The first time I saw Tom Van Den Bogaard must have been around 7 years ago during a miniramp jam in his village, Aarle-Rixtel. Back then he was doing tuck to fakies and rode all day while we were drinking beers.
Quickly after that, 040BMXPark in Eindhoven opened and he progressed so quickly because of that huge park with pure transitions. Watching him ride 040BMXPark is truly insane, he has every line on lock, (as seen in his latest Tall Order edit) has almost an Aitken-esque style and is often compared to him but is also always able to throw down the big tricks like a triple downwhip over a box.
While still being 21 years old we are definitely going to see more from this kid and looking forward to seeing what the future is going to bring for him!
Words and photos by Aaron Zwaal