With competing magazines working on their umpteenth issue, you are getting used to the way their set up is and what you can expect. With Twenty BMX it's still fresh. We received issue # three in the FATBMX mailbox and it has a racer on the cover. Don't be fooled though because this AA Pro racer knows how to do X-up flips, tailwhips and he cranks turndowns and lookbacks at the local Vegas concrete parks. It's Schwinn's Nate Berkheimer who also has the pro interview inside. For the old dogs, Twenty brings a story on the Joe Kid premiere in Hollywood (home of the editor). There's a big feature on the PIG contest that only seemed to take place a few weeks ago. Flatlander Justin Miller is a force to be reckoned with. Page 40/41 shows you what he's all about. The magazine seems to cover what other mags don't so it's no surprise to find an interview with Holland's one and only AA pro Robert de Wilde on p. 44.
A director of JUICYVISION.com, Hajime Yamazaki and a photographer of Cream magazine, Yasuyuki "GreenG" Takeo just released their first photo book titled; "SENN Project Vol.1". They said "The concept is "producing an art culture from BMX". It took about a year to correct all shots that were taken all over the world. But we don't stick with the idea of photo book, and we always open to any chances to collaborate with an artist in the different field. That's why it's called "Project". "
12 photos along with 2 pages captions for each photographer are inside of a 12-inch record jacket, that expresses the importance of the relation between BMX and music. Each copy has a serial sticker on it, and limited to 1000 copies.
The people over in Prague have been working their asses off the last couple of months to get things ready for the Nokia BMX Freestyle Worlds 2005. The event will start off this Thursday June 2nd. We heard the complete Snafu team will be there and that includes Morgan Wade and Tom Haugen. Here's a list of some of the registered riders who will be present in the Czech Republic:
After almost 1000 votes, the results of events that the FATBMX visitors are going to visit this summer looks like this:
Freestyle World's, Prague, Czech Republic: 13 % (137)
BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany: 30 % (300)
Rebel Jam, Berlin, Germany: 12 % (119)
FISE, Montpellier, France: 4 % (43)
UCI BMX World's, Bercy, France: 5 % (54)
Dew Action Sports Tour, USA: 4 % (48)
X-Games, LA, USA: 7 % (76)
FAT-JAM, Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands: 7 % (74)
Backyard Jam, England: 13 % (132)
New Poll: The IBMXFF World's are going to kick off the long summer season this upcoming weekend in Prague. The new poll will show you who some of the favorites are to win the pro classes. Vote now and check the results after the weekend to see how you did.
Ryan Mills is a name that keeps on popping up lately. The Premium rider recenly had a multiple page interview in BMX PLUS! but in case you missed that, we asked the Las Vegas local some questions. You see, Ryan is scheduled to appear at this summer's FISE contest in Montpellier, a trip he's looking forward to. Learn more about Ryan Mills before he hops on that plane.Who is Ryan Mills?
You tell me. if I knew Ryan Mills it would help out a ton.
Where do you live?
Middle of the hot dry secluded desert
Flo Sailer sent in some information on a new Flatland series called Battle in da Club:
Idea: The idea is as simple as good and short
All in one-flatland and clubbing. The best German riders and some european and international guest stars will be invited to have a hot battle in the hippest or even biggest club of the current city. Furthermore there will be interesting side-events like breakedance-shows and much more. After the contest riders and the audience can celebrate together. Therefore dependent upon the location, famous electro, hip hop and dancehall artists will be performing.
FBR LEGEND DVD COMING SOONâ€¦
Front Brake Revolution Ltd are proud to release exclusive information about their forthcoming DVD release entitled: â€œLEGENDâ€?.
The film documents the recent Front Brake Revolution Jam held at the legendary Rampage Skatepark. The FBR Euro team travel from London to Chicago and beyond, on a journey to the most famous skatepark in the world, for one of the most talked about BMX events of all time. In one last furious session, the worlds greatest technical ramp riders come together to ride at the monumental FBR Rampage Jam and bid farewell to the longest running freestyle facility in America.
The video features interviews and groundbreaking riding from definitive front brake riders including:
At the old Bicycle Stunt Contests there was an unwrtten vert rule that if you could walk away from the contest, you didn't try hard enough! All riders were hucking themselves in positions that were hopeless but it all contributed to the level of vert riding. With foam pits and resi sections around, the hucking is saved for the foam, not the wood. Foam free rider Simon Tabron organized a vert jam at his local ramp which resembles of the old B.S. contests. No foam, different vert classes, loads of fun and most riders getting injured. We checked in with Simon to see how the Spin Like Hell jam went.
FATBMX: With Vert being Dead, it seems like there are a lot of halfpipe jams/shows/contests going on in 2005. What made you decide to have your own event?
One more from the old box.
This BMX Action subscription ad shows some riders "getting rad". That's what it was called back in the day. With a camera around the riders pushed a bit harder to get on that HOT SHOT page. These bail photos showed up in the Subscription advertisement.
It would be cool if current publishers could still send a monthly magazine oversees for an extra $ 4,= USD. per year. Times have changed.
As always, click the image for a bigger picture.
UCI BMX NEWS MAILING
2005 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup â€“ Aigle Switzerland
The 1st round of the highly anticipated 2005 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Aigle, Switzerland is only a few weeks away. The 1st round will be held at the UCI/World Cycling Centre BMX track, and although it has a traditional layout the highly technical track will be further modified. The UCI track builders Tom Ritzenthaler and Mark Hildebrand will fine-tune the track in the week leading up the event, promising an exciting track purpose build for the best BMX riders in the world.
Not only will there be some exiting races on the BMX track, some of the best BMX freestyle vert riders such as Jamie Bestwick (2003 X-Games gold) and Jay Miron (9-time X-Games medalist) will make a special appearance on one of Europe’s biggest vert ramps (situated inside the velodrome complex). The event will be widely broadcasted on TV, including Eurosport, Europe’s leading sports channel (reaching 54 countries and 250 million viewers). Make sure to visit the UCI website to view the TV-listings. For complete event schedule and more information, please [url=http://www.uci.ch/modello.asp?1stLevelID=EE&level1=0&level2=0&idnews=3473]click here[/url]