It's not Joe on a Stingray but Barry on a Grifter. Those not old enough to know what a Grifter is, it's one of the first bikes that kind of looked like a motorcycle and arrived at the same time as the first "original" BMX bikes. Raleigh made them so they were big in the UK. Anyway, back to the subject. The DVD is great entertainment. To see people like Ian Morris, Zach Shaw, Jamie Bestwick and Jon Taylor push their 35 pound bikes to the next level for sure was a good laugh. It brings back memories to the "good old times" when bikes were hard to get and the welder came out before going to the local shop to get a new one because they had none.
England has always been a fascinating country that raised great riders. I believe it's the attitude that pushed their level week after week. Crazy Eric Steele, Mad Jon Taylor, those names arrived on the scene for a reason. Barry on a Grifter has a lot of the footage from these days. It also has footage of Dennis McCoy, Rick Allison and Joe Johnson who came over for the Tizer World Cup in 1988 and Mat Hoffman's first flip 180 (flair) on vert.
New York (December, 2006)Wade Martin, who has guided the Dew Action Sports Tour during the Tour's first two successful seasons, has extended his contract and been promoted to President and General Manager. Ken Schanzer, President, NBC Sports and Charlie Mancuso, President, Live Nation Motor Sports made the announcement. Owned by NBC Universal and Live Nation, the Dew Action Sports Tour, the pro tour of action sports, debuted in June 2005, and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, a $2.5 million competitive purse - the largest in action sports - and an additional $1 million bonus pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network will combine for exclusive Dew Action Sports Tour coverage with the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. The Tour features skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross, and at seasons end, the Tour awards champions in the six combined disciplines with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event's festival village includes live cutting-edge music, video gaming, and interactive events.
The FSO posse is once again putting a jam together. This time the venue is the indoor skatepark at Burnside skateshop in Deventer, Holland. The date is 13 January 2007 so if you have been away from your bike too much this winter, put it in the car and head for the FSO session. Starts at 2pm and it's only 5 Euros to ride. A good opportunity to say happy new year to all your BMX friends.
In what point of your "riding career" did you decide you wanted to stay involved? Chad: Staying involved in the sport was a no-brainer. There hasn't been a time that I was like "I am over this". Maybe one time this past summer when I got hurt, but I healed and got back on the horse. I didn't know having a skatepark could start a scene and make it as strong as it is. It's insane how good it is.
SE Bikes would like to welcome the two newest members to our Factory Race Team: 14 Expert Chase Hines out of South Carolina and 16 Year old Girl Amanda Carr out of Florida Chase has placed on the UCI World podium and has earned many top-5 National Numbers over the years.
Amanda has been on the top of her game for many years. She has already won the UCI World Championships twice and has plenty of National wins. Chase and Amanda join Javier Colombo, Todd Lyons, Justin Wike, Travis Postany, Taylor Thomison, and Trent Newkirk on the “Baddest Team Around.”
And we can’t forget about our two dirt jumpers who plan to shred it up once again this year: Chris Gerber out of Indiana and Fernando Sabat out of California. Keep an eye on the entire SE team in 2007. Expect big thangs.
The Superbowl of Action Sports Showcases the Best-of-the-Best in the Season’s Blowout Event! Who: Top Action Sports Pros from an international field of talent include: Mat Hofman, Dave Mirra, Ryan Nyquist, Jamie Bestwick and more! What: Billed as the “Superbowl of Action Sports” by USA Today and shot in Dallas at the Reunion Arena, the LG Action Sports Championships is the season-ending Championship for BMX,
It's the time of the year again when people are sending Christmas cards to eachother. We've already received a bunch over the mail but the digital ones are coming in too. Do you have a cool one? Let us know. Mail them to us and in a few weeks we'll post them here at FATBMX. Get creative, do some photo shopping when you don't have snow around, find that big Christmas tree and ride it, can you jump your bike in a Santa suit? We want to see it. Hit the Contact button in the left column for the e-mail address.