Round #6 of the 2006 NBL Pro Series was held this past weekend in Prunedale, CA and with just 2 more NBL Pro Series event left, the title chase is getting hot. Donny Robinson had a nice lead in the Elite men's point for most of the season, but after a great weekend of results for both Double A Marketing riders in attendance, Randy Stumpfhauser and Kyle Bennett have both chipped away at the points lead and put themselves in great positions to take home another NBL #1 Pro title. Here is how the weekend went for both riders:
Randy Stumpfhauser had a weekend to remember in Prunedale.
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For no particular reason I ended up in the Cools brother's white van. You can consider this their house when they're on the road. It's super roomy, has some sort of stereo and plenty of room for bikes. I've met Sig and Hannu before but never got to know them very well. This changed on the Eastpak/Carhartt trip. Their hospitality is endless and they even picked up a couple of hitchhikers from France on our way North to Holland for the next stop.
The ABA National #1 Amateur Titles are really starting to tighten up, and with Atlanta and Lake Perris just around the corner things will only get tighter. Both the ABA National #1 Boy and Girl will again be winners of brand spanking new Yamaha Waverunners, so you can bet the pressure will be high come ABA Grands time. Here's a quick look at the standings as of ABA Super Nationals in Desoto, TX.
FATBMX met up with the Eastpak/Carhartt tour in St. Niklaas, Belgium. The crew had done two stops that day, one in Kortrijk (outdoor concrete park) and the park in Sint-Niklaas. The barbeque that was planned for the night turned into an indoor grill party at the Cools brother's place in Reet (I'm not kidding, that's the name of the town they live in. It means ass in Dutch). The crew consisted of Markus Braumann, Ben Manuel, Benny Paulsen, Bruno Hoffman, Hannu and Sig Cools, Stefan Lantschner and TM's Andy Zeiss (Eastpak), Mike Emde (Carhartt), Kay Clauberg (FreedomBMX) and myself. The plan was to ride spots in both Belgium and The Netherlands for the weekend and make the best out of it. With rain showers forecasted, there was a plan A (outdoor spots) and a plan B (indoor spots). With all the good riders present and all the spots that were shredded, we're going to give you a couple of little reports this week on the riding spots we stopped at. Instead of one article with 10 photos, we'll give you a bunch more.
The Date has been changed to Saturday 8 July 2006 due to bad weather forecast.
On Thursday 25 May the Red Bull Garage Punx street jam will take place again at the Parking garage at the Hinterhof (Cologne, Germany). Together with the Cologne locals a jam and street course will be set up in a very punk way.
More news about the BMX Masters (Cologne, Germany. 21-23 July 2006)
Tourstop Braun cruZer Tour at the Cologne Youthpark. Again, in 2006 the Braun Spine Ramp will be at Pro-Amateur Contests as well as at Music Festivals around Europe and will be ready to be rocked by top bmx riders... The total ranking over the three events will offer a total prize-money of 15.000 EUR, which will be split between the finalists. We are looking forward to seeing last year’s winner Mark Webb with new and amazing trick variations. You will find all dates of the Braun cruZer Tour 2006 [url=http://www.brauncruzertour.com/]here: Braun CruZer tour 2006[/url]
Chad Kagy sent us a movie clip that is fucking incredible. It was filmed in Mexico City on one of those insanely high roll-in, jump box, quarterpipe set ups that DC and their athletes are known for. We've known that Chad has got balls and skills and this video proves that he is ready for anything. Mucho respecto amigo.
[url=http://www.dcshoes.com/home.asp?movie=100307§ion=visuals&sport=bmx]You have to watch this one. Stop working, click here now.[/url] Seriously.
Tom Stober made the trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil for the PRO RAD BMX vert contest. The ABBMX had turned the floor of the Ibirapuera Gymnasium into a giant vert ramp. With a R$10.000 Reais Prize purse on the line it wasn't only Tom who did giant flairs on the vert ramp.
Thanks to Charaba for putting on the contest and taking the time to send in the results and some cool photos. Vert riding in Brazil, enjoy the photos.