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Cameron Zink

Freeride MTB

Team: Hyper Bikes

Sponsors: Hyper Bikes, Mavic Wheels, Troy Lee Designs, Oakley, Rock Shox/ sram, Osiris, Geax Tires, Deity, Sensus, Contour Camera, SDG

170 lbs
Reno, NV
Reno, NV

How did you get into Freeride MTB?
My Dad, and jumps in the school yard.

How old were you when you started riding?
I started riding when I was 9.

Where did you grow up?
Carson City, NV.

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
Through Kathy Sessler.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
Since 2007.

Which TLD products are you using?
A ton of stuff. D2 Helmet, Air Gloves, Moto Shorts, Skyline gear, Ruckus gear, sportswear stuff.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
Too many to list, but basically anyone who goes for it and rides at or above their limit.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Moto, surf, video games, beer pong.

What bands/music are you into?
As I Lay Dying, Face to Face, All That Remains.

List three goals you have for the upcoming season:
1.) Not Get Hurt.
2.) Not Get Hurt.
3.) Win Everything.

List a few highlights of your career:
2006 and 2010 Crankworx Slopestyle Champ.
2010 Red Bull Rampage Champ.
2010 FMB World Tour Champion.

What is your favorite race/event and why?
Crankworx because it's the closest I'll get to being a rockstar.

What is your idea of an epic riding day?
Dirt jumps inside the strip club.

What is the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Being able to ride whenever I want.

If you weren't a professional athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
Trying to be pro in something else, like moto or surfing.

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
Nearly everything...

Who would you like to thank?
Everyone who has helped me, especially my parents, my brother, TLD, Kathy Sessler, Martin-23, Mike Redding, Sage & Strait.

Any words of wisdom?
Take care of your knees; You'll miss 'em when they're gone.