It's hard to cover every event this summer simply because there is so much going on and we cannot be everywhere at the same time. Matt Jones took on the job to make a report for FATBMX of the first stop of the Dew Tour. Things didn't go exactly as planned for Matt but he did send in some exclusive pics of the event and wrote down some words.
Hey Bart, sorry about the hold up. The week of the Dew Action Sports Tour was out of control. The van that we took out there broke down as soon as we got to Louisville. Then I had to pay $250 to fix the van (water pump) and had 3 hours of sleep. Rode the street course at 6am and stayed there the whole day delirious as hell.
The Countdown is running â€“ only 3 days until the start ...
-Pro Rider’s Lounge for all participants
For the wealth of all participating Expert, Master and Pro riders of the Suzuki BMXMasters in between their runs a comfortable chill out area will be arranged. In the Lounge drinks as refreshments and relaxation will be provided.
Opening Party on June 23
There will be a big BMXMasters opening party on Thursday! From 10 p.m. on, there will be Obscure Grooves, HipHop, Funk, Soul, Rock and Pop music brought to you by the Djs Haitian Star aka Torch, Future Rock, Rick Ski and Saim 79.
A flatland cover on Dig, are you kidding me? Leave it to the DIG crew to come up with different covers. Some things have changed as far as publishing the magazine goes but you wouldn't notice from the outside. Also that Will Smyth is now based in Scotland (Glasgow) and not Northern Ireland (Belfast), doesn't show in any way in this international BMX mag. Ed Docherty sends out magazine info on a regular basis. The #46 info we received today. Click on the info to read what you can find.
Leigh Ramsdell sent a little info on the Eastern Europe Dragon
Tour. The team is heading to Germany on the 21rst to meet up with their German distributor G&S and will ride street in Wuppertal. The rest of the tour schedule looks like this. Try to catch them if you can.
22nd Bochum Trails, Germany
23rd-26th The Masters Cologne, Germany
On the evening of the 26th they head out with their French distributor Sun-Ex
27th St-Niklaas Belgium
While we're waiting for the full story from our local FATBMX reporter, we decided to go through the official press releases that we received from the professional people over at the Dew Tour. Basically there are three sets of results for each discipline (Park/Dirt/Vert). One is from the pre qualifying contest. One is the actual prelims and One set of results are the final results of the event. Make sure you check the right ones to find out who won.
You gotta love it. Girls go wild as soon as they see a limo, even it's filled with dirty BMX-ers. Stileman came through with some pin up shots again. We are showing you the covered up versions today, and topless versions tomorrow. How's that for making sure you come back to www.fatbmx.com?
There are so many events going on this summer that at least one of them will be taking place close to where you live. After initial plans of having the Gravity Games in California didn't work out, the quickly shove the event in the booming summer schedule with Vert being held at Woodward and street/dirt in Philadelphia. Here is the official 411 from the Gravity crew:
This year, the Games, presented by OLN, are going back to where it all began - the fertile action-sports breeding ground of Woodward, PA and the legendary streets of downtown Philadelphia.
Concept stores seem to be all the craze. We stopped by at the VANS store in Carnaby street on our way to the Download festival in Donington. The London based store had quite some unique shoes on display so we took some pics and decided to share them with you.
Okay we're a bit late with the worlds reports but at least we've got something up on the site. The one hand photo technique did not really work out that well. Try taking pictures with your right arm in a sling and operating your camera with your left hand. Good luck. We gave our FATBMX photo pass to Dig's Ricky Adam as the organization had run out of photo passes. Ricky had just bought a digital camera two days before the event so in return of the pass, we now can show you some of Ricky's first digital street pics.
The street course looked good. Some walls and ramps had been added to the covered skate park and had something to offer for most riders. Making the cut to the Pro finals was tough. Dirt World champ Kye Forte was running out of steam trying to do this big transfer but managed to pull it in the end. He still ended up in 12th. Ruben cruised around a fair bit in his own style and hit obstacles like no one else did. A pleasure to watch. 10th place was for Canadian John Heaton who pulled his big 180 transfer after multiple attempts. Tobias Wicke is so tech.