With the filming of the Mega tour 4 done last week I decided to pop in Props Mega Tour #3. Where some companies are having problems collecting footage of each rider for their video, the Props crew collected 57 hours of footage in a good week. Mega Tour 3 had 6 teams present with a bit of Shitluck action added. UGP, Mutiny, Blacken, Empire, Hoffman and Profile were the other six. The tour touched the states of Oklahoma and Texas and many skate parks, street spots and some trails were visited. It also shows you have to drain a pool. The first attempts were with buckets of water until the water pump was fired up. To dry the thing up completely it was set on fire. It resulted in good footage though.
We at FATBMX don’t know shit about putting together our own videos. It seems like there are a lot of you guys out there that are messing around with digital video camera’s and computers. Maybe you can help us out making a couple of 30 seconds FATBMX commercials. We want to run some fresh ones in Props and Soul, the two leading BMX video magazines so you’re sure that the commercials will be seen.
Because of the fucked up PAL/NTSC tape system and the various DVD
Soul #26 has been released. It's by far the most international video magazine around. The quality of the Winter 2005 issue seems to progress in the same way that riding is progressing. It's got a Frenchman on the cover (Thomas Caillard) and shows footage from the Heartattack tour up in Scandinavia, the Urban Games in London, A bio on German Sven Hoffman, The Twenty jam in France, The Carhartt Ravage Road trip through the Netherlands + Germany, The Backyard jam in Derby, UK, a Bio on Aussie Corey Bohan and a Soul trip to CZ, A and SK. The video is 43 minutes and has a 32 minute bonus section. You can watch the trailer in the FAT Movies section.
The level of the BMX riding has gone through the roof. The System DVD proofs it once again. System Cycles distribute the brands of DK and FLY Bikes and they teamed up to make one video with riders from both teams. Brian Kachinsky is definitely suicidal. The rail tricks he does are insane. Sergio Layos has so much flow and Chris Doyle is one of the best overall riders. It's nice to see some dirt in this DVD too. Behnke is taking it to the streets and Biz can drive any truck. Kevin Porter's part doesn't disappoint one bit. These riders have built up a name for themselves and for a reason.
The DK/FLY riders were taken on several trips which results in unique footage at different spots. The extra effort is appreciated. The editing is clean and the music does not annoy. All in all a great DVD with some interesting bonus footage on Colin Winkelmann that you have to see.
RIDE BMX magazine #83.
UK: 3 pound 20
Aussies pay $9.75
USA: 6 bucks get 5 cents change
Canada: $8.99 ey
Europe: not listed
Magazines can be expensive, especially imported books because shipping gets added. When a magazine is 164 pages thick, has a big size and is printed on quality paper, the postage might be more than the magazine printing itself.
We received a mail from Dylan Close who asked if we wanted to review the Physical Graffiti DVD. Yup, no problem, just send it over. I didn't really know what to expect but was hoping for some sort or graffiti art video.
Turns out that Physical Graffiti has more to do with tattoos, piercings and pain. The DVD has a documentary feel to it and that is a good thing because the footage is pretty old. Neal Wood, Dave Mirra and Jay Miron are in it too. Jay's on his Hoffman bike and Dave on the Blammo. Turns out this video hail from 1998 but has been re-released.
Here's the official press release regarding the DVD so you can decide yourself if tattoos, piercings and pain are your thing:
The time has finally come...
The highly anticipated, critically acclaimed, feature documentary:
"Joe Kid on a Stingray -The History of BMX".
Produced & Directed by Mark Eaton and John Swarr of Bang! Pictures Inc. Executive Produced & Narrated by Jesse James of West Coast Choppers.
RIDE BMX came out with the new issue.
Look for the Beringer cover in the newsstand.
It's got a Biz Jordan and Matt Beringer interview, 2 of the funniest riders around. You should see the Beringer picture in yellow, good stuff.
Also a real nice photo of Rooftop stands out.
The April issue has got a cassette hub buyer's guide, lots of handrail stuff, a St. Louis scene report and Primo and Demolition product tests.
Lots of stuff is happening in BMX media land at the moment. Sit tight and keep reading:
A new American BMX magazine will be coming out mid-April. Kevin McAvoy is the editor and a guy named Justin is the photographer of the new mag. The name will be: Twenty.
Keith Mulligan has been shooting lots of quad stuff for a new Transworld publication. He's been shooting with Fuzzy Hall dressed in camo doing donuts in the snow. Kind of.
Oh yeah, the new issue of BMX Plus! came out. It's got the ABA Grands in it, a Mirra Flair bike test, Terry Adams interview, an X-up how-to, Fueler test, a Supercross test, Tech tips and loads of cute girls showing off the latest threads. Block jam report? Check, Fish Hoskins interview, confirmed, and check it out ladies and gentlemen, a Thomas Stellwag interview in BMX Plus! Nice. Enough moving pics to put on your wall and a review on Greg Romero's Revtec bike. Add some product reviews and you've wrapped up the March issue.