Video: OnlyMTB l Chromag: Wink Grant

Jan 2, 2013 at 22:41
Jan 2, 2013
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Scott 'Wink' Grant shoots still photos on a Leica M6 Rangefinder. The camera, passed down to him from his grandfather (iconic photojournalist Ted Grant) shoots 35mm film, primarily black and white, but he'll shoot the odd roll of colour to mix things up. He's a bit old fashioned that way; forgoing the ease of digital cameras for the tactile magic of film. But it's not a consciously cultivated nostalgia, an attempt to out-hipster the Instagram crowd, no it's just an appreciation of tangible things and an understanding of the time, effort, and skill that goes into making something real.

The same can be said about his riding. His style fuses BMX street skill and mountain bike trail smashing. He didn't learn his tricks in a foam pit, he learned the hard way. He learned on real jumps. That's why he values style so much. Any Tom, Dick, or Larry can learn flipwhips into foam. Wink would much rather throw a perfect table or get sideways on a moto whip - you can tell he's a Mike Aitken and Chase Hawk fan.

I've known Wink for almost 10 years and in that span his riding has progressed dramatically, from sketchy grom to confident Chromag athlete. I can't wait to watch the rest of his career unfold.



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Words: Scott Secco
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49 Comments

  • + 41
 Dude you should listen to the little man and do 5 tailwhips onto the van the kid is a genius
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  • + 22
 Love the innocent excitement of those kids, and the riding was sweet Smile
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  • + 18
 Great riding man! love to see it getting passed down to the younger generation!
  • + 55
 backflip 180 tailwhip... Ive seen it happen
  • + 33
 I'm pretty sure those kids post on pinkbike
  • - 5
 those little kids will be the next Brandon Semenuk, Kyle Strait, and T-mac.
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  • + 13
 The truck at 1:22 is so sick. Also super hyped on this song. Nice work guys.
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  • + 11
 Leave it to Wink Grant to do the impossible
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  • + 4
 Thank God! Took me 2 Hours but finally found the song on some Japanese Website:L ENJOY! : www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELcPkwxI4zo
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  • + 6
 chromag is the shiz
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  • + 5
 awesome! nice vid. does anybody know that song???
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  • + 4
 Wink is a pretty sick name.
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  • + 4
 What!?! Nosebonk/ nollie barspin was crazy! Wink bleeds style, so sick!
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  • + 3
 what is the song please tell us everyone wants to know
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  • + 3
 seriously i want this song too !
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  • + 3
 that little kid has an Iphone! kids these days smh
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  • + 3
 Yeah buddy, that's tight. Nolley-bars look dialed.
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  • + 2
 "360 tailwhip, that's like impossible." Apparently not kid.
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  • + 2
 Terrific, bow down all ye unworthy folk
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  • + 3
 he has so much style
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  • + 1
 is a back flip 180 tail whip a flair whip or just something to cool to have a name
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  • + 1
 This dudes style is dope! I want to see more footage, enjoyed the music to who is it?
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  • + 1
 The kid is so smooth and relaxed. Stay healthy Wink, good future comin'.
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  • + 1
 The kids kept changing the trick onto the car
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 haha ya 5 tailwhips, flair, flairwhip
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  • + 1
 what a great inspiration to the younger generation of riders. ride on!
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  • + 1
 Proper awsome style and trails, well crafted vid.
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  • + 1
 so sick! you both killed it!!!
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  • + 1
 You are amazing !! love your style !!
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  • + 1
 more Freeride Footage !!!
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 Did that 5 year old have an iphone? Wut...?
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  • + 1
 "Bye... I couldn't wait!"
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  • - 2
 the kids not the only one who thinks 360 tailwhips are impossible
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 What im saying is i think there impossible because i cant do them
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