Kyle Strait zurück auf 661

Der Kult Freerider Kyle Strait ist wieder zurück bei seinem Sponsor 661!

im Jahr 2000 haben 661 mit dem wegweisenden Kyle Strait Soft-Style Knieschoner die Protektoren Welt verändert. Heutzutage sieht man diese Art von Knnieschoner an jedem Bein. In 2016 ist Kyle wieder am Start bei 661 und arbeitet mit dem Entwicklungsteam am neuen Pads und einem Fullface Helm, der seine Handschrift tragen wird. Unten hat Kyle noch einen ganzen Haufen voll Fragen beantwortet, die eine Menge Infos über den Ausnahme Fahrer preisgeben.

Wir sind gespannt auf die neuen Produkte und schauen uns solange seinen coolen, neuen Edit an!

Welcome back Kyle! Stoked to have you back on SIXSIXONE! Since our late night chat in a European bar this summer, can you tell us what motivated you to move back to SIXSIXONE as your protection brand?

Thank you, it has been some time but so stoked to be back. In the past it was always great working with 661, being able to work so close with them in designing and bringing ideas to life. Being able to grow with the company as it grows is also something that’s awesome to me. All in all, it is great to be back and I can’t wait to show everyone what we can make.

You are not only joining us as a rider, but will also be very involved in product development for some specific projects with our product Managers. The SIXSIXONE “Kyle Strait” pad, is THE MTB pad from early 2000’s. Are you looking forward to be working on products again?

This is something that I have missed for some time. Being able to work on new product and current product to make them better is one of the coolest things for me. I can’t wait to see what we can come up with in the next few years.

You are known for your style in tackling the biggest terrain available… big drops, massive jumps… but you also ride trails at home, race on your slalom bike and still take opportunity to have fun at events. So, is Kyle Strait a Mountain-Biker or a Gravity rider?

Hahah, we all ride bikes. As one of my heroes has taught me (Kirt Voreis) riding everything you can is the best training you can do. The more types of riding you do the better you will be. I have always tried to ride as many types of riding as possible. So… Mountain biker.

Tricks or style?

I’ve always been a style guy.

How is it to have your girlfriend racing Enduro at that level? Do you train with her?

It makes things like travelling and training really easy for me. With her racing and doing similar events we both understand about travelling and being on the bike for so much time. Also, she kicks my ass up the climbs so keeps me in shape.

Most people see you as the guy hitting massive jumps and huge drops, ticking off all the US “clichés” and some fans might feel a bit hesitant to approach you.  What would you want to tell fans to feel more comfortable in getting to know you more?

I would say the main thing would be, never be afraid to come up to me. I am actually a pretty shy guy and remember I am just a dude that rides bikes. I have my heroes the same as anyone else and we are all just doing the sport we love.

Can you please tell us which events you will be attending this year so that people know where they can meet you in the US?

Yeah, come say hi at any of these events I will be at; Crankworx Series – Rotorua, Les Gets and Whistler, and I might be able to sneak in one more trip to Europe depending on event dates. 

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Gepostet am 12.02.2016 von Maximilian Topp |

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