The 2018 season will get a rad opening in Japan. From April 6th to 8th, Hiroshima’s former Municipal Stadium will be home to the FISE action sports and peace festival. FISE World Series 2017 concluded just one month ago in Chengdu, China, but it is already time to prepare next season’s grand opening. Action sports festivals such as FISE are experiencing worldwide growth, especially amongst young people.
Within this new context, FISE Hiroshima can be regarded as a significant step forward in generating awareness of, and interest in, youth-focused events like Skateboarding and BMX Freestyle throughout Japan. The festival will feature a strong focus on events that can be enjoyed casually by young people and women throughout the city.
We talked about it today. A magazine sized box arrived at Paul's Boutique but it had no magazines in it. It's strange to say, but I don't really miss BMX magazines. The fact that the content is several weeks old makes it dated in this fast paced world. Keeping a riding trip a secret until the magazine goes to print is tough these days with all the Insta live stories, Facebook live posts and other social media platforms around that makes instant coverage available for everyone. And then today Dig announced the launch of a new 148 page high quality BMX photo journal which made me curious and wanting to see it. For all magazine junkies, you can order issue 99.8 online in the DIGbmxstore for €10,88. Here's what you can expect:
WANTED: Masters of Dirt Rider! From the 16th to the 18th of march, the Masters of Dirt are back in Vienna and for the occasion of this event, the crew around Georgie Fechter comes up with something very special: they want to give one talent the chance to ride M.O.D Vienna and show his best tricks infront of 28 000 people. No matter whether FMX, BMX, Mountainbike, Snowmobile, Quad or Buggy, the M.O.D Teammmanagers are pleased about every single candidate!
The application is very simple: just post a video of your best tricks in the Ticket to ride Facebook Event and that's it! The M.O.D Teammanger will then pick one lucky winner.
Next year, in 2018, the Nitro Circus will be back on tour in Europe. With shows planned in England, Scotland, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium it's a big one again. From 20 November till 09 December the Circus will be on the road with of course a bunch of crazy BMX riders. It's a show you actually don't want to miss.
It's a good mix of entertainment, stunts, show and craziness packed in one evening. With the last show being in Antwerp, Belgium, closest to the FATBMX office, we're hoping there will be some riders left to put on a show.
Stay tuned because we'll have some Nitro Circus tickets to give away closer to the events through an online competition on FATBMX. Check the dates in the photo and put your favourite stop on your calendar. The circus is coming to town.
The X-Games announces the “Real BMX” teams for 2018. One rider gets teamed up with a filmer. To make it to this list as a rider and a filmer is already a big deal. Heavy riding will go into this plus endless hours of making the clip perfect. We'll get to see the outcome later in 2018 but expect these clips to be fire. Here are the teams:
Kevin Peraza and Juani Zurita Colin Varanyak and Doeby Brad Simms (filmer TBD) Corey Martinez and Peter Adam Tom Dugan and Darryl Tocco Sean Ricany and Veesh
Further to previous collaborations, Patta and Vans are proud to present the Vans x Patta Sk8-Hi Collection. While the previous collaborations were focused on the Vans Old Skool silhouette, Patta opted to rework another Vans classic: the Sk8-Hi.
The Vans x Patta Sk8-Hi edition will be available in two versions: Langoustine/Black and Hydro/Black. Both colors combine premium ripstop materials on the shoe uppers, a suede toebox, flap and back heel, leather signature "jazz" striping and lining, and feature the Patta Script Logo on the midsole. Every pair is finished off with Team Patta laces, paired with matching “P” lace locks.
Every pair also comes with an additional set of thick premium cotton ‘Team Patta’ laces.
The Vans x Patta Sk8-Hi collection is set to release at the Patta Amsterdam and London stores on Saturday, December 2, and will also be offered online at patta.nl from Monday December 4 onwards.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that Ryan Nyquist and Nina Buitrago (BMX Freestyle) have been elected to represent their respective disciplines on the UCI Athletes' Commission. The election was held during the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling, in Chengdu, China, where all Elite athletes competing in these disciplines were eligible to vote. For BMX Freestyle, two Americans have been elected to the Commission: Ryan Nyquist won the vote (70,3%) from a list of four male candidates, while Nina Buitrago won 71,05% of the votes from a list of two female candidates.
Members of the Commission are elected for a four-year mandate running to the UCI Congress in 2021.
Vans debuts an extended offering of velvet footwear, apparel and accessories just in time for the holidays. Luxurious but cool, Vans five Classic icons and apparel staples are dressed up to include an all-over velvet materialization in solid and dark floral colorways. Crushed velvet is highlighted across the Sk8-Hi Reissue, Old Skool, Era 59 and Classic Slip-On. Available in burgundy, gray, sea fog purple, emerald green, tan and black colorways, each silhouette features a black outsole further enriching the velvet elements. A selection apparel and accessories will also be offered in all-over velvet executions.
The holiday collection of Velvet Vans footwear and apparel is available to shop in Vans retail locations
This Holiday 2017 season, Vans partners with The North Face to create a collection of apparel, accessories and footwear that combine both brands’ aesthetic and technology to create fashionable and functional cold weather offerings in black, red and yellow. Both Vans and The North Face were founded in 1966 in California and inspire a lifestyle of exploration and creative expression. The Vans apparel team expanded upon the trusted Torrey Jacket to create the Vans x TNF Torrey MTE jacket complete with Thermoball technology to keep you warm. In addition, Vans x TNF introduce the Base Camp Duffle, inspired by the iconic bag and modified for the first time, introducing a skate strap.
Three days of competition launched in Chengdu, China’s Nan Hu Park today as the fourth and final stop of the FISE World Tour opened its doors for a weekend of LIVE action sports. Followed by 1 million spectators worldwide, the festival will wrap up its 20th season here in Chengdu before a curious, highly-enthusiastic crowd.
“They smile, they’re happy…So for the riders, it’s fun because we discover a new type of person,” said Alex Jumelin, the only rider who has been with FISE since its inception. Staging a demonstration of Flatland BMX Friday afternoon, Jumelin said no one could have predicted where FISE would wind up two decades after it launched on the beachfront French town of Montpellier.