Youth Of Today: Max Cookman

Youth Of Today – Max Cookman

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  • Name: Max Cookman
  • Age: 12
  • Hometown: Nanaimo, BC
  • Years riding: 6
  • Sponsors/Hook-ups: Commençal, Title, Akta
  • Current set-up: Commençal Absolut with RockShox Pike DJ, Title cockpit, and WeAreOne Coupe wheels
  • Hobbies: Biking, skiing, basketball
  • Music: Hip Hop, Rap, Rock
  • Favorite riders: Dillon Butcher, Chance Moore, Ben Thompson, Max Langille, Derek Priest, Griffin Paulson, Emil Johansson, and Brandon Semenuk
  • Favorite video part: “Watch Before You Go Riding” by Dillon Butcher; “Empty Your Mind” by Emil Johansson; “Freak Mode” by Griffin Paulson
  • Favorite spot: Spooks
  • Favorite trick: Three down whip and a flatspin
  • Instagram: @maxcookman

What have you been up to lately?

Biking and going to school.

How did you start riding?

My buddy from school, Kannon Gadd, introduced me to BMX racing.

What does riding mean for you?

For me, it means freedom and creativity. That’s how it makes me feel at the end of the day.

What inspires you or keeps you motivated?

Mostly watching other people ride.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A pro Slopestyle athlete.

What are your plans for the future?

To ride, progress, compete, and see the world.

Any last words?

Work hard for what you love, and have fun.