[RE-UP] All Defgrip Originals

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Are you new to Defgrip? Just started checking the site over the last year or 2? Well, time to catch up on some sweet original content our crew have produced. If you’ve been with us since the beginning, there’s no harm in revisiting these again. Either way, we appreciate ya.

Harrison Boyce and Andrew McMullen have sat down with some interesting BMX & NON-BMX characters for video interviews starting back in 2008. These interviews were pretty different for BMX at the time and I think they did a good job at connecting you with these people (I didn’t produce them so I can say that, ha). Subjects include Ruben Alcantara, Cory Nastazio (probably the most talked about Original), Greyboy, The History of Oakley and much much much more…

Click below to check out all the Defgrip Originals. Enjoy!


6,400 Miles w/ Ruben Alcantara

Ruben sat down with his long time sponsors etnies and Terrible one to work on the ideal shoe which match his style and riding. The etnies RVM Ruben Alcantara shoes (photo below) are available now at etnies retailers worldwide and on etnies.com.

Join Ruben on his 6,400 mile trip and hear what he has to say about his new etnies colorway in this edit.


The Lost Bowl

This is incredible. Features Ruben and some magical bowl in Portugal somewhere.

Thanks to Paulo Martins for the heads up.

Click below.


Estilo Fluido

Etnies just posted a fine piece of internet content featuring Ruben Alcantara. Go HERE now.

T-1 Spanish Roast

Tom Dugan has parted ways with T-1 to join the Fit team and as a farewell T-1 just released a great video from Spain featuring Tom, Ruben, and Joe Rich.

“As sort of a “farewell” to Tom, we bring you this . . . Tom Dugan and I visited Ruben at home in Malaga back in May of this year. We both happened to be in the UK at the same time, and Spain was just too close to pass up. Ruben always seems to have some new, wild spot that he has been working on. He roped us both in with tales of green valleys, that are home to giant dirt curvatures. Yeah, we had to go see for ourselves. What is it with Malaga and these spots anyhow ?! Thank you Ruben for the great days we shared…”


Catching up with Ruben by Joe Rich

Joe Rich interviews Ruben Alcantara about the back problems he’s experienced over the last few years, the unexpected solution he discovered, and the ways it’s changed his outlook on riding and life in general. Featuring an amazing mix of interview and new riding clips, definitely hit that play button for one of the most inspiring edits of the year.

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!


Fox in Andalucia


Check out the start of a video series that Joe Rich is working on for Fox. The first video is from a trip Joe and Chase Hawk took to Malaga Spain to meet up with Ruben.

Thanks to Joe Rich for the heads up.

Check it out here!