JOON-SOO YOON

BMX Racing
Kyung Hee University
172 cm | 75 kg

Can you introduce BMX for those of us who aren't familiar with it?

BMX stands for bicycle motocross. People tend to think of BMX as stunting, but there are two competitions within it: freestyle BMX and BMX racing. I'm mainly a BMX racer.

How did you start BMX racing? 

I actually started with a mountain bike. When I was eleven, I met a BMX coach and was introduced to BMX.
I did both BMX and MTB for a while, but I decided to focus on BMX because I wanted to compete in the Olympics.

 

BMX seems a lot more difficult and dangerous compared to regular cycling. Is there a high risk of injury for BMX?

Yeah, I'd say injuries are prevalent in BMX. But that's why we have protective gear and safety training. That doesn't mean we're always safe obviously. I think being aware of the risk does prevent serious injuries.
The risk of injury does not stop me from loving BMX. I have tried all sorts of cycling: mountain biking, road cycling and track cycling. I think BMX is by far the most exciting sport of them all.

What did you think about WaveWear? 

I wear on WaveWear when I do strength training. When I do my squats and deadlifts the T20 compression top was very helpful. I was really happy with the back taping.
I don't usually say things like this but I could really feel the difference in my own body. My back has been less sore since I trained with T20 on. So T20 is the most special product for me and I'll train with it for as long as I can.

 

Which WaveWear product would you recommend?

Like I said earlier, I would definitely recommend the T20 top. Other than that, I really like the C2 calf compression sleeves. I even wore it in a race.
When I first put it on I thought I had put on a big size because it wasn't too tight. I realized the silicone tape does a good job, so that made a big difference.

 

 
First place at 2020 Yangyang BMX National Championships.
The 3rd place in the 2019 King of Kings competition.
2019 Gansu Lintao Station 2
2019 Gansu Lintao Station 1
2019 YANGYANG BMX International
We are the 4th WE are the winners of the BMX competition in 2019.
2019 Malaysia BMX International Race 2위2018 President's Cup. The winner of the BMX King of Kings.
2018 YANGYANG BMX International
The 3rd Weaweis Cup 2018 National BMX Competition and 2nd BMX National Team Selection Competition.
The 3rd Weaweis Cup 2018 National BMX Competition and 1st place in the 2nd BMX National Team Selection Competition.
The first BMX national team selection evaluation competition and the first place in the national BMX League.