We're not aware of any BMX-er's B-day this week but we did celebrate Philip de Jong's Birthday today. Philip turned three and was ultra stoked on the yellow electric Quad that Uncle Paul and Aunt Carry brought him. You see, he's into this whole (B)MX thing and we don't really know where that comes from......... In the photo Philip is wearing an EBC hat that DJ sent over earlier this week. I asked him to "look tough" and this is the look he had for the photo. Aint scared of that Brian Deegan guy......
The Jam will be run like this: Both Pro and Am classes will be help in true jam style; 2-3 riders in a group judged by all the riders present on the day. There will be a bunny hop and long jump attempt too which should be a lot of fun.
The Park setup will be like this: Beach park in all its graceful glory and throw in 80+ pallets mostly supplied by a Durban shipping company and some 'acquired' from Hillcrest and surrounding areas. A crashed car has also been donated for the day, so bring a balaclava and baseball bat if you’re into that kind of thing.
3 building teams from around the country will be constructing a wide variety of banks, launches, wall rides out of the 80 or so pallets and a pile of scrap wood and metal to match. Building is happening all day Friday to be ready for the contest on Sunday. If you're keen to help out with construction be there Friday early! Each team is paid 500bucks towards a keg for the Saturday nights festivities.
The ABA grands are taking place this weekend. You can watch the race online live. If you missed Friday's race, here are the results. Who is going to win the title come Sunday? Bubba Harris or Donny Robinson, or will Randy Stumpfhauser be the lucky one? Pro men: 1. Bubba Harris 2. Randy Stumpfhauser 3. Warwick Stevenson 4. Cristian Becerine 5. Kyle Cushman 6. Jason Rogers 7. Robert de Wilde 8. Aaron Johnson
We're working on a new FATBMX competition at the moment and have Carhartt involved. Better stay focused because it's going to be a good one. The FLAT TV contest is now officially over. The right answer to the question (The producer of FLATtv is Renato from Holland, he has a 14-month old son. What is his name?) is: Pelle. The following persons can expect issue 8 of FLATtv in the mail:
1. John Craft (Omaha, USA) 2. Justin Bastiaanssen (Breda, The Netherlands) 3. Ilyas Zuhair (Malyasia)
In related FLAT tv news: FLATtv used to be availible only on dvd in PAL format so it was very popular only in Europe, leaving American and Japanese flatland riders out of the FLATtv experience. Now this has changed because FLATtv has a distributor for Japan and the US who now produces FLATtv in NTSC format dvds: Flyhi Bmx!
To make a good video you need some time to get everything together. The first Premium Products DVD had been in the making for a while but that is common. When we take our time to do a review you can add a couple of weeks to that. Kyle Carlson was one of the main guys filming and editing the DVD and he did a great job. Clear footy across the board with most clips coming from outdoor concrete parks in Oregon, California and Arizona.
Battle in da club. The name suggests an ordinary bar fight in a some low price alley club, with more flying bottles of beer than women. But this Battle in da club was nothing like that. This was the third leg of the flatland only BMX contest tour that is held in a new club every time! This time around, the circus hit the town of Nurnberg: the Mach One club, to be precise. Michiel Verberg, judge, and Hoite Polkamp, MC together with Francis, made the trip from Amsterdam to attend this flatland extravaganza.
Mat Hoffman's going to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the Oklahoma Centennial Float. 2007 is Oklahoma's (Mat's home state) Centennial and Oklahoma's float will be leading the beginning of the annual Thanksgiving Parade in NYC. Mat was asked to be one of several Oklahoman's who have major accomplishments in athletics to represent the state. Not bad for a BMX'er whom will be among Olympians, NBA, MBL and NFL stars.
Amsterdam, November 23, 2006 We’re proud to announce that the Flatground06 website is online! This is where you’ll find all the information you need for a flatland packed weekend in Amsterdam! So what does this mean? -Registration is open! Register for one of the three classes. -Find out about the contest format we will be using this year in the contest section. What will the winner take home? What’s all this about a new battle format? Yes, things are gonna get interesting! -Find out what riders have already confirmed. Will you be next to register? -We have a new location this year. Read all about it in the Location section.
Dayton, Ohio - DK Bicycles is proud to welcome AA Pro racer Aaron Johnson to the DK Pro team. Aaron will make his DK debut this weekend at the 2006 ABA Grand Nationals in Tulsa, OK. Johnson hails from Murrieta, California and has been racing for 17 years. Aaron rode really well at the UCI Super-X race in San Jose and this years DC Sprint Trails event. Not only is he fast, his dirt jumping skills are quite good also. Aaron will attend several UCI, ABA and NBL events in 2007.