Name: Harold "McGoo" McGruther
Hometown: Lake Elsinore, CA
You have been involved in BMX since the mid seventies, can you give us a little rundown how it all started and where you've been?
McGoo: That story could fill a book. Let me give you the short summary of the last 34 years so I don't bore any modern FatBMX readers:
-1974: helped build a BMX track in my home town of Bradenton, FL with neighborhood friends
-1974-1980: I brought up the back of the pack chasing points in expert-class BMX races from Homestead, FL, to upstate New York on the NBL War of The Stars National Series.
The Mirraco Bike Company is going to have some poker games going on at their booth in Las Vegas. Do you feel like playing poker with Dave Mirra or Ryan Guettler? This is your chance.
Interbike booth number: 5945
Have you decided to be part of the BMX zone this year and why (why not)? Yes, because freestyle BMX bikes are the only kind of bikes we produce.
What new products are you bringing to Las Vegas that people need to check out?
Fishbone was started in 1995 by Jackie Yu, then a top rider for GT and Haro since the 1980s. Jackie’s first patent was the Fishbone X-UFO Extreme Rotor. More successes followed including the introduction of iconic Fishbone frames: Ninja, Big Ass, KongFu and KongFu2. Jackie’s other passion is photography/videography. Always looking to make things better, Jackie developed the Fishbone Steadicam and Ninja Crane camera platforms. Jackie uses these inventions daily shooting commercials and films.
To start some buzz for Fishbone’s return, Jackie released pieces of his private collection of never ridden Fishbone Original Vintage
Business is picking up at S&M and FIT Bike Co and the Santa Ana based company have three open positions for motivated workers. Get on it.
1) Marketing/Content Coordinator
We are currently looking for an individual(s) to join our team and help us up the ante in the following areas:
Social Media Population/Monitoring. We need someone capable of creating/posting compelling original content on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat while also carrying on an open dialogue and building rapport with our followers/fans etc.
Video. At a minimum, we are looking for someone to project manage our video content creation and handle population and
Saint Martin, the french BMX brand known since 2004 in the Flatland game, has given a new breath. Since the 4th of December 2015, St Martin is owned by MASSABOVA B. company held by Alain Massabova, rider since 1986, shop manager (La Crémerie, Nomadeshop) and media publisher (Cream, Flat Kings, A.R.T BMX), helped by his brother Manu, rider and webmaster (Agoride, The Rider Post), who is part of the brand since the beginning. The aim is to boost the French BMX brand but also to continue developing and supporting Flatland worldwide.
A new production of BMX parts will be available for spring 2016 with a line representing France, especially Paris, called “Metro”. The range will keep the sure asset of the brand, at the forefront of the innovation while following the trend of modern flatland.
While waiting for a new production, some t-shirts will be available in January 2016.
This interview was contributed by FreestyleBMX.fr who met up with Benoit, the boss of Lowrider Bmx and Skate shop in France. Lowrider has been based in Montluçon for more than 10 years now. Discover how this Bmx shop had to adapt to keep going! And this, with a dying local scene and the merciless internet rivalry. But hopefully, something could arrange the situation soon… Benoit explains this through this interview, without distorting reality. He answers frankly all the questions, even the delicate ones.
BMX Thailand Open (THA/C1) Saturday Elite results
1 Niklas LAUSTSEN DEN 23 50 50
2 Romain TANNIGER SUI 22 45 45
3 Darryn GOODWIN AUS 22 40 40
4 Jordy VAN DER HEIJDEN NED 27 35 35
5 James PALMER CAN 21 30 30
6 Jukia YOSHIMURA JPN 22 28 28
7 Tatsumi MATSUSHITA JPN 24 26 26