Oakley / Chase Hawk

We went out to Austin, TX over the summer with Oakley to hang out, film, shoot photos with Chase Hawk, and put together some features on Defgrip to introduce him to the Oakley team. During our weekend in Austin, we just chilled, rode, swam, partied, and brought the camera with us every where we went. During the shoot, Chase was riding a custom built Cult frame, built up with Odyssey products, and some custom Oakley graphics. The bike was on display at Interbike and will be traveling around showing up a different trade shows and events for the next few months.

Keep reading to check out the video and check back in a week or so for a full photogallery of Chase!

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Defgrip Original – Ruben Alcantara

I had the great opportunity to visit Malaga, Spain and stay with Ruben in February. While I was there, I had a few requests to do an Original with him. While the trip was work related I wasn’t sure if I was going to have the time or not to make the interview happen, but right at the last minute before Ruben took me to the airport we sat down for a half hour and made it happen! I’m real happy we squeezed it in!

Ruben is a legend in his own regard, having made a heavy impact of the current style of riding as well as the type of bikes we ride and being responsible for some of the most influential video parts of our generation. Ruben is not only an amazing rider, but an amazing person and I have been a fan since I can remember!

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Defgrip Original – Adam22

A lot of people on the internet talk shit. Most of the shit talkers use fake names, sit at home and never do anything about the stuff they are talking shit on. Well, Adam Grandmaison, or as many of you know him as “Adam22”, is not that person.

Plagued with two straight years of injuries and nothing to do but talk shit on the internet, Adam decided to start a blog called The Come Up, because rather than posting comments and threads in other peoples forums, he wanted to create a voice of his own. After a quick three years, The Come Up has turned into what can easily be called the most followed BMX site on the internet, and Adam has positioned himself as one of the leading voices in the sport. Love him or hate him you can not deny the work Adam Grandmaison has put in and only respect what he has created.

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Defgrip Original – Rich Hirsch

Rich Hirsch is someone I was always interested in when I was younger. He was one of a handful of pro’s that were blowing up in the Northwest when I was really getting into riding, and he always seemed to have some sort of project going on. Whether it was a clothing company or a video, Rich knew how to keep himself busy.

Now Rich is still riding, but is looking at life much differently than when I first met him. He started two major brands in BMX that are going stronger than ever – Lotek Footwear, and Fremont Clothing. While his main focus is his companies, he still manages to make the cover of major BMX magazines. Rich is a very interesting person and probably lives his life much differently than you would expect. One thing that has never changed with Rich, is that he’s always got a new project up his sleeve and no matter what it is I don’t think Rich will ever stop surprising us.

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Defgrip Original – Jim Bauer

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Defgrip Original – Greyboy

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Defgrip Original – Jeff Z

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Cory Nastazio Part 3

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