Dean Dickinson loves pools! Its true. With that said, he’s readying a new pool based short film that he’s been shooting on Super 8 film, which will be online early 2020. I’ll let the man himself break it down:

PSA: Pool Service Announcement is a pool riding narritive short all shot on Super 8mm Film. For the past year and a half I’ve been riding, traveling, and documenting pool riding/skating in its natural form. Not just the riding but the entire pool riding experience is showcased in this film. Portland, Seattle, LA, Phoenix, and Sydney are a few of the featured cities. 

Riders: Andrew Lazaruk, Benn Pigot, Trent Rowsell, Jessy/Allan Twins, Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla, Rick Thorne, myself, & more! 

Skaters: Jamie Jacobson, Nick Peterson, Frank Richardson, Kevin Kowalski, Peacock, & more! 

Click below for some pics from the Australia mission.



Dean Dickinson was the subject in the last Behind The Photo feature here, so it only makes sense that he’s the shooter behind this one. Click below for the deets on this Corey Walsh pic.


Behind The Photo w/ Justin Kosman

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

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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.


DISPOSED: Killed By Bone Deth

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Welcome to the first Defgrip Bone Deth Disposed feature, as shot by Dean Dickinson. As you would expect, there is plenty of interesting and unique scenarios in this one. Check back soon for an edit from this trip as well. Enjoy!

From Sean Burns:
Expose your salty tickle holes and dispose the rest. The KILLED BY BONE DETH TOUR seen from the snaps of Dean Dickinson. The internet may be a social disease but it treats BMX as a big fat media bomb. So here you are, explode yourself a sneak of what life is like on the road with the Bone Deth deadman team. Soon enough you can see some video action of the tour. Maybe not the full hammered scenarios… that's too weird and wild for BMX internet? That stuff will be saved for our DVD that's in the works. We try to avoid the noid of larger cities and wealthy areas, that's why we spent a lot of time in Bethlehem PA. Slugged out, beat up, old timey, full of trash, glass and broken homes. In some sense we just want everything to be filthy, ROTTEN, dirty. One mans Trash is another deadmans treasure. The tour featured weirdos such as Colt Fake, Albie Bennett, Dirt Ron, Party Management, Lee Hopkins, Waffle, Chris Crawford, Kert Petersel, Dean Dickinson, and myself.

Click below for pics.


You Won’t

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Ever since I got this book at Interbike last year, it has been next to my bed ready for frequent diving into (no pun intended). It truly is full of great photos, stories and features a bunch of people (not just Dean). The fact that Dean Dickinson had the foresight to pull this off still impresses me.

Well, “You Won’t: 100 Pools Ridden by Dean Dickinson” is available now on Blurb. Read below for some info, then check the deep end (pun intended) for photos of some of the spreads.

From Dean:
TEAM SHRALP is proud to announce that YOU WON’T 100 Pools Ridden By Dean Dickinson is now available from Blurb.

Blurb is a print on demand book distributor. You can download your copy in PDF, or get your hands on an 8×10 soft cover format! YOU WON’T is dedicated to Dean’s brother in law James Schiefelbein R.I.P. 50% of the sales go directly towards the Schiefelbein family.


Trailer: You Won’t (100 Pools Book)

A trailer for a book? You bet, it’s 2011!!!!! Here’s one for Dean’s 100 Pools book. This has been a long time in the making, can’t wait to see it.

Dean Dickinson has broken his body, his bike, his bank account, and various laws in a quest to reach his personal goal of riding 100 pools. The title of his book—YOU WON’T—is a challenge laid down by some of Dean’s doubters. The reality is—Dean did it, and this project documents it all.

10 years of poached and permission pools are captured with hundreds of amazing images from iconic BMX photographers—Jared Souney, Justin Kosman, Jeff Zielinski, Ryan Fudger, Shad Johnson, and more. The stories pack 20 chapters and 200 pages. Eyewitness accounts with riders include such as Dakota Roche, Mike Tokumoto, Sean “Fish” Hoskins, Spencer and Austin McCabe, Chester Blacksmith, Brian Martyn, Kurt Rasmussen and countless others. Dean’s journey culminates with an epic session with all his friends at the iconic Pink Motel pool. The editorial team on the project includes Dickinson, Jared Souney, Mike Daily, and Mark Lewman. Presented by TEAM SHRALP. Dedicated to James Schiefelbein. Book coming soon!

-Dean Dickinson

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Dean’s Pool Party in Props

P.P.P… Check out Prop’s segment on Dean Dickinson’s Pool Party hosted by Jimmy Levan and make sure to re-visit Nuno’s photos from the session. That looked like such a fun day! (via TCU)



Dig just sent through a preview of the current issue. Shouts to Dean for getting the cover.

Click below for that and to check out the Dig/Verde in Hawaii teaser.


Photogallery: Dean’s Pool Party!

Dean Dickinson’s Pool Party went down yesterday at the Pink Motel in Sun Valley California.

Dean rented out the spot to celebrate his 100th pool and invited a bunch of people to shred and hang. Surprisingly, the invite only warning was adhered to pretty well, as the session was chill and there was no need to turn anyone away. I assumed that half of LA would turn up, but not so.

The setup was pretty wild as the Pink Motel is a functioning Motel with a throwback vibe, that also has an un-operational Diner on the property. The Diner is mainly used for movie/commercial and photo shoots, but serves no actual food. The owner actually opened it up and let me in too. There’s a junkyard on the property and the abandoned pool is in the back lot. It’s a wild scene, but pretty interesting.

I was on hand a shot a few photos throughout the day. Click below to check those out.


Autophoto: Dean Dickinson

Portland’s pool shralpin’ Dean Dickinson provides us with our latest Autophoto.

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Jared Souney has posted a bunch of pics from Dean’s recent jam, which you can check out HERE.

I don’t know about you, but that no foot can-can pool carve looks way scary.



Dean Dickinson likes pools, and Lotek just dropped a shirt in honor of Dean’s 100 Schralped pools.

Check it out HERE.


Dean Dickinson and crew went on a trip to Arizona, and you can check the video of it below courtesy of ESPN.

In related news, congrats to Dean on riding his 100th pool.