LAist Spends the Day at Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory with the Stars of MTV's 'See You Thursday' Lineup
Last week LAist took MTV up an opportunity to hang out at Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, a 25,000 square foot complex which is home to Rob's business empire Dyrdek Enterprises and the setting for his reality show, which enters its second season tonight at 9pm. To celebrate the new season, Rob along with the cast of "Nitro Circus" and "Bully Beatdown" (season two of both premiere tonight as well) got together for a Tuesday afternoon of Velcro suit dirt bike jumping and other various shenanigans that most human beings wouldn't dare to try.
Situated between two fruit factories in Boyle Heights, the Factory is the only indoor concrete skate park. It's also the home of the world's largest skateboard, a tennis ball cannon similar to the one the American Gladiators used to shoot, numerous basketball hoops, DC Shoes logos galore and a ping pong table. With all the toys at his disposal, ironically it was the ping pong table that Rob had to pried away from to chat with us for a bit.
"I don't know how someone gets so obsessed with ping pong, but it is so real right now, I'm obsessed" said Rob who brought along his paddle for the interview. He explained, "This is a $230 paddle. This is an end-all be-all paddle. I'm stomping everyone now." The pro skateboarder turned MTV reality show star added, "What I would equate this to is driving an automatic Twin Turbo Porsche and feeling like 'I could be a race car driver,' and then getting into an F1 car and not being able to get it out of gear."
For the second season of Fantasy Factory which kicks off tonight at 8pm on MTV, Rob tells us, "We set it off by me buying a race horse that I call 'Mega Horse' and jockeyed it for its first race at Hollywood Park under the name 'Bolt Speedman,' it truly was one of the most psychotic things I've ever done in my life." He adds, "It will never translate to TV how truly fucking scary it was. I knew my horse was the fastest but I had to stay on and control it as it pulled away from the pack."