The Profile shop tour in the New England states was the best, but cut short since I had to return to reality. Great shops, amazing locals and riders, and a ton of people attended either the shop session or the skatepark sessions. Thanks to everyone including: Matt Coplon, Tony Cardona, Jeff K, Tony Malouf, Mark Mulville, Mike Meister, and Conall Keenan. Thanks to Vic and Circuit BMX, Tonys Bikes, Fat Trax, Daily Grind, Dick Maul’s, and Eastern Border. We really didn’t know which state we were in at any given time, but we showed up on time and road the shit out of everything in our way. Huge Thanks to Tony Malouf, he kept the crew raging day and night and the video will prove it. Sweet chilling with you. -Chad D Continue reading
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
When you do shows you most likely have no idea what is going to happen till it happens. I have been doing demos for a lot of years, you name it and I have done it. Today was no exception. The info I had was it was at Disney Epcot and I was to be business casual. When I get there the indoor venue was amazing and air conditioned, its hot as hell in Florida right meow. So with no breakfast and 30 watching what I can do on a small stage for a few minutes. We go over the deal and the surprise, which is me. I am going to sit in the crowd, hopefully not talk to anyone so they don’t find out, and win a prize. The prize is a bike and I do tricks then jump off stage and go home. Sounds easy right? Well here is how it went. The meeting started over an hour late and my bit was 40 minutes into the meeting where I stand up and scream cause I won a car. By this time I almost fell asleep in my chair and I’m freezing. It was a weird scene, everyone in the meeting was eating popsicle’s and drinking pop. So getting up screaming and jumping up like a little girl did warm me up a bit but now there is 500 people staring at me. So I do a little dance on my bike, jump off stage, and go home. When I think of it, I jumped up and ran down the aisle screaming “I won”…like I really won.
Every show, every time, is so wild. This was for a seed company. They make seeds that grow some of the best plants for something or other. I didn’t ask and I didn’t look into that company. Just another day. Riders. -Chad D
A text came in a few days ago saying “Mat Olson won”. 2 grand later he was celebrating his dirt jump comp win at a Colorado bar/bike shop. First off I was excited for him cause he loves to ride and really could use some cash. He has lost his teeth plenty of times and really enjoys a beverage or two. Second off Mat is awesome, so hell ya Mat, congrats.
So after watching the video I saw some some steep take offs, some dirty landings, red pony tail, tailwhips, a very red ramp, mountain bike dude landing on his head, and Mat Olson winning. All of this and the BAR/BIKE shop put it on. Love that combo. -Chad d Continue reading
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