Friday, 15 October 2010

Top fives with Matt Wilhelm



This year at Jomopro, Matt impressed the hell out of me, right before his battle with Terry, he asked me what he should do trickwise, I pretty much told him come out guns blazing, which is what he did! This last year, Matts riding has gone up a few notches, it got me psyched to see someone pushing hard for the win! It didnt work out for him that day, but it will, and real soon!Big win is around the corner! Nuff respect due!!


Riders of all time:
1. Mat Hoffman
2. Martti Kuoppa
3. Kevin Jones
4. Chase Gouin
5. Chad DeGroot

Riders to ride with:
1. Ron Monis
2. Todd Gully
3. Ed Egawa
4. Dave Petrin
5. Terry Adams

Spots to ride:
1. My Warehouse
2. Downtown Chicago when you don’t get kicked out
3. Long Beach California
4. Anywhere in Florida during the winter
5. Yokosuka Japan

DVDS:
1. Ells Bells “Release the Grease”
2. Dorkin 5
3. Baco 6
4. Intrikat LandEscape A
5. Made You Look

Web edits:
1. Matthias Dandois & Adam Kun “Hyperspeed Johnny”
2. Moto Sasaki “3-minute combo”
3. Any Martti Kuoppa Ground Tactics Video
4. Mingle Videos
5. Videos of cats

Places to visit:
1. Siesta Key Florida
2. Parents house for dinner 
3. Mexico
4. Any place with cats
5. Chicago White Sox games

Gadgets:
1. iPhone 
2. Sirius Satellite Radio
3. GPS
4. PSP
5. Laptop

People to session with:
1. Ron Monis
2. Todd Gully
3. Ed Egawa
4. Dave Petrin
5. Terry Adams

Contests:
1. Circle of Balance 2004
2. Fight with Flight 2010
3. Worlds in Cologne
4. Voodoo Jam
5. 1994 BS Finals in Chicago

Websites/blogs:
1. Flatmatters is the best site on the web, and I’m not just saying that
2. Global-Flat
3. ESPN Fantasy Football
4. Ride BMX
5. Twitter (Follow me: @mattwilhelmbmx)

Inspirations right now:
1. Good weather
2. Try to win a couple more big comps before I get too old
3. New Tricks
4. Want to make the most of the skills I have been given
5.  See how good I can be 

Reasons to leave your town/city:
1. Winter
2. Traffic
3. No palm trees
4. That’s it.  Chicago is awesome.

Playlist on 
itunes: or what you listen regularly at the moment:
1. DJ RyB Podcasts
2. Sirius Satellite Radio- Howard Stern Show
3. Sirius Satellite Radio “Backspin”
4. Sirius Satellite Radio “Coffeehouse”
5. 
Sports Talk Radio

Albums:
1. Kanye West - Graduation
2. Joshua Redman - Freedom in the Groove
3. Metallica - Death Magnetic
4. Sara Bareilles - Little Voice
5. Steely Dan 

Tricks to do daily:
1. Basics and warm up tricks
2. Individual hard switches I’m working on
3. Try to put the new switches into longer combos
4. A few contest tricks I already have consistent
5. Monkey around and brainstorm with new tricks

Tricks you cant do, but wish you could (ideal wishlist):
1. Upside down Megaspin Whopper
2. Cross foot Whiplashes
3. Quad Decades
4. Bar Ride to Backflip
5. 540 Body Varial Caboose

Magazines:
1. Ride BMX
2. BMX Plus
3. Sports Illustrated
4. Dan’s Comp Catalog
5. Money 

Movies:
1. 
Office Space
2. Shawshenk Redemption
3. The Hurricane
4. The Fountain
5. The Notebook

Bike Brands:
1. Hoffman Bikes
2. Profile
3. Ares
4. Suelo
5. Odyssey

Non bike brands:
1. Dodge
2. Apple
3. Chipotle
4. Sony Playstation
5. Any Gluten-free food brands

Things that piss you off:
1. Signing an autograph for a security guard and then getting kicked out by the same security guard
2. Lack of organization in BMX.  How can there be no World Championships?
3. A kid sees me do my hardest trick and then asks if I can do a fire hydrant.  He doesn’t realize that I am the guy from the how-to video on YouTube, which is the only reason he knows about that trick in the first place.
4. The new KOG Format.  It’s basically a best trick contest now, and they only count 1 of your combos during the battle.  Kind of weird huh?
5.My favorite stuff always gets discontinued: Shoes, Tyres, 48 spoke rims etc...


Matts latest edit: http://www.vimeo.com/13900333

7 comments:

SOFIA said...

healthily! I before went for a drive on bmx!))

flatmatters said...

I hear your pain in this top 5s matt, no world championships sucked, the sport is unprofessional in so many ways, theres not a whole lot of structure for guys like yourself, to have a "big" goal to strive for. If there is going to be a world championships again, surely the states is the best place for it!

LACHLAN said...

Matt, that was super entertaining to say the least. Great write up Matt and Effraim! Flat matters is best site for sure!

lee said...

come on matt , the notebook sucked haha

Lea said...

Matt is one of the coolest dudes I have had the priveledge to hang with stoked to see his top 5's

Howard said...

is Matt coeliac hense the need for gluten free food then ?

marcel_h_mendes said...

Matt is one of the guys that just by seeing his videos, made me get back to the flatland!!

And by the way, can he do fire hydrants?? lol