Today the COB tourist trip took place. It's good to see more of the city than the hotel and contest venue and Red Bull took us on a bus tour and boat trip and then we ended up at a dinner at a fancy place with free drinks. How can you beat that?
Practice is tomorrow and the venue looks good. The floor is grippy and the place is sold out (oversold actually so let's hope everyone makes it in). More on the COB to follow, stay tuned.
Lee Pearson joins FUEL TV in the newly created position of Director of New Media and Diana Krupa steps in as the network's Manager of Acquisitions, it was announced today by CJ Olivares, FUEL TV's Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager. Now in 24 million homes, FUEL TV is the only 24/7 network in the United States dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports.
On April 1st, 2007, BAWLS Guarana will launch exclusive BMX 12-packs at CompUSA stores nationwide to promote NBL BMX racing among BAWLS fans everywhere! The 12-packs will feature the BAWLS Guarana BMX mascot offering first-time BMX racers a free race & 30-day NBL 'Test Ride' membership at their local NBL track. The 12-pack program will put over 25,000 BMX 12-packs on CompUSA shelves and is the first partnership of its kind for BAWLS Guarana - the new Official Energy Drink of the NBL!
Japan is one of the cleanest countries on earth. We've noticed that while just walking the streets. The only thing that the cleaning crew has to pick up are the cigarette buds that do not make it to the trash on accident.
With a close eye we noticed some street art that doesn't really fit the city but it's out there. Tags, stickers, pieces, all that stuff. We took some shots of what we saw for you to check out. Tokyo is a clean city but there is some ghetto art out there. Enjoy.
New Product Release: The company known for their dynamic safety gear; PRYME, has just made available their all-new Pryme-US fullface helmet. With the same 9-vent shell as the original US, the new 2007 model has really stepped it up graphically. Now in three color-combos, with a bold race-stripe slapped on, over the top, the helmet is designed to save your brain ... or what's left of it. Whether your cycling discipline is BMX or mountain bikes, it's hard to find a vented bicycle helmet in the same $90 price-range, that not only gets the job done when it comes to protection, yet also looks cool enough to wear.
The NBL National Elite Series already has six exciting races in the books and two of the most important events are coming up in Boulder City, NV February 24 & 25. NBL's reigning champions find themselves in opposite situations. In Elite Women action, Redline's Kim Hayashi has stretched her winning streak to four and finds herself at the top of the standings while on the Men's side Formula's Donny Robinson is ranked 8th going into Boulder and has only one win to his credit. GT's Joey Bradford and Amanda Geving both find themselves in command of the Junior classes while Redline's Jason Carnes tops the Masters.
Adam Banton is the newest member of the UGP team for 2007. "Chalk up another front brake rider". Adam is going to hold it down for the west coast. His bio and some of his favorite stories will be up on undergroundproducts.com as soon as he gets back from snowboarding.
A personal favorite is the time his body froze up while driving, somehow he pulled over by waving his "baby arms" out the window.
When walking the streets of Tokyo Travis Collier took us o a BMX/skate shop in town where I was given a copy of a Japanese BMX magazine called DegreeBMX. It's always nice to see new magazines even if it's impossible to read Japanese. Volume 2 sets you back 300 JPNYEN (3 Canadian bucks according to Travis). What you get is an A5 size full colour glossy BMX 'zine with a Marbow spotlight, Repo on the King of Ground, Endpoint 81, Rollin' on stage skate vibes, Respect the roots, E-news, Product section and more. Next to the good portion of flatland coverage it also has its fair share of ramp/street riding. The man in charge is Hajime Yamazaki who can be contacted at:
Cuttin it deep by Marco Svizzeo Running time : 46 minutes Riders : Tim Harvey, Dustin Mata, Eddie Cleveland, Zac Costa, Matt Martin, Nick Hammer, Thomas Re, Benn Kellgren, Jake Honesto, Chad Bautista, Mike Krnaich, Sequoyah Faulk, Trent Menard, Connor Lodes After contributing many clips to various videos out there, Marco Svizzero has just released his first DVD.