Let's start this review by a quote from Vic Murphy who was a regular contributor to the FAT-'zines back in the day."I ride to get better. Not to get money. Not to impress anyone. Not to improve the environment. But just to see how good I can get riding from one place to another. Some people don't understand me. Well, I don't understand them. Ride to death." Vic Murphy. D.B.I. Issue 20 of FAT-'zine came out in the fall of 1990 right after we had finished another FAT-JAM (report in #21). We traveled around in the summer and visited the World Championships in Trier, a few VANS shows in Germany, went to the ECC in Slagharen, and we had a few lakejump sessions when it got really hot.
Interviewed people this time were Jason Jessee, Joop "Sloop" Smulders, Raymond Tabak, Frank Schnuetgen, and Dan Hubbard. We also had reports from the UK King Of Vert, a street jam in Aalborg, Denmark, the 2-Hip comps in the USA, and a full report from the contest in Cologne, Germany.
It's the first issue on the new typewriter so you can actually read the 'zine.
Although the Bully video did not live up to the hype that the company was generating at the time it still was packed with an all star line up. It really feels like they filmed the whole video in a weekend. Even though the video turned out bad there is still a few gems you can find in this. The Dirt Bros. were at the peak of their popularity and nothing really looked cooler than these guys shredding SD on the 2 tone Bully's.
As the decade of Vert dominance of the 80's rolled to an end Jon Byers was boosting as the vert ramps were disappearing and being chopped down to mini ramps. Jon's pump on ramp is magic and i'm always bummed we didn't get to see more footage of him.
CBL California fall tour 1990 by Joey Mesa. Back in the fall of 1990, we took a trip out west to the fall nationals in SoCal. It kind of ended up as more of a party weekend as we ended up at the infamous POW house. The next day we went to the 2-Hip contest where Chris Moeller's historic car jump went down.