A few years ago we did an interview with Risto Kalmre who, together with his brother Mario, is the main man behind Simpe Session. Here's a re-post on what it takes to put on an event like this.
First of all congrats on continuing putting on killer events together in Tallinn and in Helsinki. Through this interview we’d like to show how much goes into these events. When did you actively start preparing for Simple Session 2012?
Name: Jeff Purdy Age: 25 Hometown: Bayport, NY Hook-ups/Sponsors: GT Bikes, Daily Grind, DNSBMX, Stink Pit
The favorite list:
-Spot to ride: A new one (preferably with slanted surfaces) -BMX video: Etnies Grounded -Website: DigBMX -Web video: Jordan Hango 2017 Fall Drop -Food: Sushi -Twitter to follow: not a fan -Person on Instagram: @the__provider (Colin Provost) -Travel destination: Long Beach to visit the homies -Riders to ride with: Too many to list but shouts to all the DNS, Daily Grind, and Stink Pit homies!
-How many Simpel Sessions have you put on before? Risto: It's our 9th year. We started in 2000. It's gonna be our 6th event in Tallinn in the wintertime. And before that we did 4 events in Tartu in the summertime. In addition to that we put on a decent qualifying event last summer in Tallinn and a year before we did summer qualifying tour in 3 cities. So altogether it's been 13 Simpel Session events and 10 big ones.
-At some point you said it was going to be the last one, what
Name:Risto Kalmre Age: 25 Hometown: Tallinn, Estonia
The Simpel Session 08 is coming up shortly, do you have everything under control? Risto: Everything is going pretty smooth. There's still hella lot to do but we're on schedule. But yeah, it's really busy now for me and my
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