SUPERSTAR NEWS : - Matt Puorro from Portland Oregon (USA) is on Superstar now. He'll ride a 21" Parkinson, until we make his first own prototype.
- The first Superstar City Trip took place in Lyon, France during 1 week of february. French riders (Clement Granier, Antony Lille, Julien Leyreloup and Julien Grenouillet) joined force with UK riders (Guy Terry and Tom Blyth) for 7 days of strong and smooth riding.
Düsseldorf/Cologne, march, 2006.The Cologne Youthpark once again plays host to the Suzuki BMXMasters, this year one month later than usual, between July 21st and 23rd.
The 2006 BMXMasters website has been relaunched with an all new design. You will find an easy to navigate site giving all the information you will need, whether it be directions to the contest site or accommodation details, through to up-to-date information about competing riders and the disciplines being offered. To your appetite for this year you can find video and photo highlights of the 2005 BMXMasters event.
Name: Diogo Canina Age: 22 Hometown: Amparo, Brazil
What was it like growing up where you're from? Diogo: That was awesome I wouldn`t trade it for anywhere else even knowing it wasn’t the best place to be riding, and the bike scene in Brazil is getting better but not even close to the scene in other countries, but I wouldn’t ever trade my friends or how I grew up for anything, it’s made me who I am.
What got you into BMX? Diogo: The first gift that I really remember was a bike!! I was 6 years old. I didn’t know what bmx was, but I already really enjoyed riding and jumping little curbs, but I didn’t find out about bmx until I was about 15.
It's an obvious concern to us bikers that city parks are going up all over America and not allowing bikes to participate. Like I said in my article "Bikers vs the Government" this is definitely verging on a civil rights issue. Battling the problem from this perspective is asking for a legal court mess I don't think is necessary. The best angle is to offer all the reasons why it's nonsense, and do what we can to help educate as many people as possible. Biking, skating and inlining compete on the same ramps and courses at all the biggest professional contests in the world so it makes sense that we should all be able to session the same parks together. Right now that's not the fact.
The 010 crew over in Rotterdam, The Netherlands are calling for the After Winter Jam. It's a flatland event that will take place at SkateLand (indoor skatepark at the Piekstraat 45 in Rotterdam) on Saturday 8 April 2006. The place opens at 6pm and the classes to enter are: Expert and Master. The afterparty starts at 8pm and Renato will show the FLATtv 7 DVD for the first time so get yourselves ready for that.
More info on: www.010flat.tk
010flat has its roots in Rotterdam, NL. We set it up to promote and ride together in Rotterdam. In a year the site has grown and is visited by all the dutch riders! Now our goals are changed: we post news, photos, links, events, everything we think is interesting for all flatlanders in the NL! Also we organised the No License Jam in Rotterdam and many more jams will follow!
Felt Bikes is looking for a Creative Production Graphic Designer to aid in the development of bicycle graphics, catalog production, and magazine ad production. Creative design skills a must. Any photography and bicycle experience is also a plus. Must be energetic, enthusiastic, organized, and be able to work independently while meeting deadlines. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed. Must be proficient and have atleast three years experience with the following programs: Illustrator/Photoshop/In Design/Quark/Acrobat/PowerPoint. Office located in South Orange County, CA.
Benefits include 401K, Medical, Dental, and Holidays. Salary based on experience and design capabilities. Interested parties can provide resume and cover letter to:
Our new FLATtv website is online! We've got regular news updates, contest reports, team videos and last but not least: an online shop with worldwide free shipping! Check it out reguarly for all the latest news on FLATtv products and Team FLATtv adventures and all kinds of flatland news! Enjoy!
The ABA held round #4 of the 2006 Pro season this past weekend at the Trac Arena in Pasco, WA. A short and simple track made for some super horse power type racing from the Pros, with some of the fastest lap times in ABA National history. With just over 200 moto's the weather outside was just a bit nippy over the weekend, but the enclosed arena made for some perfect racing conditions. 13 AA Pros made the trip to Pasco, for a light Pro turnout, but the riders who were there were some of today's fastest riders. Randy Stumpfhauser was the lone Double A Marketing rider in attendance, but he sure had a stand out weekend. Here is how Randy finished up.
Randy was coming off a strong result from the last ABA National, where he placed 1st and 2nd in AA Pro. Randy had missed the first two rounds of the ABA Pro series, due to a hand injury, but to watch him race in Pasco, you would never know he missed a beat of his training or riding. On Saturday, Stumpy was one of the standout pros in attendance, and once the main events started, he really shined. After a close race with Donny Robinson all day, Stumpy edged him out for the overall win, Randy's 2nd ABA AA win of the season.
The HARO BMX teams are facing some injuries these days. It sucks to be injured but every rider has to deal with it at some point. It hurts when 5 members of the HARO team are injured at the same time. Jason Richardson is out with a broken femur, Ben Hennon broke his shoulder blade and dislocated his right shoulder, Ryan Nyquist folded his hand underneath his body on a crash and broke it and Ben Shenker and Colin MacKay broke bones while they were in a foreign country. How do they deal with the injury? what do they do to kill time? Are they getting back on the bike before the doctor tells them? Those are a few questions we asked. You're probably curious now aren't you. Before we start we'd like to wish every injured rider on the team a speedy recovery. To everyone else on the HARO team (Rob Darden, Senad Grosic, Derek Betcher, Greg Romero, Daniel Dhers, Chad Roberts) be safe.