Who are you ?
Name: Fredd Ricky Porras Estrella - better known as Richie Estrella
Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
When did you start riding and why ? I started riding in 1988,because I found it fun. I did, however, stop riding in 1991 due to injuries and came back with a vengeance in 2002 ( even with a limp ).
How often do you ride ? I usually ride whenever I have a chance, probably twice a week.
Where do you ride ? I ride at the velodrome of Santo Domingo, in the Olympic Centre.
Can you tell us a bit more about the flatland scene in the Dominican Republic ? The scene is kind of sparse, there must be around 30 to 40 off/on riders on the island. There are a few good spots, including the velodrome, which also has dirt jumps. Mirador park, etc.
Is it difficult to get parts, magazines, dvds in the Dominican Republic ? It's not that hard, what we do is ordering from web pages, as there is no retail store specializing in BMX on the island.
Imagine you could make a flatland world tour, which 5 places would you like to visit and why ? France, Japan ( due to the large amounts of riders there ), the US ( so I could visit the origins ) and Costa Rica ( where I have friends ).
Is there a goal you would like to reach concerning your riding ? Riding with the best riders in the world.
Which trick / combo do you work on at the moment ? Turbining tricks and rolling tricks.
What do you do for living ? I work in a firm that installs security locks on hotels.
Please name 3 things you like and 3 things you hate ? I like Flatland, music and meeting with friends. I hate uneven floors, persons who can't keep their word and style biters.
What are your hobbies beside flatland and do they influence your way of riding ? Dogfights, video games, music and some other things.
Frame: Quamen Gamma, purple
Fork: Odyssey Pro Flat 0 Offset
Handlebar: KGB Sarvet
Crank: Profile Mini Magnutanium 165 mm
Pegs: St Martin Unique red
Pedals: KHE Stimulator
Stem: Camacura Macros 26 new
Seat: Odyssey 99er
Seatpost: St Martin Wells post
Seat Clamp: Snafu Conrad red
Front Wheel: Odyssey 7ka 36h black with Primo 6 bearing hub
Rear Wheel: Odyssey 7ka 36h with alloy Profile Nankai hub,gold, 11t
Sprocket: Quamen 23t Stylus
Grips: Bizhouse Gym
Tires: Odyssey Frequency G 1.85
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