Tue, Mar 6 2012 4:00 am |
Frame: Volume Drifter 20.8”
Fork: Demolition Elite
Bars: Volume Cougar bars
Stem: Demolition Stealth
Grips: Volume Enns
Barends: Volume plastics
Seat: Demolition D Seat
Cranks: Demolition Revolt cranks
Sprocket: Demolition Merit 28-tooth
Brakes: Nathan Williams Brake
Brake Lever: My ankle
Detangler: Paul Mitchell
Front Tire: Demolition Momentum 3.5”
Front Wheel: Demoltion Phantom hub with Demoltion Zero rim
Rear Tire: Demolition Momentum 3.5”
Rear Wheel: Demolition Rogue hub with Demolition Zero rim
Pedals: Demolition PC plastics
Hub Guard: Demolition
Pegs: Demoltion Dumbchuck
Do you do anything specific setup wise to make you bike a feel certain way?
I prefer a smooth ride. I am a personal fan of big tires and a simple setup.
What are your thoughts on the plastic grind sticks?
I have only ridden plastics for about a week now, but feel that it opens up some possibilities that I haven’t experimented with yet. A few days after riding them I was able to grind a chain style setup that I probably couldn’t have with traditional pegs. Anything that expands possibilities is worth checking out to me.
Compared to rest of your bike, your grips look really shot. Do you prefer really worn in grips, or have you just neglected to change them?
A little bit of both, I guess. I love worn in grips—the feeling is just so much better, however, the ones I’m riding now are getting a little ridiculous.
At this point in time, do you feel like you’ve found the bike setup for you, or are you still open to try new things?
Hmm…I truly love the way my bike feels now, but I know new ideas and products will undoubtedly get better as time goes on. It’s hard to say exactly what I would change other than being open to new things.
When you’re not in California getting a break from the winter, how do you get your riding fix in Salt Lake?
Thermals and driving around with the heater blasted between spots. It takes a little more motivation to get going, but it’s worth it when I’m riding with my friends who truly love riding enough to endure a little pain. It makes for some good times.
Out of all your clips in Killjoy, which took the longest to film?
Probably the 180 into the bank when I bonked the pole going down, I was having a hard time with lining up the 180 due to a short runway. Thanks to Jordan [Utley] for sticking it out with me on that one.
We spoke briefly about how it’s kinda hard for you to film clips on the road, why exactly is that?
Mainly because the spots I’m looking for aren’t very common and have to pretty precise. When you’re on the road riding new spots all the time you have to be pretty quick on the draw. I think there is a certain type of rider that does better on trips and others that prefer taking their time to put a lot of thought into spots. I myself feel like I’m being really productive getting a clip every two days or so, but with the BMX industry the way it is now and kids getting so good that may look like “slacking” to some.
Does it become increasingly more difficult for you to think of and/or find new stuff to do your area?
The hardest part is thinking of new stuff to think about. The spot possibilities are always there if you have a fresh take in mind. It’s hard to break out of your current outlook on riding sometimes, but knowing something new and exciting might be just under your nose forces you to keep going.
What’s next on the horizon for you?
Working on some web stuff right now. And hopefully I will have another fun year ahead of me.
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