When Chris Harrison dropped me an email telling me to hit up Steven about an interview, I wasn’t quite sure how to approach this whole thing. I felt like I really knew nothing about him since his re-surfacing on the BMX scene with an all new style and everything. I didn’t have any idea of how he would respond to the questions either. However, here it is the Steven Hamilton interview. Leave your thoughts in the comments!
Photo: Steven’s Blog
Animal Bikes, Federal Bikes
What was it that first got you into BMX?
I always thought bikes were cool.
In the last two months or so you have blown up on the BMX scene again.Where did you go for a while there?
I was working on a solo project.
How are things going with Federal? Do you have any big sponsor news at all you can tell us about?
Pretty good, no not really.
What do you have planned for 2009? Any big trips, video parts, filming for web videos? It seems like you have a new web edit daily these days.
Lots of riding.
You have had some amazing video parts over the years. If you could pick your all time favorite, which one would you pick and why?
Thanks. I can’t say one is my all time favorite, I like them all.
It seems like your style has changed up a fair amount lately. Are you still dropping huge drops to flat?
Not really, sometimes.
Have you ever wanted to go back to that huge stair set you trieddropping over and over again in the Orchid video “Step On It” just toget it done?
I only tried it twice, I might try it again.
What gets you motivated to ride your bike these days?
It’s one of my favorite things to do.
After the years of riding, what is one trick you have never been able to do? Do you wish you could do it or not really?
Nothing comes to mind.
How do you feel about the way BMX has been going these days?
It’s been going great for me.
Did you imagine still after all these years, your signature frame would still be such a popular frame?
I figured it always would be.
In your eyes, what is BMX all about?
Whatever you want it to be.
If you could change anything about BMX, what would you change and why?
I wouldn’t change it.
What are you usually up to when you aren’t riding your bike?
Maybe skating, I might be on walk or on the computer.
Your blog has been getting updated around 10 times a day! Where do you come up with the stuff you post?
A lot of the things I write about come from dreams the night before.
I would imagine spending so much time on you blog you have a few other favorite websites. Do you have any you think people should check out?
I’ve noticed quite a few good looking girls pictures getting posted up with you. What’s the Steven Hamilton key to success with the women?
I think I’m good looking.
It seems like you have been doing a lot of skateboarding lately also,how is that going for you? Will you ever make a full skate edit?
Good, maybe this summer.
In your own opinion, what is the meaning of life?
I like to experience as much as possible.
What are the 3 most important things in your life right now?
My apartment, my time, my sense of humor.
What kinds of music are you into? What’s the first song to come to mind?
Bananna Republic by the B52’s, I’m into all kinds.
What is the first movie to come to mind? Any reason why?
Rainman. I was just thinking about it.
What is the craziest thing you have ever experienced in your life?
If you could spend the day with anybody, alive, dead, fictitious for aday. Who would you pick, and what would you do?
I’d pick myself, I’d sleep all day.
Have you ever been arrested or gone to jail?
A good night of partying consists of…?
something to celebrate.
How do you feel about Obama being president?
He seems cool.
If you could have any super power at all, which one would you pick and why?
I have lots of super powers.
If you could no longer live in the city/state that you currently live in and you had to move, Where would you go go and why?
I like Seattle and New York City, they are fun/scary.
What are some things you would like to accomplish in the next few years?
Develop my riding style more, I’d like to be more flexible, physically and mentally.
If you could change anything about the world, what would you changeand why?
Less pollution, I love animals.
What kinds of advice do you have for the kids out there just getting into BMX?
The world is yours, so is bmx.
Do you have any shout outs or thanks?
Anything else you would like to say?