Sometimes when you see to many words it looks like a chore to read it all. We used the right wording and inspiration and posted it on all our packaging. Its a product description that makes sense. Click on each one to unleash our secrets. -Chad D Continue reading
Back in the day riders had fun and made fun of other riders, Chad took it to a props commercial for baco designs and did a check list of riders and did their tricks, top that
Fast Forward and Mike Meister makes his own list. I love this shit…
Thanks for the laugh. And anyone who is reading this, please make a list of your own and send me the edit. -Chad D
Chad DeGroot about Deco
So, I have been on a lil kids bike for nearly 15years now, grew up in the Florida scene, spent my summers and fathers money at Mission [Skate Park]. I have always looked to certain riders in videos. I have also just looked up to people in this industry in general, I have ate, bled and breathed BMX since the mid 90’s. One rider I have always looked up to is Chad [Degroot], he has this mad smooth flat style and a park style I could only dream of selling at a large retail venue by the bucket.
So, over the years a lot of new rider-owned companies have been popping up. some stick, some flop. Some are still infants, some own the industry. Mr. Chad DeGroot took some time from his never ending circle of fun to answer a hand full of questions for me. He is the owner/operator of DECO BMX and a Bike shop (Mr.B’s Bikes N Boards) in the Longwood FL Area. These are the thoughts from his never ending circulation of knowledge. Continue reading
Here are those couple pics of Tom I took on Tuesday. We went out and started to film for the next Madera edit, got a couple clips that were pretty bad ass.
Snapped this shot of a brand new spot we found. It used to be an old wallride—someone lopped it off and made it a stem high ledge. Tom jumped it once then nose bonk 180’d it. Fucking ape. -Matt Coplon
When asked to Judge Dew Tour, pretty easy answer. Specially if its a city I haven’t been to like the first stop in Ocean City, Maryland. It all started with the shots, if you don’t know now you do. I have traveled with up to 12 lil shots and nothing has happened, except on the plane when we start to get loud and the flight attendants want to know where we got the shots. “Their ours”. Getting into a city at midnight just makes it a game to find the hotel, and get on with the party with friends we haven’t seen in awhile. Doesn’t help that the hotel is on the beach and the boardwalk is the way to the venue. Sweeeeet. So at this stop Daryl Nau who owns Blacken clothing was the new MC. Every morning we both me at the piano to sip on coffee and talk it out. Every morning we seemed to meet at the same time…pretty wild but its pretty funny to see him in his set up, great way to wake up and laugh. The laughter didn’t end there, with the boardwalk being packed non stop all day you could people watch and spot sweet tattoos daily. When there was the rain delays we pretty much just fucked around with Segway’s, chilled talking shit, or relaxing at the Guido’s Burritos.
Some other highlights were: Danile Dheres teeth in the blacklight bar, VIP for Kid Cudi, hang 5’s in the sand, standing tall with Mirra fight stance, pic with kinked Steve Caballero, Big daddy story time, leather skin on the beach, bikinis galore, Hail Mary runs in the park competition (holy shit it was nuts), rocking chairs outside the hotel, Brumlow show, and the love of the boardwalk care of Freimuth…
Below is a BLURB of the event, then the pics, then some on location video for central florida’s Crash in WJRR and his site www.knucklenap.com. Check em all out and enjoy, had a great time, and more to come… -Chad D
Get well soon Jay Eggleston… Continue reading
Mat Olson had the privilege of teaching at Woodward camp this year. It was only for a short period but if you know Mat you know he lived it up, learned a ton of new tricks, and made the trip the best it could be. Here is a play by play on his trip out and then back to Denver. Continue reading
Who doesn’t take pics with their phones? Idiots? Probably…
Well this is pretty sweet, I submitted 15 pics of myself nude and they are going to show them off one night only. So if you want to see it, check it. Actually there are more than a few names you would notice showing off their shit, like Ron Bonner, Ryan Sher, and Chipp Riggs. If your in this area or rich as hell get a plane tic and stop by August 27th. We will be there with our beer exhaust faces rummaging around acting cool.
Next, we have the Red Bull Mini Drome. This is going to be nuts as it gets. They asked me to compete, but I think just taking a few hot laps around while drinking a beer and in a thong would be more appropriate. If you want to check the video hit it up HERE. When you mess up you fall off the edge of the world. Soo good… Continue reading
Mike Meister is always up to something. His edits are always a treat to see, and you never know what is going to happen in them. Plus the music. This time he hit it good with some old clothing company track that was amazing. Get up on that ass and slide down, sweet ass grind.
Next is a vid from our distributor in Japan holding it down in Tokyo. They are making some moves with Crocs, seems like they are doing some kind of real shoes now? Either way, these guys rule and you need to know this.
This is truly the calm before the storm. Our huge shipment is arriving here in less than two weeks, so we are twiddling our thumbs. Sorry there has been an overload of bmx on these posts, it has been all good and our riders are amazing. So for this post were gonna step back, give you a few pics to ponder, wrap them up with a few stories, then hit you where it hurts. Enjoy…
Taylor is a Pusher BMX local who recently had the chance to stop by Florida for Deco Day at Orlando Skatepark. He stayed and played around town for a few days and hit up the casselberry scene and one night we all met up at Vans skatepark. Here is a lil interview and some pics. Enjoy. -Chad D