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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 27 March 2020  

The amazing crew at Kink just made self distancing and isloation a lot easier...Thank you!  This is pretty damn huge, with all of their full length DVD's being available FREE to stream online, this includes their most recent piece 'Champagne' which features our very own Brock Olive too...YEW!  Hit any of the images below to jump straight in and enjoy.  On top of this, our Kink BMX selection is fully stocked right now, this is a brand that we 100% support and it's awesome gifts to the riding community like this that have us even more stoked....YEW! 

 


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Author: Tim   Date Posted: 20 March 2020  

The dos and the don'ts of taking your child to the skatepark. 

As a parent looking from the outside in the world of BMX might seem confusing; a bunch of grown men and women hanging around at skateparks, street spots and trails around the cities and the suburbs. What drives these people to do this? It's a hard question to answer but simply put passion would be the main driving factor for most BMX riders out there. The life long obsession begins early for most of us, and with balance bikes and smaller bike options getting better and better. It’s easier and more accessible for children that want to get into BMX to get a bike. 

 

@lukey_norris blasting at Redcliffe Skatepark in Brisbane 

 

Riding a bike has endless benefits, from fitness, mental strength, perseverance and making lifelong friendships. It all has to start somewhere, and for most parents, this means getting their little one a bike and heading down to the local skatepark. Now at this point, we’d hope that you have taught your little shredder how-to at least roll around. If you haven’t done this, turn around and go somewhere less populated with no obstacles. Your child needs to learn bike control, and the best way to do this is by spending hours on their bike. So once you have spent hours getting the “basics” down then it's time to expose your child to the skatepark. First thing first, skateparks are designed for advanced riders and skaters, this being said it's a public space and everyone is welcome. So when you arrive there might be some guys having a beer, there might be some rude words getting thrown around, hell, there might even be someone freaking out over not landing a trick. Turn a blind eye and try to distance yourself and your child from anything you don’t want him or her seeing yet. 

Now you have turned up and got the bike out of the car, little 'Tommy' is off riding around and you're sitting on the sideline watching but also reading and scrolling through your phone. STOP THAT NOW. When your child is riding he/she is out there with older people that will not be looking out for them, because why would they? It's not their child. Naturally, most humans aren’t going to purposely crash into a child, but the thing with the first trip to the skatepark is neither mum dad or child knows anything about skatepark etiquette. So hears where it’s important to pay attention.

 

Flat bottoms at the skatepark. 

The first thing your child will feel comfortable riding will be the smaller obstacles and before that the flat bottoms. From the unassuming eye, the flat ground at the skatepark may pose as a safer area for your child, but it’s not. Even though there is no one riding there when you turned up, people will be charging around on the flat ground linking lines together as they ride or skate. So when you arrive spend 5 minutes figuring out the best spot to start having a go is and head there. 

 

 

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Stay off the coping!

Remember that the entire skatepark is used by the more advanced riders and the one spot they don’t want people are hanging their front wheel over is the coping. For whatever reason, skatepark novices love spending time hanging around the coping and on the edges of the quarters and the banks. For guys and girls that are using these obstacles, there is nothing more annoying than having to ask 10,000 times for a child to move so he/she doesn't get hurt. Not all little kids will gauge the park and notice where people are using it, so try to help them and stay with them while they're riding. 

 

Don't freak out at the older crew.

All parents are different and how they will raise their child is up to them. The other older riders at the skatepark aren’t raising your child, so it shouldn’t be their job to look after your child at the skatepark. SKATEPARKS AREN’T DAY CARES. Remember that your child is riding at his or her own risk, and need to realise if they are hit and are in the way then that's their fault. Not the fault of the older rider who would have done everything to try and get out of the way. 

 

 

Eli Norris (@eli_otto_14)  sending it! 

 

Good times to ride for children.

Early morning sessions can be the best way to combat the traffic at the skateparks. Getting there before the older guys turn up is sometimes a great way to get your little rider feeling comfortable at the park without getting in the way or worse getting hit. Weekends especially are a good early morning time, but remember when the older guys turn up, after working all week they will want to RIDE. Thankfully most riders won’t be at the park before 11 am so you're pretty safe until about then.      

Chase Jedrzejek (@chasey_bmx) getting comfortable at Belco in the A.C.T.  

 

Once your child has progressed to a point where they feel comfortable getting around the whole skatepark then it’s time to learn how to ride around other riders. The message remains the same, everyone is welcome but etiquette is a must. Giving way to people that are filming is another big thing parents can misunderstand. Firstly the rider isn't angry at you, or your child or the filmer or anyone else for that matter. They are frustrated they can't get the trick! Filming a clip at the skatepark can (at times) turn into a 2 hour+ mental battle and having distractions (other riders) riding around in front of you can push that rider to the limit. So do your best to be on your toes and acknowledge the hours of dedication and frustration some riders put themselves through.

 

Once a young rider, Alex Hiam (@alexhiam) learned skatepark etiquette at parks around Brisbane. Photo- Jerard Vandervalk  

 

Something to take away.

If there is anything to take away from this, it would be that;

  • Everyone is welcome at the skatepark.
  • Teach your child the basics at home or in a park first.
  • Ride the skatepark during low traffic times.
  • Respect the older riders and do your best to keep out of their way
  • Watch your child, be attentive and stay off your phone!

 

BMX is a great lifestyle and teaches so much more than just the skill on the bike. The world of BMX can find you hanging out at the local skatepark or on the other side of the globe with some of your best friends. Being riders ourselves, this is something that all of us here at LUXBMX treasure. There is no better feeling for your child than having Mum or Dad there watching them learn and progress at the skatepark.

Hopefully, this gives the newer BMX Mums and Dads a little more of an idea before they head down to the skatepark.       

Finally, before your getting started, is your little rider protected properly? Browse our selection of protective equipment, helmets and guards.

 

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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 19 March 2020  

The amazing folks at Vans continue to be one of the biggest BMX supporters when it comes to footwear, we've seen some epic introductions to the BMX specific range of sneakers already in 2020, but these Sk8-Hi Pro BMX Shoes are about to be the ultimate game changer!  The Sk8-Hi Pro Shoe has been a LUXBMX favourite for a very long time (infact there's a pair on my feet as I type...).  So what's special about these shoes?  Obviously they look epic to start, with a full black cover and classic white Vans wave, chuck in UltraCush HD sockliners to provide the highest level of impact cushioning, DURACAP reinforcement rubber underlays in high wear areas for unrivaled durability, and the Vans revolutionary Wafflecup BMX construction in Gum for unrivaled support and pedal feel.  These could seriously be the greatest riding shoe to grace our shelves, and with that in mind we know they'll sell out fast...

 

Pre-orders are open right now for these epic shoes and I highly recommend you secure yours before they arrive, as with the Larry Edgar kicks, these will get snapped up quick-smart-..YEW!

PRE ORDER NOW!

 

 


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 16 March 2020  

Wow! It's not everyday that $499.99 will buy you a bike of this calibre.  We're excited to make these awesome bikes from DK available at the best prices.  We've been blown away by both the 20" & 22" DK General Lee Bikes this year, and to help make these even more accessible, we've dropped the price massively (like save $350 massive) on the Maximum Steel colourway models.  These bikes will be gone before you can even think about it, so act fast and cruise in style (and with some spare change too)...YEW!


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Author: Tim   Date Posted: 10 March 2020  

 

The feeling of getting a new custom BMX bike is something that only BMX riders can associate with. From the shiny paint to the smell of the new rubber and waxy feeling of the gips, a new custom is something pretty special. From the smallest details to the frame, LUX knows that each and every part is important and no detail should be left. Spending the time building up a new bike should be something that all BMX riders treasure. Getting the right setup for your style of riding isn’t something that should be taken lightly and thankfully with LUXBMX that part is up to you with expert advice from our friendly staff. LUXBMX makes life a little easier giving you the option to build your dream bike from the comfort of your phone, tablet or computer. If you're one of those riders that still love stopping in the store and picking out your parts, then we can do that too!  

 

  

Want to think a little less? try our pro bike builders here!

LUXBMX offers a huge array of parts from the best, most trusted BMX brands.  Choose from over 10,000+ products to get your bike exactly as you want it, the right bike will help you ride the way you want. A street riders’ setup will be drastically different from a park riders bike and subsequently, a trail riders bike will be different again. The bottom line is, all riders like their bike set up for them! Here at LUXBMX we understand that all riders are different and that's why we offer what you want. 

From the tyres up, your Custom BMX Bike will be built by our professional mechanics, ensuring all bikes leave our workshop ready to shred. No loose stem bolts, no squishy brakes, and no flat tyres! Regardless if you are a 10-year-old first-timer or a 30+-year-old BMX veteran, getting your bike together properly is not only for how it feels when you ride, but a safety concern as well. Ever dropped in and had your bars move? What about done a feeble and had your chain loosen up? LUXBMX can sort all these problems out before they become a problem, leaving you more time to get out and ride your new custom BMX bike. 

Living in the internet age, access to BMX bikes is at our fingertips, however, quality can easily be compromised. Shopping with LUXBMX guarantees quality from professional BMX riders, and industry persons alike. The best part about all of this is that LUXBMX won’t only build your bike exactly the way you want, but we can also get it to your door for free! (for Australian customers only) That's right if you live remote or are time poor (like a lot of us) we can have your custom build, built and delivered to your door. No extra costs, no extended waiting times, just ask and you shall receive.                                                                                                                                         

So the next time you're thinking of building up a new custom BMX bike and don’t know where to start, try LUXBMX’s custom Bike builder tool. Shop with confidence knowing that your bike has been built and set up by BMX riders. Setting up everything just way you want is what we pride ourselves on. The free shipping seals the deal and will get your little box full of radness straight to your front door ready to shred!  


 

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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 19 February 2020  

These incredible Skyway TA & TA Pro Replica Bikes are fast approaching.  If you missed out on your chance to own a Skyway many moons ago, this is your chance to get the 'real deal' in this one off, absolutely perfect run of replica bikes and frame kits.  Don't sleep on this one folks, we're already taking pre-orders from all over the world for these super limited bikes and frame kits. 


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 10 February 2020  

You may have noticed but we've started putting together these awesome 'Bike Builder Kits', this makes the process of piecing together your dream machine so much easier, breaking down the parts and accessories to what your favourite PRO's actually run, we'll also be putting together brand specific build kits also (see Wethepeople kit below).  We're stoked to make this process as easy and cost effective as possible for you all, with the end result being 'more peeps on dialled machines...YEW!'.

Keep your eye's out for more arriving very shortly, and in the meantime start having a play at building your dream set up...


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 8 January 2020  

The bushfires that have swept through Australia are terrifying and heartbreaking.  We’ve teamed up with BMX International and will be raffling off a Fit Bike Co Series One (2020) with all proceeds to be split evenly between the Red Cross and WIRES charities.


Tickets are $5.00 each and there's no limit to how many you can purchase. Winner will be drawn on the 19th of January.

 

*Stay tuned for fundraising jam announcement coming soon too...


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 6 January 2020  

With a percentage of Australia on fire, we're urging you all to dig deep and donate what ever is possible for you at this time.  Friends all over this beautiful country are in need.  Hit the image below or this LINK for every option where donations can be made.  Our thoughts go out to everyone that has been effected by these devastating fires. 

 

 

Please note that the fires are also affecting Australia Post and courier deliveries around the country. Even if you're not near a fire the fires may be affecting the route of the package. Orders may be subject to extended delivery times and your patience during this period is much appreciated.


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Author: Mitch   Date Posted: 2 January 2020  

Hey all!

 

We hope you had a great end to the year. We sure did. We're back to business as usual and we're looking forward to a killer 2020!

 

Just a heads up to let you know that there may be a slight delay on our usual processing times. We've received an overwhelming amount of orders during the break and we'll be working overtime to get caught up and all sent out ASAP!

 

We're hoping to be fully up to speed by early next week. In the meantime thanks for your patience and understanding.

 

Stay LUX!
Mitch, Ev and the LUXBMX Team
www.luxbmx.com

 


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Author: Mitch   Date Posted: 12 December 2019  

Need it for Christmas? 

We will be shipping orders right up until Tuesday 24 December - but if you want to ensure you have your order in time for Christmas Day, these are our guaranteed order cut-offs for Express Post:

  • 2pm (AEST) Thursday 19 December - for postcodes in the National Express Network
  • 2pm (AEST) Monday 16 December - all other locations (see below for complete list and detailed breakdown by postcode).

 Important: Please consider either marking your parcel as Signature Not Required (you can select this option at the checkout), or allow an additional day in case the parcel cannot be delivered as no-one is home to sign, and you need to go to the post office the next day to collect it. 

 

What happens if your parcel doesn't arrive in time?

If you choose Express Post, order by the times/dates specified above, and your parcel does not arrive by Tuesday 24 December 2019, we will provide a credit for the value of the Express Post charge you paid on your order.  Just email us at help@luxbmx.com to let us know. 

 

Regular Post

We cannot provide any guarantees around Regular Post, as the system can be pretty busy at this time of year! So if you need it for Christmas and it's getting close, we definitely recommend choosing Express Post.

 

Bike Delivery

Bike delivery times can vary greatly depending on location. While most metro areas will receive bikes within 2-6 business days some regional areas can take much longer. Please get in contact with us if you need a delivery date estimate at help@luxbmx.com

 

DETAILED EXPRESS POST CUT OFF GUIDE:

Destination Area Cut-off Date - Order by 2pm Destination Postcode
ACT - Canberra CBD & Metro Thursday, 19 December 2600-2601,0200-0250,3602-2639,2900-2920
ACT - Regional Wednesday, 18 December 0251-0299
NSW - Sydney CBD & Metro Thursday, 19 December 1000-1299, 2000-2009, 1300-1920, 2010-2249, 2555-2574, 2740-2786
NSW - Outer Metro Thursday, 19 December 2250-2310, 2500-2530
NSW - Other Wednesday, 18 December 2311-2338, 2340, 2348, 2350, 2351, 2413-2430, 2440, 2442, 2444, 2450, 2460, 2470, 2480, 2531-2554, 2575-2599, 2640, 2641, 2708, 2649-2650, 2653, 2665-2672, 2678, 2720-2730, 2787-2820, 2830, 2845-2877
NSW - Vic Border Wednesday, 18 December 2640, 2641, 2708, 3689-3690
NSW - Rural Tuesday, 17 December 2339, 2341-2347, 2352-2412, 2431-2439, 2441, 2443, 2445-2449, 2451-2459, 2462-2469, 2471-2479, 2481-2483, 2642-2648, 2651, 2652, 2654-2664, 2673-2675, 2680-2707, 2709-2719, 2731-2739, 2821-2829, 2831-2844, 2878, 2879
NT - Darwin CBD Tuesday, 17 December 0800-0821
NT - Other Tuesday, 17 December 0828-0832,0850,0851,0860-0871,0900-0999
NT - Rural Friday, 13 December 0822,0835-0847,0852-0854,0872,0880-0889
QLD - Brisbane CBD & Metro Friday, 20 December 4000-4004,9000-9299, 4005-4209, 9400-9596
QLD - Gold Coast Friday, 20 December 2484-2490, 4210-4299; 9726;9728;9729
QLD - Outer Metro Friday, 20 December 4210-4305, 4350, 4500-4510, 4520, 4550-4601, 4650, 4655, 4670,9597-9599,9700-9799,9880-9919, 9400-9596
QLD - Other Thursday, 19 December 4306-4349, 4351-4428, 4486-4487, 4494-4498, 4511-4519, 4602-4649, 4659-4669, 4671-4676, 4680, 4700-4703, 4740, 4810-4815, 4817, 4818, 4870,9920-9998
QLD - Rural Thursday, 19 December 4454-4482, 4488-4493, 4521, 4677-4679, 4681-4699, 4704-4739, 4741-4809, 4816, 4819-4869, 4871-4899
SA - Adelaide CBD & Metro Thursday, 19 December 5000-5005, 5800-5879, 5006-5199, 5880-5999
SA - Other Monday, 16 December 5203, 5211, 5214, 5223, 5238, 5241, 5244, 5251, 5253, 5255, 5260, 5264, 5267, 5268, 5271, 5277, 5280-5290, 5304, 5330, 5333, 5341, 5343, 5345, 5352, 5353, 5355, 5373, 5413, 5417, 5422, 5453, 5461, 5491, 5501, 5502, 5520, 5523, 5540, 5554, 5556, 5558, 5571, 5573-5576, 5600, 5602-5606, 5608, 5631, 5633, 5640, 5700, 5720
SA - Rural Friday, 13 December 5201, 5202, 5204-5210, 5212, 5213, 5220-5223, 5231-5237, 5240, 5242, 5243, 5245-5250, 5252, 5254, 5256-5259, 5261-5263, 5265-5266, 5269, 5270, 5272-5276, 5278, 5279, 5291-5303, 5306-5329, 5331, 5332, 5340, 5342, 5344, 5346-5351, 5354, 5356-5372, 5374-5412, 5414-5416, 5418-5421, 5430-5452 , 5454-5460, 5462, 5490, 5493, 5521, 5522, 5550, 5552, 5555, 5560, 5570, 5572, 5577-5583, 5601, 5607, 5609, 5630, 5632, 5641-5690, 5710, 5722-5749
TAS - Hobart CBD, Launceston Wednesday, 18 December 7000-7003,7250, 7248- 7325,7900-7999
TAS - Rural Tuesday, 17 December 7020-7049,7054,7109-7216,7330-7500
VIC - Melbourne CBD & Metro Thursday, 19 December 3000-3010, 8000-8399, 3011-3210, 8400-8899
VIC - Rural Tuesday, 17 December 3211-3220, 3335-3338, 3340*, 3350, 3353-3356, 3427-3429, 3550, 3552-3556, 3629-3632*, 3660-3661, 3750*-3755*, 3757*, 3765-3767, 3782, 3785-3796, 3800-3806, 3810*, 3825, 3840-3844, 3910-3915, 3930-3934, 3975-3977*
VIC Other Wednesday, 18 December 3221-3334, 3341-3349, 3351-3352, 3357-3426, 3430-3549, 3551, 3557-3628, 3633-3659, 3662-3688, 3691-3749, 3756, 3758-3764, 3768-3781, 3783, 3797-3799, 3807-3809, 3811-3824, 3826-3839, 3845-3909, 3916-3929, 3935-3974, 3978-3999
WA - Perth CBD Thursday, 19 December 6000-6005,6800-6899
WA - Perth Metro Wednesday, 18 December 6006-6214,6900-6999
WA - Other Tuesday, 17 December 6215-6699
WA - Rural Friday, 13 December 6700-6770

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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 31 October 2019  

Earlier this year our very own Boyd Hilder was added to the Federal Bikes Pro team, around the same time Federal gear became available again here in Australia...YEW!  2019 has been filled with so many incredible Boyd moments, and to top things off Federal just released their official 'Welcome to the team edit'.  As expected, this is absolutely ridiculous, and full of mind blowing effortless style.  

So rattle those spoons, sit back and in enjoy the next 4 1/2 minutes...  You can check our full Federal product selection right HERE.


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 29 October 2019  

Wait no longer, the 2020 Colony Bikes are now here.  These are not to be missed, this range will stop you in your tracks.  I have to highlight the Colony Tradition Pro model (check the Raw colourway), also available with a 21.25" TT, makes this one comfortable and shredable machine for any of you taller folk needing a little more room.  Anyway, hit the link below and share our excitment...YEW!     


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 11 October 2019  

Let's share the stoke and take a quick look at this weeks most sought after bikes...YEW!

The Cult Gateway Bike (2020)= Affordable radness!

Sunday Street Sweeper Seeley Bike (2020)SE Bikes Fast Ripper 29 Bike (2019)Sunday Scout Bike (2020)= Even more affordable radness!

Wethepeople Seed 16in Bike (2020) & Kink Roaster 12 Bike (2020)

SE Bikes Blocks Flyer 26 Bike (2019)

 


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Author: Mitch   Date Posted: 5 October 2019  

Hey guys! Due to the store and warehouse being closed on Monday due to the QLD Queen's Birthday holiday we are offering half-priced express shipping to make up for the delay. Simply select express shipping at checkout and the discount will apply automatically. Orders sent Tuesday! Enjoy the long weekend if you’re in QLD.

 


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 1 October 2019  

We're giving away a FREE pair of Stance Socks with orders over $200 throughout October.  Simply place an order, as soon as your cart reaches $200, you'll be prompted to pick your dream pair of Stance Socks. This offer is limited to x1 pair per person, but we have enough to go around, so go nuts folks and grab yourself a pair of the comfiest socks on the planet... Also enjoy my favourite sock related song below by Max Splodge...YEW!

 


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 27 September 2019  

A few of us were lucky enough to meet the owner of Wethepeople at the beggining of this year, during that meeting we received an exclusive preview of the 'what was to be' the 2020 Wethepeople Bikes.  One bike stood out right away for obvious reasons, as it wasn't stritcly a BMX bike- this thing was a beautiful mosterous creation that was just asking to be taken anywhere you wanted, yet still had that OG classic styling, almost beach cruiser-esk... (you understand what I mean by 'beatifully mosterous' now don't you?)

Well yesterday we received an epic delivery, which contained all of the higher end Wethepeople 2020 Bikes, including this epic creation 'The Wethepeople Avenger 27.5In Bike (2020)'.  The guys couldn't wait to put this together, and the 'froth levels' have been high ever since...  Get in store or add this bike to your cart fast, as at this rate our staff will have cleared us out...

 


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 5 September 2019  

The first selection of 2020 Wethepeople Bikes are now in stock and in true Wethepeople style these have surpassed expectations.  This first selection of bikes are all priced below $600 & &700 too, which means that our current entry/ mid level range now has some serious competition.  The spec throughout and fine attenttions to detail put these bikes in a class of their own year after year- well done Wethepeople or 'Ausgezeichnete Arbeit'!


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Author: Mitch   Date Posted: 26 August 2019  

 

That’s a wrap! Massive thanks to anyone from around the globe that watched Aeterna during the Dig BMX premiere over the weekend. Mike Vockenson has definitely created something timeless that we’re extremely proud of. 


We’re beyond humbled by the reaction and kind words about the video and stoked to be on the shortlist for Nora Cup video of the year. Denby Chandler and Alex Hiam are also well-deserved nominees for video part of the year


To celebrate we’ve extended our DVD giveaway for the rest of the week. ANY order online receives a free copy so if you missed it or want to watch it again jump on and score one now.

 

Photo of Denby Chandler by Jerry Vandervalk


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Author: Toby   Date Posted: 23 August 2019  

Our first full length DVD 'Aeterna' is playing over on the DIG site all weekend.  It's an absolute honour to have support from DIG, and we're truly so excited to share this labour of love with you all... ENJOY! 


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