Posts Tagged ‘interview’

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

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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>>

Roomies With Josh Clemens N Broc Raiford

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

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

Finer Things Interview: Tate Roskelley

Brian | 10.24.14

We got the chance to sit down with Tate a couple weeks ago when he came to SoCal to finish up his Finer Things part and shoot some photos.  He talks about his process of finding spots, what goes into his tricks, and much more.  Check it out, and see what goes on behind the scenes of a Tate Roskelley video part.  more

The Finer Things Ride Article.

Mastroni | 10.21.14

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Thanks to Jeff Z and the dudes at Ride, plus photographers Joey Cobbs and Greg Moliterno, we have a lengthy article in the newest November 2014 issue all about our upcoming DVD The Finer Things. Everyone involved here is quite the individual, so I wrote a bunch about what it’s like filming with each person, and of course answered some questions about the overall project itself. For all you kids out there who have never looked at a BMX magazine, you are missing out on some of the most quality BMX content in existence and are pretty much royally blowing it for the future of all BMX mankind. Just like a DVD itself, you can HOLD a magazine in your hand…what crazy concept right?? Don’t be a kook, pick one up or SUBSCRIBE today!

Working It Out With Josh Clemens

Brian | 09.4.14

I always think it’s interesting to see guys coming up that seem to manage riding and work equally as good.  And nothing’s harder than seeing your pro rider friends ride all day while you’re at work!  Josh has been with us at 180 Distribution for little under a year and seems to manage the two fairly well.  Plus he’s a powerhouse on his days off with stacking clips and learning new tricks on the daily.  He never ceases to amaze me when he rides.  We thought it would be cool to interview him on how he does it and show off what he does in the shipping dept too.  Click above image to read/ see it all.  more