Photo: Jon Stars
Jake is one of the Coalition team riders that I wasn’t super familiar with besides his recent web edits with Zack Gerber. I think you will get some laughs out of this kid. Check out his bio for the Coalition site, some photos (working on getting credit for the above photo) and then leave him some love in the comments…
Name: Jacob Hamlin
Location: Rochester, New York
Years riding: Ever since I was little kid I have been riding bikes and jumping anything I could.
Favorite Coalition product? The new topload stem is so sick! Their sprocket is way sweeter than anything out right now, too.
Favorite Coalition team member? Tony, I have looked up to him my entire life. But David Grant shreds as well!
What’s up with school? I am going to school for Mechanical Engineering Technologies. It is kicking my ass though. I am taking some online summer classes to get this shit done with sooner.
Freedom Skatepark – Susan is a nice ass lady and the skatepark is super fun! Kind of a bummer it is an hour and half away
Etiket – Clothing company
Outlaw – Chris Reez is a sweet ass dude! has been there to help me out since I was a little dude!
Hacksaw – Good friends and good times!
You and Zack Gerber have been throwing together some edits lately. Have you been filming much? Do you have any bigger projects in the works?
Zack is a really good friend of mine! and I have been trying to film a bunch but no one in Rochester either has a camera or wants to film. But I am filming this awesome porno that should drop sometime this year!
What’s your favorite part about living in New York?
I seriously hate NY! Rochester has no good outdoor parks and the street is becoming more and more of a bust.
Where are some of your favorite places to go to? Anywhere you haven’t been that you want to go to?
Definitely riding with Zack and staying with him was a blast. I love riding East shore skatepark (by Ithica, NY) and there is a sweet ass skatepark opening up down the street from me!
Some of your favorite riders you look to for inspiration?
Zack Gerber, Tony, Garret Renolds, and Joel Barnett
What was the scariest moment in BMX for you?
Falling from 12 feet to my head and shoulder and then my dad driving hammered drunk for 3 hours to my local hospital for them to tell me I had to have surgery and couldnt ride for 6 months.
What has BMX made you?
If it werent for BMX I would probably be in an alley way doing some meth or someshit. It has helped me get through some really rough times in my life.
Do you work at all?
What is this work?
What makes for a good night out for you?
Bikes, beers and bitches.
Approximately how many women does it take to please one Jake Hamlin?
well so far its like around 50? hahaha. but I am definitely content with my lady friend right now.
Last movie you watched, song you heard, and website you visited?
Anal Creampies 5, “Why Walk on Water When You Got Boats” by a Day To Remember. Motherless.com
Where do you see yourself in a few years? What about later tonight?
In a few years I would like to have a sweet ass job designing something haha. I want to be out of NY. Later tonight, probably giving my gf the old in and out!
Anything else you want to say?
How pumped I am to be riding for Coaltion! Thank you so much!