With the HARO UK tour/Bike Show and Paul's Paultique 10 years anniversay/mini FAT-JAM going on last weekend neither one of us could make it to the Joe Kid on a Stingray premiere in Hollywood. We're actually bummed to have missed this event and are looking forward to see the Bang Pictures movie on the history of BMX.
Dimitri Coste from France was fortunate enough to make it to Hollywood for the premiere and sent us some snapshots. Thanks for that Dimitri.
Long time pro vert rider John Parker is starting a magazine. It will be a quarterly publication with some strong distribution (40.000). Jared Souney and Paul Zitzer are on board as partners. First issue will be out in July. You can sign up for the newsletter. Go to [url=http://www.sophride.com/]sophride[/url] for the details.
- Props has finished production on a 30 minute special episode of the 2005 Toronto Metro Jam for FUEL TV that will be airing in April. Check www.fuel.tv for more information.
- Stew Johnson and the Odyssey Team will be heading out on a 10 day road trip across the South East for Props Video Magazine Issue #56.
- Props Video Magazine Issue #56 will include a RED BULL bonus DVD featuring the Red Bull Team in Mexico and well as the RED BULL Drenaje, which was a huge contest in the sewers of Mexico City. The two-disc DVD will be shipping on June 2nd.
We receive some strange press releases here at FATBMX. When a legendary BMX wheel manufacturer hires a PR agency to write up a press release, you can expect something like this:
LEGENDARY EXTREME BMX COMPANY SKYWAY TAPS ROCK STARS & APPAREL TRENDSETTERS;
GRAPHITE WHEEL COMPANY TAKES GLOBAL AIM AT YOUTH MARKET
LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ MARCH 29, 2005 â€“ Skyway BMX, makers of the Tuff Wheel and the company responsible for the mag wheel phenomenon of the 1970’s and 80's, is re-emerging as a must have â€œold Skoolâ€? product for a new generation of street riders.
With a new version of the infamous Tuff Wheel ll, the groundbreaking Graphite wheel company is teaming up with extreme music and apparel industries to capture spending dollars of urban youth by plugging directly into their world.
VSI Products is proud to announce the addition of Pete Dylewski to its staff. Pete will head up the marketing duties involving all of the Bicycle products offered by VSI Products including Intense BMX frames, Intense BMX and MTB Tires, SINZ, THE Products, Vigor Helmets, Rave Paks, Tail Hook Rack Systems, and Attivo.
Pete’s main duties and goals will include media relations, press releases, team event support, event and rider sponsorship, web updates, and advertising.
Scotty Cranmer came out to California this week to shoot a Panasonic commercial. I have seen a few TV commercials being filmed but this was crazy. He flew in Monday afternoon and shot some stuff down in the San Diego area. The plan was to hit some skateparks but the no bikes rule shut them down, the next thing you know and Scotty is tailwhippng over a dumpster using a shady piece of scrap wood as a ramp.
The next plan was to hit the Etnies skatepark of Lake Forest on Tuesday, Tuesday is not a bike day so the film crew made a donation to the City of Lake Forest and they let them film from 8:00am to 10:00am before they opened. There was 23 people working on the
Al DI Mino of BMX Invasion is putting on a contest on the West Coast this Saturday. The info we received from Al:
Here is the preliminary contest flyer for the West Coast contest. Any prizes you can send will be deeply appreciated for this event. Please send prizes to my affiliate and team mate Rick Vigil or Camp Real Ride. I will be in Huntington Beach Friday April 1st. Contest is to be held on April 2nd.
Thank you all for your help in the past and for this event.
Your friend , AL DI Mino
More info: http://www.directbmx.com
A new website over in Germany is putting the BMX dates together. Visit www.bmxdates.de to see where things are happening. This site focuses on the German scene. The info is listed in German.
For a more international Freestyle and Race calendar, click on our FATBMX event schedule. Seems like there are lots of events going on again.
It sucks when your own spot gets torn down. It doesn't matter if it's an official skatepark, trails or your ghetto spot.
Shred that place to pieces yo. Seek and destroy.
PRESS RELEASE â€“ SAN DIEGO, CA Big News from Avent/Bombshell, Awesome Trips, New Products, Donny Robinson Update, Upcoming Events, We have it all!
We have been really busy over here. Last weekend was awesome. Went to the DC Sprint Trails Event. Randy came home with the win, proving that Bombshell forks are the precision level fork for top pros. The way he was carving those turns, you would have thought it was Thanksgiving. Mike Day gave him a run for his money with the fastest qualifying time. No matter though Randy made it over the finish literally going over his bars in the final race to beat Day. It was a great event, thanks to Danny Meadows for taking care of the track and Dwayne over at DC for putting the event on and thanks to the Stumpfhauser's for letting them put the event on and all the hard work they put in. We'll be looking forward to next year.