Darryl is an OG eclat rider and one that never seems to settle in one place for too long, which works for him. He recently made another move to further his eagerness for street riding. I caught up with him to see how things were going and what projects he has on the go.
So you’ve moved again, tell me about that and how it came about?
I spent a little more than two years in California, and it was an amazing experience. It’s pretty cool to be in the thick of the industry, and obviously on the weekends, the riding out there is hard to beat. Eventually I just felt like something was missing in a sense. I didn’t like any of the parks and riding during the week is really hard out there. Although the weather is literally better than anywhere else in the world, SoCal just got a little stale for me. I’ve wanted to live in Austin (Texas) since I was a kid, and if I’m able to move around and experience different places while I’m in the position I’m in, I’m all for it. We have a great group of friends here and everyone has been really welcoming. Jay and I have been really psyched; it’s been a blast.
“Nothing has ever held my attention the way that riding does, and since I’ve been fortunate enough to focus my life on bmx, I want to try to put most or all of my energy into it.”
How does it feel to have fresh new spots to ride, does it motivate you a bit more especially when filming a part?
New spots have been awesome. Feels great to have an incredible cement park that we can ride anytime, and countless street stuff that get mostly overlooked. I’m trying to wrap up my part, and it’s been an uphill battle for me most of this project. Hopefully Austin will let me breath a little bit and get some footage, haha.
I take it you’ve spent a lot of time in front of a computer screen this past month editing, (Darryl is currently editing the new Kink DVD) hows that all going and how many songs are you sick of hearing yet?
Been a lot of computer time for sure. It’s been a really fun time this go around. I’m really proud of the all the guys and how much awesome stuff everyone got, and it really motivates me to put everything I have into making the video. I’m pretty fried out on a few of the tunes already, but I’m still happy with the direction of things.
You told me recently you like to be busy with projects? I like that and I think it keeps most of us sane to be busy. Have you always been like that, even at school or when you were learning to ride?
I like to be busy with BMX. Whether it’s riding a shit load, traveling non-stop, or sitting at my computer for 12 hours straight editing. Nothing has ever held my attention the way that riding does, and since I’ve been fortunate enough to focus my life on bmx, I want to try to put most or all of my energy into it. It’s been like this since I was 10, something to do with bmx has my attention 95% of the time.
Do you have any resolutions for this year? Or just something you want to do bigger or better in 2013?
I want to convey BMX to people in a good way. I want to see some new places, ride a ton, and film my friends. No half assing.
Darryl has his own signature seat out now. Hit the link for more details.