AI – Jaden Chipman

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How old are you? 17 years old.How

How long have you been riding? About 5 years.

What got you into riding? Watched my first bmx contest in Toronto that was the  Toronto x jam 2012 and got so hyped on riding! I remember seeing 1080s and just wild combos i was just thinking this looks insane i need to get into this. So I immediately went to a shop in the bike show and picked up my first Bmx bike.

What inspires you to ride? I just love the freedom Bmx gives me. You can go to the park whenever you want and just ride however you want that! Watching my friends kill it at joyride 150 like Chris Maloney also really inspires and pushes me when I ride. That progression that park can give you is unreal! 

What is your biggest accomplishment in BMX so far?  It would have to be traveling the world with my bike! I could not ask for a better experience than to do what I love around the world and just explore what different parts of the world have to offer. 

What is the biggest problem in BMX that you have noticed? How do you resolve that problem? That Bmx is so segregated. Sure some people like to ride street and some people like to ride park more but that shouldn’t define us. Where not street riders or park riders where all just Bmx riders! Ride how you want to ride but don’t feel like you have to ride one way or the other. Id be considered more of a park rider but that’s just because of the amazing park I get to ride all the time (joyride 150) but I like to ride everything. If your riding your bike and having fun your doing it right. 

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Who is your favorite rider? Why? Joel Bondu! Another fellow Canadian, this dude can do whatever he wants to on a bike! Way to good. I Also love watching Andreev Kostya ride, crazy nbd tech tricks and the fastest bars I’ve ever seen.

What is your favorite place to ride? Shout out to joyride 150 for being the best bike park I’ve ever been to! Never get bored there! You have foam and resi to learn all of your tricks and then a super dialed park room! Super friendly people there and an awesome vibe. So much to do, I ride everything there.

What is the dream place to ride? Adrenaline alley/Corby skatepark. This park looks like one of the best in the world for sure! So many rooms and different things to ride there. Would love to spend some time out there and ride that park everyday! Hopefully that can happen sometime soon.

What is your favorite web edit or video part?  There are so many good ones I can’t just pick one. I’ve always loved the mike Varga Dk edits! Mike kills it in every video and always melts my mind with some insane combo I didn’t expect. 9 whip, 1260, 9 double bar! 

What is one way you deal with injuries? Take the full time off and let your body heal, there’s nothing worse then riding when your injured and never letting it fully heal. It sucks not riding your bike but at least you’ll be back at it 100%. I also try and workout and stay fit to prevent injuries from happening. 

What is one thing you love about BMX?  I love the feeling of getting something done that you’ve been working on for time! No better feeling then learning new tricks or a line you’ve been working on, progression is such a big part of why I love Bmx.

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What is one thing you look forward to every year in BMX? Riding my bike In places I’ve never been before, progressing, and meeting new people that share the same passion as me. Bmx is a constant adventure and I look forward to that every year.

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to in BMX? It would have to be Montpellier France! I traveled out there at the start of the year for Fise and it would have to be my favorite place I’ve traveled to for Bmx. It’s a beautiful city, super warm there, huge contest, the coarse this year was unreal, and the party’s are insane the whole city comes out to watch the festival then goes out to party it’s huge. If you haven’t been I’d highly recommended taking this trip! 

What was one of your most memorable BMX memory? I’ve had so many good memories on my bike man but the most memorable would have to be going to China. Not only just riding my bike but to experience that side of the world was a huge culture shock! Really cool to see how different everything is over there, way different from home. When I was younger and getting into Bmx I would have never thought that my bike would bring me to a place like China! 

Do you have tricks that you have in mind or are in the middle of learning? I’m always trying to progress and learn new tricks. Keeps things way more interesting! I don’t really plan out tricks that I want to learn beforehand but when I’m at the park that’s when I get some ideas of tricks I wanna try. Lately I’ve been messing with flair whips, I’m trying to get those dialed in on quarters and I’m trying to learn some other flair combos in foam like flair down whips and 540 flairs. 

What are your BMX plans for 2018? The same as always! Ride my bike as much as I can, progress, travel, go to comps, and stay healthy. I’m also planning on expanding the backyard setup! Right now I’ve got a ramp with dirt jumps right beside it and I’ll hopefully be able to takeover the rest of the yard with jumps if my mom can give it up. haha! 

How was your expirence riding FISE -Chengdu?  It’s always an honor to ride the Fise courses with all the biggest pros I have looked up to my whole life! Being out there seeing and riding with all of them can be very intimidating at first but it’s awesome meeting all of them and seeing them ride in person! There all so good man! Practice can get really hectic to, so many riders all trying to figure out the lines in a short period of time, there’s always some very close calls even tho practice is separated into 3 groups. Always people on the course, I actually did a side by side 360 with someone on the box! Haha you could say it gets pretty loose! 

What was your favorite memory from China? I loved the whole experience, riding my bike, trying new foods, meeting new people, exploring the culture, and of course partying. So many good memories I’ve made on this trip hard to just pick one! Probably would have to be  going out to the parties! Things can get pretty wild out there! 

Do you think living in Canada limits your riding in contest? Or is there a big contest scene there?  There’s a good scene of riders out here cause of this amazing park we all meet up at and ride known as joyride 150. I don’t feel like living in canada limits how I ride in a contest because of the training facilities I get to ride but it is sad that there is not a big contest scene out here, actually there is no contest series at all but we are fortunate enough to have the Toronto x jam but other than that there are just some more local jam style contests.

Are there any extra words you would like to have in the article? Huge shout out to all the people that support me! Krusher Bmx, the boiler room, profile racing. Shout out to joyride 150 for making me the rider I am today and letting me ride all winter long! And the biggest shout out goes to my mom and dad for being super supportive of me and giving me all of these opportunities, I can’t thank them enough for it! Hope you’ve enjoyed my interview and peace out.

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