Brett Banasiewicz Tweets His Face Off

October 13, 2010



Tweet Your Face Off with Brett Banasiewicz (@imaddog9)
Wednesday October 13, 2010

“Tweet Your Face Off” is a weekly interview series hosted by @AlliSports on twitter where the fans have their chance to weigh in by submitting questions to the guest. Follow Alli Sports on twitter and send in your own questions next week for the chance to win cool prizes!

Brett Banasiewicz made his Dew Tour in 2009 and finished 11th overall in BMX Park with a 3rd place finish in SLC. In 2010, not only did he qualify to ride both Park and Dirt, but he also won the first two dirt comps of the season. This year in Portland, he nearly became the 3rd rider to win two events at the same stop when he finished 2nd in BMX Park. Brett comes to Vegas with the BMX Dirt points lead and hopes to take home the Dew Cup. He took some time on Wednesday to Tweet His Face Off with us.

Q: On a scale of 1-10, How awesome is the movie Face-Off?


A: i havent even seen it, but when i do, ill tell you what i think


Q: You just turned 16. Did you get your learner’s permit & did you buy yourself a car yet?


A: i haven’t been home enough to take the driving test 😦 and no i haven’t gotten a car yet, maybe #subaru will help me out


Q from @ridertech: Where is your favorite place to ride?


A: my favorite place is probably @davemirra‘s animal house, with dave and @danieldhers


Q: If you were old enough to gamble, what number would you bet on the roulette wheel this weekend (0 thru 36) and why?


A: i would choose…… uhmm 16. cause i just turned 16 🙂


Sounds like a good tip. If I win on 16, I’ll give you a percentage


50% works


Q: Growing up in South Bend, how did you get into BMX and not Notre Dame Football?


A: i guess football just wasnt my game~plan and i loved riding bikes, and not throwing pig skin


Q: Do you have any pre-contest superstitions?


A: putting my pads on my legs, right to left, thats it


Q: If your iPod were to get erased today, what is the first thing you would put back on


A: the new @liltunechi “i am not a human” mixtape. i lovelove weezy #freeweezy, and the new @BostonsBoy mixtape. #goeshard


Q: You told us about the double rainbow in SLC. Will we see one all the way across the sky in Vegas?


A: i will see what i can do here for #vegasss


Q from @Bmx_Kitchen: What is the double rainbow?


A: The double rainbow is amazing, and I dont know what it means, the Double Rainbow is a cashroll nohander


Q: When you got the message from @RyanNyquist saying he learned the cashroll, what did you think? http://bit.ly/dpWpRd


A: A: i was actually with @Danieldhers when i got the message, we both listened to it on speaker and had a good laugh 🙂



Q from @RobArmour123: Why did you have to take my underwear this morning?


A: cause it was my underwear in the first place, @ethika most amazing underwear


Q from @zarrinalam: How did you get the nickname Maddog?


A: i used to wear a helmet with pull over puppy ears, i wish i had a picture


Q from @jessicat27: Would u ever switch from ridin BMX dirt comps to ridin FMX or other Motocross comps?


A: probably not, im not very great on a motorbike hahah


Q from @livordie: What’s it like to have @catfishcatfish as your mentor and road dad?


A: lets just say. i wouldnt have been half the places i have been with out him, mad props to gramps


Q from @bradrocks1469: If you were required to ride someone else’s bike whose would you ride?


A: probably my boy @RobArmour123, his bike or @Danieldhers so i can maybe bust his back wheele:)hahahah just kiddin


Q from @nicksummerlot: what are you wearing?


A: @Rockstar_Energy hat, @etniesBMX shirt an shoes, @levis 510 cords, brown and nike socks


Q from @robarmour123: Who would win in a fight, a taco or a grilled cheese?


A: I’d have to choose a taco, no doubt.


Q from @Bmx_kitchen: What r u goin to do with the mopeds we just rented and r bein dropped off now?


A: gonna RIDE!!!!


Last Question: from @hiimkaylaaa: What’s impacted you most in life?


A: traveling the world doing what i love, i couldnt ask for more and i thank everyone that has helped with erything!


Thanks for joining us today Brett. Enjoy those mopeds and best of luck this weekend. I’ll let you know how 16 goes.

For more on the BMX Dirt finals, head over the the mothership


Bucky Lasek Tweets His Face Off!

June 30, 2010


Tweet Your Face Off with Bucky Lasek (@buckylasek)
Friday, June 25th, 2010

“Tweet Your Face Off” is a weekly interview series hosted by @AlliSports on twitter where the fans have their chance to weigh in by submitting questions to the guest. Follow Alli Sports on twitter and send in your own questions next week for the chance to win cool prizes!

Over the course of Bucky’s two-decade plus career, he’s proved time and again to be the fiercest, and most composed of any competitor on the pipe. With a never say die attitude, a perfectionist’s approach to putting together contest runs, and an uncanny ability to pull out a miracle when necessary, Bucky Lasek has taken home multiple Dew Cups, back to back X Games vert golds (twice), Vans Triple Crown titles, etc, etc. Bucky and his wife Jen have three daughters and live in San Diego, with the world’s largest private bowl right in the backyard. And yes, he’s great at skating that too. If you want to learn more about Bucky’s private bowl, pick up the upcoming issue of Skateboard Mag to read a special feature on it.

Bucky took some time to hang out with us in the TD Garden locker rooms before practice, and answer some of your questions.

Q: On a scale of 1-10, How awesome is the movie Face-Off?

A: Haven’t seen it.

(Ed. Note: I will assume that you watched it and it was so awesome it rocked your memory)

Q: In Tony Hawk Pro Skater, would you play as yourself, or someone else?

A: I just went through the game and made sure I was right. But I never played. That’s probably why I got kicked off. I prefer the real thing. […]


#TYFO with Zoo York

June 18, 2010


Tweet Your Face Off with Zoo York (@ZOOYORKINST)
Thursday, June 17th, 2010

“Tweet Your Face Off” is a weekly interview series hosted by @AlliSports on twitter where the fans have their chance to weigh in by submitting questions to the guest. Follow Alli Sports on twitter and send in your own questions next week for the chance to win cool prizes!

Born out of the vision to keep the spirit of skateboarding and graffiti alive and well on the East Coast, Rodney Smith launched Zoo York in 1993. The company is backed by the Zoo Crew which includes original NYC graffiti artists, designers, musicians, new and old school skateboarders, and some of the biggest names in the BMX and surf communities. Zoo York is a family of individuals who share the common goal of leading a fulfilling life based on what they love to do. One of the biggest names in the Zoo Crew is 16-year-old skateboarding phenom Chaz Ortiz. Chaz Ortiz won the Gatorade Free Flow Tour in 2007, and followed that up by winning the skate park Dew Cup in 2008, his rookie year on the Dew Tour.

That buzz you hear is not a vuvuzela, but rather the return of #TYFO

Our guest this week is @ZOOYORKINST represented by their brand manager, @SeamusDeegan

I’ve got a Zoo York Deck, Hat & T-Shirt up for grabs so send in those questions for a chance to win

Q: On a scale of 1-10, How awesome is the movie Face-Off?

A: hahaha, great starter…pretty awesome c’mon its Nic Cage!

A: Friend of the @ZOOYORKINST @anthonyshetler could be a good stunt/body double actually for Cage […]