First time you rode a BMX bike:
I’m not sure when I learned how to ride a bike, but I started racing in 1987 when I was six.
First skatepark you rode:
Shimerville Skatepark in Emmaus, PA, probably somewhere around ‘94-‘95.
First pro you tried to emulate:
First photo in a magazine:
Backwards rail in the Ride US mag Philly scene report. I forget the date.
First magazine cover:
The Faction one with my interview I think, in 2002.
First clip in a video:
Props Bethlehem scene report from 1997.
First video part:
Resist video; just spent 20 minutes trying to look up a date to a video I made, and failed. It was around 2001, I think.
Bensalem BMX Raceway, maybe in like 95-96? Too long ago.
Damn, I’m not even sure. Either a Square One ad or an Airwalk ad maybe?
First signature part:
Primo Wiz grips.
First time you saw the Pacific ocean:
First trick of the day:
First time you were in a vehicle and attacked by a bear:
2003, leaving Yellowstone. Me and Bob Scerbo in the front, Vinnie Sammon in the back. Man, the times that Blazer seen.
First manual to backwards rail:
The first one I tried was in 1999, but I smacked my face on the rail. There is a clip in the credits of Garrett Byrnes’ Props interview issue. That trick freaked me out after that for a while. The first time I pulled it was the one in Square One’s Wide Awake Nightmare, so 2002.
First turndown to ice down a rail:
First time I ever did it on a real rail I had a sequence Losey shot. Not sure when that was, during Schwinn days, out in Cali.
First manual switch 180 lookback:
Around 2001-2002, I think. I don’t remember my first one.
First ledge smith to pop-up nosewheelie:
I used to do smith to nose bonks on ledges when I was a kid. Riding the ledge behind the stores (RIP) in Northeast Philly got me doing them again, and back there I started slowing down and getting them to roll, in 2003.
First ice to 180 on a rail:
Red Bull Mean Streets in 2006.
First backwards feeble to Indian lookback out:
Props interview, 2005.