Age: A dusty 28 year old.
Location: Los Angeles, California.
Injuries while filming for "Champagne":
A torn LCL in my left knee whilst in Frankfurt on the second day of the trip. Other than that one I had a few back to back injuries on non kink trips whilst filming for "Champagne".
Best memory of filming for this project?
Being able to see parts of Europe for the first time was pretty special for me. Just those moments of anticipation and travel make it memorable.
Favorite filming trip for the video?
Sydney and Brisbane were my favorite. I got tricks I always wanted to handle and spots I always wanted to ride. Also got to drink in Jason’s party van for most of the trip ha.
Biggest ball up while filming?
I think it went pretty smoothly minus the regular stuff that goes down while filming. Filming tricks is just one big ball-up, ha ha.
Farthest place traveled for filming?
Perth, Australia. If you know you know.
What clip was filmed closest to your crib?
Definitely the wallride to over pegs 180. That spot is a 5-minute ride from my house and a dope session spot.
Where else did you go?
Shanghai, Rochester, Toronto, Albuquerque, Portland and Raleigh . Also I have a bunch of Perth footage that I always wanted to get done and I’m glad it made it into the video.
Favorite spots/set ups you have clips on?
Wooloomooloo gap to rail in Sydney and the Rochester hubba. Two really heavily hit spots but still managed to add to the list, makes it special for sure.
How did the song choice for your part come about?
I’ve always been a fan of Rowland S Howard, this will be the 4th song by him that I’ve used personally for a video part. Also being an Australian musician makes it motivating for me to ride to.
How important is filming for you on a personal level?
After a while you judge your self worth on the clips you did or did not get while filming, so it’s very important at this point in my life. I don’t like doing tricks I know I can do so it’s a fucking nightmare inside my head most days.
Seeing the snaggletooth clips, both regular and oppo no less, put a smile on my face. Is that a rare one you pull out of the trick bag, or is it something you throw down regularly?
I’ve done them before of regular rails both ways, it was new for me to do them into gaps/ kinkers. I filmed those about 2 years ago and never really did them again since. But I’ve got one left to do before I’m done.
Any sketchy stories while cruising around during filming for the new video?
Madrid was gnarly a lot of knife incidents luckily not involving the crew. One guy ran down the street stabbing him self in the neck, there’s a clip in Toasted Madrid showing what went down. So savage and unreal.
What clip are you most proud of for your section?
My ender wallride of the roof in Perth for sure. Always been something I wanted to do from a young age and finally got it done, stoked to do it with all my friends around and 20 school kids, ha ha. A hometown ender in a Kink DVD is the dream for a kid from fucking Perth.
How was filming with the rest of the team while working on this video project?
Always a treat, dudes killed it everyday we went out. Lots of motivation and good energy on and off the bike, the squad is fucking dialed!
Like your previous parts, there are quite a few burly rail moves. What is the inspiration for sending it?
When I know the answer I’ll get back to you, I also need the answer for when the metal asylum comes to get me. Nah It’s a part of Perth BMX history, bomb a rail get a beer. It’s a simple concept in Perth.
Most scary clip you clocked in?
Probably the roof over the railing hop to flat. There was a power line hanging over right at the peak of the hop and the run up was sketchy. Luckily a cop was coming down the street and spooked me into sending it, sometimes that’s all it takes.
How did you like having the Aussie homie Brock Olive with some cameo clips in your part?
Super stoked to have Brock on a trip and produce some fire for the part. We’ve been riding and hanging out since I was like 19 years at Australian Bmx events. Always a good time riding with that bloke, hopefully have him out in the US again soon to film and kick it.
What was your favorite trick, or the most rewarding to have filmed?
Switch fastplant pole jam wallride 180. Thank you Z for the spot, and thank you Darryl for sticking in there with me. I threw up after I got the clip; the heat got me that day.
The quick look for oncoming traffic during the ledge ice 180 line was a good reflection of typical everyday factors involved with street riding. Did the dog running in front of you at the end of the line mess with you at all?
Ha, ha, I didn’t even notice the dog, I’ve always wanted to film a line across a road so that one finally made sense. That didn’t just happen by accident it’s been years in the works, ha ha.
Now that Champagne is done, do you have plans to work on any other projects?
I always think I’m going to have a break from filming but I’m already back in the streets going for the next thing. No solid projects right now but I’m sure something is knocking. Thank you for having me on this one Kink, always a pleasure never a chore.