So the 2007 product is slowly arriving back at the garage and I, ...actually it might have been Klaus, got round to getting some half decent photos ready for the public web site launch. Before that. We have here the first full preview of our new front loading stem, sprockets, Thomas's cat Mikesh, the re-designed alloy top-bolt and our seat clamp.
Vancouver, BC Canada May 27, 2006 Ten Pack Distribution, in partnership with Muskoka Woods Camp is pleased to announce the Ten Pack Am presented by Muskoka Woods Camp, Canada’s biggest amateur only park contest. The competition will take place on June 17–18, 2006 at Muskoka Woods Camp, on the ‘Slam Ten’ course, with some new elements being added that will remain at the camp after the contest. “I’ve wanted to put on a big amateur contest for years, and now thanks to Muskoka Woods coming on board it’s finally going to happen.” Says Miron. “For the first time, this contest will put amateurs on center stage and give them a place to get their name out there.”
The opening from the skate pool in Hasselt (B) became almost a swimming pool! It was raining from 2pm till 4pm but more than 100 people stayed to see the demo’s. After drying we could start with some great Belgium riders like Jimmy mp5, Greg van Tulder, Hannu and Sig Cools, I (Peter Geys) was presenter to pump up the crowed. It was a jammy relaxed pool session and we had lots of fun. Haro bikes sponsored a brand new F2 bike and a local BMX dude was a proud owner.
The Canadian Concrete BMX skatepark series will bring some of the most amazing international, national, and local talent, of all ages together for 3 huge jam format contests this summer. For the many spectators attending, this is a free event! We're focusing on expanding the sport and bringing the kids together with the pros and getting everyone excited about BMX, something that no other can offer! We're kicking off the series in June of 2006, at Kirkstone, in August we're at the renowned Richmond skatepark, and for the grand finale, it's being held at one of the oldest, and possibly the most famous Canadian parks: Seylynn in North Vancouver.
The Canadian Concrete series is meant to support and stimulate the growth of future professional riders, as well as promote the entire BMX industry. There will be different classes for skill level, and depending on the total amount of entries, separate age categories. All entrants will need to sign a waiver, and pay the entry fee for each jam.
The Toer Dur Laarbeek was a fun day of riding for the locals. Laarbeek hosts 4 mini ramps and all four were part of the little tour on Sunday May 28th. When the local council shows you their support by putting mini ramps in town, you can do three things:
1) Whine about it that the ramps suck and should have been better.
2) Accept what you get.
3) Show your appreciation on what you have and put on a jam to support the local scene.
Concrete parks in the Benelux are popping up anywhere. There is no need to go to Marseille or Oregon any longer to ride some concrete. The park in Kortrijk is also a park that kicks ass. It's got a cradle and more lines than you need. The people at Hangloose and RIDE On BMX Shop are putting on a contest at the park that was built by Team Pain.
The date they picked is 8-9 July 2006 so if it's a trek for you to go there (Belgium), make a summer trip out of it and don't forget to bring the BBQ. Find all the details on the flyer of the Kortrijk Concrete Fury.
Hangloose BMX shop: +32.2.231.06.93 Ride On BMX Shop: +184.108.40.206.99
Lots of events are cancelled for this weekend because of the bad weather forecasts. As a BMX-er you know that the sun is always shining in Aarle-Rixtel so get yourself over here on Sunday 28 May for the Laarbeek Ramp Tour. Basically it's an event for all local riders but everyone is welcome. It's free to enter and we'll ride 4 mini ramps in one afternoon. Transport between the ramps isn't further than 4 kilometers. Call [url=http://www.paulsboutique.nl/modules/news/]Paul's Boutique[/url] for more info or hassle Mike Smits on his mobile: 06-25335547. Starts at 11:30am in Mariahout.
Here's a photo and spec of a new flatland frame from France. The team riders currently are Mus and Sam Foakes. NEW FLATLAND MODEL: MUKIFLAT Cr-Mo WHEELBASE: 855 mm Rear chainstays: 350mm Weight: 2.4 Kg.
KANG, a French photographer for CREAM magazine, is now the new French Vans TEAM manager. He would like to introduce the new French VANS Team!
PRO TEAM: -Alex DROPSY (also rides for Twentyvelocross, Oakley, Shadow conspiracy) -Nico CAMBON (also rides for Twentyvelocross, Fox) -Antony LILLE ( rides also for superstar ) -Kevin KALKOFF ( rides also for flybikes, squareo one) -Alexis DESOLNEUX ( ride also for Twentyvelocross)
FLOW TEAM: -Maxime Bimar from Peynier (near Aix en provence) (also rides for DK) -Alex BOURGUIGNON from Lyon (rides also for Stolen)
The folks at Mutiny collected some prizes from Snafu, Etnies and had a Morgan Wade frame to give away. Instead of answering a simple question, the folks at Mutiny took it a step further. Write a rap, perform the rap, film the rap and send it in. Here's a list of 4 entries that are all pretty funny and worth checking out. In the end, the Morgan Wade Mutiny frame went to "The Banz".