Nate Adams Interview
NATE ADAMS the shooting star in the US Freestyle Motocross scene. Just nineteen years old NATE ADAMS was the first ever to beat Travis Pastrana in his fabulous triumph at the Gravity Games 2003.
In this impressive season he achieved almost everything: Winning Gold at Vans Triple Crown, Gold at Gravity Games and two Silver Medals at Summer X-Games only to name a few. And the medals keep coming: He just finished third at Winter X-Games in Aspen/Colorado.
We met NATE for an extensive interview in Seefeld/Austria, where he did a demo with "Mad" Mike Jones and Tommy "Tomcat" Clowers at the AIR&STYLE snowboard contest. These guys really rocked the house...
Photos and Interview by Christian Tünnemann
Hi Nate! Welcome to Seefeld. First of all do you like winter?
WASSERWERFER: You like this event, the AIR&STYLE?
WASSERWERFER: You also do snowboarding?
WASSERWERFER: You're not gonna try the big kicker later?
It seems quite difficult to jump on snow, what's different?
WASSERWERFER: You've had a tremendous season this year...
WASSERWERFER: What was the most impressive moment to you?
WASSERWERFER: So you're starting the next season with a new perspective.
What are your goals?
WASSERWERFER: What are tricks you are currently working on - what comes
WASSERWERFER: Would you say that FMX is at its peek in the moment?
WASSERWERFER: What do you think about the new 'technical' stuff in
FMX, like halfpipe-riding, street and so on?
In the beginning the idea of Freestyle Motocross was to be less competitive
then racing - nowadays it is very competitive...
WASSERWERFER: Are you also into racing?
WASSERWERFER: Are you doing any other demos here in Europe besides
WASSERWERFER: What's different doing demos compared to contests?
What are your feelings about this years X-Games?
WASSERWERFER: What about fear?
WASSERWERFER: In a contest nowadays you don't have a chance to win
if you don't flip...
WASSERWERFER: What names do come to your head when you think of European
WASSERWERFER: Comparing FMX in Europe and the US what is different?
Your toughest rival at the moment?
WASSERWERFER: When you're doing a heelclicker-backflip, don't you fear
to loose control upside down?
WASSERWERFER: How did you start with the backflip?
You also got your own track in the backyard...
WASSERWERFER: You're still doing some BMX riding?
WASSERWERFER: Did also do BMX-Racing?
WASSERWERFER: Any other sports you're doing?
WASSERWERFER: How do Racers and Freestylers go together?
WASSERWERFER: Do you only practice tricks on your bike - like many
snowboarders practice their tricks on a trampolin...
WASSERWERFER: So we're gonna see the flip tonight?
WASSERWERFER: Thank you and take care!
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