“JD (Jean-Yves Randriambelson)‘s signature sheet of Hella Grip is a homage to his Malagasy roots. He was hoping to film some clips in Madagascar to celebrate the recent release of his “Fatherland” griptape, but the outbreak obviously put a damper on travel. Nonetheless, JD managed to make the best of the current scenario and found a way to stack a bunch of clips around the local streets of France. Having new JD footage to premier is like hoarding gold, so we’re more than hyped to finally share the wealth with y’all. I shouldn’t be surprised to see a longtime rider like JD progressing and living the dream, but I still think it’s worth taking a moment to really appreciate what riders like JD are doing to keep the dream alive for both the younger and older generations.” by the Boss McMasher ..
Black Lives Matter. And at Hella Grip we didn’t just want to say it. We wanted to do something about it. So with the help of BK’s mom we’ve created handcrafted Sloth Dot Masks. The proceeds from these masks will be donated and split between Oakland’s Color of Change ( https://colorofchange.org ) and the International Justice Mission ( https://www.ijm.org ). Head over to the Sloth Shop to grab a mask before they’re gone! We may sometimes move slowly, but it is always with purpose, like a sloth, in the forest. Stay safe and take care of one another, that’s what a homie does. ✊🏾✊🏼✊🏽✊🏻✊🏿