Ahh yes, the Euros go frontflipping. Tobias Wicke makes it on the cover with a huge one. Intro: Fullpipes; find them, ride them. All kind of news from page 6 to page 9 with Dates, Kuwahara, video reveiws, product news, that kind of stuff. Berlin hosted the Berlin City Games, a big flatland comp and if you made it there, you probably got a photo. The Red Bull Backyard Digger made it down South to Austria and with the help of a bunch of locals, they built trails ina a few days. Great concept. Rampenbau means: Building ramps. This issue hosts part II. Issue Thirteen has a slam section. 13 slams to be exact. The Eastern Tour gets 3 pages and then it's off to some USA sunshine with the Electro Vans Tour (Interbike/Let it Ride jam/Woodward West). Muetze Glatze is an article about porno. Next up is the German Freestyle Masterships (7 pages). Dirt jumpers can enjoy the Prince of Dirt report and if you're looking for a new T-shirt, the product page gives 12 shirts to pick from. Underground riders Themo and Sven get interviewed. The last page is reserved for another frontflipper by the name of
Who, When, Where, What on the Rock and Roll art exhibition as sent in by long time FATBMX contributor Guido who will be displaying paintings himself. When: Sunday 18 December 2005. Starts at 4 pm. Free entrance. What: Rock and Roll art exhibition Where: De CANTINE, rietlandpark 373, Amsterdam. Tram 10 and 26 will get you there. Who: EWAN CAMERON(aus) - paintings, GUIDO - paintings, MICHELLE van DIJK - paintings, SUZETTE & DIANA -photography, JEFFREY WARLICH - paintings, BERTINA - drawnings, MONIEK WILDENBERG - photography
After picking up Australian Colin MacKay, the HARO squad has picked up Daniel Dhers from Venezuela. Quite a few drunken pros were at the Baco-a-go-go jam over Halloween to witness Daniel win the Best Trick contest with a front flip over the decked spine. He's a ripper, just remember the name: Daniel Dhers.
After completing two years under a 9 issue per year cycle, Dig BMX Magazine has recently announced plans to move into a bi-monthly production schedule for 2006. Some might say this is a bad thing, but we see it as a very good thing for all parties involved. Wanna know why? Keep reading. For the readers, this means stronger, exclusive writing and photography, detailed and in-depth coverage of riders and original artwork that isn't restricted by release dates and what everyone else is doing. The shift also affords us improved production for each issue, with full-color presentation, added pages of content, new departments and more. In the simplest terms, we spend more time perfecting each issue for our readers. That's good, right?
Damn, we´re late again with the reviews of the BMX mags. You´ll find a bunch of reveiws on FATBMX this week, promised. Here´s the January issue of RIDEBMX and yes, you saw that right, they´ve got a Flatland photo on the cover. It must have been years since that happened (anyone?). Terry Adams is a media machine. The Haro ad shows the first signing of The Unit, Nyquist´s private "Training Centre". Let´s simply list some things out of the table of contents. That will give you a good idea of what you can expect from Ride´s first 2006 issue. 18 Letters. 24 Up Front.. 48 Pro Q&A.. 52 Diversions.. 54 Then and Now with Ian Morris.. 56 Products.. 57 Product Test.. 58 SetUps with Jimmy Levan.. 110 Regional News.. 114 BIO with Mike Hoder.. 122 End Point.. Okay, that was a short cut. Let´s flip through the mag and see if we can find some interesting stuff for you. Okay, there are two Germans that get a full page ad. Max Gaertig gets the wethepeople ad and next page it´s Paddy Gross in the SNAFU ad. With Spaniard Ruben Alcantara in the FOX ad and Australian Ryan Guettler in the VANS ad, you know that BMX is international and the companies support that. The new Volume ads make me laugh. You may think they suck but I think they rule.
Converging from around the country and the world, the assembled 20inch crew got their first taste of Dirt Jam and its epic scale on Friday morning. Set in the middle of the Gold Coasts most famous strip of golden sand at Surfers, the Dirt Jam was nothing short of incredible.
Over 60 tonnes of dirt sculpted over the top of 300 wooden palettes made up the two huge 3 metre high supercross-esque kickers, while a 7 metre high roll in towered ominously above it all. The massive height of the tower set to generate more than enough speed for epic airtime, bringing with it the ability to push BMX dirt jumping into the next millennium.
The 45 invited riders quickly dropped to around the 35 mark. Between the sheer scale of the roll in and two intimidating dirt kickers that followed, the field was culled even before the first heats began. Dirt Jam was no place for the meek or mild....
There's no secret we appreciate the FATBMX.com sponsors. SE BMX have their new 2006 website up and you should take a look at it. The Wildman has put some serious time into the project and it shows. The history of the company goes way back to 1970 when Scot Breithaupt began organizing "Pedal Cross" races (that's called BMX these days). Scot started the SE Racing company in 1976 and still helps out with the company today. There is a section how you can become part of the SE Terror Squad, you can check out the 2006 bikes and find a distributor/dealer in your area. Anyway, click the SE banner on the right to get there.
Raul Reez gets the cover of the January issue doing an X-up stall from a bank onto a rail. Inside Scoop gives away December B-day dates. Here are some of them: 7th: TJ Lavin and Dave Osato, 11 Sean McKinney, 19 Kevin Robinson, December 29 DMC and 30 John Parker. Congrats to all of them this month. The Inside Scoop has loads of funny pictures that would not make it anywhere else in the mag. We love pics with funny captions. A lot of people seem to write in at BMX Plus! telling from the Mail Bag and Ask the BMXperts pages. Dennis McCoy (DMC) receives a well deserved pro interview. He's been a pro BMX rider for 20 years and at age 38 (he'll turn 39 later this month) he's still rocking. That great house he's living in is well deserved. Mucho Respect. The FIT Pro Complete Bike gets tested and receives a great review. A Wall tap how-to follows with Colin Mackay. BMX Plus! loves Buyer's Guides and they've got one in the January issue of 2006 Dirt/Park/Street bikes. 19 pages of bikes and info foy you to decide what to buy next. Poster = Porter. Hang it on your wall. Race fans are not fogotten with a report on the 2005 NBL Grand Nationals. Pro Bike review: Jamie Bestwick's signature GT. Tested: Josh Harrington's signature Premium Frame.
Making a team video can be a long process. It usually takes months to collect enough footage and sometimes even years. Federal took it another way. They got the team riders in a few vehicles and made sure enough camera's were on board. Then they set off to Germany and filmed the whole thing in 9 1/2 days. With riders like Corey Martinez on your team, you don't need much more time. Corey found stuff to ride right from the start and used everything that was available to clock in his footage. So good. The fact that he messed up his shoulder during the trip and could not ride any more leaves some time for the other riders to show what they got.