Brian | 11.20.14
Not only does Broc Raiford and Josh Clemens ride for Volume, but they also share beach front property together in Long Beach, CA. Everyone knows there’s always a special bond between roommates that nobody else will ever know about that person, good or bad. We got with the 2 roommates to see what makes each one of them tick, and the funny things that come along with having a best friend as a roommate too. Click read more to see/ read the interview! more
Mastroni | 11.17.14
Here’s the second installment of our Tea & Biscuits UK Tour in affiliation with our partners in crime on the other side of the pond, Elephant Distribution and featuring riders from Volume, Demolition, and Markit US & UK. Our very own Broc Raiford, Drew Hosselton, and UK connect MJ tear up some of England’s finest skateparks and bike shop establishments with the likes of Kris Fox, Jordan Aleppo, Vince Mayne, Rob Wise, and Steve Bancroft. It was a wild journey to say the least. Enjoy!
Matt | 10.23.14
A couple weeks ago Vital’s Game of Bike: Street went down in LA. Broc Raiford ended up making the finals against Garrett Reynolds. Check the video above from Vital to see what went down.
Matt | 10.20.14
For the 4th consecutive year, Broc won the bunny hop contest at Texas Toast. The winning mark was 49″, which also happened to be the highest possible mark on the bar. Congrats brocafloka! Video from Vital BMX.
Mastroni | 10.18.14
While Autumn is looming over most of the country, Texas however is looking mighty toasty. Here’s a very nice video by our very own Zach Krejmas of the first street practice session featuring Broc, J-Clem, DeMarcus, and Bahlman who has a MEAN half cab tabes. Watch dis. CLICK HERE for Ride’s photo gallery from Day 1 as well.
Matt | 10.17.14
Here’s a nice studio shot to admire the beauty of Broc Raiford’s new White Splatter Vessel frame. We’ve been getting a ton of people asking when these things will be available and we are stoked to announce that they will be showing up next month… just in time to make it on your XMAS list!
Mastroni | 10.13.14
Everyday we’re inching closer and closer to wrapping up the filming process for The Finer Things. For the past few days my favorite creative partner in crime Mr. Roskelley has been in town trying to wrap up his section for the DVD, along with fellow Utah representative and Demolition dude Rob Wise to work on a new fork promo. Here’s some fun photos from our Friday afternoon out in the deepest depths of California’s anus…also known as San Bernardino with Broc, J-Clem, Enns, Tate, and Myself by Joey Cobbs Photography LLC. If you can figure out what we’re up to with that plastic tube…you’re probably very, very smart. CLICK IMAGE TO EXPAND GALLERY.
Kevin | 09.26.14
We’ve got our Volume posters all for a penny each in our web store. That means all you’ll have to pay for is shipping and a single penny. Wallpaper your room with Volume posters of DeMarcus Paul, Broc Raiford, and our black Logo poster. We never do second runs of posters, so get them before they’re gone….Our friends at Demolition also have all o f their posters for a penny each, so check those out while you’re at it.
Brian | 09.13.14
Doing these video spotlights are probably the hardest part about Interbike, something about talking on camera is something we all don’t exactly crave to do. Stoked to have Broc come out to the show and do the RIDEbmx one this year. He runs through all the new colorways, parts, and completes. Thanks Broc!
Mastroni | 09.2.14
Alright, catch up time…here’s the rundown. Day 7 we headed into Southsea, rode the skatepark for a minute, drank some coffee, then ventured out to finally ride some street spots. We stared out at the infamous Southsea tranny walls, did some carves, and even got a cheeky little Drew Hoss clip. From there we pedaled around some nooks and crannies of the city and managed to film a couple other things…shit Broc even learned a new trick. Unfortunately on the whole we don’t really have too much in the way of photos to show ya from the day here on the blog…that stuff will be going toward a Ride UK article at some point in the future. Beer, sleep, repeat: Day 8 brings us to Brighton for our shop visit to Brighton BMX. The city recently did away with the old wooden skatepark in the middle of the park, in favor of a new concrete one with crazy bowls, rails, ledges, and pretty much everything ya need. The park had tons of humans in it, but some of the crew still rode while others relaxed in the park over a nice BBQ courtesy of Bob from Brighton BMX..and Rusty manning the grill. We pretty much spent the afternoon grilling burgers, kicking it, watching Kris Fox kill the bowl, and catching some sun. Currently we are posted up in the Brighton Aint Ready apartment in between teams….thanks a ton to these dude for letting us crash here! Stay tuned for more updates and CLICK TO EXPAND GALLERY. Photos by Steve Bancroft.
Mastroni | 09.1.14
Day 6 we found ourselves in the middle of the woods somewhere in Dorset to ride this mini ramp above. I think the ramp was built by Phil Aller, Elephant‘s James Nash, and some other guys. The locals were rad and we had a good time playing around with the Dog, A plastic shark, and other inanimate objects in the immediate vicinity. Entity BMX / Prevail Skatehouse was next for the day. All the indoor skateparks are so crazy over here, which makes a ton of sense since it rains so much. The place was jam packed and we pulled the ol’ “film a couple things then wait for the park to close to film more’ tactic. There was also something of a high jump/hop contest going on and I bet you could probably take an educated guess at who went the highest….said person also demonstrated his obnoxious scooter skills to the crew haha. We shot a few more things after hours then called it a night. Stay tuned for more tomorrow, CLICK TO EXPAND GALLERY. Photos by Steve Bancroft.
Mastroni | 08.30.14
After dragging ourselves out of our comfy Travel Lodge early in the morning, we crunched in the van for the 4 hour trek to Dead Sailor Shop in Cornwall. It was another rainy day so we just kicked it inside the shop, drank some tea, ate some Cornish Pastys, and chatted with the locals. Mount Hawke Skatepark was next on the destination list and would also serve as our crashing place for the night. We rode a bit, filmed a couple guys, then crashed out in what felt like a giant college rec room complete with ping pong, pool, tons of couches, and bomb burgers & fries. The following morning Rusty and Bancroft went out of their way to plan a surf lesson for the crew on the shores of Cornwall. We all expected the water to be completely freezing but to our surprise it was super nice…it was also bright and sunny for the entire day which was definitely a welcome change from all the rain. Although I didn’t personally get in above my knees, everyone was killing it for a couple hours in the water and we all had a great time just kickin it on the beach. I’m sure nobody on the trip ever thought riding BMX would end up giving them the opportunity to go surfing in England….Thanks again to the Elephant guys for setting that up! To make a good day even better, we packed up the van and headed to Plymouth for our first street session of the trip. We didn’t come across a ton of stuff, but it felt great to just be pedaling around outside in an interesting city. We did manage to get a couple clips on top of that too from the likes of Broc, Kris, and Rob….who also broke the hard hit record on the punching bag machine at the kebab shop. Great day! As always, stay tuned for more updates and CLICK IMAGE TO EXPAND GALLERY. Photos by Steve Bancroft.