It took Allan Pederson 6 months to recover from knee injury but it's good to see him back on the bike. Allan's from Copenhagen Denmark (where Thomas Skou took the photo) but he spent time with the locals in Malaga, Spain to recover from the injury. We're sure he had a Cerveza or two on the way to recovery. Allan would like to thank everyone who supported him in this rough time off the bike.
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In efforts to bring awareness and financial support, to the recent injuries, his best friend Stephen Murray sustained, in a bike crash on June 22nd, Cory Nastazio will be hosting a "Ride for Stephen Murray Benefit" at his trials on September 15th. This will be the first televised and media covered event, Cory has done at his new trials in Tehachapi, Ca, near Woodward West. RIDE FOR STEPHEN MURRAY- SEPTEMBER 15, 2007. Cory would like to stress the importance of coming together for Stephen & his family. He is welcoming any and all who would like to get involved and sponsor this event. (all drink companies, clothing, bike, shoe, bike shops, magazines, media etc)
In case you didn't know, Zwanzig BMX magazine is made at the Mellowpark in Berlin, the same place that hosted the Rebel Jam last weekend. A new printer made it possible for the new issue to be finished right before the jam. It took only four days to get printed which is pretty quick. This helps keeping contest reports, news and interviews current and number twenty already has a BMX Masters report, Empire of Dirt report and a Dew Tour (Baltimore) report. Josh Stricker lived in Berling for a while and gets an interview. So handy when the riders come to your town so you've got time to shoot some pics and find the right time to get the inteview done.
Some articles in Zwanzig aren't too time sensitive, like the Shutter's World articles with photographers Georg Oberlechner, Chris Polack, Mr. Takeo, Daniel Kralik and Justin Kosman.
There were a few standouts at this year's Rebel Jam. Sean Saxton was one of them. When Andy Z told me that he was the only one missing his bike when he arrived from the USA, I didn't even know what bike he would be waiting for. Sean is a KINK rider and from now on I won't forget him. His style is amazing and fun to watch. He did one of the biggest moves of the contest which was a bunnyhop to hang-five on a ledge that went down after 10 feet of flat. He pulled it smooth too. His turndown 3-s are great and he did all kind of tricks that surprised me. It was nice to see a new rider in the mix and Sean was it. Bruno Hoffmann had perfect runs in qualifing. He's way too good for his age (14) and the wethepeople rider showed that making finals in pro street at the FISE wasn't a one time affair. You can have a lucky day but Bruno had two as he pulled all tricks in the finals too. Maybe he's just consistent. His tricks? He recently learned 720-s and pulled those, big wallride-360-s, downside whips all over the course, 540-s, you name it. MC Catfish couldn't believe what he saw.
The Pro mini contest at the Rebel Jam was a good one. Mini ramp contests aren't too popular these days but they are actually good fun for everyone involved. Sure you can get hurt but riding a 6 feet high mini ramp is something different than riding a 14 feet high vert ramp or jumping a 35 feet long gap on dirt. It doesn't mean that the action isn't there though. The level gets pushed and also the Braun Spine tour is a good example for that. 720-s over the spine were pulled by Ryan Guettler and also Harry Main who did these in practice like it was a tailwhip tailtap.
Felix Kirch rides brakeless now and shows he can handle it. He's smooth, goes big and keeps it fun. The young German Felt rider was stoked to be in the finals in Pro Mini and he deserved it too.
Bjorn Mager and Tobias Wicke were locals in Berlin and they have that ramp wired. Things didn't seem to go Tobi's way in practice and during the finals but he pulled a new trick on the sub box at the end and was stoked indeed. His mother was in the crowd and experienced what Tobi does all over the world; stoking the crowd with his riding.
For the third year in a row the Rebel Jam had a photo art show held by BMX photographers from all over the world. The venue of the art show was just nextdoors of the Mellowpark and served as the party venue the next day. This year some Carhartt-Eastpak art was shown as well as the Seat Beat art show that we will feature here on FATBMX in the near future. Check out the photos from people like Keith Mulligan, Kay Clauberg, Hadrien Picard, David Ulrich, Jeff Z., Bart de Jong, Ricky Adam, Daniel Etter, and more.
1. Mike Bräutigam 19 Germany 2. Martin Renau 3. Simon Moratz 17 Germany 4. Tomas Kudrnac 16 Czech Republik 5. Daniel Träder 21 Germany 6. Chris Anders 17 Germany 7. Robert Manchester 16 UK 8. Martius Sleta 23 Lativa 9. Joe Sumonos 18 UK 10. Daniel Juchats 14 Germany 11. Dominik Schaefer 17 Germany 12. Philipp Baum 14 Germany 13. Rutger Krijgsman 34 Netherlands
As most of you will have heard by now, fellow rider and all around nice guy, Stephen Murray suffered a serious injury competing at the first Dew Tour stop in Baltimore, MD. Many in the BMX community have come together to help Stephen and his family during their time of need. At FBM they're doing their part to help him out. FBM will be building custom frames for $500 with $200 of the proceeds going to the Stephen Murray Family Fund. Now's your chance to get the frame of your dreams, and donate to a worthy cause and help a brother in time of need. FBM are limiting this to 15 frames to ensure they have the time and resources to complete them.
All the frames will have: -Bottom Bracket 4130 Seamless Aircraft Grade Chomoly Tubing Mid Bottom Bracket Only