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!
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.
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.
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:
Okay, we've got three girls in this one with some quality logo placement by Stileman. When we received the photo we had to double check on the girls' age. We received confirmation that they are all 21+. Thanks to Stileman for the contribution. And now, are you ready? One...., two......., three!
Bob Haro had an interview in the 1981 January issue of Action Now magazine. On the cover Bob is introduced as: HARO: BMX Magician. Trickster Turns Executive.
D.D. Morin did the interview and the pics are from the hands of Cassimus and Bradley. We picked a couple of quotes from the hostorical interview to share with you.
"At 22, Bob Haro is a businessman, trick rider, and an artist. He started as a professional doodler when he was young and matured into a cartoonist who could convert talent into dollars."
"He started his 20-inch escapades when he no longer could afford to race his motocross bike. His car gave him problems next, and he ended up on his brother's 20" bike for transportation. After busting the bike on a jump, Bob was forced to buy it."
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.
Advance ticket sale for Suzuki BMXMasters 2005Duesseldorf/Cologne, May 2, 2005. Tickets for the 4-day BMX freestyle contest are available now. Tickets for spectators are available under www.koelnticket.de or at the Cologneticket-Hotline 0049 221-2801. Make sure to buy your ticket today ..!
The following riders have registered for the event:
Alex Jumelin (F)
Anthony Pill (UK)
Axel Jurgens (ES)
Barry Kohnen (NL)
Benny Paulsen (D)
Carlo Griggs (UK)
The Deconstruction tour is on the road. The first stop kicked off in Herne, Germany with Simon Tabron, Zach Shaw, Matt Fairbairn and Ronnie Remo taking care of the BMX demos.
I arrived early as they were not only desperate for a BMX/Skate MC, but a FMX announcer as well. The first show was on the program for 15:30pm but it rained a bit and the FMX ramp was set up outdoors. No show. The BMX/Skate demo took place indoors with the first show being at 18:00pm after a couple of bands had played.
FLATtv Five Autumn 04/Winter 05 DVD by Ninja Inc. ProductionsThe Ninja did it again! Long hours of hard work paid off with his fifth
FLATtv DVD. As always this is a Flatland only DVD featuring
the famous Dreamsession, Winter Jams, Circle Cow 05, KGB Agents, Night riders, Berlin City Games, London Scene and Jason Forde interview all mixed with European music by DJ Green Goblin.
As a bonus you see The Making of FLATtv 5, Schwarz-Rot-Gelb, Highlights of Volume 1 & 2 and a Just Ride! session.
This is a 4**** out of 5 with 60 minutes of European Flatland!
Available at better bike shops in Europe.