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.
It seems like everyone and their uncle is jumping on the Old School BMX freestyle bandwagon. 3 sources in France are getting material together, the Joe Kid on a Stingray movie is coming out soon (premiere 2 April) and now also Bob Osborn is working on getting the history of BMX freestyle out with the help of several Old School freestyle enthusiasts like Maurice Meyer, Oscar Gonzalez, Tim Hughes, Brett Downs, Eric Rothenbusch, Thom Lund, Paul Willis, Perry Kramer and some more.
Wait a minute, Bob Osborn!!???? Correct, that's the man in the picture that was posted yesterday. Oz is back at it and posting a lot on the www.vintagebmx.com site trying to track down the first aerial, the first carve in a pool, define the first flatland trick (is it a rockwalk, or a no-handed wheely, or something else?), the first freestyle specific part, the first contest, the first trick team, the first demo, etc.
Hunter at Infantry5 put up a video that will make everyone laugh except for the guy on the picture on the right. Humble BF might even think it's funny too. Ahh the good old days of spray painted Cycle Craft frames......
The old bmx footage was recorded at the California State Championships in 91'. It was a jump demo put on by Cyclecraft's National #1 expert racer Brian Foster with the help Jimmy Garcia.
And I thought BF had always been smooth........
[url=http://www.infantry5.com/brian1.html]Click here for BF in racing gear doing a jumping demo[/url]
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: