Name: Ryan Jordan Age: Just turned 25 Hometown: Lynn,Massachusetts
Biz was out with a knee surgery for a long time, how did you deal with the down time? Biz: Ah now that I look back on it I don't know, I guess a lot of TV and that's about it, oh wait I guess I worked out an did therapy an stuff.
How does the knee feel now and what do you do to protect it? Biz: It feels real good, my doctor did Travis Pastrana's an Jamie Thomas' knee and a bunch of other crazy dudes so I knew I was in good hands. I just wear a CTI brace an try not to land on it, I guess that's all you can do.
It was good seeing you back in the magazines in the last few months. Was it hard to get back into it or did you start with tricks like Surfers first?
Braun cruZer Tour is going to enter the second year!! Again, in 2006 the Braun Spine Ramp will be at Pro-Amateur Contests as well as at Music Festivals around Europe and will be ready to be rocked by top bmx riders...
Scotty is back in the cold after leaving 80 degree So Cal. The last day of his Mega Tour trip he and a bunch of others had to go to Sheep Hills, the famous dirt jumping spot from back in the day. Don't get me wrong I love Sheep but it is not up to par with today's trails and takes a lot more pedaling that today's downhill style trails. I continued to warn them but they insisted on going, very good and fun time seeing the guys tongues hanging out pedaling at all the jumps. I am sure there will be some footage of it in Props Mega Tour 5 when it comes out. Pics of the day are Scotty at Woodward (double whip tail taps) and Scotty at Sheep.
The 2006 Pop! session in Tallinn was a nice one. We reported from Estonia earlier this year. Now the organization sent us a report and we thought we'd just put it up as well. It's got some nice pics. More Estonia for y'all.
Thrilling Pop! Session contest in Tallinn, Estonia
The 6th BMX and skateboarding competition Pop! Session 2006: Winter Bash was held on 6th - 8th of January 2006 at the Saku Arena. Pop! Session weekend contained much more than the contest - three full days of BMX and skateboard at its best. Besides parties, there were also four movie premiers in the cinemas of Tallinn. Bigger skatepark than ever was accompanied by professional live broadcast on big screen which this year was also broadcasted entirely live in internet. So besides 12.000 spectators in Saku Arena people around the globe were watching the event.
Eastreet and Big Beach clothing are organizing a big photography contest in March. This contest is basic and here's how it works: - You ask for a sticker on our contest webpage. - You receive the sticker. - You stick it in an original spot. - You take a photograph. - The best photographs win.
Aneta Hladikova, Elite Woman from Czech Republic, broke her wrist at round 5 of the European Indoor Championship in Zwolle, Holland. While leading she hit a jump with her front wheel and landed on her wrist. In 2 weeks Aneta may get plates in her wrist to reconstruct the complicated fracture.
Aneta had just signed a 3 year contract with the ONE KENDA BMX racing team. She’s a former World Champion and is the 2005 European number 2 and World number 4 in 20” Elite Women.
We hope Aneta will recover soon and can get back to what she loves most: BMX.
We had close to 500 voters in the 2006 new year resolution poll. We asked what they had planned for the new year and here is how it came out:
In 2006 I want to pull:
-a 360 over the spine 28 % (188 votes) -a tailwhip over doubles 23 % (152 votes) -a front flip in the foam 12 % (84 votes) -an opposite fufanu 10 % (69 votes) -a flair on vert 9 % (63 votes) -the holeshot at a race 8 % (58 votes) -a flawless flat run 6 % (46 votes)
Total Votes: 660 - Total Voters: 481
Sounds like we'll be seeing some spine 360-s and tailwhips at the dirt jumps this summer.
The German BMX mag is going steady. The latest issue has Hannuh Cools on the cover and in case you're wondering, the Belgian sky is always yellow (because of the fries and the mayonnaise and the yellow lights on the highway). Three Euros and twenty cents is a steal for a 68 page full colour BMX mag. Before you go out and subscribe to have it delivered to your doorstep, it's good to know that it's written in German. This will probably help with your German class at school so don't hold back. But what do you get? After the intro you get all kind of info in the news section. The 2006 event calendar is missing this summer's FAT-JAM (19 August) so mark that calendar now. Tons of DVD reviews, Kopp's music top 5, Freedom goes Emo article and then straight into the Backyard Jam report. The Lumberjack jam in Aurich took place without Gary Ellis there. At least he did not get a picture in the report. What's a magazine without an interview. Sig and Hannuh Cools are contest regulars from Belgium and explain what they're about in the 6 pages they get.
Didn't we laugh at Jay Miron's green spokes at that contest at Moreno Valley 10 years ago? Well, I did. It has taken a while but the trend is finally here. Primo jumped on it and came out with coloured spokes. You can choose from Red, Blue, White and Yellow. Spokes are not really a part that you can just bolt on. It takes some patience and skills to lace up a wheel. Why not give it a try now that it's cold and wet outside. This is the time to do it, spin that spokewrench! Once you get the hang of it, it's actually a good challenge and you will be able to get that kink out of your wheel next time you have a nasty hang-up.