Spectacular championship Braun Flatground offers flatland the stage it deservesâ€œBraun Flatground should serve as an example to all flatland competitionsâ€?
Last weekend Amsterdam â€“ Holland welcomed the world’s largest flatland event: Braun Flatground. After an opening party on Friday, with Dutch hip hop artists Pete Philly & Perquisite, Saturday started off with qualification rounds Pro and Girl followed by the Dutch Championships Finals. No less than forty-seven professional riders from Japan, USA, Canada, Chili, as well as most European countries competed for a much sought after qualifying place amongst the sixteen finalists.
At night the finalists gathered in front of a massive crowd in the Westergasfabriek Gashouder built in 1902. In a heated one-on-one battle, Viki Gomez (SPA) managed to beat all his opponents.
San Jose Day 5 was pretty much a slow day, all that was occurring was BMX Park Finals, which although is a big event, most of the athletes were pretty beat up from riding hard for 4 previous days straight. I too, was exhausted because this was just a tiring week so I didn't really get a good report at the event of what happened in BMX Park finals, but once again thanks to my friend Alex and good ol TiVi have no fear, we have a complete report for ya still.
Park finals would go down at 1pm inside the HP Pavilion and you could pretty much tell the riders were throwing everything they had into the park runs but their bodies were just not there.
Saturday would be a pretty calm day BMX wise, the only thing going down was Park Prelims which would begin at 2:30pm. So still being pretty warn out on BMX Park I headed out to the FMX course to watch the guys practice a little bit, somehow I always seemed to get sucked into the Moto X events, I don't know what It is about them, maybe it's the fact that the majority of the riders in FMX (all but one that I've encountered) have been beyond nice and conversational with the fans. They opened the gates at noon on Saturday so being the anti-social person I was feeling like that day, before they let the crowds in I headed back to Park to find a seat to watch the prelims go down.
Animal and MacNeil are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between the two companies. The agreement allows Animal to use Mac Neil’s patented Pivotal seat technology on Animal bike seats. â€œIt’s been a our goal to work with other companies and to get more of them to use our Pivotal design.â€? Said Jay Miron of MacNeil. â€œ I’ve been a huge fan of Animal since the beginning. So I’m really excited that they are the first to go with the pivotal design.â€? Miron added.
Practical information on the 8th Urbans Vibrations of PESSAC (suburbs of Bordeaux, France).
BMX contest Pro and Am (street/dirt/mini) October the 29 and 30 with possibility of practice the week before (+ all the local spots) and on October 29 starting from 18h00 until 22h00.
Price money of 5000 euros for the pros and 10.000 euros of bmx parts and wear for amateur! the whole comp is indoor (except dirt if possible!).
Alessandro Civera of www.nosoccer.com (a BMX site) in Italy sent in the following message. Looks like they've been hired to put on the BMX part at the Eicma show this year.
Hi Bart nosoccer.com promove the first meet with international bike expo in milan in italy. it 63th edition e for this year it open the doors for italian bmx moviment, me an Mauro Argentin make a giant dirt line with three jump, last years more of 100.000 people visit the expo for see "static bike" (MTB and street cycle) this year we are hot... every day two demo in differents area.. park vith a jump box, quarters, banks for amateur riders and a very good dirt line for expert riders.
NEW YORK â€“ September, 2005 â€“ The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, today announced the winner of the PlayStationÂ® Trick of the Week Award from the Toyota Challenge. Voting began after competitions at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Toyota Challenge ended Sunday, September 11. Fans were able to view video clips and vote online at www.dewactionsportstour.com until Sunday, September 11.
Fans selected Ryan Guettler as the PlayStation Trick of the Week winner for the second consecutive event after he performed a front flip during BMX Dirt Finals. Even more spectacular is that Guettler came back from a hard fall in athlete introductions to win that very contest. Guettler leads the Dew Cup points standings in BMX Dirt and BMX Park. His front flip earned him the PlayStation Trick of the Week award after the Tour’s third stop, the VansÂ® Invitational, in Portland, Ore. this past August.
â€œIt’s amazing to win the Trick of the Week contest for the second time,â€? said Guettler. â€œWhoever is out there voting for me is super supportive and that’s the cool thing. I can’t thank them enough.â€?