Today we are proud to present Alex Platt’s The Finer Things section to you, the internet world. I re-watched this a couple times trying to come up with an appropriate caption for this, but all I could really arrive at is ” Well, Platt is out of his f-n mind.” Want proof? Watch this now.
Here’s my section from The Finer Things DVD. Its always a little awkward writing about yourself but I will say I’m definitely very, very proud of this section and I’m really happy to be able to contribute something new to the BMX community, not only with my section but with this DVD as a whole. If you like what you see, pick up a copy for your personal collection and support what were doing. Thanks for watching & I hope you enjoy! <3
Today we proudly present Tate Roskelley’s mind blowingly creative & original The Finer Things DVD section to you, the internet world. Tate is hands down one of the most incredible bike riders, free thinkers, and a true artist practicing his unique brand of organic and forever-experimental BMX. We love Tate & we love this video section….so if this is your first time seeing this, we really hope you do too! Enjoy!
Hard to believe these are “lost clips” but since Billy has been clippin’ up like crazy, guessing he’s sitting on some solid stuff already. We’re excited to show off his Volume 1 part too, you know that’s going to be nuts…
“I filmed for this video at the end of 2013 to early 2014 at spots all over Long Island, and NYC and never got around to putting it out. I started working on a new VX project and these clips kept collecting dust but I decided to finally dig them up and let them see the light of day. Hope you enjoy.” – Billy
Filmed by – Jake Layton, Stephon Fung, Justin Koebele, Jamari Leacock, Matt Schleyer, Anthony Panza, and probably a few more I can’t remember.
We are very proud to announce our all new 2016 District, Infantry, and Raiford (Vessel) complete bikes. As is the Volume tradition, we threw 4 pegs on them and took to the streets to see what these things were really capable of. Here’s Broc Raiford, Josh Clemens, DeMarcus Paul, Daniel Martinez, and Zach Krejmas putting these bikes to the ultimate test. For more information on the District, Infantry, and Raiford completes, please visit the links above.
Filmed & Edited by Mike Mastroni.
Music: Solid Space – “Tenth Planet”
Mastroni has been busy the last month or so working on this new VLM stem promo that features our guys; Drew Hosselton, Josh Clemens, Billy Perry, DeMarcus Paul, Alex Raban, Jason Enns, & Daniel Martinez. The VLM top load stem has been used and abused for some time now from the guys and has been holding up amazingly. Check out the video and pick one up today at your local Volume dealer. Specs are below and on its page here>> VLM Stem Specs:
6061 CNC topload stem that features CNC cuts to reduce weight, a wider 50 mm clamping area, beveled sides, ø32 mm recessed compression bolt cutout and extensive cutouts inside and out.
Reach: 50 mm
Stack Height: 33 mm
Rise (Upright): 34 mm
Weight: 12.3 oz
DeMarcus’ All Day X DIG exclusive video just dropped and it’s exactly what you expected, some flawless smooth ass riding. The bike control he has is insane, he just makes everything look so effortless. Filmed and edited by Alex Quintero – http://alldaybmxshop.com. Be Sure to also check out Deemo’s last Volume interview we just dropped yesterday HERE >>
“All Day BMX Shop owner Alex Quintero took Demarcus Paul on a tour to each of the major cities in the Mexican state of Baja California for this DIG exclusive. Over the course of three weekend trips Demarcus sampled street spots from Ensenada to Mexicali to Tijuana. Deemo making it look too easy south of the border!” – DIG
Hot on the heels of his ender section in The Finer Things DVD, Broc takes to the streets to promote his new signature handlebar, The Captain. What’s even more impressive is that this whole video was basically only a hand-full of days out filming…Broc is a footage gathering machine!
For more information on the Captain Bars, CLICK HERE.
Filmed & Edited by Mike Mastroni
Additional Filming by Josh Clemens.
Music: Bubble Puppy – “Hot Smoke & Sasafrass”
“For our March/April issue, we contacted our contributing photographers with an idea…an idea to shoot a photo at a specific time on a specific day. The goal was to show a glimpse at the sheer amount of BMX that happens all over the country (and world). The results we got back were more than we hoped for. 16 photographers from 10 different cities came together to shoot for this project and it’s almost staggering to realize that it all happened at the same exact time. Thank you to everyone (see below) who took part in the project…maybe we’ll do another next year?” – RIDEbmx
If you want the full story and back story on a lot of the photos, please pick up the Mar/Apr issue of the mag.
Akira not only has one of the smoothest styles in Japan, he also has his moves on lock. Akira run his own shop, BMX Flourish, has a family and kills it still in the streets still. He just dropped his latest edit and is still smooth as silk. Filmed by: Kouki Motomura, Hiroaki Goto, Hirotsugu Yamashita, Genki Higuchi, & Junichi Ishikawa
BMX Union just posted the first official review we’ve seen of “The Finer Things” video that just released two weeks ago. We’re stoked on their review, and in general, we’ve been blown away by the reception we’ve received from shops, industry folk, pro riders, customers, and social media. In house, we were excited with the end result, but to hear everyone, outside the office and team, saying such good things, and it getting people stoked to ride in new ways, we couldn’t be more proud. I’m sure more reviews are on the way in magazines and media sites, but go check out BMX Union’s review right now. If you haven’t, then head over to your local store to pick up a copy, or your favorite mail order. We’re running low on copies and waiting for our re-order to come in.