Tony Hawk's promise of this year's Boom Boom Huck Jam going bigger, faster and badder officially came true last night as the tour rolled into its 5th city, Anaheim, CA. The crowds were hyped, the riders were out of their minds and the energy from the Arrowhead Pond could be felt all the way to Disneyland.
Before the show even starts there is in an interactive village that,
although it said you needed a show ticket to get in, basically anyone
could get into it. And as we were walking to the village, I spot
If you're talking countries there are not that many places left in the world where bmx tours haven't left marks, but Poland is one of them. Only recently invited into the EU, it's a country still heavily influenced by previous communist ideology and the architecture is becoming an incredible mix of both stereotypical East and West.
I don't want to give the false impression, or hang on stereotypes but East Europe remains a through route to much criminal activity. But such images are built on the minority (as ever) because as we learnt, the country is incredibly rich in culture, really genuine people who'll do anything to help and spots that have never been seen outside it's previously difficult borders.
Suzuki BMXMasters: Ryan Nyquist takes first place in the Miniramp Pro Contest, while Justin Miller wins the Flatland Pro Competition.
Exciting Contests and a new ranking for the Braun cruZer Tour, which stopped at the Italia Surf Expo and the Suzuki BMXMasters in Cologne.
Cologne, June 29, 2005. Around 300 international top riders from more than 21 nations as well as 12,000 spectators joined a relaxed and all around successful event under blistering heat in the Cologne youthpark from June 23 to 26.
One of the absolute highlights was the final in the category Miniramp Pro, which was held on the Braun Spine. Ryan Nyquist (USA) won in supreme style with huge â€œ360â€? variations over the spine. Mark Webb from England followed with a sensational run full of technical combinations to take second place. Dave Osato from Canada got 3rd with amazing front wheel tricks and a huge double tailwhip to tailtap.
I'm in the Mercure Eiffel Tower hotel writing this story on the LG Paris stop. It's Sunday and it started raining right when the pro/am street contest was about to start this morning at 10am. Hung-over Koji was stoked about that one. The weather forecast doesn't look too good at the moment and the whole day is a possible rain out for Sunday. The vert riders knew this was a possibility and they went all out on Saturday thinking the prelims might be the final with the rain coming in on Sunday.
The Dirt Finals on saturday evening were sensational with a very good mood. On technical challenging and innovative trails the riders showed lots of great runs.
King of Dirt became the actual World Champion Kye Forte from England. Alex Dropsy (France) became 2nd with very clean and hard tricks followed from Bibi Noirot. The until now nonfamous Alejandro Caro from Columbia placed on fourth position because he impressed the spectators and the judges with incredible runs and tricks.
Results BMX Masters Dirt:
1. Kye Forte (UK) Federal, DC, Primo, Redbull
2. Alex Dropsy (F) TWENTYbikes.co, Paradise
3. Romauld Noirot (F) ripcurl, macneil, oakley, eastpak, primo, paradise
4. Alejandro Caro (CO) Redbull,, Standard, bmxarmy.com
In the category Miniramp Pro which was held on the Braun cruZer Spine Ramp, Ryan Nyquist won sovereign with huge â€ž360â€œ variations over the spine. Mark Webb (UK) followed with runs full of big technical tricks and became 2nd. Dave Osato from Canada became 3rd because he impressed with amazing front wheel tricks and an incredible double tailwhip to tailtap.Results BMX Masters Pro Spine:
1. Ryan Nyquist (USA) Haro, adidas, T-mobile, Napster, Bell, Ogio
2. Mark Webb (UK) Coopers, eastpak, Felt
3. Dave Osato (CA) wtp, little devil, demolition, ten pack
4. Juan Ruiz (E)
5. Bruce Crisman (USA) adidas, hoffman, fender
6. Paddy GroÃŸ (D) carhartt, vans, snafu, macneil, RNC, Woozy, janosch
7. Craig stevens (UK) Country Bikes
Here are the results on the BMX Masters Best Trick Contests:Suzuki mini ramp best trick:
Winner â€“ Mark Webb (UK)
Trick- 540 Truck Disaster
Adidas street best trick:
Winner â€“ Clint Millar (AUS)
(wethepeople, colony bmx, orchid)
Trick- downside whip to nosepick
Germanwings High Air Contest:
Winner â€“ Peter Geys (BE)
(Arai, DC, Haro, Split)
Height â€“ 10 Feet (3,3m)