As you may have been aware of, this weekend saw the premiere and thus, the release of The Grumets newest DVD, ‘The Right Fluke’. I would now usually share a bunch of photos that I had have taken at the premiere, however a certain individual rendered this opportunity, devoid. RIP Crispy cam #4. I will however share my insignificant opinion on the release as well as a few related videos.
If you’re familiar with these dudes, you would be of the assumption that the DVD would be 4 pegs, free-coaster, hip-hop and street based. This is certainly what I was expecting, however, with Anton at the helm, and from a few conversations I had with him, it wouldn’t be as ‘serious’ as their previous works. I had also heard a few rumours about what had gone down, and additionally, put to actualisation through photos in the latest 2020 magazine. So with that being said, I was eagerly anticipating my first watch.
The DVD ruled. It ran for over an hour, included riding/sections from most of the OG drain kids as well as a few new up and comers to the crew including Carraig Troy, Jack Elkins and Steve Griffiths. What with the riding being mostly Brisbane based, it was even more relevant to me and thus had me stoked on seeing a bunch of spots that we ride all the time as well as a heap that I hadn’t seen before. The music was mostly chill hip hop with a few effective alternatives such as Tiny’s intro, both of Raph’s as well as a few dance classics. I was also pleasantly surprised with the filming/editing, it was really smooth, simple enough to not take away from the riding but effective enough to make it stand out from an everyday web edit.
Let’s start with Gonz’s section. BUTTER. Gonz is the epitome of dialled and put this to show in his section. I could watch him do bar hops all day and be satisfied, it’s really refreshing to see someone not having to jam in a billion whip and manual lines to make you sit back in awe. The track was dialled as hell too.
Elkins. It’s weird to see someone with his style in a Grumets DVD, but he managed to pull it off and with a serious level of technical ability as well as sheer gnar. Anton mentioned that he had put everything into this section and it shows, I won’t tell you the individual shit he did, but the banger, as you would expect, is crazy and would have required a high mental capacity to push through and get done. Would have enjoyed seeing a few more grinds, but hey, the rest of the DVD made up for that.
John DeBono. So stoked on this section, it’s been years since I last saw anything from this dude. As you can expect, there was a heap of crazy hops, especially the line at the bank-rail spot out near Wynnum way, but mostly I was blown away by the x ride 360s. There was even an x ride 360 to smith. G as FUCK.
Anton’s section. As you would have seen above in the leftovers edit, he knows his way around a cheeky grind or two. I can’t remember a heap of things, but I do remember him doing a feeble to no foot can down a rail and smith grinding this retardedly steep and short ghetto rail out in Ashgrove. So sick.
The introduction. I am definitely a fan of having heaps of non-riding clips in BMX. It shows the dudes personalities, keeps things interesting and accurately details what it’s like to be apart of a crew. Anyway, the intro is no riding and consists of the majority of the guys (a feat in itself), out in a mud flat getting blackout and wrestling/throwing mud at each other. Awesome, and a perfect way to start off the DVD.
Not having a Kev Keefs Neil section. I swear I seen him at the premiere too.
So in conclusion. The DVD is sick, Anton put a lot of work into it and it is a brilliant depiction of the Australian BMX scene, especially the Brisbane faction. If you want to pick up a copy, hit him up directly, or contact LUX BMX.
Here is Mitchell McDonald’s section from the DVD;