Mastroni | 08.25.14
Here we are over in jolly Ol’ England on the second installment of the Tea And Biscuits Tour, officially titled “Tea & Biscuits 2: The Refill” You may remember our first one from a couple years back, which was super sucessful & a great time, so we decided to go in for the re-fill. This time around on the Volume front we have Broc, Drew, Myself, and our UK rider M.J. along with Demolition co-conspirators Rob Wise, Kris Fox and their U.K. rider Jordan Aleppo. Unfortunately Connor Lodes was also supposed to be here with us as well but ended up getting turned around by immigration on the way in. So that really blows, but we didn’t let that get in the way of kicking back and having a fun first day crusing around with Bancroft, Rusty, and the rest of the guys at Elephant. We spend the day hanging out at Rad BMX Shop for the afternoon, then headed to Harrow Skatepark which is this crazy dope old park built in the 70′s. We were all kinda jet-lagged but still managed to get a good session in and get acquainted withe everyone. Click the image of Broc skating the moon to launch gallery…
Matt | 08.6.14
The sequel to our 2012 UK Summer Tour, Tea & Biscuits, is just around the corner. Our boys at Elephant Distribution just finalized all of the dates for Tea & Biscuits 2: The Re-Fill. Check the dates on the full flyer after the jump. Be sure make it to a stop near you and enjoy a cup of tea with Broc, Drew, Mastroni & our UK rider Michael Jordan! more
Mastroni | 06.11.14
With Mr Cobbs finally arriving to the party I’ll finally have some proper photos to show ya. Since it rained all day on Sunday, yesterday (Tuesday) can count as official day 3. I actually didn’t even think about this when planning this trip, but as an added bonus school is out for the summer….which means 1000 more spots to ride during our stay here. So, yesterday we did exactly that with Platt, J Clem, and Broc all getting some serious hammers in the bag at this first spot. From there we rode a few other schools, the best flat rails in the world, and capped it off with Drew grinding his way out of the closet right before picking up Enns & Krejmas at the airport… CLICK IMAGE TO LAUNCH GALLERY!
Mastroni | 06.10.14
Little late to the party here but we’ve been posted out in Denver for a couple days on what is gonna be our last big team filming trip for The Finer Things. We’ve got a sick weed/dog friendly vacation rental house, the best tour guide Denver has to offer, and some awesome shop stops coming up later this week @ Pusher and Pedal Action. So far our days (as expected) have been packed with great times, amazing spots, and some solid clips to back it up. The dudes are still trickling in one airplane at a time, and with Enns and Krejmas coming in late tonight our crew will be complete. Stay tuned tomorrow for more updates…
Mastroni | 05.28.14
She’s a wrap. Here’s the last couple days of our distro trip overseas in which we visit our last bike shop, do some sight-seeing, pet a turtle, rode a skatepark, gave away some frames, signed some iPhones, and rode some trails before we got on the plane. Thanks again to Motocross International for making this trip a success. CLICK TO EXPAND GALLERY. All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Mastroni | 05.23.14
We’re settling quite nicely into Japanese life over here. Little things like purchasing a coffee and scratching our heads over currency have become almost second nature in only a few days…funny how that works. Day 7 we got to sleep in for the first time in a while which was nice, then we headed to this awesome indoor mini ramp around noon and sessioned with this local shredder kid on his 18 inch. Everyone was real hyped on just a big ol mini ramp with tons of deck space. It’s always cool getting to see Broc killing tranny too. Anyone who knows me knows that you’ll never find me at the skatepark when I’m home, so Broc riding a mini ramp is not something I get to see very often. From there the locals took us to this crazy sea wall thing which was basically a giant bank with a 9 foot very quarter on top of it. That shit was soooo crazy man. Later on in the night we pedaled over to Clan Bike Shop from the hotel while dippin thru traffic like a buncha dicks. It kinda felt like a much tamer version of riding thru New York City….except people were a little more confused and less trying to run you over. The shop stop was awesome & the rest of the night is a blurry iPhone photo history. Stay tuned for more from the rest of our trip over the next few days. CLICK IMAGE TO LAUNCH GALLERY. All Photos by Joey Cobbs.
Mastroni | 05.20.14
We’ve been a little scarce on the Wifi situation over here, but rest assured that we will (eventually) keep you up to date with what’s going on. SO, here’s day 4! Our last day in Tokyo and the first day we got to ride some street. After the requisite morning walk around our neighborhood in Hachioji, the day started out with a visit to probably one of the best skateparks in Japan. What could be bad about that?…almost everything. The park owners and staff had the most insane policy when it came to filming and photography. We were told initially that we could do both, but had to “be moving” on a bike or skateboard, and wear a helmet, and tape your bar ends, and etc. Everything was fine for like 5 minutes until I tried to film a clip long lens and they actually threatened to call the police, lol. Planet Skatepark, I have some choice words for you. Luckily there were some dope locals there who were down to take us around to some spots….and SPOTS they were! All within like a 3 mile radius we got to ride 3 of the most unique & amazing transition spots ever. With a crew like this one, the rest was history….I guess you’ll just have the wait for the video. CLICK PHOTO TO LAUNCH GALLERY! All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Mastroni | 05.17.14
Day friggin’ 3 ey? Yesterday had the crew (for the most part) feeling pretty back on a normal sleeping pattern after struggling with the jet lag the first couple nights. The first order of business was a quick stop by BMX RIO were we got to meet cool locals and obstruct bicycle commuter traffic on the sidewalk. After that we headed over to Flourish BMX, which is owned by our dude Akira Sakata. It was dope to get to meet him and see what his shop was all about. It’s a relatively new shop but the vibe is was super on point, plus with the skatepark right next-door the shop is bound to thrive & help the local scene grow. From the shop we headed over to said skatepark, sessioned with the locals, flimed some clips, and had a blast. What more could you ask for right?…maybe just some authentic Japanese ramen. Boom. CLICK TO LAUNCH GALLERY! #VLMDemoJapanTour on IG ya heard. All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Brian | 05.11.14
We just got the full shop/ skatepark dates and times for our Japan trip. If any of you are in the area, please come out and join the fun…
Original Post: We’re proud to announce that we’ll be in Japan May 16th-24th filming, riding, hanging out being tourists, and stopping by some shops along the way. Raban, Broc and Mastroni will be reppin’ Volume out there with the Demolition guys. Be sure to follow us on Insta for all the updates. See ya’ soon Japan! Click top image to view the full flyer>>
Mastroni | 04.29.14
Many years of living in Salt Lake has just made Tate…well, salty. Here he is giving his professional opinion on the handrail while he sets off into the woods to look for Tate spots up in his hometown of Ogden, Utah… more
Brian | 03.27.14
We’re proud to announce that we’ll be in Japan May 15th-24th filming, riding, hanging out being tourists, and stopping by some shops along the way. Raban, Broc and Mastroni will be reppin’ Volume out there with the Demolition guys. Be sure to follow us on Insta for all the updates. See ya’ soon Japan! Click top image to view the full flyer>>
Mastroni | 03.5.14
Here’s a few photos, and an interesting story or two you’re probably gonna LOL at from day’s 4 & 5 of our Arizona Trip. Also don’t forget to follow along with our trip on Instagram using #TAKEITAZ. Lets Drew this… more