Animal has something going on that you can’t just order out of a catalog in Taiwan–their own authentic brand, based off of the lifestyles of their entire East Coast family. Nobody else in BMX has the aesthetic the Jersey City, New Jersey based parts brand has and nobody ever will–at least not on the scale they’ve managed to bring things to. They just dropped their Spring 2012 lookbook on Defgrip and like anything else Animal and Defgrip have collaborated on, it’s dope. As Animal pushes into 2012 bigger and better than ever, I’m excited to see where the brand goes from here.