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PAUL THOELEN

VIERSEN / GERMANY

At just 17 years of age Paul ThoelEn is already getting a name for himself, a rider that is in no way scared of going high or big and can turn it up for any event.

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Q&A

Where did you come from?
Viersen, Germany (near Düsseldorf) 

What is your worst fear? 
It's probably to sit there at the end of my life and to not be able to look back on an awesome life. 

Which living person do you most admire, BMX and non BMX and why?
I wouldn't say it's someone specific. I just look up to people who do what they love. 

 What’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
Probably my iPhone.

Are you a bike thrower?
Sometimes I really want to but my dad teached me well not to. 

Which film changed your life?
I wouldn't say it completely changed my life but I think the film Chasing Mavericks made me think differently in some way. It tells us to appreciate every single thing you get in life and to enjoy every moment. 

What’s in your pockets right now? 
My phone and keys. 

PHOTOS: Aaron Zwaal 

The film Chasing Mavericks made me think differently in some way.
— Paul Thoelen

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