The NBR jam was a big success. Good BMX sessions simply rule. We posted a report on the Jam earlier this month. If you missed it, you can click [url=http://www.fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1179]here[/url] to read what was going on and check some photos.
But there's more! Vladdie de Koning, one of the organizers of the NBR jam finished editing a sweet movie of the riding that took place in Middelburg, The Netherlands on 14 January.
Today the mini ramp contest took place at the BMX Games in Australia. FATBMX reporter Atosha came through once again. Thanks a bunch:
It was a well contested final with each rider getting one minute for their run, and then a jam session format was in place for 10 minutes with the top eight riders split into two groups. Ryan Guettler qualified for the finals is second place. This led to Guettler pulling out all the stops and trying everything to regain his position at the top. But Clint Bensley was certainly a match for him today, Guettler flaired on the wall, Bensley flaired over the spine in response.
You get the picture.
On second thoughts just take a look at the pictures, they tell the story.
Today the BMX Games started over in Australia. Atosha McCaw is the FATBMX reporter for the weekend and sent over the following Report and the Dirt results. Stay tuned for more photos and news from Down Under right here on FATBMX.
King of Dirt comp went down today. Got some photos and results for you. I don't know if you can hobble some kind of report together from this but... It was really hot and overcast and I don't think there was a rider there at the end of the day who wasn't sunburnt, covered in dirt and sweaty. A whole heap of great riding went on.
The NBR crew sent us an invitation to come check out the Meker skatepark in Middelburg. On Saturday 14 January we (Wendy, Philip, Bart) headed to Zeeland for the jam and video premiere. After a short family stop at the beach (4 miles away) we entered the Meker. A couple of riders were already jamming in the transformed sports hall (now skatepark) and the i-Pod was taking care of the sounds. With our son Philip around, it was hard to tell how long we could stay for the jam so I opted to take a couple of pics right away.
Park managers Vladdie de Koning and Rolf Blenk were cruising around the park on their bikes. It helps when skatepark managers are BMX riders; bikes allowed. Thomas "Pop up" Ruissen was doing manual to barspins and manuals to crankflips and also did turndowns over the little jump box.
The BMXinvasion bike battle 6 competiton was overwhelmed with riders. It started out at 9am and ending at 8pm. A grand total of 117 riders from the east coast showed up to show their stuff in one of the toughest underground bmx competitions.
A young 16 year old ripper Garrett Reynolds took the first place trophy and prizes in pro with a flawless run. A rider who calls himself "little Jeff" out of NJ took first in the expert class and got swarmed with congratulations from his friends and fellow riders. Jeff was stoked on his first ever win in bmx competition.
I was also pleased to have the Monster energy crew on board this year and they were handing out tasters through out the day to the riders and anyone else who wanted a top of the line refreshment. Special thanks from me to the east coast Monster energy representative Stephen Catalano for hooking us up with the product.
-Sao Paulo, Brasil 16/01/2006.- In less than one month ABBMX was contacted and contracted to create, to manage, to produce, to publish and to bring the most important people of National BMX to this event. We accepted the challenge and we left victorious again. This one with pride of a first quality material set up of an international level. Once again ABBMX overcomes all of the expectations, the athletes' expectations, followers, media, sponsors and public and he/she didn't leave an item to be desired.
January 16, 2005 – Vancouver, BC Canada. Ten Pack Distribution is pleased to announce the dates for the 2006 Toronto Metro BMX Jam, March 3-5, 2006, running in conjunction with the Toronto International Bike Show. North America’s largest Pro/Am freestyle contest series returns to the Ricoh Coliseum for our third year. A new website is in the works, so as always, check the [url=http://www.metrobmxjam.com]Metro Jam website[/url] for all the latest info, including rider lists, and announcements leading up to the Toronto Metro.
The street course this year was different and had good stuff but it did not always line up right. With over 60 riders in street, it was hard also to practice the lines during warm up. Nevertheless, with top riders around from Australia, the USA and Europe (and that includes the UK you Brits) it was a good scene. Making the final was good and bad. The good part was that you got to ride the course again with only a few riders and that you had a shot at the top 8 prize money. The bad part was that you had to hold back, at least a little, during Saturday night's partying. With the BMX street finals on the program for 17:30pm on Sunday most finalists did get enough sleep in the end.
The first contest of the year is a fact. The Pop! Session in Tallinn kicked off the ‘06 season with a vert and street contest. Where the hell is Tallinn? It’s in Estonia. Where the hell is that? Just about 85 kilometers south of Finland, maybe you know where that is. Around this time of the year it’s pretty damn cold in Tallinn and it only gets a couple of hours of day light. Not that we spent a lot of time outdoors. It was either the Saku Suurhall or the bar where time was spent, more so than the comfortable hotel bed.
The Kalmre brothers and their crew had transformed the Saku hall into a skatepark for the weekend. The Red Bull vert ramp was transported in for the 10 vert guys that made it over for the halfpipe contest. The qualification round had 10 riders on the ramp. With all finalists getting a part of the 3500 Euros purse, the goal was to make next days’ final.