Upton Skatepark, Upton, UK.
Everyone wishes for a local indoor park to ride. The people in Upton, England made it work. We put Ben Manuel in front of the microphone and had him talking about his local park.
FATBMX: What's the name of the park?
Ben Manuel: It's called Upton skatepark, it's named after the village that I live in.
While on the HARO tour we spotted those two ladies in the hotel bar. OBG (One Big German) got in the middle and disappeared! OSG (One Small German) compared to these two women. Consider this pin-up to be a funny one. If you can do better, send us your pin-up picture.
What do you do when you've got too much money? You gamble.
What do you do when you want to be rich and don't want to work for it? You gamble. FOX Racing is now helping you out. They put up 5 slot machines at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas. If you've been to that place before you probably remember the Circle Bar (or don't). That's where the slot machines are located. It doesn't mean FOX is providing money to everyone, it's still called gambling, but the chance is there to get a good pay-check from the Fox machine without having to worry about sticker placement on your helmet and bike. Good luck!
The KGB crew came up with a special prize for the amateur winner of the Braun Ninja Spin that is going to take place this weekend. The paint-job of the frame corresponds with the design of the Ninja Spin poster and website. It's a one of a kind frame that will make the winner of the Am class hella happy. If you plan on going to the event, read the info below:
After 5 years of infamous Ninja Jams, and to follow last year's success, the mighty Braun Ninja Spin is back! This contest is fully organized by the "Parisian Ninja" Alex Jumelin. The Braun Ninja Spin will take place in AchÃ¨res, a suburban town near the City of Light, on the 7th and 8th of May 2005.
etnies Launches Ruben Alcantara's BMX Pro Model - the Terranea Lake Forest, CA - etnies just launched Ruben Alcantara's first BMX Pro model shoe, the Terranea, and it'll be in stores in early summer. Ruben is currently one of the most highly-respected riders in BMX, ripping both street and parks. His uncanny ability to seamlessly pull several tricks together into a line that truly flows sets him apart. Ruben's creative take on riding gives him a unique perspective, and allows him to pull obscure maneuvers on the parts of obstacles that no one else even considers.
We ran a couple of funny party ads in DIGBMX and RIDEBMX over the last few months. Deamer Media Design has put some serious work in the next run of FATBMX ads. The advertisements follow the theme of the website layout so they will be easy to recognize. Keep an eye out for the upcoming DIG, RIDE, FreedomBMX and Reload Tips 'n Trix magazines. Hope you like the ads, we certainly do.
Shimano put the best product on the market 22 years ago. The DX pedal. It had a different shape than anything else that was available at the time. The competition came from KKT, SR and also Skyway had a similar aluminium pedal on the market.
Shimano's DX pedal had a concave platform and used 12 unique stud pins for an amazing grip. The first of its kind. The revolutionary parallelogram profile made it easy to get your feet back on the pedals quick. The body was made from a solid one piece alloy. Shimano changed the BMX pedal industry with the DX model. Many copies would follow.
Side note: The DX pedal has more purposes than providing pedal grip. It is an excellent beer bottle opener and we have seen people use it as a knuckle-ring. Without axle for better movement, with axle for extra weight. Seriously.
Lake Forest, Calif. - April 2005 -GT awarded its international distributors at its annual International Distributors' sales meeting this week for outstanding performances supporting the GT brand."We had one of the best ID meetings in GT history this past week, a reflection of an outstanding year thus far," said Pete Garski, director of GT's international sales. "Our 2005 model year international sales are up more than 37% over the 2004 model year."
Award winners at the GT meeting include:
A few months ago we ran an [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=279]interview with the Condor[/url] on FATBMX. He mentioned his new site in there which is now online. You can read a lot of stories by Mat himself, go back in time and see what his plans are (Biography film and opening a Action Sports History/Creative Arts Museum next to the Mat Hoffman park in OKC). Maybe you'll get to see the Condor this summer in person at the CFB, BoomBoomHuckJam tour, Isreal, Nass, Donnington or the X-Games. Do you want to know how much Pamela Anderson paid for one of Mat's bikes? Click [url=http://www.mathoffman.com/]here[/url] to find out.