And lets not forget about that local hero that tells everyone that he is a "pro", and kids eat it up like candy corn on halloween. they are all the same, chances are, they teach kids how to do tailwhips at their local park and probably get a boner signing their names on little kids helmets. back in the day shrewsbury had keith goguen southbridge still has airin rosso and now taunton has joe nelson. that mentallity is the worst thing for bmx. kids come in the shop and all they talk about is being pro and being sponsored and how awesome their local self proclaimed pro nelson is. and it doesent even have anything to do with them calling themselves "professionals" because i could care less if joe shmo wants to call himself a pro bike rider. its that hes teaching kids that riding bmx is about training and practicing so you get helmet sponsors and attention and not about having fun on your bike and not worrying about learning tailwhips and barspins.
i asked jake honesto about it and he actually figured it out. he said " its a math equation and i have mastered it.. tailwhips X children = better bmx. the more kids that learn how to do tailwhips..the better bmx will be" he might have a point...
start training and someday you will be a "pro".
Or stop worrying about it and someday you will have fun riding your bike.
lets weigh out the pros and cons...