SE Crew: BS.Ballout
With ridiculous tricks and impeccable style, you can spot @bs.ballout a mile away. Read on to see what made him one of the first SE Crew riders ever.
How old are you?
I’m 19, going on 20 this summer!
Where do you live?
Paterson, New Jersey born & raised.
How many SE bikes do you own?
I currently own five SE bikes: the Beast Mode Ripper, an OM-Duro, a Prototype, a Perry Kramer PK 27.5, and another secret bike.
What’s your favorite SE bike?
My favorite SE bike is a Beast Mode Ripper because that’s the bike I was completely comfy on and the bike that led me to be one of the first sponsored riders for the SE Crew! I love all the 27.5 frames that SE makes! It’s like they were made for me!
What’s your favorite place to ride?
My favorite place to ride and get footy is California: Downtown LA, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive! As a kid until today I’ll play the video game GTA V, and I’ll go to all the locations I saw in the game! Pretty dope, right?
What’s your favorite thing about bike life?
My favorite thing about bike life is getting to know different people from all over the world. It doesn't matter the race, color, or bike. We ride as one and protect each other like a family! We are the future!
What’s your secret to improving riding skills?
My secret to improving riding skills is that each day you want to learn a new trick, so by the end of the week you have a combo. For example, Monday=peg manual. Tuesday=knee knock. Wednesday=peg hop. So already that’s a three-piece combo pattern. You get the memo? So let’s start grind-time!
What’s something that people may not know about you?
Well, a lot of people don’t know that I’m a jack of all trades! Being a pro rider is one thing, but there’s way more. I am a music artist, producer, athlete, brand ambassador, content creator, and clothing designer. Yeah, Swaggoat does it all!
What advice would you give to someone just getting into bike life?
Well, I would automatically advise them to grab an SE bike because there’s a wide variety of bikes for different styles of riding. But seriously, you want to focus on getting your skills up for you, not for publicity or clout, but for your soul. Don’t give up on yourself and don’t worry about not being seen just yet! It’s just you and your bike. Put that work in and the world is going to know your name