A Twenty Inch Production
Sometimes at a contest I wonder who the hell is filming for what. It seems like everyone and their uncle has a DV camera of some sort and wants to catch the action first hand. One guy blocks the other to get the best view but screws it up for everyone else.
It's good to see that footage gets used for a final product. If you own a video camera and you're only using it to show it to your friends on your own TV, do everyone a favor and just buy a DVD that covers the contest you went to.
Time: Vdo 47 min DVD over an hour.
Music: Poppy, punky, hiphoppy schÃ¶ne Musik!
Shows: Flat, Ramp, Street, Dirt, Contests etc etc
Thomas you almost made it to the 5 star, if you didn't make the BIG mistake at the beginning of the DVD it would have been a 100% scoreâ€¦â€¦it says Soul 22 in the menu and you are already at #23!
I want to give you a compliment for this issue, I don't know what I really see but I think you found more buttons on your camera and computer, new effects, smooth editing and the music is super.
(Thomas Fritscher helped a lot so that's the reason :TS )
Anacortes, WA is located on Fidalgo, Island and is home to just a handful of riders. There is one public skate park, A full-pipe factory located just a couple cranks behind the park, and then there is the Anacortes "Boatyards".
Niels Thanild has been on the BMX scene for a long time. The Danish Dragonfly rider wears a lot of hats. He runs his own BMX distribution, he’s a stuntman, he’s a student and he likes to spend time on the road. Most and for all Niels considers himself a bike rider.
FATBMX met up with Niels in Tallinn, Estonia at 04:45am to grab a taxi to the airport. While waiting for our flights the laptop was opened to do this Bizznizz interview with the overall nice guy who is trying to keep the Danish scene alive. Nielswheels in full effect:
In the sleepy towns around the middle of south England, old folklore tells of a strange figure with wild hair, an impressive temper and whenever he is spotted he is usually astride a metallic beast, which is small but well controlled by the man. His legendary status has been confirmed as he was first sighted in the late eighties mastering the same type of metal beast in areas away from the prying eyes of the general public, and even in those days his temper was feared and his skills highly regarded.
Today if you walk around Bridport at night time and happen upon an industrial estate you might be lucky enough to hear the shrill cry of â€œFFFUUUUUCCCKKâ€? followed by a chilling boom of metal landing with force on wood.
Karl from the UK left a message in our FATBMX guestbook and asked for an interview with Garrett. We automatically assumed he meant Garrett Byrnes. We try to satisfy our visitors and got to work. We've tried to do a Cory Coffey before but she never got back to us. We didn't know how well Garrett is with computers but we were in luck as the T1 guys told us that Garrett had just made it to Austin to hang out. With a little bit of pressure from his sponsor (not likely), Garrett sent back the answers to the questions in a matter of days.
Karl, this one's for you.
BMX has brought me to the strangest places. When the opportunity came up to go to Estonia for a freestyle contest I grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
Estonia, isn’t that over there near Russia? That’s right. By vehicle it would have been a 1900km drive through Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia to get there. By plane it was less than three hours and a lot safer. But how shady is this place?
- Jamie Bestwick is organizing the first round of the 04 GoodTimes contest on 29/30 May next. Venue: FLOW skatepark. $ 8G pro purse. More info on Bestrick.com. It's good to see the pros caring about the BMX future.
- KGB part owner Martti Kuoppa had planned to stay in Signapore for three months as a personal trainer of a kid in the East. After some personal problems the Finnish flatland ace took a flight back to Helsinki where he's riding in a crappy cold garage again working on his solo video project and KGB bikes. He's on his 3rd prototype now and happy about it.
When the new year came around I sent out a mail to a bunch of companies wishing them all the best for 2004 and checked if they were interested in supporting FATBMX. We've got our costs and need to cover those. We've been fortunate enough to have friends who feel that what we do is important for BMX.
The site is pretty informative, has a decent event calender that shows people what's going on and we cover a wide range of contests, races and other BMX related events for people who don't have the possibility to go to all of those. A big thank you to VANS, ACS, SNAFU, HOFFMAN BIKES, Paul's Boutique, EBC, FlyBikes and WeThePeople for their 2003 support.