Alex Hiam Pro Q+A 1st - 8th of December

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ChrisWilmshurst

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11/30/2011 12:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/1/2011 2:58 PM

Vital BMX is getting a bit more organized with our forum Q&As. We'll be giving you a chance to interview two people a month. It could be a pro rider, an company owner, a product designer, a contest organizer, a filmier, etc. Each person will answer questions for one week. Get stoked!

First up we have Colony pro rider Alex Hiam. Alex is at the forefront of the youth movement in BMX. At only 16-years-old, he's already on Colony's pro team, has a signature frame, and is throwing down some of the most impressive park riding in the world.


Ask your questions below!

WildBycyclist666

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Location: Victorville/Hi Desert/Shit Town, CA USA

11/30/2011 10:57 PM

So your one of the youngest riders in the game...

What's your input on Sean Ricany? I know you guys have totally different style but there's rumors on each of you guys..

dav1dkesss

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11/30/2011 11:16 PM

Do you have any cavaties?

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Location: The land of Oz, AUS

11/30/2011 11:42 PM

What is your opinion of hervey bay skatepark and the locals?

Do you prefer trucks or nacs.

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11/30/2011 11:45 PM

what got you into riding, and when?

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12/1/2011 1:52 AM

umm i started riding about the same time as i saw you at the brownsy comp about 4 years ago or something. how much would you say you've improved your riding since then.

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Location: Wokingham, GBR

12/1/2011 2:48 AM

How much do you ride?
If you could go to any place in the world to ride where would it be?

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Location: Maputo, MOZ

12/1/2011 4:03 AM

How do you balance school and riding ?

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12/1/2011 4:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/1/2011 4:34 AM

Where do you see your self in 5 years! x

And... how do you make the perfect Coffee?

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Location: Naples, FL USA

12/1/2011 5:51 AM

whats your favorite lolly!? if you know what i mean

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Location: Eugene, OR USA

12/1/2011 7:44 AM

Dear Alex,
I'm 13 years old from Eugene, Oregon, USA and although you are an Australian rider I really look up to you, mainly because you so good, but it seems like you're really chill.
My question to you is;
How did you do it? How did you become so good in such little time? I mean you've been riding for 5 or so years, and I know people that have rode for 6 or 7 and they can't double whip, or do all the tech stuff you do, and they can't blast as high. So yeah, just How'd you do it? What gets you motivated?
-Gabe

"You were born an original, don't die a copy."

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Location: Albion, NY USA

12/1/2011 9:03 AM

how would you describe how bmx makes you feel,and whats makes it most worth it.

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12/1/2011 9:39 AM

i'm having trouble with getting new knee pads, what ones are you running and why, seeing as your roughly the same age.

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Location: Aberdeen, GBR

12/1/2011 10:14 AM

who is your favourite rider both in park and street?

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Location: GBR

12/1/2011 10:31 AM

did u learn some different tricks at once

AllenBMX

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Location: Onondaga, MI USA

12/1/2011 10:36 AM

Tell me the truth alex... are you what willis was ACTUALLY talking about?

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Location: Stockholm, SWE

12/1/2011 11:31 AM

For how long have you been riding?

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Location: GBR

12/1/2011 11:37 AM

how long did it take you too learn 360' flat? ?

when i'm on my bike everything slows down....

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12/1/2011 11:45 AM

who´s your best german friend?
will u bring me an icebreak next year if u come to bmx masters?

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12/1/2011 12:03 PM

i got a cavity from your frame.

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12/1/2011 12:22 PM

What do you most enjoy: Park, Street, or Dirt?
and Who inspires you most to ride?

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12/1/2011 12:35 PM

How do you like your eggs in the morning ?

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12/1/2011 12:53 PM

How do you double whip

I live for the thrill and pushing my limits.

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12/1/2011 2:46 PM

why did you start riding?

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12/1/2011 2:54 PM

why did you decide to start riding bmx rather than something else at such a young age?

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Location: Temecula, CA USA

12/1/2011 3:03 PM

does having a park to ride everyday help you progress more?

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12/1/2011 3:48 PM

who or what got you into riding?

(bmxjustforfun)no need to rush ;)

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12/1/2011 4:02 PM

Whats the biggest trick you done on your bike ?

JO$H Foo

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Location: Oceanside, CA USA

12/1/2011 4:05 PM

How many hours do you ride a day. And everytime you ride to you try and push yourself, or do you have chill days where you dont throw any bangers?

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12/1/2011 4:27 PM

dav1dkesss wrote:

Do you have any cavaties?

Nah mate ! brush my teeth twice a day !! haha.