We received two Covert frames in the mail here at FATBMX.com. On opening the box we were a little surprised on the design of the frames. The Psyops resembled of a Menstrual bike with the pierced head tube. Maybe Keith Treanor is heading the product development department at Covert these days. We doubt it.
The Psyops and Ghost Recon frames are hand built in China and weigh 1.89 kgs (for the Ghost Recon) and 1.93 kgs for the Psyops. This is extremely light but the material used isn't Supertherm triple butted 4130 cro-mo but China Aluminium.
LOS ANGELES, CA - January, 2006 - Supplying nearly 15 years of design, branding and advertising experience to the action sports industry, creative chief and well-known art director Randy Dolowy today launched Voyce Design Consultancy in Ventura County, Calif. The new company, specializing in action sports creative design, advertising, viral marketing and public relations amplified today's launch with the unveiling of a new logo and brand identity for Stolen BMX. The new brand identity, developed by Voyce, was built to further signify the strength of British heritage and the evolution of Stolen as the company announces plans to expand further into the bicycle accessories market, including the manufacture of frames and components. In addition, Stolen believes the new brand identity will help to better differentiate itself within the market.
El Cajon, California, Formula Bicycles announced today that it has reached an agreement with Elite Women’s rider and ABA World Champ Amanda Geving. “I have been friends with Amanda and her dad Bill for a while now,” stated Formula owner Will Rells, “I’m really excited to finally get to work with both of them. She definitely meets the high standards that we have set for the Formula Factory team.” After a successful amateur career that included, just in 2004, 78 national main event wins and 11 of 14 possible titles, Amanda decided to make the jump to the Pro class in ‘05.
Today the BMX Games started over in Australia. Atosha McCaw is the FATBMX reporter for the weekend and sent over the following Report and the Dirt results. Stay tuned for more photos and news from Down Under right here on FATBMX.
King of Dirt comp went down today. Got some photos and results for you. I don't know if you can hobble some kind of report together from this but... It was really hot and overcast and I don't think there was a rider there at the end of the day who wasn't sunburnt, covered in dirt and sweaty. A whole heap of great riding went on.
How can you go wrong by buying a video that only has the best stuff in it. The Props crew went through their 2005 footage and put everything together in one DVD. All the bangers, all the road trips, all the contests and sessions, but only the best stuff. If you've missed the regular Props issues in 2005, this is the one to buy. It gets you up to speed on what happened at the Metro jam, the Backyard jam, the Rebel jam, the Red Bull Elevation and it has got plenty of real street and plenty of Stephen Lilly. Some other riders worth mentioning are Morgan Wade, Cameron Wood, Ben Hittle and Dave Osato (360 tailwhip bunny hop drop in anyone?). You can watch the trailer on Freecaster by clicking [url=http://sports.freecaster.com/mov.php?mid=674&aid=718&cat=00001]here[/url]. It gives you a good idea of the video but somehow the trailer doesn't show Stephen Lilly. He's got plenty of footy in Props' Best of 2005. Bonus section? Best of Props from ten years ago (1995) and the credits of the entire 2005 year. Although I've seen them all, the Best of 2005 gave me a feeling there was plenty of new footage too. Get yours at your local dealer or contact: [url=http://www.propsvisual.com/index_alt.html]Props[/url].
The human evolution looks like this according to Paulo Charaba from Brasil. He might be pretty damn close. The days that it took forever to pull the first tailwhip are gone. The level is stepping up and foam pits are helping out as well. The evolution from crawling to backflip tailwhip seems just right. Just take it step by step.
BMX is not only about riding but also about having a good time. The party life has become a part of the contests and they are a good chance to talk to everyone, do some dancing and in some cases "hook up" for those who are looking for it. Tallinn wasn't a let down as far as the partying was concerned. January is a month that usually is pretty stale. It's in the middle of the winter when only a few contests take place. That makes hanging out with the BMX friends for a weekend even better.
Mark: At home! I live in Cary, NC, about 100 miles from Greenville, although everyone seems to think I moved to Greenville anyway. I'm still putting in some airplane time, though. The last few BMX trips were Florida, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Woodward, I think. I do get out to Greenville pretty regularly, too.
January 2006. Starting the year on a high, GBH Ramps has just completed works on two parks in Beddau and Gelligaled. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has been committed to providing exceptional skate facilities for the youth in their area and through a tender process selected GBH Engineering as the choice company to design and construct their two new skateparks.
A little background... I must admit, the idea of one on one BMX racing is hardly innovative. There have been various similar events held in the US over the past few years where pros race against each other one on one on purpose built technical and tight tracks. From the Gravity Games, to the John Purse sprint race, to double downs, to Stumpy's sprint trails. We have all seen photos or even footage of this unique style of racing. Where BSX is different however is that it's primary objective is to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.