Loop’d Network, a leading social network for sports, and Oakley, Inc. (NYSE:OO) invite you to enter the Oakley Rider Search contest at oakleyridersearch.com. Oakley today announced the exclusive prizes for winners of the contest, which is hosted on Loop’d Network. Contestants have less than two weeks to upload videos and pictures for a chance to win prizes that include private skate, snow and BMX sessions with Oakley team athletes, or tickets to events like the World Superpipe Championships or Crankworx mountain bike festival. The contest closes on April 30.
Prizes will be awarded to one lucky winner in each of six sports categories:
● BMX: Ride with the pros at a weeklong summer session at Woodward East or West ● Moto: Get tickets, lodging and VIP treatment at the MX National or supercross race of your choice. And while there, tour some of the
The city of Shanghai will once again host KIA X Games Asia, Asia's premiere action sports competition, as it returns to China for the second consecutive year-celebrating 10 years of Asian X Games events. This year the event will showcase more than 200 of the best action sports athletes from more than 20 countries and five continents in world-class competition in the sports of Skateboard, BMX Freestyle, In-line skate and Sport Climbing. New to the Asian X Games, this year's event will feature Moto X Step Up, which will be accompanied by a Moto X Freestyle demonstration. Televised live from Shanghai's KIC Jiangwan Stadium, X Games Asia will air April 30 - May 3, 2008 on ESPN Asia Networks and will be organized by sports broadcaster
DC and SE Bikes have joined together to release the Quadangle, a classic frame from SE’s stable. The “Loop Tail Quad”, as it was known, will be the second joint release from the DC x SE partnership. The two brands released a recreated PK Ripper in April of 2007. Less than 500 redesigned Quadangle bikes will be released Spring 2008 to exclusive shops worldwide. "This bike is an absolute work of art... a testament to the design brilliance of Scott Breithaupt, and the inventive SE Racing ethos
We're starting this week's FAT-Friday off with news from DJ who did this from the VIP room at work that has free internet and tea. Thanks for coming through DJ.
-After 2 unforunate accidents in quick succesion Mark Webb is only a month away from being certified fully fit again & will be riding the first round of the Braun Cruzer Tour in Montpellier @ FISE in a few weeks. Mark has also just had a 7ft mini ramp built in his garden by Shaun Scarfe & crew so he doesn't have to travel too far to perfect his skillage.
-Mark Webb & Kyle Blake also recently returned from China where they rode the Chinese Extreme Sports Championship or something? Mark placed 1st & Kyle secured a respectable 5th in his first major event.
-I'm MC'ing @ FISE this year which I am pretty stoked about....
Mike Spinner recently released some killer tricks. He is the first rider to pull a 720 double tailwhip (on the resi) and Mark Losey shot some sequences of Mike doing a triple whip on a quarterpipe and also a triple whip over a hip. All at Dave Mirra's warehouse where shit goes down! Oh yeah, he learnt flairs too. We caught up with Spinner for a Top 5 list.
If you look at the names of the Vans bmx team you know that things are serious!! That serious that Vans took the opportunity to collect the Euro team and in addition some US riders too and send them on a mission. It´s a quest for new and unique spots around the southern France and northern Spain area.
With the crew of Tobias Wicke, Alessandro Barbero, Bas Keep, Colin Mackay, Mark Webb, Ty Morrow, Ben Hennon and Chase Hawk you know that things are going down during that 8 days of exploring. Keep an eye out on those web clip channels, Soul and Ride Uk and of course Fatbmx.com and Vans.eu for exclusive reports, clips and pics.
The whole crew will also attend this year's FISE comp in Montpellier if you want to see them live in action.
3 days ago I celebrated my 26th birthday! Looking back I think about how time seems to just come and go! Mentally I still feel as though I'm that 13yr old kid who only thought about how he was going to be able scrounge up $60 plus dollars (or however much I needed) to pay for a new set of forks. You see, back then I lived for learning how to ride 3ft high jumps! I'd finish a day of repeatedly casing over the second jump so badly that I couldn't make it onto the 3rd set but just yet so much fun. This would leave me contemplating whether or not I would be able to simply bend the forks back before they broke off or if I needed to bite the bullet and acquire new ones.
At 13, taking my bike and making a career of riding jumps was only a fantasy. I never really thought it would get me to where I am today. However, as I could never get enough of riding and was willing to