INSIGHT

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

Thank you Navaz and Ride BMX.

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

Thank you internetz.

Endless Mag / Issue 1 Cover

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The first issue of Endless is out now, featuring Alex Donnachie on the cover. Go HERE to get your hands on one with a tee. Warning, a bit pricey if you’re in the States (understandably).

Read our Q&A with Eisa in case you missed it.

By The Numbers: Calvin Kosovich

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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, Australia’s own Calvin Kosovich.

Click below to check out Calvin’s By The Numbers Q&A. Thanks to Ty Morrow and Jake Coreless for the pics.

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Flashback: Codey Levesque by Dakota Roche

Originally posted back in 2012. Good vibes.

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!

Jeremy Pavia @ Random

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I had the chance to meet and spend a day riding with Robbie Nelson a few months back while on a mission to cruise and shoot with fellow Bone Deth riders Dean Dickinson and Dirt Ron. We rode a few parks, had a session at an amazing pool, and then Robbie ended the day with this roof drop. For those of you that aren’t familiar with him, Robbie is a part of the flow team and obviously earned his stripes by handling set-ups like this without hesitation. It’s always good to see that raw East Coast style that the Bone Deth squad is so well known for be represented out here in California. It’s also not often that riders want to end their day by jumping off rooftops but hey, Robbie does his own thing and isn’t that what this “freestyle” shit is all about in the first place?

Robbie Nelson
Roof drop
Oceanside, California

1/1000
f/5.6
ISO 640
Fuji X-100S
SanDisk Ultra 32GB memory card
Edited on a Macbook Pro
Using Adobe Lightoom & Photoshop CC 2015

Jeremy Pavia

Kriss Kyle

I already knew that Kriss Kyle was damn good at bikes, but this video really blew me away. Some great coaster stuff in here.

Q&A: Sauce

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If you’re familiar with the Common Crew or any of new generation of BMX kids coming up out of Southern California right now, than Sauce is somebody you’re probably familiar with. If not, I think he can simply be summed up as a young motivated kid from HB who loves filming his friends.

I’m always down to give dudes like Sauce some shine if they land on my radar, so keep reading for a quick Q&A.

Shouts to Eddie Cuellar for the pic.

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ALYK – Fed Up With The Bullshit Promo

Act Like You Know is a group of like-minded people that I strongly believe in. I am not just saying this because I am affiliated with them either. For us it is a mixture of passion and hatred that keep us going. For me personally a lot of riding I see these days is all the same or just lacking any real substance. Riding around and scouring through cities is one of my favorite things to do. That has been a huge part of riding for me since I can remember.

Everyone involved in this project brings something unique to the table. No one involved settles for mediocrity when it comes to spot usage. If something is whack then we let the other person know.

Cop fresh gear here. Everything is on point.

Sunday Mixer

5 minutes from the Sunday fam comprised of clips that will not be going towards another project.

The Finer Things (in full)

Sit back and watch The Finer Things in its entirety. From the consistent kaleidoscope effect/theme to the riding and the filming, I’m a big fan of this project. Shouts to Mastroni and crew.

Enjoy.

Below

You might need to set aside some quiet time for this one, but I definitely recommend you do. Richard Forne did a good job of getting the Above Below crew (and more) to candidly discuss BMX and its lifestyle in the BELOW version of the video. Also, that screengrab is horrifying.

You can watch Above Below in full below. This is the most I’ve ever typed “below” in one spot.

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Travis Mortz @ Random

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This Photo was taken during the Mongoose jam at Woodward. Broc and I had already shot a few photos earlier in the week so when the contest started I focused on photographing him and a few other riders in the event instead of chasing around everybody the whole time for a shot. After watching Broc do some practice runs I learned his line and was able to anticipate this shot ahead of time. His first run he tossed an effortless truck driver off the top of the ledge, I shot it a bit early, then in his second run he charged at the ledge again and I knew it wouldn’t be another bar variation so I sat back and waited. As soon as he threw the whip my finger reacted and I captured this photo.

This photograph was shot at 1/500th @F8 using my Hasselblad 503CW on Ilford Delta 100, promptly after shooting the contest I went into the digital media lab and started developing this film while Darryl Nau was still outside announcing the winners. Once the film was processed I scanned it with an Epson V700.

– Travis Mortz

Be sure to follow Travis on Instagram.

Flashback: Mike Mastroni Defgrip Edit

During Mike Mastroni’s worthwhile TCU podcast, they referenced the video above quite a bit. We posted this video that Mike (mostly) self filmed back in 2009, so I figured a flashback was in order.

Enjoy!

What Could Go Wrong? – Assorted Facts

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By now, a lot of you have seen Shadow’s new full length video ( What Could Go Wrong? ) or will be very soon. It should be on your radar. It’s available now on iTunes or you can hit up a shop.

A lot of interesting info can come out of a lengthy project like this, so I hit up the Shadow crew for some assorted random facts about the video and its making. Click below to check out some assorted facts courtesy of Chadwick (Shadow TM).

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