March 13th 2006.After over 10 years of working with Seventies/Backyard and Stuart Dawkins I have decided to leave the company to launch my own venture. I will resign from my position as co-director of Seventies on March 28th this year. This is one of the most difficult decisions I¹ve ever had to make. This role has given me the opportunity to work with many great people and develop some great friendships throughout the BMX world. As a result these have been the most exciting years of my life.
Name: Steven Paul Woodward Age: 24 Hometown: San Diego, USA
You ride for wethepeople, a German company. Have you ever met the guys? Steve: Well I haven't met all them. I got the chance to meet Klaus and he was a super cool guy, and I have heard Rob is quite a personality.
Does your deal go through Tip and who do you deal with there? Double D? Steve: I think they send a lot of the stuff through Tip, sometimes straight from Germany, I have no idea who to talk to at Tip.
You're from the San Diego area, are you a Dirtbro? Steve: Yes indeed, part of the new chapter that faded out for some reason. I guess there are new sprockets and stems in the works from what I hear.
We are in Taiwan right now & just received our final prototypes of our OneWay street & park pegs. These pegs are one product that I am very excited about & we have been working on these for a year now. These pegs are very unique in that they feature a special offset internal machining process that reduces the weight significantly. They also feature an optional built in chain tensioner which again reduces the weight of your bike set-up.
If you’re new to the Local Exposure Tour (L.E.T.) it’s the vision of Allan Cooke, pro BMX Dirt and Street competitor, to give back to his sport. He gathers a handful of the best pro BMX riders in the sport and they all jump in an RV ripping across the country stopping off at local skate parks to check out what the local unknown talent has to offer. Fuel TV has a crew that goes along the way, Ride BMX Magazine shoots pics and writes the story and famed video producers, Will Stroud and Chad Shackelford, are there to catch all the madness for the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1074]tour DVD[/url] that has reached worldwide distribution!
Over the past 20 years, the Toronto International bicycle show’s Flatland events have not only exposed many to our sport but also inspired those who dedicate themselves to continue to push forward. Now, in 2005, with the threat of the Flatland being completely wiped from the shows events, the CFO made their way in at last minute to ensure the spirit remained. A year later, a stronger / more experienced team of heavy hitters stepped up to the plate to bring to you the first ever “Flatland’s Unlimited” contest. Were they able to hang in the big leagues? We’ll let you be the judge of that.
Thursday afternoon had Jamie, Dan and I in T.O to setup for the “party”. Meeting up with Chase Gouin and a few friends from the States, we got in a few hours of much needed practice to shake off the spider webs that had built up over the winter. After doing some serious mopping and taping up an access door located in the middle of the floor (affectionately referred to as ”the danger zone," we called it a night and rolled on home to get some sleep.
VANS have been a proud sponsor of the FATBMX site from the start. On our recent trip to California we stopped by. Mike de Wit took some time off his busy schedule to show FATBMX around. We peeked in the design department (sorry, no pics), walked the hallways, stopped by the warehouse, had a quick look at Steve Van Doren's office (looks like a Hawaiian BBQ in there), found some empty seats where Jerry Badders and Peter Dericks were supposed to be working, checked the showroom and then went across the street to visit the shoe design department. We saw some really good stuff there but again, no pics allowed.
Yo dudes what up? I did a photo shoot 4 "INKED" magazine tha other day which BOOST MOBILE hooked up 4 me. It's a dope ass high fashion tattoo lifestyle magazine, cool shots, here R a few, it's crazie cause I have never been N a tattoo mag B4, tha mag is another way 2 expand what I do which is 2 also promote tha lifestyle of action sports N every way.
Well, the jam was literally blown away. While the rest of Spain had to suffer hard rain and snow we had sunshine - BUT... heavy blowing winds, a thing vert-riders hate most. So we decided not to ride vert and we all ended up trying new tricks into the foam pit- having fun anyway. On one hand it was a pity that we couldn´t ride together but on the other hand it was great to see that almost every BMXer from Valencia (and beyond) was showing up and that there is a BMX-scene here. Thanks a lot to Mankind-Rider Juan Ruiz and Ismael for coming all the way from Albacete. Looking foreward to see everybody at the next jam ! Björn
• There is a really nice and rocking trick footage of UK Eastpak pro Ben Hennon at Backyard Jam in the latest Props Video #59
• Alex Jumelin impresses everyone with a really good double page full shot picture taken in Berlin. See that pic in the latest Freedombmx magazine #68
• In DIG #51 is a report of the Carhartt roadtrip from Basel/SW to Rome/IT our friend Stefan Lantschner set up last year. Also Eastpak riders like Hannu Cools and Niels Thanild went on that trip and proof it with nice pictures in DIG.
• Our friends at FATBMX are rockin´ and will be "traveling with style" in 2006.