We are in Taiwan right now & just received our final prototypes of our OneWay street & park pegs. These pegs are one product that I am very excited about & we have been working on these for a year now. These pegs are very unique in that they feature a special offset internal machining process that reduces the weight significantly. They also feature an optional built in chain tensioner which again reduces the weight of your bike set-up.
• There is a really nice and rocking trick footage of UK Eastpak pro Ben Hennon at Backyard Jam in the latest Props Video #59
• Alex Jumelin impresses everyone with a really good double page full shot picture taken in Berlin. See that pic in the latest Freedombmx magazine #68
• In DIG #51 is a report of the Carhartt roadtrip from Basel/SW to Rome/IT our friend Stefan Lantschner set up last year. Also Eastpak riders like Hannu Cools and Niels Thanild went on that trip and proof it with nice pictures in DIG.
• Our friends at FATBMX are rockin´ and will be "traveling with style" in 2006.
3D BMX TRACK MAP. Wondering how the track is going to look like at the 2006 UCI BMX World Championships or the next round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup? Look no further, the UCI is pleased to announce the introduction of 3D graphic designs of all upcoming (and yet to be build) UCI tracks at World Championships and UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. The 3D design is created by computer graphic genius Daniel Ahlgren, based on track design drawings from master UCI track builder Tom Ritzenthaler.
Man I appreciate it when people go out of their way to get a good cover. Welcome to RIDEBMX May 2006. That title you see in the cover photo is an actual billboard and Gary Young is footplanting it. You can tell by the table that San Diego's Gary comes from the school of Vic Murphy. Sweet. The May issue happens to be the Photo issue. I thought every issue of RIDE was a photo issue already. It's a quick read but at least I can say I read the issue, something that's harder to claim on some of the fellow BMX mags. RIDE is on top of things though and the (photo) quality is high. Find out who's stuck in the bathroom creating a mess. It's over dude. Here's the contents, stolen from Ride's Myspace:
Features Private Property: Nyquist's Unit: It's big, odd shaped, and covered in Skatelite.
The No Soccer crew in Italy is doing a good job promoting BMX freestyle over there. They recently held a jam on a nice spine mini in Florence, Italy. The jam was called: Welcome To My House (WTMH). The No Soccer crew made a video of the session which has Sergio Layos and Alessandro Barbero pulling 3-whips over the spine and stuff like that. The Red Bull riders are accompanied by a full range of Italian shredders so make sure you check out the [url=http://www.nosoccer.com/clip/montati/Welcome.mov]WTMH video.[/url]
The Hypnoz park in the South of France is re-opening on 1 April. If you are living close to the amazing park and you're going to skip the mini-FAT-JAM because of it, you have our permission. Everyone else should make it to Aarle-Rixtel, NL for the mini-FAT-JAM on 1 April 2006.
Anyway, back to the topic. We spent some time down in Carmaux last year and had a great time. Next to the concrete park and a bunch of ramps, the place offers a sort of youth hostel next to the park. It also has a variety of other sports that you can try out such as wakeboarding, basketball, downhill go-carts, horseback riding and they can throw you down the hill inside a huge plastic ball (it's sick dude!). The [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=715] Twenty/Oakley jam [/url] saw a lot of riders make the move down South. April 1st shouldn't be any different. Go there, fool!
It's been a while since announced the Parano*Garage bcrossionale videocontest. The videocontest is over, actually since 3 months, but now find time to give you an account of it. After showing the videos in the late evening at the Adventsjam in the Playground Skate Hall in Aurich compressed the movies to quicktime format and put them on our website www.bcrossionale.de people started to download them and two days later the data transfer maximum was reached (50 GB a month), so the project had to change the hostingproduct because so many people where downloading the videos. Now this is fixed. Come and watch the 2005 bcrossionale movies, we have some transfer gigs in reserve.
Last year we visited the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=192] etnies skatepark in Lake Forest[/url] and were denied access so all we could do is take pictures from behind the fence. One year later we gave it another try hoping that the rules had changed. I parked the Subaru Outback in a spot and walked by the cop car on my way to the entrance with the Canon in hand. My question was simple: "Can I take some pictures?" as I wanted to walk into the park. This innocent approach usually works but not at the etnies park.
This summer Eastpak is proud to present a special selection of super-limited edition bags with artwork by living Rock Legends Ozzy Osbourne, Slash and Lemmy. Your favourite bag brand Eastpak is stoked to bring you a collection of three ultra-limited edition backpacks in a selection of prints designed by one of three true legends of rock n’ roll: Ozzy Osbourne, Slash and Lemmy, and all for a great cause! The bags will be in a selection of stores across Europe from June and are available in strictly limited quantities of only 3000 units total per design!
VANS have been a proud sponsor of the FATBMX site from the start. On our recent trip to California we stopped by. Mike de Wit took some time off his busy schedule to show FATBMX around. We peeked in the design department (sorry, no pics), walked the hallways, stopped by the warehouse, had a quick look at Steve Van Doren's office (looks like a Hawaiian BBQ in there), found some empty seats where Jerry Badders and Peter Dericks were supposed to be working, checked the showroom and then went across the street to visit the shoe design department. We saw some really good stuff there but again, no pics allowed.