Martin Knorr

I’ve been following Martin’s riding for a couple of years now. He has a tech street style which is difficult to reflect on camera, but every now and then I see a video clip that really impresses me; be it some tech manoeuvre or a massive wallride.


You would never guess from his writing that Martin is from the Netherlands. He writes better than a lot of Brits! Martin also has a great persona and I hope to meet him soon.


Read on to find out about the PSBMX/Black Market Bikes/KRK Protection rider’s first moves and fails of 2012.



Age: 21

Living in: Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

Occupation: Student/Model.

Years riding: 7

Sponsors: PlusSizeBMX, Black Market Bikes, KRK Protection.

Style or tricks? Style for sure!

Music: Mainly dubstep, but I also love hiphop and dance music.

Favourite riding spot: My favourite spots are the ones that I haven’t hit yet. I love hitting new lines in the streets which aren’t made for riding. My favourite spots I have been to are the Brooklyn Banks in New York, and the boat-benches sticking out of a wall in London

Favourite rider(s): Adam Hauck and Ludwig Jäger, I love their riding style and they’re so dialled.

Favourite quote/advice/motto: That’s what she said.

Interesting fact about yourself/the world: I hate reading books and I was born blond.

2011 highlight(s): The trip to London for the London Street Jam. I had such a good time!



First


Ride (date)

Wednesday evening, 4th of January.


Ride (spot)

Skatepark Sweatshop.


People you rode with:

My mates Ritchie and Mark.


Trick:

Not sure which trick I did first, but during my first session I learned nollie 360s out of banks.


Case:

Airing a quarterpipe and having a hang up while landing.


Overshoot/flat-landing:

Can’t remember any overshoots this year, but it’s also hard to accidentally overshoot something in the streety indoor skatepark I have only ridden yet (due to the bad weather).


Slam:

A 360 slider drop out of a tranny going wrong.


Injury/wound:

Broke my nail while trying to kill a fly. The fly is still alive.


Bike fail/break:

Just some regular stuff I needed to do for the new bike (re-tensioning spokes etc)


New trick/line:

Nollie 360 out of banks. Want to try them off drops soon.


Thing that scared you:

The moment I realised it was too late to avoid the person who was riding right in my direction.


Funny moment:

Trying to do tricks on a big rotating disc on a kiddy playground. 


Best edit you’ve seen this year:

See left; not street, but definitely funny


Plans/goals for 2012:

- Drop an edit at the end of every single month

- Hit the streets of NYC

  1. -Ride street in London or Barcelona


Why don’t you ride a BMX?

Why don't ride BMX: Why don't they ride MTB? I'm way too tall for BMX. I can ride one but it feels awkward and looks silly. Also tricks look way better on big wheels (for example 360s and tailwhips look way cooler on a MTB because of the bigger wheels).



Shout-outs:

Big thanks to PlusSizeBMX, Black Market Bikes, and KRK Protection for hooking me up and being awesome, big thanks to Milan for this interview, and big thanks to everyone I ride with for the good times!


Also check out the teaser for the new PSBMX DVD: http://vimeo.com/35532203

Photo: Patrick Dolkens

Thumbnail photo by Richie van Pelt

Photo: Orlando Haak

Photo: Richie van Pelt

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