The Flame Trails took some beating this winter so it was time for the spot to get some love. The annual Jam was set early this year (24 March) but that would mean the trails would be back up and running early also. Help finally came in on Saturday morning when Frits, Tobias and Philip also grabbed a shovel and lent a helping hand putting up the tents, flags and Frits' Sound system. The sun came out, we had tunes going and started off the day removing "de zut". Trail diggers know exactly what that is. For those who are not in the know, it's the shit that moves down to the bottom of the jumps and needs to be removed. When removed, you're back to the dry good soil. This is a necessity. If you skip on this process, you will have to deal with De Zut for a long time as it never packs. But removing de zut is a big process. Down the bottom of the starting hill close to 10 cm of zut needed to be removed. Once removed it creates a lower track so in case it rains, the water will stay there. Not ideal either but at least it was possible to ride wherever de zut was removed.
When building trails in The Netherlands you also need to have a plan for the water to go to. Trenches, holes, ditches, draining systems, you can't have enough of it. But for the jam the priority was to get around. The dirt was soggy so it was nice to work with. But when the soil drags the energy and speed out of you, riding isn't the best. Turns were re-shaped, jumps were put back in shape and the riders present gave their everything to clear the gaps and do a few laps. With Jari Roggeveen, Sem Kok and Niels van Maren we had a few riders who could actually do some tricks.
Full Factory opened their recently updated ramps to the public this past weekend for their annual March Madness jam. Pros from Full Factory brands Odyssey, Sunday, and GSport were on hand to shred with the kids and give away loads of prizes too! Oh... and the Gauntlet... jeez that looked wild. Good times as always (well, maybe not for that one dude who smashed his arm).
Today, Woodward Copper announced its BMX Summer Camp is now open for registration. The camp is open to riders of all levels ages 7+ and is a perfect way for campers to sharpen their skills throughout the summer. Known for its large indoor facility “The Barn”, Woodward Copper remains open 11 months of the year giving BMX riders extra time to hone their array tricks without weather interference. With a full outdoor BMX park, campers will learn from top pro BMX riders and professional instructors, with exclusive access to sharpen skills and learn new tricks at The Barn is a 19,400 square foot indoor playground with ParkBoardsTM and ParkSkisTM, Skatelite jumps into foam pits, a pump track, multiple skate areas, a 54’ x 22’ spring floor, six Olympic fly-bed trampolines, and a 16’ x 16’ Super Trampoline.
Simple Session 18, Park Final results. Tallinn, Estonia 2018. 1 TORRES Jose ARG Krow 22 KROW F 179.00 2 RIZAEV Irek RUS Red Bull 20 RED BULL F 176.80 3 TENCIO Kenneth CRI Red Bull 24 RED BULL F 176.40 4 DHERS Daniel VEN Red Bull 32 RED BULL F 175.10 5 CLARK Jack GBR Fuse Protection 23 FUSE PROTECTION F 173.30 6 NYQUIST Ryan USA Haro Bikes 38 HARO BIKES F 172.80 7 PERAZA Kevin MEX Mongoose 23 MONGOOSE F 169.00 8 NIKULIN Alex RUS Xsa Store 25 XSA STORE F 168.00 9 DOWELL Justin USA Radio Bikes 17 RADIO BIKES F 166.20 10 ANDREEV Konstantin RUS Red Bull 24 RED BULL F 164.60 11 EDGAR Larry USA Fly Bikes 24 FLY BIKES F 164.20 12 NEDLER Jacob SWE Haro Bikes 23 HARO BIKES F 153.20
13 HIAM Alex AUS Colony 22 COLONY Q 75.20 14 NAKAMURA Rim JPN Red Bull 15 RED BULL Q 73.80