Nate Richter is one of those dudes who has been on his hustle lately. Between throwing down some real good riding in different videos to his own “We Made It” series on Youtube, this guys name is definitely one you have seen by now. Recently, Shane McLellan took a day to follow around the Cult, Merritt and Quintin Co. connect to see what a day in his life is really like. Take a look at what he got into!
Filmed and edited by Shane McLellan
When a BMX company has been around for fourteen years you have to figure that they are doing something right. That was my exact thought when planning the next company to feature for the column and that is why I chose Volume and Demolition. Also because Brian Castillo is a dedicated, hard-working person who constantly pushes BMX in a positive direction. He multi-tasks like no other and still finds time in his day to shred. He rides BMX simply because he loves it, and helped take a dream and make it a reality which is something most people will never do. It takes an incredible amount of drive to run multiple BMX companies for over a decade but he handles it with a small crew working alongside. I made my way down to the offices recently to hang out for the day, shoot some photos and talk to Castillo about what it takes to make it all happen.
Our boy Daniel Johnson down in Australia is always getting himself into something new. The other week it was announced that he had switched things up and joined the Cult family. Obviously this meant he was building up a brand new bike, so we figured it was time to ask a few questions and get a closer look at this dialed unit of his. Let’s take a closer look at his fresh setup and see what he had to say!
Name: Daniel Johnson aka DJ
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Photos: Mike Headford
Chris is one of those dudes that I’m always psyched on seeing footage of and hearing from. The other day we were talking and while I was catching up with him, he mentioned that he was building up a brand new bike. Anyone who knows Chris knows that he will ride his shit till it’s dead, so with this occasion, we figured that it was a perfect opportunity to take a closer look at this dialed new rig of his and to find out what’s new in his life. Let’s take a closer look and see what he had to say!
Name: Chris Silva
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There have been a handful of videos coming out lately that I have been excited about checking out. One of the perks of dong The Union is from time to time I get lucky and get the chance to check out these videos I’m excited about a little earlier than most people. Last week I received a copy of the new Kink “Squash It” DVD to check out. Obviously, this is one of those videos that I had been itching to check out because of a number of reasons like the stacked team, Darryl Tocco was once again behind the filming and editing and that almost infinite travel budget they seem to be working with that takes them to some amazing destinations. Combining all of those things can only lead to a good thing, right? Here’s what I thought…
This past week was crazy. There were literally must see edits dropping left and right. It was almost hard to keep up with all of the goodness, and I can guarantee that you probably missed some of these videos. That’s why we dig into the Daily Section every week to pull out the best videos for you to take it all in. This week we’ve got 18 videos featuring the likes of Chad Kerley, Simone Barraco, Alex Kennedy, Kriss Kyle, Joris Coulomb, Justin Simpson, Greg Illingworth, Devon Smillie, Kevin Kiraly, Aaron Smith, Shawn McIntosh, Ryan Taylor, Jake Seeley, Alex Platt, Anthony “Boy” Flores, Tony Cherry, Mike Hinkens, Jeff Dowhen, Dennis Enarson and many, many more. Let’s get into this!
Man, where does time go? I just realized we’ve been doing these Products: columns every Saturday for over a year already. A couple weeks over a year to be exact, but that’s okay because there’s always some fresh BMX products to check out. This week we’re going to take a closer look at the new High Top stem from Fit Bike Co., the Mark Mulville signature “Gator” hubs from Profile Racing, the new Garrett Reeves signature grey Soundwave from Sunday, the Simplex front hub from Eclat and the Master hardware kit from 43 Hardware. Let’s get into this!
It’s not everyday we get to see something from the crew in Greece, but when we do it’s usually always something good. We recently caught up with Federal‘s connect over there, Jason Eustathiou, to take a closer look at his current setup. We also tossed in a few extra questions to get to know the guy a little better. So let’s take a closer look at this dialed setup and see what he had to say to start your Friday off right!
Name: Jason Eustathiou
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Photo: Jake Dyke
Over the last few months, you guys have probably noticed that we have been doing a lot with the all trails website, Can You Dig It. It was one of the websites that we partnered with at the beginning of the year, and anyone who checks the site on the regular knows it’s the go to place for anything trails related. The website is run by a guy named Jon Saunders who has been digging and riding for years and has a huge appreciation for the art and hard work involved in trails riding and BMX in general. I figured by now a bunch of you are wondering what this dude with a shovel is all about, so I tossed him a bunch of questions to find out more about the guy behind Can You Dig It. Let’s take a look at what he had to say!
Name: Jon Saunders
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What would you do to follow your dreams? Would you wake up one morning and plan a move across the country? Would you leave home in hopes of pursuing a career doing what you love? Well, regardless of what you may or may not do, while you are still sitting there thinking about it there are people out there like Broc Raiford making moves. I’ve been doing this whole thing long enough now to where I have seen riders go from young up-and-comers just trying to make a name for themselves to some of the top pros in the game. Broc is on his way to fitting himself into that category. His bike control is blatantly obvious when he rides and he has the type of personality that will take him far. He recently made the move out West to California in hopes of pushing his BMX riding to a new level and I have absolutely no doubt that being here will do just that. He knows what he wants out of life, has the work ethic that it takes to be successful and did I mention that he kills it on a bike? Get familiar with Broc, find out about the move, and see what he has planned for the rest of the year and more right here.