Interview : Jimmy Button – An American Legend


(Jimmy after his crash in US Supercross, 2000..)..

Jimmy supported the Trip of Legends Of The Road ..

We had the chance to talk with the Legendary “BTNFLY'”..


Jérôme Faraill / TACTIC.MEDIA : Jimmy, you were a part of this legendary trip across the US, we all remember your bike ride to collect funds for the Foundation “Road2Recovery”, what’s the main thing You wanted to place by supporting this adventure..?

Jimmy Button : For me this project is important for many reasons. Often when a rider is injured with something as life altering as paralysis it is quite difficult to find yourself and to understand your own self-worth. I want this program each year to help be abridge for these athletes to get past what has happened and move to the next chapter in life. This is much easier said than done for sure, but we want to help provide that bridge to the future..


Jérôme Faraill / TACTIC.MEDIA : We know that You still suffer from your big crash during a Supercross race, how do you feel today..?

Jimmy Button : Today I am doing OK. I am still in pain everyday, some days are better than others, but I’m doing ok. With a big injury like this it really never goes away..


Jérôme Faraill / TACTIC.MEDIA : If something would be found to make You recover all your capacities with the help of technology one day, could we see You back on a bike for fun or You feel “too old to ride”..?

Jimmy Button : I don’t think I would ride. I’m not sure but I think this would be the situation. From my view, once you’ve ridden at the top level it is really difficult to go backwards. Its now been almost 18 years since I have ridden so even if my body was 100% my skill level would now be so low that I don’t think it would be fun. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think this is more of  dream……! (Smile..)


You can support a nice cause by a donation here Road2Recovery ..

(Exclusive Interview © 2017 TACTIC.MEDIA, Photos : Special thanks to Jimmy Button)



(US Version)


TACTIC.MEDIA / Jérôme Faraill : Nate, what is the Trick you are the most proud to have realized..?

NATE “PATCHY'” ADAMS : I have 2 favorite tricks actually ! Lazy boy flip and flat-spin 360’s…both tricks have a very ‘flowy’ feel to them when executed correctly. Love em !


TACTIC.MEDIA / Jérôme Faraill : Do you think that the FMX has arrived at his best ever..? No more new evolutions..?? (new Tricks..?)

NATE “PATCHY'” ADAMS : Not at all !!! The sky is the limit really. With XGames and Nitro Circus Tours and World Games, there is so much progression still happening in FMX ! Special ramps are being built making tricks like front flips and body varials more obtainable for the riders. Not to mention quarter pipes. And now with airbags replacing foam pits, that’s a whole new avenue for riders to progress their tricks and at the same time minimize the risk of injury…or death. And that’s no joke. It’s serious. 
TACTIC.MEDIA / Jérôme Faraill : Can we make more evolutions on the motos..?
NATE “PATCHY'” ADAMS : I definitely see that coming in the near future, FMX specific motocross bikes. Alta motors is already far down the road in developing an all electric bike. It looks and performs awesome ! I think manufacturers would be smart to consider FMX when they build their motocross bikes.
TACTIC.MEDIA / Jérôme Faraill : In the past, each Freestyler came from Motocross.. Do you think that now a rider can do Freestyle without having rode in MX..?
NATE “PATCHY'” ADAMS : Yea that is true. And yes, there will definitely be top FMX riders in the future (maybe even presently) that have never raced a motocross race ! In the past people had a tendency to think that FMX didn’t build bike riding / handling skills. But I don’t agree ! Look at how many awesome bmx riders are out there who never raced, only dirt jumped and rode skate parks ? I think the same is happening in the FMX world.
The courses we ride and the tricks we execute demand and require professional level bike riding and handling abilities. Ya can’t have one without the other. In the progression of a rider advancing his tricks, abilities to ride the professional FMX courses and all the while handle the pressure of being watched by a panel of judges while riding in front of 10’s of thousands of people, the bike skills come along with the progression of everything else. They go hand in hand. A rider that is not developing the bike skills, but maybe only learning tricks, will not be able to fly overseas to an FMX contest, ride a borrowed bike and execute his run on a course on which he’s only had 10-15 minutes of practice. It’s a tough job, but this is the process that lets the best rise to the top !!
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(Exclusive Interview, © 2017 TACTIC.MEDIA. Thanks to Nate Adams, Jimmy Button from “TeamWass”, Photos : Nate Adams / TeamWass)