In an age of 2-3 Instagram videos a day from the team, it can be difficult to decipher what we’re actually up to in terms of the bigger picture. Rest assured we are in fact working on something new and special for you. Here’s some snaps from a session last weekend in San Diego with DeMarcus, J-Clem and friends. Click to expand gallery and follow along with our new project on Insta using the hashtag #watchvolume1. More info coming soon!
With The Finer Things DVD over, we sat on a ton of insanely good photos. With some great photos comes great posters. Above is just a few that we made that were all taken while filming Mike Mastroni, Broc Raiford, DeMarcus Paul and our last poster catalog. Photos by J.Cobbs and D.Feil. You can scoop each of em up for 1 cent up on our online store HERE >>
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
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 >>
For all those that have seen The Finer Things DVD, you might remember seeing this curved wallride in the beginning of Mike’s section? Not only did he do the wallride but he timed it to the elevator door opening up right after he lands. While Mike has been behind the scenes, his section is one of my favorites and is a must see for anyone that likes original/creative riding. Photo by Devin Feil. BUY THE DVD HERE >>
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!!”]
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>>
The hardest thing about being a rider in your own video that you filmed and edited is that your riding is somewhat put on the back burner and you have to look out for everyone else’s parts before your own. Mike’s part in The Finer Things is no f-n sleeper and is definitely his best to date. Photo above is from our Finer Things poster (on sale for 1 penny!!) and is just a glimpse of what to expect from Mike. Photo by Devin Feil.
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.
Attention: Shameless self posting. For all you die hard Volume site readers out there who may have noticed I haven’t been in the mix as much lately, it’s because I’ve been out and about working really hard to wrap up my own section in The Finer Things. Having spent the last couple years very much dedicated to finding spots and filming everyone else, I’ve been taking this time to focus more on my own section, make my ideas a reality, and make it as good as can be. I’ve been told before I have a one track mind and am totally incapable of multi-tasking….for the most part this is absolutely true. Our friend Devin Feil shot this in the midst of getting one of my bucket list ideas done the other day right here in Long Beach with our very own Josh Clemens behind the lens. – Mike Mastroni