Last week we posted a question on the Hoffman Bikes Facebook Page, “If you could ask Mat Hoffman one question what would it be?”. Had a great response to this question, so we sent these questions over to the man himself to answer some of the questions our fans posted.
Gypsy King Pfeifer: What current rider is most like you?
Mat Hoffman: THAT’S A HARD ONE, BECAUSE NOT MANY PEOPLE RIDE VERT ANYMORE. I THINK I SHARE THE SAME HAUNTING “GOTTA G O BIG” SPIRIT AS MORGAN WADE, BUT I WISH I COULD CROSS THAT WITH ZACK WARDENS TECH CONTROL. BUT IT IS FREESTYLE, SO WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN.
Daniel TheBody Cooper: Which of his signature frames is your favorite?
Mat Hoffman: EACH YEAR THE CONDOR GETS BETTER. SO IT’S THIS YEARS.
Colton Calhoun: How many times have you broken a bone? too many.
Mat Hoffman: I STOPPED COUNTING AFTER 43. HAHA.
David Corchado: How in the hell did he go through your knee surgery??
Mat Hoffman: GRIT MY TEETH
Bill Neal: What keep him motivated ?
Mat Hoffman: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND ALL THE BEST IN LIFE IN NOT EASY. YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD FOR THE BEST FUN.
Skyler Strunk: Could i meet and ride with you?
Mat Hoffman: MAYBE
Marko Nieminen: Could I get a signed poster? I have been a fan for 30 years.
Mat Hoffman: SEND A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE TO THE PO BOX ON MY WEBSITE. www.mathoffman.com
Andrew Fowler: does he ever get tired of bikes?
Mat Hoffman: SOME DAYS IT’S HARD TO GET BACK ON THE HORSE, BUT TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN AT SOMETHING, YOU’RE GOING TO GET TIRED OF IT SOMETIMES.
Paris Rios Peña: What yours favorite ice cream flavor???
Mat Hoffman: THE COLD FLAVOR.
Maulana Setiawan: Your latest trick in this month?
Mat Hoffman: STAYING OUT OF THE ER.
Matt Mauer: What sort of music do you like ?
Mat Hoffman: PUNK, FOLK, BLUES, RAP, REGGAE.
Jon Davids: How does he ride his bike, with such big balls!
Mat Hoffman: I USE MY HANDS AND FEET MOSTLY, MY BALLS AND I ARGUE A LOT.
Zach Ybarra: What kind of toothpaste do you use
Mat Hoffman: THE MINTY KIND.
Tommy Gunns: How many stitches in total ?
Mat Hoffman: 443.
Linda Lee: you seem to heel so fast- are you human for real?
Mat Hoffman: I’M NEVER REALLY HEALED.
Danny Jones: One trick he wishes he could do?
Mat Hoffman: WHEELIE
Travis Gonzales: Why did the bicycle fall over Mat??? Because it was two tired.!
Mat Hoffman: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Live Andletride: If i could ask Mat Hoffman one question it would have to be ;
Dear Mat ,
As a child there were only maybe 10 bicycle companies to my knowledge and 100s of riders ! Everyone rode wheelies in the 70s, now a days there are thousands of bike companies and it seems I’m the only rider left ? Would it be possible for you to endorse a National Campaign to get bicycles into skateparks??? I don’t want to waste anytime or anyone time. It lucky to be able to ask this question. We have extreme dog parks in my city and football fields ubiquitous! Yet the only place for a kid to ride a bike is in competition with a car. Usually a cop car ! We need a spokesperson and i’m not good enough.Could Mat Hoffman make skateparks bike friendly?
Mat Hoffman: I’M TRYING. IT WILL HAPPEN EVENTUALLY. IT’S GETTING BETTER IN SOME PLACES. WE WILL ALL KEEP ON KEEPING ON TOGETHER.
John Farrow: Who inspires him in and out of BMX?
Mat Hoffman: MY FAMILY, MY TEAM AND MY FRIENDS.
Matthew Gruenwald: Wanna come check out my home town park?
Mat Hoffman: MAYBE
Mark Lukens; What time are we riding?
Mat Hoffman: ALL THE TIME.
A-l Sayten: Why don’t bank robbers use knives?
Mat Hoffman: THEY GET THE POINT!
Steve Grace: I wouldn’t ask a question. I’d say thanks for entertaining a few 14 yr olds when he came to Shimersville, PA in the early 90’s. We cornered our hero in a snack bar and he was great answering our questions and treating us like peers. He was our hero back then and I think it’s great he didn’t disappoint. Good dude.
Mat Hoffman: THANKS MAN!
Live Andletride: ((( I’m lucky to ask this question)))
Mat Hoffman: BUT YOU DIDN’T ASK ONE?
Andy McCheyne: What is he drinking so I can buy him a pint and could he go back in time and do it all again. Such an inspiration for me at a young age. I want my boys, both of whom are getting into bmx, to have the same feeling watching the young master Hoffman do radical big airs and insane tricks. Cheers
Mat Hoffman: THANKS MAN. WE’RE WORKING ON A TIME TRAVELING BIKE. IF THAT DOESN’T WORK THEN I THINK THEY SHOULD FIGURE THIS STEM CELL STUFF OUT AND I’LL GET A NEW BODY ON ORDER.
Cinco Cero: No asking! Just thanking
Mat Hoffman: THANKS
Darren Harvey: Is there going to be a remake of the Evel Knievel BMX / Wembley BMX, What was made in the 1990s? That would be cool .
Mat Hoffman: NO PLANS NOW, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.