It's nice to see Dave Osato on the cover of the new BMX Plus! magazine. What else is in there? Also BMX Plus! is having a photo special in their March issue. Next to that there are simpel tips to make your bike lighter that will be interesting for a lot of you out there. Get ready to fill those tires up with helium, the BMXperts say it works. SE and Volume have bike tests, the ABA Grands report shows that Bubba won his third ABA #1 title in a row, and Matt Hoffman does a barhop on a bike with a bashguard. He's wearing high-tops too and runs 4-piece bars. Wait a minute, that's the Nostalgia page. BMX Plus! brings you three how-to's, a salty Bicycle Union glove test and Integral 13T freewheel review. There's a Shook road trip that starts on page 22. The Ramp Rats Fall classic gets a report and also the Block jam gets some coverage. Steven Cisar has a fast bike, it's a Redman. Or is it Steven who's fast?
So with a thousand other liquid speed style products out there...the peeps at Bawls definitely want to make sure your FAT ass is not running behind. This new energy drink is the official sponsors of the NBL for the 2007 season, and expect some new track records, because this shit works! So we have received a nice little package from our friends at Bawls Guarana. A box filled with a bunch Bawls Guarana energy drinks, regular and sugar free (not sure why we need a sugar free one...) and a couple dozen bouncing balls. Which always leads to new fun, especially when you are high strung of this Amazonian jungle juice.
For those who don't know much about Guarana, It is a shrub or small tree in the Sapindaceae family, native to Venezuela and northern Brazil. The seed of the Guaraná fruit is a central nervous system stimulant with thermogenic and diuretic properties (as found on a quick Wikipedia search).
Have you entered a Red Bull Circle of Balance competition before? Mike S: Yes, I was invited to COB 1 and 2 as well.
Do you think it's right that the event is taking place in Japan this time? Mike S: I don't think there is a right or wrong. I like to go to Japan for the event, and I am sure the Japanese crowd will love it!
Do you believe that Japan is the country where flatland is most popular?
Have you entered a Red Bull Circle of Balance competition before? Keelan: Nope not before so I'm looking forward to it.
Do you think it's right that the event is taking place in Japan this time? Keelan: I don't really think it matters where it is, as long as riders are there it could be anywhere, but why not Japan, it's massive there.
Do you believe that Japan is the country where flatland is most popular? Keelan: Probably, I've never been there before but I hear and see on videos that there are loads of riders and it's so crammed with riders everywhere. Do you have an idea why?
With Friday off from school, a jam-packed car eager to get exercised on the snow-coated roads of Sweden, and the knowledge of an amazing week-end to come, I would say that my wellbeing could’ve been characterized as top notch. The destination was set to Capital Bikepark, Stockholm’s finest setup of ramps made possible by long-time BMX-enthusiast Andreas Lindqvist. The five hour drive was supposed to be made worthy thanks to Andreas Lindqvist’s Invitational Winterjam, an arrangement with an experimental approach as far as contest format goes. 16 riders, considered to be Sweden’s best, was invited to compete in a format called “Battle”, and at least I had raised my anticipations to the edge.
Jamie Bestwick is considered the best BMX vert rider in the world, but there’s so much more to Jamie Bestwick. Beyond the tricks and the medals, this guy is pure style. Jamie talks Dew Tour, the current state of BMX, and even answers your questions; and if you’ve never seen Jamie off the bike before, get ready to laugh. Plus, correspondent Chris Fairbanks gets a hit-man how-to from the cast of “Smokin’ Aces.” Jamie’s sponsors include: Levi’s, Etnies, Alpinestars, Sobe, Boost Mobile, Mastercard, Bell Helmets, and Sick Clips.
These two videos from the 2007 Simpel Session will take you through the weekend. Experience the comp from the internet cafe, school, work or your desk at home. The lazy ones are laying in bed with a notebook on their lap and headphones on but the videos are all the same no matter what position you're in right now. Hit video one and video two. Too many highlights to fit in one clip.