Hello FATBMX visitor, Thanks for checking out the site. The updates have been keeping me busy so I use that excuse for the lack of editorials the last couple of months. It's been hard getting things done with one arm anyway. I was under the knife to have my shoulder fixed at the end of May and had my right arm in a sling at the following events: IBMXFF World's in Prague, Download Soulbowl in the UK, LG Munich, BMX Masters, LG Paris and the Rebel Jam. After that I started driving again and went to the 20 Jam, FISE, LG Barcelona, UCI World's in Paris. Then to the Garden of Vert, the FAT-JAM, Eurobike trade show and then I had great news from the doctor that I could slowly ride again. Dealing with the fact that I could not ride all summer wasn't actually that rough. It's the way it is and you have to deal with it.
As you may or may not know but the legendary BMX park in Beenleigh australia is under threat of being torn down. This would totally suck to say the least for bmx in australia. Myself & many other riders have grown up riding there over the years...... Mackay, Guettler, Bohan, Dillewaard amoungst many others. Beenleigh can't be taken away!!
What we need from you is to go to the [url=http://www.bbsai.org/petition.php]Beenleigh BMX park website[/url] & sign our petition we have going....... spread the word please as the more sigantures we get the better our chances of saving the park will be...........
Thanks for your time........
A couple of months ago we decided that it was time to organise a good jam in Tilburg for the flatlanders from Holland.
After getting some stuff worked out, we were ready to set it off. Paul’s boutique and Soulcycle were willing to help us out with some prices so it was pretty easy to put up a small best link contest. The contest turned out to be really cool with the best flatriders from Holland and Belgium showing up.
We really wanted to create a good vibe at this jam and I think that we succeeded in doing that by not taking things too seriously. In the end Bram Verhallen showed everybody why he is the talent of the moment and won the contest, with some really hard links with whiplashes and
The Midwales scene report, part 1, Welshpool ramps'
I live in a small town called Welshpool just inside the welshborder. Up until relatively recently there were just a few streetspots andsome trails in the near by hills for the small scene of riders to session, In the last few years all that has changed; It started with the introduction of a new facility into the area a small but adequate skatepark know by some as The library and by the majority just 'the park' .This youth facility came a little late, but realistically with bmx and action sports being at an all time steady high just the right time.
Matti Roese from Germany has taken things in his own hands. Instead of talking about it, Matti makes it happen. With the help of some friends he has started organizing contests and started doing flatland shows and more. Time to check in with FELT's MR.What made you decide to start organizing Flatland contests?
Matti: Last year, by chance Jens Werner ( Manager of the Mellow Park in Berlin and the nicest person in Bizznizz) and me went to a meeting about the possibility to organize an event in the famous "Palast der Republik" (former DDR politician headquarter).
Alessandro Civera of www.nosoccer.com (a BMX site) in Italy sent in the following message. Looks like they've been hired to put on the BMX part at the Eicma show this year.
Hi Bart nosoccer.com promove the first meet with international bike expo in milan in italy. it 63th edition e for this year it open the doors for italian bmx moviment, me an Mauro Argentin make a giant dirt line with three jump, last years more of 100.000 people visit the expo for see "static bike" (MTB and street cycle) this year we are hot... every day two demo in differents area.. park vith a jump box, quarters, banks for amateur riders and a very good dirt line for expert riders.
A long time ago at our local fair, it was possible to win BMX stickers. BMX was a hype at the time but it was strange to be able to win BMX stickers at the local kermis. Focused on BMX, I needed to win those stickers. I forgot what I had to do to get them but it was probably shooting some chalk pipes. Anyway, one of the stickers I won had the text: "Step On It" next to RL or Mike Buff doing a one-hand-one-footer. I think I still have it, somewhere.......
This has got nothing to do with the Orchid Footwear DVD other than the title of it: "Step On It"
With a super crew of riders such as Van Homan, Shawn Arata, Dustin Gunther, Wiz, Berringer, Martinez, Jay Miron, Max Vincent, Robin Fenlon, Adamski and Kevin Porter it is hard to fail a video. Most of the crew went on a 3 week trip to the North-West and flimed the complete thing. It has a bit of a RoadFools feel to it with the riders being on the road, riding new spots and having fun. The actual video is only 25 minutes long but it's full of amazing stuff. Loads of parks, pools and street in this DVD so if that is your cup of tea, this is for you.
What the hell, Eddie Fiola makes the cover of the summer issue of Cream with a picture from 1984, taken by James Cassimus at Upland. That photo tells a 1000 stories and later on in the magazine you can read the full on interview with Eddie himself. Cream is 50% in French and 50% in English so the non-French readers need no worry. The Cream posse obviously went to the USA but the French scene was not forgotten. Where Mike Ardelean sports the Edito page, Stephane Renaud gets the Contents page. News, who's that Frog fucking Duval in the ass? Hiroya Morizaki gets interviewed for all the flatland riders out there. Lille gets visited. Braun Ninja Spin gets reviewed before going into the Super**** UK tour (French only). Pessac de Nantes follows and then it's a report about the 2005 IBMXFF World's in Prague. Calvin Tan is a flatland rider from Signapore. Learn more about him on page 62-63. Sean Lai, same thing. Page 64-65 for him and a Ground Force 0.2 report on page 66. Back to the homeland (France this time).
Friday was going to be a CRAZY day for me. Not only did I have to cover BMX Dirt Prelims and Finals, but I also had the BMX Supercross and had to make sure a few guys got where they needed to be at certain times. Therefore something had to suffer and unfortunately it was BMX Supercross, I did get to catch the finals and have the results for you guys, but I can't really comment on much else that went on. I know the course was sick and many of the Freestyle riders wanted to get out there and ride it, but more about that later.