Name: Paul Langlands
Hometown: Cambridge, New Zealand
Sponsors/support: Metal Mulisha, DVS, ONE Industries
Can you explain a little bit about the New Zealand BMX scene?
Paul Langlands: New Zealand has a good fun scene, because NZ is quite a small country, most riders across it know each other so it is always cool and easy to link up with others when travelling
If you make it to the top in BMX it involves a lot of training and traveling. You hang out with people all over the world and stay at hotels, one even nicer than the other. It's easy to take things for granted. The BMX athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista took a weekend off and crossed the border to Mexico to build a house. Say what!?! Indeed. We caught up with Alise Post to see what the experience was like.
When did you get asked to build a house in Mexico?
Alise: We were asked to take part in the #DoMoreThanSport house building project back on on December 1st via Jamie Staff at USA Cycling.
What was your first reaction?
Day three and the last stop of the Lil pros tour kicked off late in the afternoon at Browns Plains Skate Park due to the scorching 40 degree temperature that appeared out of nowhere that day. Again there was another great turn out of Lil pro riders. Due to the competitive nature of all the young Aussie riders a game of bike was played between two teams Dew tour and Fise World, the game lasted for over an hour and was refereed by the Browns Plains legend himself Lanky.
In the end team Fise World won and by then everyone was pumped up to send some of their best tricks. Dustin Grice was in his element filming and encouraging the kids to send tricks for the edit. The session lasted well after the sun went down and
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Are you losing track on who rides for who? Here's a long list with the most recent team changes and pick ups. The latest team changes get added to the top. The industry never chills, always adding and dropping. What's new for 2015? Let us know.
-Jason Phelan off wethepeople
-Anthony Napolitan off Red Bull
-Raul Ruiz off wethepeople pro
-Chester Blacksmith off wethepeople pro
-Andrew Jackson off wethepeople pro
-Broc Olive on Eclat
-Alex Kennedy on Eclat
-TJ Ellis off FreeAgent
-Michael Meisel on Vans
-Spencer Cole on Dans Comp
-Ronnie Napolitan off Redline
-Adam de Nys on Cycle Craft
-Marcus Christopher on Dans Comp flow
-Dani Lightningbolt on Dans Comp flow
-Mark Burnett on Dans Comp flow