Simon Tabron doesn't sit on his ass and watch the world go by. He gets stuff done. After building an indoor vert ramp, it's time for a halfpipe contest. His SpinLikeHell company is expanding at the same time. What's the latest you ask?Matt Fairbairn has moved from Australia to Newquay (UK) to ride our new vert set up and both he and Zach Shaw are now riding for Spinlikehell. We've got some cool new t-shirts and other products coming out and hopefully our on-line store will be operational in the near future at spinlikehell.com
Also, we are running a vert only jam on our new ramp set up at Mount Hawke Park in Cornwall, UK on 21st and 22nd May. It will be A, B and C group format with unusual prizes and a saturday night out in
Robert Moeller, one of the organizers of the 2004 World's in Cologne, Germany will have some sleepless nights ahead of him. Robert and Nina are now the proud parents of daughter Lilli, born on 14 February 2005. Congratulations to the Moeller family.
Next big BMX event in Cologne that will be co-organized by Robert will take place from 23-26 June 2005. It's called the Suzuki BMX Masters.
Are you keeping up with all the FATBMX updates? Have you bookmarked this site? Is it your start-up page already? Good, glad you like it.
Now be as cool as our friend SULLY and order one of those limited V-neck FATBMX T-shirts from Paul's Boutique.-We've got all colours as long as it's black.
-Sizes are: Medium, Large and XL.
-We've got Spicy T's too for the ladies (also black only).
The design was made by Oneness, one of Holland's finest tattoo artists and features a real FATBMX pin-up girl.
Braun Ninja Spin
6500 euros Pro Prize
Experts - Masters - Pros
Eastpak BestTrick Contest/Carhartt Riders Lounge
After 5 years of infamous Ninja Jams, and to follow last year's success, the mighty Ninja Spin is back! The biggest international BMX flatland contest in France is now coming in a bigger an better venue for an even more spectacular event. The best infrastructure and logistics have been put together in order to highlight the best worldwide rider's show. With the following international teams: KGB, Stereo Panda and Adidas.
More info: www.braun-ninjaspin.com
The Mongoose/Hyundai Team proudly announces the athletes of its 2005 BMX Dirt/Vert/Street and Race teams.
â€œThe guys on the Mongoose BMX team will be hard to beat in 2005,â€? said Mongoose director of sports marketing, Travis Chipres. â€œThis is the strongest Mongoose BMX team yet.â€?
Stevie McCann returns to the team as the world’s most exciting dirt and street rider. In 2004 Stevie took silver in Dirt and bronze in Street at the Gravity Games. Look for a whole new bag of tricks from Stevie on his signature model this year.
Simon Tabron returns as one of the top vert riders. Simon’s ready for a stellar year, having secured a silver medal at the X-Games and a 5th place finish at the Gravity Games.
Can I have your autograph please?Man, "autograph" was a difficult word for me back in 1983 when I was walking in the pits at the IBMXF World Championships in Slagharen searching for the American Pros with my marker and note block. In between my moto's I was checking the USA pits for riders and managers that did not have signed my book yet. I came up with a respectable list when the race was over. Some legends I never saw again, some I got to know.
When Gary Ellis signed it as a Kuwahara rider I never thought at the time that I would be going snowboarding with him one day. When a very young Danny Nelson (Robinson) was
Just when we finished up the "How to take your BMX bike on a plane" article we received this info from Nadia at Eastpak about their new Resistance bag line designed with the help of their team riders. Now this one looks comfortable as it has a handle and wheels so you can roll it. Sweet.
You want the specs? Here they are:
AROUND THE WORLDâ„¢ (K557) 187 liters
Telescopic single pole handle
Large main compartment with inside webbing compression straps and Tarpauline lining
B.A Baracus has given the go ahead to dish out some more info on the 1664 A-Team Frame, due out the end of Spring. Check out the picture and the specs of the new frame, made to fly.
1664 currently have opportunities for distributors to carry the 1664 brand in, USA, Australia and Japan. All interested parties please contact Riley Haws for more information. 1664 products are currently available in, Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France.
Riley Haws/1664 BMX Ltd.
Travel tips: How to transport your BMX on the plane?
Wherever you go, you want to take your bike. It's hard to drive to the USA from Europe so flying is the only option. With those discount airlines selling ridiculously cheap European flights, it might be an option to take the plane to the next contest. What was only for the big time sponsored riders in the past, might be the thing to do for you too. To give you an example, last year I did book a flight from our local airport (Eindhoven) to London which cost me only 56 Euros and that is including tax. The ticket was actually 2 pounds for the flight to London and 3 pounds for the return.
Now how does it work when you want to bring your bike?
OP Girls Learn To RideJoin us for our upcoming "Girls Learn to Ride" BMX and skateboarding event at The Block at Orange on Sunday, February 27th from 9 AM - Noon.
Registration begins at 8:30 AM and is only $35 per person for three hours of instruction. The girls only event is open to all levels of riding and skating. We will also be offering a special $15 session fee for ladies who would like to ride or skate for the three hour session without instruction.