Mark Losey has shot many covershots in his life. This time he makes the cover himself, mouthguard and all. Brian Foster had just discovered the freestyle scene and puts his aluminium Schwinn to the test by doing a 300 X-up in Chicago. Third rider on the cover is Trevor Meyer. Has anybody heard of him lately?
The year is 1995 and I just got my first computer and played around with Coreldraw a bunch for this issue. For once FAT had different fonts, different font sizes and more of that stuff that did not work on a typewriter.
The news section was big again. We went straight into the S&M warehouse ramp followed by a Robo interview. Megafestatie report, free Haro sticker, and a report about the Chicago BS comp followed. The Sjappi Jam in Maarssenbroek was always fun. Dirt , Vert and Lake jumping this time.
KHE provided a sticker and then we went on the Jinx-tour. One of the best trips ever.
We had to smuggle Jay Miron across the Spanish border in order to do a show.
Read all about it in issue 31.
We had a session in RL Osborn's backyard. Rode some pools in the USA. Went to the ABA Grands.
Had a free Webco sticker and visited Hoffman Bikes in Oklahoma. It had been ten months since the last issue had come out so we had loads of content. We went to Kampen for the first round of the Dutch BMX championships. We printed a scene report of an Italian park in Lignano. Of course we had a Mission Trails report, a Mutation sticker, Bartman comic, KOD report from the ABA Grands and a free Vans sticker. Soo wrote about the A4 trails and then it was straight into the Brian Foster interview. TL won the ABA race in Reno, read the report on page 78-79. Evel Knievel made it to the FAT-JAM and I wrote a little report for Gearhaeds 'zine on the GT AirShow. Flip through it and enjoy.
Check it out: FAT-'zine issue 31 (1995) Flip through the 'zine page by page if you hit that link.
From Brian's recent BMX hall of fame introduction speech: "So how the hell did I get here? I didn't mean to, I didn't want to be the best this, or the fastest that, I just liked riding my bike. I just wanted to have fun and that's what I did. I ended up riding so much that I got good at it" Nowadays Brian is well on his way to becoming a Doctor of Physical therapy. Not bad for a guy who's only real job was painting BMX frames at Cycle Craft in the early 90's. Nearly 30 years into his career, Brian is still out here living the dream.
MERRITT BMX: Brian Foster at Cranx. Brian filmed this edit a while back but it never made its way to our YouTube channel till now. Sit back and watch the Blue Falcon kill it.
A DAY WITH BRIAN FOSTER AT SAYREVILLE. I will be filming for Merritt BMX and first on the list of riders is none other than the Blue Falcon; Brian Foster.