Brighton hosts one of Europe’s most prestigious BMX competitions as Etnies Backyard Jam (EBYJ) turn the Brighton Centre into a BMX Mecca 21 â€“ 23 October 2005, ready with a 375 m2 street course, retail area, Snickers public mini ramp and more international stars than the Beckham’s garden party!
In its 12th year the Etnies Backyard Jam is coming back bigger and better. As the leading core event in the UK the riders list grows year on year and in 2005 it reads like the BMX hall of fame.
Baco-a-go-go is coming up shortly. It's happening in Florida this year and the two main man behind it (Freimuth and DeGroot) are ready for it. Are you?
What's the deal with Baco-a-gogo?
Freimuth: Baco-a-go-go is our annual halloween bike comp. We started it at area 51
skatepark in 2000, mainly as a reason for our friends to come visit us to ride bikes and party hard. Since then we've just tried to make it bigger and better every year. We finally decided that Florida was the place to do it because of Chad's amazing new park and the weather is always perfect.
DeGroot: This will be our fifth year doing it. It's more or less a Pro Jam. We set up this format to make it like your riding with all your friends. Then it spawned the best trick and title for the year. Josh Nenza received it last year with a 450 to ice pick on the hitching post. He brought home $1000 cash. The funny thing is that the first one we had. Dave had an idea to put a hitching post on the course. People went ape shit. That is how that obstacle all began. Now we have it at everyone.
Playstation is doing some sort of Trick of the Week contest where BMX-ers are up against skateboarders and FMX-ers at the Dew Action Sports Tour. This time the following riders have been nominated to put the $5 grand in their back pocket: Dave Mirra (like he really needs it but it helps to pay for the wedding), Jamie Bestwick (same goes for him but he could use some pamper money) and Ryan Guettler (he's been winning so much this year, it isn't even funny). Anyway, it's better to keep the check within our sport of BMX than give it to the FMX-ers or the skateboarders. Vote now at:
[url=http://www.dewactionsportstour.com/main/main_html]Trick of the week[/url]
In case you are wondering what the points standings in BMX are right now with one more stop to go, read on:
DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
Points Standings heading into Championship Tour Stop PlayStationÂ® Pro, October 13-16
Eastpak wanted to give away some backpacks and swag to the FATBMX readers. We said okay so here is the competition. You put the right names with the right Eastpak riders. If you don't know them all, either check our website for more feedback or simply guess.
Three top prizes will get one of:
Eastpak Resistance Backpack: Downhill in Khaki
Eastpak Resistance Backpack: Disaster in Ink
Eastpak Resistance Shoulderbag: Manuel in Khaki
These will be filled with Eastpak Belt, Stickers, Buttons, Vans/Eastpak Antidote Tour CD sampler, Eastpak Lookback DVD and and Eastpak Wallet and a limited editionT shirt designed by Team riders Hannu Cools or Travis Collier Also given out will be FIVE T's to runners up....
From the 23rd to the 25th of September freestyle.ch will open its gates to the Landiwiese in Zurich. The BMX discipline will see the following vert riders: Jay Eggleston, Eduardo Terreros, Stefan Geisler, Koji Kraft, Matt Fairbairn, Simon Tabron, Mike Mancuso, Zach Shaw, Jimmy Walker and Achim Kujawski.
The propulsive force in the scene
freestyle.ch doesn’t only mark the kick-off into the forthcoming winter season from a athletic point of view. The event is also of prime importance to the entire freestyle-industry. As a powerful force in the scene, they ensure that the innovations in the field of freestyle-sports just keep on coming. This year over 60 exhibitors are presenting their
Etnies sales rep Scott Towne and wife Gail just gained an addition to the family, please welcome Noah Simon Towne.
-DOB: 9/7/05, 6:39 pm
-Height: 20 inches. (damn right!)
-Weight: 7 pounds even
Mom and kid are doing great.
Fifth Edition â€œBraun Flatgroundâ€? attracts top International Flatlanders and Breakdancers to Amsterdam
September 23 to 25 breakdancers and BMX flatlanders from all over the world will meet in Amsterdam for Braun Flatground. The international festival will be located in the nineteenth century industrial buildings of the Amsterdam Westergasfabriek cultural park, especially decorated by Dutch graffiti artist Zedz.
Workshops and contests with riders and dancers from countries as diverse as Japan, the USA and Brazil competing in sensational one-on-one battles, will be backed-up with music from Netherlands’ best hiphop DJs. Opening and after-show parties offer performances of Pete Philly & Perquisite (NL), C-Mon & Kypski (NL) and living hiphop legend Talib Kweli (USA).
Yo dudes as we r breathin' I am on tha Tony Hawk Secert Skatepark Tour #2, we show up unexpected 2 rip with locals, it's real cool 2 B on a tour like this, it's tha 1st 4 me, I can't tell u how stoked tha kids r, u should c their faces when u roll up, it's cool. Tha last day MTV will b here with sum bands 2 do an 1/2 show of tha tour/event/video game, should go off. Plus this tour will b a DVD highlightin' tha best stuff from tha tour. Stay cool & go big.
-Yo dudes I shot 4 tha new Free Agent Bikes catalog 4 2006 last week, got sum good shots of lifestyle & ridin'.
Paulie Lange raced an ABA National in Reno, NV last weekend. He raced the new 2006 Sector frame for the first time and pulled off a 7th and 4th in AA Pro. This is a sample frame and frames should be in stock at Felt by November. Check out the picture and you will see that new for 2006 is an Internal headset and Hydro-formed top tube. What you can't see is that it is a few ounces lighter, comes with euro bb and the back end of the XL is one chain link shorter (same as the Pro X if you want to compare) It will come in two colors Matte Black and Paulie Pink.
DJ Lavaman and DJ Tommi will work the turntables at the Transbull jam in Utrecht on 17 September 2005. The jam, contest and workshops will be held at the Transwijk skatepark.
The workshops start at 13:00pm, followed by the jam at 15:00pm and the Trick Contest at 17:00pm. When the Inline demo starts at 18:00hr you are allowed to leave the premises.