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Title: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Mr News Bot on April 20, 2011, 08:16:24 PM
Terry managed to do what was long long overdue - an interview with Justin Miller.

"I traveled all over the globe with him from 2004 through 2008. We became the best of friends and have shared some of the best moments in life together. As most of you know Justin left the scene completely about 3 years ago. I still speak with him just about everyday. The only difference is we never talk about riding anymore. We speak about everything but riding bikes. It’s hard for me to not ask him about flatland because I often wonder if he will ever ride again. Sometimes I will ask him, you know that you are the most talented contest rider that ever lived right? He always replies with “shut-up, no I am not”. Justin and I have completely different personalities and that’s what’s so great about life. You meet people that are so different from yourself and then that person ends up being one of the closet friends you will ever have. You better believe it was a fight to get him to do this interview. Sorry for bugging you man. I had to. It is just the way I am. Enjoy!!"

Link: Justin Miller Interview 
(http://www.global-flat.com/upload/media/2011-04-20-20-13-51justinitw.jpg)
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Dustyn@Chemnitz on April 20, 2011, 08:31:24 PM
I love this guy! i hope Justin come back to ride Flatland :)
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: VojTECH on April 20, 2011, 08:32:37 PM
Great stuf, thanks Terry!

I'd love to see Justin ride and compete again.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Ultraman Zoffy on April 20, 2011, 08:49:05 PM
Really refreshing to read this interview... props to Terry for being persistent and getting it done.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: erikhogers on April 20, 2011, 09:13:19 PM
Great! So stoked to hear something about this guy. Please come back mr Miller, your the bombdropper!!
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Kevin G. on April 20, 2011, 09:22:41 PM
I can't believe that such a talented rider can stop riding.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: MICHELE on April 20, 2011, 09:48:24 PM
he's a crazy guy.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Burd on April 20, 2011, 10:10:12 PM
Great interview.  There was no one better than Justin when he was at the height of his powers IMHO...

jomopro09justinmillerqualification (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg1gRUMSSHA#)

Maybe if Terry keeps pestering him he'll eventually pick up his bike again...

Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: rawchild on April 20, 2011, 10:20:56 PM
Really miss him riding..would like to see him compete again and see he whip up on
Matthias Dandois.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: jm on April 20, 2011, 10:25:05 PM
Man, I'd hate to do construction with him as my boss!  ;D
Great interview, would be so rad for him to come back even for a year, and just travel around kicking contest ass like some kind of flatland superhero.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: top_rider on April 20, 2011, 11:30:37 PM
Justin Miller is the man!!! He's the only one who's able to kick Matthias' ass right now
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on April 21, 2011, 01:38:16 AM
So now were talking about Justin...

I always wondered why Martti and Justin hate each other.. Anyone knows that?
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: douchebag on April 21, 2011, 03:13:59 AM
So now were talking about Justin...

I always wondered why Martti and Justin hate each other.. Anyone knows that?

there are articles out there about it, or were.  from what i remember, at some ring of balance, or circle of whatever contest (the one where it was kind of a tiny ring in the middle of some theatre)...it kinda looked like martti was snaking justin a little.  martti was "playing a game" and trying to get into justin's head...or something like that.  at one point justin got mad and flipped martti off.

then there was some back and forth chatter in articles furthering the drama.  iirc martti talked about it in a ride (or maybe cream?) interview saying he was bummed how it all went down.  i'm sure they are cool now.

-db
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: xBonesx on April 21, 2011, 04:09:28 AM
This guy was sick and i miss seeing the guy own on his bike. my first flatland bike was a militant ff

but he doesnt really have time anymore with his own construction company and such. IT WOULD BE SICK TO SEE THIS GUY BACK!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: ?uest on April 21, 2011, 04:10:28 AM
justin took riding waaaay to serious - granted he was a great contest rider but that ultimately causes anyone to get burnt out. Its one thing to be dedicated but its another thing to physically get sick when you don't perform well on the bike, thats just plain insane, wheres the fun in that
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Rad255 on April 21, 2011, 04:17:40 AM
He really was just smoother than everyone else.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: blind on April 21, 2011, 04:27:31 AM
Awsome rider, nice guy.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: SNOOP on April 21, 2011, 04:53:52 AM
I thank the stars I actually got to see him ride in person at the very first jomopro flat comp in 09.

Dudes INSANELY dialed. And to make it a reality to be THAt dialed at some of if not the hardest tricks on the planet, it will never be fun haha. Which im sure is not why he quit, obviously he wants luxury in his life and not flatland hermit style.

I hear " He will never come back. " "He hasnt touched his bike since jomopro 09"

And i just cant see him not touching it maybe for an instance to have some fun.. Who knows, maybe there will be a wrath of justin miller webedits in the future, lets pray atleast.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Budz on April 21, 2011, 05:25:28 AM
Do your thing Justin...youre bike will be there when youre ready to bust again.
Miss seein you ride tho, i wont lie.

RIDE ON!
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: fit. on April 21, 2011, 08:38:28 AM
he killed it with his last sentence.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on April 21, 2011, 11:52:50 AM
justin took riding waaaay to serious - granted he was a great contest rider but that ultimately causes anyone to get burnt out. Its one thing to be dedicated but its another thing to physically get sick when you don't perform well on the bike, thats just plain insane, wheres the fun in that

Thats a typical top sporter mentality...
I've played waterpolo for 11 years and we were playing in the top of our country.
Our team was just way to serious about it, thats why I quit..
Sport has to be fun in my opinion.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Metaphore on April 21, 2011, 01:28:23 PM
justin took riding waaaay to serious - granted he was a great contest rider but that ultimately causes anyone to get burnt out. Its one thing to be dedicated but its another thing to physically get sick when you don't perform well on the bike, thats just plain insane, wheres the fun in that

Thats a typical top sporter mentality...
I've played waterpolo for 11 years and we were playing in the top of our country.
Our team was just way to serious about it, thats why I quit..
Sport has to be fun in my opinion.

Wow, it's been a while since I've been on here.

I really enjoyed the interview, because I always used to wonder a lot about the reasons behind Justin's riding and competing, wondering what made him tick. It's understandable when you read 'plane ticket costs 1300 bucks and 1st place is 2K, not much room for error'. I salute him for being so determined, and all business-like. I love flatland because it's such a humble sport where most of the riders get along and don't take it all that seriously; but I respect him just as much for being somewhat different on that part. He was a hard-ass back then, and from what I read still is now, working seven days a week, getting sh*t done. My hat goes off to him, although I'd love to see him ride again. I hope one day the dust will come off the bike and Justin will bust again. Even if he doesn't post videos or bust bomb tricks, I hope he will one day ride again and just enjoy it!
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Erik Otto on April 21, 2011, 07:24:35 PM
I completely understand Justin's need to make a living.  He is doing well with his business and once you get the ball rolling with your own business, it's very hard to stop and go back.  Maybe if his business grows to the point where he can hire guys to do the physical work and he can kick upstairs to a managerial role, and find the time to ride again.  It would be great to see him ride again without the added pressure of having to win all the time.

The sad part about this whole story is that you have a Pro rider of Justin's natural athletic ability and even when he is at the top of his game, it is next to impossible to survive off of flatland.  Matt and Terry are very lucky to ride for a living the way they do.  The reality of living life and having to put food on the table and keep a roof over ones head is hard to ignore.

I don't know what to blame for situations like this.  Part of me feels that bike companies (especially ones like KHE) should support their riders better. I mean if they can't afford to pay the expenses for a rider whose name is on their product for crying out loud, something is seriously wrong.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: 2flat2furious on April 21, 2011, 07:36:59 PM
It's a shame he's gone. I honestly believe Justin was the best flatland rider of all time. He just put his focus into contests rather than video parts.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Lee on April 21, 2011, 08:13:36 PM
justin took riding waaaay to serious - granted he was a great contest rider but that ultimately causes anyone to get burnt out. Its one thing to be dedicated but its another thing to physically get sick when you don't perform well on the bike, thats just plain insane, wheres the fun in that

imagine the stress of knowing your mortgage payment / bills depended on how well you rode at a comp.  if you truly love flatland, then how can you try to make a living out of it?  you're essentially a jock when you do this.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: 2flat2furious on April 21, 2011, 08:50:01 PM


imagine the stress of knowing your mortgage payment / bills depended on how well you rode at a comp.  if you truly love flatland, then how can you try to make a living out of it?  you're essentially a jock when you do this.

This. If I remember correctly, Justin was using riding to pay for school. He still graduated with like a 4.0 or something ridiculous despite riding 5 hours EVERY DAY no matter what. Also, if you're competing at the top level of any sport, not all of your riding will be "fun". Matthias looks like he's having fun a lot of the time, but he's very competitive and bad placings get to him just the same as anyone else on that tier of riding.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: MICHELE on April 21, 2011, 10:18:08 PM
justin took riding waaaay to serious - granted he was a great contest rider but that ultimately causes anyone to get burnt out. Its one thing to be dedicated but its another thing to physically get sick when you don't perform well on the bike, thats just plain insane, wheres the fun in that

imagine the stress of knowing your mortgage payment / bills depended on how well you rode at a comp.  if you truly love flatland, then how can you try to make a living out of it?  you're essentially a jock when you do this.

+1.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: ?uest on April 22, 2011, 03:06:17 AM
too much damn money was invested in the Fred Blood days
100k contracts for doing trackstands wearing leathers
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Revig on April 22, 2011, 03:17:27 AM
I always wondered why Martti and Justin hate each other.. Anyone knows that?

Just check the topics of this board after the 9th of september 2006 to have a look on the biggest mess of that year. Flat Ring for real, what a shame



I hear " He will never come back. " "He hasnt touched his bike since jomopro 09"

wrong information ; Monaco could have watched him mid April 2009 during NinjaSpin, not a lot of smiles but he was still sooo sick, 3rd place (and 18 consecutive whoppers in the whopper contest), what a beast!!
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: tod miller on April 22, 2011, 03:32:18 AM
Seems Justin has drive in anything he chooses to do.  Got to give the guy props for that! :beer:
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: kabirun on April 22, 2011, 05:10:48 AM
Great guy!! he should make a come back with a frame called something like: the Miller lite'
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: SNOOP on April 22, 2011, 05:18:41 AM
^^^^^ I always invisioned him learning halfhiker kickflip to halfpacker... And calling it "Millet lite." With the hitch to backpacker flip being "Miller" of course. lol
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: FlatismŽ on April 22, 2011, 01:29:46 PM
Bring Miller and Sam foxy back into the game, and flatland will get interesting again.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Metaphore on April 22, 2011, 02:06:09 PM
^^^^^ I always invisioned him learning halfhiker kickflip to halfpacker... And calling it "Millet lite." With the hitch to backpacker flip being "Miller" of course. lol

He already does (or did) that trick. Halfhiker kickflip to halfpacker. He did it in the best combo run in Cologne a few years back, but Sam Foakes took the win.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: 2flat2furious on April 22, 2011, 07:02:18 PM
Bring Miller and Sam foxy back into the game, and flatland will get interesting again.

Sam used to get robbed at contests unless it was in the UK. Miller used to sometimes have trouble overseas too despite pretty much flawless ultra difficult runs.

Just something to think about.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Federico RZ on April 22, 2011, 08:24:34 PM
Quote
Sam used to get robbed at contests unless it was in the UK. Miller used to sometimes have trouble overseas too despite pretty much flawless ultra difficult runs.

Just something to think about.

Please TJ explain that.  :huh:
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: jmctigret on April 22, 2011, 11:57:55 PM

 Jedi Master on bikes "Justin Miller
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Paul Chamberlain on April 23, 2011, 04:00:13 AM
Let's not focus on the issues between Martti and Justin. We all make mistakes. I'm listening to Kanye West right now and I'm sure I'll live to regret that someday even though it seems like the right thing to do now.

1) Best or not Justin is still the only rider EVER to teach Martti a thing or two about kickflips.

2) One day he will bring sexy back. A can of Paps. A mullet. A six shooter. And a f*cking kickflip Katrina whilst looking TA in the eye.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Paul Chamberlain on April 23, 2011, 04:02:25 AM
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Sam used to get robbed at contests unless it was in the UK. Miller used to sometimes have trouble overseas too despite pretty much flawless ultra difficult runs.

Just something to think about.

Please TJ explain that.  :huh:

It's judges bias man. Natural thing. Like it or not it's hard to rob your friends so when sh*t's close you give them the benefit of the doubt. That's how it is and no one can deny it. If you really can't decide it's just easier to choose the local hero.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: 2flat2furious on April 24, 2011, 12:42:23 AM
Voodoo jam 07 or 08 I think it was. Sam hits like 3 1:00-1:30 long rolling links, ends up qualifying 9th. I had him in top 3.

That's really unacceptable when the qualifying runs really were not that close. I think the same thing happened to Justin in Europe a few times. Judging over there at times, really sucks hard unless of course the contest is in France and you are French.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Ness on April 24, 2011, 02:17:54 AM
I wish he could ride again someday!!!!! es mi inspiracion
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Lee on April 26, 2011, 03:15:50 AM
why did terry ask him how he paid for his house?  and then about other things he owned?  oh yeah, everyones obsessed with money these days.  obnoxious.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: PSchoolen on April 26, 2011, 04:48:18 AM
why did terry ask him how he paid for his house?  and then about other things he owned?  oh yeah, everyones obsessed with money these days.  obnoxious.

1) Where did he ask Justin how much he paid for his house? I must have missed that part.

2) Where did he ask about anything he owned other than his rental properties? Terry and Justin are best friends and both earn part of their living by investing in rental properties. That is not being obsessed about money. Its called earning a living and providing for your family. Both Terry and Justin work hard to do that and I have a lot of respect for both of them.

3) Who is being obnoxious?
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: tod miller on April 26, 2011, 04:59:25 AM
^^^ Yep, unfortunately, riding flat doesn't pay the bills.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Paradoxium on April 26, 2011, 06:53:28 AM
why did terry ask him how he paid for his house?  and then about other things he owned?  oh yeah, everyones obsessed with money these days.  obnoxious.

The mods have asked you nicely a few times to behave here and you say ok, then keep going with negativity again and again and again. You call out people, make sexist remarks, follow people around to bug them, troll, post valueable threads in fight club and now call out pros. Unfortunately I'm deleting your account. Not for one mistake, but daily mistakes ok. It sucks but must be done.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: jmctigret on April 26, 2011, 06:58:09 AM
you know what will pay the bills??? Rock Walks and Track Stands type of tricks not Adam Kun Monster Whip. Want proof?
 If you did well the first trick in the first picture not only you make over 100 k a year you will also get a gold bike..lol


Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: jmctigret on April 26, 2011, 07:07:48 AM

just joking! To me Adam Kun trick Monster Whip is the trick of the year or even last year.
As for staying on topic Justin Miller was super smooth and had a great flow to him that made super hard tricks look like nothing. I hope that guy comes back one day, going to miss his riding.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: ?uest on April 26, 2011, 06:54:07 PM
why did terry ask him how he paid for his house?  and then about other things he owned?  oh yeah, everyones obsessed with money these days.  obnoxious.

1) Where did he ask Justin how much he paid for his house? I must have missed that part.

2) Where did he ask about anything he owned other than his rental properties? Terry and Justin are best friends and both earn part of their living by investing in rental properties. That is not being obsessed about money. Its called earning a living and providing for your family. Both Terry and Justin work hard to do that and I have a lot of respect for both of them.

3) Who is being obnoxious?



I think terry and justin are very smart for investing in their future NOW why they have the opportunity to do so. After you bring someone else into your life, you have to start thinking ahead of what the future might bring
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: metalbmxer on April 26, 2011, 07:01:56 PM
I would hope he never competes again...
we can all type his name in to watch old videos.

why come back only to tarnish one's own name? look at brett farve's mistake.

I would wish that if he ever does return it is not to appease others, but rather to fulfill an overwhelming self desire.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Burd on April 26, 2011, 07:20:38 PM
I would hope he never competes again...
we can all type his name in to watch old videos.

why come back only to tarnish one's own name? look at brett farve's mistake.

I would that if he ever does return it is not to appease others, but rather to fulfill an overwhelming self desire.

Agreed.  What I wish is that he starts riding again but not competing... just working on new stuff and filming it.  But you know he won't do that.
Title: Re: Justin Miller Interview by Terry Adams
Post by: Metaphore on September 15, 2016, 11:43:05 AM
GRAVEDIGGING


Saw that the last post I made on this forum was in this topic, back in 2011.
Wanted to check the interview with Justin Miller again but it appears to be offline on Terry's site.
Anyone have a backup link or saved it somewhere?