BMX Results Night Harvest:
1st – Ben Hennon
2nd – Malcolm Peters
3rd – Matt Priest
4th – Stuart Loudon
Results Finals Saturday Pro:
1. Bram De Laat
2. Gwen Geyskens
3. Sven Grieten
4. Kenneth Tancre
5. Fausto Cesario
6. Greg van Tulder
7. Ferre Beckers
1: Greg Illingworth Mongoose (by a landslide victory)
2: Malcolm Peters Salvo
3: Paul Ryan Mongoose
4: Stuart Louden
5: Colin Louden
1st Jorge Vasquez (Panama)
2nd Gilberto Perez (Panama)
3rd Jaime Perez (Panama)
Best Trick: Jorge Vasquez (Panama)
A team identity of any sort makes things like posting your latest rides on YouTube a little more fun, and gives people a way to search for you and your team a little easier if they are awed or laughing either way. If you show up at the ramps looking twins that went shopping together, you might not find it easy to aesthetically awe your fans, but on some outings a similar set of colours and styles goes just fine together. Amongst other factors, it may well depend on the
Out of the 40+ riders, only 16 made it to the finals. It wasn't an easy task by any means because the riders field was close and many of them were stepping it up in the 4-man jam sessions to make it to the final sixteen. Basically every rider had two runs and time for one last trick. Getting to ride the park all by yourself was basically only possible during the contest. Trying out the transfer lines during practice is almost impossible if you don't want to run into an other rider.
1st – Simon O’Brien
2nd – Paul Chamberlain
3rd – Yasushi Kajiwala
4th – Michaël Husser
5th – Rhys Mason
Those who came over had a good night. Not only because the menu showed many tasty tosti's, but after two weeks of holidays in The Netherlands and people being back at work or in school, the place wasn't packed. Whatever the reason was, those who put the effort in to make it to Gebouw 52, had no reason to complain.
Making a full report wasn't on my mind. I wasn't even sure if I wanted to open up the camera bag as the riding was too fun.
REVIEW OF THE MINI-FATJAM IN APRIL 2012. ALE BLIE!
It was time for the 22nd edition of the Mini-FATJAM, the little brother of the annual FATJAM which has been around for a few more years. The Mini FATJAM is here to kick off the season and it's hard to brag about it, but it's usually sunny when it takes place. The 2012 was no different. Mark Vos wasn't there but he would have rode half naked, everyone else was in a T-shirt, so good.
A radio reporter showed up and asked a couple of questions. Obvously he was amazed by how many people had shown up for yet another edition. What's the secret? For one Aarle-Rixtel has always been a BMX town. There has always been a scene that got transfered to the next generation. The spot at the Valkendijk has been a good help because to create a scene, you need to have a spot to ride. Next to the dirt spot and the Mini Ramp at the Bosscheweg the presence of an up to date BMX shop in town doesn't hurt either. If you want to come over, you can combine a trip to Paul's Boutique, and ride at the same time.
Last Saturday the 040 BMX Open took place in 040 BMX Park in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This was the first contest on the ramps that were part of the Rebeljam course in December 2011. Vans, Paul’s Boutique and Pro-tec joined in to make sure the riders could win some good prizes. Riders could compete either in Amateur class or Pro class and go for the goodies from Vans/Pro-tec and the cheques from Paul’s Boutique. This way the Amateur top 5 could exchange the cheque for the parts they want. Cheques were given out worth € 20,- up to € 100,-. Top 5 in pro received cash money with € 500,- for first place, € 250,- for second, € 125,- for third, € 75,- for fourth and € 50,- for fifth place. At the end of the day all riders could compete in the 20 minute jam session for Best Trick.
In amateur class we had 19 riders competing who came over from The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. It really showed that a lot of riders made a lot of progression lately and some
The expected rain never showed up and the crowd saw Ryan Nyquist (USA), Ben Wallace (UK), Drew Bezanson (CAN) and Mike “Hucker” Clark (USA) make the super final which gave each one of them an extra run to improve their score.
Dimitris Araouzos took on the challenge and rented an generator for his trails in Heusden. He bought some lights and called all his friends to bring the big beamers. We showed up a little early to get at least some attempts in to make it through the pack at daylight. When it got nearly dark the lights were tested. It was obvious that more lights were needed. The run up was still pitch dark and if you weren't a local, you had a serious problem. But the trails in Heusden looked like they had received a Christmas decoration.
The location was perfect. The ramps were practically set up on the beach in the front yard of a beach house. The beers started flowing early and the scene was just too good to be true. If all comps would have a set-up like this, a lot of riders would become beach bums. The ramps and riding surface weren't all too great, but the girls in bikinis made up for it.