Man, you gotta love the BMX mags. We got so many of them this week tha it's hard to make it through them all. That's when it's handy when RIDEBMX makes a special 2007 Photo issue with over 45 of the 116 pages filled with "Out-of-this-world" BMX photography. We have to say, the pics are damn nice and if you're about to put some new wallpaper on your clean walls, my advise is to spend 4 bucks on the April issue, instead of a roll of off-white wall paper. Edwin Delarosa gets the cover and he's bringing purple back to the streets where Nigel Sylvester is doing his part too to make purple a popular colour among 4 peg brakeless street riders. The Up Front section has all kind of little news bits from team changes to Junk in the Trunk to How-to not be a pro BMX-er. Diversions is the VDO section and Brian Castillo answers some questions On the Clock and Ralph Sinisi explains a bit about the Animal Road Trip DVD.
Name: Ron Kimler Age: 35 Hometown: White Lake, Michigan
How did you land a job at Woodward Camp? Ron: I started in 1991 as an instructor/counselor. In 1997 I met my wife Marcia at Woodward. She was a gymnastics instructor. After we were married in 2000, Woodward offered Marcia full time employment, which worked out great for us.
Tobias Wicke came down to Paul's Boutique unexpectedly last night. It was a nice suprise as he brought Ben Hennon, Andy Zeiss and Thomas Fritscher with him. We planned on taking some pictures but he was wearing the wrong hat and the bike was hidden somewhere in the car between the two other bikes and they were actually on their way to The Promise Park in Heerlen. Next thing you know wethepeople's Rob Harrison comes through with loads of pics of the bike and a few details on what parts Tobias runs.
It doesn't get much better than this. You buy your copy of FreedomBMX and you now get a Circle DVD for free! Okay the retail price has been bumped up to € 5,80 in Germany and Austria (or € 8,10 abroad) but still, it's a fair price and when it comes with a DVD, it's a steal. What does Freedom #73 bring? The format is huge and it's Robert Kroenig who gets the cover with a lazy one-handed toe-jam on some concrete quarterpipe obstacle. Fuzzy Hall gets the inside cover. He might be off Mongoose but he's still on VANS. You can make a video clip out of the contents page. Cut the pics out, put them on a stack in the right order, put some staples on the left side and flip through the booklet. Let me know how fast that 50-50 grind to crooked grind looks. If you have a happening BMX scene, you will probably have someone reporting about it in the news section. The Bcrossionale receives a report but you gotta have the video to really feel it.
- Contrary to what the last two welcome ads we’ve ran report, Davey Watson is no longer part of the DB program (he’s now riding for Federal). We love Davey very much and he’ll be a friend of DB’s and of our rider’s as long as he’d like to be, but we encouraged him to take the Federal offer. Having riders outgrow our budget and move on to greener pastures is nothing new to us, but no one has ever done this as fast as Davey did.
Correct me if I'm wrong but we're in the second month of the year 2007. 2008 is not really around the corner but it looks like Kink has everyone beat with their 2008 complete bikes. That's right, complete bikes from Kink Bike Co. We received the following info from Kink's product manager and photos, spec and pricing of their 2008 line.
Today I have something to announce that all of us here at Kink are really excited about. First though, I would like to talk about what has been going on around here at Kink.
Checking in with Martti Kuoppa on the 2007 Red Bull Circle Of Balance to be held on 27 February in Tokyo.
Q: Have you entered a Red Bull Circle of Balance competition before? Martti: Yes, both 2 before. Q: Do you think it's right that the event is taking place in Japan this time? Martti: Yes I think it is a right location to do it. Just because it will add some extra value for the outlook of the event for people in the west and of course in Asia as well because there are many pro riders from different sides of the world.
If you're trying to get rid of your 44-16 gearing but find the Profile cassette hubs a bit on the expensive side, you can look into this Madeira Dexter hub. Madeira is actually a sister brand of Profile racing and is also made in the USA but has a different price tag attached to it. Read on to see the specs of the black cassette hub.
The name of this jam alone should already tell you that the intention of getting together is just to have a good time. It's being held at Skate City in Las Vegas so that's an other reason to make the trek. 24hr/day action and sunshine this time of the year. Add 13 concrete skateparks in the city to that and you can't go wrong. The contest has a beginner class, expert class and 100% payback pro class. The comp starts early on Saturday 3 March with beginner practice at 8am. Pro contest starts at 5pm. Location: Skate City, 4915 Steptoe # 600, Las Vegas, NV 89122.