GoPro have released three new products that could work for anyone who uses the camera to film their own videos or webisodes. It'll give you different angles to get that unique shot that the competition doesn't have. It's always nice to mix it up. Here are the new innovations from the people at GoPro.
Name: Daniel Wedemeijer
Sponsors: Red Bull, TSG, Kanoa, 040BMXPark, Paul's Boutique BMX Shop, Sport Medisch Centrum Amsterdam, BRAAAB Clothing, Haro Bikes.
The second edition of Pro Freestyle will happen in Heerlen this weekend. Are you looking forward to it?
Daniel Wedemeijer: For sure looking forward to it. Always good to have something big like this in my home country!
Now that you live in the south of Holland, you still need to drive another hour to the far south tip of The Netherlands. Are you expecting riders from nearby Germany and Belgium to show up as well?
Daniel Wedemeijer: Heerlen is a perfect location for riders out of Germany, Belgium and even France. So yes hopefully lots of them will come over to have a good time.
Name: Dez Maarsen
Hometown: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Occupation: Pro BMX rider and student
Sponsors: Freestyle Now, LostBMX, Soulcycle
Flatland in The Netherlands has a decent history. The boys are gathering again on Friday 1 July in Heerlen. What's going on down there?
Dez: With Flatground as one of the biggest contests in Flatland history The Netherlands definitely has been on the riders their mind. I'm really stoked Flatland has been added to Pro Freestyle. Pro Freestyle started last year to have an international action sport competition in The Netherlands. Besides BMX Flatland there will be BMX Street, BMX Park, Skateboard, MTB and Scooter competitions. This year there will be two editions one in Heerlen from 30 June till of 3 July and another 26 till 28 of August in The Hague. Flatland will take place on Friday the 1st of July.
We're spending some time on the road to bring you the latest in BMX. We have been doing this for many years. But years ago, you could not follow us doing this. Now you can, through facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pheed and all that Social Media shizzle. We run into some funny stuff on the road, meet interesting people and see amazing stunts. On and off the bike. What might not always be good to post on the FATBMX.com website, could be good enough for Facebook. Or an Instagram picture tells the story without adding many words. Follow us if you want, here are the links to our social media accounts so you don't have to search for it to hook it up.
Joining a FISE World Stop as a rider is the perfect way to combine discoveries, fun and ride and challenging competitions. You will also meet, ride and share lifestyle with the world’s best riders, challenge yourself for the overall ranking and attempt to win some prize money. That’s also a nice opportunity to improve your reputation, create good contacts, extend your network and meet sponsors.
Being part of the FISE World Series presented by Honor is also the
We've been talking about taking the FATJAM internationally and now it's going to happen. We've added one more FATJAM to the 2016 program and we're heading to Tossa de Mar to celebrate BMX in Paradise. Eurocamp will be the venue for the first international edition to be held on 7 August 2016. If you're not aware of Eurocamp, it's pretty much the best place on earth. It has a killer park course, miniramp, street section, resi, foampit, pump track and trails. Add a private beach to it and you don't want to go home afterwards. Why not stay?
On August 7th we will be riding all day and when the sun goes down, the lights on the miniramp will be turned on for an evening session followed by some party activities (to keep the FATJAM spirit alive).
BMX supporting companies who want to get involved, please contact us. We need some goodies to hand out to the riders who give it their all.
Illustrating your style on your bike is everything! Closing out the first-ever BMX Street Invitational at Vans’ Off The Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, twenty of the world’s most talented street BMX athletes battled it out for the top honors in a multi-section exhibition this past Saturday drawing a great crowd and the cheers of Vans founder Paul Van Doren. Nothing was left untouched, as stairs, ramps, rails and even palm trees were dominated by some of the best BMX street athletes.
Plenty of world class Pro BMX riders are making their way to the Netherlands this weekend for Pro Freestyle Heerlen. It's a unique opportunity for all Dutch BMX fans to come watch world class flatland riding on Friday, and Park and Street on Saturday and Sunday. Check below if your favourite rider is coming over. See you in the city centre!
Daan van Wezel
Bart van der Kamp
Robbert van Leeuwen