Dude, where has this story been? It's been on my mind since it happened but for some reason the street/park report never made it on the site. Now we're a few weeks later in life and it will be harder to remember everything that happened. In fact, I'm going to keep this one short. I'll save this one for the videos and magazines to come out. They'll show you what happened. It was nuts though. The crowd was massive and got the best out of each rider. Sometimes it didn't all work out for each one of them but at least they gave all they got. And that made it even better. Mike Spinner got close to a 1080 but Ben Wallace pulled his first ever 360 double downside whip. It didn't stop there as Mark Webb pulled his first ever 360-triple tailwhip! With a couple thousand people on the sidelines you can only imagine what went on in Montpellier at the 11th FISE.
France had 4 riders in the finals (Fouque, Kalkhoff, Charveron and Lauque), England had 4 (Miller, Webb, Wallace and Mark Love - Phil Aller did not start as his trip back home left before the finals started).
Boom!! What a fantastic start! The first station of the 2007 Battle in da Club tour on May the 17th has definitely rocked the unbelievable CocoonClub. Exciting battles and at the end Sebastian Pospischil got the victory. There can be only one! Here is the ranking, which is also the current state of the whole tour ranking: 1. Sebastian Pospischil
Unfortunately we didn't see much of this year's flatland contest at the FISE. The flatland crew had their own platform built up which wasn't massive and a bit wobbly but you couldn't tell so when it mattered. One of the highlights that I did get to witness was a performance of Mike Spinner in Pro Flat qualifying. No front brake, no pegs, no freecoaster, just his regular street bike.
43 Bolts are filming for a DVD called "4 Seasons". The riders in the DVD are: Austin Coleman, Ben Snowden, Mike Saaverda, James Foster, Mike "Hucker" Clark, Josh Harrington, Kyle Cole, Luke Parslow and other team riders. Video editing & Filming by Zachary Peacock. The DVD will be ready by the InterBike show time and shops can call our US distributor (Sidewall Distribution) @ (405) 528-4130 for availability.
-43 added 2 new team riders: Luke Parslow & Sean Logan.
The contest season has started and so we can witness our riders at different pro comps all over the planet. -Tobias Wicke has been to Asia twice this month, competed there at Metro Jam, PIG and Asian X-Games. Straight after he won his local Highway to Hill contest in Berlin.
-As you know Alessandro Barbero injured his foot while the Eastpak USA trip in March. After some short recovering he went back to Camp Woodward to get some serious practice sessions to get ready for 07. Well, on the way back to Italy he got really sick incl. 40 fever and stayd in bed for two weeks.
Yo dudes another Update cause I love 2 work & I think more people should.......sheeattt......well I went 2 tha Aisan X-Games N Shang-Hi 2 do sum hostin'.........rode tha biggest skatepark N tha world....... take care! Respect, THorne Biker-N-Black
The Grounded BMX movie will be shown all over Europe in the next few weeks. Hell, it's even coming to the most famous youth club in Aarle-Rixtel: OJA, known for crazy parties and Pro BMX visits. The legendary place will show the Grounded DVD on June 3rd, right after the Tour Dur Laarbeek event that day that takes everyone to 4 miniramps in one day. So if you want to ride all day and party all night and don't want to miss the most anticipated BMX video of the last year, find yourself a way to Aarle-Rixtel on Sunday 3 June. The day kicks off in Mariahout, then we'll go to Lieshout (where Bavaria Bier is from), then Beek en Donk and the riding finishes at the miniramp in Aarle-Rixtel. After a quick snack at a snackbar you can kick back with a Bavaria in your hand and watch Grounded. Riding all day is free and also watching the movie doesn't cost you anything. If you've saved up 10 Euros, you can even end the day drunk. Bavaria's are 1 Euro each, what an opportunity.
The Federal team went to Paris to shoot a video. It will be out next month but you can check the trailer right here, right now on FATBMX. Edd Allen has not been sleeping enough lately. Ahhh the stress of finishing a BMX video......