A BMX freestyle comp was held at Ramp Rats skatepark in Petaluma , CA.,USA. Lloyd Ramsay reports: Ramp Rats is run and owned by local rider Mike Krainch and is one of the very few indoor parks in Northern California. 4 different classes were held ranging from 15 and under all the way to the Pro class.
Kevin Kiraly from Livermore , CA had an extremely smooth and dialed run in the pro finals which assured him the number 1 payout. Kevin threw in moves like double tailwhips over the jump box and some flairs.
Loading is the DVD from the Red Bull road trip held sometime this summer. Damn is the first word that comes to mind after watching the DVD at the release party. Dutch BMX movies have come a long way since BLIXEM (first dutch BMX video??)
This movie rocks!
The idea was to pick a load of the best dutch BMX riders and stack them in a bus and ride the best spots. The riders are: Michael van der Lee, Barry Köhne, Randy Nieuwkerk, Casper Hoedemakers, Mark Vos, Vladdie de Koning, Rutger Pauw, Daniel Wijsmuller, Jeroen Burgstadt, Mario de Waard, Arnout de Boom and Dwayne Verkade
The first thing that you notice when you watch Loading is that the quality is bang on! The filming is done from several angles and edited in a way that gives you a good idea about what is going on. The music is original and really fits the parts.
"I only have one pair of girl's pants." As soon as I heard that, I knew my trip had begun. The Weight Nazi said it, and he was probably telling the truth. To me, it was like saying "I only have one dress, and I hardly ever wear it." I laughed hard and continued to pack. Mr. Lube, The Weight Nazi, and me -your reporter- Dave G had decided to attend the Baco-A-Go-Go contest this year. It was at Chad Degroot's new park, Mesh, in Orlando, Florida. We jumped on the expressway and hit the warp drive. In what seemed like 45 minutes (it was really about 7 hours) we arrived at the hotel room that Mr. Lube had been generous enough to provide. After a few hours of nappy time, we drove to the park and proceeded to shred to the best of our abilities. Chad's new park seems a little smaller than his old one (At least the bike side does. The park is has a skate side and a bike side.), but there are some much bigger lines thanks to the high ceiling.
LG Action Sports Tour Finals Manchester U.K. This was the end of the LG Action Sports Tour in Europe, it was the first one and it started a bit sketchy but it ended with a Bang. Handing out US$ 200.000 for 2 classes (Vert and Park) is not what we call "Normal" but it happened in the MENA building in Manchester U.K. The streetcourse was way better than we had seen on the other stops of the tour (with many problems like: space, time and even customs) and the ASA guys showed that they learned a lot in Europe this year. The Vert ramp was a huge Kingsize one and it took some time before riders were used to the big transition and lack of Vert.
The 2006 Premium team has been announced with pride. Things have been really good working with the Premium guys on new products and the crew looks forward to putting out even better stuff in the future. Everyone that was on the team in 2005 stays on for 2006. Joining us from Las Vegas, NV is Jake Farley (18), he's already friends with most of the crew and is a perfect fit to the team. Also, from Oregon is Vince Kroff (17), Joe , Ryan, Ben and Matt are all living in Oregon now and have been riding with Vince daily. They all wanted him on the team so he's definitely a welcomed addition. 2006 Premium Team (USA): Josh Harrington Joe Riley Ryan Mills Matt Colisch Ben Hucke Vince Kroff Jake Farley
This jam was at an art exhibition. We had all the ramps from the "Kongsi" where we couldn't stay any longer. We wanted to ride again, so we decided to build for 12 days to be open for just 10 days... With help from Wouter, Rutger, Ron and Ronaldo, Ed and I redesigned the park (in other words trying to sort out the way we could build it, as we used every inch of wood we had...). We did this with a very low budget and even had to use the screws from last time. Maybe next time we need some sponsors. Anyway, it resulted in a good rideable ghetto park.
We were kinda surprised how many people drove to "Dutch Texas". Riders from all over Holland found the place. Many had a longer trip than planned due to traffic jams etc. We really liked the atmosphere at the jam, nice relaxed good riding and live music. It was good to see you guys back again!!
It may take a while but we try to build the park at another location again! Also for permanent use, let's see how that works out.
This summer a group of riders from Holland were invited by Red Bull to go on a road, organized by a guy called Jeroen Burgstad. I met him maybe twice before, and I knew he didn’t ride a bmx, so I decided to wait and see. As it turned out, Jeroen took ten guys he barely knew on a trip in his big Mercedes rig, to go to all the cool spots we have in Holland, just because he thought that would be a nice experience. To top it off, he did all the cooking, cleaning, and driving. Now that is my definition of a nice guy. The rig was sick, a little like a punk version of the roadfools bus: spraypainted flat black, with a 80 kmh speed limit. That didn’t bother us at all since weather that particular week was going to be tropical, so everyone shifted downgear anyway.
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.