Okay Trevor, how old are you?
What was your local skatepark growing up?
Vermilion skate park was where I learned the basics. Chenga 57 was where I was introduced to big Ramps, and when that shut down I went to Chenga 2. That’s where my riding changed.
Okay, so when you say it changed can you talk about what changes happened?
That’s where I got into flat land Heavily and got the idea to try and mix flat land and Ramp riding. I didn’t know it at the time but I had a lot of catching up to do. Rick Moliterno, Dave Freimuth, Dennis McCoy and Dave Osato lead the way for that style of riding and I was and still am mesmerized by their riding.
Who specifically at Chenga 2 inspired you to take an interest in the flat land side of things?
I was already interested in flat land when I started riding Chenga 2. I knew the owners Scott Powell and Dave Schaefer rode flat. They helped me progress the most.
So just having them helping you with flatland and having the bigger ramps around kind of naturally made you start to push the two together?
Yes, definitely. Scott and Dave would also tell me to watch older videos to get an inspiration for flatland. Like 101 BMX tricks and the Dorking in York videos. Those sent me down a rabbit hole and I started watching riders like Chad Degroot, Dennis McCoy and Dave Osato just to name a few.
That style of riding I'm sure influenced the style of frames you were picking to ride, right?
Definitely. I just didn’t want the frame to hold me back from everything I wanted to do on my bike.
Understandable. With that said, tell me about Tech Bike Co. What made you and Dustin want to start this up?
Well, it was just an idea at first. We were tired of seeing the same looking frames that were so style specific and weren't really designed to ride them on everything. So we decided to give a frame to BMX that wouldn’t hold you back. Something with a normal geometry that feels good on everything and anything.