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Grant Germain in Southern California Posted by Nuno on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

New Grant Germain action from the streets of Southern California. Filmed/Edited by Francis Castro.

Enjoy!

Chase Hawk X Games Interview Posted by Walter on Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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Our very own Chase Hawk just took home the gold medal in the X Games park contest, and we’re stoked. Keep reading to get a little insight from Chase now that he’s Austin’s newest X Games champion.

So Chase, you just won the X Games, how do you feel?

Um, I feel great.  These last few months have been kind of revolving around this past weekend.  I feel like I take it serious every year, being a part of X Games, because it’s such an amazing opportunity getting to be able to do it and be a part of it.  This year with it being in my home town made it a little bit more special for me I guess.  I wouldn’t say it made me want to do any better, but I guess you could say I put a little more pressure on myself to try and take it seriously and do the best that I could.  Yeah, I did exactly that and kind of went into it with somewhat of a game plan, stuck to it, and it ended up working out.

Did you do anything to prepare?

Just really tried to be conscious of my health.  Spending a lot of time with a personal trainer and really trying to rehab certain areas of my body that take a beating on a regular basis.  I really wanted to come into it feeling as strong as I possibly could mentally and physically, and I feel like I just kinda found my spot within the first couple of days of practice.  I felt really comfortable about where I was at and what I was doing; kind of went into it with a certain level of confidence, and it stayed there throughout the week.  That definitely helped.

So no long hours in the foam pit?

[Laughter] No, no long hours in the foam pit.  I just tried to stay true to the way I would normally ride a bowl like that, and it was kind of easy to go into it with that kind of vibe with it being in my home town; I really wanted to treat it like it was a normal session anywhere else that I’d be having with any of my other friends in Austin, and essentially that’s what it kind of was.  I had a blast the whole week, and it was awesome.

Are you nervous about having to defend your title next year?

No, not at all.  Any one of those guys is fully capable of taking down that top spot.  It’s definitely going to be awesome going into it next year having won this one, but it’s going to make me want to take the same strategy and work even harder next year trying to defend it.  I can’t wait, and I really hope this event stays in this city for as long as it can.  Austin really supports it, and overall it was a positive vibe throughout the weekend. I think everybody was really stoked on every event.  I’ve never ridden in front of a crowd that big or that loud, and to have it be local too is the cherry on top.

Can I ask how much money you won?

I think it was $50,000 for first.

Holy shit, that’s crazy. 

Yeah.

So what now, you going to Disney Land?

[Laughter] No, but I do want to take some kind of trip without the bike, just kind of get away for a week and enjoy it with my fiancé.  Get away from everything and go to the beach or something.  That’ll probably be first on the list.

Awesome.  Thanks Chase!

Let’s Roast Shop Stop Posted by Nuno on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Are you in the Chicago area? Ride BMX? Wanna meet Aaron Ross, Gary Young, Tom Dugan, Jared Swafford and Grant Germain? Then stop by Let’s Roast Cycles this Friday!

See you there.

Attention Dealers! Posted by Nuno on Monday, March 17th, 2014

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If you’re a US dealer looking to stock Odyssey product, please contact QBP, J&B or Full Factory. They’ve got you covered. If you’re an existing dealer, continue to hit them up as well.

Q&A: Sean Sexton Injury Update Posted by Nuno on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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Sean (unfortunately) recently took one to the wrist, so we decided to hit him up about it. Get well soon bud!

Walter: So, Sean, you’ve gone and hurt yourself. What the hell happened?

Sean: I broke the radius bone and fractured a couple of the little bones in my wrist, like in the joint. So I had to get surgery a week later, and I have a plate and a few screws.

What were you doing?

I was in, I believe, St. Petersburg, Florida, but I could be wrong. Somewhere in that area. I was trying to 180 a rail hop that had kind of a little gap before it and about a seven-foot drop on the other side. First try went good, just kinda hopped a little too high and had to bail the 180. Then second try I clipped my back wheel and just got sent to my right side, and my arm took the brunt of it. It looked like it was a crinkled can [laughter]. Not too horrible, but it definitely looked broken, you know?

That actually sounds pretty horrible. So, how long are you gonna be out for?

Doctor said 6-8 weeks. I have an appointment tomorrow to get an evaluation, take a few X-rays and whatnot. I’ll know more after that.

That’s not too bad I guess in the grand scheme of things.

Nah; I hope that’s all it is.

So, what do the next 6-8 weeks have in store for you?

Just trying to get back to 100%, trying to not sit around too much. Gonna try to get around as much as possible, which has been easier the last couple of days because I’m not experiencing as much pain as before. But just trying to get back to where I can ride. Hopefully this doesn’t set me back too bad. Trying not to have idle hands for too long, you know? I actually couldn’t play video games at all because of the way my thumb works right now, with holding on to the controller, but I’ve kinda gotten used to it. Yeah, playing Xbox, watching every TV series that’s available right now [laughter], I’ve got a lot of good shows that are running current right now that I get to watch. Having friends come visit, getting out of the house, maybe grabbing a coffee or something like that. But yeah, a lot of sitting around. There’s not much you can do when you get hurt, you know? It just kinda forces you to sit in your house and be bored.

Cool. Well, we look forward to your return to the bike riding community.

Me too!

In the meantime, click below to watch some Sean related videos.

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#twistedcamo Posted by Nuno on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Coming late March. Stay tuned.

Kayley Ashworth gets Aloha pedals:
reacts accordingly… Posted by Nuno on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

This is awesome. Kayley Ashworth got a pair of our Aloha pedals. I think she’s stoked.

Also…

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From HERE.

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Contest:
Find Dugan! Posted by Francis on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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We’ve hidden four images of Tom Dugan somewhere in the catalog section of our website. Find all four and win a Tom Dugan TDFL Stem, Tom Dugan Grips and Tom Dugan Gloves.

Dig through the catalog, screengrab each image, post it to Instagram with the hashtag #IFOUNDDUGAN. Make sure to follow us on Instagram while you’re there!

Winner chosen at random.

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Adam Banton:
Red Bull Interview Posted by Francis on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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Hit up the Red Bull website for an interview with Adam about his new album. We’re in the last few days of his Kickstarter for it so if you want to help out and pre-order the new album in the process, now’s the time to do it! You can even get a good deal on his older albums too. Click HERE for that goodness.

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CYBER BLACK SALE: 11/28-12/1 Posted by Nuno on Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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Hit up our online store to take advantage of the crazy prices and to score some free stuff in the process!