Who are involved with Symmetric brand? Lino: It's pretty much a collaboration of me and some of my close friends I grew up with.
What made you decide to do a clothing brand? Lino: A couple years ago we started MassTransit clothing which we had to stop because of a trademark issue with the name, so it pretty much evolved into Symmetric.
Working in the BMX industry is fun. If you want to make good money, stay in school. If BMX is your passion and it's all you think about, there are a couple of options to live the BMX life 24/7. Once you've started your own BMX gig, you are putting in long days to make ends meet. But it's your choice. A 9 to 5 regular job or working your ass off in the BMX industry and scraping by.
On the cover of Soul magazine issue 47 is the youngest French terror : Max Charveron. What else can you expect in this French mag: -Fancy Morgan Wade interview -Big article on French bmx clothing brands -Koxx racing and freestyle mix tour -Nicolas Ferrando flat interview -Valentino's familly -Summer orgy trip with Luc Legrand and Titou -Several little interviews of unknow French rippers -How to wall fast plant -Bike check Damien Croce (wtp) -Bike test fit team park -Many News -The calendar of all French events this year : COME AROUND ! -A giant offer for subscription: 100 gifts -A poster with Pablo Gutierrez presented by airwalk
Japan is one of the cleanest countries on earth. We've noticed that while just walking the streets. The only thing that the cleaning crew has to pick up are the cigarette buds that do not make it to the trash on accident.
With a close eye we noticed some street art that doesn't really fit the city but it's out there. Tags, stickers, pieces, all that stuff. We took some shots of what we saw for you to check out. Tokyo is a clean city but there is some ghetto art out there. Enjoy.
New Product Release: The company known for their dynamic safety gear; PRYME, has just made available their all-new Pryme-US fullface helmet. With the same 9-vent shell as the original US, the new 2007 model has really stepped it up graphically. Now in three color-combos, with a bold race-stripe slapped on, over the top, the helmet is designed to save your brain ... or what's left of it. Whether your cycling discipline is BMX or mountain bikes, it's hard to find a vented bicycle helmet in the same $90 price-range, that not only gets the job done when it comes to protection, yet also looks cool enough to wear.
The NBL National Elite Series already has six exciting races in the books and two of the most important events are coming up in Boulder City, NV February 24 & 25. NBL's reigning champions find themselves in opposite situations. In Elite Women action, Redline's Kim Hayashi has stretched her winning streak to four and finds herself at the top of the standings while on the Men's side Formula's Donny Robinson is ranked 8th going into Boulder and has only one win to his credit. GT's Joey Bradford and Amanda Geving both find themselves in command of the Junior classes while Redline's Jason Carnes tops the Masters.
Adam Banton is the newest member of the UGP team for 2007. "Chalk up another front brake rider". Adam is going to hold it down for the west coast. His bio and some of his favorite stories will be up on undergroundproducts.com as soon as he gets back from snowboarding.
A personal favorite is the time his body froze up while driving, somehow he pulled over by waving his "baby arms" out the window.
When walking the streets of Tokyo Travis Collier took us o a BMX/skate shop in town where I was given a copy of a Japanese BMX magazine called DegreeBMX. It's always nice to see new magazines even if it's impossible to read Japanese. Volume 2 sets you back 300 JPNYEN (3 Canadian bucks according to Travis). What you get is an A5 size full colour glossy BMX 'zine with a Marbow spotlight, Repo on the King of Ground, Endpoint 81, Rollin' on stage skate vibes, Respect the roots, E-news, Product section and more. Next to the good portion of flatland coverage it also has its fair share of ramp/street riding. The man in charge is Hajime Yamazaki who can be contacted at: