Michael de Wit used to live 10 miles from Aarle-Rixtel, our hometown. Together with the Van Boxmeer brothers he got into the BMX/skate thing early. Michael started out with a Minerva bike and made many trips to Aarle-Rixtel to ride together. One year at a contest/party at Ponypark Slagharen, Mike decided to go for the beerbong. Instead of pouring beer in the funnel, it was filled with a litre of Chocolate Milk. If you even wondered where the King of Choq nickname came from, wonder no more.
You might have noticed that FELT is on the FATBMX program this year. We decided to check in at the FELT offices in the USA and caught up with Alan Foster.How are things at Felt?
Alan Foster: Felt is good. We're at the end of January and we're working on '06 product now. As far as team activities are concerned, Scotty Cranmer is staying on the team, which was a fight, and so are Paulie Lange and Scott Walkowiak. Those are our main three guys and we do two grassroots teams, one is a race team out of California and one out of Connecticut. Then we have a flow team with Rob Jensen
The Oakley building in Foothill Ranch is pretty sick. Not that it's a new thing or anything but we thought we'd let you in on a few pics of their facility. Maybe you have not seen it yet.
The building is sitting on top of a hill overlooking the Foothill and Lake Forest area. The entrance feels like you're stepping into a computer game. Once inside the lobby it feels surreal. What company has a dragster car hanging on the wall or a torpedo sitting there. Here are a few pics to show you more.
When we interviewed Mike Collins over at Snafu he mentioned that the team has never been stronger, the product has never been better, the distributors have never been more into the product so things must be going well. Learn more about Mike Collins and his tasks over at Snafu.When did you start working for Snafu?
It’s about a good year and a half. I came here in July, went back to
At FATBMX we received a press release from Mark Pettersson on his new bike company called: Yoghurt.
It is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce our new bike company, Yoghurt. Our first production model will be the "Capital Athletics" complete bike.
The market this bike is aimed at: "Our goal was to create a pro bike that would appeal to smaller riders in
The IFMA show hasn't been the most popular trade show when it comes down to new BMX bikes and parts. The show is held only two weeks after the (more popular) EUROBIKE show in Friedrichshafen so if you've been to that show, you won't be seeing many new things in Cologne.
As being updated as you can, going from a heavy bike to a light bike, takes several purchases and with the amount of products out there, you most likely would like to see what you buy.
In the past I really never had any problems ordering from a mail order catalog, the people on the phone are riders and have given me there most honest opinion yet (at least I hope). The product arrives on time, the only downside is that you receive stickers and a t-shirt you are probably going clean your bike with, rather then wearing it.
Niels Thanild has been on the BMX scene for a long time. The Danish Dragonfly rider wears a lot of hats. He runs his own BMX distribution, he’s a stuntman, he’s a student and he likes to spend time on the road. Most and for all Niels considers himself a bike rider.
FATBMX met up with Niels in Tallinn, Estonia at 04:45am to grab a taxi to the airport. While waiting for our flights the laptop was opened to do this Bizznizz interview with the overall nice guy who is trying to keep the Danish scene alive. Nielswheels in full effect: