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Marcus Christopher 11 Year Old BMX Rider Interview

Marcus Christopher BMX Groms Interview BackflipName: Marcus Christopher

Instagram: marcus_christopher_bmx

Age: 11

Hometown: Hartville, Ohio

Sponsors: Kink Bicycles, Kid Dynamite Apparel, Deft Family Gloves

How old when started and what motivated you? I was 4 years old when i started racing which I did for 6 years before i switched to freestyle. I have been riding freestyle for 2 years now. My motivation to start came from stories my dad told me about racing bmx when he was a kid.

What size bike did you start on? 18″ Redline micro mini race bike

What do you ride now? 18″ Kink Bantam

Favorite style of Riding? Park

What riders get you stoked and influence you the most? Kris Fox, Logan Martin, Kyle Baldock and like to ride with local pros Nick Bruce and Rob Armour

Marcus Christopher BMX Groms Interview Callout

Recent trip to Vegas, How was it? Amazing, there are so many awesome parks in Vegas. I rode in a stunt show to honor Dana White of the UFC on Labor Day.

Marcus Christopher BMX Groms Interview SupermanDid you do any other bmx traveling trips this year? I was able to go to Joyride 150 in Canada and Daniel Dhers in North Carolina. I also made a couple of trips to Rochester, NY and The Kitchen in South Bend, IN

Your Backyard? We started with just a mini and have continued to add on. We now have a box line with a wall ride and a Resi line.

Scariest trick to learn? Flair, I just didn’t want to land on my head

You must be stoked on landing that flip whip to resi. How long have you been working up to that trick? practiced in foam pit for 1/2 hour 3 different nights before taking to Resi.

3 tricks to learn? double whips, bar bar and 720s

Injured? Broke my hand racing and just a lot of bruises and strains doing freestyle

Future plans? continue to ride, travel and progress

Shoutouts or Thanks? Thanks mainly to my mom and dad. My dad takes me to ride all the time and built my backyard that allows me to ride whenever i want as long as the weather is good. I’d also like to thank my sponsors Kink, Kid Dynamite and Deft Family.

Marcus Christopher's Backyard Playground

You know your parents are cool when… Marcus Christopher’s backyard playground.

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Kaden Stone 10 Year Old BMX Rider Interview

BMX Interview with 11 year old BMX Rider Kaden Stone on BMX Groms.Ok, let’s start off with your name and age: Kaden “DUBBY” Stone 10 years old
Where you live? Lake Elsinore Ca
You seem to spend lots of time at Ben’s backyard. How far is that from your house? It’s about an hour and 15min all depends on California traffic.
Who do you usually ride with there and how does that influence your riding? I ride with a lot of different people mostly Daniel Sandoval, Ryan Guettler, Kris Fox, Aj Anaya
Best time at Ben’s Backyard? Every time I go it’s the best time. Just to hang out with all of the guys and try new things.
Sponsors? VANS, Freegun, ODI, Sunday Bikes
What size bike do you ride? Sunday Primer 16
When do you think you will move up to the next size bike? Maybe in a few months I really have not grown much.
How old were you when you started to BMX and can you remember what motivated you to start? I started to ride bikes when I was 2. My dad would take me out to the little dirt jumps behind our house and let me go crazy. He always knew I needed something more so one day he decided to take me to the skate park. When we pulled up I got to see a young Daniel Sandoval blasting all over the place and thats when I was hooked and found my true love for BMX
How much time do you spend riding? I try to ride at least 3 days during the week and ride all weekend. Hopefully soon my backyard will be built up so I can ride all the time.

11 year old BMX Rider Kaden Stone

Kaden Stone blasting and casually dropping a hand.

What gets you really stoked to go out and ride BMX? Friends and helping others out paying it back.  I have been blessed to have pros help me out with everything in BMX and paying it back and having fun is the best part of BMX
Favorite Type of Riding? Park
You recently went to a pretty large contest at the Kitchen skatepark. What were the best times there? The whole trip was fun it was my first time away from my parents and my first time out of state for a comp. It was so cool to hang out with Brett and to see him on his bike and how he looks at life. I was really excited to be the youngest to do the step down as it was a huge accomplishment for me it was really scary and pushed me to overcome my fears.
Who did you travel with? I traveled with Daniel Sandoval, Ryan Guttler and my big bro Jared Stone
What tricks are on your list to learn next? I would like to take my double whips to the air and also get my flairs higher and bigger.
Have you had any bad injuries from BMX? Yes I have had a few. I broke my collar bone, broke my nose twice and also fractured my skull.

Kaden Stone young BMX Rider Personal Goal
Seems like you’ve had a pretty good start with BMX. Do you have any goals of what you’d like to achieve in BMX? I like to motivate other kids my age and give them the confidence that anything is possible if you just keep working and pushing yourself. My personal goal would be to go pro and be in xgames when I’m 15 and travel the world with my bike.
Do you have any advice for kids your age or younger who are just starting with BMX? Just find someone you enjoy to have around you and have fun!!! All the tricks will come in time just have fun and keep pushing your limits.
Do you have any shout outs or thanks? I would like to thank the companies that support me VANS, Freegun, ODI and Sunday bikes. Big shout out to Daniel Sandoval for all of his help the past 5 years and to all of the other pros that continue to help me progress. Aj , Ryan, Alex and many more.

Thanks Kaden!

Young BMX Rider Kaden Stone busts a tailwhip.

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Daniel Sandoval and Kaden Stone BMX Video

X-Games medalist Daniel Sandoval first picked up a BMX bike at the age of ten. When he saw an anonymous rider do a tailwhip at his local skatepark he was instantly hooked, and grew determined to learn as many tricks as possible, not knowing that he would one day inspire younger riders. Watch this movie and see how Daniel inspires and helps Kaden Stone, find out what Kaden Stone’s goal is in BMX and more!

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Dylan Hessey 10 Year Old BMX Rider Interview

Young BMX Rider Dylan Hessey BMX Groms Interview

Watching 10 year old Dylan smoothly chuck barspins and truckdrivers over large box jumps is amazing. Keep reading and find out more about what makes this shredder go off!

Name: Dylan Hessey

Age: 10

Where you live: Widnes, Cheshire (UK)

What size bike do you ride? 18”

How old were you when you started to BMX and what motivated you to start riding?  I got my first BMX bike on my 7th Birthday.  My older cousin Charlie had a BMX bike and once I had a go on his at the skate park I was hooked!!

How much time do you spend practising on your Bike? As often as I can. I go to Rampworx at least once a week.

What gets you really stoked to go out and ride BMX? Learning new tricks and progressing in my riding.

Favorite Type of Riding? Park/Freestyle

How old were you when you learnt Bar Spins?  I was 9.

How long after that did you learn Truck Drivers? About six months after.

What tricks are on your list to learn next? I have just mastered the tailwhip so tailwhip airs are next on the list.

If you could ride with any pro for a day which one would you choose?  I am lucky as I ride with some really awesome riders at Rampworx (Anton McGuirk, Franny Wright and Leon Perkins to name a few…  If I could ride with an International rider it would have to be Drew Bezanson.

Have you ever had to take a break from biking due to an injury? No!

Do you have any goals with BMX? To be the best I possibly can and just enjoy the riding.

What is your fav BMX memory? Being placed 2nd in the U13’s Snowballin’ Jam Dec 2013

Do you have any advice for kids your age or younger who are just starting with BMX? Just to enjoy the riding.

Do you have any shout outs or thanks? To all the riders and staff at Rampworx who help and encourage me with my riding. Also to my taxi driver (my Dad ha!).

Thanks Dylan!

Dylan Hessey Barspinning at Snowballin BMX Jam

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BMX Groms Interview with Brady Baker

Young BMX Rider Brady Baker interviewed by BMX GromsWhen Brady Baker is on his bike, it is clear he is having a blast.  Seeing the kind of variations 11 year old Brady is pulling, over large jump boxes with a solid amount of air, you’d expect be nervous. But when you’re watching Brady it’s a pleasure, he seems totally in control, he is consistent and he’s having fun. When we saw Brady at the Wheelmill “Next Gen Jam”, the only time he had is helmet off, was to get his picture taken for this interview. He never stops. What goes on in this kids head? Keep reading and find out what makes Brady go off!

Name: Brady Baker

Age: I just turned 11 in January.

Where you live: I live in West Long Branch, NJ

Any Sponsors? Kid Dynamite, Bell Helmets, Merritt, Unit and SISU Mouth Guards

What size bike do you ride?  I ride an 18” bike.

What size of BMX did you start riding on?  I started out riding an 18”.

Now that you’ve turned 11 are you starting to think about moving up to a 20″?  No. I am only 70 pounds and am on the small side.  My 18” fits me perfectly.  I can do all of my tricks on a 20” too but the 18” is much more comfortable.  If I ride a 20” when I am 11 or when I am 13, to me, it doesn’t really matter.

To appreciate this picture take a moment to locate Brady's right hand. Boss.

To appreciate this picture take a moment to locate Brady’s right hand. This is how he does his variations. Tweaked.

How old were you when you started to BMX and what motivated you to start riding?  I started racing BMX when I was 5 and decided last year that I wanted to ride park and trails instead.  I went to a skate park in Missouri when I was younger and met DMC. When I saw him shredding the park, I was hooked! Then I started following Brett Banasiewicz and Scotty Cranmer and I really wanted to ride like them someday.

How much time do you spend practicing on your Bike?  I am really lucky to live so close to The Incline Club. My mom takes me and my brothers there about every night.  In the summer I ride both park and trails everyday.

What gets you really stoked to go out and ride BMX?  I think about riding all the time.  As long as I get good grades I can keep riding. That is my ticket to ride every day.

Favorite Type of Riding? Favorite type of riding is trails.  I can’t wait for winter to end so I can get in the woods and start digging and getting stuff ready to ride! Second favorite is park.

You recently jumped down the huge step down at the Kitchen for the first time, how scary was it and how did you feel when you landed it?  One of my best memories ever! I was scared but finally went for it and made it! Great knowing that I can jump something that big.  It gives me a lot of confidence on other big stuff. I can’t wait to go back and ride that again! I wish it wasn’t 12 hours away.

What tricks are on your list to learn next?  There are a lot of tricks I want to learn.  I am practicing double tail whips, decades and flairs and maybe a flip whip this year!

BMXER Brady Baker BMX Superman Air

This is how Brady does Superman airs – fully Extended. Yes, he is probably smiling. When this kid rides he has a blast.

If you could ride with any pro for a day which one would you choose?  I ride at The Incline Club and I get to ride with Scotty Cranmer a lot.  If I had to choose someone, it would be him.  I got to meet Brett Banasiewicz and ride with him.  He is definitely on my list of favorites. I really love riding trails so I would have to also include Chris Doyle. I feel like I’m leaving a lot of people out.  There is just too many to list. This is a hard question because I look up to so many riders.

Have you ever been injured from biking?  I have never had a major injury.  I have fallen a bunch of times but have been lucky so far.  I busted out my front teeth but I was able to ride the next day!  Since I lost my teeth, I always ride a full face and was stoked on the hook up from Bell Helmets that I got recently.  I ride with the Full-9 helmet by Bell and I feel really safe.  I also wear a SISU mouth guard that helps protect my teeth. The SISU Mouth Guard team has been great with hooking me up with their mouth guards.

If you keep riding BMX, what would you like to be doing 10 years from now?  I don’t really have a specific plan.  I just hope to be riding in ten years.  I am having a great time now and just ride because it’s what I like.  I would love to ride for Rockstar Energy someday, that would be really cool.

What is your best BMX memory?  I have a lot of cool memories but a good recent one was meeting Brett Banasiewicz at The Kitchen Skatepark, then jumping that step down….that was awesome! Best weekend ever!  I also have so many great memories from riding trails last summer.  The trail scene is amazing!  Being outdoors, digging, riding and hanging out with friends is what it’s all about!

Do you have any advice for kids your age or younger who are just starting with BMX?  My advice to kids my age would be ride because you love it, ALWAYS be nice to everyone and give it your all every time you go out and ride. If you are always competing against yourself, you always progress.

Anything else you’d like to share?  I love riding and I hope to keep getting better. I have met so many cool people and I just never want the good times to end.  I feel like I have fun every day!

Do you have any shout outs or thanks?  This list could get long…Ok, shout out to the entire Incline Club Crew (you all know who you are) for always helping me out when I need it.  The Incline Club Skatepark for being the best place to practice. Shout out to Merritt for hooking me up with the best parts for my bike.  Big thanks to Bell Helmets for the sweet full-9 helmet, Kid Dynamite for my awesome clothing and SISU Mouth Guards for protecting my teeth.  Big shout out to all the guys from Catty Woods, Boondocks, Dutch, Posh and Area (you all know who you are). Thanks for all your support all the time and the hard work you put in to make the trails the best! Biggest shout out to my mom for taking me to The Incline Club every day and to my dad for all the road trips!! I have cool brothers too, thanks Blake and Beau for being awesome! I know I am leaving people out so big shout out to everyone that supports me. I am extremely grateful for it all!

Thanks Brady!

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