Dave Freimuth interview

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  • Name: David R. Freimuth
  • Nickname: Dale, PapaBear
  • Age: 35
  • Height, Weight, Stance: 5′11″, 186lbs, 3point stance
  • Years Pro: 12 I think, since the South Padre BS comp
  • Hometown?Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Current residence?(same)
  • Married?/Kids? Married (Patie) with one little monster named Thompson
  • SHOW YOUR SPONSORS THE LOVE:
    • Clothes(s): UGP
    • Shoe Sponsor(s): Etnies
    • Bike Sponsor(s): Colony Bike Company
    • Drink Sponsor(s): Chadwick’s Bar
    • Other Sponsors: Baco Designs

Read the complete interview after the bump…

    WHAT’S UP? What’s new? Contests? Team changes? Injuries? What’s your big news this month?

    This month I got back from the Simpel Session Comp in Estonia. Been trying to get over there for like 3 years now, so it was really cool to finally get to check it out first hand.

    Fufanu Madison

    YOUR CAREER, IN YOUR OWN WORDS

  • How do you fit into your sport?
  • I do a little of everything I guess, more comps than videos these days
  • Latest contest finish you’d like to discuss? Placement?
  • Placement? 2 years ago I won the Best Trick at the Toronto Metro Jam
  • What’s the contest or event you’re looking forward to attending next?
  • Baco jam!
  • Who’s your biggest influence getting you started?
  • Probably just my local group of boys that I grew up riding with: Kevin Starks, Mike Budd, and Scott Nuutinen. We were the “Ground Control Trick Team”! And I guess all the Baco boys after that.
  • What got you your start in your sport?
  • I guess I really started getting into comps at the old Rampage Skatepark in Iowa. But it wasn’t until the South Padre BS Comp that I finally turned Pro.

tire up-rail to whip in Madison

    LET’S TALK FILM PARTS

  • What was your first and how did you land it?
  • My first clip in a video was Baco 3. I just happened to be home from college for the summer and rode with the Baco guys all the time. Later that year I ended up having a small part in “A Few Good Men”. I didn’t even know I was going to be in it until I saw the finished copy.
  • Favorite (most talked about) film part? And why?
  • Probably my Etnies Forward part… A couple of the guys at RIDEBMX mag picked me for best video part that year.
  • Most recent or upcoming film part and details? Baco 11! No details yet.
    Wisconsin road trip with friends, art museum Milwaukee

    YOUR CHANCE TO TELL IT ALL IN YOUR OWN WORDS

  • What are the 2 biggest events of your career and your thoughts on why each was so memorable?
  • Probably making the cut at my first X Games in San Diego in 1999 I believe, and then maybe winning the Best Trick at the Toronto Metro Jam.
  • What’s the biggest misconception about your sport? And, about you?
  • That BMX is just a bunch of dirtbags on bikes. Hh wait, it’s true.
  • What excites you most about your sport right now?
  • Just traveling and riding new places I guess… that never gets old.

Mesh spine focus shot

    GIVE YOUR SIGNATURE PRODUCTS SCREENTIME

  • Do you have any signature products, describe them?
  • I’ve got a Signature Frame and Fork with Colony Bike Company. Both are super strong and yet some of the lightest on the market right now.

    YOU KNOW WHEN CELEBRITIES GO ON THE “TONIGHT SHOW” AND TELL FUNNY/RANDOM STORIES? NOW IT’S YOUR TURN.

  • Just about every athlete picks up a hobby on the road, some have even turned theirs into gold records and TV shows. Which hobbies have you picked up?
  • Photography
  • Drinking
  • Texting
  • What movie do you have to have on DVD? The Royal Tenebaums
  • What show do you have to TiVo? Family Guy
  • What would we be most surprised to learn about you? That I can cook
  • Everyone is an expert at something. What’s your specialty? Volleyball, I wish
  • What’s your hugest pet peeve? Traffic, pennies, spam, body odor, and people in my personal space
  • Another sport you would like to master? Surfing, Beer Pong, or Golden Tee 2008
  • Dave Freimuth self portrait

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