Groms up to bat - Anthony Messere Interview

Jan 14, 2008 at 18:39
by Anthony Messere  
My name is Tyler Staples and I'm a good friend of Anthony Messeres. The two of us sat down and decided to do a short interview of Anthony to showcase his riding in photo and film with some words thrown into the mix. Anthony is 11 years old and has been riding mountain bikes for 6 years now and is hoping to reach a few of his new goals this biking season.

Enjoy!TS-So introduce yourself!

AM-Ok well..um I'm 11 years old and from Vancover B.C and I'm into all kinds of biking and absolutely love the sport!

TS-What is your game plan for the 2008 year?

AM-Well I plan to enter some competitions to see how I do up against kids my own age and I want to ride hard and have fun!

TS-What type of clothes do you prefer to ride in?

AM-Well I really like to ride in jeans and a nice t-shirt with a nice sweater so I can look good for the ladies-ha!


TS-Ha ha who is your favorite rider and why?

AM-Well I have two; one Cameron McCaul because he is an amazing rider and he rides because he loves it. Another is Andreu Lacondeguy because he rides well and has a funny personality. Not saying I don't like Canadian riders!

TS-What is your favorite bike movie?

AM-I'm gonna have to say NWD 7 or Live Free, Die Hard because they're both full of crazy things!


TS-So what do you prefer to ride?

AS-Well I really like dirt jumps because you can hit them HUGE and learn a lot of tricks! I also love freeriding - like hitting drops and big booters.

TS-Where is your favorite place to ride?

AS-I'm gonna have to say whistler or Pipeline because they both have stuff that you can hit big or just kinda relax and flow.

TS-Well I think I've asked enough, oh wait, what's your favorite food?

AM-Hmm let's see... well I love eating ice cream because I enjoy eating a lot and getting a brain freeze!

TS-Nice! What Flavor?

AM-Oh right vanilla!


That's all, so enjoy the video with Anthony:

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By:Tyler staples (good friend)


83 Comments

  • 14 3
 your hella better then the last kid... props!
  • 2 1
 man that other kid was pretty good. don't mess with him!
  • 5 1
 Nice man, definitely keep it up. It's amazing how much control you have of a bike that's almost 3/4 of your height. Just don't make the mistake I did when I turned 16 and got a license..... Still regret that one.
  • 4 1
 In the past few months i have seen a bunch of flicks of him in the photo section. I was always very impressed. So young and small yet stylish and pulling big moves, FOR AN **11 YR OLD**.

wayyyy better then last dude that pinkbike shocased on the headlines.
  • 1 0
 stop saying the other kid was bad. he is good too. he hit some pretty big stuff.
  • 3 0
 wow, the thing that amazes me is how he finds the strength to do all that on a full suss that size, he's tiny and only 11, therefore no proper muscle growth. Im 14 (but the size and build of a 16/17yr old), and Im proper drained after every hit having just converted to full sussers, he really is increadible, and has way more balls than any one twice his size (metaphorically speaking of course). Keep shredding. Im not jelous. Honest.
  • 2 0
 this kids got a wicked future if he keeops on rippin as hard as he does, think bout it, by the time hes 15/16, he'll be as good as the pros are when they're like 20-24, this kid HAS skill, hes ridin a bike that almost the size of him and hittin massive gaps, and throwing trixs of'em, somebody please sponsor this kid!
  • 1 0
 at 162 he comes so close to nose diving and crashing. still a no hander is pretty dope. especially with a heavy fork like the dirt jumper 4. man you get some serious props from me. if i ever go an a road trip to bc i will search this kid out and enjoy his skills. hey anthony if you read this you are one cool kid!
  • 6 1
 he really need some 24''
  • 5 1
 that bike is too big for him but he seems to throw it around pretty good!
  • 2 2
 I also thought the bike was too big for him.. I guess he will grow into it though. Awesome riding and keep it up. Let me know if you ever make it out on the east coast for racing or downhilling. Downhill Mike
  • 0 0
 crazy, only problem is 99 percent of kids that good at that age stop by the time there 16,no question if you stick with it youl be a big name pro,but you better be as dedicated as you look cuz it would be a shame to see you quit oneday. but this looks promising so keep going buddie,your so good.
  • 1 0
 He's a great rider (although unfortunately his bike is very big for him) but I am totally skeptical that he's wearing a sweater "for the ladies." He's 11. There are no "ladies" at 11.
  • 3 0
 There is raisins though!
  • 4 0
 yeah anthony sounds good
  • 2 0
 My god, that kid is half my size and half my age and he could freakin own me...I hope he keeps riding!
  • 3 1
 THAT MIGHT BE THE MOST ANNOYING SONG I'VE EVER HEARD. But the kid is good. Keep ripping buddy.
  • 0 0
 Anyone remember that quote from the credits of The Collective? The one about beer, cars, girls, and bikes? And how you can have all four, not just three? I hope this little pinner remembers....
  • 2 0
 the kid is good but all of his pics are of fly outs!!!
  • 1 0
 lol nice anthony but i have to say u can like barley pull any thing on ur big bike only on ur bmx lol ur good
  • 1 0
 Hey Anthony its your neighbor Mike, how bout puttin up that vid of you jumpin off your roof, remember that day? LOL
  • 0 0
 your good, i liked the north shore drop near the end, nice one and your young so id like to see a video of you in like 5 years when your like unbelievably good Big Grin
  • 0 0
 jheldt shut up i think your just jelous or somthing or you would let it go, just one question tho, do they have comps for your age, if they do im sure youd do well tho
  • 0 0
 hahah well sometimes i gotta lie about how old i am so i can do comps ahaha and watch out for my new video comming out in like december haah
  • 1 0
 2011 anthony messere is one of the best slopestyle riders in the world doing better than his favorite riders
  • 2 1
 this kid shreds hard... especially for his age.
  • 1 0
 keep on the good riding little dude...
  • 1 0
 this kid is pretty kickin
  • 2 2
 dude, you're gonna be amazing when you're 15, i wish i started biking at the same age as you did, keep up the sick riding
  • 0 2
 I wouldnt pull half the shizz this big guys pullin! this guy is mental! and just in case you dont beleve onetimetwotime yeh hes only !!!!11 YEARS OLD!!!!
  • 1 0
 holy shit that drop at the end was huge. amazing
  • 0 0
 ya really you faggit this is important, kid rips shit up probly see him in NWD one day
  • 0 0
 lets watch him when hes in nwd then
  • 0 0
 Hey ur the one who frame cased the 5set in south surrey bike park nic video!!
  • 0 0
 Wow!! Nice! He is a lil' dude and he shred it all;p I hope he'll be the best!! Grettings man!
  • 0 0
 dont forget about bikefest in s.surrey bike park, i think they have a comp there.
  • 0 0
 i like how you do everything not just tricks like the newest grom up to bat.
  • 1 0
 haah thanks
  • 1 0
 wow....
  • 1 0
 keep it up!!!
  • 2 1
 that little dude rips
  • 0 0
 pretty cool another grommer bomber
  • 0 0
 Holy crap, this kid is good. I probably can't do half the stuff he does.
  • 0 0
 you have some definite skills keep it up
  • 0 0
 Awesome considering his age, keep shredding!
  • 0 0
 fock! this boy is sick! hardcore ride! cool! I vote this vid for VOD!
  • 0 0
 He was killing it at whistler!! Nice!!!
  • 0 0
 that tuck is huge! bigger than i ever did!
  • 0 0
 OMG !!! that dude is absolutley awsome !!!!
  • 0 0
 amazing film! keep riding Smile
  • 0 0
 Keep the passion little man!
  • 0 0
 ^the news section is boring haha. who cares that was sick. hes illin
  • 0 0
 well yeah i go for the old chicks
  • 0 0
 I thought you were into cougars, good thing you corrected, LOL
  • 0 0
 umm yeah ahah i remember riding my b line old days
  • 0 0
 Amazing ridin, makes me feel old and unskiled
  • 0 0
 great riding for your age, i think your ready to compete.
  • 0 0
 i wanna but there isnt alot exsept crankworx!~
  • 0 0
 wow, cool riding for his age)
  • 0 0
 jesus, that kid can throw more tricks than I can
  • 0 0
 that kid is defiantly going somewhere in mtb keep up the good ridin
  • 0 0
 yourvgoing places for sure !!wait to see him in 4 years winning crankworx
  • 0 0
 Im wondering when you are gonna nail a backflip.
  • 0 0
 wow your awesome most kids your age wouldnt be touching the jumps you are
  • 0 0
 man you are sick!!! i wish i was like that kid!!!
  • 0 0
 God, you ride pretty well! I support you all the way.
  • 0 0
 december next year? are you going to goatstyles jam, I now i am
  • 0 0
 i saw you at pipelina a couple days ago
  • 0 0
 wow anthony..ur amazing!! keep it up
  • 0 2
 showing alot of style and skill for an 11 year old. norco b-line would suite him better i reckon though!!!
  • 3 0
 look at the last picture. He's riding a b-line.
  • 0 0
 thats amazing.
  • 0 0
 older****
  • 0 0
 good rider for his age
  • 0 0
 crazy
  • 0 0
 Awsome
  • 0 0
 this year haha
  • 0 0
 ya anthony!
  • 10 13
 i was good when i was his age but not that good at all you guys keep shreddin!
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