Frank Lukas and his crew are setting up a flatland jam / best trick contest in Koblenz, Germany. The date is 19 August 2006, the exact same date as the annual FAT-JAM in Aarle-Rixtel. Frank has gathered 1200 Euros for the best trick contest and we have nothing like that to hand out. Frank has arranged palm trees and beach sand and we have some dirty bushes and some black sand. Sounds like Frank has things organized so if you want to skip the FAT-JAM this year (unless you like scuffing and rolling on the nearby grass field), Koblenz sounds like an option. The woodenflatland platform will be built next to the water and will be 11 meter X 22 meter. For more info go to:
We want to inform everyone that we will organize the 5th edition of our bmx contest here in Italy. The Contest will be on 02-03 September in Riccione (RN) Italy. Last year there were more of 60 riders (you can read a report on cream mag issue #15). Riccione is a very nice city, perfect to do a week-end here in Italy. The Park is very well situated, just 100mt. from the beach (famous Adriatic coast), and 500mt from the town centre. There are also several hotels around the park ( and near the beach too ). On Saturday there will be the qualification for AM and PRO. Sunday will have the last events with 2 FINALS (AM. - PRO)
Contets info: - Discipline STREET - Cat: Amateur - Pro - For the PRO there will be prize money (2.500€) for the 10 finalist riders. - For the AM. Cat. bike parts, clothes, etc; - The street area is around 800 square meters with various ramps; - Inside the park there is a full bar, toilette and service. - On Saturday night there will be a nice party on the beach. All the inscriptions can be made in local place on the first day or through our e-mail. We need your help to push the bmx scene in our country.
The LG vert riding in Birmingham was rad but like the old days it showed some casualties. Ricky Roich mysteriously dislocated his shoulder after he landed a perfect 540 at height in the beginning of his first run. Doubting if he should drop in again for a second run, he said fuck it! thinking of the fact that he needed some of the (top 10) money. His 2nd run only lasted a few airs and then Ricky was pulling his own arm again trying to get it back into socket. Just recovered from a similar injury myself, I had to watch in another direction when he was fixing his shoulder. Mark Theaker was riding with a broken wrist but had a wrist guard to support it. He finished 14th and got no check for his efforts.
The Birmingham NEC came to an uncomfortable silence when John Parker (USA) knocked himself silly at the end of his first run and had to be taken off to hospital on a stretcher.
The second European stop of the LG Action Sports Tour was held in Birmingham, England. Sixteen riders rode a straight final of two 1-minute runs each, best run counts. Ben Hennon was out with a hurt foot, Phil Aller volunteered to go to hospital with Louis Smith who knocked himself out in practice. Craig Stevens walked around with his arm in a sling and was out for the contest too. Who was left you ask?Mike Miller had won the pre-Nass qualification and also the Nass street contest so he could enter the LG comp. However in his runs he couldn't quite pull it together after a few rough days (and nights). He still did the best lookback 360 over the box in his second run. Luke Towey got 14th with handplants over the spine and some tech riding. Brendan Jones got 13th, Ben Manuel 12th, Robin Fenlon 11th and then we're getting to the top 10 finishers:
This is by far the biggest event in town and it definitely shows with all the visitors driving around the neighborhood for 3 hours to find a parking spot. Back from last year the south side of the Pier is where all the chaos can be found....the Soulbowl, US Open of Surfing, Volleyball, Fashionshows, you name it, it couldn't be any crazier. I woke up in a craze realizing my battery of my camera wasn't charged and I had a little left on making it on time.
The KinkBMX demolition derby is over. BMX related teams from: FBM, Coaliton/Hell on Earth/Outlaw boards, Odyssey, S&M, Kink, Redbull, Kronik, Squareone, Team Young, Rockstar Games, Diamondback, Hurley, Woodward, Albes, Ride BMX, Primo and United participated in this car wreckage. Last one standing was FBM's Derrick Girard with Joe Riley in second and Aaron Ross in third.
Re-cap of the winners’ runs by Ryan (Free Flow Tour road crew and judge).
Steven Kennedy took first place in our main event. Steven had close to perfect consistency and a great flow throughout the park. He hit a bar spin tire tap to foot jam, tail whip out. That really caught my attention. Steven also tail whipped to peg stall and tail whipped to fakie on the quarter pipe. In second place was Codey Levesque. Codey was landing turndowns, tail whips, and foot jams. Not far behind was Kodey Fisher coming in third. Kodey was tearing up the course with turn downs, 720s, and big airs.
Köln, 27. Juli 2006 Suzuki BMXMasters 2006: 440 international top riders from 30 nations as well as 12,000 spectators joined a relaxed and all around successful event under blistering heat in the Cologne youthpark from July 21 to 23. Once again the Braun cruZer Tour held a stop in Cologne with the amazing Braun Spine Ramp - the world’s largest mobile mini-ramp … One of the absolute highlights was the final in the category Miniramp Pro, which was held on the Braun Spine ramp. The competing riders gave the public what they wanted to see – BMX riding on the highest level. After several try’s Phil Aller pulled a fufanu on the backrail of the platform. Mark Webb – winner of the Braun cruZer Tour 2005 – took the first place with incredible runs and tricks such as double tailwhip tiretab or x-up flair and impressed the spectators as well as the judges. The crowd was loud and off the hook.
– New York, July 27, 2006 – The Dew Action Sports Tour, the pro tour of action sports, today announced the winner of the PlayStation® Trick of the Week Award from the Right Guard Open. Voting began on Monday, July 17, the day after competitions ended. Fans were able to view video clips and vote online at dewactionsportstour.com until Monday, July 24. Fans selected [url=http://us.video.aol.com/video.full.adp?pmmsid=1677763]Keith McElhinney[/url] as the PlayStation® Trick of the Week winner after he performed a front flip flair during BMX Vert prelims, the first front flip flair ever landed. McElhinney finished 16th in prelims, failing to advance to finals.
“I’m so excited, seems like a dream to actually land the trick and then to win,” said Keith McElhinney. “This is amazing. I look at all the other tricks that have won PlayStation® Trick of the Week and I don’t feel worthy. The past week and a half since landing the trick has been a whirlwind.”