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.”
A couple of days before deadline we receive e-mails from Kellie Parsons over at 4130 publishing. She kindly asks for a new FATBMX ad before the end of the week. We then start scrolling through the photo archives to find pics that would work for the ad. We come across all kind of photos that we've shot in the last few weeks and put something together. We believe that the riders we use in the ads are down with the FATBMX site and are okay with us using them in the advertisement. The ad right here is the one you will see in the upcoming issues.
PORTLAND, Maine, July 25, 2006--- NBC Jeep World of Adventure Sports (JWOAS), an action and adventure sports series, will air its next episode on Saturday, August 5 at 2:30 pm Eastern Time. Hosted by Pat Parnell of NBC Sports, the program features an array of outstanding action and adventure sports events. The next episode features: Red Bull Elevation, the world’s most progressive BMX dirt jumping contest held in Whistler, B.C. Only the sport’s top 40 riders are invited to participate and compete on this one-of-a-kind course designed by veteran rider Jay Miron.
Arcadia, California – After nearly 25 years of manufacturing the world’s greatest BMX racing components, Crupi’s current owner Benny Joseph is ready for a change. Benny, now 71 years old will be focusing all of his attention on his other company; Mortech Manufacturing and handing over Crupi to his General Manager and good friend, Greg Swingrover. Greg has an extensive background in BMX including 16 years of racing experience. Greg is the founding “S” of S & M Bicycles, a 10 year veteran with GT Bicycles as well as working the past 10 years as Crupi’s General Manager and front man. Greg’s vision for Crupi is first and foremost to continue making the best “high-end” racing components on the planet as well as moving the company forward with newer products and perhaps adding a more affordable line of racing products.