New performance model launches from Vans’ pinnacle innovation pipeline. Heralding innovation to new levels, Vans Pro Skate ArcAd unveils the UltraRange Pro, a revolutionary performance skate shoe model engineered to advance cushioning and enhance comfort like never before with the introduction of Vans’ first ever co-molded outsole — a custom-tuned Vans UltraCush™ Lite formula bonded to Vans’ original waffle gum rubber outsole. Available only to 40 select Vans Pro Skate accounts worldwide and limited to 600 individually-numbered pairs on Saturday, May 20, the UltraRange Pro ArcAd features:
- A lightweight and durable co-molded outsole merging UltraCush™ Lite and translucent crystal rubber waffle tread for unparalleled cushioning and grip
- Seamless LuxLiner™ internal sock-fit construction for a breathable, snug fit.
- Molded Duracap™ reinforced pig suede uppers in high-abrasion areas for added durability
Jason Phelan Loch Down takes BMX to the middle of the Holy Loch, Scotland. Combine deep sea diving and BMX and you get one hell of an idea. Jason has teamed up with The Professional Diving Academy (PDA) in Dunoon, Scotland to take BMX to the sea. GT Bicycle’s Jason Phelan‘s Loch Down video concept saw him crowdfund one of the craziest BMX projects ever seen. Building a series of jumps on a Loch in Scotland as well as head beneath the Loch in a diving cage, Phelan brings his usual approach of anything is possible to this incredible BMX documentary.
BIKE Channel founder and CEO Filippo Ubaldini said “It’s projects like this that we love to show on BIKE Channel. Jason’s dream and approach is captured beautifully in this film and the way he puts his
Mongoose Bikes, a brand of Dorel Industries, Inc., will head back to Woodward Camp in Woodward, PA, for the sixth annual Mongoose Jam. After two years at Woodward West in Tehachapi, California, the brand has decided to bring the event back East with their new Video Battle format. From August 7th through 11th 15 pros, five videographers and five amateurs will film and produce five team edits competing for a $40,000 prize purse. At the end of the week, the teams’ edits will be premiered forWeek Ten Woodward Campers. Prior to that, the edits will be judged by BMX industry veterans on originality, style and the difficulty of tricks used to determine the winning team.
Mongoose riders Greg Illingworth, Pat Casey, Kevin Peraza, Paul Ryan, and Ben Wallace will each captain one of five teams at the BMX-only event. Each captain will invite two pro BMX athletes and one videographer to join their teams. They will then draft one amateur from among the Woodward campers during the Amateur Contest to be held on August 7th.
Following the event on Monday, August 14th Mongoose will begin to release the edits on Ridebmx.com starting from last place to first where online voting will be held to determine which team gets the viewers’ choice award.
“This is our second year with the new video format for the Jam and I’m excited to see how it evolves as we switch up locations and head back east to Camp Woodward,” says Steve Wilcox, marketing
FISE Montpellier is coming up next week already! As an exclusivity, take a look at the 3D drawings of the Parks on which the best BMX riders will be performing. Of course there's flatland too in many different classes. The schedule is now online as well on www.fise.fr. Wait no longer, take a look. BMX Street, BMX Spine ramp, BMX Flatland and the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup all crammed in a five day program. No time to get bored. Many different sports will take place so it's an action filled festival from start to finish down at the Lez river in Montpellier, France.
Can't make it? Watch the live feed here on www.fatbmx.com
Pannonian Challenge bringing the extreme elite to Croatia. Whether it's inline, skate or BMX, Pannonian Challenge covers it all. One of the biggest European extreme sports festivals is celebrating its 18th B-day, and bringing some of the best riders to its all-black skate park.
Logan Martin, Michael Beran, Kostya Andreev are just some of the names who are going for the title at Pannonian Challenge, trying to beat the audience's cheering for the national hero - Marin Ranteš.
Skate day, scheduled on Friday June 9, has its own heroes, who find this city a second home. Designed by the local BMX riders, the park awaits to see some of the best tricks of the season.
Inliners will, as usual, open the festival's sports part - with Joe Atkinson and Joey Egan bringing their world-class skills to Osijek's Copacabana part.
But, don't forget, the festival prides itself on its nightlife skills, as well, and riders claim it's one of those festivals you rarely sleep at.
Watch the BMX finals live on fatbmx.com on June 10 from 6pm.
G-Form, the leader in athletic impact protection, is excited to announce the addition of Kevin Peraza and Colton Walker, two of BMX’s rising stars to its athlete roster. Peraza and Walker join a star-studded roster that already include 2016 Rio Gold Medalists Connor Fields and 10 time X-Games medalist Kevin Robinson. Peraza was born into the world of BMX, as his father and three brothers all actively ride BMX. The Tucson, AZ product is known for his infectious personality and competes in both dirt and park events. 2016 saw Peraza make serious noise in the BMX scene, finishing first at Simple Session and the Summer X-Games, along with a list of other top finishes.
This summer – the world’s most anticipated BMX events Simple Session will for the first time ever travel south. At the peak of the Nordic summer it heads to the very heart of Latvia’s capital, the spectacular city of Riga. The best BMX park and street riders from around the world will go head to head on a massive Wessel designed outdoor course on the city’s legendary Freedom Monument bridge. Also skateboarding best trick will go down.
This will be the summer to remember. Date to mark on your calendars – August 26!
Vans Classic Lites return for Spring 2017 showcasing innovation across colourways and styles synonymous with the brand. By infusing several Vans silhouettes with modern construction methods like UltraCush Lite technology, the iconic footwear staples such as the Authentic, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi transform into Classic Lites models with improved fit, increased comfort and super light construction. A continuation of the Vans legacy while signifying its progressive design ethos, the Authentic Lite, Old Skool Lite and Sk8-Hi Lite are modified versions of their original vulcanized forms, presenting a diverse assortment of lightweight and comfort-driven Vans Classics with a monochrome appearance.
One of Europe's biggest extreme sports competitions celebrates its 18th B-Day Pannonian Challenge calling all BMX, skate and inline riders. For 18 years Pannonian Challenge has been a home for some of the biggest extreme sportsnames. But aside from that, it's held a top position on a bucket list of those who enjoy extreme fun as well. Sunny, hot town of Osijek in Croatia's eastern part is the country's home ofadrenaline, while on the festival's nights the adrenaline moves to the dancefloor. You'd expect sleepy faces tomorrow in the skatepark, but there's some special energy that keeps everyone in Osijek on their feet for these five days. June 7 to 11 - Pannonian Challenge is a place to be.
Time to burn some rubber on the new House of Vans street course & bowl this Sunday! Join Vans Pro rider Dakota Roche as he rolls into the park to throw down a bumper to bumper jam with £200 cash for tricks & giveaways for all!