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Sebastian “Seabass” Zietz is back to his preferred fighting weight. During that European leg of the ASP World Tour – with stops in France and Portugal – the guy did some eating. “I was at like 185 and I’m usually 175,” he says over the phone, while scarfing down a snack at home on Kauai. “I had a full belly going. But two days back home and I was back to normal.” Non-stop surfing and a healthy dose of hanging with the large Zietz clan will do that. In the next couple days he’ll take the short flight to Oahu and post up in the Oakley House on the North Shore, right in front of Off the Wall. The Triple Crown officially kicks off today, with the waiting period beginning for the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa, the event Seabass won last year and the one that ignited his miraculous run to World Tour qualification and the Triple Crown title. For now, he’s just cruising. He’s seeded into the Round of 64 at Haleiwa, so he has time, s...
There’s no BMX event quite like Texas Toast. What it lacks in mega sponsors and guilded venues, it more than makes up for in energy and excitement and spontaneity. Time limits are relative, boundaries don’t really exist; the crowd calls the end of a run, the riders dictate when and how they ride and no one is any less stoked on what goes down, from the organizers to the fans to the sponsors. It’s a BMX event exactly as the BMX community likes it.
You can only be so ready. It doesn’t matter how many hours are spent fine-tuning lines, assessing angles, dialing-in bikes – the host mountain for Red Bull Rampage almost always wins. The best riders in the world have slip-ups. Rocks give way, winds kick up, the light plays tricks on the eyes. It’s just the nature of the most challenging and exhilarating steep mountain freeride mountain bike event of the year. And 2013 was no different.