In the Know – Anthony Messere

Slopestyle phenom Anthony Messere sessions his home jumps

From SRAM
Photos by Harookz

He’s been lighting up the internet for roughly a decade–and has been a superstar in the mountain bike slopestyle world for about half of that time. And the long list of contest results, sponsors, video edits and media profiles has done a really good job of hiding the fact that slopestyle veteran Anthony Messere isn’t even old enough yet to buy a beer in the United States.

Casual observers first became acquainted with Anthony at his Red Bull Joyride debut at Crankworx Whistler, back in 2011. The 15-year-old’s breathtaking aerial amplitude seemed to many stunned fans to be more reminiscent of snowboarding than mountain biking. After Joyride, Messere was no longer the well-guarded secret of slopestyle insiders.

Though Anthony Messere has become a household name in the world of action sports, his signature, go-for-broke style is a constant, whether he’s in a remote part of the world, performing for fans and judges–or on his home jumps, entertaining himself and the trees.

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