- El Cajon, California – The Formula Factory team was all over the map this past weekend with riders in Texas and in Florida representing. Donny Robinson was trying to continue his winning ways at the ABA’s Super Nationals in Desoto, Texas while Amanda Geving kept it close to home racing the last NBL Florida State qualifier at Charlotte BMX in Punta Gorda. Donny rolled into Metroplex BMX in Desoto as the hottest Pro on the tour. Could dR keep the win streak alive? Here’s Donny himself on how the weekend went: “Pretty simple really. I wasn’t the overall fastest rider this weekend. Kyle Bennett was riding really well. I had trouble with the first jump all weekend and little mistakes cost me.”
Take the Forte Brothers, Robin Fenlon, Bas Keep and Jon Taylor and put them on the ramp at a car show and this is what you get. Raya Films made a ten minute movie of it and it shows pretty much what was going on; Crazy stupid cars with stereos that are way too loud. In the clip, the BMX-ers talk shit on the Kev's but it also shows some good riding. There's no huge crowd needed to fire up the session when the riders themselves are having fun and are stepping up their riding. The decent size spined mini gets treated with flairs, huge airs, 180's, hurricanes, rollback to tailwhips, 360-s and such leaving the passers by confused on what they just saw.
Super sized SE head badges are now available. Do you want that perfect, custom, last bit of a cool touch in your work room, office, bedroom, or living room? Well, if you are a true SE fanatic, then you MUST have one of these extra large (2ft x 2ft), aluminum pressed, 3-D, SE metal tacker signs. They are made out of aluminum and are an exact replica of the “SE Bikes” head badges that come on the ’06 line of SE bikes. And check out all those normal sized “SE Racing” head badges below the gigantic one! Yup, that’s right. Those are authentic “SE Racing” head badges that are now available to all of the SE collectors out there.
I got a call this morning, from my friend Ben Hucke (we had done some BMX demos last winter in Wyoming). He let me know he was in the area and an hour later the session was on at Thrill-Zone. Lots of amazing riding went down and we all had a great time. Smooth, awesome and big were the words the Adio team used to describe the 18,000 square foot skate park. To say they liked it wouldn't do it justice, they loved it!
The national series in Norway opened this past weekend with unusually beautiful weather. With low twenties celsius and clear skies, this was not usual for Norway this time of the year. Needless to say, the racers and spectators were loving it. And just as they did last year, Team Redline~Norway came out on top all weekend.
Zwanzig #15 sports a super fresh cover with flatlander Chris Boehm busting a move underneath some structure in Bitterfeld (Germany). Dan Hennig and Chris Boehm get a duo interview that starts on page 16. Also the Muenster jam gets a report. The No More Jokes tour takes you from Basel (Switzerland) to Rome (Italy) with 8 guys doing their thing hitting everything on their path. Rampenbau means something like building ramps. That's actually a good feature in any mag. Kids, find some wood, grab a hammer and start building. Maybe you need some extra tools to make something rideable... Tobias Herzfeld reports from the Australian BMX Games and Benn Pigot gets a 5 page interview. Zwanzig's Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll poster with Kathi would have fit nicely in the FATBMX pin-up section. Berlin Marzahn hosted the ROOF JAM, ramps 'n shit you know. Braunschweig hosts a new hall that goes by the name of Walhalla. Zwanzig Zoll checked it out. The PopSession in Tallin gets a 6 page report as well. 7 pages Ralf Schiefer (interview) fill page 70-76 with some great pics. Product photos and info cover the next few pages and then it's time out for Zwanzig.
Derelict areas of the Veracity recreation ground in Southampton have been given a £600,000 facelift courtesy of Barclays Spaces for Sports. The extreme part of this makeover is the installation of the GBH Veracity skatepark, which was officially opened this month.
The sun made it seem like August as I drove through early afternoon traffic. Marley’s ears caught the wind as he poked his fury head out the window of my little red pick up. “April showers? Yeah right, its 70 degrees and there isn’t a cloud in the sky” I thought as I sped towards the skatepark. “Marley, who do you think is going to win the BMX comp at Thrill-Zone?” “Woof” he replied…. “Me too”
The last Friday in April couldn’t arrive quickly enough for me. I knew this weekend was going to be amazing. Funky Monkey Radio in Tacoma had been hyping up the contest at Thrill-Zone for weeks. A 3 day BMX and Skateboard event with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes is a great recipe for fun. Redline Bicycles, Diamondback Bikes, Props Video Magazine, Animal, Pryme safety gear, Grand Prix Raceway, Applebee’s, Scion, The Volcano News, Monster energy drink, Kronik energy drink, Mountain Dew’s MDX energy drink and Full Throttle energy drink all donated prizes so generously that all in attendance were wired and no one left empty handed.
Man, it has never been easier to make a cover. You're probably one of the 20 riders who did score a photo on the front of issue 20 of Australia's finest BMX mag. The mag simply sums up the Australian BMX freestyle scene and this issue has the following items:
008 20 Down: Blah, blah, blah
012 News and assorted happenings. Holy crap, BMX is getting busy. And there's a GT to win
028 State of the Union. East to the West to the North to the South and New Zealand
030 Reformist. Who siad we had minimal flatl coverage?
034 It's all about the 20. A truck load of 20 things.......
050 BMX Games 06. A few hundred riders rock park, flat, vert, spine and dirt.
We don't have the intention to put every video trailer online here at FATBMX but when Josh Suhre made us aware of the project he's working on in Ohio, we checked if we could run it on the site. The video is scheduled to be out this summer so that gives the Ohio crew some more time to do some outdoor riding. The footage they've collected so far is amazing.