The NBR jam was a big success. Good BMX sessions simply rule. We posted a report on the Jam earlier this month. If you missed it, you can click [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1179]here[/url] to read what was going on and check some photos.
But there's more! Vladdie de Koning, one of the organizers of the NBR jam finished editing a sweet movie of the riding that took place in Middelburg, The Netherlands on 14 January.
Today the mini ramp contest took place at the BMX Games in Australia. FATBMX reporter Atosha came through once again. Thanks a bunch:
It was a well contested final with each rider getting one minute for their run, and then a jam session format was in place for 10 minutes with the top eight riders split into two groups. Ryan Guettler qualified for the finals is second place. This led to Guettler pulling out all the stops and trying everything to regain his position at the top. But Clint Bensley was certainly a match for him today, Guettler flaired on the wall, Bensley flaired over the spine in response.
You get the picture.
On second thoughts just take a look at the pictures, they tell the story.
The Props Mega Tour is on the road in California at the moment. We received some updates left and right of what's been going on:
By Greasy Comb Dustribution: It's official, the Inopia MegaTour team has grown into the Greasy Comb Distribution MegaTour team. Inopia and GCD decided to join forces on Prop's MegaTour 5 to make the most of the California tour.
ABA is proud to announce the return of the original ABA National Event web-casting. ABA was the first to bring this service to BMX racing and it’s back in full force. Best of all, it’s FREE!!!!!!! To better serve the BMX racing community, ABA will now be broadcasting all U.S. National Series events at 6pm on Fridays, 11am on Saturdays and 8am on Sundays, beginning with the Sooner Nationals, February 3-5th. All times are relative to the events time zone. Log onto www.ababmx.com the day of the event to catch all the race action!
MADISON, Wis. - January, 2006 - GT is pleased to announce that it has re-signed dirt jumper Stephen Murray to the 2006 GT BMX team. A former X Games and Gravity Games gold medallist, Murray has been a pro rider since 1999. "GT has always been the team that the best riders rode for. I'm stoked on riding for GT," said Murray. Murray's riding the new 2006 Fueler this year and will compete in the NBC Dew Action Sports Tour, The Worlds, a variety of U.K. dirt jump contests, and he'll host and hold Murray Jam '06. Recently married and a daddy of two boys, Murray's a busy guy and he loves the lifestyle. "I'm lovin'it," said Murray. "(Being a dad) has given me a new outlook on life and changed me in different ways."
You know what it is with video reviews? It's hard to explain the situation with words. One tailtap on a fence out of the skatepark isn't the same as the next one. An alley-oop 180 out of a curved wallride (Yeagle) might not sound ridiculous but when you see it in action, you gotta realize it's nuts. Doing a 360 out of a 180 curved wallride with an orange spin wheel, Standpoint got it on film. We're not even trying to describe Matt Beringer's backyard or the tricks that are done on a weird shaped bowl in the middle of nowhere.
Been ridin' like a madamn & shootin' photo's 4 BOOST MOBILE, FAMOUS STARS & STRAPS & ROCKSTAR BIKES tha last couple of weeks, I haven't stopped workin' or slowed down cause 2006 is goin' 2 go off, hope all is well!
We received two Covert frames in the mail here at FATBMX.com. On opening the box we were a little surprised on the design of the frames. The Psyops resembled of a Menstrual bike with the pierced head tube. Maybe Keith Treanor is heading the product development department at Covert these days. We doubt it.
The Psyops and Ghost Recon frames are hand built in China and weigh 1.89 kgs (for the Ghost Recon) and 1.93 kgs for the Psyops. This is extremely light but the material used isn't Supertherm triple butted 4130 cro-mo but China Aluminium.
LOS ANGELES, CA - January, 2006 - Supplying nearly 15 years of design, branding and advertising experience to the action sports industry, creative chief and well-known art director Randy Dolowy today launched Voyce Design Consultancy in Ventura County, Calif. The new company, specializing in action sports creative design, advertising, viral marketing and public relations amplified today's launch with the unveiling of a new logo and brand identity for Stolen BMX. The new brand identity, developed by Voyce, was built to further signify the strength of British heritage and the evolution of Stolen as the company announces plans to expand further into the bicycle accessories market, including the manufacture of frames and components. In addition, Stolen believes the new brand identity will help to better differentiate itself within the market.