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The Dew Action Sports Tour, the only season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, today announced the winner of the PlayStation(r) Trick of the Week Award from the Panasonic Open. Voting began after competitions ended on Sunday, June 25. Fans were able to view video clips and vote online at dewactionsportstour.com until Sunday, July 2. Fans selected Ryan Nyquist as the PlayStation(r) Trick of the Week winner after he performed a barspin no-footed can-can during the BMX Dirt Finals. Nyquist finished the contest in fourth place and is one of the top competitors in the Dew Tour BMX Dirt competition.
"I'm really excited to win! The barspin no-footed can-can is something I've been working on for a while. I'm also excited to be in the running for trick of the year," said Nyquist.
Nyquist faced stiff competition for the PlayStation(r) Trick of the Week Award. Daniel Dhers, a BMX Park competitor, completed a 360 no-footed can-can tailwhip during the BMX Park Finals.
I was suprised that no one had tried it before, but after visiting two places no one had really been to before it also made sense to go back to an old friend but do something we also hadn't. Fact is I hate rental vehicles; unless you get yourself a closed back 7.5 tonne shutter van they're not really the reminder of getting your friends together and going off somewhere I like. So buying something always appealed. There you get two options, buy something decent and hang on to it afterwards, or buy something of a heap and just do whatever with it.
I didn't really know what would be the end option as we started looking, fact is we'd been looking last year as well but decided against it. It's the kind of thing that you get sucked into, with an open scope for any vehicle and Chris from Hotwheels also got sucked into digging up some weird stuff. Somehow part of the tour ended up just being looking for the right cars. We looked at everything from Mercs to Capri's - which would have made at least one team member real happy. I looked at old library buses, Ice cream vans and battered old camper vans from the 60's.
DIRT FINAL RESULTS: 1 Markus Hampl (De) 2 Matt McLeod (S Africa) 3 Colin Mackay (Aus) 4 Daniel McGeary (Eng) 5 Nicolas Bertier (Fra) 6 Liam Eltham (eng) 7 Max Wood (eng) 8 Lilian Conry (Fra) 9 Shelter Doe (Fra) 10 Patrick Guimez (Fra) Pro Street Finals Results: 1 Mark Webb (eng) 2 Ben Wallace (eng) 3 Bjorn (Bommel) Magel 4 Allesandro Barbero (IT) 5 Tobias Wicke (Ger) 6 Ben Hennon (Eng) 7 Colin Mackay (Aus) 8 Mike Miller (Eng) 9 Anthony Watkinson (Eng) 10 Luke Towey (eng) 11 Mark Konig (ger) 12 Leon Perkins (eng) 13 Martin Cooper (eng) 14 Senad Grosec (aus) 15 Luke Marchant (eng) 16 Sam Ward (Eng) 17 Kyle Blake (eng) 18 Josh Elkington (eng)
1 Jam down, now only 3 to go. Just a quick reminder that the Peterborough Y2SK8 Backyard jam qualifier is only one week away! Make sure you keep next weekend free because it is going to be amazing. There are prizes galore for the top 5 qualifying under 14s and the top 10 qualifying over 14s. As I am sure you already know, the only way you can enter the Etnies Backyard Jam in Sheffield is to qualify. So what are you waiting for?
Name: Dustin Guenther Age: 26 Hometown: Vancouver BC, Canada
Who did you grow up riding with? Dustin: When I first started riding it was with Nathan Penonzek & a couple other friends just outside of Vancouver. Then, when I moved to Vancouver it was Ron Mercer then down the line to Osato, Miron, Enns, Rob Sigaty & a lot of the badass's around Vancouver.
Do you feel you've been in the shadow of Miron, Osato, Enns as far as coverage is concerned? Dustin: I wouldn't say I feel shadowed by those guys, each one of those guys is an amazing rider with different talents. I'm not the most competitive person in the world so I'm psyched to be able to have the chance to ride with all of them.....to be honest I've never thought about it.
July 10, 2006LOS ANGELES -ESPN's X Games announces the second wave of athletes who have been invited to compete at X Games 12, to be held in Los Angeles August 3-6, 2006. All athletes receiving invitations to compete at X Games 12 are chosen by a sport-specific selection committee. Criteria and timing of invitations varies by sport and discipline, as it is based on the state and event schedules of that particular sport. The only exception is each gold medalist from X Games 11 (2005) receives an automatic invitation to compete. The third wave of invitations is scheduled to be announced in late July. The list of athletes is subject to change.
Dirt Mike Aitken* Murray, Utah Corey Bohan Brisbane, Australia
Chris Doyle* Pittsburgh, Pa. Cory Nastazio Huntington Beach, Calif. Ryan Nyquist* Greenville, N.C.
Damn, here's the last part of the Elevation comp. It was insane. We've saved the best for last. Here are your top 10 finishers:
10. Romuald "BB" Noirot. Top 10 got money. A big scoreboard first showed the schedule, then it showed the top twenty qualifiers and then it showed two groups of riders; The "In the money" group and the "Not in the money" group. BB was the first rider to enter the Money group on the left side of the score board. He did so by throwing true superman airs over the big sets, no-handed 360-s, whips, a couple of lookbacks, 3-whips, and three-in-one combo's that made you want to rewind the film to figure out what he just did. BB is riding his signature MacNeil these days and wanted to show contest organizer and MacNeil boss Jay Miron his current level. The judges (Osato, Biz, Korthaus, Barrett, Beringer) were impressed too.
The Red Bull Elevation comp was a huge success. The jumps were awesome, the riders were top level, the organization was perfect, the sound was great and partying was on. We're splitting up the report by listing the 11-20 placed riders first and then the 1-10 placed riders later. Enjoy.
20 Adam Baker. You could take the finals two ways: 1) Take it safe and miss out on the top ten (meaning no money), or 2) Step it up and go for it. Adam was one of those riders who stepped it up, or at least tried to. The three-whip over the first set, that went straight into an oververt 180 degree right berm, caused some problems where Adam lost the speed he needed to clear the following set. Not happy with this he tried it again. With three out of four runs counting, missing more than one good run wasn't ideal. It was Adam's birthday too but that didn't help change things. After another sneak attempt back up on the starting hill he pulled what he wanted (the truckdriver) and continued with a personal victory run down the hill throwing one-handers and stretched one-footers for the hell of it.