At FATBMX we're not afraid to bring something different, even if it involves skateboarding. During the Snickers Bowl at the Download festival in Donington last week, some true skateboard legends were flown in to do some skating in the wooden bowl. Most of you might not remember names like Kevin Staab, Mike McGill, Duane Peters, Steve Olson, Tony Alva, Sean Goff and Nicky Guerrero but those are some legendary skateboarders who have paved the way for loads of skateboarders that started after them.
Being a judge we were on the same schedule as the true pool skaters. We stayed in the same hotel, drank at the same bar, sat in the same bus and listened to the same bands at the festival (Slayer, Megadeth,
The Countdown is running â€“ only 3 days until the start ...
-Pro Rider’s Lounge for all participants
For the wealth of all participating Expert, Master and Pro riders of the Suzuki BMXMasters in between their runs a comfortable chill out area will be arranged. In the Lounge drinks as refreshments and relaxation will be provided.
Opening Party on June 23
There will be a big BMXMasters opening party on Thursday! From 10 p.m. on, there will be Obscure Grooves, HipHop, Funk, Soul, Rock and Pop music brought to you by the Djs Haitian Star aka Torch, Future Rock, Rick Ski and Saim 79.
Leigh Ramsdell sent a little info on the Eastern Europe Dragon
Tour. The team is heading to Germany on the 21rst to meet up with their German distributor G&S and will ride street in Wuppertal. The rest of the tour schedule looks like this. Try to catch them if you can.
22nd Bochum Trails, Germany
23rd-26th The Masters Cologne, Germany
On the evening of the 26th they head out with their French distributor Sun-Ex
27th St-Niklaas Belgium
The Best Urban Action on the Common at the seventh annual
Sprite Urban Games.
Yep, you’ve guessed it, Sprite Urban Games is back for 2005 with another awesome line-up, showcasing the best in Skate, BMX, FMX and B-Boy flavas!
Taking place on Clapham Common, London from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July, this three day festival brings together the cream of UK and International talent in action sports, break-dancing and turntablism.
Â£36,000!!! the largest ever UK prize purse is what competitors will be battling it out for!
There are so many events going on this summer that at least one of them will be taking place close to where you live. After initial plans of having the Gravity Games in California didn't work out, the quickly shove the event in the booming summer schedule with Vert being held at Woodward and street/dirt in Philadelphia. Here is the official 411 from the Gravity crew:
This year, the Games, presented by OLN, are going back to where it all began - the fertile action-sports breeding ground of Woodward, PA and the legendary streets of downtown Philadelphia.
LG Action Sports expands its scope in 2005. This summer, LG Action Sports is bringing world-class action sports events to Moscow, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Barcelona, Rimini and Seoul. These events will comprise a World Tour with expanded worldwide television and more opportunities for pros and amateurs alike to earn spots at the LG Action Sports Championships coming this fall to the United Kingdom. LG is also working with some of the top professional athletes in these sports in creating the LG Team of sponsored athletes.
The organization is urgently looking for BMX street riders to ride at the following events:
It's amazing who all show up at the annual BMX Freestyle world championships. It's a gathering of great riders and loads of friends. Some you see only once a year so it's a great place to catch up. Christoph Huber offered to be our Paparazzi photographer and he did come through, mostly with pics of ourselves from the Saturday night party. Over the weekend we also shot some pics that we are throwing together in this article. It's all about the good times.
Getting your ride stolen sucks big time. It happened to a couple of people at this year's World's in Czech Republic. Here's a story from Attila, one of the victims.
I am Attila Sarlosi from Hungary. I have been on the BMX Worlds in Praha and happened with me some direful things. At Saturday night somebody broke into our car in the city and stole my bike and my backpack. At Sunday I went to the square where the flatlanders practise and I was searching a rider from Praha, that maybe he can help me. I found a rider and I told all things about my bike and asked that if he hears something about my bike or sees somebody trying to sell my bike on the square, to call me. I left my phone number with him.