Hello Amigos, Remember our trip in Italy this past summer? Well, the video is done. Sergio Layos and Angel (Sergio's brother) edited it and it turned out great. The idea about this DVD is to make it very affordable or even for free. So all of you can watch it. It’s in HD so we don’t want it to be downloaded. It will lose so much quality so it’s kind of a shame. We wanted you to watch it properly. So for now it will be included for free in Props issue 68. We’ll let you know where else you’ll be able to get the DVD.
ESPN will debut three new disciplines at X Games 14 this summer in Los Angeles - Skateboard and BMX SuperPark and BMX Street. SuperPark will be a 100 percent transition-focused design - blending a variety of terrain and obstacles into one seamless course. The SuperPark disciplines will highlight the all-around abilities of the world's best transition skaters and BMX riders. This will mark the first time ever that X Games will not have a stand-alone vert ramp. In addition to Skateboard and BMX SuperPark, BMX Street will be added to X Games where it will follow the same template as X Games mainstay Skateboard Street. The concept is simple, raw street features such as stairs, rails and ledges replicated in an arena setting.
BMX legend Mat Hoffman, the sport organizer for X Games BMX events, said: "The very core of BMX is to explore and be creative. This new format will promote this progression, providing the opportunity for the best riders to expand Park and Vert to new dimensions."
The fact that we do these FAT-Fridays on Fridays means that is has already been a week since the Mini-FAT-JAM took place. Boy were we lucky with the weather but you get what you deserve....haha. The turnout was great and yes it was possible to ride in a T-shirt. If your name is Mark Vos, you could even ride without a T-shirt. Just think about it, it was snowing at the beginning of the week....damn! The party at OJA would still have been a good one even if the day was a rain-out. The Electronical premiere was good. We had lots of BMX-ers cing it out. The bands that followed got the party started and the classic songs (including the Dire Straits) finished off the evening on a good note for everyone who did not have to drive home (all the drunks on the dance-floor). Days like these make you realize why we do what we do. Good times.
This weekend will be busy too. Today we're going to cruise by
Yo dirt monster! We've got 2 X 2 tickets for the Extreme Playground Dirt Session to give away. Instead of giving them to the first two people to send us an e-mail, we're going to make a little contest out of it. Here's the question: Who won the first T-Mobile Extreme Playground contest in 2007 in Herten, Germany? a) Ryan Nyquist b) No one c) Tobias Wicke d) Ben Hennon
Anthony Pill sent in this story that he wrote for Ride UK a few years ago but it never got used. It's funny now so we're just gonna put it up here with pics from the trip. Enjoy.
The big bang. Or, how I opened a can of worms for the very reasonable price of $38, with the help of a twelve-year old Chinese boy named Ming. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Bob Haro felt a monumental stirring in his womb. His mouth dried to a
Do we need a new parts brand? you can ask yourself that question. Do we need good bike parts? The answer to that question is a lot easier. Éclat released their line of components at the Taiwan trade show. The stuff looks damn nice and it's not just sprockets and grips either. They've developed several different seats with rails, the pivotal system and a one-piece seat-seatpost combo that is hella light. The hubs are looking very sweet and they've got handlebars, cranks, pegs, crank spacers, pedals, sprockets, grips, rims, the whole nine yards. It's a full range developed from the ground up.
Australia's BMX Team was put through their paces today, in a four hour long training session in Penrith, west of Sydney. Eleven members of Australia's high performance team rode the Beijing Olympic replica track. The 350 metre long track features a three-storey high starting ramp. The track was built by world number five, Luke Madill to gain him an advantage leading up to the sport's debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.The 27 year old now has one of only three similar tracks in existence. Riders will face a similar starting ramp and track at the upcoming UCI BMX World Cup
This season Carhartt presents a unique old school BMX cruiser. Inspired by the eighties, the Carhartt 24inch BMX cruiser has the traditional chrome look and for the 80s style must-have toptube pad. BMX is an essential part of the street culture and for that Carhartt demonstrates its commitment and commonality to this sport for more than 10 years. Carhartt supports BMX riders’ worldwide and has a thriving BMX Pro World team. Besides, the brand sponsors internationally recognised contests like the Rebel
This issue of SessionBMX goes worldwide. It has articles from South Africa, Dubai, the USA, Europe and features Australians Colin MacKay and Ryan Guettler. We like that worldwide feel and you get 98 pages of it in issue number three. Mike Ardelean gets the cover and an interview, the mag covers the RedBull Down & Dirty, the Ghetto jam in South Africa, the Icer Air event. Banksgiving jam, Dubai X-Games, Hell on Wheels, the travel to Portland and The Flow Dirty East Comp. This would normally mean that the pages would be filled but since there is still little advertising in the magazine, there is room for more: Paul's Boutique gangmember tour, New Products, The first time with Ricardo Laguna, Back to Basics, Hillbilly Hellhole, a bike check with Colin MacKay, a how-to on a tuck no-hander with Josh Boatright, Just one question (I quit that trick!) article and a Hang 5 (top 5s) with Ryan Guettler and six pages of wallpaper. Dude, it's got some content!
Ruben Alcantara had this idea of a 1 piece seat about 1 year and a half ago. Since then FLY has been working with their seat maker to achieve the exact structure and material that they wanted. Another difficult and long project. Fly Bikes' plan was to show it to you when