5000 flyers were printed for the Saturday night bowl party in Montpellier. With the FISE around the corner and a happy hour on the program, you could bet on the presence of the FATBMX crew. With some imported RedBull to mix with Vodka and some fine Nice Konass drink, it wasn't only beer to get wasted on. In fact, the real beer drinkers didn't like the taste of the served booze but it was free between 10 and 11pm or you could trade a Cream sticker for a beer, so there were little complaints.
Every year when we make it down to the FISE it's we take a quick peak at the Grammont bowl for the latest in graffiti land. With the camera on hand we take a few shots as we do a lap around the bowl. Please enjoy the pieces as captured in July 2005.
The flyer of the jam made us curious. Concrete parks are popping up let and right and the Hypnoz park had at least a couple of good hips telling from the contest flyer. The video on the Twenty side revealed the complete park and we couldn't wait to get there. Alex Baret booked us a room next to the bowl so all sounded good.
On arrival we were stunned. After driving through the countryside for an hour we arrived at Cap Decouverte. It's a multi sports complex built at an old charbon mine. The park has more than you can think of. The "Auberge" hosts the guests where the skatepark is only 30 meters away. I shot some pics of the park from the bedroom window and with the PA being loud enough I could have chilled at the room the entire time and didn't miss a trick. The skatepark is amazing. The painted
UCI BMX WORLD'S BERCY, Paris, France.
From 1984-1990 the Palais Omnisport stadium with the grass walls hosted the King of Bercy BMX races. 2005 sees the return of BMX in the Bercy stadium with the UCI World Championships. Official titles are going to the Elite men and Elite women classes, the Juniors (men and women) and the Elite and Junior cruiser classes. Friday night had the cruiser categories and FATBMX was there to do a report.
Mobile Skatepark Series brings 100 extreme sports superstars back to Sacramento in world’s first interactive youth culture festival series.
The Mobile Skatepark Series (MSS) was one of the hottest attractions of last year’s California State Fair. As the ferris wheel turned on the midway, the world’s biggest action sports superstars turned the heads of tens of thousands of fans on the MSS ramps set up in the Toyota Xtreme Zone. This September, the MSS caravan will roll back into town, bringing with it more excitement and drama than ever before â€“ and even a few big surprises.
â€œThe people and the venue in Sacramento are incredible,â€? says Rick Bratman, president of ASA Events, the Los Angeles-based producer of the MSS tour. â€œThe athletes really feed off the excitement of the California State Fair and the incredible support they get from the fans in northern California.â€?
Fans Choose Mike Laird As Winner After Flawless Double Tailwhip 360 at Tour's Right Guard Open
The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, today announced the winner of the PlayStation Trick of the Week Award from the Right Guard Open.
Mike Laird won Trick of the Week with his perfect double tailwhip 360 during BMX Park Finals.
"Winning the PlayStation Trick of the Week is great;
Psykopath Industries, a new rider-owned bike company held its First Annual Sprint Race/Best Jump Contest on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Psykopath Industries own track which has been redesigned by Psykopath team rider Zack Held.
The Best Trick Contest went to Josh (Squeeks) Boothby. The contest ran Jam Format for 20 minutes. Before the trick contest could come to an end there were a few scary incidents that have proved to make this sport as rugged as it is entertaining.
David Graham got the FATBMX press pass to do a report on the 2005 Gravity Games. Thanks a lot for the report, we love these contributions. Day 1
It's 11 AM on Monday and we (Me and Talem) have just parked under the bridge that runs Interstate 95 over Franklin Delano Roosevelt park in Philadelphia, PA. Standing next to the cement blob that supports one of the more unusual places to ride a bike or skateboard you'll ever see, we observe kids on junk department store bikes casually cruising around as television crews set up their lights and camera cranes. In fact there's every kind of biker or skater you could imagine rolling around. I've never been to the Gravity Games before, but
Dwayne Verkade from BMXigans.com / Prospect Clothing informed us today that their new monthly movie was online.
Soul Cycle XL Series #3 by Mario de Waard
You can check it out by clicking the FAT Movies button in the main menu. Props to Mario! This movie rules!