Dan Sieg has been around for a bit, if you know him, then you are aware he did numerous tailwhip to ice pick variations. Last year he did a double barspin front flip. This time he throws it down with the nothing barspin. You have to see it, its amazing. Dan is also a supporter of the front brakes, even just a front brake at times. So when he asked about the  FuForks, we had to get him on them. There are not many companies doing front brake forks. We do. Holla. Thanks Dan, your a nut ball…

Media student Dan Foley put together this edit of Dan Sieg hitting up plywood and coping around North Carolina.

I asked Dan one day at the skatepark if he had anything he wanted to film. He told me that he had a few things in mind, and asked if I’d be into filming enough for a small edit. After a couple sessions at Jaycee and the Unit, we had enough for just that. Dan runs only front brakes, has a deep bag of tricks, and can consistently do some wild box jump trickery. Thanks to Aaron Brenner for the 3 additional clips he had of Dan that he gave to me to use. Enjoy! – Dan Foley Continue reading

Owned is a new annual DVD series from Props Visual, the creators of Road Fools, Megatour, and Props Video Magazine.

The concept behind Owned is simple. A DVD with 6 top notch, absolutely killer sections from some of today’s best riders, produced by some of today’s best filmers and editors. But hold on – we’re also going to document the process on the web.

As often as possible throughout the year we’ll be posting behind the scenes segments of the Owned riders, showing what’s going on along the journey to finishing their DVD part. During the course of the 12 month production period of each Owned, each rider will post a number of these BTS segments – which in totality will show interesting aspects of their parts getting made.

To start out the series, we’re gonna release Owned once a year in December – with the final rider parts we’ve been documenting here. Then the next Owned rider list will be announced and we’ll get to work making a new one.

The Owned section of this site will serve as a home for all the original Owned-related exclusive content and information.

Owned hopes to deliver top notch, cutting edge content while showing the process along the way.

Props “Owned” is going to release in November. HIT IT HERE for more info.

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Mat Olson has been pumping out the edits lately, slow down tiger.

This is by far  one of the most amazing sections. The tuck no hander transfer from bowl to bowl. Crap, its all nice…

Mat is doing it all for Deco riding the big boy 9″ bars. Deco shit is here. Get sum.

Dylan Pfohl had this to say:

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So I get hit up on facebook to do an interview. I  didn’t say no at first, then I get the questions from Chris Pink from England and I am more than happy to give him some answers. The questions were directed mainly around bmx but how it applies to my normal life. I try to answer the best I can but my mind is going nuts cause the questions are sweet and I have a lot to talk about. Thanks Chris, holla at me anytime. Also if you want to read more on the Gallery of Lost hit him up. -Chad D

NOTE: The following intro might make it sound like this is only interesting if you have some connection with BMX, but I can assure you that’s not the case. Everyone can learn something by reading this, so be sure to check it out:

The name “Chad Degroot” may not be one which you’re familiar with, but in BMX circles it’s a name that’s been synonymous with progression and determination to get cool things done for over twenty years. Known by many as one of the most unique technical BMX riders around (as well as one of the most versatile), Chad doesn’t – and never has – limited himself to just progressing on a BMX bike. And although Chad might cringe at what I’m about to say next, it’s the truth, ask anyone: without him and the tight group he rode with during the 1990s — when BMX went through probably its biggest technical-tricks revolution — BMX would never have evolved to become what it is today. Back then, I was just starting out myself, and Chad’s flatland skills alone blew my mind. After that he went on to ride ramps as well as anyone, and use his numerous tech-skills to full advantage on street, ramps and in even more videos… Continue reading

The Magic players have vowed not to shave until the playoffs are over, but what about you, Magic fans?

Are you man enough to grow a beard?

It’s time to turn the City Beautiful into the City Beard-Is-Full.

Be beard or be weird.

Do not think this is just about creating chemistry and camaraderie within the Orlando Magic locker room.

No, there is more than just symbolism to the Magic players growing playoff beards as they ready for their chase to the championship. There is a mystical machismo that grows within your heart as whiskers grow upon your face.

If you don’t believe it, just listen to the words of a couple of local barbers at Supermen Fades to Fro’s Barbershop in Eatonville.

“A beard can give a man confidence,” says Reggie Jones, the owner of the shop where Dwight Howard and other Magic players have been known to frequent.

“A beard,” says barber Chris Hammonds, “is what says a man is a man’s man.”

Since the beginning of time, the beard has represented virility and masculinity. As it says on the opening page of the website Beardly.com: “A man doesn’t grow a beard; a beard grows a man.”

Says Magic forward Ryan Anderson, whose beard is one of the most impressive on the team: “The beard is nature. It’s the caveman living by the law of the land, hunting and killing animals for a living.”

No question about it, scruff is tough. All you have to do is flip back through the pages of history and you will understand that the beard represents male pride and power.

Old Greek proverb: “There are two kinds of people in this world that go around beardless — boys and women — and I am neither one.”

Old Arab proverb: “A woman with a beard looks like a man. A man without a beard looks like a woman.”

Wrote William Shakespeare, the bard of the beard: “He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.”

Is it just coincidence that Shakespeare, perhaps the greatest writer of all time, wore a beard? I don’t think so. Not when you do some research and realize many of the greatest men in history chose to beard up.

The greatest American president, Abraham Lincoln, wore a beard and so did the greatest American writer Ernest Hemingway. The greatest Beatle (John Lennon) wore a beard as did the greatest fictional character (Santa Claus).

Doesn’t matter your politics or religion, beards are boss. Both generals in the Civil War – Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee – wore beards. And so did two of the greatest religious figures – Jesus Christ and Muhammad – the world has ever known.

Indeed, the Bible says, “You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.”

Even though the Magic have vowed to let their whiskers grow, I’m not so sure they fully comprehend the enormous power of the beard.

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has said he would rather his players eliminate turnovers instead of eliminate shaving.

“What matters is what happens out on the court,” Van Gundy says.

“You still have to go out and play,” says Magic GM Otis Smith, who, by the way, has the best beard on the team. “Great people in history who had beards would have been great even without their beards.”

Beard blasphemy, that is.

Magic player Dwight Howard has the makings of a goatee sprouting on his chin, but he doesn’t seem to be fully embracing his new look. He says he feels more confident without a beard than with one and hints that most women like him with a baby face.

Dwight obviously needs to start dating women like the late country comedienne Minnie Pearl, who once said: “Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don’t mind going through a little bush to get there!”

The same could be said about winning an NBA championship.

Cheer the beard.

Fear the beard.

Revere the beard.

It starts now, Orlando.

Not just with the team, but with the fans.

Hey, all you clean-shaven men out there, are you ready to get on the beard bandwagon or not?

If you are a true Magic fan, it’s time to show it – and grow it.

Grow one like this shit bag.

Stan you look like a porn star, do work with that stache

It has been almost 10 years since we have been emptying my pool and riding it in the Florida winters. Its still amazing, new shit has gone down every year, and so many thanks to everyone who has ridden it, stopped by with beer, or partied at the bottom. This night was no different. Keg, tons of food, and Hey Man laying face down with a handle of the cheapest whisky care of Brumlow. The costumes came out and everyone took it to the T-Pain app.

Last night I kissed it good by for the year, the hose is on and running full blast. With the rain the next few days it will be filled in no time and off to the season of swimming.

Thanks everyone who came out and a big hand shake to Dave for the paint job, that shameless Deco. logo is going places son. Another sesh in 2012, the year of the end of the world…get ready. -Chad

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Matt Coplon had this to say about the Salad bowl jam, he throws some sweet events and this one is special cause you can feed your fat ass and make it bigger. Stay on top of that ass.

On April 9th, I’m organizing the “Salad bowl Jam” at the Skatepark of Tampa. The event will go down solely in the bowl, which, I would argue, is one of the best wooden bowls in the South.
Come out, shred the bowl (enjoy riding in Florida before it gets brutally hot) and possibly win some gift certificates from one of our many local restaurants/sponsors. -Matt

David Leep hit up Chad DeGroot about his beard and beard activity. This is no amateur mustache with wings, this thing flies on its own.

Things you have found, or currently have in your beard:
I have found hair, gray hair, cat hair, pizza sass, ketchup, crackers scraps, blood, boogers, ear wax, saliva, beer, someone else’s beard, grass, water, soap, Powerbars, metal shards, ink, dirt, paint, primer, paper, staples, memory stick, some gravel, a comb, and a flat screen TV (52?).

To read more, this is actually funny, Click HERE and check out the Vinyl site as well.

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If you don’t know about the Casselberry trails, then you don’t know shit. If you wanna crash course, hit up these few links, check them out and study the videos as well. We are gonna quiz you.

HFK site and all the videos you need to study

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This was personally one of my favorites. But there is too many to choose. So check the flyer below and make sure you stop on out and get what you need to get at the trails house…

Casselberry trail jam | Light yourself on fire show. from Gregory Smee on Vimeo.

Look at all the sponsors, even lawn care is sponsoring this son of a bitch. Get this on your schedule.

Here is another flyer for our friend out in Cali doing the 1st annual April Fools Games. 1st annual doesn’t make any sense, but we love these guys and what they do. They have houses where you can stay kinda like a really laid back camp setting up in the mountains. The inside park our course is by far the best use of space I have ever ridden. If your anywhere near the Sanctuary, get in and tell Waylon whats up…They will go out of their way to help and make sure your visit is amazing. I posted two edits from our Profile trip out that way. Fuck I need to make it back…Holla, party, repeat…

Profile North Cali Edit from Chad DeGroot/Deco. on Vimeo.

Profile Cali Pool trip from Chad DeGroot/Deco. on Vimeo.