- I have to say that the image of you is quite crazy, isn't it? Is the real you as lively and passionate as the image of you, or is it just a stage-image, which has little to do with the real you? Catfish: I would have to say..what you see is what you get. I have always been a bit of an eccentric and extroverted person, even before I found BMX. I think that is one of the aspects that I love about BMX..there are so many wild characters! Sometimes I wish I could turn my "Catfish" persona off, but BMX won't let me. Alas..I am crazy 99% of the time.
- It is your third time to be in Estonia. But how did all start - from where did you hear about Estonia and Simple Session and why did you decide to participate in this event? Catfish: I remember hearing about an event in a country that I wasn't familiar with called "Pop Session" I had seen some pictures of it and it looked awesome. 3 years ago I saw the Simpel Session website and figured I would send them an e-mail asking about hosting
Name: Daniel Dhers Age: 23 Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela Sponsors: DC Shoes, Red Bull, POC Helmets, Albe's, Team Blowin' it, Woodward. You almost had a clean sweep in park at the 2008 Dew Tour series. What happened at the last stop? Daniel: Well everything was going according to plan but I landed a little funny on the quarter before my second trick and my foot slid so i wasn't able to get the speed to jump that box again, I still did all the tricks I wanted to do but that pedal cost me the clean sweep. Talking with Bestwick we have agreed that there's some sort of bad luck when you try to win all 5, it has happened to him twice and me once and with the level of riding this days is definitely gonna be even harder in the years to come.
Dennis Enarson is welcoming riders for the upcoming Banksgiving jam in his backyard. The yard has turned into a sweet riding spot after Nate Wessell and his crew showed up. A complete yard makeover is what you can call it. Dennis has been on road with Nigel Sylvester quite a bit. While his Nike Writing On The Wall part will appear on Vital, we'll have Nigel's part on FATBMX. To learn more about Nigel, read what his team mate has to say about him.
Mike Spinner has been rooming with Nigel Sylvester on the Nike trips around the world. He does know Nigel pretty well so we figured he could answer some questions regarding the upcoming NIKE movie and traveling in general. We're stoked to have Nigel's part exclusively on FATBMX for 36 hours before everyone can download the complete movie on the NIKE 6.0 site. Mike Spinner's part can be viewed on the DIGBMX website. See his answers on Nigel below.
Nike 6.0 is leaking the full athlete segments from Writing on the Wall prior the movie release. For 36 hours, FATBMX will be streaming the full movie segments of 6.0 team rider Nigel Sylvester. Yes, this means you can watch Nigel's part before the movie is even out. To learn more about Nigel we asked some questions to people who have been close to Nigel over the last 12 months. We're starting this off with Glenn Milligan, filmer and producer of the Writing On The Wall movie.
Name: Corey Martinez Age: 25 Hometown: Decatur, AL Sponsors: Red Bull, Levi's, United, Duo, Cinema, Orchid
You've gone through some little sponsor changes this year, are you happy where you're at right now? Corey: Yeah, I guess so, it is what it is! I hate that it had to happen but I'm looking forward to see what happens at Duo and Cinema. Steve [Buddendeck] and Cory [Muth] are cool people to work with and the team road trips seem like they would be awesome.
How good did it feel when Levi's said they are taking care of health insurance for you? Corey: I thought it was awesome cause I've never heard of anyone involved in BMX doing something like that before.
-Name: Cameron White -Age: 24 -Hometown: Canberra, Australia -Sponsors:Mongoose bikes, Unit Clothing, Lavs Lab, Vans Shoes, BackBone BMX Shop, 9 Dragons
-This year you managed to win the Dew Tour dirt series. How did it feel to raise that cup at the end of the road? Cam: It felt great haha. At the start of the year it was one of my goals to try and reach and after putting in a lot of work, it really felt great knowing you achieved something that you set out to do.
-Last year you were pretty close, what happened? Cam: Well last year I did have a shot at winning it. Nyquist had to be in 5th or worse and I had to win for me to get the cup. Well Nyquist was in 5th place as I dropped in for my last run and all I needed to do was land my run, but I slipped my pedal on the flip bar to whip. Not to worry, these things happen.
Name: Chad Kagy Age: 29 Hometown: Gilroy, CA and now living in State College, PA near Woodward Camp Sponsors: Amp, DC, Failure, Bell, Kicker, Team Blowin it, Albe's, The vert schedule doesn't seem to stop. What comps did you do in 2008 and which ones are still on the program? Chad: NBC did a skate comp with a BMX demo in Beijing in April followed by the Asian X Games in Shanghai a week later in May. Dew Tour started in June in Baltimore, MD. Second Dew Tour in Cleveland the middle of June. The next week was the Soul Bowl in Southern California with X Games the following week in August. A few weeks later was the 3rd stop of the Dew Tour in Portland, OR. just a few weeks later was the 4th stop of the Dew Tour in Salt Lake City. In October I went to Steve Crandall's Ghetto High Air Challenge with the final Dew Tour in Orlando the following weekend.
Ok can you give us a short version of how you ended up in America? Diogo: Well, basically I was about to go to college in Brasil, but I wasn't feeling to do that before I try ride my bike on all the spots that I had seen only on videos and internet, so I kind did a go for it all the way to U.S. to see with my eyes! It was definitely the best thing I did in my life, not because it actually worked better than I thought, but because the trip by itself was the best experience in my life, and I’m thankful for BMX for making myself do that.