We asked Kriss Kyle some questions what it's like to jump out of a helicopter with his bike and the video projects he gets to do with his sponsor Red Bull. Boil some water for that tea and enjoy the read.
How many views in total did your kaleidoscope video get? Kriss Kyle: Almost 5 million now!
So, how was recording the video Kaleidoscope compared to the new one? Kriss Kyle:I guess, recording this video, compared to Kaleidoscope was completely different, because
Name: Moritz Kuhn Age: 12 since few weeks Hometown: Aalen / South-Germany Hook-ups/Sponsors: Kunstformbmxshop, Mum & Dad, I‘m very proud to be a part of the Kunstform-Team since two years.
The favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Homespot, Heidenheim, Hard (Austria), Lake Constance, Skillspark Winterthur and many other nice spots -BMX video: Harrymainia 2 -Website: kunstform.org -Web video:https://youtu.be/5S0nle6fPXg -Food: Pasta, swabian ravioli (Maultaschen ;-) -Twitter to follow: Don‘t use it -Person on Instagram: moritzkuhnbmx -Travel destination: Corby UK
Name shop: Signature BMX Location: Vantaa, Finland Years in business: 13 years on January Employees: 2, Mikko Suni full-time, Antti Huotari part-time.
Did you ever go to school to learn how to run a (BMX) business or did you just 'send it'? Signature BMX: We just sent it and still are sending it. We first thought of having a clothing brand and started selling some bmx bike parts to cover the cost of clothing side. Sales started to pick up before we even had much of a clothing available. Just some shirts under the name of Signature. That’s pretty much what ever happened on that side. We focused on selling bike stuff. It was just a mail order/webshop at first. We pretty much ran it from our home. Our real warehouse/shop/distro came to life after a couple of years. So I guess we’re still learning day by day something new.
Were your BMX industry contacts already made before you started your shop, or did you meet more people along the way? Signature BMX: I knew Niels Thanild and Joe Rich and a few others before the business came along. I went to Interbike the next year as we started and made a lot of contacts there.
Name of your shop: Trainbmx Location: 38170 Klein Vahlberg/ Germany Years in business: Since 2014 Employees: None
What was the reason for you to start a BMX shop? Trainbmx: While on my old 30 years old profession as a mechanic / master, I had no more desire and then spontaneously on 22.05.14 I founded my shop. Since I have been arranging myself in the BMX for decades, it was not difficult for me.