Guettler, Nasty, Murray, Ali and Others From Vans BMX Team Sign Autographs at Orlando Vans Skatepark
Join the Vans BMX Team including Ryan Guettler, Cory Nastazio, Stephen Murray, Alistair Whitton, Gary Young, Mike Aitken and Joey â€œWhitesnakeâ€? Marks for an autograph session at the Vans Skatepark at Festival Bay in Orlando. Bucky Lasek will also be on hand to sign.
Festival Bay at International Drive
5220 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 11
Expert street has now SOLD OUT. There has been such interest that applications for the Expert street are now closed â€“ just so you know, the 100th form received was for rider Jay Hook.
Don’t forget, if you missed out on the Expert street entry, there are still places in the Pro category and you can also enter any combination of the extra contests, priced at Â£20 each. This years extra contests include the Etnies High Air and Snickers Highest Bunny Hop and Best Trick competitions.
Practical information on the 8th Urbans Vibrations of PESSAC (suburbs of Bordeaux, France).
BMX contest Pro and Am (street/dirt/mini) October the 29 and 30 with possibility of practice the week before (+ all the local spots) and on October 29 starting from 18h00 until 22h00.
Price money of 5000 euros for the pros and 10.000 euros of bmx parts and wear for amateur! the whole comp is indoor (except dirt if possible!).
Spectacular championship Braun Flatground offers flatland the stage it deservesâ€œBraun Flatground should serve as an example to all flatland competitionsâ€?
Last weekend Amsterdam â€“ Holland welcomed the world’s largest flatland event: Braun Flatground. After an opening party on Friday, with Dutch hip hop artists Pete Philly & Perquisite, Saturday started off with qualification rounds Pro and Girl followed by the Dutch Championships Finals. No less than forty-seven professional riders from Japan, USA, Canada, Chili, as well as most European countries competed for a much sought after qualifying place amongst the sixteen finalists.
At night the finalists gathered in front of a massive crowd in the Westergasfabriek Gashouder built in 1902. In a heated one-on-one battle, Viki Gomez (SPA) managed to beat all his opponents.
A while ago Risto Kalmre sent us some Sahtel magazines. Risto is from Estonia and the magazine is in Estonian so don't count on me translating any of the text. Sahtel is a magazine that covers everything from art, snowboarding, skateboarding, BMX-ing and music. It's in full colour and 80 pages thick. If you've heard the name Risto before, that's because he organizes the annual Simple Session in Tallinn with a bunch of friends. Risto actually now lives in The Netherlands studying in Amsterdam while working on the layout of this mag and getting ready for another version of the Simpel Session this January.
If you think the people in Estonia are behind, you've been fooled. They're ahead of the game and the layout of the magazine shows it. It's good material for other art directors to see what's hot at the moment. For them, the HIND 39,- will be a good investment, even if they can't read the text.
Once again one of those risky covers. The biker on the cover is one square inch big and partially faded by the sun. I guess this works well in France anyway. Bling bling gold on the cover though. The Edito on the next page, written by Olivier Rosset, is a bit strange. Olivier claims that BMX at the Olympic Games was inevitable. Well Olivier, you do know more than I do as a member of the IBMXFF. Anyway, Olivier might have a big cristal ball in his living room. The programme has a cool flatland sequence (yup Flatland - France). The Agenda, news and chroniques follow before we get to the Matos part which has all kind of hardware products listed. Softgoods you can find on page 14 and you know that Paris is the fashion capital of the world so you better check out that page. The RID2Z contest (a girls contest) gets a report and so does L'Asso de Cambrai. Beou's bike gets inspected and employee of the month is Markus Hampl from Germany. Heard of Dirty450 before? It's Japanese and you can read all about it in the new issue of Cream.
Sometimes things just ball up. One of those things is the Empire DVD review right here. I first watched it on the way to the Rebel Jam at Dortmund Airport. We actually set it up well with 2 Germans, Paul and I watching the DVD before taking off. Just by watching it, it doesn't automatically translate your opinion into text for the website. Then I also needed a photo to go along with it, but where was the box?
Anyway, it was time to sit down and do it all over again.
Danny Hickerson has moved up the ranks lately and when he keeps whipping like he does in the Empire DVD, you'll be hearing of him more often. The Kink rider shows he can do more than whips. Favorite section of the DVD comes next with Chase Hawk. Boy does he have style (and he knows it). The flow and grace at the 9th street trails is unheard of, a treat to watch, again and again. Joel Moody and Jake Finley get a part each and so does Neil Harrington.
Life's a Beach. The only thing missing on the cover is a BadBoy. Oh, maybe Josh Elkington is the bad boy, I need to see his biceps next time. The biceps of the postman got some training too on this round, the mag is 180 pages thick and damn heavy. Take 15 of them and start doing some exercises. With so many pages you can expect some ads too. They're in the first part of the magazine. Oh you want the list?
Backyard jam 100
BCF BMX 141