Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Interview with David Hoffmann
David Hoffmann- I'm 22 years old. I live in north of Germany in a town near of Hamburg called Lüneburg. I have been riding 9 year bmx flatland as of this Summer.
BMX Freestyler- You really whipped out those Jugglers. How many Jugglers previously had you done?
David Hoffmann- I don't know, but I did some long Hitchhikers before like this one in a carpark "hitchin´ a ride" . It also was my warm up trick during the winter - 10 juggler to combo.
BMX Freestyler-There was some controversy about Rule #1 and the use of a hill. Everyone seemed to use some sort of slope. Did you originally plan that spot or did you find it after you saw slope being used?
David Hoffmann- I tried it on different spots, but no spot was long enough to pull as much as I could. After I almost gave I up, I found the new build path close to the skate park, and the wind helped me a little bit.
BMX Freestyler-What do you plan to do with all the Money that you have won?
David Hoffmann- I don't plan with money. I put all my money on my bank, keep my life standard low, and when I see something that look like worth for it, I spend one night of thinking about it, and then buy it. This is my reverse of saving money for a new leptop, camera stuff or all the traveling I did in the last time (last year I went to Bacelona, Hungary, Portugal). but I bought ice cream for everyone on the skate park
BMX Freestyler-Where did you first here about the Contest? When did you decided that you were going to compete?
David Hoffmann- First i read about it on global-flat, and saw Art Thomson with 20. I thought about, that someone how's going to win will send his video on the last minute and the only way I am going to win is not counting my juggler until I put as much as I could.
BMX Freestyler-Who did your filming for you and how many tries did you make before you got to 48?
David Hoffmann- first, my girlfriend Anna, and second Max from nowherefilms 'course of rolling on a skateboard behind me. It took 15min. on the final spot and a day before one hour + some practice during normal sessions.
BMX Freestyler- Do you have any shout outs to anyone, last words?
David Hoffmann- Ride on everybody! and do not forsaken on a thing that is that much smaller than you - your bike.
Thanks again for your time and participating in the Hitchhiker Juggler Contest!