Dave Dillewaard did some very sweet inverts over the hip in Whistler last year. So good in fact that I had a photo enlarged and put it up on the wall in front of me. I look at it all the time, so fucking awesome I could cry. Dillsy will be back this weekend. Let's see what the Aussie has to say about the comp and about the X-Games dropping dirt this summer.
1) What does the Elevation comp mean to you? It's the best dirt contest I have ever been to. That's it, that's all.
2) Do you fancy riding real trails going down a hill?
Stephen Murray is a BMX Athlete that could use help from the BMX community. Stephen is a professional dirt jumper that is well known for his amazing tricks like double back flips, 360 back flips, turndown back flips and so much more.Stephen Murray came to the United States from New Castle Great Britain over 10 years ago with a dream of riding with the best athletes in the sport. He came over here originally as a BMX racer but quickly took to Dirt Jumping and Freestyle in the scene of Huntington Beach and Sheep Hills.
2001 and 2002 marked the biggest year for Stephen Murray of his career. He won the Gold Medal in Dirt Jumping at X Games and back to back wins at the Gravity Games, the two biggest contests at the time.
Stephen is quoted on his own riding style, “I go 110%, go big and send it!” (EXPN.com)
Jay Miron offered Bibi a ride at the 2000 X-Games in San Francisco. Bibi didn't know what had just happened to him. His hero asked him to ride for him. Since then Bibi has been around. He has his own model at MacNeil too. Riding for Macneil has its perks when the boss puts on international (invite only) contests. Bibi isn't complaining, he never is. Are you sure he's French?
1) What does the Elevation comp mean to you? Hopefully it mean big jumps, a good time with good friends and why not some new ones, good partys, the sushi village, for me seat and see the other good riders...and tons of other good stuff. 2) Do you fancy riding real trails going down a hill? Fancy mean funny??? oh yeah, if it’s not too dangerous I’ll like that. I like to be scared and riding fast.
3) Have you seen photos of the 2007 dirt jumps yet? I saw some videos of Nick and it looks really dope. But I know Nick, he is really good and smooth, so it looks easy, but when you are on the top, it’s not the same
It's not far away, the Elevation comp in Whistler. You can count on Chris Doyle to be there and blast a couple of turndown 360-s over the biggest sets in a way that only Doyle can. Here's what Chris had to say about the comp.
1) What does the Elevation comp mean to you? Good times, great location, and good friends.
2) Do you fancy riding real trails going down a hill? Heck yes! Who wants to pedal?
3) Have you seen photos of the 2007 dirt jumps yet? I saw a couple photos but not the whole course and it looks incredible.
4) How bad do you think it is that Dirt is no longer a discipline in the X-Games?
The Red Bull Elevation contest is coming up this weekend. We asked some of the competitors what they think about the contest. Here are the answers from Alejandro Caro, a rider who surprised a lot of people in Whistler last year.
1) What does the Elevation comp mean to you? It is just the best dirt contest of the year, this is so much fun. It's the best riders of the sports riding amazing huge trails
Failure Bikes owner and Snafu pro, Matt "The Beard" Bischoff, along with Master ramp God and Failure product designer, Nate Wessel, will be on the hit TV show Miami Ink, tomorrow night at 10 pm eastern on TLC. Make sure to tune in as Chris Garver gives "The Beard" the greatest tattoo of all time! A portrait of Hans Langseth! Who is Hans Langseth you ask? Only the dude with the longest beard ever. Be sure not to miss this once in a lifetime television masterpiece.
The Sugarhill in Aarle-Rixtel were pretty much plowed but built back up again in the same day. The starting hill became higher and steeper, the 4 pack on the outside is big, the three turns in the West are all new and on the way back there are some bigger jumps that will require some serious pedaling. The "kids" now start from the sketchy blue ramp and have three tables before making the 180 degree berm. On the way back there are some step-ups and a table. The North-West turn has become bigger and the wall is still there.
You have probably heard about Stephen Murray's terrible crash he had in Baltimore at the Dew Tour last week. A double backflip went wrong and Stephen broke three vertebrae in his neck and was taken to hospital and operated upon immediately. He is in "critical but stable" condition and will undergo another operation today (Monday). Everyone at FATBMX wishes Stephen, his family and his friends all the best. A strong group of supporters are in the beginning stages of forming a non-profit organization on behalf of Stephen, wife Melissa, son Mason and step son Seth. They will need all the help, support, donations they can get. As plans on the event progresses, we will post the information here on FATBMX.
Baltimore, Md. –Daniel Dhers of Venezuela captivated the crowd in BMX Park by capturing the BMX Park victory at the AST Dew Tour’s Panasonic Open, the first event of the season at Baltimore’s Camden Yards Sports Complex. Dhers, a rookie and Dew Cup champion last season, posted a 93.17 to earn the win. This was Dhers second consecutive victory dating back to last season’s victory at the PlayStation Pro event. "There was not really any extra pressure coming into the finals,” said Dhers. “I just like to ride for fun, so pressure doesn't really bother me. When I am having fun, everything comes together."
Michael Spinner of Oceanside, N.Y., placed second with a 92.67, followed by Dennis Enarson of La Mesa, Calif., with a 90.67. "I really thought that Spinner had it,” said Dhers. “I was really surprised by the results but, hey, I'm not complaining."
I have an announcement that is bittersweet in that our dear friend and coworker for the past 12 years Page Hussey is departing Hoffman Enterprises to pursue a dream of becoming one of Edmond's (OK) finest. Yes, Page told us 3+ years ago that he really wanted to be a police officer and started to go to school at night. Back then, I told Page that he had a job here at Hoffman for as long as he needed until he reached his goal and he just found out that he was accepted to the police force in our hometown. The call came to him just last week and he has to be ready to go on July 8. It's sudden, but such is the way of the police academy.
We love Page and are really happy that he has found what he wants. We are sad to see him go, but are very happy for him. It is exceptionally good that he will be staying in Edmond.
Page will be working with us until he departs for training, but to help in the transition, you should contact April Mays for any further