Since this is Mothers Day weekend I will start off with all you mothers out there…have a good one. All you non mothers have a good one to, why not? Baseballs not bmx, or I mean it the other way around. Try that out. I love surprises and this first pic was one of them, can’t get enough of Japan memories. If you think something or some situation is creepy, get out of there. TA throws down his first session and treats us to a dialed link pulled in smooth fashion as Terry does. Kerry had an idea to do the 4 piece bars, we both agreed to make them USA made, some genius shit right there…check out the video ad for these playas coming real soon. Only available on our web store for now. Also new is the Deco Racing tee in Red only, will be done next week and available at MR. B’s, Dans comp, Pusher, and our online store for now. If your a shop get at me to get this limited run. Mat Olson hit us with an abubaca that went viral on our Facebook so we had to post it up here for you to see. Be like Mike, I know this edit is a few months old but its rad so skim down and check it out. Tom Villarreal making moves in LA with photographer getting it done, check the pics but you will have to click the link. TA hit us with one of the smoothest links and ride outs stomping the pedals like you should. What do you do when the skatepark is closed? Hit the streets with Mulville for a lil O-town session. Lastly our huge order will be here June 7th with the Tom Villarreal Lifted 2 piece bars, 15mm offset fuforks with or without 990 tabs and cable guides, Kraton 20 softer grips, red cables, 22mm mid bottom brackets, polished seatposts, cheetah seats, and best of all the denim seats. DANG SON. Ya Mothers, there it is, have a good weekend and hit me with any questions and no more baseball tryouts…its bmx. -Chad D Read more…
My head hurts from emails this week on the tryouts, scroll down to the bottom to see some highlighted ones. Some were awesome, some people were pissed, and most of all read it all before jumping the gun. Deco will keep you on your toes. Keep on your toes for this one, TA frame sponsored. Check his team page and his sample frame…color is dope. James at Native topped himself with the dyed real leather seats, these are incredible bubs, trust me you need to upgrade your existing seat. Thanks to Rob and Dig BMX for the photo gallery, amazing pics…check them out all in the AM. Get up and do stuff. Colored top caps are coming. TV hits you with a hanger with style, and keep posted cause Tom is going nuts on Tats…committed. Gatt taking the 4 piece back to the USA made with the Genius bars. I gotta go play this disco. Live in the present but look to the future, got a problem with that Deco will be your teacher. Go HAM this weekend and stay safe everyone. -Chad D #chadknowsdeco #lifeislifted #decota #voodoodeco #decojapan Read more…
Deco Team will be hosting open tryouts for the 2013 season. We are looking for 3-5 fully dedicated riders that are committed to putting in the time and effort needed to compete and excel at a high level. We would prefer some select bmx experience, although it is not completely necessary. We are not interested in riders that tend to team hop since our goal is to establish a solid group that will grow together as a team and that will exhibit good sportsmanship, dedication, teamwork and a passion for the game of bmx. Our program is designed to teach, develop and encourage the play of riding while having fun and competing at a high level. We plan on participating in at least 2 tournaments a month. If our requirements and goals sound good to you and you believe you have what it takes to be a part of Deco SQUAD, we look forward to seeing you at tryouts this Sunday! Contact Coach Chad for time and place at Chad@decobmx.com
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars, but if they don’t ride together, the team won’t be worth a dime.”
It will not benefit you to go into a tryout without having practiced. Make sure to brush up on your skills for at least a couple weeks leading up to the tryout. You’ll also want to ride in different spots. Make sure to practice manuals, too!
Lastly, you will be expected to ride everything. Get some conditioning workouts in before your tryout to increase your stamina and agility. Riding ramps, parking lots, dirt jumps, and stretching thoroughly will put you in tip-top shape for tryouts.
If you really want a head start, wake up early to get morning practice before tryouts. Focus on the fundamentals and you’ll be ahead of the game come the big day.
Show up early and be prepared
No coach will be thrilled with a latecomer; in fact, it may kill your chances of making the team. Being on time for a tryout means being at least 15 minutes early with any pre-registration form already completed. You do not want to be straggling with your bike while every other player is fully dressed and waiting on you to begin the tryout.
Likewise, there is almost nothing worse than being unprepared at a tryout, so make sure you have everything you need. You may want to pack your bag the night before to ensure that you don’t miss a thing: Hat, shoes, helmet, tools, extra tube, iphone, Gopro, and water.
Whatever you do, leave your nerves at home. You are at a tryout because you have the skills and you want to be there. Don’t let your nervousness get the best of you!
Skills and positions
You will be asked what form of riding you do. Make sure the coaches are aware of your primary riding, but take some repetitions from as many forms as possible. You should never tell a coach that you are not willing to ride a certain way. Hustle to where you are directed, and try your hardest on that obstacle.
Bunny hop, spin, twist, and use style. Sell out for every move. You should never leave a tryout donning a sparkling clean uniform. Show the coaches that you are a well-rounded player and willing to ride anywhere.
When you are trying out each form of riding, be aware of what they entail. Coaches will be looking for certain abilities:
- At a skate park, you will be expected to be able to anticipate where every ramp will put you and be fearless of all ramps.
- Street riding, you’ll be expected to have great range, good eye, a good sense of direction, and aggressiveness on terrain.
- On the flat ground, you will be expected to have flow and style, have outstanding style and a powerful moves, be able to ride with distractions, expect the elements, and improve quickly.
Be supportive and loud
Be vocal. You want to stand out during a tryout so do not be mute or unresponsive. When other riders are up, cheer for them. Pick them up. If you were them, wouldn’t you want to have the same support?
If you are a positive person and supportive of others while trying your hardest, you will surely be noticed. Also, respond to any and all feedback, whether it’s coming from the coaches or the riders. Thank them for advice and prove to them that you are actively listening, not just hearing their words.
Be a leader
Coaches are looking for leaders, which means that you should take it upon yourself to take charge! Do not be shy to be first on your bike. When a coach has to wait for someone to step up and be the first to go, it can get frustrating, and they will likely be less inclined to select a rider who appears tentative. Step up and be a leader. Even if you are the first player to ride, so be it. It’s definitely for your benefit.
If you decide to go to a tryout, play hard. You are there because you want to be there. While it is definitely a competition against every other rider at the tryout, make sure you have fun. Show the coaches that you love the sport and it will be evident in your performance.
Lastly, have high expectations for yourself. Forget your nerves and breathe. Be calm, composed, and confident, and you will be in the best position to do great!
Don’t look like these people, get in the game.
Going green, save the planet, ya all that stuff. Today I rode my bike with orders going out to UPS to ship stuff and cars were looking at me like I am an alien. I love it. Trying to make a backpack that fits a frame box in it so I can do this easier. Just wait. First off I want you to make sure you check out the TEAM PAGE and its updated all the time. These dudes are legit and its going to get better. Deco 2013 bubs. Start-Mulville and myself doing school demos with no ramps, Mark killed it. Saw a superman, no foot can can, turndown, and some other flat style moves getting the kids on two wheels and excited. Ever seen a halftime bike show? Check out Mat, Morgan and TA throwing down. Matt, Mark, and myself hitting up Tampa for the day at the Banes backyard sesh on one hell of a ramp, then off to a front yard cement session. That place is so incredible. Just before sundown dock flat session in your face. Japanese humor, keep the vids coming. One love with Kerry and Dylan and crew doing it chill style. Tang hitting you with his new FuForks in 15mm offset coming June 7th to the USA. More school shows. Tom Villarreal LIFTED frames only available at MR. B’s, Dans Comp, Pusher BMX, Goods, Pedal Action BMX, and Albes…so get on their sites or give them a call and make it happen to support what were doing. And get it together sponsor-me emails. DANG. -Chad D Read more…
Fracas, Olson bike check, Spring Break 2013, #decobmx, TEAM, Josh’s day, phone edit, Tampa #, Bike check
Do you want to FOLLOW or LIKE or see what our TEAM is all about? Get on our TEAM PAGE and it shows you all Facebook and Instagram.
Josh Eilken just made the move to sunny Arizona and it looks like he wasted no time getting into the groove of life down there. Check out a day in Josh’s life where he can shred awesome spots, wild ditches, and good parks all while hoopin’ and swimming.
Filmed and Edited by Jeff Wescott
Hiroshi and Control Motivation
More pics from Mat Olson’s trip, check them out…Looks like Morgan went a little nuts. Can’t wait to see the vid.
Coplon getting his rail boost on in neighboring St. Pete
Mat talks about his bike and shares what he’s been up to lately, traveling across the US on the #westboundandup tour. Good vibes and killer riding.
Mat Olson ripping it up in Lake Havasu City, Arizona spring break 2013. Includes some street, the 20th anniversary of Teen Break, Extreme Thing in Las Vegas, and one last session at Rotary Skatepark before it was demolished.
Song: Collect Call (Cosmonaut Remix)
Mat Olson can do inverts, ya think? #matknowsdeco
Hiroshi showing off the Succubus Lite sample #hiroshiknowsdeco
Chad getting up on that slant wall nose pick n front wheel boogie. Pic by Coplon at the Banes compound
And here is one of sir Coplon doing the tongue chew can can tooth at the Banes backyard.
Chad doing it again with the self taken flat pics all 90′s style fish eye
Tremaine Stewart threw this together for a cell phone edit… dang
Josh Eilken put together a new whip…check his whip below. Notice how good it is, looks good, good parts, believe in this. #joshknowsdeco Click thumbs to see larger pics.
This week was an overload of emails and messages, most that didn’t make sense, about getting a sponsor. I am honored you thought of DecoBMX for support but as I have said before you need to contact your local BMX shop and get involved with them or get the local bike shop carry bmx goods and help them spread the word and support our industry. Check out Dig magazine to see more on what to do and what to expect from bmx. Scroll down to what this one sponsor-me email went like…take note. START-Rays edit came out sweet, Tom Villarreal clocked some footage and killed that whole place but main focus on the park course for this new edit, Chad has a sweet clip in there to. Tsutomu is the new TEAM rider so check out his page, click the link below. Check out Chad’s bike check on the QBPBMX site. Mat Olson road trip looked and seemed amazing, check out what his crew was up to for a few weeks. Coplon always getting down on the weekends with the hot spots in Tampa area…I am going down there soon to see this in person. Happy Birthday Hiroshi, so celebrate he put together a sample Succubus Lite. Click the PRODUCTS tab to see more on the specs and release date. Check out issue #190 page 68 with Matt Coplon and Chad DeGroot. Mat Olson ditch flair and TJ wild whipping nose pick variation. AND…your moments of Zen. -Chad D
We have decided to get rid of all TEAM riders and start from scratch with Tsutomu Kitayama from Japan. I am not really good at good byes so I hope you can tell the team they have all been let go. I had to make this decision while drunk over the weekend but I think its in my heart to move on and take no prisoners. I wish the best for all of the team and good things are happening starting in Japan. That is why I have to keep this April Fools short and to the point. But what part of Aprils fools is this? -Chad D
TSUTOMU KITAYAMA is the newest TEAM rider for Deco. Check out his TEAM PAGE HERE and check back often for updates on him riding the new Succubus Lite frame. #decoshocka The edits on his page prove he is a badass and to get him on the new Succubus lite is so dope. You will be seeing a lot of him and look out for VooDoo Jam. Deco represent…-Chad D Read more…
Bonkers, yowzers, buzz, dang, son, fist, knuckles, bro, broski, sick, nasty, bangin, ripper, amazing, rad, bubs, into it, nasty, its pink, dig, ratchet, Fonzie, paramore, fab, magic, high carumba, blownski, sailen, laser sharked, lifted, do that again, purple rain, clowns in my coffee, cherry ice cream smile, night train, blue ocean, nazed, zoot, april eyes, and DUH are all words I should have used in this enormous post to comment about how RAD the Deco team is and what we do. Thanks for the support.
First off I would like to introduce BLAH BLAH to the Deco Team, check out his team page and more ON MONDAY and the start of the Succubus Lite coming soon. Mr. Filth is going bonkers and always steps it up with the pics below, check out all that is going on in the first shot. #decoshocka. Coplon has either stepped it up or I am slowing down, he has three updates on this one post…dang meat. Josh Eilken new Madera ad and new edit from the Arizona sun. Chad yet another interview on Hard Tail Nation, what is that? Check it. TV on bmxunion interview that is pretty sweet and more Lifted frames are getting out there. Click the Tremaine park line, a goodie for sure. Mat Olson at spring break…hitting the fun. Mike Meister profile racing ad is dope, where you at Mike, show me more…where are them edits? Chad riding flat and celebrating his Bday in Daytona for spring break, dump em out. Tom Villarreal bike check. Coplon midwest skatepark edit is crazy. Kerry Gatt is all swollen but was able to give us some updated pics. And your moments of Zen. -Chad D Read more…
After coming back from the cold Wisconsin weather, actually I am a baby now, there is something about the Florida winters that I can’t get enough of. But having a rental car, some ebrake 180′s, some fine beer, its back to it. Chilling with Tom for a weekend was real sweet going over a lot of Deco business and non business related. Just a get away care of Rays Bike Park in Milwaukee. Thanks to the midwest riders, such a good vibe up there, keep it raging. So to start I had to put Tom’s new edit first, just the right length, in house music, and some of the best riding you will see. Mr. B’s has been a hot spot for flatland with Chad doing an oldie but goodie probably never seen. And B’s hosts some riding right out front with TJ stepping up. The Rays pics are coming in, tag us please. Another Tom edit, quickie at a pre fab park and topping it off with a 720. Check out the SALE link. Coplon in that ditch in the AM. Olson packing the hog and on the road again…keep up with him, just try. Succubus is getting out there…check the two pics of Sean and Rick. Send us your Deco pics and maybe we will post them. Flatland teaser edit. Read the new Denim seat disclaimer, or suffer. And a dirty tongue is never a clean tongue in the moments of zen. -Chad D #decoshocka #lifeislifted #decobmx Read more…
THIS WEEK WERE GOING ALL CAPS, SO IF YOU THINK I AM SCREAMING OR TRYING TO MAKE A POINT YES I AM SCREAMING AT YOU AND EVERYONE. NO CHANGING IT, I AM EXCITED ABOUT CAPS. KEEP IN MIND THIS IS OUR ONLINE STORE WITH A TON OF CLOSEOUTS SO SCROLL AROUND AND GET EXCITED. TOM WANTED TO SHOW OFF HIS NEW INK, FIRST PIC BELOW…LIVING THE LIFE. CONGRATS TO DOM IN THE UK FOR WINNING THE INSTAGRAM CONTEST, PICKS UP A FREE LIFTED FRAME. MAT OLSON KILLED IT ON THIS NEW EDIT WHICH HE PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO, TO MANY STANDOUTS TO NAME SO WATCH IT A GOOD 2 OR TREE TIMES AND GET BETTER SOON, DID SOME HEADBANGERS BALL AND GOT SLIT OPEN, THE BIKE WON THIS TIME. MIKE MEISTER DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST, THROWING THAT BIKE AROUND, CHECK THE PIC. CHAD IS A WEEKEND WORKER AND THIS TIME THE CAMERA CAME OUT ON A SLOW SUNDAY TO RIDE SOME FLAT IN A RATHER TIGHT SPACE IN MR. B’S EDIT. SOME EVENTS ARE COMING UP SO MARK THEM IN YOUR CALENDAR. TAYLOR BONDS HIT ME WITH A PIC, NOT SURE HOW HE ISN’T TWEETING DURING THIS PIC, BUT I AM SURE HE IS NOW. WADE LALJAR WAS THE FIRST ONE TO GET A LIFTED FRAME IN PURPLE, LOOKS GOOD ON YOU. HE HAS A FEW PICS FURTHER DOWN AS WELL FROM HIS FLORIDA VISIT WHILE DOING MONSTER TRUCK SHOWS. FROSTBIKE 2013 RECAP ON BMXONLINE.COM BMXUNION.COM AND QBPBMX.COM WITH SOME RATHER FUNNY PICS, NEW PRODUCTS, AND FEATURES YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT. PHILLIP, YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW HIM, BUT HE WROTE A SWEET ARTICLE ON BANNEDINTHEBACKYARD, SO GOOD READING FROM AN OUTSIDE PERSPECTIVE, AND ITS NOT ALL WRITING, WORDS SUCK SOMETIMES SO THERE IS SOME VIDEOS TO CUT DOWN ON THE READING. LA SHREDDING EDIT. WHY NOT WEIGH EVERYTHING, I DID. THE MOST ADVANCED FUFORKS YET WITH CABLE GUIDES, HIT ME UP AND GET YOUR CABLE OUT OF THE WAY, IN STOCK NOW…CHECK THE SPECS. IF THAT WAN’T LONG ENOUGH LET ME KNOW. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM DECOBMX09. AND YOUR MOMENTS OF ZEN. -CHAD D Read more…
Chad ESPN plant based, Mat Olson pics, darkside, Mario, FREE Profile, Free session, Rick Ross, Meister, #lifted #bmx #decoshocka
This post is going to start some shit for sure. Might leave you empty, might give you a frame, might get you some new clothing, might start you on fire, and could start your weekend right. Boiled eggs. Just had to say that. Ever seen someone eat like a dozen in one sitting? I have. So to start Tom Villarreal is all over this piece for numerous reasons, check his day edit, giving away a frame by LIKE us on Facebook and or FOLLOW us on instagram decobmx09, two ways to win. AND his frame is out so hit up your local dealer or get me your requests firstname.lastname@example.org cause the stock is limited run. Chad DeGroot gets a little deep on BMX and the plant based diet and taps into a few other details in his interview, check his new Profile Ad in Ride Magazine to. He also throws the darkside meat move in your face. WIN a Profile ranglan, bird tee, AND beanie by LIKE chad degroot on facebook and/or FOLLOW chaddegroot on instagram. Mat Olson behind the lense with Travis Kincaid with a ton of high quality pics and sweet moves, thanks Travis. Also Mat and crew get nutty in the edit posted below, so fresh and so clean…crispy even. Mike Meister gets in your face with a bike check. And Rick Ross checks in sporting the fresh Deco sunglasses. Don’t forget to HASHTAG #deco #decobmx #decoshocka #lifted #bmx #flatland #decobeards #fun …every post and everything online in comments. Thanks for all your support, support your local shop, and get excited Deco is here to stay. Send me pics, stories, funny vids, anything and it doesn’t have to be BMX related. Love you -Chad D Read more…
ESPN BMX, pools, Mat Olson, Matt Coplon, FREE DECO LIFTED frame, flatland, Tom Villarreal, #bmx, 430, Zen
Wrapping up this week with a lot, even some flatland posted in this joint. Dang. #flatland. Aaron was in town and did a lot of love for Mr. B’s and Deco posted on ESPN, great pics and amazing captions so take a look at the gallery. #ESPN. Its that time of year when pools are drained and ridden. Found a few, this one isn’t a secret anymore but its a bust, so once the craziness cools down…#pools. Mat Olson is mad, I mean a mad man. Not mad at cha but, crap, just look at the pics for this weeks update on Mat. #boost. Tom Villarreal checked in from one if his spots in LA and wants everyone to know his frame is being given away before its available, get LIFTED. #lifted. Matt Coplon on the rocks and more. He has a few spots in this post so check out all the pics and click the links cause its incredible what he does. #doesitall. Win a frame? #free. 430 collection is showing off real soon and dropping spring summer, dang, take a peek. #dopeclothing. BMX Plus featured Dustin Grice on the cover, supports the shit out of Deco, and don’t forget to page to the products where the pc pedal with removable metal pins is featured. #pcpedals. Chad hits you with some self taken pics of flizzzzatland man. #selfpics. Deco buttons on all orders and the new Dig mag as well, get on ordering son. #freestuff. Chad overload this time at the vacant car dealership box jump. #amazingspot. And your moments of Zen. #zen. That wraps it up tight as it gets. Profile give aways, deco give aways, give me give aways all happening now, so search, enter, follow, and like it all, why wouldn’t you? would you? -Chad D #deco #decobmx #decoshocka #bmx #lifted Send us your pics, love to post them up. Read more…
Tom’s new frame is almost here and to celebrate were giving one away for FREE.
WIN a Tom Villarreal LIFTED frame before it comes out by FOLLOWING us on Instagram decobmx09 and LIKE us on facebook DECOBMX. That gives you two chances to win. Goal it to have 5000 LIkes and 3000 Followers. Share this then we can announce the winner. #getlifted #win #decoshocka #bmx http://decobmx.com/2009/06/lifted-tom-villarreal-signature-frame/ Read more…
Hashtag is how this post is going to start. #treminestewartonecoldday #edit #watch #ospfloridaskateparkseries #gotothis #ride #tj450bar #hip #suckmydeco #girlsdress #buydeco #freegrips #hiroshi #kids #eugenelewiswhip #skateparkwinter #cheetahseat #dope #newseat #fmxshows #chaddegroot #showman #beer #starbelly #universal #fun #mattcoplon #barspin #orlando #tbredit #watch #bmx #kerrygatt #shocka #decoshocka #japan #flatland #decodeer #eateateat #decosnow #hashtag #decopost #shocka #decolighter #fun #zen #instagramdecobmx09 #facebookdecobmx #followus #wereeverywhere #meat #theend #-chadd
Chad’s whip, V2 FuForks, TJ, Coplon, cashed out, Mat Olson/Lucas Porzio edit, Sheila, Oviedo, Taylor Bonds, Mario, SPoT Roast
Writing this with the doors open and feeling the 80 degree Flo rida heat today. Guess I could put on the AC? Na bee. Sweat it out, sweat out all those impurities. Enough about the good weather, lets get into this post. Chad got his whip powder coated matte black, looking clean and nice for 2013. FuForks have a V2 now with 15mm rake and cable guides for right or left or dual. Tremaine Stewart scraps for him are pretty legit, peep it. TJ foot plant. Coplon hits the weekend on a backyard ramp. Hiroshi sings. Mat Olson and Lucas Porzio edit. Who is Sheila. One Love is coming up. Oviedo session now allows bikes with TJ, Mulville, and Chad. Taylor Bonds edit is sweet and congrats on the clothing sponsor. Mario from Germany hits you with an indoor edit MELTDOWN. Multiple SPoT Roast edits on ESPN and BMX UNION. And in conclusion Josh Eilken hits you with the Moment of Zen peaced out the day after the world should have ended. Thanks for your support. -Chad D Read more…