Name: Fabian Giess Age: 19 years Hometown: Luzern,Switzerland
The FAT favorite list: -Spot to ride: The Alley skatepark in Corby, England -BMX video: Etnies Grounded and levis Jamie Bestwicks Parts -Website: Fatbmx.com, ilame.ch -Food: Fondue
-Riders to ride with: Sven Kabosch, Timur Karadschajew, Zach Shaw, the Zürich crowd, hoping to ride with Dave Mirra, Jamie Bestwick,... -Car: Aston Martin Vantage V8, Range Rover Sport 4.4 V8 Supercharged, Insidercars.com -Movie: Hot Rod
Name: Jens Kahlström Age: 17 Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden The favorite list: -Spot to ride: Woodward camp -BMX video: Levis BMX -Website: Fat -Food: Asian, fast food -Riders to ride with: Friends -Car: My BMW 316i -Movie: Hitman -Colour: Black -Shoes: Nike 6.0 -Bike company: Fitbikeco, Mutiny -Swedish rider: my friends -BMX contest: Dew tour -Street spot: stairs
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.