etnies Launches Ruben Alcantara's BMX Pro Model - the Terranea Lake Forest, CA - etnies just launched Ruben Alcantara's first BMX Pro model shoe, the Terranea, and it'll be in stores in early summer. Ruben is currently one of the most highly-respected riders in BMX, ripping both street and parks. His uncanny ability to seamlessly pull several tricks together into a line that truly flows sets him apart. Ruben's creative take on riding gives him a unique perspective, and allows him to pull obscure maneuvers on the parts of obstacles that no one else even considers.
We ran a couple of funny party ads in DIGBMX and RIDEBMX over the last few months. Deamer Media Design has put some serious work in the next run of FATBMX ads. The advertisements follow the theme of the website layout so they will be easy to recognize. Keep an eye out for the upcoming DIG, RIDE, FreedomBMX and Reload Tips 'n Trix magazines. Hope you like the ads, we certainly do.
Shimano put the best product on the market 22 years ago. The DX pedal. It had a different shape than anything else that was available at the time. The competition came from KKT, SR and also Skyway had a similar aluminium pedal on the market.
Shimano's DX pedal had a concave platform and used 12 unique stud pins for an amazing grip. The first of its kind. The revolutionary parallelogram profile made it easy to get your feet back on the pedals quick. The body was made from a solid one piece alloy. Shimano changed the BMX pedal industry with the DX model. Many copies would follow.
Side note: The DX pedal has more purposes than providing pedal grip. It is an excellent beer bottle opener and we have seen people use it as a knuckle-ring. Without axle for better movement, with axle for extra weight. Seriously.
Lake Forest, Calif. - April 2005 -GT awarded its international distributors at its annual International Distributors' sales meeting this week for outstanding performances supporting the GT brand."We had one of the best ID meetings in GT history this past week, a reflection of an outstanding year thus far," said Pete Garski, director of GT's international sales. "Our 2005 model year international sales are up more than 37% over the 2004 model year."
Award winners at the GT meeting include:
A few months ago we ran an [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=279]interview with the Condor[/url] on FATBMX. He mentioned his new site in there which is now online. You can read a lot of stories by Mat himself, go back in time and see what his plans are (Biography film and opening a Action Sports History/Creative Arts Museum next to the Mat Hoffman park in OKC). Maybe you'll get to see the Condor this summer in person at the CFB, BoomBoomHuckJam tour, Isreal, Nass, Donnington or the X-Games. Do you want to know how much Pamela Anderson paid for one of Mat's bikes? Click [url=http://www.mathoffman.com/]here[/url] to find out.
The Deconstruction tour is on the road. The first stop kicked off in Herne, Germany with Simon Tabron, Zach Shaw, Matt Fairbairn and Ronnie Remo taking care of the BMX demos.
I arrived early as they were not only desperate for a BMX/Skate MC, but a FMX announcer as well. The first show was on the program for 15:30pm but it rained a bit and the FMX ramp was set up outdoors. No show. The BMX/Skate demo took place indoors with the first show being at 18:00pm after a couple of bands had played.
Advance ticket sale for Suzuki BMXMasters 2005Duesseldorf/Cologne, May 2, 2005. Tickets for the 4-day BMX freestyle contest are available now. Tickets for spectators are available under www.koelnticket.de or at the Cologneticket-Hotline 0049 221-2801. Make sure to buy your ticket today ..!
The following riders have registered for the event:
Alex Jumelin (F)
Anthony Pill (UK)
Axel Jurgens (ES)
Barry Kohnen (NL)
Benny Paulsen (D)
Carlo Griggs (UK)
FLATtv Five Autumn 04/Winter 05 DVD by Ninja Inc. ProductionsThe Ninja did it again! Long hours of hard work paid off with his fifth
FLATtv DVD. As always this is a Flatland only DVD featuring
the famous Dreamsession, Winter Jams, Circle Cow 05, KGB Agents, Night riders, Berlin City Games, London Scene and Jason Forde interview all mixed with European music by DJ Green Goblin.
As a bonus you see The Making of FLATtv 5, Schwarz-Rot-Gelb, Highlights of Volume 1 & 2 and a Just Ride! session.
This is a 4**** out of 5 with 60 minutes of European Flatland!
Available at better bike shops in Europe.
In March 2003 Martti Kuoppa and Jorge Gomez met up in Malaga (Spain) to practice flatland together. While taking a lunch break at the beach the very first idea joining together as a company came up. And the most obvious name for the company was "Kuoppa Gomez bikes", KGB. Within 2 minutes both, Kuoppa and Gomez made the decision about founding KGB and to leave their current bike sponsors. Now, two years later, we checked in with Viki and Martti on the developments of the KGB brand.
Some time has passed since you started KGB, what products have you been able to put on the market and sell to the KGB fans?
De Wilde grabs Saturday's AA Pro win in San Bernardino, CA. Stumpy wins Sunday.
AA Pro (Saturday 30 April - Koninginnedag, Oranje boven!)
1 Robert de Wilde (doing it for Beatrix!)
2 Cristian Becerine
3 Donny Robinson
4 Brandon Meadows
5 Jamie Staff
6 Randy Stumpfhauser
7 Javier Colombo
8 Paul Lange