Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:38 PM

I'm feeling it as well, and unfortunately I'm not doing enough to really counter act the abuse I've caused my body. Right now I try to stay agile and just keep active. I try to run and Rob Darden has helped me through the years with work outs and regiments. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:36 PM

Thank you, cnd ridas! I have no idea how long I'll continue to compete and ride professionally. It's a question that I've been asked a lot but I don't have a good answer for. I think I'll just have to "feel" that it's time to stop. What that means I'm ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:34 PM

Sorry, I forgot to answer the first part... I've tried both plastic and metal pegs and prefer metal. Plastic was a little too slick for the technical ramp riding I like to do.

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:32 PM

The reason I blocked you is because I don't like that word or how you were blatantly using it in a negative way. Have you ever really known or spent time with someone who had a mental handicap? Why don't you try volunteering at a Special Olympics and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:26 PM

My style of riding is a direct reflection of the tricks I loved to learn when I was growing up. I love Rocket Airs and 360 variations. I was always gaining inspiration from riding with people. Too many to list here but I think that nobody has a true ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:22 PM

Sounds like somebody needs a hug.

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:22 PM

Right on Mychaylo! Thank you! I think my style of riding stands out from the newer styles because that's what I grew up doing and loving. I like doing big transfers and blasting quarters. I think the fact that I always have had a slightly different style ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:18 PM

Ha! I can't remember. Maybe you can tell me?

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:18 PM

Well, I learned how to ride a bike when I was 3 but really started to jump when I was 11.

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:17 PM

Wow. I learned barspins a long time ago. Maybe in 1995. I don't know why I was drawn to them but I just was. I felt like there were so many different things you could do with them and I never stopped trying to learn as many as I could.

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:15 PM

I don't mind scooter riders at all. In fact, I can honestly say that I've been impressed by a few that I've crossed paths with. At the end of the day we are all searching for that same feeling, so I don't care what equipment you use to find it. Just ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:13 PM

I miss my friends most of all. We had some really amazing times and sessions together and I cherish those memories and wild times. The Unit is amazing but it wouldn't be anything if I didn't have fun people to share and ride it with. Hope to visit soon! ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:12 PM

It's hard to say. I've been riding bikes long enough that there are a few different eras that I really look back on and enjoy. Growing up riding in Nor Cal and also riding in Greenville were both amazing for different reasons. And both are so very different ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:08 PM

But if you put a bag of Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Kids in front of me, I don't know if I can resist myself. Hahaha!

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:07 PM

Right now it's probably plain old chocolate M&Ms. Im not as into the sugary fruity candy as much as I used to be. Chocolate is what I crave now. Hahaha!

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:06 PM

I always loved riding bikes, even before I knew that riding freestyle was an actual thing. I was drawn to the feeling of riding and jumping curbs. Once I found other people that loved to ride and some places to dirt jump, I was hooked. I was inspired ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:01 PM

I will not answer that question. Hahaha!

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 10:00 PM

There's no more trophy room Nick. They're all in boxes now. I think kids should know that doing tricks on a real jump vs. resi or foam can be a very empowering thing. Essentially there is no difference between doing a trick on a resi vs. a real jump ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 9:55 PM

Hardest trick I've ever pulled is probably the 720 straight double barspin. I never felt like I had it consistent and it was so gnarly whenever I went for it. There were other hard ones but that trick still makes me nervous. I'd be flattered if you liked ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ryan Nyquist Q&A 1/16/2015 9:51 PM

Yes I broke a Thompson seat post back in the day when I bailed out of a truck 540. Supposedly I was the only one they've ever seen do that to their posts. Hahaha! It landed right on the coping though. I use the front brakes for a lot of different jumping ... more »