If you've always dreamed of being sponsored by Oakley, this is your chance. Oakley Europe are doing a video contest. If you live in one of the following countries, you are allowed to enter: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Spain or France.
You need to get a friend film you and send your footage to Oakley where the best BMX tape will win a year's worth of Oakley stuff. You can give some of that to your buddy with the camera for helping out. In fact, what they are looking for is an edited flick of roughly 30 seconds with all your best tricks in it. You don't have to send the actual tape to Oakley, you can upload your footage through their website.
First prize wins 4000€ worth of Oakley gear, second place gets 3000€ and third ends up with 2000€ euro worth of Oakley gear. They've got 4 BMX videos up at the moment so there is still a chance to win something.
Ron Bonner at The Shadow Conspicary was pretty amazed when he got the word that MTV nominated the The Shadow Conspiracy x Invisible man 24" limited edition cruiser for best X-mas present of 2005.
"That is already after Vapors magazine nominated the bike for the top ten best Collaborations of 2005. Shadow not only leading the way in function and fashion in BMX but Shadow is taking BMX in to the proper direction BMX needs to head. Meaning not mass market crap but along the street fashion boutique angle which is a way better fit for BMX." says Bonner.
Fids, Nick Vale and gang of 20 of us volunteers worked through the night and right up to the last minute to get the course finished - it looked pretty damn good and rode a treat. Bands played, music blasted out and the crowds turned up to watch the local talent that most local people are more used to moaning about. We ran a pretty laid back schedule all day so there were no winners but props to Bexhill local Tom Gerrard for getting close to pulling his first flair and Hastings local (and Seventies warehouse packer) Dan Lacey for killing it with dialled nosedive three's over the spine all day long. Thanks to Seventies, Federal, Skin Tight Clothing, Roundabout, Howies and The Source for prizes.
As soon as it got dark, the back of the art gallery was turned into a giant cinema screen for the premier of Federal's new '9-1/2 days in Germany' DVD followed by
Stoppelcross November 2006 – ‘Another day in the field’
The debates of whom was going to be the fastest from the Fat bmx team had been going on for weeks. Finally the 6thof November was there to take home the personal trophy for beating your pals on the corntrack in Handel. After a short training session we geared up for the first series of 15 minutes and one round, luckily Paul, Edwardand I got in line early. There was no lottery for the best place at the start, the first one to come had the best pick. All three of us had a good place at the starting gate so everything was fair so far. As soon as the starting gate dropped everybody was gone except............. me. My Honda shut down (no excuse) and I left the start as number last.
Finding free music to use in BMX videos is not an easy task. We've seen companies risk it by simply going for it hoping the band's lawyer won't contact them. For video producers out there that want free music to use, we might have something for you. Becky from a band called The Mutiny sent in the following:
The organisers behind NASS, Urban Freesports are stepping up to create their own event for the Biking industry in 2007. Plans have been in the pipe line for some time and the event is set to be launched this coming spring. With a fresh approach to exhibiting and attending this will be a perfect platform for the huge global market of bikes and biking. To be held in a prestigious centrally located venue in the Midlands in April 07, the organisers will fill the void left behind by the Bike Show and create a progressive event with involvement from the Biking industry and the riders.
Although aware and in admiration of the good stuff from across the pond, we felt there was a big enough void to fill. To get our own honestly priced T-shirts and hoodies, with nothing fancy, nothing sewn on the Tibetan mountains and loving grafted with 101% pure Afghan virgin hair thread™, it's a T-shirt and we kinda like the picture, that's all, but it's ours and we're proud!
Steve Bartholomew is just about to launch Shindig BMX Distribution by Clicked Videomagazine in the UK... Says Steve: "Its been a crazy 6 months sorting everything out and we have exclusive distro deals on the following: -Vult -VClub Clothing -Formatiks Apparel -Shook Interactive -Local Exposure Tour
Front Brake Revolution Ltd are proud to announce the inclusion of their latest production: LEGEND in the pioneering new film event for 2005 = THE FREESPORTS FILM FESTIVAL. The event is being in held in Leicester square, London between the 8th-11th December 2005 at the Prince Charles Cinema (famous for massive Skate premieres and Quentin Tarrantino's personal favourite cinema!!).
Alex Jumelin from France has opened up his personal website. If you want to know what the flatland pro from Paris has been up to, simply check out the www.alexjumelin.com website. It's got all his activities on it and that includes his shows, his contests, pictures of his friends and photo's of his other hobbies like snowboarding and fast cars.