Gabe Brooks is one of BMX’s most fascinating characters. He went to Russia to do gymnastics when he was 12, he’s an accomplished Muay Thai fighter, he’s done jail time for possession of a handgun, he’s an aspiring botanist and on top of all that, he’s one of the best to ever touch a BMX bike. Scott Marceau, John Hicks and I sat down with the man and got the inside story on just about everything. This episode is a little different because we included a ton of footage from all of his videos. Check out what we talked about below and watch it above on YouTube or click here to listen on iTunes, SoundCloud currently isn’t working for us but we’ll have it up on there soon too.
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02:40: Gabe talks about finally getting off probation
03:17: Who introduced you to filming and putting together videos?
04:55: You started out riding trails, how did you fit in within the trails scene?
05:15: Tell us about the time you threw some big name pro riders out of your trails.
06:00: Gabe talks about going to Russia when he was 12 for a gymnastics meet
07:25: We discuss “The Gabe Roll”
10:25: You also spent a lot of time doing Muay Thai kickboxing
11:52: How did you get the “One Punch” nickname?
13:00: Tell me about your high school days
14:55: John and Gabe talk about his first Vital video and then going into jail for 3 years
17:45: Gabe’s first sponsor was Diamondback
19:40 We talk about the time Gabe bunnyhopped over a soccer goal
23:24: What was it like being on the Kink team?
24:39: Gabe talks about filming his OSS video with Mike Mastroni and being critical of filmers while working on videos
26:15: John talks about working with Gabe and how difficult he can be to film with
29:07: Is it weird for you being a celebrity in BMX?
29:50: Gabe talks about being into gardening and painting
33:00: Let’s talk about your reality show
36:20: Let’s talk about your Selling Swag video part that you filmed with Hicks
37:02: Who are your favorite riders to watch?
38:30: We talk about Steve Croteau and criticizing your friend’s riding
41:00: The insane uprail line Gabe did in Denver Nugs
43:23: Do you plan out your outfits for when you film a clip?
44:44: Let’s talk about your uprail to superman banger in your second Vital video
46:00: Let’s talk about your part in the new Stranger video
47:32: Who’s your favorite black rider besides yourself?
49:00: Adam describes how Gabe breathes confidence into white boys
50:10: Gabe talks about getting his viral Vine in a WorldStar compilation
52:35: Adam talks about how Gabe always tells everyone that they are like Tupac
Film credit goes to Miles Rogoish, Andrew Jackson, Mike Mastroni, Darryl Tocco and more.