Jim Cielencki and Kink have parted ways. Jim and Kink have decided to go in different directions. After almost seven years of loyal riding and working for Kink, Jim has decided to concentrate and put his efforts behind his own projects, which include Sunday skate and bike store in Buffalo, NY. Kink already recently added Danny Hickerson to the team while keeping its eye out to maintain a fresh team.
Jim Cielencki had to say the following:
April 1st was not a Fools day, Paul's Boutique BMX organised a huge party for all friends and customers to thank for their support for the last 10 years.
People from all over the country and even Belgium and Germany showed up and were drinking one of the 1200 bottles of Bavaria beer or were BBQ-ing till late in the evening.
We would like to welcome Eastpak to the list of FATBMX sponsors. Not only are they backing this website, their BMX team is one of the biggest in existence and you probably recognize a name or two, or three, or four...The full and official Eastpak International Team List (12):
Psykopath industries press release:
Psykopath industries has recruted some of the best pro bmxers and street riders. Listed below are our pro race and street team. They will be hitting as many street contest/race nationals awaking the psykopath within. Look for them to be sporting their U.S made frames, sprockets, necks, and gear.
With the HARO UK tour/Bike Show and Paul's Paultique 10 years anniversay/mini FAT-JAM going on last weekend neither one of us could make it to the Joe Kid on a Stingray premiere in Hollywood. We're actually bummed to have missed this event and are looking forward to see the Bang Pictures movie on the history of BMX.
Dimitri Coste from France was fortunate enough to make it to Hollywood for the premiere and sent us some snapshots. Thanks for that Dimitri.
Long time pro vert rider John Parker is starting a magazine. It will be a quarterly publication with some strong distribution (40.000). Jared Souney and Paul Zitzer are on board as partners. First issue will be out in July. You can sign up for the newsletter. Go to [url=http://www.sophride.com/]sophride[/url] for the details.
- Props has finished production on a 30 minute special episode of the 2005 Toronto Metro Jam for FUEL TV that will be airing in April. Check www.fuel.tv for more information.
- Stew Johnson and the Odyssey Team will be heading out on a 10 day road trip across the South East for Props Video Magazine Issue #56.
- Props Video Magazine Issue #56 will include a RED BULL bonus DVD featuring the Red Bull Team in Mexico and well as the RED BULL Drenaje, which was a huge contest in the sewers of Mexico City. The two-disc DVD will be shipping on June 2nd.
We receive some strange press releases here at FATBMX. When a legendary BMX wheel manufacturer hires a PR agency to write up a press release, you can expect something like this:
LEGENDARY EXTREME BMX COMPANY SKYWAY TAPS ROCK STARS & APPAREL TRENDSETTERS;
GRAPHITE WHEEL COMPANY TAKES GLOBAL AIM AT YOUTH MARKET
LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ MARCH 29, 2005 â€“ Skyway BMX, makers of the Tuff Wheel and the company responsible for the mag wheel phenomenon of the 1970’s and 80's, is re-emerging as a must have â€œold Skoolâ€? product for a new generation of street riders.
With a new version of the infamous Tuff Wheel ll, the groundbreaking Graphite wheel company is teaming up with extreme music and apparel industries to capture spending dollars of urban youth by plugging directly into their world.
VSI Products is proud to announce the addition of Pete Dylewski to its staff. Pete will head up the marketing duties involving all of the Bicycle products offered by VSI Products including Intense BMX frames, Intense BMX and MTB Tires, SINZ, THE Products, Vigor Helmets, Rave Paks, Tail Hook Rack Systems, and Attivo.
Pete’s main duties and goals will include media relations, press releases, team event support, event and rider sponsorship, web updates, and advertising.
Scotty Cranmer came out to California this week to shoot a Panasonic commercial. I have seen a few TV commercials being filmed but this was crazy. He flew in Monday afternoon and shot some stuff down in the San Diego area. The plan was to hit some skateparks but the no bikes rule shut them down, the next thing you know and Scotty is tailwhippng over a dumpster using a shady piece of scrap wood as a ramp.
The next plan was to hit the Etnies skatepark of Lake Forest on Tuesday, Tuesday is not a bike day so the film crew made a donation to the City of Lake Forest and they let them film from 8:00am to 10:00am before they opened. There was 23 people working on the