The 2006 Pop! session in Tallinn was a nice one. We reported from Estonia earlier this year. Now the organization sent us a report and we thought we'd just put it up as well. It's got some nice pics. More Estonia for y'all.
Thrilling Pop! Session contest in Tallinn, Estonia
The 6th BMX and skateboarding competition Pop! Session 2006: Winter Bash was held on 6th - 8th of January 2006 at the Saku Arena. Pop! Session weekend contained much more than the contest - three full days of BMX and skateboard at its best. Besides parties, there were also four movie premiers in the cinemas of Tallinn. Bigger skatepark than ever was accompanied by professional live broadcast on big screen which this year was also broadcasted entirely live in internet. So besides 12.000 spectators in Saku Arena people around the globe were watching the event.
The NBR jam was a big success. Good BMX sessions simply rule. We posted a report on the Jam earlier this month. If you missed it, you can click [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1179]here[/url] to read what was going on and check some photos.
But there's more! Vladdie de Koning, one of the organizers of the NBR jam finished editing a sweet movie of the riding that took place in Middelburg, The Netherlands on 14 January.
Today the mini ramp contest took place at the BMX Games in Australia. FATBMX reporter Atosha came through once again. Thanks a bunch:
It was a well contested final with each rider getting one minute for their run, and then a jam session format was in place for 10 minutes with the top eight riders split into two groups. Ryan Guettler qualified for the finals is second place. This led to Guettler pulling out all the stops and trying everything to regain his position at the top. But Clint Bensley was certainly a match for him today, Guettler flaired on the wall, Bensley flaired over the spine in response.
You get the picture.
On second thoughts just take a look at the pictures, they tell the story.
Today the BMX Games started over in Australia. Atosha McCaw is the FATBMX reporter for the weekend and sent over the following Report and the Dirt results. Stay tuned for more photos and news from Down Under right here on FATBMX.
King of Dirt comp went down today. Got some photos and results for you. I don't know if you can hobble some kind of report together from this but... It was really hot and overcast and I don't think there was a rider there at the end of the day who wasn't sunburnt, covered in dirt and sweaty. A whole heap of great riding went on.
The NBR crew sent us an invitation to come check out the Meker skatepark in Middelburg. On Saturday 14 January we (Wendy, Philip, Bart) headed to Zeeland for the jam and video premiere. After a short family stop at the beach (4 miles away) we entered the Meker. A couple of riders were already jamming in the transformed sports hall (now skatepark) and the i-Pod was taking care of the sounds. With our son Philip around, it was hard to tell how long we could stay for the jam so I opted to take a couple of pics right away.
Park managers Vladdie de Koning and Rolf Blenk were cruising around the park on their bikes. It helps when skatepark managers are BMX riders; bikes allowed. Thomas "Pop up" Ruissen was doing manual to barspins and manuals to crankflips and also did turndowns over the little jump box.