Interview with Steve Mini

FMX-Rider Steve Mini talked with us about the future of his sport, his rituals and the advantages and disadvantages of his lovely job. Read the whole Funsporting-Interview.

Steve Mini.  Copyright: Oliver FrankeWhat would you be if you haven’t become an FMX pro?
Not too sure. Whatever it was I'd be enjoying it.

What is the best in this job and what is most displeasing? 
I've met a lot of great people through this job and a lot of friends that I will stay friends with for a long time. Being able to get paid to see the world is a great part of the job but the travel can also be the worst part of the job too.

What do your parents say?
My parents are proud of what I've achieved and are just happy that I am happy and doing something that I love.

What makes a great athlete in your sense?
I think that anyone who does their best and always makes time for their fans is a great athlete cos at the end of the day a sport like fmx is nothing without fans.

Is there something that you absolutely want to do?
The main thing that I want to do before the year is out is to land a body varial to dirt.

Where do you see your sport in 10 years? Where do you see yourself then personally?
In ten years I'm sure I will have moved on from fmx, although I'd still liked to be involved in the sport in some way.

Rituals: How do you prepare for a competition? 
Before I ride I like to take time out by myself and just sit quietly and think about what I'm going to do. FMX is pretty dangerous so I sometimes just need to sit and get my head around it all.

Steve Mini.  Copyright: Oliver FrankeWhat was -by feeling- your greatest achievement? What was your biggest defeat?
Although it's a common thing these days my greatest achievement is being able to backflip consitently. It messed with my head for a long time so I was stoked to be able to confidently do them.

Are you being recognised on the streets? How is your fan contact?
Not so much in the street but at events I get recognised regularly and always take time out to chat to people.

What is “true luxury”?
Getting paid to travel the world with your buddies and jump dirt bikes all day, doesn't get much better than that.

A favourite travel destination? Your own recommendation?
Anywhere in Australia. Overseas i'd say China.

The last movie you where thrilled by?
American gangster

How does a weekend without sport look like?
Laying around in the sun on the beach or at the pub having beers with my mates.

Three things you can’t go without, you always have them with you?
Phone, wallet, girlfriend.

Thank you for the interview!

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