Where did the idea behind Walls come from?
I just wanted to ignore the unwritten rules that are within BMX. People say you shouldn’t really adjust street spots, that you shouldn’t try and tamper with them.

„I just thought, what if we just completely tamper with them and take whole ramps to street spots?“

I really wanted to ride a lot of the architecture that we have no access to usually because there are no ramps. I wanted to ride big stuff, and the only way to do that was to use buildings with ramps at the bottom to help us ride them.

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Have you ridden a lot of walls previously?
Not really. I’ve always ridden big ramps in my career, I like riding big setups, but I’d never taken skate park ramps to the street. I knew if you did the possibilities would be endless. I went into the project thinking it was going to be a certain way, but then I came out the other end having learnt so much about what was possible, and how much work it takes to achieve even the smallest spot. It was a lot of work.

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The project’s been in the making for a couple of years. How challenging has the experience been?
I started it in November 2014, I think. The goal was to get 20 clips of jumping off bridges and buildings and stuff, but when we started the project we soon realised that it’s really hard to find a spot – we spent hours and hours on Google Earth looking for bridge spots and buildings that I could ride down.
There are a lot of variables that go into making sure that each spot is built right. You have to be able to ride into it and ride out of it, and there’s a lot of time spent visiting all these spots. You might find a spot in Scotland, then you’d drive up there and then you find out that you can’t ride it.

„It took a lot longer than I thought it was going to take, but it was worth it in the end. The whole thing was a learning experience. It’s almost like a new discipline of riding, no one’s really done it before“

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