What riders do you like to ride with when you want to learn new tricks. Who gives good pointers?
Anthony: Well, I ride with all kinds of different people every day such as Kevin Robinson, Chad Kagy, Jamie Bestwick, Axel Jurgens, John Saxton, Andy Alverez, Steve McCann, John Parker and Ricky Violet. All of those riders have different styles of riding, so it pretty much depends on what trick I'm working on. And I think that all of these riders give good pointers.
We heard you're doing no-handed front flips to tailwhips. Is it just a rumour?
Anthony: Well that all started when Scotty Cranmer and I were trying the figure out front flip tailwhips. We found that it was easier to do tricks before the tailwhip so Scotty and myself experimented with x-ups and no-handers before the tailwhip. But I have never landed them successfully into the foam for the matter.
Do you believe that anything is possible on a bike?
Anthony: Yes, I definitely do. I think that tricks in the next few years to come are going to be mind blowing. For example, Mirra's flip no-hander 360. Tricks are going to evolve into crazy things like that.
If you had to compare pulling a trick for the first time with something else, what would come close?
Anthony: It's hard to say because pulling a trick for the first time in my eyes has a very overwhelming and overjoyed feeling. It's a lot different than any other feeling I get.
Are you a rider who likes to keep new tricks secret until the next comp?
Anthony: I wouldn't say that I like to keep new tricks a secret for contests but contests do help me push myself to do new tricks.
What comps will you do this summer?
Anthony: Well I'm leaving tomorrow for a dirt contest in Vegas called Extreme Thing, I'm going to the CFB in Oklahoma, hopefully I'm fortunate enough to qualify for all the remaining Dew Tour stops after the first two, Red Bull Elevation for sure, Backyard Jam, Backyard Build Off. Baco jam and aything in between.
Do you do a lot of driving?
Anthony: Yes, I bought my car in 2004 with 40,000 miles on it and now in 2006 I have 130,000 miles on it.
A good road trip. What/who would be involved?
Anthony: Catfish and Chris Gerber would definitely be involved along with Jamie Bestwick because they are all very talented riders and the funniest people I know. Along with all my really good friends. Probably a cross country trip riding everything we can find and doing different activities along the way just so it was not all about bmx.
Who are your sponsors?
Anthony: Hoffman bikes, Duffs shoes, Profile racing, System Cycle, Bookoo Energy, Woodward camp, Dark Matter and Maxxis tires.
Have you received any Dark Matter shorts yet?
Anthony: No, not yet but I'm sure it's coming.
Thanks for your time Anthony. Any last words?
Anthony: I want to thank all my sponsors, Mat Hoffman, Steve Swope, Mark Owen, Brian Osborne, Matt Coplon, Matt Miller, Zack"catfish" Yankish, Rachael Thomson, Gary Ream, Anthony Pill and Jeana Norman. Special thanks to my parents for putting up with my crazy lifestyle, all my friends that I ride with, Steve Luckett and section 8 skatepark, without section 8 I would not be as fortunate in bmx, and most of all Kevin Robinson for always being there for me and believing in me. I want to thank fatbmx.com for gving me this opportunity.
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