Interview

Re-Up Mike Mastroni’s Hardest Thing To Do

Brian | 04.24.15


Just like everything great on the internet, it’s gone within a week for something else to take its place. DIG came out with an amazing interview with Mike and everything that went into filming The Finer Things DVD and worth another go on the blog. Check out the interview HERE.  “It’s very exciting to finally be able to share the most important moments of my BMX life for the last few years with the general public.” – Mike

M.Mastroni and R.Jackson Interview

Brian | 04.17.15

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I just finished reading Mike and Richie’s RIDEbmx interview and thought it was not only refreshing to read something out of the norm but also what they said about each others sport, how they go about their tricks/spots, their approach, and much more.  Big ups to RIDE and Jeff Z for making this one happen, I haven’t been this stoked on an interview in a bit.  Photo by Jeff Z/ RIDEBMX.  Check it out in the latest May/ June RIDE here >>

By The Numbers With Mike Mastroni

Brian | 03.1.15

Mike-Mastroni-Defgrip-Numbers-8001 Our very own, Mike Mastroni has up the latest/ greatest Defgrip By The Numbers feature.  He answered a solid 20 questions ranging from a  variety of different topics and came through with some new answers even we didn’t know about him.  Photo by Devin Feil
[What has been an “ahh-ha! ” moment in your life?
Within the last few years, I’d say just realizing that I don’t have to limit my own riding & creativity to the boundries of what BMX deems cool or acceptable. For all you kids reading this, neither do you. I distinctly remember something clicking in my brain and it was exactly like, “ahh-ha, I’m going to do whatever the fuck I want now!!”]

The Hardest Thing To Do With Mike Mastroni

Brian | 02.19.15

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DIG/ Devin Feil just put up an online feature with Mike Mastroni on everything you didn’t know about what went into our new DVD, The Finer Things.  He talks about the following; The best moments while filming, A few things you wouldn’t know, 5 personal favorite clips, Most stressful moments, Why full lengths still have a place, Why he’s happy that the video is done, and quick fire fives.  Don’t see too many bmx media companies these days putting this much work into a print style/ online interview, and just stoked it’s with Mike talking about the video.  Don’t miss reading this one!  Check out the full story here>>

A Zach Krejmas Original

Brian | 11.7.14

I first saw Zach in an older OSS video and was immediately sold on his original take on riding and what he rode.  What’s also cool about Zach is that he’s a badass on his bike, and has also been holding his own behind the scenes with his old role at Vital and now his new job at RIDEbmx.  Our man J.Cobbs caught up with Zach to get a lil’ story on how he got into riding, getting into the industry and filming for the Finer Things with Mastroni.  Click more to see/ read it all! more

Finer Things Interview: Tate Roskelley

Brian | 10.24.14

We got the chance to sit down with Tate a couple weeks ago when he came to SoCal to finish up his Finer Things part and shoot some photos.  He talks about his process of finding spots, what goes into his tricks, and much more.  Check it out, and see what goes on behind the scenes of a Tate Roskelley video part.  more

The Finer Things Ride Article.

Mastroni | 10.21.14

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Thanks to Jeff Z and the dudes at Ride, plus photographers Joey Cobbs and Greg Moliterno, we have a lengthy article in the newest November 2014 issue all about our upcoming DVD The Finer Things. Everyone involved here is quite the individual, so I wrote a bunch about what it’s like filming with each person, and of course answered some questions about the overall project itself. For all you kids out there who have never looked at a BMX magazine, you are missing out on some of the most quality BMX content in existence and are pretty much royally blowing it for the future of all BMX mankind. Just like a DVD itself, you can HOLD a magazine in your hand…what crazy concept right?? Don’t be a kook, pick one up or SUBSCRIBE today!

Working It Out With Josh Clemens

Brian | 09.4.14

I always think it’s interesting to see guys coming up that seem to manage riding and work equally as good.  And nothing’s harder than seeing your pro rider friends ride all day while you’re at work!  Josh has been with us at 180 Distribution for little under a year and seems to manage the two fairly well.  Plus he’s a powerhouse on his days off with stacking clips and learning new tricks on the daily.  He never ceases to amaze me when he rides.  We thought it would be cool to interview him on how he does it and show off what he does in the shipping dept too.  Click above image to read/ see it all.  more

Broc’s New Dan’s Comp Catalog Cover

Brian | 08.11.14

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Couldn’t be any more stoked to see our boy, Broc Raiford snatching up the latest cover of the Dan’s Comp Summer/ Back To School catalog.  Dans360.com also did a mini interview about shooting the cover and what else is going on.  “Well, my Volume Bikes bossman Brian Castillo had a cover on this exact same setup, years back, whipping the gap and he tipped us off to the spot. It was sketchy getting up there and the roofs themselves were pretty high. I gave it a few 180′s and on the roll out, I got close to the edge and it definitely got my blood pumping. Once Joey Cobbs was ready to shoot, I sent it and luckily, didn’t have any close calls.” -Broc
Click the top image to view the whole cover photo>>

DeMarcus Update

Brian | 05.10.14

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Couple weeks back Mastroni and DeMarcus went up to Utah to visit Tate and to film for the new Volume DVD, The Finer Things.  While on their third day of filming, DeMarcus hung up on a icepick down a rail to his face and fractured his jaw and chin.  We were all floored by the news and didn’t know what had really happened at the time.  The majority of the Volume team was on a group chat worried about him, since none of us knew the severity of the crash.  Turned out that DeMarcus was okay considering, and learned that he’s one tough dude.  Now that he’s doing a bit better, we figured we’d ask him how he’s doing and give you guys a little perspective on what he’s been going through.    more