Nathan Williams has blown up lately, and there is no question as to why. I remember a few months back myself and Todd were talking about people to interview and Nathan had come up, then a few people asked me to on the messages, so finally after a while I got in contact with Nathan and we got a solid interview for you to enjoy! Check it out! Also after that check out the United site for all the photos and updates from Austrailia, there is some awesome stuff there. Most of the pictures in this interview are from the Austrailia Trip.
United, Primo, Levis, Beloe, Dans
As I write this you are down in Austrailia, How is it or How was it? What was your favorite part of the trip?
Australia was amazing. Everybody there is so chill and just kind of whatever about everything so that makes for a pretty good time! Favorite part about the trip was hanging around the kangas for a day.
What is it like to be able to go to the other side of the world because you ride a bike?
Very strange.I never imagined I would actually go any of these places. I feel very blessed!
Do you have any signature parts or anything coming out from United anytime soon?
Yeah, were working ona bar right now. Not to sure when it should be out though.
Your on Beloe, how did that all come about, do you have any signature shoes or color ways coming out?
Well, I have known Brian for a while just because he would come down to Nashville a lot when he was working for Duffs and a few months ago he called me up and talked to me about his ideas for a shoe company and asked me to be apart of it. We have talked briefly about some it but there is not really anything set in stone right now as far as signature shoes or anything.
2007 was a huge year for you and you and BMX, you were in the DVD nobody special… now your obviously not nobody, what’s that like?
Umm, well to be honestI don’t really know. I still feel the same as I did back when we filmed for that. As far as coverage and all that goes I guess I just don’t think about that stuff much. I mean in the end its really all about having fun on your bike.
A few years ago did you ever think you could be where you are now?
Not in a million years! haha.
You ride street like a champ, and you can blast quarters big, What do you prefer to ride more?
Well I go back and forth. If I ride street everyday for two weeks I start craving to ride some tranny but if I ride a park for to long I start craving street. A good combination of it all is good really.
If you could only do one trick what would it be and why?
Footjams. There is something about doing a really steep, boned out footjam that is the best!
What is one trick that you cannot do for the life of you?
Flipwhips… I just don’t get it. Everybody else can do them!! haha
Who are some of the pros you looked up to growing up?
Van Homan, Seth Kimbrough, Corey Martinez, Brian Terada… there are so many
Has that changed at all now that your in the big leagues?
haha, I don’t know if I would say I’m in the big leagues but no it hasn’t really changed. I still look up to all of those dudes so much!
Outside of BMX what are some of the things you are into?
Music, skateboarding (even though i’m horrible at it), and just chillin with good friends..
Your pretty big into music, what are some of your favorite bands, do you know of any unknown artists people should check out?
Sufjan Stevans, the arcade fire, bob dylan, Clap your hands say yeah… there are too many. Yeah here’s a few good unknown bands like AC/DC, Led Zeplin, Rolling Stones… haha
What are some of your favorite movies riding and non riding wise?
Well I just recently saw the new Ride movie called Insight and that was really good. Also the skateboarding video called Lakai Fully Flaired is epic… it gets me so psyched to ride everytime I watch it. The only real movie though I have seen lately that I really enjoyed was Juno.
If you could be sponsored by any companies outside of BMX companies, who and why?
I don’t really know,Probly some crazy world wide grocery store that gave me free food every month. Or Apple haha
What do you think you would be doing if you never picked up a bike?
Probly working a lot and going to a lot of shows or skateboarding….
You have had the chance to travel a fair amount lately, where are some of your favorite places you have been?
Well, I have had the opportunity to go to England, Spain, Germany and Australia.
Where would you like to go that you haven’t?
Rome or South Africa
Do you have any big trips planned for 08′ other than the Austrailia trip you just took?
There are a few trips planned Levis to Barcelona and maybe Croatia but thats not for sure yet.
Who or what are some of the biggest influences on your life?
God, no telling where I would be without Him. My parents, all of my family, friends.
If you could spend the day with anybody alive or dead, who would it be and why?
Mr. Lenard Schulte(my grandfather)
What are some things you would like to accomplish in the next 5 years?
Continue to ride my bike, stay healthy, move to a new city for a while, meet new people… keep things fresh and new I guess.
What kind of advice do you have for people just getting into BMX?
Just have fun and don’t worry about what everybody else is doing. Do what you have fun doing.
If you could change anything about BMX what would it be and why?
The only thing that sticks out in my mind would be all the hating on everything that goes on, on the internet. Other than that I love it!
Do you have any shout outs or thanks?
God, my parents, all my friends, Ian and Dean at United, Nate and Barney at Primo, Brian at Beloe, Kathy at Levis,Ernesto at Dans
Anything else I forgot you would like to add?
Nope,I think that covers it haha
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