FLATLAND is the most artistic form of BMX riding, blending unique styles and cultural backgrounds. Riders exhibit intense focus and discipline as they execute a seamless array of tricks on their bike. Flatland also has an international flavor, capturing the creative influence from people around the world. We capture this creativity and variety of riding styles through our Annual Flatland Voodoo Jam event in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year will be the 2nd annual event and promises to be larger and more recognized than last year's event.
Firstly I thank God, for to guide us and to give us wisdom for working with all that emotion of doing some of the more style champ of all of the times in Brazil, done by BMXers for BMXers, perfect and very organized and with a lot of love. I thank the team of sporting programming of SESC Santos, Sra Marise mentor of the movement CicloVida, to Mr. Carlos Pimentel and the Mister Fernando Oliveira that was until finishing instant in the area excited with the great competition. Andre Ribeiro and Marcelo Ribeiro the brothers Dream Bike were the maximum, they worked day and night from the beginning of the month, you are special boys, stopped even for doing this event well done.
In the 18 .03 it was the discipline Flatland that illuminated the arena with the presence more than 60 Flatlanders and the technical judges of Flatland, Cleybon, Koy and Andre Ramon were perfect, which in the format Jam session evaluated.
Vince Primel and BlackJack are organizing a trail jam in France. This is the second edition. Here's a little explanation of how the jam goes: The Jam is held on true trails with lots of lines. Registration for the jam will start online.We're having 3 to 4 groups of 30/40 riders. Each group rides 2 times for 45 minutes per day. It's a 2 day event (6 - 7 May 2006). 4 judges will watch all the riding both days and at the end of the weekend they will announce the winners. There will be free lunch for the riders, unlimited fruit (apples, bananas, organges) and water.
It's possible to register through the website: www.trailpeoplejam.bmxinfo.com. It's in French but the English version will be up soon. It's also the place where you can find all info you need and you get a good feeling of what the jam is all about. We welcome international riders.
It's always good to receive an issue of BBN but lately the press releases make it on the internet before the trade news makes it to print. With the trade mag coming out 4 times per year, the news it brings can be a bit dated (compared to the web) but is also has articles that are timeless that you can read at any point in time. The Mirraco news made it to the cover of the March issue and at the same time HARO's Chief Operating Officer Joe Hawk gets interviewed on the situation. Haro's Tony D gets an interview as the new brand manager and Robbie Morales took Tony D's old TM job at Fox Racing and gets asked some questions about that. Can't we all just agree on one size? is what guest editor Chris Moeller is asking in the March issue. Read it and give your feedback. 01 Company-01 Question is with Colin Stiles of Transit. Ron Wilkerson explains the benefits of having BMX shows at BMX stores, and Rich Vitiello is selling billiard tables these days instead of Huffy's and Mongoose's. BNN interviewed him and Rich gives his reasons.
The 'hell is for zombies' jam is taking place this weekend and the weather is looking good so here's some info about they day for those that want to know: Starts at 12pm at Victoria skate park in Auckland city center, New Zealand. There will be a free BBQ (bring your own beer). It's a jam only, not a comp! although there will be prizes for the bunny hop, long jump, and ledge comp, as well as plenty of other prizes for best trick or rider of the day, that sort of shit.
Animal All Day Animal's videos have built up a strong reputation among the true street riders. Their latest flick titled "All Day" doesn't disappoint. It's not only the team riders who get sections but friends too who lend their hand with some great footy. It's the respect they have for the Animal brand that make them go out of their way to clock some filming time to be part of the Animal video.
All Day is actually a good title as the streets of New York don't slow down much. Most footage however is filmed at night, when the security is minimal and the shopping crowd is small. Bob Scerbo held his camera low and made sure the camera was moving which made for some great angles. The riding of the team guys (Hamilton, Wormz, Dossantos, Scerbo, Sammon, Williams, White, Gonzales, Washington, Tiseo (RIP), Butcher and Edwin) is super street. Some ride brakeless but you couldn't tell. Delarosa can manual for miles without brakes and shows how to do a manuel to x-up handrail with ease.
We've conducted surveys with our customers to see if they if they would be interested in a 26" cruiser, and we had such great response we decided to make it happen. There was quite a bit of excitement about the fact that it's an affordable bicycle that is still a BMX bike for older or lazy guys who still want to jump off curbs on the way to the liquor store.
Over the weekend an important NBL race took place in Las Vegas. Here are some race reports by Haro's Jason Richardson and Double A Marketing's Pete Delewski. Also the results are listed at the end of this update. Jrich is up first:
Chad Roberts Finally shaves his stupidly long, bushy, and grizzled Beard! Why? The duder (dooder) took home the big vet pro win wire-to-wire Saturday night after getting his bike stolen on Friday and building a new one Saturday with just 20 minutes left to practice. Go figure. Anyway, big congrats to Chad.
Since RIDE BMX is a FATBMX media partner, we'd like to believe that we can send you to a movie that was posted on their new and improved message board. Click the [url=//fatbmx.com/adstats/adclick.php?bannerid=9&zoneid=2&source=&dest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ridebmxmag.co.uk]RIDE banner in the left column[/url] to go to their news/blog and find a very interesting clip made by Mark Eaton's Bangpictures. Tailwhip to icepics, crazy tailwhip transfers, pocket airs, front flips, no-handed 720-s and a new trick that I'm not giving out yet.