Street and Park rider Kriss Kyle is sponsored by brands including BSD, Nike, Red Bull, Unit 23 and Sourcebmxshop. Born on 25th March 1992 in Dumbarton, Kriss has been on a BMX since the age of 10, ripping round his family’s hometown of Stranraer and dreaming of becoming a pro rider.
He notched up his first major competition win at the Transgression Skatepark Jam in Edinburgh in 2008, and built on that success by moving into Unit 23 BMX park in Dumbarton. He went on to take first place at the Nike 6.0/BSD Jam in 2011, as well as being part of the team which finished eighth at the Nike 6.0-sponsored ‘The Pool’ event later that year.
In 2012, he made his entrance onto the European scene, competing at Simple Session in Tallinn, Red Bull Skylines in Paris and Red Bull Metro Pipe in Madrid, before returning home to take part in Empire of Dirt at London’s Alexandra Palace. 2012 also saw the release of ‘Dig Deep’, which, with over 200,000 views, was one of the top five BMX edits of the year.
Since the move to Unit 23, there is little doubt that Kriss has transformed himself into one of the most energetic and exciting Park riders in the world. Competing on his custom-made signature BSD frame, he now regularly competes with the world’s best, fighting it out for the top spot at events such as the 2013 X Games in Germany and Spain.