A new vert ramp is being built right now in England. Or better, an INDOOR vert ramp is being built in Corby, England. Vert ace Zach Shaw fills us in on the latest development: Ok here goes then, it's 13.5ft high (11.5ft transition 2ft of Vert) 50ft wide and there will be a resi which should be a minimum of 24ft wide! The Build is going really well and we should be pretty much finished in December.
Stolen has designed a new grip called the "Money Grip".
-Length: 147mm, Flange Height: 51mm -Colors: Black, White, Red, Orange, Light Blue, Mint Green, Hot Pink, Brown & That Purple -Sold w/ resin barends for $9.99 pr. -Available in Ltd Qty now, full US stock on 11/20
Deamer sent us this photo of a man using a BMX bike to create some street art. Yup it's original and maybe an idea to do the same next time the sun comes out. Do you have some BMX related art on your computer that you want to share with the FATBMX readers? Send it over and we'll post it in the Comic and Art section. Send a copy of your drawings, paintings, sculptures, comics or whatever art you do to the contact address listed in the left column. We're looking forward to hear from you.
The votes are in and have all been tallied for this years ABA/BMXer magzines Golden Crank awards. This year the ABA received more votes than ever and the voting was closer than ever. The Golden Crank Awards are voted on by the fans and are awarded at the Hall Of Fame banquet in Tulsa, Oklahoma at ABA`s host hotel, the Crowne Plaza, Wednesday November 21st at 2:00pm.
Why not? If you're the editor of a magazine and your boss likes your idea of doing a SEX ISSUE you will have an exciting job for a couple of weeks. Photo shoots, interview, research, all in the favour of a good issue. Desillusion magazine has been around for a while. It hails from France and also covers some other "Urban" sports. It costs € 3,95 and if you want to try out an issue, it might as well be the SEX issue that you're spending your money on. The cover shows a photos of the 2 BMX-ers vs. 2 Porn Stars article. Guillaume Das Neves and Raphael Mazeyrat must have had some laughs during this photoshoot with Enola and Eliska (must be their porn names). You have to actually search for more BMX in the mag which also covers surfing, music, skateboarding, snowboarding, FMX, Snowscoots, Parachute jumping and elastic boarding. It's got a full page of Kevin Robinson in his favorite position (high above the mega ramp) and a photos from the Red Bull Elevation comp of Doyle spinning a no-handed 360. The VANS Barak comp gets a full
Piers Leigh is trying to organise a campaign to get a skatepark built in one of his local parks. He created a website that has a petition for local people to register their interest, a campaign to choose local kids as campaign representatives, a discussion forum and a residents' comments link. We believe that the more spots the better so visit the site and read about Piers' plans.
Once a product has been designed it takes a little while before it’s packaged and on the shelve of your local bike shop. Prototyping, tooling, manufacturing, shipping and testing, it’s all part of the production process. Team riders and their friends usually take care of the final testing of a newly designed product so you might take a closer look at the team riders’ bikes next time you see them. It might just have some unknown parts on it.
You can find this Mirraco stem on Jean Marie Baertsch's bike. He is riding around in Switzerland somewhere.
Expo BMX is a small (but fierce) rider owned BMX T-shirt company, making exclusively BMX oriented graphic apparel. Right now the products are only available through their website. Check the Griffin and Tattoo designs.
-Stephen Murray Benefit Auctions: check out propsvisual.com for updates on the latest Road Fools Riders Bikes up on EBAY. All Proceeds benefit the Stephen Murray Family Fund. Currently Mat Hoffman's, Chase Hawk, and Mike Aitken are up on Ebay. Let's generate as much as possible for Stephen!!!
-Road Fools is scheduled to hit the road sometime in April ‘08. This is going to be a good ‘ole fashioned all street trip presented once again by our friends at Levi’s. The crew is starting to come together as we speak and will be announced shortly, and we will be traveling somewhere in the southern half of the United States.
-Props Mega Tour Europe: Editing is underway, by none other than Stew Johnson. Teams on this years Trip included: United Bike Co,
Yo what's up and Happy Holidays! We had a Halloween party in Tony Ennis's room which is huge and also a basement. We had huge guest appearances by Allen Iverson, Dave Mirra, Fred Flinstone, Ryan Nyquist, and a bag of Jelly Beans. We all stayed at the house because downtown is filled with crazy people and we were not trying to ruin a good night. So heres some pics..... Enjoy, Gator