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5/13/2010 6:44 PM

Hey Vital, thought of a good thread subject soooooo.....

1. How long has everyone been riding a bike for? (not necessarily bmx)
2. what age did you learn to first ride a bike? (w/o training wheels)
3. who are the biggest influences on your riding style?
4. who got you into bmx? (friends,family, x-games etc.)
5. how long have you been riding bmx for?

1. I have been on a bike pretty much my entire life. My dad is a manager at a bikeshop and loves bikes, his love for bikes pretty much rubbed off on me.
2. I learned how to ride a bike at age 3, I had it for 15-20 feet than i crashed into a fence tongue
3. Probably Chase Hawk because I love boosting jumps and flowing
4. Once again my Dad. He used to ride bmx and was really good at it. that and it looks
(and is) sooo much fun.
5. I used to ride bmx when i was younger but my bike got stolen. Several years later (4 or so?) out of randomness decided that I wanna ride bmx again. It's been about 8 months or so and will never look back


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5/13/2010 6:48 PM

1. since like 4 i guess
2. 5
3. my friends
4. my cousin
5. over a year


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5/13/2010 6:48 PM

1. i think like since i was 3 or 4? idk
2. i think 5
3. lol idk
4. i used to skate but it got boring and i saw someone with a bike at the park and saved up and bought on
5. i joined this site like when i started riding, so about 2 years


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5/13/2010 6:52 PM

i could ride a two wheeler since i was 7!
7 age of year
almost a year


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5/13/2010 6:53 PM

1. Since I was like 6, don't really remember.
2. ^^^
3. Van Homan, Chase Dehart, Micky Marshall
4. My ability to not skate got me into BMX, in 7th grade (11th grade now) the cool thing was to skateboard, but I had no skills at all on a board, I fucked up my wrist first time on a board, I said fuck skating and got a mongoose. After a couple of years everyone quit skating and I'm the only person still shredding, now everyone is starting to bike, makes me the godfather around here.
5. 4ish years


5/13/2010 6:57 PM

1. I have no clue probably like 5
2. probably like 5
3. My style is my own style, no one else's.
4. I just saw my local dirt jumps and just started riding them.
5. I joined this sight before I was serious about it, I just wanted to comment on videos that I though were cool haha. Soo I've been riding seriously for maybe 6 months, give or take.


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5/13/2010 6:57 PM

i have been riding for as long as i can remember
my first influence was my older bro he started building dirt jumps in the back yard and taught me how to hit a jump. i could hop and clear the jumps now but they seemed big when your 9years old, and my first pro influence was cory"nasty"nastazio he was god in my eyes
i learned how to ride a bike at like age 6 or so.
i got into the actual sport of bmx last year as in actually gettting into it i mean tryin tricks

my bro quit riding when he tore every ligiment in his knee. his knees cant take it anymore even with a brace. but yea


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5/13/2010 7:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/13/2010 7:06 PM

1. about 10 years

2. about 9 years

3. a ross, aitken, chase hawk, sean burns

4. friends, also when i saw a ross for the first time

5. about 9 months



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5/13/2010 7:08 PM

1. since i was about 2
2. 3 i think
3. Josh Stricker, Mark Mulville, Aaron Ross, and Tony Hamlin
4. my brother and friends
5. since 2007


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5/13/2010 7:15 PM

1. Ive been riding for 6 years

2. I learned at the age of 6

3. My friends because ive only rode with 3 pros justin sexaur chris gerber and zach gerber

4. There is a bike shop in town and one day as we were past it was close to christmas so i told my mom i wanted a bmx bike not a 10 speed so on christmas day there was a midnight blue haro f1 sitin beside the christmas i was so stoked

5. I started learning tricks 2-3 years ago


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5/13/2010 7:16 PM

1. maybe since i was like 5 or 6.

2. about 5 or 6.

3. nathan williams, tom dugan, dakota roche, and a few others.

4. a few friends did it and i found it interesting at first and i reolised i loved it and i really picked up.

5. i guess you can say i started really really late last summer (i pretty much learned how to 180) but i really started doing it seriously this february.


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5/13/2010 7:44 PM

1. About 19-20 years
2. 4-5 or so
3. Guys you have never heard of haha (Pros from about 10 years ago)
4. Jumped a bike for years, started doing tricks, moved, skated, quit skating, bought a Snap BMX mag, and it went from there.
5. I have been doing tricks on bikes for about 11 years now.

I should be a lot better, but I just have fun. Now it is about longevity. I don't huck it too often so I can continue riding for years to come.


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5/13/2010 7:57 PM

1. since i was little i was on tricycles.
2. when i was 3 turning 4
3. idk i like alot of old school, mixed with new school. foot plants all day
4. im really the first to actually bmx in my family
5. i started riding when i was 13 tricks and all, didnt get seroiuse till last summer. and before that it was off and on


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5/13/2010 8:08 PM long as i can remember......
2. about 4-5
3.probably Chris Doyle but i don't try to ride like a certain pro
4. my dad used to ride b4 i was born then in 2nd grade my uncle who rode gave me an old chrome gt (still have it NEVER gonna sell it)
5.3-4 years now


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5/13/2010 9:00 PM

1. since i learned to ride without training wheels
2. since about 4 or 5 years old
3. Chase Hawk and Randy Taylor
4. friends
5. 6 months


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5/13/2010 10:33 PM

1. hmm since i was little i always rode bikes, about 6 or 7
2. probably six? it was on a huffy duuuuude
3. style boss nathan williams for suuuure
4. no one really. just rode around with mates then thought it would be fun to start
5. nearly 2 years and im still shit haha


5/14/2010 12:43 AM

1. I have always ridden bikes from about the age of 4 but just riding around with friends.
2. About 4
3.Mike Miller, Stefan Lantschner, Luke Marchant, Cam Hardy all super smooth and stylish!
4. My mates got me going down the woods and the older kids all had bmxs and i had a shitty mountain bike so i decided to get a bmx for christmas one year.
5. Been riding about 3 years now


5/14/2010 9:13 AM

1. I've been riding since I was about 5-6.

2. I started training wheels at about 4 and took them off successfully about 5 probably.

3. I have the worst riding style due to an over obsession with filming ever since I first got into BMX, but for that reason probably Joe Simon because he kills it on a bike even though he films more than full time. A few other people I enjoy watching would be Randy Taylor, DAK, Van Homan, Jamie Bestwick, and of course Mike Aitken.

4. I'd say an old Vegas buddy Tom really got me into it as he was the first friend I made at the skatepark, but as far as who kept me in it I'd say Vegas locals Louie Eller, Chris Welch, Elliot Wesoff, Dan Quinn, Adam Wilson, and Adam Stokes (RIP).

5.I'd say I have been riding BMX for about 6 years. I suck at riding so I tell people 2 hahaha jk but seriously about 6-7.


5/14/2010 9:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2010 9:54 AM

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5/14/2010 9:58 AM

1. How long has everyone been riding a bike for? (not necessarily bmx)
ive ben riding a bike for about 10 years

2. what age did you learn to first ride a bike? (w/o training wheels)
when i was 3

3. who are the biggest influences on your riding style?
pro wise or local? pro has to be chase hawk, local has to be my friend colin varanyak

4. who got you into bmx? (friends,family, x-games etc.)
when i was younger my brother use to bmx and i wanted to be like him so he got me into it he quit and im ridng still

5. how long have you been riding bmx for?
serious for like a year nd half


5/14/2010 10:06 AM


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my dad used to ride when he was my age and i watched videos of his doing 3's and thought it was amazing so i got into it and loved it.

about a year


5/14/2010 10:07 AM

1. How long has everyone been riding a bike for? (not necessarily bmx)
ive been riding a 2 wheeler for 13 years

2. what age did you learn to first ride a bike? (w/o training wheels)
when i was 4

3. who are the biggest influences on your riding style?
chase hawk, mike aitken, allistair whitton

4. who got you into bmx? (friends,family, x-games etc.)
my neighbor used to ride

5. how long have you been riding bmx for?
for like 2 or 3 years


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5/14/2010 10:22 AM

1. 20 Years first real Bike was a 92 twin top tube Balance
2. started riding when i was like 5
3. Luc-e and really anyone on the Standard team in the 90's
4. Kids in the neighbor hood always had stacker ramps going. so thats what got me hooked
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5/14/2010 11:45 AM

1. How long has everyone been riding a bike for? (not necessarily bmx)
2. what age did you learn to first ride a bike? (w/o training wheels)
3. who are the biggest influences on your riding style?
4. who got you into bmx? (friends,family, x-games etc.)
5. how long have you been riding bmx for?

1. Been riding a bike for 18 years.
2. Never used training wheels so 18 years again.
3. Mike Aitken, Chase Hawk, Nathan Williams, and Sean Sexton.
4. Mike Aitkens video Thats It did it for me. That day i was like Im gonna ride BMX.
5. Been in the scene for 3 years.


5/14/2010 12:07 PM

1. been riding bikes for 15 years or something
2. never used training wheels
3. harry main or someone xD and my friends
4. a use to sk8 and one day at the local park two guy (now friends) where riding in the bowl and i thought it lookt fun :D
5. been riding sinc january/february 2008


5/14/2010 12:23 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2010 12:59 PM

1. 15 years

2. 4 years

3. Aaron Ross and my Buddys

4. My cousins when i was like 10

5. 8 years cuz i stopped for a while cuz i sold a bike but im riding again


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5/14/2010 12:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/15/2016 2:29 AM

1. 12 years
2. 5
3. Mike Aitken, &the whole FBM crew., and my local skatepark.
5. 10 years.


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5/14/2010 12:55 PM

1. Could ride a bike at age 6.
2. Age 6.
3. Karl Poynter, Bruse Crisman
4. My buddy Peyton, rode his bike, and fell in love.
5. 2 years

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5/14/2010 1:00 PM

1. Since 1 1/2 years old
2. 2 years old
3. Dak and Tanner Engelhardt
4. Brother
5. 4 years


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5/14/2010 1:07 PM

1. 8 years
2. since i was 6
3. dennis enarson
4. my friends
5 1 and 1/2 years