Flatland at the Worlds 2005 in Prague, Czech Republic.
This year the Worlds were being held in the beautifull city of Prague
in the Czech Republic on the 1st-5th of June. Flatlanders around Europe were very enthousiastic about going to this year's Worlds because Prague is a cool city combining many cultural highlights with a solid club scene and a relaxed atmosphere. Plus you get to see the best riders in the world go crazy on their bikes! Perfect!The floor
The flatland area was outside, no cover, so the sun hit the riders (and other people like the public and filmers like me) hard causing serious sunburn, profound sweating and severe thirst. The floor was made of wooden boards, some shifted a bit and it wasn't exactly level everywhere. A lot of riders complained about it, luckily the organisation recognized this problem so they ordered new wooden boards and the floor was to be taken out and a new one was to be put in. But then rain started on Saturday morning, so the whole flatland competition was moved to the street area which was covered and thus stayed dry.
ESPN's X Games announces the first wave of athletes who have been invited to compete at X Games 11, to be held in Los Angeles August 4-7, 2005. The event will air live on ESPN, ABC and ESPN Deportes.
X Games 11 will primarily have a finals-only format consisting of the 10 best action sports athletes per sport discipline.
All athletes receiving invitations to compete at X Games are chosen by a sport-specific selection committee. Criteria and timing of invitations varies by sport and discipline, as it is based on the state and event schedules of that particular sport. The only exception is each gold medalist from X Games 10 (2004) receives an automatic invitation to compete.
Pictures are coming through of Dave Osato's capture.
Contrary to popular belief, Mr Osato's regular residence is not a sprawling mansion in the Canadian mountains but is actually Mr and Mrs Warrals conservatory. A retired couples home in Berkshire, England.
Dave thought it was the perfect place to hide, with nobody under the age of 50 living in Berkshire.
Surprisingly, this was his downfall. It wasn't long before several pseudo
art enthusiasts from Dig magazine came through the small town to visit a museum and a rusty pipe in the middle of a farmers field. Bam, Dave was caught buying ice-pops at the local Spar when they stopped in for
semi-permanent black hair dye and AAA batteries.
On Saturday evening, Cory Muth (Axis Media / DK), Ron Bonner (Shadow/UGP), and I were on our way to downtown Cincinnati. We had all had a few beers. I probably should not have been driving.
The quickest route downtown is through the roughest neighborhood in the Cincy area. The scenery in the ghetto is always pretty interesting. You’ll notice prostitutes and crack deals if you’re paying attention. I’m rarely surprised by what I see there. Saturday night was an exception. While driving down the major thoroughfare towards the center of the city, we passed a guy on a bike, fully decked out in vintage BMX gear. It was as if the world stopped for him in the mid 80’s. Ron was on his cell phone and didn’t notice the guy. Cory and I just started screaming, in disbelief. I busted a u-turn as quickly as possible, so that we could catch this guy and find out what his story was.
We here at KGB decided to drop the distributors and shops that carry KGB products. Why? The answer is very simple; We want to lower the prices of our products as low as possible so all the flatlanders around the world can afford good quality flatland products.
The first set of delivery contains following products:
10 - 11 - 12 June will be a loud weekend at the Donnington Park in England. The Download festival is setting up camp at the race circuit. Ozzy will be there, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, System of a down, Helmet, Therapy?, Velvet Revolver and a bunch of other rocking bands.
Next to that, the Snickers Bowl will be set up for a BMX and skate contest. Matt Hoffman is flying in (literally! with his new transportable backpack propellor parachute) to do some demos (on the bike, not with the propellor thing). The riders battling for the high air, annual manual and contest purse are:
The BMX schedule is busy this summer. Vert rider Simon Tabron flew to the USA a weekend prior to the Worlds and won his first MSS contest. Here's a press release and the results of the vert comp.
British BMX rider Simon Tabron, one of the most accomplished riders in BMX history, showed up for his first MSS competition and promptly proceeded to pull a trick that’s never been landed in MSS history and earn top honors on the day in the process. The veteran rider astonished fans by landing a 900, an accomplishment only a few riders in the entire world can claim. Chicago rider Jimmy Walker earned the silver medal, while Jay Eggleston took the bronze medal, despite a nasty-looking crash left the Denver rider seeing stars for a few minutes.
MSS Pro BMX Competition Cincinnati, OH - Sawyer Point May 29, 2005. Vert Finals - Official Results
Round 5 and 6 of the European BMX Championships took place in VÃ¶sendorf, Austria last weekend. With a full racing day on Saturday and a full racing day on Sunday it was an important weekend in Elite men now that Thomas Allier is sidelined with an injury. Frenchman Florent Boutte did well with a win on Saturday and a 2nd on Sunday.
Elite Men (51 Riders)
1 Florent Boutte/FRA
2 Dale Holmes/ENG
3 Henrik Baltzersen/DNK
XP Innovation, LLC has acquired BMX Cataloger and E-tailer, Dan's Competition, LLC from New York based multi-title merchant Alloy, Inc. XP Innovation, LLC is owned and operated by Dustin Wilson, William Cartwright and Steve Kalsch, current management team members of Dan's Comp.
Steve Kalsch, President of XP Innovation states, "We acquired the business after learning Alloy was interested in selling Dan's Comp to focus on it's other core brands." Kalsch, who has over 18 years experience in the direct marketing industry, notably with outdoor sporting goods supplier Gander Mountain, Norm Thompson and most recently with Dan's Comp, goes on to state, "This is a great opportunity and we plan to continue providing a wide selection of products at competitive prices."
We hope you're getting familiar with the FATBMX poll and will participate every time we get a new one on. This time we'd like to know how often you're checking out the site. Scroll down and find the poll on the left hand site and click your favorite box.
With Simon Tabron winning vert, Michael Sommer winning flat, Morgan Wade winning street, Koji Kraft winning Mini and Kye Forte winning Dirt, it turned out to be a nice variety of new champs. Here's how you rated in our last poll that ran in the week before the IBMXFF Nokia BMX Freestyle Worlds 2005: