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WHO IS? Denis Smith

If you’ve picked up a copy of issue 201 already, then you’ll no doubt recognise this name from the Gallery section. If you haven’t picked up a copy of issue 201 yet, then you should do that now, but you also might already be aware of Denis Smith. Denis is a young Chester street boss who does it for DUB, with some amazing crankflip and whip tech.

Adam Lievesley met up with him to shoot a few things while we penned a few questions to get to know Denis a little better. Onward.

Photos: Adam Lievesley

Q&A with Denis Smith

– Where are you from, what do you do?

Live in Chester, England and I work in aircraft manufacturing.

– How’s your local scene?

In terms of people riding, it’s real good as there’s quite a few riders now. Some heavy hitters were made here in Chester, good examples are Alex Pindard Baden (Pibs) and Owain Clegg. Only thing missing in Chester is a bike shop.

– Are you hooked up by anyone?

Currently ride for DUB and Alan’s BMX shop.
I’m also on flow for Seventies Distribution but not sure what’s happening with that.

– What kind of spots float your boat?

Love a nice rail or bank.

– Are you picky or do you try to ride anything?

Only picky when it comes to huge drops apart from that I’ll ride anything and make the most of it.

– What are your fav tricks at the moment?

Definitely tailwhips and crankflips.

– where do you typically ride?

Spend most of my time chilling at local outdoor skateparks, big up Cop and Kway. However when the weather’s a bit grim I’ve got the Boneyard skatepark 5 minutes down the road and it’s the best. I do venture out to ride other cities when I’ve got motivation but that seems to have gone recently.

– What’s your dream place to ride?


– Who are your biggest influences in BMX?

Lewis Mills, Sean Burns, Dennis Enarson.

– What do you like about those guys?

I like Lewis’ style, Sean’s craziness and Dennis’ huuuge sends.

– What or who are your influences outside BMX?

Money lol. Can’t do anything without it really, need it to travel and enjoy myself and most importantly buy food. I love food.

– Future plans… Where are you riding, what are you working on?

Thinking about moving to Australia in the future, I love it there. Currently I’m just chilling. Hopefully I’ll get some motivation soon to carry on filming for my section in the new DUB DVD which is in the works.

– Shoutouts?



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