Youth Of Today is a series that features the most progressive young riders of the Slopestyle and Dirt Jump scene.
VI. NATE RENNER
Name: Nate Renner
Hometown: Murrieta, CA, United States.
Years riding: Almots 4 years.
Sponsors/Hook-ups: Commençal Bikes, Fox Head, Deity Components, Fox Racing Shox, Five Ten and Industry Nine.
Current set-up: All Commençal’s: Meta 4X as my DJ setup, Meta AM V4 and a Supreme DH V3.
Hobbies: If I’m not riding, I’m digging, and if I’m not digging then I’m taking photos or probably watching a movie (I love movies).
Music: Doom Rock (Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard and Mount Salem).
Favorite riders: Brandon Semenuk, Graham Aggasiz, Tyler McCaul and Matt MacDuff.
Favorite video part: Semenuk’s RAW 100 V2 or Logan Peat’s Backwood edit.
Favorite spot: Highland MTB Park & Coast Gravity Park.
Favorite trick: Tuck no hander or whips on a big bike.
What have you been up to lately?
Trying to get back up to speed after a pretty burly back injury that I got in May.
How did you start riding?
I watched ‘Where The Trail Ends’ and wanted to be a freerider.
What does inspire you or keeps you motivated?
Watching unique movie parts or edits, or watching guys riding with style without doing the typical tricks that you always see.
Do you study?
Yeah, I hate school, but I’d say that I’m a solid A and B student.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Riding my bike for a living would be insane, but going to a film school is something that interests me as well.
Who do you look up to?
My mom and dad of course, but on a riding point of view, Kyle Strait and Pierre Edouard-Ferry. Those two dudes have the best outlook on riding in my opinion.
What is the best advice that you have ever received.
To be confident in myself and not over-think on things.
What does your bike mean for you?
My bike is pretty much the only thing I feel that I’m in control of and gives me a feeling of accomplishment. If I can ride my bike for just 5 minutes everyday, I’ll be that much happier.
What are your plans for the future?
Ride my bike as much as I can, make smart choices, have fun and see where things take me.
Any last words?
Big thanks to everyone that supports me and thanks to Bicycle Nightmares for giving me the chance to do this interview!
Check out the rest of the Youth Of Today series here.
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Photos by Cade Van Heel