50STUNT.COM Interview with Josef Götherskjöld
Josef won both rounds of the 50stunt.com Supermoto Streetstyle Video Comp, 2011 in the Supermoto class. He straight kills it out in Sweeden on his KTM. The powerdrifiting combos, straight line combos, and urban assualt earned him the cash prize of $500 each round. I got to chat with him to learn more about what makes him tick, and motivates him to rip a motocross bike on the streets! I cant wait to see what he comes up with for the 2012 season, its gonna be sick, thats for sure! check out the video section http://www.50stunt.com/product_p/streetstyle%20video%20comp.htm to see the winning clips. Defenetly a must see rider!
Where do you live?
Swedens second largets city: Gothenburg
How long have you been riding?
Startet to ride on my supemoto moped 2006 when i was 16 years old.
Why do you ride supermoto street style?
I startet on the 50cc supermoto, Best years in my life. Then I started to stunt sportbike for two seasons and lost the inspiration. Now I am back on the supermoto and it´s simply the most versatile over all fun experience you can get on a bike. Cheep to maintain and and easy to handle. But most of all fun whether you riding the city streets or if your in the parking lot doing slow speed stuff.
What are your favorite riding spots?
Gothenburgs harbor area.
What are your favorite tricks?
Pulling long straight line combos on the way to the riding spot!
What riders influence your style?
The supermoto stunt man Ryan Moore is ofc a big inspiration source, But I got most of the style from younger stuntriders from France riding 50cc supermotos like stunt4ever and Vdv Team back in the days.
What motivates you to ride?
The feeling than your on top of the world when you learn new stuff!
What new tricks are you working on now?
Combo powerdrifting and using urban obstacles as part of the tricks is on top of the list now that I am back on the supermoto!
How often do you practice?
Unfortunately the riding season is very short in Sweden. At best I am out 4 times a week riding when the weather allows it. But usually between 1 or 2 time a week during the summer.
What sponsors help make it possible for you to ride?
Maxxis makes sure that my bikes got good and fresh tires. And Pimpstar keeps my from riding nude!
Is there anyone in your life that helps support your riding and keep you motivated to continue?
During my time as a stuntrider I have got lots of support from people all around me. Could never have done it without them, stuntriders like Nickls Ek and my old Sponsor Srh Clothing have helped me a lot. But most of all my friends and fellow team members in GBGX3M.
Can you give any advise to riders that are learning?
Like a wise guy said in a galaxy far away. Feel don’t think. Keep practicing, theory won´t get you anywhere.
What do you do when you are not riding?
I earn my living on a gokarting track, Love to edit film, And just chilling with my crew.
Where can people see more of your riding?
If you are in the neighborhood stop by Arendal Beach on a sunny summer night and you will find me riding on the parkinglot for sure. Otherwise check my youtube channel Beckman90 or http://www.pimpstarlife.com.