Name: Ricky Casanova
Hometown: Torres de la Alameda, Madrid
If you were not a FMX rider, what would you be?
That’s a tough one…I’d stay in the action sports world. Parachuting looks good, for example.
But you are, so please tell when and why did you start riding?
I started motocross at the age of 13 and FMX when I was 18. My life took an 180º turn. I feel good doing FMX and I love this world, the people I meet, the travelling and many other great things.
When did you know a pro FMX rider is what you wanted to be?
Ever since I was young and we went to watch the X-Fighters. I was only a kid and for me FMX looked so crazy, but in 2010 I dedicated my entire life to it and started to focus on it. It was the best decision ever.
Greatest accomplishment as an FMX rider?
I’ve won some trophies but FMX is not only about prizes. It’s about the people, riding in different places and good adventures. Each show and competition has it’s own history.
Best FMX memory?
First FMX show in May of 2011.
One word to describe FMX?
If we asked your best friends to describe you with 3 words, what would those words be?
Another tough one! I’ll have to ask them but one might be confident. That’s what I always try to be.
What is the longest time you haven’t been on your bike?
What are you doing when you are not on your bike?
Studying English and Italian, street workouts, gym…
How many travel days do you get in a year?
More each year … I don’t know exactly but I spent many hours driving.
How was your 2014?
It was good. I joined the Battery Family, did some good shows and had good experiences.
What’s going down in 2015? I’ll push myself every single day to improve my trick list, do more shows, and reach my goals.
What “keeps you going”, on top of Battery energy drinks of course? FMX is my life, so I have dedicated a big part of my time for it. It is what I do and what I want to do for many years to come. It’s what makes me happy. This is it.
Which is your favorite Battery Energy Drink? Sugarfree
FMX Ricky Casanova Biography
All Battery Family members
- David Gegundez(Skateboarding)
- Ivar Kruusenberg(Snowboard cross)
- Jade Cárdenas(Surfing)
- Jere Tynkkynen(Snowcross)
- Jyri Keskiaho(FSX)
- Kristiina Nisula(Snowboarding)
- Kristiina Nyman(Snowboarding + Wakeboarding)
- Matti Suur-Hamari(Snowboarding)
- Merika Enne(Snowboarding)
- Ricky Casanova(FMX)
- Rico Tubbs(DJ)
- SMPL(Freeskiing collective)
- VIP BARTENDERS(Flairtending)