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.
Brian | 05.27.14
While DeMarcus was recuperating from his injury in Utah, he took some time off in NorCal to just chill. He later came back to SD and got back on the shred sled to see how he was feeling again on the bike. If you keep an eye on our Instagram, you’ll see how he fell off the back of our ramps while filming one of his friends. He fell from the deck to body check and sprained his finger (yes it was crooked) badly. Leave it to DeMarcus, he later pulled it back into place and was later seen at the Vans park. Lets hope he chills out before our big CO trip next month. Stay tuned for more DeMarcus…. But in the meantime, check out this rad no-handed fakie photo (and his last flair) that we shot a couple months back on the famous SD Home Ave ditch quarter. Click image to go BIG!
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.
Brian | 05.23.14
I’ve been getting up pics here and there from this day (pics above) at the FOD trails and the bowl with Matt Cordova but just realized I’m sitting on too many amazing shots, and that I should put them all up at once before they get any older than they already are. If you haven’t noticed, Matt is a photographers dream. He does things so dialed, smooth and stylish that you just can’t miss getting the shots. That and he doesn’t mind doing anything again. Click the top image to view em’ all.
Mastroni | 05.21.14
The fun times keep coming over here and it’s definitely at the point in the trip where the days just kinda start blending together. So backing it up: Day 5. We checked out of our hotel in Hachioji and drove northwest towards the middle of the country with a brief stop to climb a tower and see Mt Fuji way off in the distance. From there we made our way to some wild racetrack/sand trails thing that some dude built in the middle of the woods. It was definitely the type of thing that we weren’t really ready for but we had a good time just kickin’ it with the locals. From there we ventured down to Nagoya to visit the above shop, Fivestar. Fivestar was such a dope core BMX shop stocked with all the best shit and ran by legit dudes…it was awesome. The city of Nagoya itself was also a nice change from how uptight, quiet, & clean our stay in Hachioji was. Needless to say we we’re all ready to party. We were treated to a nice dinner where everyone got real loose, however we we’re required to go re-meet up with the locals at the Volcano spot (where Dennis had the flip whip cover) and have a night session. Everyone was pretty hammered but of course this wasn’t really a problem…in fact it probably made it way more fun. For Day 6 we headed up far north to Toyama where we visited TooLate shop and rode the best park of the trip in my opinion, Toyama Skatepark. Great clips, great times! CLICK TO EXPAND GALLERY. All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Mastroni | 05.21.14
TATE ROSKELLEY – KILLJOY from Jordan Utley on Vimeo.
With Tate’s OSS Video well on it’s way to another million views, this certainly seems like an appropriate time for his Killjoy section to come out online. This part is definitely one of Tate’s finest! It’s always funny to me when riders nerd out on “firsts” when you have people like Tate re-inventing the BMX wheel daily on a level all his own. Just go to show you kids, you should never ever do anything different than what everyone else is doing…. Watch ten times and go find a new way to use your bike/mind.
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.
Brian | 05.20.14
180 Distribution just put together this badass looking Vessel with all Demolition parts. Some of the parts are just samples but gives you a look on what’s to come. Anyone see that new Volume fork? More news coming soon… Click over to the 180 site HERE to check out the specs and etc.
Kevin | 05.19.14
Our Volume Staple Top Load Stems are back in stock. They’re the same aftermarket stems that come stock on all of the Volume Complete bikes, and they’re also a really great affordable aftermarket top load option for any complete bike upgrade. They’re currently available in black and silver polish.
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.
Mastroni | 05.17.14
Well shit, we made ‘er boys! The first couple days over here have been nothing short of amazing. From the riding, fun times, unique BMX shops & great food, to how well Motocross International have been taking care of us…this trip is certainly off on the right foot. In the interest of time here I’m gonna be doing gallery format for all the daily updates instead of my usual ‘write a funny story about each photo’ method. So click thru & enjoy all the ridiculousness from Broc, Raban, Myself & the rest of the crew on our first two days here in Japan. Follow along with the trip on IG n all that at #vlmdemojapantour. Click to launch gallery. All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Brian | 05.16.14
On one of many Jason Enns excursions, Chris Arriga and J went over to SD to soak up the sun and ride endless amounts of insane spots. This one in particular met its match with the new “front brake brethren” for this picture perfect canadian while overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.