Nuno Milhinhos from Portugal is doing a bike company. He's been working on the first products since November 2005 but just last week Nuno received the first prototype. The brand is dubbed Ilegal (i-legal). They'll have 3 frame sizes: 20.4", 20.7" and 21". The chain stays have a 13,75" to 14,25" ratio. The prototype in the photo will see some little changes. They already have a website address, but it is
On April 6, internationally renowned pro skateboarder Danny Way smashed the “Bomb Drop” world record by freefalling 28 feet from the Fender Stratocaster guitar atop the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas onto a ramp below. The event, originally scheduled for April 5, was rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Thousands of spectators watched Way execute the drop off the guitar onto a ramp built by John Tyson and his team at VP Industries. “Despite the variables in the ramp design, once again, we managed to make this challenge happen,” said Danny Way. “This event demonstrates the continued progression of skateboarding.”
Key Facts of the world record jump: -Freefall World Record – measured and confirmed by Guinness Book of World Records: 28’/8.53m
Those are some of the adjectives of a great objective reached in the event of Carapicuiba 2006, see the images registered by the photographers of ABBMX, and in the best sites of BMX of Brazil . The Pictures speak for themselves! Any text of the best writer would not get to describe the emotion and pleasure of seeing so much people and so many friends that love BMX.
The Mini-FAT-JAM also had a party. Same place (OJA), different Band (The Vendetta's). Show me a place where you can buy a bottle of good beer for 1 Euro. Well, that's OJA and it's always a party there. The place got decorated with some old BMX stuff to stay in the BMX-theme. Many BMX-ers stayed for the night after the jam that day and it didn't take them long to get loose. Vendetta was the name of the bad that played that night. Although the sound was quite good, the singer messed it up. It was time to take over and a couple of people from OJA took the mic and played the instruments. Lee-Roi showed that singing can even be worse and the next move to get the party going was to throw a slick mat on the podium for a break-dance session. With so many people on the stage it was hard to even do a windmill, especially on the sound that JD Sinned (DJ Dennis) was playing at first (metal). This soon turned into some old school hiphop you don't stop until everyone on stage got thirsty again.
You need to order yourself a copy of Roadfools 6&7 next week, here's why:
On March 22, 2006, Ken Schneider, the owner of Schneider's Bike Shop in Cleveland, Ohio, was robbed, beaten and left for dead in his store. The assailant had robbed Ken two times previously and when he came back a third time, Ken sprayed him with mace and tried to get away, but instead was attacked and assaulted with a hammer, causing massive head injuries. When Ken didn't return home from the shop at the end of the work day, his wife became worried and went to the shop to find him unconscious on the floor.
In the time since, Ken has had several major brain surgeries and is still in intensive care in a Cleveland hospital facing a long recovery. The attacker, who had recently been released from prison after serving a long sentence for voluntary manslaughter, has been arrested and is being held on a 2 million dollar bail, awaiting sentencing for this heinous crime.
Justin Holt is doing a contest series in NC and Virginia this year along with his buddies Zack Rogers and Mike McQueen. They plan on doing 5 events in Asheville NC, Saulsbury NC, Cary NC, Greenville NC, and Virginia Beach VA starting in May and going until October. -Round one will be Saturday May 13th at the Zero Gravity Skatepark in Asheville NC. This park is indoors, well built, and well ran and has had several succesful bmx contests in the past few years with great turnout.
The format for this contest is a little different. Instead of the regular beginner, expert, pro classes they are only doing an intermediate class and a pro class. Pro class will work as teams of two people riding together in heats against 2 other teams. Each team will ride for 3 minutes twice and the winner of each heat will move on to the finals. The winning team takes the ENTIRE PRO PURSE cash! no second place, no third. Judging will be done by 4 neutral judges looking for style, overall park use, skill, and ability to work with teammate.
On 18 .03 it was the dicipline Flatland that illuminated the arena with the presence of more than 60 Flatlanders and the technical judges of Flatland, Cleybon, Koy and Andre Ramon were perfect, which in the format Jam session evaluated. 1st Rômulo Jacinto Guerra deservedly-Nova Iguaçu-RJ with splendorous sessions and in 2nd Sérgio Ricardo Balu-Guarujá-SP with tricks and movements unspeakeble, 3rd Anderson Rogério Alves-Bauru-SP it was style and constant.
Doncaster is probably best know for its race course but also happens to be home to some real Riding talent...How many 16 year old riders do you know that can blast 10ft inverts, Double whips,720's and back to back Flairs? Straight out of Donnny, Liam is on the come up! So look out for this young man shredding at a park near you! Until then, check out the downloads section on valleysidedistro.com for Liam's latest rider section. Also read this interview so you can get a better picture of someone I think you will be hearing a lot more about in the future... May I introduce to you Mr Liam Hutchinson.
So, Liam, How Long have you been riding BMX for? About 4 to 5 years now.
What is the main discipline you ride? Probably park, but trails and street in summer.
Mike Saavedra is putting on a contest on May 6th. He wants everyone to know about the comp so we'll pass the mic to Mike: "I thought I would take the time to send you a flyer for the comp. I also sent a few photos of the park. (PHOTOS BY BLAKE PETTERSON). I will be adding a 5 1/2 foot tall box jump, a wallride and a few other goodies to the park. Practice will be held on May 5th all day so things move a little faster the day of the comp. The 3 class's will be as flowed Grom, Sandbagger and Bigtime. Entry fees are 20, 25 and 30 for Bigtime."