We would like to invite you all to the fn|05 freestyle-night in the jumpin, the biggest waterramp in europe in Mettmenstetten, Switzerland. After the big success in the last year with more than 1500 spectators, the freestyle-night will be the third time on July, the 9th. Because of contracts with a lot of new sponsors, the event will be even bigger and more attractive for spectators and riders.
Like last year, you can fight in the disciplines bmx, snowboard, freeskiing and aerials for the famous freestyle-night-crown. The eight best riders in the qualification round, which starts at 7 p.m., in each discipline, will arrive the big final rounds in the evening. Freestyle.ch speaker Chris Bachmann will animate the big crowd. The riders will fight in three ko-rounds for the win. You are judged by five good judges.
Fox’s first-ever Land, Air, Sea Tour kicked off and has already logged several thousand successful miles on its quest to bring Fox’s stable of world-class athletes to local markets throughout the US and Canada in an effort to grow action sports and increase brand awareness by executing exciting demos, music and lifestyle events.
The key ingredient to the Land, Air, Sea Tour is Fox’s custom 40-foot Tour Bus that is loaded with state-of-the-art amenities including a booming 2,200 watt Rockford Fosgate sound system, stylish interior featuring Fox print fabric, and an exclusive VIP athlete lounge that is basically a club on wheels.
Fans Choose Scotty Cranmer As Winner After Perfect Turn Down Front Flip During BMX Park Finals
The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, announced the first winner of the PlayStationÂ® Trick of the Week Award.
Voting began after all competitions at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Panasonic Open ended Sunday, June 12. Voting was held online at www.dewactionsportstour.com until Sunday, June 19. Scotty Cranmer won Trick of the Week with his perfect Turn Down Front Flip.
â€œI’m so psyched that I won the PlayStation Trick of the Week award,â€? said Cranmer. â€œIt’s awesome that people voted and appreciated my front flip.â€?
June was one busy month. On the road every weekend now that the contest season is in full swing. Here's some random HARO related news:
- First up the injury updates. Ben Shenker (Hungary) broke his wrist a few weeks ago at the first stop of the Local Heroes tour in Hungary. He did a simple roll back and stepped off. Ben is now at RedBull's raining center in Austria to see if he speed up things to start riding again without taking any unnecessary risks. He's been digging some trails near his house with the cast on so he has something to ride when he's good to go. Second team rider that is injured is HARO Europe's Stefan Geisler. He broke three bones doing a vert demo in Italy and got some pins inserted to help the healing process. The pins were removed a few days ago and OBG is riding MTB and spending time in the gym every day to make sure he's ready when he can hop back on that Carolina blue Mirra Pro. Mike Cleveland (HARO USA) is out for a while with a broken hand.
The Odyssey Elementary Stem has been awarded with a "Design Distinction" prize in the Equipment Category of I.D. Magazine's 2005 Annual Design Review issue. The stem was one of 150 winners that was recognized from a field of approximately 2000 submissions, and shares the pages with entries from Nike, Apple Computer, Adidas, BMW, Jet Blue, Burton Snowboards and more. The July/August 2005 issue of I.D. is on shelves at major book sellers now.
From I.D. Magazine:
"Since 1954, the Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure. Throughout the years, this annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design, and highlighted its impact on our material and visual culture."
ESPN’s X Games announces the second wave of athletes who have been invited to compete at X Games 11, to be held in Los Angeles August 4-7, 2005. The event will air live on ESPN, ABC and ESPN Deportes.
The X Games is the definitive annual action sports competition featuring more than 150 of the world’s best athletes competing in: BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard. X Games 11 will primarily have a finals-only format consisting of the 10 best action sports athletes per sport discipline.
All athletes receiving invitations to compete at X Games are chosen by a sport-specific selection committee. Criteria and timing of invitations varies by sport and discipline, as it is based on the state and event schedules of that particular sport. The only exception is each gold medalist from X Games 10 (2004) receives an automatic invitation to compete.
Hopefully you will recognize some of the Boom Boom Huck Jam tour athletes that have left the road for this summer's USA tour. They grew old really quick. Actually, we got these photos from Rick Thorne who gives us the 411:
Yo dudes on tha Tony Hawk BOOM BOOM HUCK JAM for 7 weeks, I'm hostin' & ridin' n tha show, we r doin' rehearsals n Spokane, Washington, 1st show 2morrow night, then rock tha nation after that, these r shots 4 tha intro video 4 tha show, enjoy........thanks 4 tha
Carhartt presents the Freestyle Camp 05 at the Carhartt store at the Ehrenstr. 23 in Cologne, Germany. Dates: June 24/25 2005.
It will have an exhibition of: "Who is wethepeople" with photos, clothing, graphics and more. Also at the happening the new Carhartt BMX Bike (Made by wethepeople) will be presented
Expect Music, drinks, street and flatland demos by Carhartt and wethepeople team riders.
2ndSky has a new website going. The clothing company, based in Guethary, France (that's where the waves are) came up with a sweet design to showcase their 2005 Men and Women collection and accessories. 2ndSky has been flowing clothes to your FATBMX editor for over 15 years and are the ones responsible for the concrete pool in Guethary that you've probably ridden or seen in the magazines. Pay them a visit at www.2ndsky.com or look for one of their stores.
During the LG Action Sports European tour the organization had hired 4 Freestyle Motocross riders and Andy Zeiss on the mic for some good FMX shows. The set up was Jimmy Verburgh's FMX4ever take off and landing ramp and Jimmy himself was one of the riders. Well impressive was Gary Taylor on his 250cc KTM. He stretched everything to the max and gave it all he got. Two German FMX riders completed the field. With three shows a day we had the chance to test the zoom lens of the Canon 350D. Although operated with one hand (with the right arm still in the sling), the pics came out quite nice. If you're not into the FMX thing, skip the gallery. If you don't mind watching some MX riders catching huge air, click right here: