We had some complaints from kids' parents that we had too much pornographic material going on at FATBMX. Making this an 18+ only section saves our ass a little bit. It's actually pretty useless to use the 18+ term with this month's Rooster Bikes girl from Italy. Unless some crazy parent thinks her boots are too sexy for their kids........
The 2005 edition of the Nokia FISE sees a few changes. Next to flatland on the available asphalt piece, the vert ramp will be covered in skatelite. There will also be a dirt contest, best trick contest and the whole street course will be brand new. See the diagram to get an idea of what it will look like. Scheduled to appear from the USA/Canada are: Metro winner Josh Harrington and his Premium Products team mates Joe Riley and Ryan Mills. Also Max Vincent is making a return. Allan Cooke is checking in with his Euro relatives for the second time this year and Rob Darden is on the list too. From Australia SE's Ryan Guettler is coming over so together with the European riders it should be a good one. More info on: www.nokiafise.com
If you hadn't noticed by now, we like to run some old pics over here at FATBMX.
Never thought a picture of someone doing an X-up wheelie on a cruiser could look this good.
Bob Haro making it work once again.
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In the motherland of Redbull, the company that gives people wings faired well at the Austrian King of Dirt. Two of their riders placed on the top spot. Kye Forte came out the winner, followed by Benny Korthaus.
The top 6 looked like this:
1. Kye Forte, GBR - Federal
2. Benny Korthaus, GER - Macneil
Tour Dur Laarbeek 2005
Organising the Famous FAT JAM for over 15 years we never thought it would be possible to have another event in our little town Aarle-Rixtel. We were wrong since Laarbeek bought 4 Miniramps so it was time to organise a "TOUR DUR LAARBEEK" and Mike Smits the Social worker did a great job to organise everything in every town.
First stop was Mariahout with a 1.7m high and 6m wide mini, second stop was Lieshout with a 1.50m high wedge mini, third was the spine mini of 1.5m high in Beek en Donk and last but not least on the best ramp of the 4: Aarle-Rixtel with its 6m wide 1.8m and 1.5m high Mini.
11 Riders from all over the Netherlands entered the BMX class: Joeri Faassen, Rens and Pim van den Bos from Veldhoven, Rick from
The Subdivision Show is an annual gathering of BMX companies, dealers and riders. Andy Zeiss made the trip over to Binghampton and took the following pictures. We checked in with Steve Crandall, one of the organizers, to see what the show is all about.
FATBMX: How many years have you had the Subdivision show going?
Steve: This was the 3rd year in a row...
With competing magazines working on their umpteenth issue, you are getting used to the way their set up is and what you can expect. With Twenty BMX it's still fresh. We received issue # three in the FATBMX mailbox and it has a racer on the cover. Don't be fooled though because this AA Pro racer knows how to do X-up flips, tailwhips and he cranks turndowns and lookbacks at the local Vegas concrete parks. It's Schwinn's Nate Berkheimer who also has the pro interview inside. For the old dogs, Twenty brings a story on the Joe Kid premiere in Hollywood (home of the editor). There's a big feature on the PIG contest that only seemed to take place a few weeks ago. Flatlander Justin Miller is a force to be reckoned with. Page 40/41 shows you what he's all about. The magazine seems to cover what other mags don't so it's no surprise to find an interview with Holland's one and only AA pro Robert de Wilde on p. 44.
A director of JUICYVISION.com, Hajime Yamazaki and a photographer of Cream magazine, Yasuyuki "GreenG" Takeo just released their first photo book titled; "SENN Project Vol.1". They said "The concept is "producing an art culture from BMX". It took about a year to correct all shots that were taken all over the world. But we don't stick with the idea of photo book, and we always open to any chances to collaborate with an artist in the different field. That's why it's called "Project". "
12 photos along with 2 pages captions for each photographer are inside of a 12-inch record jacket, that expresses the importance of the relation between BMX and music. Each copy has a serial sticker on it, and limited to 1000 copies.
The people over in Prague have been working their asses off the last couple of months to get things ready for the Nokia BMX Freestyle Worlds 2005. The event will start off this Thursday June 2nd. We heard the complete Snafu team will be there and that includes Morgan Wade and Tom Haugen. Here's a list of some of the registered riders who will be present in the Czech Republic: