New Bristol Skatepark: A Benchmark in Teamwork
GBH Ramps have built a brand spanking new skate park on the mean streets of Withywood, Bristol. The park was officially completed on the 21st January, so if you fancy some free fun, mosey on down to this tasty slice of skatepark.
This outdoor park has a 5ft Spine mini, driveway flatbank to quaterpipe
Next month the Local Exposure Tour 2 is going to take place.
The pros on the tour will be Allan Cooke, Brian Kachinsky, Josh Harrington,Ryan â€œBizâ€? Jordan, Morgan Wade, Dan Sieg, and Dennis McCoy, and last year’s tour winner ,Quinn Semling. The announcers will be Micah Kranz and Zackâ€œCatfishâ€? Yankush.
Expect to see a two-hour demo (in which locals are encouraged to ride), and then the eight best locals as chosen by the pros will have their own jam. Two winners will be picked from those jams, and then an overall winner from the tour will be picked to go on the Local Exposure 3 tour next year. Every jam will be filmed for an upcoming video as well.
March 25 at Scrap in Hoffman Estates, IL
March 26 at Rampage in Davenport, IA
March 27 at 4 Seasons in Milwaukee, WI
March 31 at Midway in Waucousta, WI
April 1 Undercover Skatepark in Kimberly, WI
April 2 Area 51 in Appleton, WI
The people at FELT have been working on getting their rider line up for 2005 ready. As of right now it looks like they're having team riders in 9 different countries. The riders with the 3 asterisks are the members of the FELT Global team.Germany
Matti RÃ¶se ***
Olaf Stehen (Race)
We did an interview with Snafu's Mike Collins a few weeks ago. He said he had something up his sleeve but did not want to let it out of the bag. Now is the time. This is what Mike had cooking:
SNAFU WELCOMES PADDY GROSS TO THE TEAM!
Earlier this year, in fact at Interbike this year I was on the hunt for someone to distribute our product in Germany. Coming back from my first experience at the worlds contest and seeing the support and enthusiasm that country has for BMX made me want to find someone or some company whose heart was into our sport and lifestyle. Later that year Achim Kujawski my good friend and Hoffman Bikes Vert rider introduced me to Christoph Huber at Interbike. Christoph was just
Joe Kid on a Stingray narrator Jesse James is big time. He recently signed a 15 million dollar contract with K-mart that allows them to sell anything with a West Coast Choppers logo for a year.
When Jesse James checked his agenda and could not make it to the Joe Kid premiere in Hollywood on March 19th, the whole thing got moved back to April 2nd so he could attend. It sure will be a night to remember with all the old timers at the Cine Space.
FATBMX will be represented by the "Press from Holland asociale" (uhh associates), based out of Huntington Beach.
New PR and Marketing Executive for GBH Ramps
Local company, GBH Engineering Ltd is delighted to introduce the newest member to the team, Lisa Illingworth. As Public Relations and Marketing Executive, Lisa will be shedding light on the world of GBH Ramps.
Lisa has worked for GBH Ramps in an admin role when it was a fledgling company. After obtaining a BA (hons) in Communication at Bournemouth University, she worked in the head office of various lifestyle retailers. Now a few years and numerous skate parks later she has adhered the call to give GBH Ramps a voice in the extreme sports media forum.
Volume bikes' Mike Ardelean has started his very own streetwear label.
After cashing in his royalty checks from his signature bike at Volume, Mike decided to invest it back into BMX and start his own company called LAVAR. Together with his friend Juse, he is producing a small line of t-shirts and sweats. The idea for the label started a while back, but not untill recently did everything fall into place. Expect to see the first offering soon with a new line of products following quickly.
The team consists of Mike Ardelean (obviously), Jim Bauer and local Michigan hero Dan Closser on flow. One or two riders may be added in the near future.
More info at http://www.lavarbrand.com
For those who went to the Pop!Session in Estonia or checked out the event on the internet, it is clear that Estonia has not fallen off the map. Right before the event, Risto and a bunch of his friends decided to publish a magazine called Sahtel.
We've been doing the RAD-LAME list since we did the print version of FATBMX in the late eighties. 15 years later it's still fun to put people on the rad and the lame list. To see who made it this time, click right here:
With the filming of the Mega tour 4 done last week I decided to pop in Props Mega Tour #3. Where some companies are having problems collecting footage of each rider for their video, the Props crew collected 57 hours of footage in a good week. Mega Tour 3 had 6 teams present with a bit of Shitluck action added. UGP, Mutiny, Blacken, Empire, Hoffman and Profile were the other six. The tour touched the states of Oklahoma and Texas and many skate parks, street spots and some trails were visited. It also shows you have to drain a pool. The first attempts were with buckets of water until the water pump was fired up. To dry the thing up completely it was set on fire. It resulted in good footage though.