MSS Event Provides Backdrop for New Faces in Finals and Young Rider’s First Pro BMX Park Victory
Pro BMX Vert field wows Sacramento crowd with halfpipe airshow!(SACRAMENTO, CA) -- The fourth and final day of competition at the Mobile Skatepark Series event in Sacramento shone the spotlight on the world’s best pro BMX freestyle riders. As always, the gladiators of the action sports world brought fans to their feet and kept them there most of the day. Meanwhile, one of the nation’s youngest competitors on the pro BMX circuit quietly pieced together his first-ever professional victory, defeating many of his idols and mentors in the process.
Donny Robinson has been racing BMX forever. Even in the expert classes, Donny was the small kid that was damn fast. When he turned pro a few years ago he had to race the guys that he had looked up to for so long. Donny tried hard but crashed hard a couple of times too. In fact, his crash at the 2004 UCI World's in Valkenswaard was one of the gnarliest crashes I've ever seen. He got up and kept on racing. That's Donny's attitude, never give up. His determination paid off in a pro title this year by winning the NBL Elite Cruiser #1 Title.How do you feel about your win?
It’s obviously big for me. My ultimate goals are winning such titles. My whole career has been hard so I have to start somewhere and mentally this is good for me.
As soon as Stubbylee was identified as an area lacking in fun facilities the local Groundwork charity, Groundwork Rossendale, rushed to their rescue by phasing into the improvements strategy a brand new GBH Ramps Skatepark.
When injured from the crash at the Dew Tour Simon Tabron received get well wishes from Terry Jenkins and Dave Young, two of the UK's vertical aces in the '80-s, people that Simon looked up to when he started out riding. Simon took the opportunity to send both of them some questions to see what they've been up to and how they see vert riding how it is today. Here's what Dave Young has to say and enjoy the pics.Name: Dave Young
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
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.
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September, 2005 â€“ San Jose, CA â€“ Dave Mirra, 31, of Greenville, N.C., today took home his first win at the Dew Action Sports Tour, placing first in the BMX Park competition. Mirra’s backflip tailwhip over the spine in his first run helped to earn him a winning score of 92.25. The higher score of two runs is taken to determine the rider’s final score. â€œI did what I wanted to do,â€? said Mirra, who now sits in fifth place in the Tour’s BMX Park standings with 176 points. â€œHeading into Orlando, I’m able to creep back into the points race. Every Tour stop is a building block. You have got to come out strong from the start and finish even stronger. [Second place finisher Scotty] Cranmer is the future of this sport. He is an amazing athlete and he gave me a run for my money.â€? Scotty Cranmer, 18, of Jackson, N.J. edged 26-year-old Los Gatos, Calif. native Ryan Nyquist for the second place spot with a score of 90.50. Nyquist’s first run earned him an 89.75, which he was not able to improve upon after getting a flat tire in his second run.
September, 2005 - San Jose, CA -Ryan Guettler, 22, of Brisbane, AUS earned his third consecutive victory in the Dew Action Sports Tour’s BMX Dirt competition today at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Guettler, who was knocked unconscious during a practice run and later released by paramedics, bested the field with a final score of 93.63, an average of his best two of three runs. His final run was highlighted by a one-handed front flip. â€œFor the entire Tour, I have been up against awesome competition,â€? said Guettler, who remains at the top of the BMX Dirt standings in the chase for the Dew Cup, with 337 total points. â€œI am going to keep giving it my best every time.â€?
Fellow Australian Luke Parslow placed second with an average score of 92.75. Parslow, who has consistently improved at each stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, now sits in eighth place in the BMX Dirt standings.
Robert de Wilde did it again! He's the winner of the UCI Supercross held in San Jose, California which was part of the Dew Action Sports Tour so this race will have some serious TV coverage as well. Congrats to the Dutch Wildman!
Here's part of the official press release:
Robert De Wilde, 28, of the Netherlands took top honors in the Toyota Challenge’s specialty competition, the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Finals. BMX Supercross will make its debut as a Olympic medal sport in Beijing in 2008. De Wilde, also known as the â€œFlying Dutchman,â€? captured the title with a final time of 30.091 seconds. Luke Madill, 25, of Australia finished second with 31.928 while Montgomery, Texas native Kyle Bennett, 25, came in third with a time of 32.717. A total of 48 riders competed.
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.