With 30 out of 35 riders already confirmed for the Red Bull Empire of Dirtcontest in England, we can't wait till the actual date of 13-16 June. The week starts off with a session at Kye Forte's barn and practice on Wednesday, followed by more practice on the course and a jam at the Decoy trails on Thursday. Friday will be qualifying and finals will be between 12:30pm and 15:00pm on Saturday.
Here is a list of confirmed riders: Anthony Napolitan (USA) Joe Rich (USA) Ryan Jordan (USA) Heath Pinter (USA) Chris Doyle (USA) Corey Bohan (AUS) Steven Murray (UK) Martin Murray (UK) Liam Eltham (UK) Mitch Yates (USA) Taj Mihelic (USA) Gary young (USA) Alistair Whitton (UK) Bas Keep (UK) and Tobias Wicke (GER).
etnies are inviting everyone to view their new BMX DVD with the etnies crew in Lake Forest, California. If you live anywhere close or really don't want to miss this, mark Friday 18 May in your agenda. Starts at 7:00pm and will go on till 10:00pm (no, we don't think it's three hours long but they've got a band called Say Vinyl that wants to play and they've got a few pallets of Lost Energy Drinks that they need to get rid of). etnies riders that will be attending are: Kurtis Elwell, Ruben Alcantara, Sandy Carson, Morgan Wade, Danny Hickerson, Aaron Ross and Taj Mihelich. Sounds like a good time to us.
In order to celebrate the move, we threw a grand opening party on April 14th. About a hundred people showed up on a sunny Saturday afternoon to check out the new shop. We had free drinks/snacks, a ton of special offers and there was also a 50€ gift certificate up for grabs for whoever could guess the exact weight of our infamous tandem BMX-bike. Stephan Goetz out of Regensburg came out as the lucky winner. Congratulations! Later in the afternoon everyone ventured over to the Lohhof skate park, which is a mere five minute bike-ride away from the shop. The park got pretty crowded, but the sesh still had a nice chill atmosphere and everyone found enough room to ride. The riding that went down was awesome and it was good to see a lot of younger kids shred the course together with all the locals from Munich (Perry Petermueller, the Wildner bros, Flotho, Daniel Tinhof, Ed Steen and Philip Koelsch). The day ended with a free bar-b-q and more free drinks. Thanks to everyone for coming out and making a grand opening a fun day! It’s greatly appreciated!
The BMX Flatland World Circuit kicks off this weekend in Tokyo, Japan. It's the first round of three contests that will use a ranking system to announce the Flatland rider of the year 2007. More info on the first leg below:
2007 Eastpak presents Round 1 KOG Tokyo -Date : 2007 April 22nd -Location: Tokyo , Asakusa, ROX3 super multi court -Entry on the site: AM8:00 to AM 9:30 -Entry fee : Pro 10000 yen, Expert 8000 yen , Novice 3000 yen -Train : Get off at Toei-Ginza line, Tawara-machi station. 5 minutes walk to the venue.
We keep receiving new issues of Props, Roadfools, Megatour, Rock 'n Roll extravaganza's and more Props products. They certainly are busy over there but they keep us busy too reviewing DVD after DVD. On the planeride to Singapore I watched issue 64 together with Tobias Wicke. When I was ready to type up a review, the battary died on me. It got shoved to the side again which I apologize for. What can you say about Props that hasn't been said before? Maybe we can give you the content list of issue 64, a trailer of the DVD and also we can say that there are a lot of new talented riders in this issue. Props Visual poductions are always good. You should know that by now.
Props Video Magazine Issue # 64: -Behind the Scenes FBM -Backyard Jam UK -San Diego Park Check: Mission Skatepark
Miami, FL – April, 2007 – BAWLS Guarana, the refreshing, high-caffeine soda that keeps you bouncing, is proud to announce the launch of BAWLStyle.com - an online community dedicated to BMX. BAWLStyle will invite BAWLS fans everywhere to check out the latest BAWLS Guarana news, event listings, fan photos, info on sponsorship and more! BAWLStyle.com brings all BAWLS fans under one roof. -Riders ready! BAWLS BMX racing is taking off, and BAWLStyle is here for you! Check out the BMX hub and meet our sponsored pros, view our ABA and NBL race photos, and find out if your local track is a BAWLS BMX partner!
After re-signing with REDLINE for the next 2-years, KIM HAYASHI is hot after her record-making 5th NBL No.1 title. With her focus on that accomplishment, as well as training hard to qualify for one of the 2 spots on the USA’s Olympic BMX Team, with ASU college classes and graduation thrown in between it all, Kim is definitely one busy girl. With the latest NBL point standings showing her with a 12 point lead over Canada’s Sammy Cools, we had a chance to speak with Lil’ Kim and get her take on the first quarter of her ‘07 BMX season.
ARIZONA [PHOENIX]: The ABA Winternationals was your first ABA race of the year. How’d it go for you?
The world's most important BMX spine ramp contest series will kick off for a third year with a completely refurbished ramp and new sponsors. Thanks to the commitment of sponsors Suzuki and Dickies, the Braun cruZer Tour this year comes with a whopping prize package of EUR 30,000. Each contest offers EUR 5,000 in winnings, which is distributed among the top three riders. The first-placed competitor will receive EUR 2,500, second EUR 1,500 and third EUR 1,000.
We are working on something new for the next generation of Premium Frames and I thought I'd share some pics. Check it out. This seat clamp system works internally and allows you to slam your seat and keep the frame looking smooth and seamless. The allen head bolt will have a small rubber cover to keep things looking really clean. It's a way different internal system than the Superstar.