Brian | 06.25.14
Last December when I was in AZ for the week on vacation I escaped the in-laws and hooked up with Drew and Eric at this famous Phoenix spot. We got kicked out after I got up all my gear but later set everything back up to get this long ass ice to table. Is there anything he can’t throw a table out of!! Later we witnessed a crackhead OD for a bit, which scared us all but he got up after he got an adrenaline shot and hopped back on a beach cruiser to ride away. Never a dull movement while in Phoenix… Click photo to go big.
Brian | 06.23.14
Billy Perry and Photographer Zach Marin comin through once again on a rad photo. They went out to Queens a couple weeks back to get this gap to wallride and a couple other rad shots that we’ll show later. Be sure to check back for more Billy updates… Click image to go BIG>>
Brian | 06.20.14
With the heat getting around 115 degrees in the Arizona Summer, there’s definitely not a lack of pools and makes up for some great pool finds. Drew Hosselton and friends made this rad pool video shot around AZ and came through with a gallery and interview too. Check it all out at RIDEbmx.
“There’s not really anything revolutionary you are going to do in a pool, so it’s more about filming what’s fun or exhilarating and just hope it translates well to video.” – Hoss
Brian | 06.19.14
DeMarcus, Chad Kerley and John Stafford get down at their local park. I would imagine this is just another day for these guys at the park having fun. Damn!! Filmed by Miles Rogoish
Mastroni | 06.17.14
Seems faster than it actually was but shit, we’re already back in California. Friday and Saturday were our last two days of riding and we wasted no time taking care of business & tying up all our loose ends around the city. We also had an awesome shop stop @ Pusher BMX on Saturday which is always a great time! A huge thank you again to our dude Dustin Arp for all the spot hospitality and just being a boss…and a huge thanks to the entire team for making this trip such a success! CLICK IAMGE TO EXPAND GALLERY. All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Mastroni | 06.14.14
Today’s update is stacked so I hope you guys like many, many photos! We started off our Thursday morning at the above “ditch with rails” spot seen previously in Nugz and MTN Mission videos. Josh and the K-man both took to it right away with some unique moves before we packed up for our shop stop @ Pedal Action BMX down in Colorado Springs. To say the shop stop went real well would be an understatement. The turn out was great and every kid there was beyond stoked to meet and ride with the crew. Pedal Action is a relatively new shop (I think less than 2 years old) and it’s also BMX only. Shops like that are awesome because they are in it first and foremost to help the local scene thrive and survive. We rode some shit out front, played some foot-down, signed some posters, tossed some products, ate some burgers, and then headed over to the skatepark. If you know colorado skateparks, you already know that the park itself is amazing, but I’d also like to point out how great the vibe was there as well. I’ve never in my life (well at least in California) been to a skatepark where the skaters and riders got along so well…not only that but a bunch of skater kids even knew who everyone by name and were chanting for Broc when we arrived. We ended up filming a ton of awesome shit at the park, and that will most likely be coming to you in the form of a Vital video by Krejmas sometime in the near future. CLICK IMAGE TO EXPAND GALLERY. All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Mastroni | 06.12.14
Day 4 started out with an early visit to Pusher BMX for some much needed bike maintenance, and to kick it with our bud Clay. From there we headed back to the yellow flat rail spot to take care of some un-finished bizz. Ever the explorer, it didn’t take Jason long to find this disgusting thing on the ground. Believe it or not it used to be flesh colored. While we were all inserting bottles into this thing, Broc was busy making a little wooden lip up onto this low roof..on which he ended up filming some dope shit. Chipotle hit the spot for lunch and after we ate we randomly ran into our friend Joof from Jersey on the street..small world! We checked out a few more spots in the afternoon while dodging the spotty rain that seemed to be following us around…all things considered I think we won. Tack a couple awesome night clips in there and that was pretty much our day. Stay tuned for more tomorrow! CLICK IMAGE TO LAUNCH GALLERY! All photos by Joey Cobbs.
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…
Brian | 06.9.14
The Volume crew originally went down to the local ditch near the office to hang out and film a couple things, and later called me to shoot “a double peg that Broc wanted to try”. Once I got down there and saw what he was eyeing up, I obviously was stoked to shoot one of the highest rail double peg grinds I’ll ever see. I’m no double peg historian on who did it higher or anything but this has got to be up there. Not only did he get it on the rail solid, he also went back over into the small bank seen in the third shot. This Vessel frame ad was featured in the new RIDEbmx 200 issue, and looks even better in print! Click image to view the whole ad.
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Mastroni | 06.6.14
Today we are very proud to share with you the trailer for our upcoming full length DVD, The Finer Things! We’ve been steadily putting in work for the better part of a year and a half and I couldn’t be more excited about everyone’s footage thus far. Here’s a little taste of what to expect in the fall from Broc, Enns, D, Tate, Raban, DeMarcus, Bahlman, Platt, Krejmas and myself & more. Enjoy and follow along with #WATCHTHEFINERTHINGS on Instagram!”
Filming, Editing, & Graphics by Mike Mastroni.
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Kevin | 06.5.14
We’re on our way out to Colorado and we’ve got some shop stops happening within the next week in that wonderful state. There’s gonna be plenty happening and pretty much our entire team will be there. Check out the flyer for the Pusher bmx shop and Pedal Action BMX shop stops, and be there!