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.
The world renowned Team Dilly crew from Minnesota is one that never fails to disappoint. This edit has a little bit of everything from Reed Stark’s exquisite riding abilities to Bink’s elaborate free coaster antics, Tallboy’s tallness, Seth Peterson’s originality and Phlandus Alexander’s cat like reflexes. Hell, Kyle Stark even managed to get a few clips! It’s hard not to be stoked on a any fresh footage that comes from a crew like this, so we figured it would be a good time for Bink to compile a bunch of footage he’s been sitting on for the past year for a new edit that we can all enjoy. Check it out!
“More or less a mixtape from the past year of sessions with some of the Dilly members, plus a final, stand alone part by Phlandus Alexander. Features riding from Kyle Stark, Matt Thompson, Seth Peterson, Reed Stark, Phlandus Alexander, and myself, as well as cameos by Cody Smiglewski, Dutch Master Bill, and a guy in a pink shirt.”
Filmed and edited by Bink Seavey
For the past twelve years there has been a BMX backyard of epic proportions located in Layton, Utah. Sure, it didn’t start out as one of the most historic backyards ever built but over the course of time, and thanks to the support of the home-owner it has surely built up a reputation all its own. The owner is none-other than S&M Bikes pro and legend Matt Beringer. Matt is a character that is actually just as unique as his backyard and that is part of the reason why his yard has become a go-to destination for BMX riders from all over the world. Needless to say, it’s been twelve years of good times and it’s all coming to a close as Matt needs to make some decisions on whether or not to try and keep the house. He is at the point where it’s getting to be more stress than it’s worth for him to keep up on without any support so he posted on his Facebook about putting the house up for sale soon. But first, he wanted to let everyone know that it is up for grabs shred-ready and as-is for $200,000. For any companies looking to invest in an amazing team house this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Located a half an hour out of Salt Lake City, Utah with neighbors that already know the deal and a yard that is ride-able as we speak it would be amazing to see a company step in and take it over. I caught up with Matt to break things down, fill everyone in on the exact details and let him speak his mind on the subject.
Anyone who checks the Daily Section on the regular knows how fast edits can go from the first page to the third page. It’s not that we’re trying to bury the best videos, we’re just trying to keep up with all the latest videos, news, products and what not that comes up all day everyday. That’s one of the main reasons we started doing this column, so can look back on all of the best videos that you might have missed. Last week was no exception to how many dialed videos popped up. We went through and picked out 15 of the best videos featuring the likes of Maxime Charveron, Van Homan, Matty Lambert, River Waldren, Chris Brown, Jourdan Barba, Mikey Almodovar, Garrett Reynolds, Chad Kerley, Bruno Hoffmann, Dan Lacey, Sean Sexton, Tony Hamlin, Chris Doyle, Dennis Enarson, Ryan Nyquist and many, many more. Let’s get into it!
Not going to lie, I’m struggling a little bit right now trying to do this column. It’s 70, sunny and no wind today for the first time of the year. Since I’m sure there’s a bunch of you that either A.) are in the same situation or B.) hate me right now… We’re going to fire out this products column so you can get your bike dialed in and then go ride. This week we’re going to take a closer look at the Noctis cranks from The Shadow Conspiracy, Cult‘s Doomsday pegs, the Barend Extenders from Deluxe, the “Get Used To It” DVD from Subrosa and the Freed Bikes Freedom frame! Let’s get into it!
All photos by Connor Stevens
Dave Paterson has formed quite the reputation the past few years with his website, The Merged. The ability to combine his knowledge of BMX product design and his advantage of the industry insider as a purchaser for Evans Cycles, there’s no denying that he has been on his game to introduce riders from around the world to the latest and greatest products in BMX. You would think that would mean he would have a completely dialed bike with all of the latest and greatest parts… Which thanks to a little help from his friends at BSD, Social Bike Co. and Fit, Dave was able to piece together a hell of a dialed new setup. We figured it would be a good time to take a closer look at his bike along with find out what else is new with him, so let’s take a closer look at this super clean unit and see what he had to say!
Ah… BMX Dan. This is one kid I met a few years back and I’ve watched develop from a pretty quiet kid who was pretty good on a bike to a full blown man child that can toss the bars like the best and isn’t scared to send it on anything you put in front of him. There are a lot of stories that come to mind when I think about different times I’ve crossed paths with Dan. Some of the stories are pretty hilarious and probably not ideal to share in an intro. All I’ll say is he has definitely taken his fair amount of shit from some of the finest in the Midwest which has molded him into the kid he is today. After joining the knee club and making a full recovery and getting a ton of travel time in, Dan was bumped up to the Madera flow team last week. We figured it was time to get to introduce this up and comer from the Milwaukee scene to you guys. Let’s take a look at what he had to say.
Name: Dan Kruk
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This week I wanted to give everyone an inside look at the newest cover of Soul Magazine issue #79. It not only came as a surprise to Dennis and Chad but it also came as a surprise to myself as well. I wanted to break it down and let everyone know exactly what it took to make that happen and how sometimes when you least expect it, you get the cover of a magazine. Most of the time it ends up being the craziest/best action photo from that previous month of shooting but every once and a while people like the creators of Soul go above and beyond what’s expected to design a truly unique and one-of-a-kind cover. Let’s take a look and see what went into making this happen.