Brian | 11.20.15

If you missed our last post about Volume 1 releasing soon and the DIG feature ‘What’s the Story’, be sure to check it out here>> There’s a ton of insight about the project and what to expect for the series from Mike Mastroni himself.
The Volume 1 features Josh Clemens, DeMarcus Paul and Billy Perry.  Drops Dec 1st, don’t miss this one!
Perfect quote to start it off:
After finishing up The Finer Things were you and the team eager to work on something straight away?
Definitely. I think everyone is proud of what we accomplished as a team with TFT, however time keeps on ticking and everyone remains eager to film.

Broc Raiford Talks About His Nautical Seat.

Mastroni | 10.13.15

I recently sat Broc Raiford down to discuss some of his signature products for you guys, the first being his new Nautical Seat. Find out more about the seat, why Broc designed it the way he did, and much more with some extra riding clips and LOL moments in the mix. Enjoy & stay tuned for much more of these videos in the near future.

The Wisdom Of Jason Enns.

Mastroni | 08.10.15

Jason has a great piece over on Dig featuring some amazing photos and 5 slices of wisdom from a 39 year old man who’s come full circle with his passion for BMX.
Give this a read, you wont be disappointed.

“At 39, it’s safe to say Jason Enns is content with whatever he chooses to do on a bike. He’s long past losing sleep over filming some banger clip for his next web edit, stressing over stacking clips during a sponsor-funded trip, or stepping up his flat ledge repertoire. A lot may have changed for Jason since the days of having the opener in the seminal video “Criminal Mischief.” But some things haven’t- he continues to be sponsored pro, continues to kill it.” -Dig

Alex Platt Down But Not Out

Brian | 05.18.15

Alex Platt is no f-n joke, the dude goes all in whenever he rides.  For all those that have seen his DVD section in The Finer Things, you too will know.  He’s still recovering from his ender trick he did for his part but is still in high spirits while recovering. We sat down with him to see what happened and to see what he does on his off time while being injured. more

Catching Up With DeMarcus Paul

Brian | 05.12.15

While some pros take a bit of time off from working on a DVD part, DeMarcus kept going and went back to work on several different projects.  His new video from All Day BMX is dropping tomorrow at DIG too, you don’t want to miss that one.  Since Deemo is always on the move, we finally caught up with him to see what he’s working on and what he has in the works. Full interview and gallery after the jump.  more

The Finer Things Crunch Time Feature

Brian | 05.10.15

If you missed Raban’s 48hr ‘The Finer Things’ release over at DIG, you might have also missed their ‘Crunch Time’ feature with some of the guys on what went down or what they went through throughout filming. There’s some banger photos in there alone worth checking out, so don’t miss this one!  This insane gap to ledge ride from Alex Platt is one of the craziest things in the DVD and is all or nothing.  Photo by Devin Feil.

“When the leader of a race enters the final lap at a track meet a bell is rung, and if you’ve fallen behind it’s now or never to get yourself in position to finish strong. The bell rang loud and clear for the Volume team in late October as Texas Toast 2014 was in full swing. The original plan was to premiere the ‘The Finer Things’ DVD at Toast, which would have meant wrapping up filming a couple of months prior. As often happens with full length video projects, the initial release date turned out to be merely a carrot to chase. Volume’s bell lap was a two month long sprint to the tape filled of generator missions, broken bones, last minute flights, bangers, and memories that’ll last a lifetime.” DIG

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

Mike filming Richie do an anti hippie hop thing...
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

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