With the HARO UK tour/Bike Show and Paul's Paultique 10 years anniversay/mini FAT-JAM going on last weekend neither one of us could make it to the Joe Kid on a Stingray premiere in Hollywood. We're actually bummed to have missed this event and are looking forward to see the Bang Pictures movie on the history of BMX.
Dimitri Coste from France was fortunate enough to make it to Hollywood for the premiere and sent us some snapshots. Thanks for that Dimitri.
In a breath taking final, Australian Ryan Guettler wins the Braun Spine contest at the UK Bike Show to become the first leader of the Braun cruZer Tour ranking.Stoneleigh, UK â€“ 03 April 2005. 39 riders representing 11 nations gathered at the 2005 UK Bike Show for the first contest on the world’s largest mobile mini-ramp. The 250m2 ramp, designed by Peter Jandt and Stephan Prantl, features a 2m high (6.6 feet) spine which proved to be a challenge even to the very best, amongst whom Ryan Nyquist multiple X Games winner as well former world champion Dave Osato.
Long time pro vert rider John Parker is starting a magazine. It will be a quarterly publication with some strong distribution (40.000). Jared Souney and Paul Zitzer are on board as partners. First issue will be out in July. You can sign up for the newsletter. Go to [url=http://www.sophride.com/]sophride[/url] for the details.
- Props has finished production on a 30 minute special episode of the 2005 Toronto Metro Jam for FUEL TV that will be airing in April. Check www.fuel.tv for more information.
- Stew Johnson and the Odyssey Team will be heading out on a 10 day road trip across the South East for Props Video Magazine Issue #56.
- Props Video Magazine Issue #56 will include a RED BULL bonus DVD featuring the Red Bull Team in Mexico and well as the RED BULL Drenaje, which was a huge contest in the sewers of Mexico City. The two-disc DVD will be shipping on June 2nd.
Viki Gomez claims leadership of Braun cruZer Tour (Flatland) at the 2005 UK Bike Show.
With a convincing victory in the Flatland contest at the UK Bike Show, Spaniard Viki Gomez claims early leadership of the Braun cruZer Tour ranking.Stoneleigh, UK â€“ 03 April 2005. The 2005 UK Bike Show gathered an international field of 29 professional flatland riders representing 7 nations. Local Great British riders had been looking forward to this first opportunity in 2005 to challenge their fellow European riders as well as Canadians Travis Collier and Nathan Penonzek, the 2003 world
Jim Rienstra runs Aspire which is a BMX video contest. You enter with your own video part and a team of judges will decide if you're a winner. All great entries will end up on the Aspire BMX DVD. You don't need to be a pro to enter or live in California, or travel to a contest. Use your local terrain and have a mate film you, edit your part and send it in. May 7th is the deadline for round 4. Like the idea? Here's some background of the man who is running the show.FATBMX: Just introduce yourself with the regulars like age, home town, years you've been riding, etc.
Jim Rienstra: I'm a 29 year old Sagittarius that grew up in the small town of Zimmerman Minnesota, where the winters are long and cold. I've been riding since my first piss yellow Columbia BMX bike 20 years ago.
We receive some strange press releases here at FATBMX. When a legendary BMX wheel manufacturer hires a PR agency to write up a press release, you can expect something like this:
LEGENDARY EXTREME BMX COMPANY SKYWAY TAPS ROCK STARS & APPAREL TRENDSETTERS;
GRAPHITE WHEEL COMPANY TAKES GLOBAL AIM AT YOUTH MARKET
LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ MARCH 29, 2005 â€“ Skyway BMX, makers of the Tuff Wheel and the company responsible for the mag wheel phenomenon of the 1970’s and 80's, is re-emerging as a must have â€œold Skoolâ€? product for a new generation of street riders.
With a new version of the infamous Tuff Wheel ll, the groundbreaking Graphite wheel company is teaming up with extreme music and apparel industries to capture spending dollars of urban youth by plugging directly into their world.
VSI Products is proud to announce the addition of Pete Dylewski to its staff. Pete will head up the marketing duties involving all of the Bicycle products offered by VSI Products including Intense BMX frames, Intense BMX and MTB Tires, SINZ, THE Products, Vigor Helmets, Rave Paks, Tail Hook Rack Systems, and Attivo.
Pete’s main duties and goals will include media relations, press releases, team event support, event and rider sponsorship, web updates, and advertising.
Another month, another Pin-Up. Jakie poses for the camera of DIRECTBMX's Ricky Ratt who informed us that he also has photos of Jakie with glow in the dark paint on her boobies. If we're lucky we will see those later this year. Enjoy for now........
Scotty Cranmer came out to California this week to shoot a Panasonic commercial. I have seen a few TV commercials being filmed but this was crazy. He flew in Monday afternoon and shot some stuff down in the San Diego area. The plan was to hit some skateparks but the no bikes rule shut them down, the next thing you know and Scotty is tailwhippng over a dumpster using a shady piece of scrap wood as a ramp.
The next plan was to hit the Etnies skatepark of Lake Forest on Tuesday, Tuesday is not a bike day so the film crew made a donation to the City of Lake Forest and they let them film from 8:00am to 10:00am before they opened. There was 23 people working on the