Freebord Rider Profile : David Bickett
Q:How old are you? || Bickett: I’m 25
Q:Where do you live? || Bickett: I live in Riverside, CA.
Q:What’s you favorite riding spot? || Bickett: There are so many amazing hills it makes it hard to choose just one, but I would have to say my favorite spot is “Mt. Rubidoux” It’s about 5 minutes from my house and with only a 10 minute hike up the side, you get to enjoy 2 miles of curvy, butter smooth mountain trail.
Q:What’s your board setup?|| Bickett: Im currently on an 80cm owl deck with bent hangers and da blues. I have my bindings as far out as they can go and angled all the way out. How did you get started? I was shown a freebord video a few years back by my buddy Jon. It wasn’t until December of 2011 that I received my first Freebord. I didn’t know anyone else that had one at the time so I pretty much learned by falling and figuring out what “not to do”. haha
Q:How long have you been riding? || Bickett: 2 years now. I have been riding since January, 2012.
Q:What’s your favorite thing about Freebord? || Bickett: My Favorite thing has got to be the amount of control you have on a freebord. The feeling of throwing a smooth spin while flying down the street is incredibly addicting
Q:Do you snowboard, if so where? || Bickett: I grew up snowboarding and love it. I go to Mt. High but I haven’t been able to go much the last few years but thats why I got a freebord.
Q:What were you thinking when you tried that crazy front flip at FRA’s? || Bickett: I told myself I wanted to try a flip this year and the set up was perfect. I actually wanted to throw a backflip but ended up trying a front flip instead. It didn’t work out quite like I planned in my head though. But don’t worry, I’ll get it down.
Q:What do you have in store for next year? || Bickett: I’ve been focusing a lot on my downhill lately but I’m really gonna push the big air and freestyle stuff this year. I’ve been having fun mixing my freestyle stuff with my downhill.
Q:What would you say to others thinking about getting into the sport? || Bickett: Freebord is by far the coolest sport I’ve ever done. I highly recommend getting into freebord because as soon as you try it you won’t wanna get off the bord
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Very smooth riding. Those spin slide rotations have always been difficult for me. Keep it up! Mo videos too. 🙂