Professional BMX’er Nigel Sylvester just released the second installment to his Go! video series, where he’s filmed breezing through the sunny streets of Los Angeles doing spectacular tricks on his bike from his point of view and meeting up with familiar faces such as LA Laker Nick Young, celeb jeweler Ben Baller and many more.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Nigel and talk about Go!, upcoming projects, his love for BMX, his Pyradice clothing brand and much more.
How’s everything going?
I’m blessed. It’s an exciting time right now for me. I recently released ‘Go!’ 2 in Los Angeles, so I’m enjoying the moment.
Tell me a bit about your GO! Series.
The ‘Go!’ Video Series is the ultimate BMX experience which offers an immersive look into some of the world’s most iconic cities from my POV only. This new ‘Go!’ (the second installment) takes place in Los Angeles and features Nick Young, actress Jamie Chung, pro skater Rob Dyrdek, celebrity jeweler Ben Baller, pro skater Paul Rodriguez, pro BMX’ers Chad Kerley, Grant Germain and Augie Simonici.
What is your main goal with your video series?
My main goal is to continue delivering what I feel are very strong visual stories to my fans and the people who support me.
Should we expect a ‘Go! 3’ soon?
Of course. You can definitely expect a Go! 3. No exact date or city yet, because we’re still figuring that out. I might get feedback from the fans and see where they would like to see me ride next.
What made you made you want to pursue being a professional BMX’er?
BMX for me started with riding my bike around Queens at an early age and doing what kids do. It took some years and became more than just a hobby for me. I was so in love with it, mix that with the New York City mentality where people are constantly hustling and trying to make things happen, it just made sense to chase my dream of taking it all the way and turning pro. It was that determination and drive which led to some key life changing moments and I met the late, great Dave Mirra who signed me to a professional contract at 18 years old.
Is there a pro BMX’er you watched growing up that you mimicked?
As a kid the two dudes I looked up to most was Dave Mirra and Edwin De La Rosa, at that time I wanted to be just like them. They influenced my riding in so many different ways.
Explain the thrills you get when riding through the streets of Los Angeles on your bike?
LA is a very unique city. I’ve been traveling back and forth from NY to LA for the past 10 years so I have a good understanding of the city. Riding my bike is always a thrill no matter what city I’m in, it’s a constant adrenaline rush. LA was no different, I fed off the energy it gave me and in return I was able to put together a visual that I’m very happy with.
What kind of clothes do you like wearing while riding your bike, the most comfortable?
I’m usually riding in jeans, Nikes, T-shirts and a New Era snap back.
Whats are your top three go-to kicks, your favorites?
The Jordan 1 X Nike SB designed by Lance Mountain, Nike Tennis Classics AC and the Jordan 1 Bred.
How many sneakers are in your closet?
About 50 pairs in constant rotation…… I keep my main collection in storage.
Name three of your favorite clothing brands right now?
Pyradice, Nike and Pyer Moss.
Who are your top three artist right now?
Kanye West, A$AP Ferg and Travi$ Scott.
Which album this year or past are you bumping the most right now?
The Life Of Pablo, TrapSoul and Reasonable Doubt is always in rotation.
Who are you going for in the NBA Finals?
I’m going for the Cavs.
Three things to end this interview?
Continue to keep up with me, thank you for the support and let’s continue to get it!
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