-We recently picked up some fresh faces on the team, Starting with StevenWoodward but there are more to come. You're gonna be seeing more of this guy for sure, itw? Ride video part? Who knows, but i did hear he'll be at x-games.
-We are going to open a shop in Cologne! Together with from Janoschs bmx shop. That should be open sometime in January and everyone should feel free to call by.
NKE6.0 has a great opportunity up for grabs for a talented individual between the ages of 16 and 20 who is passionate about all elements of multimedia as well as the action sports culture! The NKE6.0 Media Apprentice will be offered the chance to learn from some of the most renowned and respected photographers, cameramen, journalists, editors, producers and designers in the action sports industry. This opportunity will provide an unrivalled introduction into one of the most challenging and rewarding industries out there. Over the year, the Media Apprentice will get the chance to meet and work with the likes of a.o Richie Hopson (Lifestyle photographer), Paul Bliss (bmx and fmx photographer), Ricky Adam (Dig magazine staff photographer), Bullet (multi media design agency), Urb Orbis (free-sports marketing consultancy) and many more industry experts. Working alongside professionals on live photo shoots, in the studio and at UK action sports events this is an unpaid position that money can’t buy!
Chad DeGroot and crew at Mesh Skatepark Inc. are starting a new tab on their site. Actually a phone line you can call...to talk your shit or say what you feel. Take this # down (1) 407.295.2470 Stay posted to the Mesh site to hear the calls of the week and more.
Chad: "We are trying to get a name for this line. If you have any ideas, lettuce know. This phone line is open 24 hours a day. There is a 30 second time limit. So all you babble mouths are going to get cut off, or your gonna have to speed it up a bit. Tell us a story, say a joke, sing a song, make some animal noises, Whatever you feel you need to get off your chest. We are a help line. We’re here for you."
At the beginning of the year I made myself a goal to update the FATBMX site every (work)day. More people make those promises but I believe we´ve been doing pretty good with over 1000 articles posted on the FAT site this year. But then, out of the blue, the server crashed. The USA based server messed up and it was impossible to get on the site to upload stuff. Even worse, the server only had a back up of the site that was 12 days old meaning a bunch of articles got lost. The last few days we´ve been pushing hard to get articles back on the site. Some old, some new, but it looks like we´re back on track. Enjoy the site and feel free to contribute your BMX articles. Otherwise we´ll have to start making up stories to keep our promises. It´s winter you know, and not too much is happening over here in Holland.
Last week the Premium Team (Joe Riley, Matt Colisch, Ben Hucke, Ryan Mills, Jake Farley, Vince Kroff) began filming for the new Premium DVD. Unfortunately do to a broken collarbone Josh Harrington wasn't able to join the posse. The DVD will include video parts from the whole team, including an Oregon road trip. Look for this DVD to be out some time in the Spring. Keep posted for road trip updates.
Tulsa, OK: The Sunday night showdown at the OK corral saw Redline's mightiest gunslingers walk away with three silver Cup's; marking them as the Best of the Best when it comes to BMX racing.
NO.1 PRO BATTLE: As everyone expected, the chase for the Pro Cup came down to the three mains, between Kyle Bennett and defending Champ Bubba Harris. In the motos, they were pitted against the other on Saturday twice, and Bubba took both wins. A good confidence builder, and a sign of things to come. In the semi's, Kyle won his in dominant fashion, as did Bubba. Which meant the race for the 2005 title would come down to main time, and in ABA tradition -- in dramatic style.
Saturday: Doors Open 9:00 Open Practice 9:00 10:00 Beginner only practice 10:00 10:30 Beginner park Contest 10:30 1:00 Expert Park Practice 1:30 2:00 Expert Park 2:00 4:30 Pro Park practice 4:30 5:30 Pro Park 5:30 8:30 Beginner Park prizes handed out 8:30 Expert, Pro qualifiers announced
If you've always dreamed of being sponsored by Oakley, this is your chance. Oakley Europe are doing a video contest. If you live in one of the following countries, you are allowed to enter: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Spain or France.
You need to get a friend film you and send your footage to Oakley where the best BMX tape will win a year's worth of Oakley stuff. You can give some of that to your buddy with the camera for helping out. In fact, what they are looking for is an edited flick of roughly 30 seconds with all your best tricks in it. You don't have to send the actual tape to Oakley, you can upload your footage through their website.
First prize wins 4000€ worth of Oakley gear, second place gets 3000€ and third ends up with 2000€ euro worth of Oakley gear. They've got 4 BMX videos up at the moment so there is still a chance to win something.
Ron Bonner at The Shadow Conspicary was pretty amazed when he got the word that MTV nominated the The Shadow Conspiracy x Invisible man 24" limited edition cruiser for best X-mas present of 2005.
"That is already after Vapors magazine nominated the bike for the top ten best Collaborations of 2005. Shadow not only leading the way in function and fashion in BMX but Shadow is taking BMX in to the proper direction BMX needs to head. Meaning not mass market crap but along the street fashion boutique angle which is a way better fit for BMX." says Bonner.
Fids, Nick Vale and gang of 20 of us volunteers worked through the night and right up to the last minute to get the course finished - it looked pretty damn good and rode a treat. Bands played, music blasted out and the crowds turned up to watch the local talent that most local people are more used to moaning about. We ran a pretty laid back schedule all day so there were no winners but props to Bexhill local Tom Gerrard for getting close to pulling his first flair and Hastings local (and Seventies warehouse packer) Dan Lacey for killing it with dialled nosedive three's over the spine all day long. Thanks to Seventies, Federal, Skin Tight Clothing, Roundabout, Howies and The Source for prizes.
As soon as it got dark, the back of the art gallery was turned into a giant cinema screen for the premier of Federal's new '9-1/2 days in Germany' DVD followed by