................................. from the editor ................................. Reckless Inspiration For a change this month, this editorial has only been the second most important piece of writing on my to-do list. One of my oldest friends recently made the unwise decision of tasking me with a speech at his wedding. And in-between getting the balance of d**k jokes just right, it’s been a good chance to look back on some of my more, shall we say, reckless days. Days which took a little inspiration from one of this issue’s interviewees. I always had a passion for action sports – but one largely satisfied by board-related activities in the early days. That changed when I discovered FMX. I have a vivid memory of watching a blurry DVD and seeing a dude boost the biggest dune at Glamis - and crash like I’d never seen before. How did he not die? That was my first encounter with the Crusty Demons of Dirt and the antics of Mr Seth Enslow – and I was hooked! It wasn’t just the edge-of- destruction riding that appealed about the Crusty crew - it was their laid-back, no-f**ks-given attitude and commitment to doing things their own way. And now we’re lucky enough to have Seth Enslow in these very pages – interviewed by Simon Makker for a frank chat about his place in the golden era of FMX. It’s honestly so cool to have Seth in the magazine and I can’t thank him enough for giving such an honest and gnarly interview. Elsewhere in this issue, BSB legend, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, talks to Michael Laverty about his storied career and recent fight to recover from serious injury. André Villa has the inside story from the biggest show he’s run since turning his hand to event organising. We also heard from Monster Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal, snowboarder Sebbe De Buck, skater Tommy Flynn, enduro master Graham Jarvis and the Birdhouse skate team. For this issue’s product focus, we’re looking at one of adidas’ newest styles: the 3MC. And as if that’s not enough, we’re even giving away a pair of etnies shoes on page 26! Enjoy the issue. Ben Richardson Editor W elcome to Issue 25 of FreestyleXtreme Magazine!