I’m pretty sure Tom and Tina decided on Argentina as a destination because Argentina has “Tina” in it, and Tina wears the pants at Empire. That may or may not be how it went down, but Tom Dugan, Aaron Ross, Kevin Porter and Devon Hutchins for SURE went to Argentina and filmed it.
It seems like just yesterday that Tom from Empire was berating (playfully more or less) Dave Parrick on Twitter for the delays on wrapping up Bad Idea. That berating seemed to go on forever, was comical and whether Empire knew it or not, it turned into somewhat of a natural built in marketing plan for the video. Well, It’s finally here. I purchased my copy a week or so ago.
In a nutshell:
Great riding + Dave Parrick’s touch + Surprising/adventurous Soundtrack = Bad Idea
Going on and on about the cast of riders in this video would be a waste of your time, because you should already be familiar with how uniquely talented they all are. Tom Smith is the only exception to this as he is somewhat unknown, but is certainly a nice addition. Everyone shines.
Where this video becomes uber-enjoyable for me, is through Dave’s editing and the music selection. I am actually in AWE of the music chosen for this video and how well each song works with each respective part. There are certain songs that you think would never work in a BMX video, that totally end up working in Bad Idea. There are no far reaching obscure songs or “flavor of the moment” acts, just timeless music that most of you will surely know. I am not going to rattle off any bands, you will have to get the video to find out or scour the internets. Perhaps my musical tastes just match well with whoever chose music, but the formula is a good one.
As for Dave, what can I say? If he had to spend the last 2171475 years making sure the riding, editing and music was in perfect harmony, than I’d say it was all worth it. Not too long, not too short, easily watchable. Good job.
Pick up Bad Idea if you like owning classics.
Tony Cardona. Here he is with a gnarly, feel-good edit for Empire. Good to see some new shit from this dude.
Hit up Ride BMX to check it out.
Here’s your first look at Empire’s new ramp setup.
Thanks to Ryan Corrigan, James Nutter, Clint Reynolds, and other helpful hands, the Empire BMX bowl has been rebuilt after our move to a new location one year ago. here’s a little fun jam we held one night after work, we hope you enjoy!
riders: Mat Roe, Kyle Davenport, Andy Martinez, Hanson Little, Joseph Frans, Danny Hickerson, Chase Hawk, Kevin Porter, Tony Cardona, Tommy Dugan
filmed by Ryan Navazio and Joe Simon
edited by Joe Simon
It’s a “good idea” to attend this premiere if you can.
Here’s the final promo for Empire BMX’s next video, entitled “Bad Idea”. Due November (of this year).
Chase Hawk & Aaron Ross go at it for Empire.
The other day we started the day off with a little session at the 45th street ditch. While waiting for everyone to meet up, Chase and Aaron decided to play a quick game of B.I.K.E. for fun. The game ended up lasting a lot longer than we anticipated with Aaron doing some tricks he has never even done before. Enjoy…
-No tricks that require brakes. (Fufanus and Abubacas)
-No tailwhips or barspins. (Kinda)
-Last letter gets two tries.
-Some tricks may have to be redone if not pulled clean.
Filmed and edited by: devonhutchins.com
This is dope! My eyeballs are psyched.
It looks like Empire was true to their word about a new trailer for their third video being released on July 4th. A trailer for the actual trailer just hit the net, featuring Tom Smith doing a crazy nose manual to 180 on the C-Ledge in Austin. This video claims that a full trailer will be up this week, but until then, you can check the trailer for the trailer after the jump.
Our boy Andrew Brady cooked up this edit of Kevin Porter for Empire. I think this edit represents Kevin’s style really well. Enjoy!
In addition, TCU actually has a pretty good interview with Kevin too.
Welcome to a new feature here at Defgrip.
A while back, Ryan Sher had suggested to Harrison that it would be rad to send along a disposable camera on a road trip, let anyone use it and see what comes back for a photogallery. We loved the idea, and did just that. In addition to giving you a loose glimpse into the trip, this turned out exactly how I envisioned. Grainy, spontaneous and fun.
Our first victim is Empire BMX, who went to Spain to film for their upcoming video. The trip consisted of Hanson Little, Danny Hickerson, Sean Sexton, Chase Hawk and Sergio Layos.
Click below to check out Empire in Spain.
Devon Hutchins and Empire just dropped this outtakes edit featuring Aaron Ross (and others) from an impromptu trip to the east coast to film for the upcoming full length Empire video.
Filmed and edited by Devon Hutchins. Riders include Aaron Ross, Jon Lynn, Kris Brock, and Devon Hutchins.
Shouts to Tom!
MARCH 27TH MARCH 27TH MARCH 27TH!!!!
Here is an edit of the festivities that went down at Empire. Peep the new ramp! Filmed by Ryan Navazio, edited by Devon Hutchins.
Etnies just posted an edit from the recent Etnies/Empire/T1 BBQ. Looks like good times! Click HERE to check it out.
Here’s another edit for you guys to check out. The Mutiny crew on the Empire ramp, by George Boyd. Click below.