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Broc Raiford

Hometown & Place of current residence

My hometown is Destrehan, Louisiana but I now reside in Huntington Beach, California and I love it!

Sponsors

Volume, Odyssey, Dans Comp, The Come Up, Etnies, Pull-In, S-One

Vehicle

Mazda 3 hatchback

Describe your riding style in 3 words or less

Mostly all fun

What inspires you to keep drawing, designing, & tattooing

Seeing other peoples tattoos and flash paintings really gets me motivated to draw. The same goes for designing and tattooing. It’s a total different activity from riding bikes so it’s relaxing to do when I have time off my bike. Hopefully at some point I’ll start an apprenticeship at a tattoo parlor and be able to learn the way of a true tattoo artist.

What do you do besides ride, make art, and attend glow paint parties

I play video games usually. Mostly COD and Skate 3 but to be honest I haven’t touched my Xbox since I’ve moved to HB. I have been riding everyday and hanging out with all the new homies. Did I mention I loved it here? haha.

Who are the neighbors

I believe the it is Kobe Bryant from the Lakers that inhabits the adjacent dwelling.

You’ve just made the big move to California, tell us about that

A day hasn’t gone by where I haven’t enjoyed my time out here. The drive out here was pretty brutal being that half the trip is just driving through Texas. It was worth it though because I got to bring most of my belongings from home with me. The craziest thing to me is that it’s pretty much sunny everyday and there are tons of people to ride with. I’ve become real good friends with The Common Crew and they are who I usually ride with everyday. I’m living with Devon Smilie and Brandon Means and couldn’t have asked for better roommates. 

What keeps you motivated

Seeing other riders kill it and progress definitely keeps me motivated to push myself and stay motivated. I check The Come Up everyday and watch a few edits before I go ride.  That alone gets me so pumped to go out and have a good day riding with my friends.

Stamps on your passport

So far I have one from Canada, Mexico, England, and Japan. All amazing places to say the least. However, Japan was definitely one of the greatest experiences of my life. It’s awesome how there was such a huge language barrier yet I could still communicate with the Japanese with little frustration. 

If you were given a million dollars tomorrow, what would you do

I’d probably wake up in a new Buggati. Haha. Buying a dope house near the beach and packing it full of my closest friends would be first on the list. Then I’d build a warehouse park similar to the Berrics or the Bakery. I don’t think I’d buy a crazy nice car though. I never was into flashy cars. I’d probably save the rest of the money until I figured out something awesome to spend it on.

Things you are terrified of

Sharks, Infants, Tweekers, and Fresno, CA to name a few.

Something most people don’t know about you

I’m really into music, preferably hardcore. I love going to shows and getting rowdy. Being at a show where everyone is feeling it and it’s mass chaos gives me the same adrenaline rush as being on my bike. The only part I don’t like about shows is the possibility of getting dealt with by a flying fist or foot. Other then that it’s a real good time and something i’ve been into for a while.

Thanks

I’d like to thank my parents for being so supportive. They’ve allowed me the opportunity to live my dream and back me along the way. For that I am so grateful and can’t thank either of them enough. I’d like to thank all my sponsors for supporting me and keeping me and my bike rolling fresh. I’d like to give all my homies a shout out for keeping me motivated, filming with me, being there when I’m bummed, and pushing me further and further. I want to give thanks to everyone I met along my travels because they are way made my trips as great as they were. 

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