Profile posted up their newest print ad featuring Jared Eberwein doing a perfect 360 turndown and their spline drive sprockets.
“Chad DeGroot riding some spots in Gainesville, Daytona, Orlando FL area, and his backyard pool. Doing some front wheel boogie is what he does. Check out his color way, Coffee, what more do you need to know.” – Profile
Matt Coplon is one of my favorite dudes that I’ve had the chance to work with on projects over the last few years. He’s always psyched and in a positive, motivated mood and helpful beyond belief. When I was thinking of the industry series, he was one of the first names that came to mind for hardest working people in BMX. Matt is an all around champ for Profile and Madera, handles all of the U.S distribution and team for Country Bikes and even finds time to work with The Skatepark of Tampa on all sorts of projects. Talk about hustle. This interview gives you some insight into his job and how he manages all of these things without losing his mind. Take a peek and then leave some love in the comments…
Name: Joseph Matthew Coplon
Jon Wells is a legend in BMX. If you ever have the chance to meet him, you will understand (depending if he’s Jonathan or Jon). The only man to brawl at the Belmar, and a constant road tripping machine could describe him well. During the day, Jonathan handles Sun Ringle, and at night Jon brings out the best stanky leg. On the recent trip to Toronto, I shot some photos of his bike and forced him to stop working so hard and answer some questions. Check out Jon’s new Tree along with a few random photos I shot of Jon this past year or so.
Name: Jon Wells (off work) Jonathan Wells (at work)
S&M and Profile got together with the Athlete Recovery Fund to help raise money for Mike Saavedra’s recent surgery. This raffle has been going for a little while now, and actually ends in a week. Basically, for every $5 you put in, you get a chance to win this bike. It’s a gamble, but winning that bike would be sick. You can get in on this raffle here.
Quicky is a new feature I’m going to try and start firing out here on the regular. It’s basically an interview, but straight to the point of “what are you up to” with no real extra non-bmx related questions that I’ll mix in with the regular interviews. I figured I’d start these off with the one and only Chad DeGroot. Anyone who knows Chad knows that he’s a definitely a little kooky, but awesome. He gets himself into some ridiculous situations and has some of the best stories ever. Chad also always has something going on. I figured it would be a good time to check in with him and see what’s new and try and light a fire under his ass to get another Baco contest going. Check out what he had to say…
Name: Chad Superman DeGroot
Profile have been sitting on some fresh footage of Tony Cardona for a bit and finally released it on the world. It would appear he’s finally back at it after surgeries and everything. Hopefully 2011 has more Cardona footage in it.
Filmed and Edited by Davis Finn James