Stefan Geisler is doing flatland shows on his HARO flatland bike as you read this. That might come as a surprise to you but Stefan started off riding flatland, then learnt flips, truckdrivers and tailwhips on street before he moved on to the big vert ramp.
That's where his love is at the moment. Stefan travels around to ride as much vert as possible. Sometimes that means he's taking a plane to England to go ride with Simon Tabron. Other times it's driving up north to Achim Kujawski's indoor RedBull ramp but in the wintertime OBG can be found at Woodward camp so he can continue to ride.
Don't let the tattoos scare you, he's a nice guy.
What is your most embarrassing CD on the shelf?
Are you a daredevil?
I don't know, but after every crash I think I am one!
Especially after the one in Tunis. I thought I broke my back, and that was very scary!
What trophy you won do you appreciate most?
Trophy? the best trophy I ever got was the one from the RedBull comp in Knokke, Belgium. It is the "pissing man" (I think it is the name). It is the landmark of Belgium in smalll, the original one is in Brussels. It is 2 feet tall, and you can make it piss, that's super funny! I got 2nd place at this comp. I really love this trophy!
Concerts you won't miss within an hour's drive of where you are?
I don't know who will be in Germany the next week, but for Slayer or Hatebreed I would drive everywhere.
Have you ever been in a mosh pit?
I am the moshpit!
How do you release anger?
I look angry, but I've never been in a fight. I hate people who want to fight all the time. If somebody pisses me off...? I don't know, I go to the bar and buy myself another beer, so I can relax.
Do looks matter?
Style is all
The first things you notice about the opposite sex?
First boobs, then the bottoms and then the face.
What model mobile phone do you use?
Nokia, they are the best. The battery is the best of all mobil phones and it is easy to use.
Where is your second home?
What ramp do you ride on a regular basis?
Mostly I ride my home sk8 park, but there is only street and mini ramps, no vert.
What park did you have fun at most in 2004?
I was riding so many parks and so many very good parks. The best ramps are probably in Woodward.but I think I had the most fun in my home sk8 park. Hanging out with my friends, riding, making fun of everything and having a barbeque after that. The sk8 park is in Wendelstein, 20 Km away from Nuremberg
Do you trust others easily?
I trust everybody, but I never lend anybody money.
What was your favorite toy as a child?
Do you know where your first BMX bike is right now?
No, but I think it is on the junkyard. Everything was broken.
What class in school do you think is totally useless?
Religion. I don't care about that. I believe in rock 'n roll!
What do you do to help remember things that happened on your trips?
I write everything down. I can't remember things very good.
If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you?
If the other person is a rocker, punk, rowdy, or BMXer then for sure!
What are your nicknames?
I've got a lot, but right now everybody calls me OBG. Sometimes OBD, everybody at the Deconstruction tour calls me "gunt" (whatever that means?) I think it is not even a word, at the Big-Block-Crew they call me "Nasty", and my best friend Mat Pingel calls me all the time just "D" (from OBD) and in the past they called me "Der FrÃ¤nkische Stier".
Would you bungee jump?
No. Why should I?
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Are you still stoked getting a picture in the magazine?
Yes, all the time. The one who says he doesn't care, lies!
Who do you like to shoot photos with?
Actually I don't care who wants to take pics with me, but I had the most fun with Mat Pingel.
Last thing you ate?
Last BMX video you watched?
I never watch BMX videos. I love to ride, but I never watch.
Last BMX website you visited?
I can't remember but probably FATBMX
Do you keep up with every day's news?
Yes, every morning when I am having my coffee.
Do you wear contacts?
Yes, I have to, but I hate them. Maybe I will have surgery some time.
Frequent flyer miles status?
I think I've got about 8 flying cards, because I choose the cheapest flight all the time. I've got regular standard on all them. Oh, not on all, at Air France I've got silver.
What's a 2005 trip that you are looking forward to?
Definitely the HARO tour. It was so much fun 2 years ago, so I can't wait!
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
That was a damn hard night, who is the girl next to me? and where am I? How can I escape without leaving my cellphone number and my name here!