Fun for all at the Fordingbridge Sk8 Fest in the UK.
The countdown to the official opening celebrations for the Fordingbridge skatepark has begun. Tribe Skate will be hosting the event on Saturday 23rd July, jam-packed with competitions, pro-displays, breakdancing and DJs. There will also be an opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy.
Plenty of prizes, trophies and giveaways will be up for grabs for the most talented of Skaters, Inliners and Bmxers, keen to flaunt their skills. The event is being supported by a number of local businesses, including The Skate Shop, Cyclepaths, The Waterboard, and the skatepark installers GBH Ramps.
For those who are steadier on two feet than wheels there is the
Tsunami Bomb DVD "Live at the Glass House" (Kung Fu Records)
The Tsunami hit last year like a Bomb and the "guys"
from Tsunami Bomb had their name on TV all over the world but they didn't want it that way.
Agent M is a combination of talent, beauty, and confidence leave her unmatched in the music scene today. She rocks the house and on the Warped tour they played to short to show the skills of Tsunami Bomb.
This DVD "Live at the Glass House" is covering 18 songs and is the 17th episode of Kung Fu Films' "The Show must go off!". 54 minutes of High quality filming in Pomona California is nice but I rather go to a live concert instead of hanging for the TV.
If you are a fan of Tsnuami Bomb it is a musthave, if you want to spent your money on something else: Send it to the Tsunami Victims!
Cream BMX #12
Entreprise Mexicos put together one big issue with 132 pages. The pages are slightly bigger which makes the photos (of Manu Sanz) look even better. Jay Miron mentioned that he thinks Cream is the best BMX magazine out there at the moment and when Jay says something like that, it means something. He wouldn't say that about anything that is rubbish.
Cream is (in) French but it has some English text in it. The UK text in issue 12 contains the Editorial, Jim Bauer interview, Hollywood flatland jam, Ravage weekend, Dossier Le Sponsoring, Justin Miller interview, trail people jam, Metro jam, Olaf Pignataro photo section/interview, the Circle Jam, 430 Ninja House report, Joe Kid on a Stingray video
We might as well do some self promoting by announcing this summer's FAT-JAM date. Saturday 20 August is Paul's Birthday and also the main day of the annual jam that will go deep into the night.
Everyone is invited to do some riding on the Sugar Hills trails at the Valkendijk on Saturday and feel free to bring the drinks and the barbeque. The chilling factor will be high once again in Aarle-Rixtel so prepare for that. Starts at 14:00hr.
Saturday night will be the Heavy Metal party at OJA. Dress to impress. Black t-shirt, tight jeans, white socks and sneakers. Wigs and make-up are allowed. Get ready for the Metal classics. Those who remember the night at the World's in Portimao in 1998 know what they've got coming. Better get ready for this. Beers are 1 Euro per bottle and if you have never been to OJA before, it's time to come over.
Kevin McAvoy and Justin Kosman keep firing out these Twenty BMX mag babies in a timely fashion. They'll be at number 20 in no-time. Mike Saavedra gets the cover. I thought it was Corey Bohan at first. Twenty has a lot of racing in it. Hopefully the BMX racing community appreciates that and buys the mag. The Pump section brings news and small articles like the one on Scot Breithaupt and Greg Romero. It moves on to the SubDivision 2005 report and continues with a Snafu road trip in the OKC area. Mongoose race Joey Bratford gets interviewed and the August issue comes with a Mongoose/Hyundai team poster. Twenty BMX covers the CFB in Oklahoma and that's quite quick as the comp happened only last month. Riding the Curve is a racing article with Matt Pohlkamp, Kris Fox and Ryan Roberts. It follows the riders during a race. Don't forget to put your filter on your camera. The Filter photo section brings you big pics (on the big size paper mag).
The Story from the Biker In Black himself:
"Yo dudes I got messed up about 9 dayz ago on tha Huck jam, I fell on tha vert & my handlebar stabbed me in tha leg, result was internal stiches of 19 or so plus 19 staples on tha outside. Life sucks cause I had 2 miss tha Gravity Games & tha Denver stop, 2nd of tha Dew action Sports Series. I should b ridin' next week, I have been still filmin' 4 FUEL TV on tha Huck Jam & hostin', hold ur head up."
The best 2 Euros you ever spent on a BMX magazine!
Issue 11 has one picture that stands out. It makes you laugh, again and again. You look back at it and you will start shaking your head. It's better therapy than seeing a shrink. If you are feeling down, turn to page 58/59 and your day brightens up again. The picture almost made the cover of Zwanzig 11 and it actually should have because more people would have randomly seen it and made them smile. I hope you are getting curious what this photo is all about. Order your copy today. Ask for issue 11 and make sure page 58/59 have not been ripped out of the magazine yet.
Zwanzig Zoll riders magazine
Friedrichshagener Strasse 10
12555 Berlin, Germany
Florian SchÃ¼le is going to organize a Flatland contest in Baiersbronn (Freudenstadt) on the 16 & 17 of July. Read on what Flo has to say:
These are the second "Black Forest Masters" that I am organizing. The first time in October 2001 the riders came from Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich, Bitterfeld, Wien and so on to join the contest.
The contest is going to take place in a skating hall and will last for two days. On Saturday we are going to organize a party on a barbecue-site after the contest. Everybody who wants, can camp next to the barbecue-site.
The contest will start at 10 AM on Saturday. The riders can choose between three different classes and they will have time to practice. At 3 PM the qualifying for the finals will be started. On Sunday the finals will be held.
'Tinker came over to the UK for a 24hr mountain bike race and the UK magazine, What Mountain Bike, caught up with him for an upcoming profile for their August 2005 issue. They talked 20in as well as 26in and here's what they didn't have space for...' Tinker Juarez is a name that echoes all the way from ‘Back in the Day’; he was a ripper both on the race track, where he became the youngest pro of the time aged just 15 in 1975, and away from the dirt and on the concrete of the skatepark. He was crowned the first ever King of the Skatepark by Bicycle Motocross Action magazine back in 1980 and helped inspire a generation of freestyle riders along the way. He was eventually inducted into the ABA BMX Hall of Fame in 1993, seven years after he quit BMX for cross-country (XC) mountain bike racing. He took his trademark hard as nails dedication to training from BMX and applied the same ethic to mountain biking, becoming one of the world’s best and a mountain bike legend, winning silver at the World Champs in 1994, and a two-time Olympian at both the Atlanta and Sydney Games. In 2001 he was inducted into the mountain bike hall of fame and quit XC and got all masochistic by taking in 24 hour solo mountain bike racing.
Everyone over at FATBMX would like to congratulate Nico and Lisenka Does on the birth of their son Lucas Does. Lucas saw daylight for the first time on 29 June and weighed in at 3180 grams. Not only mom and dad are proud but also grandparents Gerrit and Mieke Does-Karsmakers.
Let the sleepless nights begin!