Redline's Mike Escamilla broke the Guinness Book World Record for long distance backflip on a BMX bike over the Big Air ramp at the X-Games. First, he beat the world record of a back flip off the mega ramp. The previous record was 54 feet. Mike jumped 62 feet, 2 inches, and then went on to set another record for Distance 360's at 50 feet 6 inches. This was an unexpected record, that had never been attempted before. In setting this mark, Rooftop and his DEVICE frame spun a one-handed tabletop during the fifty-foot long 360.
Jeroen Pleijsier a.k.a. Prik is putting on a flatland jam in Rotterdam. The jam is called No Licence jam and will take place on 4 September next.
The event will take place on the "Schouwburgplein" which is easy for the foreigners asking for directions.
If you don't have a licence and travel by train, make sure you get to the Central Station (CS) at 12:30pm. Someone will be present to show you the way to the jam circle.
In case you need more info, got to the [url=http://www.010flat.tk]010 FLAT website[/url] and ask Jeroen all the questions you have and that should include how to pronounce the word: Schouwburgplein.
On the 17th September 05 there will be the "The Crown" Flatlandcontest in Hamburg, which will be happening in the empty terminal 1 of Hamburg airport.
Initiator of this Contest is Flatlander AsbjÃ¶rn Bracht from Rendsburg.
There will be Master & Pro Class. In Pro there is price money (2,100 EUR) down to 8th place and in Master there are product prices.
From 11 pm. there will an afterparty.
More Info: www.thecrown2005.de
DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR ARRIVES IN THE ROSE CITY WITH FOUR DAYS OF COMPETITION STARTING ON AUG. 18
Guettler and Bestwick, Among Athletes to Watch at the VansÂ® Invitational in Portland, Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore., AUG. 15, 2005, -The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, begins four days of competition on Aug. 18 at the third stop of the Tour, the VansÂ® Invitational at the Rose Quarter. More than 150 of the top action sports athletes in the world will compete in skateboarding (vert and park), BMX (park, vert, and dirt), and freestyle motocross in pursuit of the Dew Cup and the largest competitive purse in action sports.
-The EASTPAK TRANSITION TOUR (bmx, skate, music, shenanigans....) is kicking off in the UK, soon, from 20 AUG....... On the tour are the following BMX-ers: Anthony Pill, Ben Hennon, Ben Manuel, Mark Webb, Martyn Tamblin, James Hitchcox and Pete Marselle. The crew will hit the following places to support the local skateparks:
20 Aug: Hayes; Lake Farm Country Park. BMX track, Dawley Rd.
21 Aug: Solihull; Tudor Grange Park
22 Aug: Barrow in Furness; Town Hall Square
27/28 Aug: Penzance Skatepark, Concrete Carnival
They are bringing their own ramp. Showtimes are from 12-5pm and they're free.
Hey Roots Fans! Here's a letter from Ronnie B. for you all...
I am writing this letter to let everyone know the 8th Roots Jam will be postponed until 2006. What started as a local jam eight years ago has turned into an amazing event and a meeting place for riders from all over the world.
Due to all of the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=691]changes in my life and business[/url] this year I have decided to take a year off and start working on 2006 plans early.
We have hosted Roots and put 110% into it because of my passion for BMX and the dedication to wanting to give back to the BMX community.
It's always a shock when we're losing a member of the BMX family. The news about Colin Winkelmann's death spread quickly which shows how many people out there he had who loved him. [url=http://www.bmxnews.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=389&mode=nested] Colin [/url]contributed to the BMX community with amazing riding and a stunt or two. First time I saw Colin was at a contest in Chicago over ten years ago where he did an amazing transfer from a quarterpipe to the spine mini. It was insane. Colin was already riding for DK at the time and was one of the first riders to try a double backflip in a dirt contest.
You know your girlfriend's magazines has hotter chicks on it then yours, that is just a fact. So I started reading Amy's (my babe) Vanity Fair, just because Jennifer Aniston looked so sexy on the cover, I had to do a sneak peek...
And then I bounced into this ad that completed my theory about girls
magazines, I found Mat Hoffman in a Johnston & Murphy shoe ad, portrait in a very stylish way... So there it is, Women, style and BMX all in one.
Pick up yours today and don't leave it in the bathroom, because we all know that sitting in your own funky smell, is NOT the reason you are in there so long in the first place.
Michael de Wit
10 SEPTEMBER 2005 â€œ2 LATE JAMâ€?
For the second time we are proud 2 present the â€˜2 Late jam’ this contest is for all the bmx flatlander’s in the Benelux. Who want to participate in one of the biggest bmx flatland contest in the Netherlands.
The Contest will exist in 2 classes:
WHISTLER, Canada - Red Bull, in partnership with BMX icon Jay Miron is pleased to announce Red Bull Elevation, the most progressive dirt jumping contest in the world. The competition will take place from August 25-27 2005 on a custom built course at the base of Whistler Mountain. "I wanted to create a contest for dirt, equal to what Metro Jam is for street. Red Bull Elevation is an event designed to let the best pro riders in the world ride to the bet of their abilities," says Miron about the concept. "The best dirt jumps in the world are always built with changes in elevation. Nothing has been overlooked. Red Bull Elevation will give the riders exactly what they've always wanted in a contest; perfectly shapeable dirt, smooth and huge jumps, plus it's moderately downhill, there are tons of transfers and there are even a series of 4x4 golf carts driving the riders back to the top after each pass. It's going to be revolutionary."