Mat is from Lake Havasu Arizona but bounces around Colorado enough to be called a local. He has blown out his front teeth more than a few times, but gets right back up and proceeds to kill it on a bike. I caught up with him a few times to get this done. Its pretty funny and you will learn something about Mat. End result is he is a part of the Colorado scene and lives the BMX life. Work for awhile, then travel and chill, but ride the whole time. I sent him a camera to get some filming done for web edits and he went out and made some porn. How can you hate a kid like that? He also has a true passion for the SKID. Anyways, here is his little interview. I am pretty sure he was drinking beer out of a straw when he answered a lot of these questions. We didn’t even get into the fact he swallowed a nail when he was younger. The pics to prove it are at the bottom…guess this is part 1?
Chad-what happened to the missing “T” on your first name? Did you sell it?
Mat-My mom Says she didnt want everyone to associate my name with a door mat thats why she left one of the T’s out… I told her to spell door mat and it turns out that i am just more special than all of the other matt’s out there
Chad-Its really nice of your mom to think of a door mat while naming you. Door mat is spelled with one “t” though, so I am not sure if she hides her drugs or her money under her door mat?
Mat-I am going to have to check, either way i am coming up!
Chad-Coming up? Shit, someone needs to pull the Mat our from under you
Mat- Maybe thats the reason people try to walk all over me.
Chad-tell everyone a secret you have that no one knows? It can be that you shot porn the other night.
Mat-Well to tell you the truth I shot porn for the third time the other night and only we know haha
Chad-That is sweet you have 3 chicks to shoot porn with. Good job.
Mat- In the words of a great philosopher ” Bmx is great but porn makes the world go around”
Chad-why BMX and not climbing mountains or being a logger?
Mat-Because you could get hurt moumtain climbing, and logging is too easy!
Chad-Have you ever logged a log?
Mat- I beat up a swamp logger, practically the same thing…
Chad-would you ever fight a broad?
Mat-I have and I will again.
Chad-Would you fight your mom to get that “t” back? Does your mom wear a t-back?
Mat- No I didnt like that T from the beginning. If you saw my mom in a t-back you might not want to start any static!
Chad-Send pics of your mom, and ask her to model the T-back. I’ll be the judge.
Chad-you don’t have a bank account yet you work all the time. Do you work for free like community service or do you just get special hj’s as payment?
Mat-I do the community a service and I work for family most the time so ya pretty much work for free. I do what I can wherever I am so I can eat but I tore my acl when I was younger, and I lived off of my credit card. Not being at work got me fired and my bills went to collections= No bank account!
Chad-So your running from the law?
Mat- No I am completely legal thats what cost so much. I just paid off my fines and payed a shit ton to get my license back after not having it for lik3 years I am just running from reality from time to time.
Chad-Stop running from reality, I saw the pic, your heal clickers are top notch
Chad-where do you hide your money?
Mat-I always hide my money under my middle console in my car. I am always in that thing
Chad-I thought that was a secret? Probably going to tell Troy McMurry to stop by and get your money.
Mat- Now thats what I call motivation to get a bank account!
Chad-what is the best thing you like about BMX? Worst?
Mat-My favorite thing about bmx is a nice clean tire skid.and I really hate crashing. I feel old
Chad-Clean tire skid? you are doing some hippie skids?
Mat- Ya.. High velocity downhill power skids. Ever done one? Its a rush!
Chad-I am twice your age and when I was half your age I had a tire sponsor and those things were shredded daily. I use to do one long ass skid till my tire blew, top that rookie.
Mat-We should contact GuineBook of World Records and attempt the longets skids in history. I know the perfect hill out here in Colorado.
Chad-your from Arizona but bounce around from Nevada and Colorado. Being true to Colorado have you ever shotgunned a coors in a hippie hot springs?
Mat- I have shotgunned a hippie at a coors hot springs does that count? I love Colorado.
Chad-It only counts If you have an 80′s hairy bush.
Mat- Fact! 87
Chad-if you had the choice to add 6 inches to your cock and give up your favorite trick or take away 6 inches and get one trick in return, what would those tricks be?
Mat-If I could gain another six inches on my cock at the cost of my favorite trick that trick would be heel clickers. If I had to choose a trick for losing six inches it would have to be flair double downside whips.
Chad-Do you really do heel clickers?
Mat- I have been known to pull out the dirt bike manuvers
Mat-No thank you! should i do shout outs?
Chad-Nope, but I guess you will anyway. Ohh ya, did you get those socks yet?
That is how much Deco. cares about the riders, we give them socks to make their feet happy. Just don’t tell anyone which brand they are…please.
Check these links out to.
Mat Olson and Mike Meister along with shredders Yellow, Duncan, and of course Clay all holding it down in Colorado for the newest scene report. Pick it up and read up on what each of these dudes are up to and the scene. Its only going to get better, Clay at Pusher started Pusher BMX shop. So if your anywhere near that area, go check them out. If you see Leif, tell him I said what’s up. Also, if you see Baker, switch a shoe lace with him when your drunk. You’ll wake up the next day and wonder what happened.
I am pretty confident that this link will be enlightening for any male out there. Go ahead and sit your lady down to watch this and watch her face. Leave a comment below with her reaction. Read more…
New color FuBars just arrived in Metal Blue and Metal Orange 8″ rise and 5 degrees up and 8 degrees back and 27″ wide. New laser etched crossbar logo.
V2 FuBars with 8″ or 9″ rise and 5 degrees up and 8 degrees back also come in 2 degrees up and 12 degrees back. Gray, Raw, and Black.
The V2 FuForks come either with or without 990 tabs in Metal Blue and Metal Orange. New laser etched logo on the sides of the legs. V’d out steer tube for less weight and if you run front brake cables it clears the tire easier.
Deco. logo clear black grips are now in to. Also available in Black as well.
Internal headset now comes with 5mm and 10mm spacers. Available in black or silver only.
Lastly, not pictured, the 330mm pivotal seat post black only.
This might be a little past due, but better late than never right?
There was a good mix of riders here for some wild ass times is South Korea. If you know anything about Korea you know they hate the north, or maybe the north hates the south. Either way its pretty hostile not far from where we were and I didn’t find that out till after I got back to the states. My mom was freaking out all worried, but I assured her I would kick some ass if I had to. She understood.
This is just the riding portion of the trip, there were some really wild ass people we filmed, so that edit will be out in a few years or so. Until then, enjoy some Beastie Boys and check check it out. Read more…
While I was on this last trip, an idea was passed onto me that actually worked out amazing. If you have an iphone or conference call capability, here it is. Call one person, then tell them to hang on for a second. Hurry and call the next person then merge the call. So basically they start talking to each other and don’t know who called who. Caller ID doesn’t show up and you can join two strangers or in this case Mike who was buzzed and Duncan who was about to go on a date. Duncan can’t pass up a call, he has to answer and talk, so he is always a good call. Mike, well I got him off guard but he was more than willing to catch up with Duncan. Duncan does comedy now, but Andrews does comedy daily. This is a 20 minute call that is too funny. Remember that Mike is really good friends with Jason Levy, so you don’t know what he is going to say.
This is the start of the conference calls. I am going to line more up. If you know a battle or a good combo, put your suggestions in the comments below.
Lastly, Duncan has a radio show and we called in last week. So if you want to shout out to him on the air, we will be doing it big soon and giving out the call in number. Read more…
After nearly 2 years the legendary series returns with a fresh crew of heavy hitters and loads of insane street riding. We teamed up with Madera, Premium, and a few special guests who had no problem shutting down spots across Northern California and into Utah. The 8 day trip hit up stops in San Jose, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Berkley, Sacramento, Layton, and Salt Lake City.
Team Madera with Deco. supporters John Ludwick, Matt Coplon, and team rider Tom Villarreal representin. If haven’t seen it, get it. Check out the trailor below.
Go to PropsBMX.tv for more videos.
I was waiting in an office the other day. Some old dude came out with his wife, or mistress. As the receptionist asked him how he is doing I swear he said “I’m still on that ass”. This is a problem my wife and me have. We think that other words would be funnier than the ones we hear daily. So we focus on that and its always funnier talking to people. So that aside, I really do think the old man said that. I am not making this shit up. It will be sweet being old cause you can be a dick and say anything. But when your old you don’t know. Just like if you said it would be sweet to go back to high school now knowing what you know now.
So these are my words of advice, act old, be a dick, and make up shit to make situations and conversations better.
I have taken some amazing pics, but recently there has been nothing to take a pic of. That sounds like crap and is. So I decided to go out and take a few pics of real people in real situations. This can be tough if you suck at it. Try taking a strangers pic without getting your ass beat. It really isn’t hard if you know what your doing, shit, you don’t even have to ask.
This first pic was to good to be true. Let me tell you how I see it through my eyes. This Kwik Mart is really sketchy even during the day. So I really wanted the sign in the corner to make it clear where the pic was done. The two people on the left are wearing blankets or snuggies. The lady in the snuggie or tarp is talking to the other lady about how if you think your pregnant your body will start acting like your pregnant. Either they are doing this to make money off some fools who stuck it and filled it up or they are really crazy and want meaningful conversation out front the Kwik Mart. The two other ladies are slobs and can’t stop texting while the tarp lady talks to them. All of this is happening while one of their kids is hanging out of the sunroof eating a huge piece of bread. That is my favorite part. I took about ten pics till I got this one. They knew I was there pointing a camera at them.
This pic is sad yet everyone has seen this. If you haven’t, you don’t shop in the right area of town. Notice the sign “$2.59 4 pack 16 oz. cans”. I would have bought this dude that deal if he didn’t have the other 3 cans of his 4 pack under his mint white cowboy hat next to his brand new recycle grocery bag.
This might be a better angle to show the satire I want the photo mean.
This was a gamble shot, but how could I loose. It was these two humans facing me, two pics later I got this. Just a little bit of satire. I cropped it to show the “Hurry & save up to $1500″ sign meaning these two humans are in a hurry. Lastly, go out someday and try to take pics of people without their phones slammed to their face.
Don’t forget to leave some comments below. We had to start all over and do it legit way. But please leave it, I read them all.
We are back up and trucking. Sorry ya’ll for the down time. It sucked, and its pretty much not over yet. Hackers can suck it. Thanks to Mr. Grub himself for all the help and crap that it took to get the site back rolling. Click on his tab on the right…BMX GRUB.
This is the first post back and there are a lot of events coming up, so check all the flyers and hit them up if your in their areas and support sum…
This was a pretty fun day. They rented a whole floor of this downtown Miami office building and had us ride around on desks and get chased by security in the lobby. Not a bad day for sure. XXL is out of Norway and is considered a bigger version of the Sports Authority. So they cater to all sports that is why this commercial has a lot going on.
We decided to make a trip up to Gainseville to ride a new public skatepark and meet up with Matt Coplon and Tom Villarreal to shoot a Madera ad.
Most of the time if your in the area Jason Levy will sense there is BMX going on in town and find you. He has a weird gift to guess numbers, rub metal smooth, and is currently writing a science fiction novel.
DIG magazine decided to give Jason a full page in issue #79 that just came out.
Dolecki picked out some of the best quotes and interview questions for the mag, but this video is the Uncut version at almost 45 minutes long. If you don’t know Jason, get to know him. Sit down, crack a beer, pop some pills, smoke some drugs, and learn something about the only man in BMX to have ever tried a 180 roof to roof gap while shooting a gun.
Don’t forget to check out his 2nd place finish in Aspire video contest.
Tom Villarreal, Matt Coplon, and more in this new SPOT edit on ESPN.
CLICK HERE to check the vid.
Don’t forget to check out our previous post on the SPOT jam with Tom’s video and interview on the DIG site.
Lastly, this edit deserves another look. Tom is putting together video parts as edits now.
Ever had a really good ass cup of coffee? Chad has. Every day. Drinks it like water. To celebrate, why not make some components that resemble a fresh cup of joe with just the right amount of cream and sugar?
Here is Degroot’s new coffee color way available now!
-Classic Profile mini hubs in RHD only.
-Acoustic stems in 48mm.
-Spline drive sprockets in 25t.
www.profileracing.com for more info or ordering
(Photo of degroot nosewheelie on ledge)
Photo by James Covington.
Drink up. Cheers.
Halloween is pretty much the best holiday of the year. Am I wrong? You can be anything you want and not make any sense at all. Plus all the girls can dress how they really want to dress, like no clothes wearing slutts.
This year was no exception, cept that Baco is long gone with Mesh being RIP. So we planned it for the ShawPound. He has all the old Roots ramps and a good amount of scraps from Mesh.
Hopefully by this time next year we can get a new location for the jam to happen. We had some ideas, but nothing ever panned out. So its on break till we can decide on a quality place that can be destroyed. Read more…
Where do I start? I get a call to have me drive down to Ft. Lauderdale for a meeting. This is a project we have been working on for months, so I am pretty excited that we have the green light. Pretty sure I am not going to give you any of the details, but I will talk about what I did see this nice sunny day. With all the pics below, they do pertain to BMX. Your gonna guess a lot of things, but this deal is going to be pretty wild and big. So I am just gonna brag about the boat I was on and what I saw.
So I show up an hour late, as usual these days. They tell me to get on a boat so I do. Then the boat starts to leave. Ohh shit, where are we going? Just cruising around the area then down to Miami. Crap, I didn’t plan on this, but I am game for the ride on a 55 foot yacht. 8 hours late I can tell you we all drank a bunch of beer, ate some good food, and laughed a lot. Funny thing is this is how this company does business. Makes me realize how crazy BMX will get you in some of the wildest situations and locations.
More to come once I can talk more about it. Till then, sit back and enjoy the view. Read more…
Mat is always getting around, traveling and doing sessions at skateparks. He has recently been fiddling with a camera to get some footy for the site. Much appreciated.
Not exactly the United video, but I really don’t give a shit. This is showing Mat doing what he does on a daily basis.
We sent him a Flip cam so the footy is going to get better for sure…and with how much he is traveling, the new edit is coming along sweet.
Please leave a comment below with bashing or compliments. Were going to be changing the comment process on the bottom really soon, so get your digs in now. Or leave your web address for Kim Kardasians ass video.
Have you ever been in the streets and had a boner.
Maybe its time to shred it.
Here is a link that will keep you busy or wake you up when you get to the machine shop.
Love or hate Charlie Sheen, fuck it, click here and love these
The news had this to say “Charlie Sheen was found drunk and naked by police after trashing a hotel room in New York, with one source saying he was with a prostitute and high in cocaine when the police arrived.”
Is that really a crime?
Team Rider of the Week: Deco’s Mario Kaluski
We are happy to announce that Mario Kaluski will now be reppin’ Chad Degroot’s company Deco. in Germany. Mario is Street and Park ripper from Braunschweig who has been flying under the radar for some time now and is finally getting hooked up. He likes to go big and is filming for a Web edit that will drop soon! For now you can check out his new ride as well as a short Q&A and some action photos to tie you over. Welcome to the team, Mario!
Click HERE http://allridebmx.com/News/trotw.htm to read up on AllRide and Mario Kaluski
Look how high he is on that tree ride, shit.
Big 3 to flat…
If your at a loss for something to do this Halloween, stop by the Shawpound and get some drinks and BMX.
So I get a call just a week ago about a commercial in Miami, good money, one day tops. This is a no brainer since its wifey’s birthday. Chill in South Beach and shoot a wild ass commercial. Well I committed to it without all the info… and then wifey had to stay home with the kids and school work.
The night before I was to leave, my body kinda froze up and made me feel like I was getting sick. No sore throat, just body ache from hell. Then I get the call that I need to be there at 1pm the next day, which is a day early. We negotiate the rate again and now the deal is getting sweeter. So I wake up the next morning and can’t move. It takes everything in my body to just get out of bed and shower. Usually after a hangover that helps. Well this time I am not hungover, just dying. Sit in bed, sit on the couch, in bed, on the couch. The time is getting really close when I have to leave or I will be late seeing as its a 3 hour drive to Miami. I can’t do it. This is the worst I have ever felt in my whole life. Somehow I get in my van and figure with the windows down some fresh air will fix this. Lets just say I stopped 3 times and was ready to pray, was even searching for a medic at one wayside plaza. I had the heat on most of the time. That is weird since it was hot as hell outside as well. I really thought is was over. Then I get the call, “Hey Chad where are you?”. Shit, I told them a car accident was stalling me. Then I actually ran into 4 of them. Some dude, or a really ugly lady was slung off a motorcycle and laying on the cement in the middle lane of the highway. It just happened. Fuck. All this while I am talking to my contact lady. I tell her I will be there asap, traffic is nuts. This wakes me up, makes me pin it and fucking fly down the highway till the next person with a flat tire parking in the middle lane stops traffic. Florida drivers are unique for sure.
So I finally get there and my partner for the shoot, Jerry Peel, is riding around aimlessly. I stop him and ask if he is late to, he says ya, but he is looking for his wallet. He put it in a safe spot on top of his car, if you can guess you know what happened. Guess he looses his wallet all the time so I have no sympathy. It will happen more times…fuck it.
We go up to our location and its on the 15th floor downtown office building. There are desks, copiers, all the shit in an office. I asked what we would be doing. They said what can you do? “We can ride the desks and knock shit over.” They are really excited now. Keep in mind this whole office was assembled the night before, all the shit is props…office props. They filled a whole fucking huge ass floor with fake office shit for us to run over and jump on. How sweet is this? Well it would if I could function. My temperature is still going up and down and there is no energy. Then the producer says “lets do a run through.” It took everything I had, but then I started feeling better as I was jumping on desks, hitting my head on the drop ceiling, sending files and computer screens all over as I crash into shit. I thought Jerry was going to go through the window when he tried to 180 off this desk. When he turned out he slammed the wall and bumped into the window.
They loved our shit and it was a wrap for the day.
Our hotel was right on south beach. Some swimsuit model was in the lobby, super tall bitch, and the hotel was real nice…all white everything. So things are looking good for a good night. Then my body starts freaking out again. So I just ate some soup on room service and crashed, lame night. What’s wrong with me?
As we get to the shoot they tell us we need to shave our heads to fit the mohawks on. Some sweet talking and our checks get bigger to just cut our hair. Hours to cut hair and put on some crappy mohawk from special effects dudes. Then we go to the shoot. Most of the lights go out just as we get there, so I relax. End up sitting down in some juice or some shit. My ass is soaked and they have to dry my ass before we shoot cause there are close ups and to see me with a wet ass would mean I shit myself. The whole staff is laughing at this, but what am I to do. Fuck up their shoot cause I have swamp ass? I got lucky cause it took awhile to get the lights back on and were good to go, ass and all.
The first scene is us in the lobby on waxed floors, it was like ice skating. They wanted us to ride flat, avoid the security, and fuck with them a bit. So we took their hats, rode around, and the producers yelled CUT. We must have done this for 3 hours. I fucked up two takes cause when the elevator doors were opening, we were suppose to ride out really fast. The door opened, well not all the way, and I shouldered the door and almost flipped over. Did this twice then they must have said fuck this…CUT.
We did the same shit for another 5 hours upstairs in the office. Jump on desk, ride off desk, jump on desk do a backwards nose wheelie, 180 off desk, crash some files and send them. All of this in a tight ass suit and 10 inch mohawk that keeps hitting the ceiling every time we jump on a desk.
In the end, the producers were pretty sweet dudes. The staff really liked us and clapped when we were done riding saying that we did really good and it was fun to watch. Fuck ya were fun to watch. Ride a bike where it isn’t suppose to be, that shit is really fun to watch, shit, try doing it. Anyways, video will be done in a few weeks and they are sending me a copy. Will get it post up as soon as I get it.
So I am feeling pretty good by now, ready to drink and enjoy the South Beach life on a Saturday night. Hang out with some swimsuit models, some gay dudes, and possibly go back to the set tomorrow and ride my bike on a Mercedes and break the windshield. Yes, they mentioned riding the next day doing a stunt wrecking a car. But wifey has her birthday in a few hours. So I make the trek home to be close to my wife. Happy Birthday.
Here is one of their commercials for XXL in Norway. Good shit.
This is a Pano from the 15th floor where we shot all day. Downtown Miami view.
Here is the fake office, it was fun sending shit. They had people to pick the shit up and put it back so you could do it again and again.
Had to get a quick shot in the sky deck lobby. This floor was like ice. Flizzzzaatland son.
Rooftop lounge at our hotel that I missed out on cause my body was junk.
Lady cutting my hair flew from norway and sucked ass. I had to grab the clippers and do it right. She stopped and left it like this. If only it was OK to punch a girl.
They used real human hair and a fuck ton of wild cream to make this stand up.
Skydeck location, suit, mohawk, posse and extras ready for the shoot.
Jerry getting interview behind the scenes. The filmer said he got my clip coming out of the elevator, or crashing out of the elevator. So that will be in the bonus and making of this commercial. Can’t wait to see my face slamming into the door…
Today you should just laugh. Click the first link below and see what happens when your in a rush with a wheel chair.
The next clip below needs an introduction. My wife really wants to be friends with everyone who has her exact name on facebook. There is a wide variety of characters with her same name who really think its funny to. This video below was on of their pages and needs a quick look at. Island style I think? you tell me…
So if your ever bored, try to make some new friends with your same name and see what it gets you.
If it doesn’t play here, click on the YouTube tab in the corner or HERE, its worth the watch.
Lastly, haven’t forgot about you guys, you know you guys…HERE is the site of the day
I am an idiot. Pretty much rely on my iphone for everything. It runs my life. Shit, it runs my wife.
So that is all I brought to this years SPOT jam put on by the Skatepark of Tampa and Profiles Matt Coplon.
They change the course every year for the Tampa Pro. So this course will be gone in a month. If you see something you like, go there and get it…cause it will be a complete make over. I have yet to truely have a sweet session there, so I am hoping the new set up will do it for me. The locals are great, the park is amazing, and the scene is awesome. I guess I only go there once a year, so maybe I need to get out of Orlando and get some Tampa in me, no homo.
This video would be sweet if I filmed it right. But you get the point. Tom killed it again. The ice on the corner wall was insane. He tried the 360 out of the tire ride a dozen times and crashed cause his hands wouldn’t hold on. As you can see, the frame, Forks, and bars will hold up to Tom, then they will hold up to you. Get some.
Check out Toms DIG EXCLUSIVE here and his new edit on the DIG site, I embedded it below…but don’t forget to see his pics and interview.
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I only took 3 pics at the SPOT Comp, here they are:
Clay Brown from Colorado and Pusher sent me over a few pics of Mat Olson. The first one was him passed out covered in stickers. Pretty sure Adam Baker might have something to do with this. He called me at 5am whisky drunk talking about socks the whole time.
Also there is Tom Villarreal pole jam pic from a recent trip to Gainsville. His new edit will be up really soon. Got a sneak peak of that fucker and jaws are gonna drop.
Profile gave me an ad that appears in Ride UK. This can can freaked me out a bit cause when you pop back in backwards I wasn’t sure if my cranks were gonna lock up and send me to my skull. Its a Dolecki shot so it looks amazing as always.
All printed on American Apparel tees 100%. Black and white/gray stripe only for the “Faces”.
White and Heather black 3/4th sleeve only for the “Roach”.
Does not come with the fancy hanger. Those things are REAL NICE, but I have to keep them. Read more…