The International BMX Freestyle Federation (iBMXFF) World Championships came to a close at NASS in the UK today with Vince Byron, Jose Torres, Jack Clark and Matthias Dandois taking the World Champion titles. The largest global BMX freestyle event of the year took place at NASS Festival this weekend (6th – 9th July) at the Bath & West Showground.
Australia’s Vince Byron and Jose Torres hailing from Argentina took the Pro Vert World Champion title and Pro Park World Champion title respectively. Britain’s Jack Clark was named Dirt World Champion and France’s Matthias Dandois was crowned Pro Flatland World Champion. Over 450 professional and amateur athletes across the globe headed to NASS to compete across four disciplines of BMX freestyle, park, vert, dirt and flatland, skateboard park and flatland and mountain bike dirt.
The event featured a 14ft Vert Ramp, one of Europe’s tallest, a pro park, dirt jumps, street spots, public courses and ramps. Inspired by the individuality and creativity of alternative youth culture, 15,000 music & action sport fans made their way to the Bath & West Showground for a weekend of action sports, live music and hardcore revelry.
Hip Hop royalty in the shape of Wu Tang Clan’s Method Man and Redman headlined Friday night supported by rising grime star Giggs. On Saturday Aussie Drum and Bass outfit Pendulum and DJ duo Sigma while the festival came to a close on Sunday with grime legend, Kano and Wiley.
USWA 2017 Soulcycle Park contest results: 1. Kostya Andreev (RUS) 2. Daniel Dhers (VEN) 3. Tom van de Bogaard (NED) 4. Paul Thoelen (GER) 5. Cam Peake (GBR) 6. Daniel Wedemeijer (NED) 7. Victor Munoz (CHL) 8. Kenneth Tancré (BEL)
Pro Freestyle faced some bad weather in Heerlen this past weekend. The BMX Street contest could not take place because part of the course was super slippery. One rail however dried up and the grey part of the course was semi-dry. Instead of doing nothing at all, it was decided to start a 30 minute rail battle at 21:30hr for those who felt like it. Leon Hoppe (GER) didn't waste no time and kicked off the session with plenty of bangers and kept going. Niels Mertens (BEL) 360'd up and 360'd down after grinding the rail. Anthony Perrin (FRA) was there to defend his Pro Freestyle Street winning streak and delivered over-tooth ups and a barspin ice-pick to 180 off. Maikel the Streetmaker had the crowd on its feet with his first rail attempts. The vibe was good in Heerlen despite the less than perfect riding conditions.
Pro Freestyle Heerlen BMX Park finals live on FATBMX tonight. Starts at 20:00hr CET. Finalists are: Tom van den Bogaard, Jack Joshua Mould, Daniel Wedemeijer, Tobias Freigang, Sean Brouns, Sem Kok, Jakub Němec, Levi Weidmann, Giano Vacca, Habada Martin, Tom Selbeck and Mat Armstrong