Greasy Comb Distribution has added a new employee to their roster. Dave Davenport is the newest member to the Greasy Comb Team. Some of you might know of Dave from his days at GT Bicycles, S&M Bikes/Fit Bike Co., and Tip Plus.
Dave will be helping out with Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, and Product Development.
On the hot 16th of July Daniel Wedemeijer won pro in the categories highest air and mini and made himself overall winner of the first BMX only contest in skate park Westblaak (The Netherlands). Initiator Jonathan Jansen did the same by winning in Expert the category highest air en became second in street. Winners by category are:
Pro street: 1. Barry Kohne 2. Mark Vos 3. Pim van den Bos Pro mini: 1. Daniel Wedemeijer 2. Michael van der Lee 3. Pim van den Bos Pro High air: 1. Wedemeijer 2. Van der Lee 3. Pim van den Bos
Expert street: 1. Tim Jansen 2. Jonathan Jansen 3. Wijnand Expert Mini: Aymi 2. Stuard Gibson 3. Georgio Expert high air: Jonathan Jansen 2. Shannon B. 3. Stuard Gibson
Dude, what's going on? Did you see what they're planning to build for the X-Games vert contest? Do you think the chest plates are going to make a return to the pro class? Well, with handrails on the vert ramp you would think that the rider can use any sort of protection possible. Does someone really needs to get seriously hurt before they realize that this is nuts? Or is it a form of progression? Is it going to set the boys and the girls apart on the vert ramp? We don't think there are any X-games vert riders that are pussies but you really need big balls to attack this beast. Anyway, we've posted a new poll in the right column so you can show what you think. It's possible to click more answers.
Usually people walk the world wearing a blindfold! This is caused through missing knowledge and abilities to use the infrastructure in a creative way. I have unconsciously passed this curved wall for at least six years. Then, BMX opened my eyes! YEAH…. Holy shoot, this wall is one of the greatest things the Almighty has given us! The terrain around this ‘porn roundabout’, the ramps from the Pumpwerk Basel, BMX action, a wrecked car, a beer-bar - yeah you freaking Americans we are allowed to do that - rocking sounds and sweating people turned this event into hell on earth.
I wanted to go to Roskilde for years but never made it due to whatever reasons, this year I made it to one of the biggest Music festivals in Europe with 90.000 crazy Skandinavians.Pim van den Bos is sponsored by Simple Bikes and Eastpak and Niels Thanlid invited Pim to enter the show on Tuesday and Wednesday and made me the announcer, not knowing this the week before it was hard to book flights but Pim’s father joined in and brought us to Denmark by car! 1000 Kilometres and 13 hours later we arrived on time for the show on Tuesday.
Eighteen riders from all over Europe and even Argentina and Australia were found to entertain the huge crowd that arrives at Monday/Tuesday several days before the concerts starts.
RL-FRANCE: The French legion of REDLINE has been rackin’ up some impressive results – starting off with the recent National Championships. ENZO SCHILLING was the first to take the N°1 FRENCH TITLE in his age/class. Enzo’s Championship start wasn’t the greatest, but he pulled off a tremendous move in the first turn to take over the lead and went on to stretch his led by skyin’ the triple jump – the only one in his class to do so. We reckon that when you’ve had a Ferrari named after you, there’s a lot of pressure to go FAST. Then there was more good news for France and Redline from the biggest race in Europe – the Euro Championships. When all was said and done, French REDLINE Elite rider DAMIEN GODET became VICE CHAMPION 2006 In Elite Men Cruiser (2nd in Elite Cruiser).
After much deliberation and many excellent entries that made the decision process extremely difficult, Nike 6.0 has chosen their Media Apprentice. Ben Green, 19, from Surrey deservedly won the comp after entering with two amazing examples of his work. The first showed his skills as a BMX videographer with well thought out cinematography and interesting choices of locations. His second is a hilarious, brilliantly edited, story of a BMX business man’s journey to work!
Last weekend the LG Action Sports World Tour landed in Amsterdam, at one of the largest open air dance festivals in the world: Dance Valley. With BMX street on Friday and BMX vert on Saturday together with some freestyle motocross demos, the weekend was a blast. Tobias Wicke sure seems to like Amsterdam. After his win at the Redbull Bridge Master in April this year, he returned to Amsterdam for his second Amsterdam victory.
Imagine this: Dance Valley - an open air dance festival featuring 120 DJs and a live performance by the Prodigy. In the middle of the festival area a huge set-up with a half-pipe and a very good park set-up.
Behind the half-pipe and park a relative small part was reserved for the FMX demo. The FMX guys did not have any space left to make an error.
Tabron Takes His Third Gold of the Season Complete contest report by Mike Vincent as provided by www.LGactionsports.com:
Today at the LG Action Sports World Tour, we wrapped up the bike events with BMX Vert Finals. It was a windy day at Dance Valley. Maybe it was due to the loud techno-dance beats and the thousands of dancers in attendance. BMX Vert is a very dangerous sport, and these athletes put it all on the line today.
Since this LG stop was in Amsterdam, I expected most of these guys to be out late last night, but I’m happy to say these professional riders stayed in. These guys had to fight the wind, deal with the headaches from the loud music, and put together at least one good run to place well. Here’s what happened…