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2 years ago somebody on Facebook probably asked you about this Tim Knoll guy. That’s usually how it goes when a BMX rider goes outlandishly viral these days anyway. Tim has racked up an astonishing number of views with his unique breed of flatland, street and performance art. Despite having one of the most popular BMX videos in the history of YouTube, most people don’t know much about Tim, myself included. He mentioned that he would be in town for a flatland jam and so of course I had to get him over the OSS store for an interview. I learned a lot and we had a great conversation about BMX, The Internet and everything in between. Enjoy!
01:30 Getting into BMX
04:30 Staying in BMX after high school
06:45 The influence from doing shows on his riding
08:20 Early BMX videos
13:30 Rodney Mullen inspiration
17:00 Tim’s first video which went semi-viral
22:00 Top 5 Most Creative Bike Riders list
33:30 Tate Roskelley
36:00 Intent to offend
41:00 When your video goes viral
45:10 Facebook and facebooting
52:20 Making money off YouTube
56:00 Adam LZ
1:00:30 Tim’s next video
1:06:30 Making How To videos for money
1:10:30 Is YouTube dying?
1:14:10 Mom filming
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