The winter 2007 issue of Sophisticated Rider just came out and it has a good mix of BMX, FMX, Skateboarding and snowboarding in it. On the BMX front there's an article on this year's Simpel Session in Estonia by Ronnie Surridge (there he is again!), a 5 minutes interview with Sidewall/Hoffman Bikes' Mark Owen, the Woodward Am Jam, BMX scholarship? bring it! There's an article on the Vert Gathering at Woodward where JMB gets a big shot doing a turndown and Koji Kraft scores the poster with a stylish lean back seatgrab turnbar. More vert in the form of rider bios on Francisco "Coco" Zurita and Zack Warden makes this issue a must see for any vert dawg out there. Soph rider 7 also has an interview with Daniel Dhers and Anthony Napolitan who both made a strong appearance on the contest scene in 2006. This must sound like a full on BMX magazine but there is loads more on FMX, sk8 and snowboarding.
Props Visual, Ltd. will start offering exclusive first release downloads starting with Props Issue #65 in May. Currently all Props Titles are available for legal, high quality permanent downloads or rentals at www.totalvid.com/BMX-Videos/1. All Props titles have been available here for safe, high quality legal downloads for as little as $2.99 for a couple of years.
Here are some new seats from Premium Products. They are going to be available in both standard rail design and the Pivotal system. Shown are 4 different Premium designs/colors with rails. More about the seats and their availability on the Premium Products website.
You saw the pics, you saw the results, you read the story. Now here's a video clip of the Red Bull Circle of Balance that was held in Tokyo, Japan 2 weeks ago. Richtig geil! See Kotaro, Viki Gomez, Yanmar, Hiro, the Mexican wave in Japan and the Grand Finale in this clip. Auch richtig geil!
We've had change around over here & now the 3 man Euro team are all UK based riders. Ben Hennon, Ben Wallace & Tony Watkinson are the full team, all will be out there representing Haro, riding contests & partying to the fullest throughout the contest "season" & beyond.
Wallace has been on flow with Haro Europe for a few years & done a hell of a job so it was time he was put on the full team for all his efforts. He'll be at most Euro events with me this year, when he's not there you can find him cruising the streets of his home town in a piece of crap "modified" car listening to Panic at the Disco!
Hennon has been on the Euro Team since pretty much day one & will be riding pretty much a bit of everything this year including a big
Federal's Mark Love is an awesome rider. Edd Allen made a video clip of Edd in what looked like private set-ups at the RIDE ramps as well as other skateparks. While photographers are shooting away, Edd fires out trick after trick and doesn't disappoint one bit. Helmet? Naaahhh, proper UK style.
SCG has picked up another awesome rider. We would like to welcome Brad Simms to the team. Stoked to have you on board. The SCG Team for 2007 looks like this: Alejandro Caro, Will Love, Brad Simms, Pete Brandt, James Mcgraw, Zach Rogers, Phil Jones, Isaiah Jordon,Tyler Gilliard and Mike Bennett. SCG is moving into a 10,000 sq.ft. warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new address is: SCG Shoe Company 1111 Hawthorne Ln. Charlotte, NC 28205, USA.
New site in the works with an online store, and a list of all the shops where shoes are available. Check out the web site at scgshoecompany.com. Lots of good stuff in store for '07.
Some sites think they're too good to post local contest flyers. We don't feel that way. When you're putting time and energy into organizing a comp, you deserve to have your flyer up on the site to promote the event. It will not only inform the riders in your area about it but it will please the people who support the contest as well. We don't always have a FATBMX reporter available to shoot pictures and write some text but I'm sure you know a guy who can do that so we can post the report on FATBMX shortly after the event.