The January issue of RIDE BMX came out and it's 180 pages FAT. If you read your magazines on the toilet I hope you're having the shits because you'll need quite some time to make it through issue #82.
The new issue is titled the Do It Yourself issue and has a few articles on how to make your scene alive and kicking with the help of a shovel,
broom and some cement. Josh Stricker gets the cover and an interview and there's reports from the Gravity Games, FBM Ghetto comp, Backyard Jam in Derby, an Orchid road trip and a Mike Taylor interview along with the regulars.
RIDE #82 also features a new ad for FATBMX (yeah, it was time....) and look up the Standard ad for me. Now check the shirt that James Hitchcox is wearing. Cheers man!
When you're on the road in France or you have to wait for the train, it makes sense to peek into a Presse shop. France has 4 BMX magazines. Soul, Cream, BMX-up and BMX-Air and most likely you can flip through these mags at a Newsstand as their circulation is quite good. On a recent trip to France I picked up the latest Cream, Soul and a special Product edition of Soul BMX Experience. If you're one of those non-French speaking dudes, spend 5 of your Euros on Cream, it has some English text too. Good food for the road.
We're going to let you know whatever comes in here at FATBMX.com. We appreciate you sending the magazines, products and DVD's to our mailbox.
The March issue of RIDE BMX has the following to offer: a shoe buyer's guide, Roadtrips in the Las Vegas, Michigan and Hawaii area, a Rich Hirsch interview, BMX-ers on the move in the Transplants article (Murray, Doyle, Cooke, Sher, Darden, Nussbaum), a Federal test, product reviews, Napolitan bio, letter section and off course the photo part at the end of the mag. Pick it up at the newsstand or at your local bike shop.
With the new staff added to RIDE (from Transworld BMX) we are hoping the number of pages with content will grow from here. The March issue is 132 pages total with 54 pages of ads. Let's aim for 200 pages this time next year.
Shows: UK Street/Park/Dirt & more
Music: By Tim March : Stranglers / Status Quo / The Cure etc 80’s punk & roll
Time: 57 Minutes + 20:20 Minutes Bonus
Produced by: 4130 Publishing LTD
Distributed by: Chilli Video
NO FRONT TEETH is the latest â€œRIDE UKâ€? dvd and the reason for the 5-star is not because Mark Noble send me a t-shirt / OAS DVD / Stickers or Tim March hanging out at LV but because of Alex Rankin making his best DVD so far. The riding scene in the UK is super good for years and this is being showed in â€œNO FRONT TEETHâ€?.
Riders like Luke Marchant / Paul Jefferies / Ashley Charles / Phil Dolan / Joe Fox / Kye + Leo Forte / Benson / Fraggle and last but not least Scott Edgworth all have their own sections with lots of different riding style and riding places it makes you staring at the TV at all time.
Editors: Thomas Stellwag / Thomas Fritscher / Dominik Wrobel
Time: 42:11min DVD bonus 15:26min
Price: Euro 19,00
Ads: Animal / inopia / felt3x / carhartt / dig / parano / eastpak / flatartcrew / woozy / zwanzig / baco10 / freedom
FAT's DVDMAN was on holiday for a while but coming home he found a bunch of new DVD's on the floor and is starting to review again. First I took this SOUL 25 cause I know that I don't have to watch an hour of bad filming/editing/riding so its just like a new Bad Religion CD: Always good and worth the money!
After 25 quality issues it's hard to keep people entertained but after Thomas Fritscher and Dominik Wrobel entered the SOUL crew to help out Thomas you see some changes and that's a cool thing.
Time: 26:03 + Bonus 8:09 + more Bonus
Music: Blondie, 49.8 Cent, Dinosaur Jr etc
CAN I EAT? by Animal
THIS DVD SUCKS! It sucks if you like Vert, Flatland, Dirt, BMX race but for STREET THIS DVD IS THE BEST! Animal is from the New York area and that means that there aren't any indoor parks or dirtspots so STREET is the only thing to do and these guys show you that the NY scene is the best.
Vinnie Sammon is the no brake Handrailking, mr Gonzalez,Jared Washington and George Dossantos are all wearing Glasses to see the spots better but forgot to put their brakes on too. Tyrone Williams found a brake somewhere in a bikeshop but isn't using it, he rips big time and Bob Scerbo is not only good behind the camera but in front of the camera too.
By: Elliot Van Orman
Shows: Park/Street , Dirt
Music: Sepultura, Neil Young, Ramones, AFI, Bryan Adams
Time:51 min + bonus about 20 min
Elliot, Ted and Beeler Dalton, I mean Van Orman, these 3 brothers from Michigan are super good bike riders and this DVD made by Elliot shows you all about it. Nicely filmed with some extra Nature, Homeless people and security guards it’s a good mix of riding.
Some parts are very fast so you have to see that in slow motion or watch it 5 times in a row but it is followed by nice rider parts from Brett McKown, Dan Darcy, Garrett Wilson, The Van Orman brothers, Dan Closser, Sergio Layos, Jeff DeGryse, 248, Nathon Fons and Steven Hamilton who showed here why he is picked up by different companies lately.
By: Big Block Productions
Shows: Nasty Cars-action-porno-music
Music: hardcore music action
Age: from 18+
Rate: Cars**** Action** Porn***** Music***
Time: 84 min.
What to say about this BBP DVD? If you are over 18 years old go and buy one, and all BMX Vert riders needs one tooâ€¦â€¦.
Time: 60 minutes
Shows: 100% FLATLAND
By: Ninja inc Productions
Country: Hellmond Holland
The Ninja did it again, already #3 of Dutch best DVD BMX magazine: FLAT TV. As said before the quality is super and the music is awesome too, not boring or bad filming just what you wanted for your 19 Euro.
This issue features the Circle Cow contest in France, Flatground 2004 in Amsterdam, Stuttgart Scene and Seppl from Germany and the Flattimeking, Winter sessions and of course Ninja's Dreamsession.
TS5 is the latest issue of the Trick Stars series, edited and produced by Marton Szilagyi. Aka OG, Marton was the pioneer of flatland (come to that fs bmx) in Hungary, he has plenty of experience in all parts of the flat-world, and of course is the boss of the OG-crew, quote: â€œOur intention is to show the stress-free side of flatland with riders filmed without the pressure of contests. Huge props to the riders.â€?
Self Realization came out last year, but the riding is still well up to date. This flatland-only video has crisp editing, good music and of course outstanding riding. Sections are smooth, thanks to the good choice of music to go with the riders. 40 minutes of footage comes from a variety of locations: Heros Square (Budapest), Red Bull Circle of Balance 02, Braun Flatground, Worlds.