Always down to send it with the homies, TJ Ellis is a dirt specialist.
We’re not introducing anyone new here; TJ Ellis has been an established Pro for nearly 10 years. His determination and skill has kept him around the scene and after being part on the Vans family for most of that time, he is finally being rewarded with a spot on the Pro team. Not only a dirt rider, TJ has signed up for park events too. He’s down to flip-whip the spine and blast a quarter. It’s so rad to see and feel the excitement in his riding -you never know what’s coming!
WHAT SHOE DO YOU RIDE?
Half Cab Pro
WHAT SHOE DO YOU CHILL IN?
WHAT’S YOUR BIKE SET-UP?
Right now I'm running Huckers signature frame with a basic set up that's simple and strong
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
The best trip I've been on was to Barcelona, Spain. That place is full of os much epic stuff to do.
WHAT'S THE BEST STORY YOU'VE EVER HEARD OR BEEN TOLD?
The story of Steve Jobs.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
My favorite is definitely Cory Nastazio.
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
720 whips. That trick hunts me.
WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
I had a drop foot for a few months from a nerve injury and I didn't know when I would be able to walk or ride again. Taht was a trippy situation.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF BMX?
Outside of BMX, I like making music, snowboarding and livin life to the fullest.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ OR MAGAZINE YOU LOOKED AT?
A book called "Talent is Overrated" by Geoff Colvin.
FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?
We Dem Boyz
Im A Boss
FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR ANY ROAD TRIP?
Bike, sweets, friends, music and a camera.