The Features of issue # 113: -Brian Foster interview:Brian Foster gets a full interview completely shot by Rob Dolecki. You know what to expect but it's pushed up a notch. Pedal to the floor while going round a berm? Bubba Scrub?! -Roadhouse blues:Benson's eye and Newrick's tongue explain the Tomorrow We Work winter trip to Malaga. -Simpel Session report: Event report from the last weekend of January with long 180's, 540's and a spread of personalities...
Back in the day it was hard to communicate. Calling the USA cost you over 2 euros per minute, for a letter to make it to the USA and back you could count on a few weeks at least. Magazines arrived months after they were sent and those were the only way to view new tricks. You had to look at the photos and figure out yourself what the hell they were doing. Paul and I tried to balance a sideglide on the spot. Little did we know that the guy in the photo was actually rolling. You had to be creative at the time and whenever there was a contest, every rider had something new to show. When video camera's became affordable for some people, it started to get better. You could actually view what was done and rewind the trick to make sure you got it right. For the longest time the American NTSC system messed us (Europeans) up. TV's and video recorders could only handle the PAL system until a few years after that when both the TV and VCR could play both. That's when we could see what tricks the Americans were doing. Here are 2 videos from back in the day that we found on YouTube:
It's a done deal, the FAT-'zines will go online starting from this weekend. Every weekend you will get to read a copy of the infamous xeroxed FAT-'zine. Riders from the new school won't understand a damn thing about it but riders who were into it over 20 years ago will get a weekly flashback by reading the 'zines. Some of you have saved a few copies but you can now read them online starting from this Saturday until we run out of issues. That should be until some time in October. Boy were we harsh on TrickX magazine in the 00 issue! Good stuff, crazy stuff, stupid stuff, you will find it in the FAT-'zines. Misspellings too, plus scooters and skateboarding and terrible photocopied pics. We just wanted to warn you. It's coming!
The digital issues will be archived in the FAT-'zines section on this website so you can read them all when you've missed an issue.
Michael Beran won the RIDE IT Winterjam in Riga last weekend. The Czech put his box jumping skills to work and finished ahead of Italian Alessandro Barbero who is still recovering from a shoulder injury and was riding at 80%. That was good enough to show 3-whips on the box (both directions), a windshield wiper and a 3-double whip. England's Harry Main finished up the top three in Riga.
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A new contest series will take place in France this year. At the end of the competition the winner of the BMX series will drive home in a FIAT PANDA 4X4!!! Yes, a brand new one. Here are the contest dates:
Davey NoHands sent us a link to a Youtube movie that he made. It's actually a lo-fi BMX/Skate animation with some tunes that they created. If you can sit through the skate part you'll see some funny BMX moves. Are you in a rush? skip this.
If you're looking for a new magazine to read we can tell you what's inside RIDEbmx Issue 143. Cover: Liam Fahy Hampton descends a sixteen-stair the hard way, two tires on the rail. Here's a movie of it too, in case you don't believe what you see. No trick photography by Fudger. - Departments -
First Words Editor in Chief, Keith Mulligan sheds a sliver of light on how an issue of the magazine comes together.
Start While vert riders may be few and far between, the ones who ride on a regular basis are nothing short of amazing.