TSG ambassadors are upcoming riders, great legends or dedicated people we respect for their performance. Check them out here.
Sam Beckett Really talented UK vert kid that is part of the world tour showing the the future of vert skating.
Jürgen Horrwarth Jürgen defines skateboarding as an attitude to a form of art that aligns beautifully with bodily manoeuvres.
Renton Millar The Melbourne skate legend describes himself as skateboarder, traveller and husband. He combines all three perfectly and is crowned World Cup Skateboard Champ.
Jocke Olsson Jocke is a vert legend from Sweden and everybodies nice guy. Besides skating he has a passion for fly fishing.
Bienvenido Aguado His name mean welcome and we welcome Bienve to our team. The spanish rotation talent sticked the world 1. double front flip.
Thomas Genon The only Belgian on the FMB World Tour is a true slopestyle talent and brings vertiginous progression into the freeride discipline.
Casey Groves Casey is a top 10 rider on the FMB world tour, a podium finisher at Crankworx Whistler, and a star in several feature films. Calm but rad!
Ramon Hunziker Ramon is the poster child for progressive Swiss dirt jumping and freeriding. After dominating the national scene, he is now entering the international stage.
Amir Kabbani Ambitious, consistent and determined! But this is only one side to characterize Amir, he is a nice and funny dude as well who just loves riding his bike.
Sam Pilgrim You know what to expect when your nick name is leopardhead... aggressively he attacks dirt and street grounds like an animal while always staying nice and friendly.
Timo Pritzel Timo evolved from bmx pro to dirt pro to team coach to business man with his own clothing brand without ever loosing his natural niceness.
Angie Hohenwarter Sweet when you see her, but tough when she rides down the 4cross or downhill parcours.
Alessandro Barbero The italian bmx machine!
Patrick Guimez The french BMX pro lives in beautiful south of France and hosts its own event. Lords of Dirt is a friendly jam session with international riders.
Markus Hampl Markus collects bmx titels but besides riding he loves building dirt tracks and is one of the best builders worldwide.
Ricardo Laguna Multi-talented Vegas sunny boy who competes in BMX, hosts TV shows, organizes events, builds dirt courses, teaches at clinics, appears as guest speaker at schools... everything is possible!
Daniel Wedemeijer Daniel aka. the flying Dutchman is definitely the Netherlands finest export when it comes to BMX. He is well known for his technical stylish riding skills and being a genuinely nice guy.
Angie Marino Angie Marino is one of the best female BMXers in the world, but not content to rest on her laurels. She started Yeah Zine, a online site for girls that ride BMX.
Elias Elhardt Elias is a real bundle of energy, rocking with great performance and style.
Iouri Podladtchikov I-Pod is one of the sickest riders around blowing up the scene on the slopes and charming everyone with his smart and funny character.
Gian Simmen First Olympic halfpipe winner back in 1998. Gian is still part of the scene, competing for fun and coaching the swiss freestyle rooky squad.
Anne-Flore Marxer Open-minded and energetic, Anne-Flore rocks whether it\'s in the park, backcountry or dance floor. The 2011 Freeride World Champion collects magazine covers and pushes women riding.
Silvia Mittermüller one of the strongest female riders in the snowboard scene able to take it from the pipe to the park to the pow with ease.
Benedikt Mayr Loves riding backcountry as much as park and is a funny and open-minded personality.
Taylor Seaton Consistently going bigger and bigger with each hit, Taylor\'s innate mastery of the transitions adds a fluid style to his run unlike any other.
Caja Schöpf Caja is one of the best female german freeskier and the only girl in the german FIAT Freestyle Team.
Daniel Fetz Successfull self-made wakeboarder and dad, that doesnt only dominate the international scene but also runs his own wakeboard school.
AMBASSADORS TSG ambassadors are upcoming riders, great legends or dedicated people we respect for their performance.
Date of birth
Home Spot (Park)
Gym Trails, 52ev Pumptrack, Strawberry Trails, Mellowpark, Wildau, all in Berlin.
Scott ,Schwalbe, Oakley, Sram (RockShox, Truvativ, Avid) A Class, Ergon Grips
Yoga. My company http://shop.atmosfair-clothing.com/ , Enjoying life with my wife
Starting small with Bunny Hops and then achieving my dreams step by step…Traveling the World with my Bike and learning a lot about Life. Making it to one of the biggest and respected names in MTB Freeriding and being a big name in the BMX and MTB scenes f
I STARTED RIDING BECAUSE…
I saw some cool kids in Berlin doing a wheely battle at my local playground place. The Movie ET really helped get me pumped too! The older kids liked me and took me on BMX trips around my neighborhood looking for spots or just for fun. Which where big adventures for me because I was only 6.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BIKE AND HOW DID YOU GET IT?
Back then there where not really good products around! But I was really happy with my first BMX that I got in 1983 for Christmas! A 16 Inch BMX Bike because 20 Inch was too big for me.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH TO RIDE?
Being somewhere up in the Mountains or in another amazing nature scenery and having a good session with friends. Hafjell, Norway comes in mind... I really liked those big hips and the awesome sunsets in Norway. I also really like the Dirt Jump Spot in Peynier, France! Berlin has some really good spots too! –Gym Trails, Mellowpark, Wildau, Strawberry Trails.
IF YOU COULD PICK 4 RIDERS (ALIVE OR DEAD) TO BIKE WITH, WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHERE WOULD YOU GO?
1. Ruben Alcantra: I really like his style and flow and I like him as a person, his honest calm personality. So some technical trails somewhere would be good.
2. Mat Hoffman: A Legend! I think I would rather give him a Yoga session than go riding with him! Amazing that Mat invented so many Tricks… a long time before foam pits existed.
3. Brian Foster- Awesome trail style! Would love having a trails session with him on some East Coast BMX trails.
4. Joscha Forstreuter: He is a good friend and sessions or traveling with him is always good!
5. TJ Lavin: I lived with TJ in Las Vegas when I was 17 and took part at a high school exchange program: I learned a lot from him. It motivated me seeing how focused he is and what was possible on a BMX (I was a racer back then and just started to jump more). So just a relaxed session with him in his backyard or on a race track and maybe some Yoga too because he had a gnarly injury.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TSG PRODUCT AND WHY?
I love my signature Evolution Atmosfair/Timo Pro Model helmet in clear with blue graphics! I received a lot of positive feedback for that helmet. Really looking forward to my 2013 pro model! It’s going to be dope!
I really like the artwork of my friend Stefan aka Skism (http://skism.info/). He did the designs for all my past signature helmets and also for my clothing company. (he is the Graphic Designer for the skateboard mag Place and for Lodown). I’m also really stoked about my new Nose Dive Knee Pads! They are really comfortable, not too big under jeans and really do the job when you crash! The Superlight and Kraken helmets are excellent products as well! It’s great to be sponsored by TSG, I can really stand behind what TSG is doing and I love how it’s a family business and I can talk to the boss Ruedi himself!
WHAT SPORT WOULD YOU NEVER WANT TO LEARN/PERFORM?
Rugby I guess... it’s just too brutal on your body, too many concussions.
Or how about Cheese Rolling Championships?!!
That Curling is olympic is pretty funny too!
WHAT SPORT DID YOU WANT TO LEARN AS A KID BUT NEVER GOT TO?
Ice Hockey, but I didn’t like all the stuff you had to wear specially the balls protection…good, because I might not have started with BMX!
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR SKETCHIEST SITUATION YOU’VE EVER GOTTEN IN?
There are so many. I try to list a few:
-When I was 9 I did a Wheely down a curb and looped out. I broke my skull on the edge on the curb
-Road bike crash going really fast and running into a car. I flew like 10 meters and thankfully landed like a cat! My pedal was in the inside of the car’s body! It was quite funny to see how 3 police officers tried to get my bike out of the car.
-I also had a car crash on the highway when a tire blew up. We where so lucky that no one run into us on the busy highway.
-Cutting my kidney was pretty gnarly.
-Filming for New World Disorder 3 and over-jumping a BIG Double by a lot and landing flat bottom bending my bars, cranks, pedals, wheels …but thankfully not my bones!
-Trying a double flip in New World Disorder 2, without having seen a foam pit and just tried it lake jumping in the water a few times.
-Many concussions and big slams over the years! I kept my angels of luck busy! Thanks for looking after me!
WHO\'S FILM PART INSPIRED YOU TO GO RIDING?
Ruben Alcantara’s Video Parts…Trail riding from Brian Foster and Chase Hawk.
HOW DO YOU COPE WITH INJURIES AND RISK?
Over the years I learned a lot about my body by just dealing with my injuries and going to my osteopath regularly. I did my yoga teacher training this off-season in 2012 and I know pretty well now what I have to do to heal. And I’m happy that pretty often I can heal myself with yoga poses only instead of taking strong painkillers, how I did many years ago. It helps against the pain but damages your body a lot. It doesn’t help with where the pain is actually coming from, what the reason for the pain is.
Risk: listen to your stomach feeling…know your limits. In my experience injuries happen when you are not good prepared and don’t feel good. When you are stressing too much about doing it good. And yes, sometimes it’s ok when you are just having fun, everything feels right, having an adrenalin rush to go over your limits…but be aware what the consequences might be. I wish that more riders would understand what consequences big crashes have to your body, its so important to learn to listen to what your body tells you and have good body therapist (Physio-Osteopath, Natural Medicine). If you want to compete or just ride for a long time at a top level you have to do your homework with stretching your body and learning what is right to do after crashing and finding a good body worker.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE AND WHY?
Oh there are so many! What I really like is that I can often heal myself now! I really like yoga poses that release tension in the hip and lower back, because I sometimes still have back pain and when I do hip openers my pain is gone. Or when I have a different back pain I do a pose called Bridge where I create space in my lower back. Neck release poses feel good too.
Handstands work great too because they are better than a coffee! It’s so healthy to be upside down and it wakes you up. Yoga does help me also to shut down “the monkey in my head” and it feels so good to be in the moment and more in peace with yourself!
HOW WOULD YOUR MUM DESCRIBE YOU IN ONE SENTENCE?
My Mom is not big on emotions so probably when I’m next to her something like he is a nice guy…and when I’m not there more emotions like: he has a big heart.