of old school BMX should get your pre-order on HERE.

Also, follow their Instagram.

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GALLERY: 35MM FOREVER

The homies Javee and Jerms are always carrying their analog film boxes and pushing #35MMFOREVER. Click below for a random collection of pics from the both of them.

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Hallowed Ground – El Toro

This is a fine piece of work. Required viewing.

Don’t Call it a Comeback…

Nearly 4K – DAVID GRANT – DVD Part

David orchestrated a harmonious blend of large set-ups as well as spot usage pieces for this perfectly balanced set. Over the last few years he has perfected his craft.

Animal Bikes: Chris Carter

Ah, a breathe of toxic pollution after being in the Adirondack Mountains for the last month. Nothing beats the harshness of the first inhale of the Jersey City gases after being surrounded by pure filtered air.

R.I.P. Dave Mirra

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R.I.P. to Dave Mirra.

The news of Dave’s passing definitely rocked the world the other day. If you’re a rider who grew up watching Dave, the news is almost unbelievable. Since his passing there has been an overwhelming output of respect and love on social media/online from the people, brands and industry folk which has been amazing to see. Even those outside of BMX have been showing love.

Hit Ride BMX , DIGVital, TCURide UK and BMX FEED for more.

I am not sure who made the image above, but I give you credit.

INTERVENTION (in full)

You’ve seen the insta-promos, now watch the INTERVENTION video in full.

R.I.P. David Bowie

Bummer.

INSIGHT

2007’s INSIGHT has been officially liberated for the internetz. This is a classic.

Thank you Navaz and Ride BMX.

90East – Abdul Fofanah – Winter Wave

The mans is nice with it. So, sit back, relax and catch a contact.

90East had some new clothing come out. Do yourself and the industry a favor by supporting something real. Look no further.

All Kindsa Rad Long Length Stuff To Sit Back And Enjoy.

Thank you internetz.