If you want to cool off in the middle of the summer maybe you can head over to Vise, Belgium for a lake jumping contest. BMX Plus! will cover the event (just kidding). We only received the flyer of the contest but I believe they're giving away a lot of stuff at the contest. Look at all the sponsors that are lined up for this! Coke (?) is one of the sponsors and combine that with some Red Bull and you can count on an all nighter at the local techno in Vise Ile Robinson. First prize is a Seat car.
We're probably completely wrong here so go to www.waterjump.be for more info or visit the comp on 19 and 20 August and let us know what happened.
###Carhartt Indoor skatepark Weil am Rhein### Last week we got good news from the Carhartt head office in Weil am Rhein. From now on Tuesdays are always a bmx only day! Furthermore a bmx jam is planned + a concert for December. Date and stuff is not fixed but more info will follow soon on the Carhartt-Europe website.
In the past we had 5 European BMX freestyle events going on in the summer and that was it. We traveled from event to event until the summer holiday was over. These days we've got 3 events going on each week!
On the weekend of 16-18 June the park and vert riders can check out the etnies Bielefeld City Jam in Germany.
Friday is open for practice with the contest being held on the 17th and the 18th. There's a Pro and Amateur class and the loaction is Busbahnhof Kesselbrink in Bielefeld-City (follow Innenstadt-Zentrum signs).
If you're a party animal you should be there on Saturday. At 23:00hr the official event party starts at the Ostbahnhof.
This coming weekend FATBMX will be off to England for the Download festival. With bands like Tool, Guns 'n Roses, Metallica, The Prodigy, The All-American Rejects, Deftones, Korn and Sick of it All [url=http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/lineup/index.asp]live on stage[/url] during the Snickers Bowl BMX contest it should be a good weekend. The Pro BMX rider list looks as follows:
1) Yo dudes how's life? Good I hope, I recently went 2 Vegas 4 Monster Energy 2 film a promo dvd 4 Monster & check out Mike Metzger flippin' tha fountains & tha Supercross finals. Would of shot more pic's put 4got my camera charger @ home, bummer. Anyhow thanx 4 Ur support.
2) Yo dudes went 2 tha Winnie Roast N Irvine, CA., If U don't know what tha event Is, well It's a day of bands rockin' out 2 a bunch of dudes ready 2 party.
Alex Jumelin’s signature KHE frame just came out. It's in prototype stage at the moment. The frame is called: “The Paris” and has straight tubes only. In case people don't know Alex, he's a pro flatland rider from Paris so don't even think about taking this bike to the trails. The details are as follows:
-Alex Jumelin Signature frame with clean geometry, no bent tubes -1-1/8“ internal headset o Euro Bottom Bracket -Head tube angle 74.5° Seat tube angle 71° -RC: 12.91“ -100% Japanese SANKO 4130 CrMo 100% HEAT TREATED (the 1st 100% heat treated flatland Frame) -TT length: 18.79“ -Weight: 1.55 kg | 3.41 lbs -CNC drilled and machined seattube and bottom bracket -3/8” Dropouts, NO PIVOTS
My friend Alex Jumelin is a famous pro flatland rider. Well known for his amazing flatland skills, his passion for the art and an unstoppable urge for progression. But also as a friendly guy, devoted family man, smart businessman and contest organizer. For several years he has been organizing his also famous Ninja Spin and 2006 is no exception. So off we go to Acheres, near Paris for this years edition. Taking place in the same venue as last year. And make no mistake, the Ninja Spin Contest is seen as one of the most prestigious flatland-only contests in the world.
So the 2007 product is slowly arriving back at the garage and I, ...actually it might have been Klaus, got round to getting some half decent photos ready for the public web site launch. Before that. We have here the first full preview of our new front loading stem, sprockets, Thomas's cat Mikesh, the re-designed alloy top-bolt and our seat clamp.