A day over in Huntington Beach with one of my best friends of nearly 40s years, Paul Roberts @grotbags32 drinking coffee, riding along the beach talking BMX and life and everything else in between. We also paused for an hour next to a life guard tower and recorded a quick Podcast for good measure. Paul talks about announcing for Vans last month at the US Open before moving onto some British BMX history talk past and present; Kye Whyte, Neal Wood, Chico Hooke, John Dye, Bobby Hyde, Keith Duly, the list goes on. Paul talks about not being in the Union Video, who was better Geth Shooter or Charlie Reynolds, favorite bikes, magazine coverage, Debbie Scott Webb and Donna Duffy and so much more. If you like a bit of British BMX trivia then you should like this one.
-Spot to ride: Adrenaline Alley Corby -BMX video: Kevin Peraza Arizona Fire -Website: Soundclound -Web video: Pure Darkness 3 (going big will never die) -Food: Pasta with cheese -Twitter to follow: Not on twitter -Person on Instagram: wattzup
For this interview, I sit down with legendary BMX video maker, Stew Johnson. Stew is responsible for some to the most influential BMX videos of all time and has a career that has spanned nearly 25 years.
Name: Kastner Florent Age: 16 Hometown: Soufflenheim (Alsace), France Hook-ups/Sponsors: Unicorn we are légende, Stride indoor bike park, Frenchys freestyle, Aero color design
The FAT favorites list:
-Spot to ride: Stride indoor bike park in winter, and skatepark de la rotonde in the summer -BMX video: Kyle Baldock fighting words -Web video: Kyle Baldock Total bmx edit -Food: Salad with chicken -Twitter to follow: Flokstn -Person on Instagram: Logan Martin -Travel destination: Canada -Riders to ride with: All boys from Strasbourg -Car: Mercedes classe e coupe -Movie: Fast and furious 5
Name: Romain Devassine Age: 21 Hometown: Bully Les Mines, France Hook-ups/Sponsors: I ride for the shop RideOnBethune but I don’t have any financial support
The FAT favorites list:
-Spot to ride: 040BMXPARK for sure -BMX video: Mirraco / Chris Hughes video -Website: OurBmx -Web video: I don’t know -Food: I love Pizza -Twitter to follow: I don’t like to use Twitter -Person on Instagram: @brianfoxbmx -Travel destination: Barcelona, this city is a dream -Riders to ride with: I love riding with a lot of people, Thomas Carrot, Quentin Morien, Thibaut Panaville,
Spot to ride: It’s gotta be riding Rave Team skatepark in my hometown Liepaja, because it’s where all homies ride and it’s the place where I am most productive. BMX video: There’s lots of good BMX videos but my favorite is Kriss Kyle riding Dubai’s most famous landmarks. Website: Probably Vital BMX , because they cover worldwide contests and I love to see my Latvian homies on Vital BMX. Web video: No doubt Dennis Enarsons CAPS LOCK, every time I watch that video I feel super motivated. Food: I’m trying to eat healthier but I can’t say no to pizza. Twitter to follow: I’m not using Twitter. Person on Instagram: Chad Kerley, Reed Stark, Ryan Williams, Nigel Sylvester, Ryan Taylor. Travel destination: Place where I really want to go is China, but favorite place where I have been is
Name: Mike Hullock Age: 21 Hometown: Merseyside, GB Hook-ups/Sponsors: Radio Bikes, Hobson Cycles, Flare4, Thunder Action Sports and Moore Large.
The FAT favorite list: -Spot to ride: I'd have to say Rampworx -BMX video: Markit Zero -Website: ourbmx -Web video: Boyd Hilders Venture Video -Food: A good ol home cooked Roast Dinner -Person on Instagram: Lewis Mills -Travel destination: Barcelona, that place is a dream. -Riders to ride with: I enjoy riding with a lot of different people so I'll try and keep it short haha. I'd say Joe Ferguson, Gary Spencer, Ryan Henderson, Zac Hirst, Taylor Carruthers, Cam Morton, Adam Lyons, Dylan Hessey and Lil Phil Miller.