Who are you ?
Name: Devon Berliner
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
When have you started riding ?
How often do you ride?
Everyday for 3 to 6 hours.
Do you ride contests? Your biggest success?
Yes, when i can. There's not that many contests around here and im broke so no flying.
1999 1st place in the afl comp am.
Where do you ride?
Alot of different places. Joes warehouse,different schools around the area,and anything else i can find.
Can you tell us a bit about the riding scene in your town?
The scene here is amazing. we all ride evey weekend at the warehouse(props to joe for that).theres so many things i can say about the scene. the riders range from 22 to 40 years of age.Its a perfect mix of old school and new. everyone rides hard and has a lot of fun doing so.
Imagine you could make a flatland world tour, which 5 places would you like to visit for riding and why.
1. Paris for sure
4. Canada (shout out to nelson and the crew)
Is there a goal you would like to reach concerning your riding?
Get people to know how great the flat scene is here. Get more people to visit.ride more contests. And chill all over the world.
Which trick/combo do you work on at the moment?
No footed glideing crackpacker and no footed steam rollers.
What kind of music do you like?
Tell us your 3 favourite songs.
My way - Frank Sanatra
At all cost - The Irony
Anything - Dangermouse
What is your job / what do you study?
I go to school.Im studying history of music.
What are your hobbies besides flatland and do they influence your way of riding?
I play drums in a metal band called world of lies check us out on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/worldoflies
Yeah it does influence my riding. I work hard when i play music (shows,recordings,and tours) so I can have more time to ride.
Frame: St martin
Front Wheel: odyssey
Rear Wheel: 32 tooth nankai
Sprocket: RNC 24 tooth
This is the place for shutouts, wise words or whatever you would like to tell the world.
First i want to give a shout out to the portland crew. Joe,jeff stewart,justin hoey,darrel,zak,scott hagness, 4 lil cory, jeremy, james, brucecrisman, groundhog, paul, silver, roll hardy and anyone who has come to visit us. Special thanks to bruce for the hook ups (it really means alot). Thanks to adidas for kickin down shoes for the last year. Shout out to my girl for giving me the strenth to keep going. Thanks to my mom and step dad eric(you guys are the best). And thanks to joe for organizing all the jams and for letting us ride the warehouse even though you could get fired if your work found out.. last but no least come and visit us we're alot of crazy guys who like to ride and party.watch out for the portland crew scene report in a future issue in a big bmx mag (i can't say).
And check out the portland oregon flatland myspace http://www.myspace.com/portlandoregonflatland
and last but not least global-flat for being so cool.
More photos of Devon: photo gallery.