What does it feel like to jump out of a helicopter with your bike? Kriss Kyle has done it and explains how it feels. He also got to ride some giant slides of a waterpark in Dubai. Interview number two on the project. Worth a read.
What did you think Dubai would be like before you went? Kriss Kyle: Before I went to Dubai, I didn’t really know what to expect because you see it on tv and it looks like this incredible place. Everything looks so high-end. I have thought about riding there in the past but I didn’t know it would be possible. I saw the skating video We Are Blood so I knew there would be amazing spots, but they had security helping them access all the spots.
A few years ago we did an interview with Risto Kalmre who, together with his brother Mario, is the main man behind Simpe Session. Here's a re-post on what it takes to put on an event like this.
First of all congrats on continuing putting on killer events together in Tallinn and in Helsinki. Through this interview we’d like to show how much goes into these events. When did you actively start preparing for Simple Session 2012?
Name: Jeff Purdy Age: 25 Hometown: Bayport, NY Hook-ups/Sponsors: GT Bikes, Daily Grind, DNSBMX, Stink Pit
The favorite list:
-Spot to ride: A new one (preferably with slanted surfaces) -BMX video: Etnies Grounded -Website: DigBMX -Web video: Jordan Hango 2017 Fall Drop -Food: Sushi -Twitter to follow: not a fan -Person on Instagram: @the__provider (Colin Provost) -Travel destination: Long Beach to visit the homies -Riders to ride with: Too many to list but shouts to all the DNS, Daily Grind, and Stink Pit homies!
-How many Simpel Sessions have you put on before? Risto: It's our 9th year. We started in 2000. It's gonna be our 6th event in Tallinn in the wintertime. And before that we did 4 events in Tartu in the summertime. In addition to that we put on a decent qualifying event last summer in Tallinn and a year before we did summer qualifying tour in 3 cities. So altogether it's been 13 Simpel Session events and 10 big ones.
-At some point you said it was going to be the last one, what
Name:Risto Kalmre Age: 25 Hometown: Tallinn, Estonia
The Simpel Session 08 is coming up shortly, do you have everything under control? Risto: Everything is going pretty smooth. There's still hella lot to do but we're on schedule. But yeah, it's really busy now for me and my
We asked Kriss Kyle some questions what it's like to jump out of a helicopter with his bike and the video projects he gets to do with his sponsor Red Bull. Boil some water for that tea and enjoy the read.
How many views in total did your kaleidoscope video get? Kriss Kyle: Almost 5 million now!
So, how was recording the video Kaleidoscope compared to the new one? Kriss Kyle:I guess, recording this video, compared to Kaleidoscope was completely different, because