FATBMX Believe it, or not!? Here's just some random BMX news that we came across. Browse through it and feel the power.
-At the beginning of the year Ryan Nyquist was spotted with Adio shoes on. It wasn't that he was completely off adidas but the three stripe brand had not made up their mind yet. They now have and Ryan is back on board. After Split dropped their US team, Ryan seems to have found a clothing sponsor in Hurley.
-Mike Emde and Andy Zeiss are working on the Rebel Jam, a contest to be held at the Mellow park in Berlin with a hefty prize money budget. Stay tuned.
Premium Product's Josh Harrington actually rode the Metro jam finals with a messed up knee. The victory released the pain for a bit but it came back unwanted. Here's the 411:
Josh Harrington: "I tore my pcl, strained my mcl, acl and something else I cant remember according to the MRI that I had to wait 8 days to get results on. I do not need surgery which makes me very happy. The doctor said I was super close to tearing more ligaments which would send me straight under a big knife! I got lucky. I had to get the fluid
etnies and Woodward present: Jamie Bestwick's Art Contest
Alright kids, Jamie Bestwick wants to judge your art! Jamie is over the typical, "put your name in a hat and win something" contest. If you want to win a week at Camp Woodward East along with a bunch of etnies product you'll have to earn it!
So, if you have some extraordinary artistic talent or your mommy told you once that you were the best finger painter in your special class, then this contest is for you. So get your finger paints, crayons and scissors, take a photo or get on your computer and make something wonderful. The contest includes, but is not limited to: photography, painting, drawing, sketches and computer graphic art. This contest is only open to BMXers 16 years old and under. No skateboarders, rollerbladers or adults. Sorry.
Clic "Double Anti-Fog Lens Goggles" came in the mailbox at FATBMX a while ago for a review but nobody wanted to test them so we gave our test rider Philip an extra cookie and he did the job just fine....Philip is explaning you whether to buy these "Clic Goggles" or not As I was reading the nice transparent box with all the types of use of this manificant "Double Anti-Fog Lens Goggles" it was Me to try everything that was on the box:
- Snowboarding: it sucked, the "CliC Neodymium Magnet" was too weak
- Skiing: it sucked, the "Track Ventilator for Air-Flow" was full of snow
- Running: it sucked, I lost the goggles half-way at the Marathon of NY
- Walking: it sucked, who needs goggles to walk?
- Biking: it sucked, the "Form-Fitting Headband" made me look like
Price: Euro 49,95
Available at: Paul's Boutique BMX
We had some FATBMX jerseys made by our party buddy Franky Theunis of Bioracer in Belgium. They turned out really nice. Franky has been telling us they are using only the best fabrics over at Bioracer in Belgium and after a visit to their facility we were convinced that they actually do deliver quality product. We added some co-sponsors to the jersey for that "Factory look", hey, at least it looks like you are hooked up!
GARDEN OF VERT
A Belgian halfpipe event14 April 2005, Overpelt - Belgium. After a successful opening of Peter Geys' backyard halfpipe in 2004 it is now time for a bigger event. In the weekend of 12-14 August the Garden of Vert will be taking place in Overpelt, Belgium. The halfpipe-only BMX freestyle contest will be spread over three days with a best trick and high air comp next to the regular vert contest.
Organizer Peter Geys: "Last year's Peter Passion showed that lots of people are interested in watching halfpipe riding. With the Garden of Vert we're bringing the elite riders to Belgium for a weekend of true backyard BMX fun on one of the largest ramps in Europe."
MacNeil on the Road
MacNeil will be hitting the road right after BMX Pig. We’ll be traveling from San Diego on April 23rd to Vancouver on May 8th. We’ll be doing four demos during the trip.
-Etnies park in Lake Forest, Ca. April 24th 10:00 am until 1:30
-Ramp Rats in Petaluma, Ca. April 28th evening.
-Goods bike shop in Portland Oregon on May 2nd, location of demo to be announced on the web.
-Adrenalin Games Parksville, BC on May 8th. This is an amateur contest that’s been happening for the last three years now and is one of the biggest events in the BC BMX year. We’re sponsoring the contest and doing a pro demo.
Deamer Media Design have made some new ads that will pop up in the following magazines: DIGBMX, RIDEBMX and FreedomBMX. Those three magazines are media partners of the FATBMX site.
The current FATBMX ads have caused some of the boys some serious trouble with their loved ones at home. We want to apologize for anyone who had to go through a divorce or got dumped by his girl because of the FATBMX party ads. We're just out there to have a good time, seriously.
A big congratulations from everyone at FATBMX to Zach Shaw and his wife on their newborn. Here's the 411 from the proud dad himself:"Our daughter arrived at 6.47p.m on April 9th 2005 weighing 7lb 2oz in a record time of 45mins start to finish both mum and baby Meadow were back at home that night and are doing just great."
Piccy of Baby Meadow not quite 48hrs old!
Loads of BMX-ers are expecting babies in the next few months. We'll keep you updated.