Deamer sent us this photo of a man using a BMX bike to create some street art. Yup it's original and maybe an idea to do the same next time the sun comes out. Do you have some BMX related art on your computer that you want to share with the FATBMX readers? Send it over and we'll post it in the Comic and Art section. Send a copy of your drawings, paintings, sculptures, comics or whatever art you do to the contact address listed in the left column. We're looking forward to hear from you.
It's now exactly 80 days until next Simpel Session contest. As usual the gig takes place in Tallinn Estonia, this time on 25-27th January. We just released our new course design. It's again drawn up by Nate Wessel and we're really happy how it turned out. It's gonna be so fun! Nate will be helping out as well but mainly our own Sessionramps crew will be building it. They have done all our previous parks so far and they're amazing at it.
Frame ACTUAL SIZES: Due to the 70° seat angle, the 21” New Deal frame is close to a normal 20,7”/20,8” frame (with popular 71° seat angle). To make things clear, read this: - Imagine a normal 20,7” frame, with 71° seat angle. Keep in mind: 20,7” = 525,78 mm. - If you change the seat angle to 70° (without changing anything else on this frame), the top tube length changes to 533,27 mm. And 533,27 mm = 20,99”.
Expo BMX is a small (but fierce) rider owned BMX T-shirt company, making exclusively BMX oriented graphic apparel. Right now the products are only available through their website. Check the Griffin and Tattoo designs.
Yo what's up and Happy Holidays! We had a Halloween party in Tony Ennis's room which is huge and also a basement. We had huge guest appearances by Allen Iverson, Dave Mirra, Fred Flinstone, Ryan Nyquist, and a bag of Jelly Beans. We all stayed at the house because downtown is filled with crazy people and we were not trying to ruin a good night. So heres some pics..... Enjoy, Gator
Lachlan Cameron a young flatland rider from Canada made it to the final of the "I WILL DREAM BIG" contest and now people can vote the winner online. So we need to make some noise for this voting and get people to vote for Lachlan. It will give BMX flatland a push at the same time.
Take a few minutes to view the following sites and hopefully you figure out how to vote for Lachlan. Martin at Global Flat has set up some links to get to the point faster. Vote now!
The Odyssey video is in the works and should be done early 2008. Will Stroud and Chad Shackleford have been working on the movie for months now and Odyssey have started a website dedicated to the new video. On this website you can see a great trailer of the Electronical video. There is an ipod download function and also an HD one so you can carry it with you if you like. The website has some stills and shows what places have been filmed at to get this video done.
Once a year in San Francisco there is a snowboarding and ski event called Icer Air. On the usual bill are live bands, a huge snow jump and a vert demo. The folks at Icer Air tasked Ramp Rats owner Mike Krnaich to build a park and run a skate bmx comp at this years event. A chicken lunch cost $13. A bottle of water was $4. These morons still don't get it. They should find the footage of Woodstock 2 being burnt to the ground to refresh their memories about what happens when you try rip kids off. Something else which pissed me off was the way in which the minimum wage / minimum IQ security guards dealt with everyone. Grabbing kids bikes, being threatening and blocking the exit right next to the park meaning no ambulance could get in or out. Go back to dealing meth down at the docks you brainless assholes.
The best riders in street BMX came from across the country to battle it out at the Red Bull Down & Dirty contest, but it was a team of underground locals that wowed them all. Four riders from the New England area –Dave Belcher, Pat “Lumpy” Laughlin, Augie Simoncini and Darryl Tocco combined their efforts to pull off some of the biggest tricks of the day to win $4000. Lumpy also pocketed an extra $1500 for the Zoo York Best Trick – a Backwards Derek Duster Inward 180 Out on the rail. In keeping with the street theme, all prize money was given away in cash – one dollar bills to be exact.
At the age of 16 nobody has made such an impact on the Dew tour just like Dennis Enarson did in 2007. The San Diego local took his dad and his Volume to the comps and destroyed Park as well as Dirt finishing 6th and 3rd overall respectively. Haro bikes have given Dennis a ride for next year so you'll be seeing him at big comps in 2008. Lloyd Ramsay caught up with Dennis in the Bay Area, his first ride on HARO.
Q : What did you spend your first paycheck from Haro on? A : I actually haven't got it yet, but I will probably save it. (Dennis has been on Haro for only a week)
Q : What is the next big trick you are working on? A : I don't usually work on tricks, just usually think of them before a contest but I would really like to work on a quad whip sometime this year. That's like one of my goals for this or next year so I'm not too worried.