Tour Dur Laarbeek 2005
Organising the Famous FAT JAM for over 15 years we never thought it would be possible to have another event in our little town Aarle-Rixtel. We were wrong since Laarbeek bought 4 Miniramps so it was time to organise a "TOUR DUR LAARBEEK" and Mike Smits the Social worker did a great job to organise everything in every town.
First stop was Mariahout with a 1.7m high and 6m wide mini, second stop was Lieshout with a 1.50m high wedge mini, third was the spine mini of 1.5m high in Beek en Donk and last but not least on the best ramp of the 4: Aarle-Rixtel with its 6m wide 1.8m and 1.5m high Mini.
11 Riders from all over the Netherlands entered the BMX class: Joeri Faassen, Rens and Pim van den Bos from Veldhoven, Rick from
In the motherland of Redbull, the company that gives people wings faired well at the Austrian King of Dirt. Two of their riders placed on the top spot. Kye Forte came out the winner, followed by Benny Korthaus.
The top 6 looked like this:
1. Kye Forte, GBR - Federal
2. Benny Korthaus, GER - Macneil
The Subdivision Show is an annual gathering of BMX companies, dealers and riders. Andy Zeiss made the trip over to Binghampton and took the following pictures. We checked in with Steve Crandall, one of the organizers, to see what the show is all about.
FATBMX: How many years have you had the Subdivision show going?
Steve: This was the 3rd year in a row...
With competing magazines working on their umpteenth issue, you are getting used to the way their set up is and what you can expect. With Twenty BMX it's still fresh. We received issue # three in the FATBMX mailbox and it has a racer on the cover. Don't be fooled though because this AA Pro racer knows how to do X-up flips, tailwhips and he cranks turndowns and lookbacks at the local Vegas concrete parks. It's Schwinn's Nate Berkheimer who also has the pro interview inside. For the old dogs, Twenty brings a story on the Joe Kid premiere in Hollywood (home of the editor). There's a big feature on the PIG contest that only seemed to take place a few weeks ago. Flatlander Justin Miller is a force to be reckoned with. Page 40/41 shows you what he's all about. The magazine seems to cover what other mags don't so it's no surprise to find an interview with Holland's one and only AA pro Robert de Wilde on p. 44.
UselessID : "Redemption" Twelve "new" songs of this band from Israel, they recorded this album with Bill Stevenson in Colorado from March 7 till April 3rd 2004 and will be ready for the recordstores July 12th 2005. Why it took so long I can't tell you, Bill is a busy man and UselessID is working doing a lot of shows so that might be the reason. Redemption is a bit slower than previous UselessID Albums and I have to say it is not my style, hope the next album will be the "Old" UselessID. I give this a 3*** rate. (Kung FU records #78834-2)PdJ
The people over in Prague have been working their asses off the last couple of months to get things ready for the Nokia BMX Freestyle Worlds 2005. The event will start off this Thursday June 2nd. We heard the complete Snafu team will be there and that includes Morgan Wade and Tom Haugen. Here's a list of some of the registered riders who will be present in the Czech Republic:
STF has a new interim website, designed with the help of Adi and Kung at 99seconds(.com). This version is up as a temporary replacement for the old site while an all new STF project is worked on. Enjoy some of the bits an bobs on this site. If you want to buy a copy of 'Sequel' this is the place to be.
After almost 1000 votes, the results of events that the FATBMX visitors are going to visit this summer looks like this:
Freestyle World's, Prague, Czech Republic: 13 % (137)
BMX Masters, Cologne, Germany: 30 % (300)
Rebel Jam, Berlin, Germany: 12 % (119)
FISE, Montpellier, France: 4 % (43)
UCI BMX World's, Bercy, France: 5 % (54)
Dew Action Sports Tour, USA: 4 % (48)
X-Games, LA, USA: 7 % (76)
FAT-JAM, Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands: 7 % (74)
Backyard Jam, England: 13 % (132)
New Poll: The IBMXFF World's are going to kick off the long summer season this upcoming weekend in Prague. The new poll will show you who some of the favorites are to win the pro classes. Vote now and check the results after the weekend to see how you did.
A director of JUICYVISION.com, Hajime Yamazaki and a photographer of Cream magazine, Yasuyuki "GreenG" Takeo just released their first photo book titled; "SENN Project Vol.1". They said "The concept is "producing an art culture from BMX". It took about a year to correct all shots that were taken all over the world. But we don't stick with the idea of photo book, and we always open to any chances to collaborate with an artist in the different field. That's why it's called "Project". "
12 photos along with 2 pages captions for each photographer are inside of a 12-inch record jacket, that expresses the importance of the relation between BMX and music. Each copy has a serial sticker on it, and limited to 1000 copies.
Ryan Mills is a name that keeps on popping up lately. The Premium rider recenly had a multiple page interview in BMX PLUS! but in case you missed that, we asked the Las Vegas local some questions. You see, Ryan is scheduled to appear at this summer's FISE contest in Montpellier, a trip he's looking forward to. Learn more about Ryan Mills before he hops on that plane.Who is Ryan Mills?
You tell me. if I knew Ryan Mills it would help out a ton.
Where do you live?
Middle of the hot dry secluded desert