Everyone knows who Corey is, if you don’t… well your sick chubs. He is an amazing rider and super chill guy. This interview turned out awesome..
Giant bikes, RedBull, DC shoes, Fox, Duo and Mosh
It would appear your livin the good life! How is Austrailia and when do you come back to the states?
Life is good right now. I been in aus for a few months..just spending quality family time and surfing my local breaks and riding my bike. I come home every year. Im back in CA by March each year to get back to business and have fun back there.
What is it like to be able to surf in February while the rest of us are freezing our asses off?
For me ive known nothing but summer. Australia’s winters are very mild and u can surf all year round in shorts and a T. I have never experienced a full on white winter so maybe one day i will know how that feels…as for now i will just keep skipping from summer to summer.
How are things going with Giant, do you have a signature frame or anything with them coming out?
Giant has been so kick arse its not even funny. they have been behind me 100% since i signed and its been just goodtimes. I have a frame out this year….its been a slow process mainly cause im not really motivated too get shit going hahaha. The frame is dope..i been riding it for the last year and have made a few little changes for 08 but the bikes should be out and about this year.
How about your other sponsors anything signature?
Duo does cool shit and our whole team works on different stuff. Duo brought out a 5950 new era hat for me as a gift and i got to design it all so that was cool. Im workign on other stuff such a grips and things so keep an eye out.
It seems like your everywhere these days, where have you been recently?
Its been quite a busy end of year thats forsure……one month i was in Berlin, then i was back in CA, then it was off to fiji and then i made a trip back to aus where ive been traveling around a whole bunch as well..when your busy time flys….but u will always remember the goodtimes.
What are your plans for 2008?
Umm progress a bit, heading on road fools in april, Ride a lot more street, surf, travel……just keep on having as much fun as possible.
Will we see a lot more of you at the park contests along with the dirt finally?
Its all depends if i qualify, sometimes the dew tour prelims for park can just be a nightmare, courses and long days…..im gonna try ride the opens and see how it goes…so who knows….im not too concearned if i dont make the cut.
Plenty of medals and nora cups, what else do you want to accomplish in the next few years?
Im more than happy with how bmx has turned out for me….i think i just wanna go new places and ride new stuff. Its all about having fun and thats all i really wanna do. I have a full length part coming out in a new dvd called “Holiday” it will be avaible everywhere so im excited to work on more video parts for the future.
You have some really amazing style, did you race as a kid or anything or is it natural?
Thanks a lot. I raced for a few weeks but nothing too serious…i grew up near a bmx track back home here so i would just ride it every now and again.
If you could ride only one place for the rest of your life where would it be and why?
I would say back here in aus….that way if im not riding i could just go surf haha.
What are your favorite tricks to do or see?
A good invert will not be beat. Too see i would say a 360 invert. I love doing 360 one foot flats.
What is a trick you cannot do for the life of you?
I would say a no footed x-up lol.
What are some new tricks you are working on?
Im working on this one trick its called “win the dew tour” haha just fucking round……i dont know what i wanna learn….something that you dont see over and over again or already been done…i will try come up with something creative and different. I’ll let you know when i get it.
What contest are you looking forward to more, elevation or empire?
This is an awesome question…..these are the only 2 contest i wanna do really good at….im looking forward them both a lot!
Do you have any information that dirt half pipe contest red bull had in the works?
Yep, its been pushed back but its still going too happen. dates are being worked out so that it can be an event where everyone is avaible too attend. Ive seen pics of the actually site and the progress already looks fuckin rad.
A few years ago before you were able to make it over here from Austrailia, did you ever expect it to go as well as it has for you?
Def couldnt expect any of it. I worked an apprentiship with my dad for his construction company and i just went over to travel and ride…..i came home with some good result from some random comps and got hooked up with some spono’s. It was a dream come true and i was fuckin siked.
Is there something in the water in Austrailia? It seems like theres just unbelievable riders over there!
haha yeah its called beer & jack daniles lol. Its complete madness that there is this many doing so well. Aus has a bunch of talent and it just so happens that a good handful have done well.
How do you feel about Jack Daniels?
Jack Daniels is a great thing. I will drink it for the rest of my life.
You appeared on that one MTV show… Everyone wants to know, did you hit that!?! (maybe not everyone but I am curious)
haha it seems too have scored abit of attention…..its all good, i think its funny that i ended up in that position. Audrina is a kick arse sexy chick and we are close hahaha. i’ll leave it at that 😉
What do you think you would be doing if you never picked up a bike or surf board?
I would be working construction and trying to make a good go at life here in australia.
Who or what are some of the biggest influences in your life?
My family. They work so hard for what they have got and they love each other dearly. I want a fmaily just liek that when im older.
You have some pretty awesome photoshop skills did you teach yourself?
Actually a friend of mine Heidi first showed me the ropes and now im well on my way…..when you have a lot of spare time and its raining i guess i think photoshop lol.
If you could be sponsored by a company that has no ties to BMX, what would it be and why?
I think it would be an airline company. Travel is so rad. You can go anywhere and i’d sit my arse in first class all the way ahha.
If you could spend the day with anybody alive or dead, who would it be and why?
I think i would spend it with someone funny. Probly that chubby fella thats big in all the comedies these days…from super bad? that guy…..
What are some of your favorite movies and tv shows?
Fav movie would be dumb n dumber and the wedding singer. Fav tv show would be an aus dvd series called “Summer Heights High” search it on youtube if you dont know what it is and im sure you will have a laugh.
What are some of your favorite bands?
Megadeth, Archers of Loaf, Shadows fall, The get up kids, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Run DMC….theres alot fo good music out there.
Vital, Coastalwatch.com, TheComeUp, YouPorn & Myspace.
Since your a pretty well known dude, do you have any stories about stalkers?
nah its been alright. One time tho this random chick wrote this crazy fuckin poem/story thing online and it was just fuckin wierd haha.
What do you miss most when your in Austrailia?
Family, friends and food.
What do you miss most when your in the states?
My house, Mates and the crazyness that goes on in LA.
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
Mind reader. Then you really know whats going on haha.
What is the lady situation lookin like?
Its looking good haha, Been keeping it real and just being a real gentleman haha.
What are some things you like to do outside of riding and everything?
If im not riding im surfing. Then comes stuff like Table tennis, actual tennis, golf and dirt bikes.
What is the wildest thing you have seen or experienced in your life?
Surfing Pipeline around 10ft plus……so heavy and so fuckin scary.
If you could change anything about BMX, what would you change and why?
I wish it was as popular as NFL or some shit cause our sport is so much fucking cooler.
What kind of advice do you have for kids just getting into BMX?
Do not worry or stress out about becoming pro or gettign paid. Have fun with bmx and if shit works out it will work out just fine. I am believer of good things come to good people.
Do you have any shout outs or thanks?
Family. Friends. Thanks to all my sponos. Giant, Redbull, Fox. DC, Duo & Mosh. Fuckin go off and cut sick mates 😉
Anything you would like to add I forgot?