Q&A: Christian Rigal / BMX-MTB

Photo – Anthony Smith

I’ll start off by saying that I love Christian Rigal’s Still United part. I suggest giving that a watch for sure. Having known Christian as a serious rail slayer has made his recent transition into MTB all the more interesting to me. How did this happen? Either way, I’m stoked that he’s stoked.

Click below for a Q&A with Christian about his transition into MTB. Don’t worry, he’s still stoked on BMX.

Photos courtesy of Trevor Lyden , Anthony Smith and Brandon Means.

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Behind The Photo w/ Justin Kosman

Justin Kosman with the deets behind this rad photo of Dean Dickinson.

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Q&A: JORDAN GODWIN / DOOMED

I caught up with Jordan Godwin to learn more about DOOMED.

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Q&A: VANS WAFFLECUP BMX SOLE

It’s been a long time coming, but riders now have their very own BMX specific sole from Vans. It holds true to the classic waffle pattern, but it’s tweaked to meet the needs of BMX’ers.  Let’s find out more shall we?

Click below for a Q&A with Sean Methven (Global Product Director) and Derek Huenecke (Footwear Designer) about the Wafflecup BMX sole.
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By The Numbers: Nina Buitrago

Photo – Naoki

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, Nina Buitrago.

Click below to check out Nina’s By The Numbers Q&A.

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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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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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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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