Name: Tom van den Bogaard Hometown: Ale Blie, Netherlands Sponsors:Paul's Boutique, Monster Energy, Vans, Tall Order, Triple 8.
Frame: Tall Order 215 Frame 21" V3 Gloss Grey Forks: Tall Order Ramp Fork Black Bars: Tall Order Ramp Bar 9.5" High (cut 1cm each side) Chrome Seat: Tall Order Combo seat NEW! Black Chain: Tall Order Chain 510 Black
When you see someone ride you can sometimes tell that he has it. Flow, talent, drive, being eager to learn, someone who always seems to pull things first-go. In Aarle-Rixtel this rider was Tom van den Bogaard. You know who he is now and his talent didn't go unnoticed by companies like Vans, Monster Energy, Tallorder, Paul's Boutique and Triple eight. We cruised around Aarle-Rixtel to take some pics at some iconic places and then sat down at Paul's Boutique to do the interview. Syo van Vliet had already taken some rad action shots over in Eindhoven earlier on which you will find in this piece also.
We’re here at Paul’s Boutique live with local Tom van den Bogaard wearing Vans shoes, a Monster Energy hat, sporting a brand new Tallorder bike built up by Paul’s Boutique. But it didn’t start that way. When did you start riding BMX Tom? Tom van den Bogaard: I believe I was in group 8 in school. I was 12, or 13, I think 12 actually when I bought a brown wethepeople Reason here at Paul’s Boutique. My brother had a newer model year wethepeople bike, the Arcade and Nick had the blue WTP Nova.
Were you still playing soccer at that time? Tom van den Bogaard: Yes, I was still playing soccer at ASV ’33. I played from age 6 till I was 13. I was a goalie and there weren’t many so it was hard for me to quit because they would have to search for a
The Squad travel to Spain on a quest to ride one of the best skateparks in the world. We ride, chill and head out cliff jumping where things took a turn for the worst! Featuring Matty Cranmer, Tom Bogaard, Kieran Reilly, Oliver Jones, Sebastian Keep, Matt Harris Spain Episode 2 Next Wednesday....
My 2017: Tom van den Bogaard Hometown: Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands Sponsors: Vans, Tall order, Paul's Boutique and 040bmxpark
Do you remember the first BMX event you went to this year and how did it go? Tom van den Bogaard: The first event I have been to this year was Fise Montpellier in France. Starting the year off with one of my favourite events! The qualification went really well, unfortunately the semi-finals a bit less.
How many weekends/days were you away from home and at a BMX jam/contest or on tour?
If you somehow aren't familiar with Dutch shredder Tom van den Bogaard yet, press play immediately. There's no way his flawless style and huge tricklist should be embodied by the same rider. We spent one hour with Tom at 040BMXPARK in Eindhoven, Netherlands and the results are mind-blowing. Watch!