GARDEN OF VERT
A Belgian halfpipe event14 April 2005, Overpelt - Belgium. After a successful opening of Peter Geys' backyard halfpipe in 2004 it is now time for a bigger event. In the weekend of 12-14 August the Garden of Vert will be taking place in Overpelt, Belgium. The halfpipe-only BMX freestyle contest will be spread over three days with a best trick and high air comp next to the regular vert contest.
Organizer Peter Geys: "Last year's Peter Passion showed that lots of people are interested in watching halfpipe riding. With the Garden of Vert we're bringing the elite riders to Belgium for a weekend of true backyard BMX fun on one of the largest ramps in Europe."
MacNeil on the Road
MacNeil will be hitting the road right after BMX Pig. We’ll be traveling from San Diego on April 23rd to Vancouver on May 8th. We’ll be doing four demos during the trip.
-Etnies park in Lake Forest, Ca. April 24th 10:00 am until 1:30
-Ramp Rats in Petaluma, Ca. April 28th evening.
-Goods bike shop in Portland Oregon on May 2nd, location of demo to be announced on the web.
-Adrenalin Games Parksville, BC on May 8th. This is an amateur contest that’s been happening for the last three years now and is one of the biggest events in the BC BMX year. We’re sponsoring the contest and doing a pro demo.
Deamer Media Design have made some new ads that will pop up in the following magazines: DIGBMX, RIDEBMX and FreedomBMX. Those three magazines are media partners of the FATBMX site.
The current FATBMX ads have caused some of the boys some serious trouble with their loved ones at home. We want to apologize for anyone who had to go through a divorce or got dumped by his girl because of the FATBMX party ads. We're just out there to have a good time, seriously.
A big congratulations from everyone at FATBMX to Zach Shaw and his wife on their newborn. Here's the 411 from the proud dad himself:"Our daughter arrived at 6.47p.m on April 9th 2005 weighing 7lb 2oz in a record time of 45mins start to finish both mum and baby Meadow were back at home that night and are doing just great."
Piccy of Baby Meadow not quite 48hrs old!
Loads of BMX-ers are expecting babies in the next few months. We'll keep you updated.
Diamondback Signs Brandon Turner Kent, WA â€“ Diamondback is extremely pleased to announce the addition of Brandon Turner to its team roster. Brandon will soon be working with Diamondback and the rest of the team to develop a new 20.75â€? â€˜boneless’ (wishboneless seat tube / seat stay juncture) traditional BMX frame. Brandon is as thrilled to be part of the team as Diamondback is to have him on it.
ROLL INTO ACTION â€“ NASS IS BACK
- The Ultimate Urban Sports Festival Returns -
Returning to its spiritual home at the Bath & West Showground with an outrageous line-up of events, athletes and musical talent, NASS ’05 is set to be the biggest Urban Sporting Festival on this year’s European calendar.
Kicking off 8th July, NASS ’05 will witness an unparalleled mix of global superstars in action: from Vert legends to Moto-X heroes, lyrical masters to turntable wizards. For the eighth year running forty five thousand x-sports junkies will gear up for three days of non-stop urban street culture.
Leading attraction â€˜Kings’ of Vert is back; officially the biggest Vert comp this side of the Atlantic, with Mat Hoffman the US legend leading the global line up of BMX,
Jim Cielencki and Kink have parted ways. Jim and Kink have decided to go in different directions. After almost seven years of loyal riding and working for Kink, Jim has decided to concentrate and put his efforts behind his own projects, which include Sunday skate and bike store in Buffalo, NY. Kink already recently added Danny Hickerson to the team while keeping its eye out to maintain a fresh team.
Jim Cielencki had to say the following:
April 1st was not a Fools day, Paul's Boutique BMX organised a huge party for all friends and customers to thank for their support for the last 10 years.
People from all over the country and even Belgium and Germany showed up and were drinking one of the 1200 bottles of Bavaria beer or were BBQ-ing till late in the evening.
We would like to welcome Eastpak to the list of FATBMX sponsors. Not only are they backing this website, their BMX team is one of the biggest in existence and you probably recognize a name or two, or three, or four...The full and official Eastpak International Team List (12):
Psykopath industries press release:
Psykopath industries has recruted some of the best pro bmxers and street riders. Listed below are our pro race and street team. They will be hitting as many street contest/race nationals awaking the psykopath within. Look for them to be sporting their U.S made frames, sprockets, necks, and gear.