Name: Lantschner Stefan Age: 24 Hometown: Steinegg, north Italy Sponsors: Fly bikes, Carhartt, nike 6.0, Eastpak, fakie shop
Are you living the BMX pro lifestyle at the moment or do you have a job back home? Stefan: Yes I can make a living off of Bmx which is awesome but I try to save wherever I can, take the bus and train instead of having a car and so on...
When nothing is going on and you're hurting for money, where do you start looking? Stefan: I never run out of budget, whenever it happens I will look for work again!
Name: Sergio Layos Age: 23 but time goes by quick! Hometown: Madrid, Spain. Sponsors: Fly bikes, Etnies, Oakley, Red Bull, Empire and Insane. You have been around for a long time now, what makes you pick up your bike to go ride these days? Sergio: I have no idea! but every
- I have to say that the image of you is quite crazy, isn't it? Is the real you as lively and passionate as the image of you, or is it just a stage-image, which has little to do with the real you? Catfish: I would have to say..what you see is what you get. I have always been a bit of an eccentric and extroverted person, even before I found BMX. I think that is one of the aspects that I love about BMX..there are so many wild characters! Sometimes I wish I could turn my "Catfish" persona off, but BMX won't let me. Alas..I am crazy 99% of the time.
- It is your third time to be in Estonia. But how did all start - from where did you hear about Estonia and Simple Session and why did you decide to participate in this event? Catfish: I remember hearing about an event in a country that I wasn't familiar with called "Pop Session" I had seen some pictures of it and it looked awesome. 3 years ago I saw the Simpel Session website and figured I would send them an e-mail asking about hosting
Name: Daniel Dhers Age: 23 Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela Sponsors: DC Shoes, Red Bull, POC Helmets, Albe's, Team Blowin' it, Woodward. You almost had a clean sweep in park at the 2008 Dew Tour series. What happened at the last stop? Daniel: Well everything was going according to plan but I landed a little funny on the quarter before my second trick and my foot slid so i wasn't able to get the speed to jump that box again, I still did all the tricks I wanted to do but that pedal cost me the clean sweep. Talking with Bestwick we have agreed that there's some sort of bad luck when you try to win all 5, it has happened to him twice and me once and with the level of riding this days is definitely gonna be even harder in the years to come.
Dennis Enarson is welcoming riders for the upcoming Banksgiving jam in his backyard. The yard has turned into a sweet riding spot after Nate Wessell and his crew showed up. A complete yard makeover is what you can call it. Dennis has been on road with Nigel Sylvester quite a bit. While his Nike Writing On The Wall part will appear on Vital, we'll have Nigel's part on FATBMX. To learn more about Nigel, read what his team mate has to say about him.
Mike Spinner has been rooming with Nigel Sylvester on the Nike trips around the world. He does know Nigel pretty well so we figured he could answer some questions regarding the upcoming NIKE movie and traveling in general. We're stoked to have Nigel's part exclusively on FATBMX for 36 hours before everyone can download the complete movie on the NIKE 6.0 site. Mike Spinner's part can be viewed on the DIGBMX website. See his answers on Nigel below.
Nike 6.0 is leaking the full athlete segments from Writing on the Wall prior the movie release. For 36 hours, FATBMX will be streaming the full movie segments of 6.0 team rider Nigel Sylvester. Yes, this means you can watch Nigel's part before the movie is even out. To learn more about Nigel we asked some questions to people who have been close to Nigel over the last 12 months. We're starting this off with Glenn Milligan, filmer and producer of the Writing On The Wall movie.
Name: Corey Martinez Age: 25 Hometown: Decatur, AL Sponsors: Red Bull, Levi's, United, Duo, Cinema, Orchid
You've gone through some little sponsor changes this year, are you happy where you're at right now? Corey: Yeah, I guess so, it is what it is! I hate that it had to happen but I'm looking forward to see what happens at Duo and Cinema. Steve [Buddendeck] and Cory [Muth] are cool people to work with and the team road trips seem like they would be awesome.
How good did it feel when Levi's said they are taking care of health insurance for you? Corey: I thought it was awesome cause I've never heard of anyone involved in BMX doing something like that before.