I guess to start this off… When did you start riding? When did it progress to something more serious?
Umm ok… I was a latecomer to BMX. I started around 99… I think? Weston Creek skatepark got built down the road, so that fast became my new hang out. As for progressing… I think it was a combination of watching videos, watching all the pre-backbone crew kill it, as well as having Dan and Nick Gascoine pushing me… if only for good media, it worked nonetheless.
Dan and Nick Gascoine. That reminds me of my first memory of Liam Fahy Hampton – seeing you in a mag. I think it was for a Rebelyell interview? Chainless and that fakie railride. Mind blowing. What point were you at then? And was it even Nick that shot that interview or is my mind playing tricks…
Yeah that point in my life defiantly epitomises what BMX was, is and can be. Solid crews, with a level of respect and admiration for one another that formed the infrastructure for some of Australia’s biggest names… not just riders but brands, shops, filmers and photographers.
Keep in mind, the net wasn’t being used as a platform yet. If you wanted to get known, you had to make waves.
Oh and yeah, Nick shot the interview. (Laughter)
I think around that time, there was Run at Me Slut too. Chainless tailwhips both ways. When do you think you began to fall out of love with BMX?
(Laughter) Cheers, I guess. Ummmm I guess I started to lose interest when the injuries started piling up… As lame as that is for an answer, it’s the truth.