Name: Anthony Napolitan Age: 20 Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
Hmm, you're not living in a particular BMX mecca. Where do you ride on a regular basis? Anthony: Well I currently live at Woodward camp, so when I wake up everyday I can choose from about 10 different skateparks to ride at, but usually I ride lot 8, the rock and the 7ft mini ramp at outdoor street on a daily basis.
Woodward seems like a place that helped you progress. What's your favorite part of the camp? Anthony: Woodward definitely was a big part in my progression over the past year. My favorite part of the camp is the variety and diversity in ramps all over the camp.
Writing reviews is a tough task. You don't want to piss the makers off who have spent months getting the thing produced but it's no use either to praise every production so you lose track of what's good, and what's not. We like to give fair reviews to every DVD we get sent. We also apologize if the reviews take a while before they're up. It's simply how things go sometimes. Transcend is a production of Ty Stuyvesant & Steve Machuga who spent over a year to collect all the footage and then edited it to this very DVD. It has basically 14 rider sections with some freestyle skiing thrown in for (good) measure. Riders include Sean Burns, Anthony Napolitan, Ryan Worcester, Dennis McCoy, Jamie Bestwick, Seth Holton, Steve Machuga, Harrison Boyce, Nick Halsey, Dan Montgomery and more. Each of them have a section with one better than the other but with this group of riders you are guaranteed to have some quality riding going on. Harrison Boyce and Nick Halsey impressed me with their part and so did Ryan Worcester.
They hail from Devon, they live to ride, and they go under the name of ‘the moVment’. Notorious to Devon, these local BMX’ers are hosting their third annual ‘moVment Jam’ on 27th and 28th May, at local Decoy Park, with an opportunity for any amateur riders to come along and take part, or simply watch the event unfold. It all started in 2003, when a small group of likeminded BMX’ers from Newton Abbot came together to create a low key BMX jam in response to their local trails being closed. Following an unprecedented response from the local community, Teignbridge Council resolved to work alongside the BMX enthusiasts to help respond to health and safety concerns, and support their dreams for a better facility ... and so the Movement Jam was born!
Now in its third year, and charging £5 to compete, proceeds from the Jam will go towards “The Decoy Misfits BMX Dirt Club” - a local skate/bmx park for the whole community and with a recent injection of £5,000 from the National Lottery fund and support from the local council, the target of £100,000 is beginning to look very possible.
What a difference it makes. It's been sunny for two days and I can ride again. Your outlook on life changes because of it. Psyched. Here's a quick review of the June issue of BMX Plus! that has Danny Hickerson on the cover doing an incredible rail ride up 6 stairs to no-hander. Damn!Chad de Groot knows how to score photos. He pulls out his flatland bike for a double page contents spread. Allan Cooke is seriously nuts. See his helicopter stunt. SE scores some good coverage with Postany getting the poster and Gerber getting an Inside the Pros Bikes article. Also Steve Cuesta gets a pro bike check and for those who forgot about Thomas Hancock, he's still around, simply read his interview. Mike Day and Bubba Harris both scored a #1 title in 2005. There's a one-on-one with the two fast racers. Kip Lekker waves to the camera for a full page shot on page 76. Also full page moving pictures go to Biz, Will Love, Brumlow, Johnny Devlin and Eddie Hernandez. Yup, Plus! likes to give coverage to those who deserve it.
Flatlanders united for the FLAT-JAM in Rhode Island. Here's the results: Pro
1st. Matt Wilhelm ($1,500) 2nd. Jeff DesRoche ($1,200) 3rd. Cory Fester ($1,000) 4th. Dave Petrin ($800) 5th. Stephen Cerra ($500) 6th. Dane Beardsley 7th. Raphael Chiquet 8th. James McGraw 9th. Terry Adams 10th. Scott Ditchfield 11th. Justin Miller 12th. Alex Jumelin
The folks at KHE are looking for a new graphic and web designer. Skills and Needs they're looking for: * Creation of print advertisement * Place of work: KHE headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany * Graphic know-how: CorelGraphicSuite or Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator * Webdesign and programming know-how: HTML, CSS, PHP
The announcement of the Red Bull Bridge Master arrived pretty late. With only a few weeks before the event date, it was still unclear of what it was about. When the first drawings hit the internet, it started to look pretty interesting and with Red Bull behind it, you know it was going to be a crazy event. The starter list of invited riders looked like this: Ben Hennon UK, John Petit FR, Dimitri Ivanov FR, Tobias Wicke DE, Benny Paulsen DE, Hannu Cools BE, Greg van Tulder BE, Senad Grosic AU, Craig Stevens UK, Kye Forte UK, Sebastian Keep UK, Barry Kohne NL, Mark Vos NL, Michael van der Lee NL, Daniel Wijsmuller NL, Bas Brouwer NL, Pim van den Bos NL and Bjorn Mager DE. Not too shabby, especially for Dutch standards.
The day previous to the comp was a hot one. I wore a T-shirt and shorts for the first time of the year and with the event being on the water, I was expecting a good time. The organization had asked people to come over by boat to watch the contest which was taking place on top of the Magere Brug, a historical bridge in Amsterdam.
Kore Bike Industries are presenting the Props Mega Tour 5 video on 28 April next. If the video alone isn't reason enough to go, they've got free pizza, beer and soda. They're giving out some prizes too from their sponsors of the night. Kore Bike Industries is located in Tempe, Arizona, USA. If it's worth a drive up there for free food and a video premier depends on where you're at.
Name: Nate Berkheimer Age: 23 Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
You're doing a bit of everything. Do you feel racing helps your park and dirt riding and riding park/dirt benefits your racing? Nate: I guess they kinda work together, racing helps my other riding in times when you only have a short runway or you need more speed, and riding park and dirt makes a bmx track way more simple than they already are.
There are not too many riders who have done both. Who come to mind as overall riders? Nate: Definitely Brian Foster, he was my hero as a younger rider. Robbie Miranda also does both racing and jumping. There aren't very many riders that can be competitive at both, racing takes a lot of strength training and dirt jumping takes a lot of balls. I just try to give it my all at everything I do.