Adam Banton - @adambanton
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Riding since: 1987
Frame: Grim Reaper
Sponsors: Eastern Bikes, Garden of Life, C.T.i, Play Again Now, Never Summer Industries
Hometown: Nokesville, VA.
What is your favorite type of riding? Tough question and has changed over the years, but I would say anything that you can get tech on, do strange different things and be creative, whether it’s a odd obstacle to ride or a super boring generic one, I like to try and come up with tricks, or moves from inside my own head. It is always a new challenge no matter what or where you are riding. One of the most satisfying feelings is linking an idea you had and making it reality at an old boring spot, I love that.
Do you remember the first thing you did on a bike? Nope. It was too long ago (hahahah). But I bet I had the kinda look on my face that you get when you discover something tremendously amazing and exciting. Actually, I do have a few though, making dirt jumps by myself back in the day, solo vert sessions scaring myself and planing the head game. I rode a lot by myself so music was kinda my "crew" I would ride with, later this definitely shape my ears to being a big influence on and off my bike.
Where are some of your favorite places that you have traveled too? Definitely Germany, France and Singapore, Colorado and Utah are super awesome. I actually moved to Utah for 3 years because I liked it so much. After that it was Lake Tahoe, I moved there as well for a year. Tahoe is amazing. I have learned to appreciate and enjoy where ever I am.
You also are heavily into music and have a few albums out. Where can people listen and buy it at? I’ve been playing music for almost as long as I have been riding. www.iTunes.com/adambanton is where you can listen and buy all four albums, or Bandcamp.com is a great way to listen/browse them, they are all different, but but all instrumental.
What is a perfect riding session to you? Friends, warm, slight overcast day. Fun creative spots. It could be anything. Curb cut, pool, park, ledge, trails or all of them!