GUETTLER crowned FIRST-ever dew action sports tour champion in BMX DIRT discipline.
Ryan Nyquist Wins PlayStationÂ® Pro BMX Dirt Competition and Finishes Fifth in Final Dew Tour StandingsOctober 13, 2005 - Orlando, Fla. - Australian rider Ryan Guettler concluded a historic season in BMX Dirt competition winning the first Dew Cup of the inaugural Dew Action Sports Tour at the PlayStationÂ® Pro in Orlando’s TD Waterhouse Centre on Thursday night. With a second place finish, Guettler secured the overall points lead and earned a $75,000 year-end bonus and a 2006 Toyota Tacoma.
Guettler, 22, also winner of the Right Guard Open in Denver and VansÂ® Invitational in Portland, Ore., had a score of 90.25, an average of his best two of three runs, to place second in tonight’s competition, and clinch the overall points lead and year-end title.
We said it before and we'll say it again, Matt Bischoff is one stoked dude. RedBull came in with a couple of work crews and a bunch of top riders and changed his backyard into a dream. Although a bit chilly, the RedBull Build-Off went very well. With respected BMX ramp building teams consisting of: Team 1: Aaron Bostrom, Burly Matt Gibeaut, and Ty Stuyvesant, Team 2: Ryan Corrigan, Ron Kimler and Chris Hallman and Team 3 consisting of Craig Billingsley, Mike Ryan, and Glen Johns getting to work with a bunch of plywood, saws and nail guns, Matt's backyard changed real quick in three days time.
Everybody was stoked to hear that adidas is setting up another Berlin City Games after a great success last year. Especially me as a huge Berlin fan.
Once again Jens Werner and his crew and Matti RÃ¶se made things possible and gave their best so riders really feel comfy.
The location was a different one than last time but not less unusual. An old post train station with real industrial design was the place to be on that Satuday evening. Everything was planned for one day - incl. a great party with the Grime Time straight from London UK. I guess I wasn't the only one who had to get used to the music...
The Dew Action Sports Tour’s PlayStationÂ® Trick of the Year voting is underway. Fans can log on to www.dewactionsportstour.com and vote for their favorite trick this season.
Fans selected PlayStationÂ® Trick of the Week winners after each Tour stop. Those athletes are the nominees for PlayStationÂ® Trick of the Year.
Scotty Cranmer - Panasonic Open, Turndown Frontflip in BMX Park Finals
Mike Laird - Right Guard Open Double Tailwhip 360 in BMX Park Finals
Ryan Guettler - Vans Invitational, Front Flip in BMX Dirt Finals
Ryan Guettler - Toyota Challenge, Front Flip in BMX Dirt Finals
Polls are open until 5:00 PM EDT Sunday, October 16th. The athlete with the most votes will win $10,000.
The winners of the Braun cruZer Tour Spine and Flatland have
been defined with the last tour stops at Weekend at DaveOs in London and Braun Flatground in Amsterdam.
With these two amazing events an extraordinary new tour finished for 2005. The two overall winners Mark Webb (Spine) and Viki Gomez (Flatland) competed very strong again and so underlined their overall cruZer Tour victory with winning the last tour stops as well.
After Dirt on Friday night it was time for the street contest on Saturday. In 102 Fahrenheit temperatures it was hella hot over there in the parking lot of the Hardrock in Vegas. The street course was more than decent but was built on a slopy parking lot which took some getting used to for all the 28 riders. Again it was a strong field of perticipants. Some of the riders who did not make the top 12 (finals) were: Dakis, Morochan, Beringer, Ross, Taylor, Martinez, Mihelich, Heaton, MacKay, Paddy Gross, Napolitan, Tobias Wicke, Darden, Van Homan, Chase Hawk and Diego Canina. With those riders out, you can expect the finals to be nuts.
In 12th place we find Alistair Whitton who had been ripping on the course all day long. When he dropped in for his first 60 second run (best run counts), he went for a huge front flip on the box but landed a bit too deep and got off the bike. He possibly broke his arm as he was in a sling in no time (welcome brother) and rushed to the hospital later for inspection. 11th went to UK's Baz Keep. Making the final was
Vans invited for a party at the Hardrock Casino in Las Vegas. FATBMX was present. Friday night saw an amazing dirt contest followed by a street comp the next day but first things first; Dirt.
The crew had built up the stage again which had a small roll in followed by a gap into a landing and two huge sets of jumps. The landings of the jumps were at least 10 feet high and 14 feet wide, I don't want to know how many truckloads of dirt had to be brought in for this. Fuzzy, Elf and the building crew had built a monster course but the riders were ready to take it on.
I have to admit, it had been a while since I attended a dirt contest in America. X-Games 2003 I believe. The level of riders in Vegas was off the hook. It was pro invite only and they sure had picked a high level of riders. The contest was going to be a head to head contest. Each rider jumped once and after that the scores were announced.
Two-time Mobile Skatepark Series Overall Best Trick Champion John Parker has long been one of the smoothest and most exciting riders on the pro circuit, but he’s been plagued by spectacular crashes this season, first during the X Games and then in September during the MSS event in Sacramento. When time expired on Parker’s first run in today’s pro BMX vert contest, however, both fans and fellow riders realized the respected veteran rider had just turned in a miraculous performance. Parker kicked off his run with a perfect opposite flair, a trick he only recently re-learned after removing it from his repertoire a decade ago following a horrendous spill (he still won't do regular flairs). He followed up the flair and sealed a gold-medal-winning performance with multiple huge supermans, multiple 540 variations and his signature double-tailwhip, a trick only a handful of riders in the world can land.
For the third time the FSO JAM was held on the 20th of August. Even though the weather gods seemed to have different plans for the day, a group of around 60 riders showed op at the Central Station. When we all got our shit together and the first beer of the day down us, we set off for an exploration of our nations capitols best street spots. Amsterdam does not offer you typical street spots and some of the spots provided a real challenge to some.
To avoid a rundown of all the stops made and tricks pulled I will just sum up a few of the highlights of the day. For me the trick of the day was done by Rutger Pauw at the Amstel long ledge. This ledge is around 50 meters long, starts off at a good 80 cm above the ground and has a 3 meter or more drop in the beginning, 2 Years ago Rutger almost pulled it but ended up over the bars with a split knee, this year he pulled it clean.. and brakeless.
Spectacular championship Braun Flatground offers flatland the stage it deservesâ€œBraun Flatground should serve as an example to all flatland competitionsâ€?
Last weekend Amsterdam â€“ Holland welcomed the world’s largest flatland event: Braun Flatground. After an opening party on Friday, with Dutch hip hop artists Pete Philly & Perquisite, Saturday started off with qualification rounds Pro and Girl followed by the Dutch Championships Finals. No less than forty-seven professional riders from Japan, USA, Canada, Chili, as well as most European countries competed for a much sought after qualifying place amongst the sixteen finalists.
At night the finalists gathered in front of a massive crowd in the Westergasfabriek Gashouder built in 1902. In a heated one-on-one battle, Viki Gomez (SPA) managed to beat all his opponents.