What’s a pro?

There’s been a lot of talk these days about the definition of “pro” and the idea of getting paid in BMX. We covered the concept/subject pretty extensively in Dig 61, and I’ve noticed the premise has continued to reappear since the dialogue was initiated, usually ending with, “You’re not a pro BMXer unless you get paid.”

While I might agree that it’s hard to define what a “pro” is these days in BMX, I’ll also say this: While getting paid $1,000 a month to ride BMX might make you eligible to be considered a pro, it will also make you eligible to be considered for welfare.

I simply don’t like the idea of money serving as the benchmark of professional status in BMX.

There’s your topic, discuss.

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