The NBL 2007 points season kicked off this past weekend at the beautiful NBL Nellis BMX track. Nellis is a fan favorite and between the excellent track and the perfect weather, the first NBL Elite Pro and UCI event for the 2007 NBL National season was a huge success with a large moto count, new sponsors for the NBL series, and a huge international Pro turnout.
On November 18th the last stop of the PSP will take place in Weil am Rhein/Germany (close to Basel/Switzerland). The miniramp-comp will be held in the categories pro and amateur. Everybody that has ever ridden the ramp at the Carhartt skatepark will know that this sweety is well worth a trip! The entry fee is 15 Euros (including free entry to the concert [Highfly and Dog Eat Dog] and catering for the riders). The top three pros will get pricemoney and the amateurs will receive loads of stuff. Practice starts Friday 6pm and the skatepark will also be open on Sunday 'til 5pm.
Attention all riders: Don't miss out on some easy money for your future! If your photo appears on the front cover of BMX Today or any other major BMX magazine (BMX Plus!, BMXWorld, BMXer, etc.) out there and you have a clearly visible NBL sticker showing on your number plate, YOU WILL WIN A U.S. SAVINGS BOND! Elite riders will receive a $500 savings bond, and amateur riders will receive a $250 savings bond. If there are multiple riders in the photo, and they all have visible NBL stickers on their plates, then THEY ALL WIN! Stop by the NBL Registration trailer at any National or Regional and pick up a free NBL sticker for your number plate.
Pump up the Volume and do some Baco Circles. Film all of it because deadline is coming up for all these B-day boys. 7 November 1974 - Markus Wilke 9 November 1971 - Dave Freimuth 10 November 1976 - Brian Castillo
The Stoppelcross season has started. The first race was held in Handel and saw quite a few BMX-ers and friends on the starting gate in the several classes.Bjorn Wijnants was hella fast on his 250, didn't even know he rode some motocross. Jurgen Meyer and Harm van Brussel had some problems in the beginning of the MX1 hobby final and worked their way up to the front but got stuck somewhere around 15th place. These races become a mess after a couple of laps and it's hard to keep track.
Ben Brassfield makes the cover of the December issue of BMX Plus! The issue further includes the following features:
On the Move with Adam Banton (how to pick your nose), Ben Brassfield´s Volume gets inspected, A Larry Alvarado interview. A how-to with Ryan Devereaux (icepick to fakie). Signapore Flatland, Tech Tip, Moving pictures and the Product Probe section.
The bikes that were tested this month were the Volume Death Wish Frame and the DK Franklin 18 inch bike.
Events that make it in the mag are the 2006 X Games, the Red Bull Elevation and the NBL Grands.
Lightweight frame designed by streetsweeper Markus Wilke. Heat Treated Bottom Bracket, Headtube and Dropouts for durability."I like to mix things up and need a frame that handles well in all kinds of different environments. The Impact is designed for tech street tricks, but is also long enough so it is stable when you catch some air. I'm really happy with how it came out!" Markus Wilke.
There's the awesome party crew in the States that seems to be a crazy bunch. It's unbelievable they haven't gotten more press so far. FATBMX thought it was time for a change and caught up with Joe Gall. Let's bring it on! Team Young BMX, how did it all start? Team Young: It all started with a road trip to Florida one winter with Mark Flipowitz, Chris Hatfield, Matt Sivilelli, Evan Malburg, Josh Steir, and Myself (Joe Gall). The last four guys listed thought of themselves as the "young ones" and started shouting Team Young when the older dudes wanted to sleep. We were all about riding everyday, partying every night. After the trip the name stuck and eventually the website was created.
What is it that you guys do? Team Young: I guess our mission is to bring the scene together through parties and jams. We document the BMX lifestyle and bring out the positive in people.
After a hard crash in Albequerque busted up the arm of JEFFERY UPSHAW, the bones were X-rayed and set, and Upshizzle hopped on a plane back to Ohio Monday morning; rather than the scheduled drive with JASON CARNE$ to Nellis for the big NBL season opener. Back home, doctors had a look and Jeff went in for surgery Thursday morning to have 2 plates and screws put in. One of the bones had been set good and wouldn’t need any plates, while the other bone would. Jeff said he was told it would be a 4 to 6 week healing process, and that he is hoping to return in time for the NBL Christmas Classic. “I always seem to do better after some time off,” he said, “because I miss BMX so much.”
The BMX.lv crew have their season opening party in some club every year. This time they brought the camera and took some pics which ended up being good Pin-Up material. We've got more photos from them coming but we take it one girl at a time.