If you somehow aren't familiar with Dutch shredder Tom van den Bogaard yet, press play immediately. There's no way his flawless style and huge tricklist should be embodied by the same rider. We spent one hour with Tom at 040BMXPARK in Eindhoven, Netherlands and the results are mind-blowing. Watch!
In Feb me and Gianni Zarah went for a little trip near our pals in the Netherlands where we mostly rode the 040 skatepark and some other spots our Sick Tour Guide Koen Pastor showed us! Big thanks to Koen, Daniel Wedeimejer and the rest of the 040 crew for helping us have a sick time! We cant wait to come over again!
The 040BMXPARK in Eindhoven has become a park on the bucketlist for a lot of riders. The crew simply does things right and they understand that running a park is not about building ramps and expecting people to show up. Riders only show up for so long before they expect a jam, some new obstacles, a GAME of bike, a clinic or a contest.
To keep things fresh, a new jam was held last Saturday called Addsome. 8 new removable ramps were built and put somewhere in the park. This created new lines and new possibilities for tricks and that was exactly the point. A 10-minute session was had on each obstable and 2 BMX riders were awarded with €5 each for the best trick or line on an obstacle.
It was up to the riders to put the effort in to make some pocket money. Some would spend it on making their entry fee back for the night, others got some snacks while some made plans to go out that night. With Steven G on the microphone the Addsome comp got under way on the added obstacle near the vert wall.