My head hurts from emails this week on the tryouts, scroll down to the bottom to see some highlighted ones. Some were awesome, some people were pissed, and most of all read it all before jumping the gun. Deco will keep you on your toes. Keep on your toes for this one, TA frame sponsored. Check his team page and his sample frame...color is dope. James at Native topped himself with the dyed real leather seats, these are incredible bubs, trust me you need to upgrade your existing seat. Thanks to Rob and Dig BMX for the photo gallery, amazing pics...check them out all in the AM. Get up and do stuff. Colored top caps are coming. Gatt taking the 4 piece back to the USA made with the Genius bars. I gotta go play this disco. Live in the present but look to the future, got a problem with that Deco will be your teacher. Go HAM this weekend and stay safe everyone. -Chad D #chadknowsdeco #decota #voodoodeco #decojapanDECO TERRY ADAMS TA FRAME, our first FRAME ONLY rider is doing it for Deco. Click HERE to peep his Team Page and click HERE to peep his sample frame. #decota #taknowsdeco #decoshocka #voodoojam When you make Terry Adams happy he gives you shout outs in fancy places like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and invites you to be awesome, which is pretty awesome. What is more awesome than awesome?
“The TA model has everything I have always wanted in a great solid traditional looking flatland frame. It’s not gimmicky, has a simple design, and its built to last. Its still short but long enough to make you feel like a man. Removable tabs and built in chain tensioners to keep things practical. This frame is everything I want between my legs. This is some quality sh*t that will provide tons of fun and give you a happy ending every time you ride it.” -Terry AdamsThis seat is magnificent. Simple, functional, handsome, extremely well made, affordable, and, YES, pivotal. Listen to what your ass is asking. Pick one up and listen to your ass thank you time and time again. Slap one and GO TEAM. Here is the new ones limited REAL LEATHER looking like wood grain, raised logo, and branded styles. Only available HERE. Thanks to Rob Dolecki and the Kickstart crew for this wild morning with Mulville at Orlando Skatepark. Check the Dolecki pics and why we get up so early and ride in the AM CLICK HERE Tons of pics of Mulville as well with an over under that Mark was scared to do, he is actually like 3 feet over my back. There is an interview on why I ride in the AM hours, pretty rad. -Chad D Compression bolt (.8 oz.) features a hole for front brake cables. Hole is big enough to remove the cable barrel head for traveling or taking off your front brake. 6061 aluminum with laser etched logo. 80% of the industry is using this steer tube so the Deco. compression bolt is your upgrade once others FAIL. Fork Cap comes as Black with white printing on all FuForks and these pictured are upgrades in Red, Purple, and Blue. USA born and raised these 4 piece babies bring out your roots and show your pride. Master Gatt brought these to life…so feel like a GENIUS when you ride these. What is better than 2? easy answer, double down and put 4. There is no gambling problem with these, do the math...Coming Soon. Moments of Zen So after posting were doing Try Outs for Deco for 2013 a flood of emails came in. Most were serious but a few made me laugh, so here are pieces of them...and thanks and sorry for the let down to all who emailed in. Some of you wrote dick responses and most figured out they were had. Read it all before you just jump to tryouts. 1-Hello Chad, My name is Xxx XxXxx. Unfortunately I am unable to attend your team try outs. I’m trying to save Minnesota from the abominable snow man attacks that keep occurring in the Midwest (RePreSeNtT!) There has been dozens of casualties of BMX’ers being attacked by the 18” tall Yeti. We have tried everything to rid this beast, but have failed in every way possible. We have tried peeing on it, using magically enchanted fire arrows (bought from Walmart for $8.72 a dozen), and sacrificing virgins… Just when I thought that everything has failed, this giant beast saw me getting rad… so rad the I noticed he started melting bit by bit. The good people of Minnesota cannot keep living this way! So I come forth to you and ask you a great favor. Just pretend you see me at the team tryouts (I won’t tell a damn soul… well maybe a few..)… I will be too busy getting rad in the Midwest. here are a few links to some clip I did that reallllly pissed off that stinky yeti! 2-Dear Mr. DeGroot,
I would like to try out for Team Deco. I can ride a bike but haven't in a while. I'm pretty sure I could get up to speed though very quickly 'cause it's like riding a bike, right? Once you learn, you never forget. Plus, how hard can riding a bicycle be anyway?I have to let you know that I am over 40-years old and thus a "protected class" in the United States and thus I am protected from you discounting my age under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 - ADEA - 29 U.S. Code Chapter 14.
Please give me a date and time for my tryout, preferably on a Saturday and/or Sunday. I call my style "Sidewalk" as I ride sidewalks, jumping over cracks and grass tuffs that have grown through the concrete. It's bitchin' when I come up to another person walking the opposite direction and I yell at 'em, "What the fucks wrong with you?" It's hilarious. Good times. As you can see my "fun at any cost" rivals one of your other riders, Tom Villarreal (I hope I spelled his name correctly). But, I don't think he's ever done anything as wild as what I've just described.
I don't do drugs but I've got a hemp belt. I could start doing drugs though if you choose me to be on the team.
Would you prefer me to ride my Giant MTB hybrid or my 24" 1958 Schwinn Wasp with ape hangers and banana seat at the tryout?
Let me know bro'. I'm stoked to almost be a part of the DECO team (notice I spelled it with all caps to show my coolness). Rad!
Thanks for reading.