Factory manager at Quamen Bikes
Motivation for riding?
It makes me happy, and the feeling that I get when I land a trick for the first time after I've been trying the same trick for months... there's no better feeling!
Whats your favorite trick?
I have 3. First is the trick that I made up, "The Reaper", when my foot is on the handlebar and I'm spinning no-handed. The Second is a "Time Machine", any variation... I just like to spin... FAST! The third is my "Jump-Whip", it's a inside carve on the backwheel, jump half-tailwhip to the front wheel, then I just do any of my combos from there.
Do you have any dream tricks that you hope to land one day?
I would have to say either a Hitchhiker, but instead of standing on the pegs I want to stand only on the handlebars(so its kind of backward) or some sort of nose wheelie where both of my feet are on the handlebars instead of the pegs.
How has biking effected your life?
It has definitely taught me to have alot more patience and discipline. Also I would have never met the the great friends that I have now, gone to the places I have, or had the opportunities that have been presented to me.
Whats you favorite place to ride and why?
Savons parking lot because no one bothers me. Liberty park because I ride in the center of the track where people are running so it helps me get used to riding in front of people. Tennis courts or basketball courts because there always flat! Riding with Jesse Puente on the boardwalk in Venice Beach... I'm going to miss that!
Tell us a little about your bike?
Frame: My Signature Frame, Prototype Quamen CyPhR, 18.5" TT (RAW)
Bars/Grips: Prototype Quamen BAR-B-Q (custom blue/black metallic), ODI longnecks
Barends: Quamen Stainless steel
Stem: Prototype Quamen Macross with 6mm bolts instead of 8mm, doesn't move!(Polished)
Forks: Prototype Odyssey 2008 flatland forks (black)
Brakes: HELL NO!!!
Cranks: Prototype Quamen Mobile Arms (Polished)
Sproket: Prototype Quamen Styles 20 tooth (Akadized black)
Chain: BLING BLING YO!!
Pedals: Prototype Odyssey Twisted (CLEAR)
Seat: Macneil Pivotal Flatland Seat (customized)
Seatpost: Macneil 330 Pivotal Seatpost (customized)
Seatpost clamp: Prototype Quamen Holy Clamp (red)
Pegs: Sequence Majic Sticks, plastic 1.5" (with real griptape)
Hubs: Profile Mini 3/8" Front Hub (purple), a dead KHE Reverse freecoaster (white)
Rims: Odyssey 7KA rims (black)
Spokes: Shadow Conspiracy 3B Triple Butted Spokes (black) 3X Cross laced
Tires: Odyssey Frequency G K-Lyte Kevlar Tire 1.75"
what do you like to do when your not riding?
Party, chill with my girl, hang out with friends, be a computer nerd, ride a unicycle, and mess with peoples heads.
Quamen Bikes, Bellflower Bike Shop, Flat Art Clothing, Intertwine clothing, The CO-OP clothing.
I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for always putting up with my shit and taking me to the hospital for all those years,my sisters Lori and Jessica, Sam Caraco, everybody at Quamen, Jesse Puente, Pete Brandt, Chad Johnston, Day Smith, Cory Fester, Ed Nussbaum, ShaneSAW at Woodward, Bobby Carter, Fat Tony, Jeremy Pavia, all my teachers and anyone who I forgot, you know who you are!!!