What a storming event. Congrats go out to all the riders that participated in this year’s event and to Nate Wessell for a sick course. The Etnies Backyard Jam 2005 began for most involved, on the Thursday 20th â€“ with the course builders working throughout the night and the riders arriving from all over the place.
Taking place at the Brighton Centre, it turned out to be a fantastic venue from a spectator’s point of view and organisation of the team at Seventies. Having finished the floor of the course on Friday morning, the day began with open practice for everyone to get used to and deviously work out their lines and catch up.
The Expert qualifiers started from midday with a massive registration list of well over 100 competitors. With just 15 going through to the following day’s final it was Peter Meakin from Doncaster that took first place with a tuck no hander, 360 over the box and fufanu on the shed roof. Jason Phelan from Waterford, Ireland placed second with a grind up the rail to gap onto the box to gap to rail, which no pro even tried. Third place was awarded to John Blundell, the only rider with a front brake, after a 540 nosepick and a Ruben wallride.
Talk at events is not about BMX only any more. Since the birth of our son Philip "priorities have changed" as they say. Pics are shown, videos are played on the phone and experiences are exchanged. It's hard to understand for those who are not there (yet). Believe me, once the kid is there, you'll fit right in with those who are living the same life.
Philip was born on 26 November 2003 so he's about to become two years old.
The ever relaxed looking Corey Martinez gets the cover with a topside no-foot cancan on his Bronze Federal. Justin Simpson shows he's got balls doing the manual that he does on the contents page. The Inside Scoop is always full of gossip and BMX news. We'll list some of the people who are celebrating their B-day in November:
Jay Miron (November 3rd), Rick Thorne (11th), Simon Tabron (17th) and Nathan Penonzek (18th). Now send these guys an electronic B-day card and they'll wonder how the hell you know it's their B-day. They get a bag full of mail every month at BMX Plus! and some of them are answered by the staff or the BMXperts. The Nostalgia photo sure is old school. Blyther, Dominguez and Anderson all in the air at the same time on the Camarillo ramp. Okay, you're a pretty advanced street rider but would like to learn a 180 to 180 off, on a rail. Ian Munro shows you how. There's a HARO 06 (Nyquist three) bike test in the November issue. The ABA puts on a "World's" of their own in California and you can find a race report from page 26-35.
Cast: Robin Fenlon, Sebastian Keep, Alistair Whitton, Owain Clegg, Caleb Kilby and Chris Souter.
Filmed and edited by: Edd Allen.
One week on the road in the UK.What was the reason behind the tour, making a DVD or actually doing the trip? The reason behind the tour was for all 6 of us to meet up and spend a week riding together, most of us live at opposite ends of the country and Alistair lives in America so it's pretty rare for us all to just have a week together. We decided that a free DVD that comes with Ride would be a good way of getting the DVD out there so instead of getting 1000 made and selling them for Â£20 each we got over 20000 made and gave it away. Everybody's happy!
Can people buy the DVD or was it a one-off with RIDE magazine? The dvd was exclusively with Ride UK magazine.
To celebrate their tenth successful year NASS2006 will be taking place at the NEC Birmingham, witness the biggest action sports event and expo ever seen in Europe, they bring this unique event to the very heart of the country where a staggering 50,000 visitors will be able to visit the showâ€¦
And what a show it’s going to be!
Nass brings you the ultimate action sports event, taking place within 4 of the huge expo halls AT the NEC Arena, all filmed for TV.
MAT HOFFMAN & TONY HAWK Vert Demo Saturday and Sunday 8,500 capacity seating
URBAN ATTACK STREET COMP Pro BMX, BMX Dirt, Flatland, Vert. Saturday Qualifications / Sunday Finals.
From July 21 to 23, the international elite of BMX freestylers will meet up for three days in the Cologne Youthpark to compete in Street, Miniramp, Vert, Flatland and Dirt disciplines. Again in 2006, girls can enter in the Flatland and Street disciplines.
Reserve this date on your 2006 calendar for the BMX Masters in Cologne, Germany. More info on the event can be found at:
[url=http://www.bmxmasters.com]Official BMX Masters website.[/url]
To all other contest organizers, let's announce the 2006 dates right now so we don't have event clashes again like the one with the LG Action Sports finals in Manchester and the Etnies Backyard jam in Brighton this weekend. Send the dates to FATBMX and we'll put them up on the calendar.
The DICKIES BOWL PRO CONTEST 2005 was held in Marseille last weekend. Looks like Ben Manuel (UK) had some French company in the finals. Find results right here:
1-JEAN BAPTISTE PEYTAVIT
That's right, Props is taking input from the viewers and letting you vote who gets to go on Road Fools 15. All you need to do is go to their [url=http://www.propsvisual.com/]website [/url]and enter ONE rider's name and your email address. Vote for the single most deserving rider you feel should be on a Road Fools That's it. You can only vote once so give it some thought and make it count!
Remember, only vote for one rider, Props would like to see the votes be for a rider who has not been on a Road Fools before. If you vore for more than ONE rider, you vote will not be counted! The single rider with the most votes will be invited on Road Fools 15.
Voting for the the rider on Road Fools 15 will end on Oct 31st. So far there have been over 3000 votes. When voting is complete the top 20 list will be released on the Props website.
[url=http://www.propsvisual.com/]Props Visual website [/url]
The Props Mega Tour 5 team set up is finished.
OCTOBER 20, 2005 -- CARY, NC After seven years as the editor of Ride BMX and BMX Business News, Mark Losey has relocated to the east coast and launched Quality Content, a company producing photography and content for websites, catalogs and promotional use. Losey will remain on Ride BMX as editor-at-large.
An avid BMXer since 1982, Losey’s first entered the industry as the associate editor at BMX Plus! in 1992. After 5 years there, Losey became editor at Ride BMX and BMX Business News. During his time at both magazines, he shot over 100 covers.