Props issue 55
USA $ 19.95Stephan Lilly gets the cover of issue 55 and also a Bio which was nice. Adam Baker keeps up the trail footage. His Bio has lots of dirt jumping in it. Contests that are shown are the FBM Ghetto comp, the Derby Backyard jam and the Animal Brooklyn Banks Jam. Maybe you
On display in the retail shops until 12 April
Josh Heino gets the cover of the May issue of Ride. Josh also gets the Pro interview where he talks about losing his three main sponsors now that he has a kid on the way.
The May issue is all about the FOX poster. You see Nate Wessel do a turn bar on one side (I'm sure it's a sick transfer but it doesn't come across in on single hot) but you should rip it out and check the back side. Scotty Cranmer takes flips to a new level. Front flip with a turndown thrown in over a regular jump box in the skatepark. Awesome!
The issue also has an "11 days in the Midwest" article, 5 interviews with riders on the "Pro Life", Jimmy Levan explaining how to do toothpick grinds on rails, some write up on tools, a
Hungarian BMX street, Dirt experience with life and style.
Presented by: Marics "Nike" Tamas/Kralik DaniA video from Hungary. Do they have a scene there? They sure do. In fact, the 1992 BMX Freestyle World Championships took place in Budapest and BMX has stuck with a group of good guys.
6 riders have their own parts and those parts are mixed with riding from more than 15 other guys. Szabo Laszlo has the honour to start off the Ultralight video and if you have any doubts about BMX in Hungary, they're gone after watching Szabo ride. This is modern shredding on spots that most of us have never seen before. That's a good thing about this video. It does have some contest footage, but it's new because it has not shown up in RIDE or any other BMX magazines. They build big jumps too over there so you won't be disappointed.
FEDERAL presents "TRAVAELIO"
FEDERAL Bikes has a very strong team that travels all over the world in search of good riding spots. Ed Docherty brought this together in this Federal Team DVD called "Travaelio" and shows his multitalent with working on computers, Filming and Photographing. Very good intros, outstanding filming and the music is excellent too. What about the riding? Are you kidding me?
This is the FEDERAL TEAM, that says enough, these men are not afraid to go to the hospital and give everything a try and try as long as they succeed their stunts.
Number Ten, a film by Edd Allen
Running time approximately 40 minutes
Cover design Dean Hearne
DVD Authoring Mark Richards
Titles/Help James Dale
Now this is a video! It's enjoying to watch. Edd Allen knows what it takes to make a good video and he pulled out all stops to make it happen in this Seventies production. The intro is beautiful. It must look insane on a big screen in a cinema but I only had the pleasure to watch it on TV. The Seventies crew distributes a lot of brands and they sponsor a lot of riders. This gave them a lot of choice to get footage together for Number Ten.
Hunter at Infantry5 put up a video that will make everyone laugh except for the guy on the picture on the right. Humble BF might even think it's funny too. Ahh the good old days of spray painted Cycle Craft frames......
The old bmx footage was recorded at the California State Championships in 91'. It was a jump demo put on by Cyclecraft's National #1 expert racer Brian Foster with the help Jimmy Garcia.
And I thought BF had always been smooth........
[url=http://www.infantry5.com/brian1.html]Click here for BF in racing gear doing a jumping demo[/url]
To collect footage you need to get out there and film. The Hoffman team of Bruce Crisman, Chris Souter, Seth Kimbrough, Jon Taylor, Ryan Barrett and Sebastian Keep loaded up some vans and hit the road in Europe. H*B's Mark Owen and Bryan Baxter were on board to do some filming. The countries that were treated with some riding were England (big session at the Seventies warehouse), France (Bercy/Paris) and Germany (Cologne/DÃ¼sseldorf area).
Although the team visited the 2004 World's in Cologne, there is zero contest footage in the Euro Trip. Brakeless riders Seth, Chris and Bruce don't need much to do sick tricks. Give them a ledge, a few stairs and a flat bank and you'll see backwards tricks, 360-s and barspins all mixed up. Stand out on the Euro trip is by far Seth Kimbrough. He delivers on everything. Big rails included, well impressed. The editing/graphics are well done. It follows the theme of the H*B ads in the magazines.
In 1985 I gave graffiti a try. We stayed up late and went to a school to make this masterpiece that we had drawn on a piece of paper. It was a huge pacman with the words "RAP '85" next to it. It was dark so we colored it in over and over again thinking the bricks were sucking up the paint. We couldn't see much. Next morning on the paper route I rode by the wall and there it was! The RAP '85 wild style piece. So stoked, I felt like I was in the movie Breakdance.
When school was out, the police had already shown up. It was straight to the station for an explanation. There was no way out so a few minutes later it was back to the wall at the school with buckets full of thinner, water, brushes and whatever else to get that piece off the wall before they sent a professional cleaning crew and have us pay that bill. It took forever to get it off. We were regretting the multi layers of paint we used to fill in the stupid pacman.
Chris Smith (UK) sent in a VHS tape with xeroxed cover. The ValleySideStyle video had a lot of local footage in it. It seemed like a project where he filmed friends and decided to make a video out of it. Some of his friends do crazy stuff like jumping scooters, flipping cars over and play with fireworks. All good shit.
I really did not have a clue what Chris' intentions were on the business side of things as the norm nowadays seem to be DVD's with slick full color covers. I checked in with Chris:
Maze sent over this movie link. It's about the Bike Kill event put on by the Black Label Bike Club from New York. If you think we're used to some fucked up stuff in the BMX freestyle scene, watch this movie. We've got a long way to go to catch up with these freaks.
As seen by Rachel Meyrick of Red On Red Productions.
[url=http://homepage.mac.com/rachelmeyrick/iMovieTheater8.html]Fucked up bicycle stuff from the Bike Kill 2004 event in New York[/url]