At FATBMX we like to party. There's no secret about it. Meeting up with everyone at night to have a good time is an important part of going to a BMX event. If the partying is good, at least it was worth it going the contest for that. The contest might suck but hanging out together can save a lot of things.
Just recently we learned that the most famous and professional starting gate in Europe, used by the Valkenswaard BMX club Lion d'Or (Worlds track), has been taken away and has been replaced by a uni starting gate.
In 1986, Ponypark Slagharen had a special starting gate built on advise of Gerrit Does and made by Hans Croes of the Waalre BMX club. It concerned a gate, designed by HONDA MOTORS Japan engineers and used during the I.BMX.F. Worlds on Suzuka circuit in Japan - 1984.
The MacNeil video
Edited by: Stew Johnson
Time: 40 minutes
Riding: Mostly Street / Dirt / Park
The MacNeil team are one international bunch. Over the years Jay Miron has traveled all over the world and met lots of killer riders. Some of them are making up the MacNeil squad. With so many talented riders on board it is hard to make a DVD fail.
Tough part is to get the right amount of footage from every rider to finish the video. It took a while to collect all the tapes and many different filmers were used on the MacNeil video. The editing was left up to Stew Johnson who is one of the best in the field. If his name sounds familiar to you but you don't know where to place it, think Props, RoadFools and you get an idea of the clean-cut smooth and clear editing.
Props: The Best of 2003
Production: Props Visual
The Props crew are well organized and send us all of their DVD productions. That includes the How-To DVD's, MegaTour DVD's, Roadfools and every issue of Props.
Every time the year-end DVD comes in it's the same story. We've watched all of their productions so most of their footage we're familiar with. However, with the DVD's there's room for extra's. The Best of 2003 has bonus Toronto Metro footage and a 2003 Credits Compilation which is always the funniest part of the Props videos. On top of that you get the Best of 1998 free! Lots has changed in 5 years, I tell you.
BMX Freestyle isn't just a boys game. More and more ladies hop onto the bike and enjoy themselves. One of the better known female riders is Cory Coffey. She even has ads in the magazines and yes, it's the girl that does flips. FATBMX had a few words with the girl role model. Let's hope for a bigger girl involvement at the parks in the future.
1) Name, age, hometown, sponsors all that stuff.
Miss Cory Coffey
22 years old
Ojai, California, United States
Specialized, Fox, Vans, Odi, Utopia Optics
If you've clicked on this button you're probably somewhat interested in MX. If not, simply hit the return button and enjoy the rest of this site. With dual interest in both sports most likely we'll be visiting and riding a few MX races here and there.
If we've got some decent pics from the action we'll type up a short report to avoid sending pictures to individual riders which takes up more time than for them checking out www.fatbmx.com. With no (B)MX Racing updates for a few months, it's better to have something, than nothing at all.
obert de Wilde has come up with another update straight out of the USA. Robert is Holland's only pro BMX racer ever who made it to the big time in the USA. He's living the pro life with his wife Mariella in Santa Ana, California. Here's Robert's latest update.
Hello, It’s been a while. I took a little break after the Grand’s. It’s March now and the season is already on his way for 2 months. Not that many things happened in the last 3 months. But here are some things that happened recently.
When it's early March and you live in Holland, it does not make sense to organize an outdoor event. It snowed heavily the week prior to the Battle Of The Lamp (Flatground weekend) and things didn't look too bright for Saturday March 6th.
The initial plan of having the contest indoors at the Beursgebouw in Eindhoven failed so it was all or nothing depending on the weather as the contest was moved outdoors to the Stadhuisplein. It rained/snowed in the morning but we had good hope it would dry up. Yes, it was cold but you can dress against that.
To get people together you need to find a good excuse. Paul and I have been into BMX for 25 years now and that was enough of an excuse to get together for the Flat Battle and a Street Ride in Eindhoven.
Saturday March 6th was picked for the occasion. With a party in De Effenaar lined up at night at least something would happen (the party). We had to depend on the weather for the outdoor activities. The street ride didn't take off until 17:00hrs. Peter van de Riet from South-Africa (currently living in Eindhoven) was willing to show the Dutch street riding scene the spots that DownTown Eindhoven had to offer.
Lots and lots of flatlanders from all over the world were moving in the direction of Amsterdam on the last weekend of February to attend the Braun Flatground 2004 contest. It was advertised as the biggest flatland contest of the world and they could be right!
All the ingredients were there: the perfect floor, a stunning location, numerous riders from all corners of the globe, lots of media attention, a positive vibe and big pro names to shock the spectators with their magical moves and styles. The location is a unique building which has a dome shaped ceiling and a very industrial atmosphere, check out the pictures!