This year's show will feature an entire weekend of events including: a street contest, a flatland jam, a miniramp or bowl contest, and a concert featuring bands popular in BMX culture today. By combining several different aspects of BMX Steve Crandall and his crew are able to offer a more inclusive experience than you will find anywhere else.
The BMX Industry Trade Show will be a three day event. Thursday will be open to dealers and exhibitors only - offering you the opportunity to meet face to face with the companies you already deal with, as well as new and up-and-coming companies. Dealers will be able to check out summer and back to school products first hand, and know what they will be getting before they place an order.
You have to appreciate the work that goes into making a magazine. Sometimes you take it for granted but there is a lot of thought put into every issue. Take the cover of issue 36. Very colourful with the top left corner's green matching the green bike of and the red rail standing out. The rider's eyes are marked in black by the handlebars giving it a criminal look. Without the "Free Poster" and 100 more cover captions, the cover looks great. I'm sure Romain Babeau is stoked on it.
There are some Dutch bikes in the Soulfood article. Photographer Hadrien Picard goes colourful in the Sommaire page with different colour flashes set up at the same curved wallride. Lots of BlahBlah text (in French) in the news section. The season must have started. DVD reviews, calendar, a trip around France with district news, Tony Pereira's bike check, product news, Vancouver scene report, Shaun Butler interview, report on the Hungarian scene and a Ghetto Fabulous article. We have arrived at the pull-out poster at this point.
Round three of the Soulcycle XL series took place at Skateland in Rotterdam last weekend. This was also the last round of the series that Barry Kohne and Dwayne Verkade put on. Please find herewith the Pro and Amateur results of round 3 followed by the overall standings.Pro results round three:
1) Hannu Cools, Belgium
2) Paddy Gross, Germany
3) Sergei Geier, Germany
4) Barry Kohne, Holland
5) Markus Wilke, Germany
6) Mark Vos, Holland
Overall Pro top three:
1) Hannu Cools
2) Paddy Gross
3) Sergei Geier
News flash! Yuppers! It’s true, the OM of BMX, Scot Breithaupt is back on the attack with SE Bikes for 2005. He’ll be back on the track aboard the infamous 26in â€˜OM Flyer’ and the legendary 24in â€˜Floval Flyer’.
Scot quipped: â€œI settled an agreement last night with Todd Lyons, my friend of 22 years. He is a tough negotiator! I started out asking for a Ferrari, a Lear Jet, three Playboy bunnies... and some bikes of course. BUT he beat me down with all his budget excuses and I settled for a case of Rosarita's Refried beans, 36 tortillas and a few bikes. It’s all good. At least I'll have the bikes and food to put me in the lead and then I can gas out the competition!â€?
He went on to say: â€œSeriously, I am honored to be back in the SE stable, I’m an SE Racing Factory Ace once again! Yes, Todd will be spearheading the design team at SE Bikes and
We've got some random BMX news for you in this update. You might have heard about it, might not. Anyway, here we go:
- Rock Star Dick Slater made an appearance at the Deconstruction tour in Switzerland. The Faze-7 rider from the UK was seen doing Nourie handstands on the vert ramp's platform to get the crowd going. Later on he threw down some high 540-s and wrapped the show up with a flair. His Otto fashion jacket was bitchin'.
- Alistair Whitton is off the Little Devil team and off SPY and signed with Oakley for glasses and clothing.
- Riders in the UK who are looking for a Premium Products Frame will have the chance buy one of the 50 golden frames soon. They come in two sizes and will only be available in the UK through Moore Large. Can you say bling?
- John Parker informed us that the first issue of Sophisticated Rider is finished and off to print! Issue #1will be available mid June. This issue features Jamie Bestwick, Andy MacDonald, Kenny Bartram and the Pro Riders Organization. It also has articles by guest
Kevin Heeffer and his buddies have started diging their own trails in Goirle, The Netherlands. The trails are all hand built and feature plenty of doubles, a table top and a big berm. Trails are never finished and the Hellentrails crew can use some help from riders with strong arms and skills to build some hills.
If you want to learn more about the new spot you're in luck.
Alex Jumelin organizes a contest once a year, formerly known as Ninja Jam, now as Ninja Spin and also this year with Braun as main sponsor. Held in Acheres, close to Paris, in a gym around the corner from the local train station. As soon as you enter the hall, you notice that things here don't look like your average flatland contest: designer seats in the pro lounge and big balloons hanging from the ceiling, in very distinctive Stereo Panda colours, all wear flatlander-turned-fashion-designer Jimmy Petitet's signature.
Flatlanders from everywhere started to drip in on Saturday afternoon, Lionel Cardoso was spinning the wheels of steel and the atmosphere was positive and relaxed. Who were there? German Crews including riders like Michael Steingraber, Sven Steinbach, Seppl and Benjamin Grossjohan, the OG Posse from Hungary, with Marton, Adam Kun and Peter Sarlos, some of the best flatlanders from the USA: