Skateboarding, BMXing and rock from Sweden! The Street Session kicks ass again and confirms that next to The Offspring’s only concert in Europe, Sugarplum Fairy will also be on stage at the Berliner Velodrom, November 29th/30th. Being the only World Cup of Skateboarding event in Germany for 2008 and with world class BMX riders competing on both street and vert, the Street Session will host some more extreme sports stars. There will be BMX street heroes like Ben Wallace (UK), Ryan Guettler (AUS) as well as the current German champion Benjamin Kopp in BMX vert. Skateboard super rider Sergie Ventura (USA) will skate the halfpipe and street pro Rodolfo Ramos from Brazil will compete for victory, too. The official qualification for the Street Session took part at the T-Mobile Local Support Challenges. Six qualifiers and two T-Mobile wildcard winner succeeded there and will therefore take part in Berlin, competing against the best of the best.
Ruben came up with this design with those square holes to make it more grippy, specially in trails, and have a different feeling. The main change is on the rear one. It has a a more knobby tread pattern and a thinner casing, like the current front one. So it's lighter but of course not as durable as the classic one. You choose! The front one weight is almost the same as the classic one.
Ty Morrow showed up in Richmond, Virginia with Dan Foley to jam with the FBM boys and hop over really high sticks.Ty and Daryl Nau were upping the bar until Daryl broke his cranks at 40" and Ty continued until he went over 46" and he took home $100.00 cash money. Photo by: Justin Kosman
When we come across some graffiti on the road we snap some shots and put it up on the Comic & Art section on the FATBMX site. Next to the skatepark in Antwerp, underneath the Noorderlaan bridge, we spotted these pieces and Voila, they're on the site now. The skatepark actually has signs up that graffiti makes the surface dangerous/slippery so the next best option is the bridge.
It takes forever to convince a local council to spend some money on a skatepark. In Antwerp, Belgium it was time for a new set-up and they did it right. They hired Team Pain for the job, had some of them Americans around in Belgium for a few weeks to get the job done and the result is a killer park. Since it's made of concrete you can expect it to be around for a while too so props to the Antwerp council for coming through on this. The place is public, open at all times to bikes as well and basically has a lot to offer for everyone. Seeing someone like Gary Young, Morgan Wade and Alistair Whitton
The riders list for the Vibrations Urbaines (Bordeaux, France) is starting to look good too. Check out this amazing list of riders:
Park/DIRT: - Dave Rytell (USA) - Barry Kohne (Holland) winner of VU in 2005 - Harry Main and Leon Perkins (UK 6.0 team) - Daniel Wedemeijer (Holland) - Mark Vos (Holland) - Tony Hamlin (USA) team KINK - Jay Roe (USA) - Darryl Tocco (USA) - Lil'Jon (NY, USA) - Ricardo Laguna (USA) - Mike Miller (UK) winner of the
With the ABA BMX Golden State Nationals at AV BMX in Lancaster, CA. now in the record books. It was great event for sure!! Jerome Ferree and his top notch crew did an awesome job on the track and the weekend. Even 2008 Olympic silver medalist Mike Day made the trip up from his home in Valencia, CA. right down the street for his "Special Recognition" form ABA BMX for his efforts on Team USA at the 2008 Olympics. BMX super- hero, Cru Jones (Bill Allen) even stopped by to check everything out over the weekend. Mike "Redbone" Redman was more then stoked to do some interviews for the fans of both Mike Day and Cru Jones. It was pretty entertaining to say the least! The Disney Cup/Fall Nationals are coming up this weekend. This weekend is a BIGGIE for all ABA BMX Title contenders. With three Nationals and three national scores still on the table at the Disney Cup/ Fall Nationals, you can bet every one will be out in full effect. With everyone thinking about ABA BMX Title bonus checks and those 2008 fuel injected Suzuki RMZ-450's, the Disney Cup weekend is THE last event before "The Greatest Race on Earth", the ABA Grands! If that's not enough, the bigger then normal team payouts, the Disney Cup/Fall National overall bonus $$$ and not to mention the ever popular Disney Cup winners for the three day overall winners things should get real interesting.
You know what can drive people nuts? Not remembering a rider's name. Dave Young sent in these two photos of a rider that him and Lee Reynolds have failed to identify. I'm usually pretty good at helping out but this time I don't know who this rider is. If you happen to know, either send an e-mail to let us know or leave a comment in this post. Thanks.