I'm watching the Agoride DVD right now and am trying to finish the review while watching. Not the best set-up but this way I'm sure it gets done. Basically the Agoride DVD is a great archive of 2005 happenings that took place in Europe and France in particular. Even if you're not a top 5 pro finisher, there is a good chance you made it on this DVD if you went to the FISE contest, BMX Masters, King of Boueno, Braun Flatground, Varsovie, the Vibrations Urbaines (Nantes and Pessac) or the 100 Contest.
Depending on what you are looking for, this DVD might be for you but it can possibly be not worth your time. If you hate jungle music and are down for the classics, you should turn the music down. If you don't like special effects, this DVD can get a bit annoying at times. If you want banger tricks only, we can advise you to look further. But the Agoride DVD sure has a crowd and we'd say it's for flatland riders as most footage is from the flat discipline.
You know what it is with video reviews? It's hard to explain the situation with words. One tailtap on a fence out of the skatepark isn't the same as the next one. An alley-oop 180 out of a curved wallride (Yeagle) might not sound ridiculous but when you see it in action, you gotta realize it's nuts. Doing a 360 out of a 180 curved wallride with an orange spin wheel, Standpoint got it on film. We're not even trying to describe Matt Beringer's backyard or the tricks that are done on a weird shaped bowl in the middle of nowhere.
We received two Covert frames in the mail here at FATBMX.com. On opening the box we were a little surprised on the design of the frames. The Psyops resembled of a Menstrual bike with the pierced head tube. Maybe Keith Treanor is heading the product development department at Covert these days. We doubt it.
The Psyops and Ghost Recon frames are hand built in China and weigh 1.89 kgs (for the Ghost Recon) and 1.93 kgs for the Psyops. This is extremely light but the material used isn't Supertherm triple butted 4130 cro-mo but China Aluminium.
How can you go wrong by buying a video that only has the best stuff in it. The Props crew went through their 2005 footage and put everything together in one DVD. All the bangers, all the road trips, all the contests and sessions, but only the best stuff. If you've missed the regular Props issues in 2005, this is the one to buy. It gets you up to speed on what happened at the Metro jam, the Backyard jam, the Rebel jam, the Red Bull Elevation and it has got plenty of real street and plenty of Stephen Lilly. Some other riders worth mentioning are Morgan Wade, Cameron Wood, Ben Hittle and Dave Osato (360 tailwhip bunny hop drop in anyone?). You can watch the trailer on Freecaster by clicking [url=http://sports.freecaster.com/mov.php?mid=674&aid=718&cat=00001]here[/url]. It gives you a good idea of the video but somehow the trailer doesn't show Stephen Lilly. He's got plenty of footy in Props' Best of 2005. Bonus section? Best of Props from ten years ago (1995) and the credits of the entire 2005 year. Although I've seen them all, the Best of 2005 gave me a feeling there was plenty of new footage too. Get yours at your local dealer or contact: [url=http://www.propsvisual.com/index_alt.html]Props[/url].
Man, we've been covering the Down Under riding scene lately with interviews on [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1135]Colin MacKay[/url], [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1073]Dave Dillewaard[/url] and [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1093]Ryan Guettler[/url], a review on [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1108]2020 BMX magazine[/url] and here's the DVD that actually came with said magazine. Hindsight two starts off with a Dyno commercial with classic footage of Dave Voelker and not so classic 2005 footage. I though Dyno had moved on to making beach cruisers or something but the Australians have kept the brand alive. The DVD opens with the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=901]Vans Let it Ride competition[/url] that was held at the HardRock & Casino parking lot of Las Vegas.
When I put the Shadow Conspiracy DVD in the player I was expecting some weird stuff. For some reason the "different" ad campaign and commercials around the Shadow brand made me think that way. I'm glad to tell you that my expectations were wrong. Sure, the team rider intros had this Shadow vibe to them with red lighting and CSI like editing but soon after it was straight to the BMX bike for lots of street riding and also lots of dirt.
The Bombshell Lite 7075 Aluminum Cog is made of high quality Aircraft-grade 7075 Aluminum. These cogs are built strong, Shimano compatible. The spacer is built into the cog to increase durability. Anodized black with Bombshell engraving gives it that added style. Each cog is sold separately from 18T all the way down to 14T.
Leave it up to the Fly Bikes crew to come up with a new Recyclable cardboard DVD case. The Spanish company just finished their first team video called UNO which starts off with some amateur acting from the team riders calling each other for a session. With the help of some pallets and some Spanish music the first part is already a way for them to show that anyone can build something to ride if you use your imagination. The mobile Skatepark (the pallets) is then burnt on the beach.
Featuring: Bike Show Coventry (UK), Nicolas Cambon Bio, Neness Roadtrip, Mike Hernandez bio (USA), NorCal Scene, Madrid scene report, Verthaus jam, Worlds Prague.CZ, Ravage Jam Weil.DE, Scene Ulm.DE
DVD-Bonus: Ravage jam, Slideshow, Flatland Quickspin (France - Germany - Czech Republic - Great Britain), Lost Bio Christian Zimmermann and much more!
This review is long overdue. I believe Thomas Stellwag has been checking the FATBMX page for the damn report every day but hey, we've got stuff to do here. What we can say at this point is that you can watch the trailer of issue # 28 on Freecaster to get a feeling of it. It's got 16mm film as well as high quality DV. Soul pretty much covers BMX around the whole world. They follow the better riders and have been putting together videos for years. They gather so much stuff that the main part covers 57 minutes with an extra 19 minutes of bonus.
There are magazines around that you don't know of until you see one. Offline magazine from Hungary is one of those magazines.
Now don't think it's bad because it comes from a country that you don't visit every year. The pictures in fact are super good and the photo issue has over 100 full colour paper of high quality. The downfall could for you could be that the magazine is shared with skateboarding, inline and snowboarding. BMX still covers more than one third of the content so that's over 30 pages of BMX in the photo issue (issue # 69).
If you're interested in learn more about the magazine and BMX in Hungary, surf to [url=http://www.offline.hu]OFFLINE[/url].