Working in the BMX industry is fun. If you want to make good money, stay in school. If BMX is your passion and it's all you think about, there are a couple of options to live the BMX life 24/7. Once you've started your own BMX gig, you are putting in long days to make ends meet. But it's your choice. A 9 to 5 regular job or working your ass off in the BMX industry and scraping by.
This one is for the old school BMX-ers out there: -WHEN: Saturday Only - May 12th -WHERE: Oak Creek BMX in Roseville, CA. During the ABA NorCal Nationals -WHO: All Vintage BMX collectors are invited! -WHAT & WHY: Bring your bikes to display, meet other collectors, swap & sell parts, and vote for “Best Bikes of Show” in multiple categories, or just take a stroll thru memory lane.
Who are involved with Symmetric brand? Lino: It's pretty much a collaboration of me and some of my close friends I grew up with.
What made you decide to do a clothing brand? Lino: A couple years ago we started MassTransit clothing which we had to stop because of a trademark issue with the name, so it pretty much evolved into Symmetric.
On the cover of Soul magazine issue 47 is the youngest French terror : Max Charveron. What else can you expect in this French mag: -Fancy Morgan Wade interview -Big article on French bmx clothing brands -Koxx racing and freestyle mix tour -Nicolas Ferrando flat interview -Valentino's familly -Summer orgy trip with Luc Legrand and Titou -Several little interviews of unknow French rippers -How to wall fast plant -Bike check Damien Croce (wtp) -Bike test fit team park -Many News -The calendar of all French events this year : COME AROUND ! -A giant offer for subscription: 100 gifts -A poster with Pablo Gutierrez presented by airwalk
After mulling it over with most of the team, and discussing possibilities with the innards of Profile, we are excited to annouce that Chad Degroot is now riding for Profile! We have some ideas is the works, some roadtrips planned, some photos to be shot, and some product to develop.
The new issue of Props just came out. They're at issue 63 which is incredible. Props to that. A couple of good things about the Props issues are that they are top quality. Good angles, good editing, good lighting and one must say that they've got 99% of the riders' names in the picture which must be a nightmare to pull off at times. Issue #63 is long, which is good in my book for a video magazine. You don't feel ripped off. Coming up with new things each issue is difficult but you can find a Props stamp on the cover of # 63 that will be your entry form for a Hoffman - Animal product giveaway. Nice touch as not everyone is sponsored but everyone can use free parts for their bikes, especially when they come from Animal or Hoffman . Enough blahblah, here's what's inside:
-Credence Road Trip Part 2 -North East Scene Report -Vancouver Metro Jam
Vans teamed up with Schwinn bicycles and tricked out a 1968 Krate Bike to match the Vans sparkle slip-ons that you can see in the photo. The sneakers will be available for purchase on VANS.com , but the only way to get a hold of this extremely low-run bike is to enter a contest on the Complex site. One lucky winner will be drawn randomly.
Byron Friday is one of the riders from the old school. He rode for Kawasaki's BMX team so if that isn't an indication of his roots in BMX we don't know what is. Byron's 30 years of BMX participation got him thinking.
He thought the Joe Kid on a Stingray movie left out a few people who needed mentioning so he made an old school BMX collage with a few thank-you's at the bottom. Check out those pics, they tell a story or two.
If you haven't seen his BMX Show yet, hit the following link:
-Just a quick mail to tell you what's happening for me over here, well I am riding for Wethepeople, I spoke to Harry and Klaus and will be back on-board a new bike soon. Stoked that we sorted everything out and everyone is happy. I'm also riding Odyssey parts for the Padded Cell here in the UK. Don't forget they have a Jam on at Rampworx in Liverpool this Friday; 10p.m-8a.m! Hit this link to the jam info.
-The Alley in Corby has had planning approved for the new roof and Vert/Resi ramp so the building should start very soon which means that the UK/Europe should have its first true Vert Resi up and running. Hopefully before the end of May.
Have you entered a Red Bull Circle of Balance competition before? Raphael Chiquet: No, first time.
Do you think it's right that the event is taking place in Japan this time? Raphael Chiquet: Yes, I think this event has to take place there.
Do you believe that Japan is the country where flatland is most popular? Raphael Chiquet: For sure, I think you can find riders everywhere in the country. That's amazing. Do you have an idea why? Raphael Chiquet: I think the Japanese way of thinking is appropriate for flatland: originality, technicality, underground.