-Spot to ride: Has to be Adrenaline Alley, always ridden there since I was young so holds a special place to me! -BMX video: Harrymania inspired me as a kid, definitely has to be my favourite. -Website: YouTube -Web video: Fernando Alonso taking his R25 for a spin in 2020, goosebumps every time! -Food: Has to be a burger! -Person on Instagram: David Goggins, he always pushes me to train harder
-Riders to ride with: Ash Finlay and the Delta crew are a great laugh to ride with, but have too many favourites it’s hard to say! -Car: Mercedes’ GTR AMG all the way -Movie: Barnyard, absolutely hilarious!
Author: Antony Frascina, Clint Pilkington, Andrew Rigby
Date published: February 2022
Copies printed: First Print – 1600 (sold out). Re-printed August 2022.
How long was the thinking process before you decided to get to work on the book? We Were Rad: It was a pretty fluid process. We originally made an Old School style ‘Zine’ where we interviewed BMX Royalty such as Bob Haro and Andy Ruffell. This gave us the confidence and the bug to be creative. At the time social media was blossoming and every day new unseen images were appearing. These were the untold story of the kids on the streets, like us. We immediately all felt that these images and stories needed to be collected and told. We Were Rad was born!
Did you have things lined up and organized as far as photos were concerned or did you have to
-Spot to ride: Probably my local skatepark in Alytus -BMX video: Simone Barraco-welcome to Shadow pro, Deadline, and all Felix Prangenberg edits -Website: stillbmx.lt/fatbmx.com -Web video: W.T.P “out of line”
-Person on Instagram: Me, haha -Travel destination: Like the most riders, I would say Barcelona! -Riders to ride with: With all my friends of course, especially with @grigas_do and @ignas_gav. -Car: Don’t have one, but not an Audi (shoutout to my friend Lukas haha) -Movie: Distancija, It’s a Lithuanian BMX documentary, check it out! -Colour: Black
Name: Arturs VIRDZINIEKS Age: Born in 2004 Hometown: Liepaja, Latvia Hook-ups/Sponsors: RAVE BMX, LOC, Liepāja.
The FAT favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Anything and everything as long as I have friends to ride with -BMX video: Harry Main 2012 Nike edit -Website: fatbmx.com -Food: Top 3- oatmeal, hard boiled eggs (6,3 grams of protein), Hawaiian pizza -Person on Instagram: Love yourself @arturs_virdzinieks -Travel destination: Every country with spots to ride -Riders to ride with: @ernestszeboldsbmx, @valterklepisbmx, @ainarsliparts, @zuuurka, @marcisdzerve, @xpetrovs, @kalvisbmx, @daviskrauzebmx. -Car: For now, the one I want most is a turbo e36 coupe in a dark colour with style 24 rims.
Name: Tao Celeste Age: 17 Hometown: Mauguio, France Hook-ups/Sponsors: BMXGANGSTER
The FAT favorites list:
-Spot to ride: Eurocamp -BMX video: Vans BMX Presents: Dennis Enarson’s Right Here | BMX | VANS -Website: Nothing until my university Website -Web video: Video with which I can laugh -Food: Corsican sausages -Person on Instagram: @marcus_christopher_bikes -Travel destination: Bali -Riders to ride with: Quentin Morien / Nathan Bosh -Car: Whithout -Movie: Furry -Colour: Blue
-Spot to ride: Adrenaline Alley -BMX video: HarryMania -Website: 414skateparks.com -Web video: Props rock and roll tour 2 -Food: Organic -Person on Instagram: @rwillyofficial delivering world's firsts weekly -Travel destination: Mountains -Riders to ride with: Anyone who's ready to send it! -Car: 4x4 Sprinter Campervan -Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street -Colour: GOLD -Shoes: Nike
Name: Tom Nerriere Age: 21 Hometown: Montpellier, France Hook-ups/Sponsors: FuriousProducts
The FAT favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Grammont at Montpellier -BMX video: FOX BMX - SCOTTY CRANMER - MADE FOR THIS -Website/video: @tom.nerriere -Travel destination: All the places where I can drive -Riders to ride with: Especially with my twin brother Matthieu NERRIERE, but also with all my boys in France
-Spot to ride: Ministère des économies et des finances - Paris -BMX video: Fast forward - Alex Jumelin / Matthias Dandois in Hungary 2007 -Website: WeTransfer is the one I use the most actually! -Web video: I really enjoy watching Fpv videos -Food: Pokebowl -Person on Instagram: @Flatbible -Travel destination: Japan -Riders to ride with: Everybody who's pushing hard and ride more than talking -Car: Porsche Carrera GT
Name: Zef Robinson Age: 20 Hometown: Gisborne NZ/Taipei Taiwan Hook-ups/Sponsors: Spun Studio x Stash Taiwan
The FAT favorite list:
-Spot to ride: Anywhere with rails and stairs -BMX video: Trey Jones' part in Shadow's "What could go wrong?" video -Food: Steak and cheese pie -Person on Instagram: Trey Jones -Travel destination: South Africa -Riders to ride with: Robin Sloot, Eddie Mayhew -Car: Nissan S15 -Movie: Chasing Mavericks -Colour: Purple