My Five: BMX Crew 5

My Five is a new Alli feature where we ask the same five questions to five different athletes and compile all the crazy answers for your reading pleasure. For this installment, we talked to BMXers Simon Tabron, Josh Hult, TJ Ellis, Scotty Cranmer and Brian Hunt. 

Question 1: What’s something you’re proud of?

Simon Tabron: Being the first person to figure out and do alley oop 540s on a BMX and the only person to do back-to-back 900s.

Josh Hult: I am proud of the fact that I get to do what I love for a living

TJ Ellis: Everything I accomplished in the 2009 season

Scotty Cranmer: I am proud of my life, and not just the material stuff like houses and cars. I am proud that I stuck with what made me happy since I was eight years old.

Brian Hunt: I think I’m most proud of just sticking to what felt right to me and doing what makes me happy. A lot of people out there let certain things dictate their lives, and it doesn’t have to be that way. You can seriously do whatever you want. I don’t just mean with BMX. If you want to travel the world playing kickball or writing about all the different ice cream in the world, you can do it. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.


Question 2: What’s something you would never eat?

Simon Tabron: EGGS!!!!!!!!!!

Josh Hult: Spinach

TJ Ellis: Vegemite

Scotty Cranmer: I would never eat food with alcohol in it.

Brian Hunt: That’s a really good question because I’m a really picky eater and don’t like to eat many different foods. The question is more what do I like to eat? Ice cream.


Question 3: What’s your favorite video game?

Simon Tabron: New Super Mario Bros on Wii. I’ve completed the WHOLE DAMNED THING except for bonus world 7, which is, quite literally, impossible!

Josh Hult: God of War

TJ Ellis: MX vs. ATV Reflex

Scotty Cranmer: Mario Kart 64 for Nintendo 64. They really broke the mold on that one.

Brian Hunt: I don’t play video games that much but if I did probably Skate 2 or UFC. I don’t like UFC but the game gets pretty heated with friends.


Question 4: For park or dirt rider: What’s your go to trick on vert?/For vert rider: What’s your go to trick on street?

Simon Tabron (vert rider): My favorite street trick is to barspin down steps. I never get tired of that.

Josh Hult (dirt rider): On vert I love to do high, slow downside tailwhips

TJ Ellis (dirt rider): Tailwhip air

Scotty Cranmer (park/dirt rider): On vert? I can grind like a mother!

Brian Hunt (park rider): That’s a toss-up between a stovepipe or a flair double whip to barspin. Depends on the day, I guess. 


Question 5: Photo shoot or video shoot?

Simon Tabron: Video

Josh Hult: Depends on what I’m riding but I like shooting photos.

TJ Ellis: Photo shoot

Scotty Cranmer: Photo shoot. Pictures are fun to make perfect but a lot of work as well.

Brian Hunt: Oh that’s a tough one. A photo captures one little moment and can look amazing but right now I’d choose a video. With a video you can watch every single part of a trick or spot you hit with your friends. Video captures the entire thing.


Missed last week’s My Five with skaters Tyler Hendley, Chris Cole, Fabrizio Santos, Neal Hendrix and Jordan Hoffart? Check it out here.

Then, come back next week for the My Five with Chad Bartie, Renton Millar, Greg Lutzka, Dave Bachinsky and Mike Peterson.

vert I love to do high, slow downside tailwhips