To collect footage you need to get out there and film. The Hoffman team of Bruce Crisman, Chris Souter, Seth Kimbrough, Jon Taylor, Ryan Barrett and Sebastian Keep loaded up some vans and hit the road in Europe. H*B's Mark Owen and Bryan Baxter were on board to do some filming. The countries that were treated with some riding were England (big session at the Seventies warehouse), France (Bercy/Paris) and Germany (Cologne/DÃ¼sseldorf area).
Although the team visited the 2004 World's in Cologne, there is zero contest footage in the Euro Trip. Brakeless riders Seth, Chris and Bruce don't need much to do sick tricks. Give them a ledge, a few stairs and a flat bank and you'll see backwards tricks, 360-s and barspins all mixed up. Stand out on the Euro trip is by far Seth Kimbrough. He delivers on everything. Big rails included, well impressed. The editing/graphics are well done. It follows the theme of the H*B ads in the magazines.
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What do you get if you add thrashing guitars and screaming voices to skateboards and BMXs? Answer: The Download rock festival at Donington (10-12th June 2005).
Take a breather from the sweat-filled moshpit, rocking to headline acts Feeder, Black Sabbath and System of a Down, and let some of the worlds greatest living sports legends including Mat Hoffman and Steve Caballero entertain you with high-speed, high-flying skate and BMX tricks at the only European visit of the all-new SNICKERS BOWL.
In search of...........
Word on the street was that he did not want to have anything to do with BMX any more. Rumour was that he packed his bags and became a biker. After 15 years of wondering where he was, some people thought they'd seen him at the ABA Grands a few months ago. But he looked so different. Was it really him?
We're not going to give up the name just yet but the lady's T-shirt should give you a hint. Photo by Bruce Ritter.
Brooklyn Jam (20-02-05)
First ever flatland jam in a supermarketWritten by Hoite PolkampBrooklyn? Isn’t that on the other side of the pond? A hood in New York?
Nope! The original name for Brooklyn is Breukelen, which is a little town in between Amsterdam and Utrecht. Breukelen evolved to Brooklyn, just like New Amsterdam evolved into New York.. But this all took place a pretty long time ago.
Fast forward to 2005.
In this little village, an abondoned supermarket was turned into the perfect flatland spot. This has been a flatland spot for about a year now, where locals Philip and Felix actually lived for a while. The
In 1985 I gave graffiti a try. We stayed up late and went to a school to make this masterpiece that we had drawn on a piece of paper. It was a huge pacman with the words "RAP '85" next to it. It was dark so we colored it in over and over again thinking the bricks were sucking up the paint. We couldn't see much. Next morning on the paper route I rode by the wall and there it was! The RAP '85 wild style piece. So stoked, I felt like I was in the movie Breakdance.
When school was out, the police had already shown up. It was straight to the station for an explanation. There was no way out so a few minutes later it was back to the wall at the school with buckets full of thinner, water, brushes and whatever else to get that piece off the wall before they sent a professional cleaning crew and have us pay that bill. It took forever to get it off. We were regretting the multi layers of paint we used to fill in the stupid pacman.
Bas de Bever has taken on a job at the Dutch cycling federation (KNWU) to coach the Dutch BMX and MTB riders. Bas is simply the most experienced BMX/MTB rider that Holland has to offer so the match is a good one. We asked De Bever a few questions about his new position.What does your job description say with the KNWU?
Trainer/Coach of the Dutch national BMX / 4X and DH team.
Are you stoked to have a BMX related job?
I really am stoked, looks like I’ve come full circle with this â€œjobâ€?
Chris Smith (UK) sent in a VHS tape with xeroxed cover. The ValleySideStyle video had a lot of local footage in it. It seemed like a project where he filmed friends and decided to make a video out of it. Some of his friends do crazy stuff like jumping scooters, flipping cars over and play with fireworks. All good shit.
I really did not have a clue what Chris' intentions were on the business side of things as the norm nowadays seem to be DVD's with slick full color covers. I checked in with Chris:
Ron and Rachel Bonner and their crew put together some news on the brands they're distributing with Sparkys over in the sunshine State. Read more on UGP, The Shadow Conspiracy, Sputnic BMX, Soul, Twenty and the Roots Jam 2005.
For the first time in BMX history the Freestyle world championships will take place in Prague, Czech Republic.
The date for the event is 1-5 June 2005. Maybe this means you have to skip school or ask your boss for an early summer vacation but make sure you get there.
The [url=www.bmxworlds05.com]official World's website[/url] is still in the works but already has some info listed.
Etnies Team manager John Povah has many skills. He designed a new stem and let the Coalition crew use it. Instead of calling it the suggested "Olson Twins" stem, it will be on the shop shelves under the Povah-stem name.
150 of them are already made. The stem weighs under 11 Oz. and the logo is etched on each side. It comes with headset spacers, a gyro plate and instructions. If you want to know more about the Povah stem, get to www.coaltionbmx.com