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Brian Kachinsky

Brian Kachinsky, a.k.a. BK, is a smart and humble guy. 

This University of Wisconsin graduate has a ton of energy and always funnels his positive vibes into his BMX riding or his entrepreneurial endeavors. He is the proud owner and operator of The Bakery -- a private, indoor BMX paradise located near his home in Chicago. Brian joined the Vans team this year and in 2014, will be rocking Vans from head to toe.

Interview

WHAT SHOE DO YOU RIDE? 

Chukka Low

WHAT SHOE DO YOU CHILL IN? 

Ludlow

WHAT’S YOUR BIKE SET-UP? 

DK team frame (21") with DK parts and Primo wheels. It’s light, strong, simple, fast and brakeless.

WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?

China and Russia are always an adventure, but any trip anywhere is fun when you have awesome people with you. 

 

WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD OR BEEN TOLD?

I’ve heard a few but promised not to repeat them.

FAVORITE VANS RIDER? 

Gary Young

WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?

I wish I could do good turndowns and lookbacks. I have done them, but they look gross. Can someone give me lessons?

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

Losing loved ones is always the worst, but it also makes you appreciate the important people you have in your life.

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF BMX?

I love traveling and experiencing new cultures. Meeting new people and seeing new places are passions of mine.

LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ OR MAGAZINE YOU LOOKED AT?

I’m currently reading Lost on Planet China and it’s pretty hilarious because I can relate to a lot of it from personal experience.

FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?

Travis Scott – “Upper Echelon”
Twista  -- “Get Me”
Bun B  -- “Pushin’”
Bueno  -- “Some Type of Way”
Cam’ron -- “Get It in Ohio”

FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR ANY ROAD TRIP?

DK “Golf” bag, an iPhone for photos and keeping in touch with friends; olloclip Fisheye lens and “dad cam” to capture second angles; a toothbrush, floss and deodorant; my passport.