When we heard our FreestyleXtreme team rider Jamie Squibb got an invite to ride the final round of the 2014 World FMX Championships at Night of the Jumps, we were stoked – but not as stoked as Jamie was! As it turned out we were going to be in Frankfurt for this epic weekend of FMX as well, so between practice sessions on day two, we managed to sit down with Squibby and fire some questions at him…
So Squibby, How long has it been since you last rode a Night of the Jumps contest?
Haha, you’re making me show my age now. The last one was in France, in 2004 with the likes of Mad Mike Jones. So ten years ago now which is pretty scary, haha!
How’s your experience been here in Frankfurt so far?
Yeah it’s been awesome. I’ll be honest though, I was pretty nervous coming here. I just wanted to make sure I rode my best and showed everyone I was up to the job you know. I’m really happy with how last night’s run went. I managed to get the full run figured out and memorized, I got my Flip Lever and GPR settings all dialled in and it felt like it all flowed together well. Today I felt a lot more relaxed. I actually learned a new trick just now in practice and I’ve changed a couple of tricks up for my run tonight. I think I’m going to try and slow the run down a bit tonight, and just work on improving it in a few areas. I’m just so stoked to be here haha.