Mark Losey has shot many covershots in his life. This time he makes the cover himself, mouthguard and all. Brian Foster had just discovered the freestyle scene and puts his aluminium Schwinn to the test by doing a 300 X-up in Chicago. Third rider on the cover is Trevor Meyer. Has anybody heard of him lately?
The year is 1995 and I just got my first computer and played around with Coreldraw a bunch for this issue. For once FAT had different fonts, different font sizes and more of that stuff that did not work on a typewriter.
The news section was big again. We went straight into the S&M warehouse ramp followed by a Robo interview. Megafestatie report, free Haro sticker, and a report about the Chicago BS comp followed. The Sjappi Jam in Maarssenbroek was always fun. Dirt , Vert and Lake jumping this time.
KHE provided a sticker and then we went on the Jinx-tour. One of the best trips ever.
We had to smuggle Jay Miron across the Spanish border in order to do a show.
Read all about it in issue 31.
We had a session in RL Osborn's backyard. Rode some pools in the USA. Went to the ABA Grands.
Had a free Webco sticker and visited Hoffman Bikes in Oklahoma. It had been ten months since the last issue had come out so we had loads of content. We went to Kampen for the first round of the Dutch BMX championships. We printed a scene report of an Italian park in Lignano. Of course we had a Mission Trails report, a Mutation sticker, Bartman comic, KOD report from the ABA Grands and a free Vans sticker. Soo wrote about the A4 trails and then it was straight into the Brian Foster interview. TL won the ABA race in Reno, read the report on page 78-79. Evel Knievel made it to the FAT-JAM and I wrote a little report for Gearhaeds 'zine on the GT AirShow. Flip through it and enjoy.
San Diego shredder Kole Voelker, the newest member of the FIT familia, shares his new Sleeper build and then shows us what it can do. Wake up and smell the coffee world, Kole is the truth and we're just getting started!
LRCVX:1 is our first full length shop video, featuring sections from Alex Emig, Timmy Theus, Ethan Grothe, Josh Carrasco and various riders across the midwest. Filming took place over a 3 year span from 2018 to 2021. Check out 30 minutes of some of the midwest's finest!
Alive Industry was founded in Japan in 2012 by three riders Rehito Murata, Yugo Ito, and Daisuke Maja who are all still riding and making moves for their brand within the scene. However, they feel that now is the time to pass on the baton and welcome 3 new riders into the fold for 2022 and beyond. Enjoy!
"This edit came together quite naturally. We had no plan other than to visit some places we hadn't been and document sessions with friends around the country. Despite having very different riding styles we soon realised we share the same stoke for finding spots, helping each other get stuff done and document it. There are a lot of parallels - a split part made the most sense!
If you lived through the midschool BMX era and have no magazines left for reference, the book that Jared Souney created pretty much sums it up. 404 pages of goodness that will bring back some fond memories. We caught up with Jared to see how his experience was creating a book that pleased many out there.
Title of the book: Things Seen Along the Way Author: Jared Souney Date published: August 2020