Premium Gloves have a nylon foam padded palm top with Premium 3D logo and are made of 4-way stretch spandex for comfort. The Clarino leather palm with internal thin padding makes sure you hold on to the grips. The Premium gloves have knuckle protection and a neoprene wrist band with velcro closure to make sure they're on as tight as you want them. The colour combination is grey/black and that's the only combination available. There are 4 sizes starting from Small through XL.
Paul's Boutique has the Premium Gloves available for 39 Euros. You can rock some Slayers with them too.
With BMX racing becoming an Olympic sport several countries are already preparing for the big day in 2008. Argentina has formed a team of talented riders in hopes of winning some gold, silver or bronze.
The Argentine nationals team are supported by the Argentine National Sport Secretary, that will be supporting the BMX ARGENTINE TEAM for the China Olympic Games.
ARGENTINE NATIONAL TEAM:
The January 1981 issue of Action Now magazine has an interview with Bob Haro in it. At that time Bob was still riding LPX Torker frames and Torker forks but it wouldn't be long before the first official HARO freestyle frame was born. For now enjoy the picture that Dean Bradley took of Bob doing a "speedway" as we called it. Note the two finger HARO levers, Max leathers, Offshore co-sponsorship, Oakley goggles, Skyway tuffs, Vans slip-ons, Bicycle Motocross Action jersey and Pro-Neck patch. More on the interview later.
The NBL Easter Classic took place in Florida last weekend. Author's Mikael Prokop had a good weekend with 3 wins (out of 4). Dutchman Robert de Wilde got a third on Saturday but didn't make it out of his motos on Sunday. He got stuck in some soft dirt and crashed once. Cristian Becerine didn't make the mains this weekend but there was more bad news. Warwick Stevenson is out with a torn ACL. He had to get off the bike while riding his backyard trails and made a wrong step. Get well soon Warlock!
Anyway, here are the PRO weekend results:
BMX trix & Techniques for the park & street
By: Tony Donaldson
Prize: $ 19,95 US
BMX books are kind of rare. Whenever you come across one at the library or a book store they usually make you giggle. The pics are outdated and the tricks not from this time.
Tony Donaldson has finished a BMX-how-to book. Although the book was published in 2004, the pics already make me giggle. He's got Todd Anderson doing the vert part on a quarterpipe, Stephen Scheurer explaining the flatland tricks, Kyle Huber doing the street stuff and Mike Drolet doing the basics on a HARO Shredder with coloured chain wearing a pro-tec with sunglasses on.
A new website over in Germany is putting the BMX dates together. Visit www.bmxdates.de to see where things are happening. This site focuses on the German scene. The info is listed in German.
For a more international Freestyle and Race calendar, click on our FATBMX event schedule. Seems like there are lots of events going on again.
Ahhh back again with a true old school picture from the May issue of BMX Plus1 (1980). The term Bicycle Motocross (BMX) is taken very seriously back then. It means sticking out your leg in the loose turn, crossing up the bars over jumps and ride any terrain that a motorcycle would go through.
The smooth BMX tracks of today do lack a lot of the Bicycle Motocross feeling. If it's too loose or bumpy, complaints will be heard. Sticking out a leg in the first turn? man, I'm clipped in!! When there's a chance of the track being muddy, some of the riders don't even bother showing up. How different it was back in the day when bike tests went on no matter how many puddles could be found in the first turn.
Paul's Boutique is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this upcoming weekend. We caught up with owner Paul de Jong to see how he survived:When exactly did you start Paul's Boutique BMX hardware store?
April 1st 1995 we started Paul's Boutique, Lambert van Stekelenborg (LAGEJA) and I teamed up and started a 100% PURE BMX shop, I bought him out in 2000.
What made you decide to start a BMX shop?
My shitty work as a salesmanager for roofing materials made it easy to quit my job and we couldn't buy anything in the Netherlands BMX wise so we started to import everything by ourselves and tried to sell it to the 100 riders that were left in the mid 90's.
It sucks when your own spot gets torn down. It doesn't matter if it's an official skatepark, trails or your ghetto spot.
Shred that place to pieces yo. Seek and destroy.