We left for NASS on Thursday morning. On board were MC Andy Zeiss, Philip de Jong and uncle Paul, a great road trip crew. For people not in the know, NASS Festival takes place in the middle of nowhere in a field in the South-West of England. People camp out, use the showers on the premises and eat whatever food is available at the festival. With 5 days ahead of us we had packed three coolers, some tents, chairs, some snacks, food, and whatever else we thought we would need. In other words, we came prepared. On arrival it took a bit of smooth talking to get the Vito next to the Glamping Tipi tents that were already set up. Andy, Paul and Seb Heijna shared one of those. Philip and I both threw a 2 second tent in the air, rolled out the self inflating Decathlon mat and threw the sleeping bag on top. We had no electricity so powerbanks, gas tanks and batteries took care of our needs such as light, and coffee. But first we had some adult drinks to kill while they were still icey cold. Folding chairs were put up, a strong table was placed in the middle and a phone played our favourite songs. We were camping out to the fullest.
Every single day we woke up in a sauna. England enjoyed a heat-wave which meant at 8am the sun was already up and tried to get everyone out of their tents. It worked better than an alarm clock. The camping area was just a short distance away from the NASS Festival where the Dirt, Vert, Street and Park events were held next to all the concerts that were planned. Nearly 20.000 people were around, looking for a good time. Those who came for BMX could enjoy the music. Those who came for the music, could enjoy a bit of BMX.
We sit down with Beau Rich to learn about living with Cystic Fibrosis and how skateboarding has helped save his life. BMX pro Dakota Roche stops by to discuss “Kelly’s comment” about pegs chunking up ledges and also being a fan of skateboarding himself. We dive into Austyn Gillette’s “Radiant Cure” FORMER Part, Rick McCrank’s new show “POST RADICAL”, adidas Skateboarding presents /
The Vans BMX Off The Wall BMX Street Invitational returns to Huntington Beach, CA on March 25. The contest brings together the biggest names in BMX Street riding, as well as amateur riders to the Vans Off The Wall Skatepark. The Vans BMX Street Invitational honors the sport’s elite as they illustrate their style across urban terrain including stairs, handrails, ledges and banks.
CONFIRMED RIDERS ARE: CHAD KERLEY DENNIS ENARSON TYLER FERNENGEL MIKE GRAY BROC RAIFORD BRUNO HOFFMANN DEVON SMILLIE ALEX DONNACHIE SEAN RICANY DAKOTA ROCHE ALEX KENNEDY TY MORROW TRAVIS HUGHES
1 REYNOLDS, Garrett 52 USA 26 FIEND 177.60 2 STARK, Reed 36 USA 24 BSD 173.60 3 BARRACO, Simone 42 ITA 25 RED BULL 170.00 4 TÜNTE, Daniel 49 GER 24 MANKIND 169.60 5 VARANYAK, Colin 46 USA 24 FIEND 168.20 6 CHURPINA, Max 12 RUS 24 PROPER BIKE CO 168.00 7 SMILLIE, Devon 54 USA 24 FLY BIKES 167.20 8 PRANGENBERG, Felix 45 GER 18 WETHEPEOPLE 166.00 9 DONNACHIE, Alex 47 GBR 23 BSD 161.40 10 BURNETT, Mark 51 USA 20 SUNDAY BIKES 159.60 11 PERRIN, Anthony 22 FRA 22 FEDERAL 158.80 12 CHAVEZ, Antonio 13 USA 18 PRIMO 142.00