Mike Osso, Tom White, Paul Horan, Jared Washington, George Dossantos, Van Homan, Vinnie Sammon, Wormz, Bob Scerbo and Edwin Delarosa. If you're familiar with these riders and like what they do, you should buy the new issue of DIG. Huh? Yup, it comes with an Animal Bikes (A. Bike Co. if you live in the UK) DVD full of true street riding. Even though it's just 8 minutes long, it's a good way to get motivated to grab your bike and hit the streets. It's filmed by Navaz and Jerry and edited by Bob "freecoasters rock" Scerbo. The additional filming was done by Tyrone, Bob, Duke Stevens, Willie Lopez and Wiz. The beats come from Strength of Will, and Immortal Technique. When you're reading this and you can't find issue 57 of Dig anywhere, contact A-Bikes to see if it's possible to get your
The winter 2007 issue of Sophisticated Rider just came out and it has a good mix of BMX, FMX, Skateboarding and snowboarding in it. On the BMX front there's an article on this year's Simpel Session in Estonia by Ronnie Surridge (there he is again!), a 5 minutes interview with Sidewall/Hoffman Bikes' Mark Owen, the Woodward Am Jam, BMX scholarship? bring it! There's an article on the Vert Gathering at Woodward where JMB gets a big shot doing a turndown and Koji Kraft scores the poster with a stylish lean back seatgrab turnbar. More vert in the form of rider bios on Francisco "Coco" Zurita and Zack Warden makes this issue a must see for any vert dawg out there. Soph rider 7 also has an interview with Daniel Dhers and Anthony Napolitan who both made a strong appearance on the contest scene in 2006. This must sound like a full on BMX magazine but there is loads more on FMX, sk8 and snowboarding.
Federal's Mark Love is an awesome rider. Edd Allen made a video clip of Edd in what looked like private set-ups at the RIDE ramps as well as other skateparks. While photographers are shooting away, Edd fires out trick after trick and doesn't disappoint one bit. Helmet? Naaahhh, proper UK style.
This might not be the pin-up you're expecting but the only way to find out is to hit the READ MORE button to go to the next page and actually see the photo. We need contributions, good ones, send them!
SCG has picked up another awesome rider. We would like to welcome Brad Simms to the team. Stoked to have you on board. The SCG Team for 2007 looks like this: Alejandro Caro, Will Love, Brad Simms, Pete Brandt, James Mcgraw, Zach Rogers, Phil Jones, Isaiah Jordon,Tyler Gilliard and Mike Bennett. SCG is moving into a 10,000 sq.ft. warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new address is: SCG Shoe Company 1111 Hawthorne Ln. Charlotte, NC 28205, USA.
New site in the works with an online store, and a list of all the shops where shoes are available. Check out the web site at scgshoecompany.com. Lots of good stuff in store for '07.
June 23 will be the date for the 2007 version of the original flatland jam in York, Pennsylvania, USA. Come and ride with the pioneers, hot shots and future of flatland! Every flatland rider must visit this place at least once in their life. You have a couple of months to save up some cash.
Ronnie Surridge is a good laugh. He talks bigtime but when you think of it, he IS big time. He flies around the world for contests, people make songs about him, he trains at Woodward camp and he recently was interviewed and filmed in a "Day in the Live of" type of fashion. Ladies, you gotta see this as it shows his bed too. We don't know what kind of magic happens there but by watching the "Your Kinda TV" clip you get a better impression of the one and only Ronnie Surridge.
Some sites think they're too good to post local contest flyers. We don't feel that way. When you're putting time and energy into organizing a comp, you deserve to have your flyer up on the site to promote the event. It will not only inform the riders in your area about it but it will please the people who support the contest as well. We don't always have a FATBMX reporter available to shoot pictures and write some text but I'm sure you know a guy who can do that so we can post the report on FATBMX shortly after the event.