Damn, here's the last part of the Elevation comp. It was insane. We've saved the best for last. Here are your top 10 finishers:
10. Romuald "BB" Noirot. Top 10 got money. A big scoreboard first showed the schedule, then it showed the top twenty qualifiers and then it showed two groups of riders; The "In the money" group and the "Not in the money" group. BB was the first rider to enter the Money group on the left side of the score board. He did so by throwing true superman airs over the big sets, no-handed 360-s, whips, a couple of lookbacks, 3-whips, and three-in-one combo's that made you want to rewind the film to figure out what he just did. BB is riding his signature MacNeil these days and wanted to show contest organizer and MacNeil boss Jay Miron his current level. The judges (Osato, Biz, Korthaus, Barrett, Beringer) were impressed too.
The rebeljam is honored to have another great photo art expo aside to the event. Also this year people can witness unfiltered photography of following planned guys: Joe Rich - Sandy Carson - Manu Sanz - Ricky Adam - Ed Docherty - Jeff Zielinski - Chris Pollack - Sergio Layos - Corey Martinez - Jared Souney - Jamie Bestwick - Kay Clauberg - David Ulrich Gonzalo Manera - Hadrien Picard - Georg Oberlechner - Marcel Georgi - Olaf Pignataro - Ryan Guettler - Victor Strasse. Further there will be another open artist wall with more great stuff.
The finial stop of the 2006 NBL Pro Series events, Round 8, was held this past weekend at the South Park track. South Park has always been know to be the fastest and most technical track on the NBL tour and this year it had some modifications before the event. The changes made the track faster and more tech, but unfortunately weren't made for the younger and inexperienced riders. The track really showcased how much skill the Pro riders have and actually elevated the respect factor for the Elite Pro riders. With this the final stop of the NBL Pro tour before the Grands, Randy Stumpfhauser needed to gain a few more points to be in the title hunt, while Kyle Bennett held a slight lead before South Park and wanted to extend it.
The Red Bull Elevation comp was a huge success. The jumps were awesome, the riders were top level, the organization was perfect, the sound was great and partying was on. We're splitting up the report by listing the 11-20 placed riders first and then the 1-10 placed riders later. Enjoy.
20 Adam Baker. You could take the finals two ways: 1) Take it safe and miss out on the top ten (meaning no money), or 2) Step it up and go for it. Adam was one of those riders who stepped it up, or at least tried to. The three-whip over the first set, that went straight into an oververt 180 degree right berm, caused some problems where Adam lost the speed he needed to clear the following set. Not happy with this he tried it again. With three out of four runs counting, missing more than one good run wasn't ideal. It was Adam's birthday too but that didn't help change things. After another sneak attempt back up on the starting hill he pulled what he wanted (the truckdriver) and continued with a personal victory run down the hill throwing one-handers and stretched one-footers for the hell of it.
Right after the message we received from Robert de Wilde that he has left Staats on good terms, we noticed these UCI results up in Canada. Looks like Afro Bob is raking in the UCI points wherever he goes.
UCI race Airdrie, Alberta - Canada
Elite Men 1 Robert de Wilde(NED) 2 Patrick Lebel (CAN) 3 John Purse (USA) Junior Men 1 Jim Brown (CAN) 2 Nick Goertzen (CAN) 3 Ward Pateman (CAN) Elite Women 1 Samantha Cools (CAN) 2 Adrienne Bennie (CAN) 3 Lori Smith (CAN) Junior Women 1-Danielle Brisson (CAN) 2 Kayla Sweeney (CAN) 3 Layne Nyhaug (CAN)
Name: Leland W. Thurman Age: 31 Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
What do you do to make this a Bizznizz interview? Leland: Well Bart, first of all I sleep until noon, first thing out of bed, I put my hat on, then make a pot of coffee to start the day... sit in front of my computer in my underwear until about 3 or 4, checking e-mails and whatnot, making sure things are getting done, you know, real business stuff.
SE have got some new T-shirts, hats and jerseys out. Five new t-shirts and two new hats are now available. SE will be adding new designs every few months. Also SE retro jerseys (Straight outta da '80-s) are in the works. Out soon.
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Okay BMX-ers, we need your vote again. Jamie Bestwick has been nominated for an Espy award. It's a pretty big deal as Lance Armstrong is the host of the awards that are held on 16 July 2006.
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The Red Bull Elevation comp just ended. Before getting the full report online with some amazing photos, we thought we'd give you the top 20 results first. We're giving it away like this but you need to come back to see how rad the comp was and who did what. Anyway, last year's winner Ryan Nyquist did a suicide backflip to an accidential half barspin for 3rd. Team mate Luke Parslow flipped the step down jump on his way to second. Putting 10G in his pocket is non other that Australian Corey Bohan who had been ruling the course all weekend long with a big bag of tricks.