Respect The Don.

Head to Mutiny for some words on the man.

Antidote B-Roll Mix

Some new visuals from the Antidote crew to hold you over ’til the video drops. Also, Nathan Williams.

The Greatest Street Rider of Our Generation

Yeah I said it.

Courtesy of Red Bull.

Dean Dickinson & The Nude Bowl

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“Dean Dickinson” and “pools” are basically synonymous with each other. Proof and Proof. When I saw that he recently rode the historic Nude Bowl, I had to hit him up about it.

Click below for a Q&A and some cool photos from Dean himself.

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Précisions: Josh Bedford

Précisions is an ongoing short film series presented via Defgrip, showcasing creativity, expression and most importantly Précisions within BMX. Second to feature (FATHEAD was first) is Josh Bedford with an eye for spots and a less is more attitude. Josh’s riding speaks for itself, incorporating speed and power combined with his natural creative outlook. All of which is done with a classic captivating Yorkshire personality. Whilst filming Josh sustained a severe injury, cutting the release short.

In his own words “if you roll the dice..”. Please wish Josh a rapid recovery and enjoy what we got down beforehand.

Director/DP/Editor: Jonathan Edwards
Photos: Jason Turner
Supported by: Mutiny Bikes

Click below for some photos.

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COT DAMN BAZ KEEP

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Here’s the last ever Ride UK cover. I think they’ve chosen a good one. Go HERE to read more about it.

*patiently waits for follow up behind the scenes video.

Photogallery: Simple Session ’15

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Another Simple Session is in the books. Hopefully you caught the live feed over the weekend (or even just glanced at Instagram) for all the happenings. As in previous years, our friend Vince Perraud was lurking around the event and captured some great moments once again. Vince does a great job of capturing a little bit of everything around this event. Click below to check that out.

Shoutout to Risto, everyone at Simple and Vince Perraud.

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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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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!

-Christian Rigal