THE BMX FREESTYLE WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP IN PRAGUE
Prague central tennis court on Stvanice Island will host flying BMX riders instead of typical tennis balls
From June 1st till June 5th Prague will become the number one on the World extreme sport map. The Prague Stvanice Island hosts the World freestyle BMX Championship, the official title is Nokia BMX Freestyle Worlds 2005. Over 500 riders from all over the World will participate in. Freestyle BMX is a leisure BMX variation originated from bicross races and nowadays consists of 5 different disciplines: dirt, street, flatland, miniramp and vert. The race highlight is the contest in the 3.8 meter high vert, located directly on Stvanice central tennis court.
It's no secret that we do like Motocross over here at FATBMX. It's a nice workout and a blast to do. Some of our buddies entered the MON championship race in Venlo on 15 May. We decided to show some support and took some pics in the meantime. Christian Mandigers was the only guy to make it to the podium. He finished 2nd in the 250cc Inters class with a 2nd place in moto 1 and 3rd place in moto two on the sandy track. Enjoy the photos and if you're not into the moto-x thing, just wait for the next BMX article to show up.
We'll let you wonder a bit about this new BMX flatland frame design before we get you some more info on the peope behind it. Stay tuned to www.fatbmx.com for all the details about this carbon frame.
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The ABA pros had two days to score points for the overall championship last weekend in Utah. Saturday had Specialized's Brandon Meadows on the top spot of the podium and on Sunday it was defending ABA number one pro Bubba Harris (Redline) who climbed on top. Check how your favorite pro did over the weekend.
ABA Great Salt Lake Nationals
Day One AA Pro Results
1 Brandon Meadows
2 Cristian Becerine
3 Bubba Harris
4 John Purse
5 Paul Lange
6 Mike Day
7 Javier Colombo
8 Nate Berkheimer
This year's show will feature an entire weekend of events including: a street contest, a flatland jam, a miniramp or bowl contest, and a concert featuring bands popular in BMX culture today. By combining several different aspects of BMX Steve Crandall and his crew are able to offer a more inclusive experience than you will find anywhere else.
The BMX Industry Trade Show will be a three day event. Thursday will be open to dealers and exhibitors only - offering you the opportunity to meet face to face with the companies you already deal with, as well as new and up-and-coming companies. Dealers will be able to check out summer and back to school products first hand, and know what they will be getting before they place an order.
You have to appreciate the work that goes into making a magazine. Sometimes you take it for granted but there is a lot of thought put into every issue. Take the cover of issue 36. Very colourful with the top left corner's green matching the green bike of and the red rail standing out. The rider's eyes are marked in black by the handlebars giving it a criminal look. Without the "Free Poster" and 100 more cover captions, the cover looks great. I'm sure Romain Babeau is stoked on it.
There are some Dutch bikes in the Soulfood article. Photographer Hadrien Picard goes colourful in the Sommaire page with different colour flashes set up at the same curved wallride. Lots of BlahBlah text (in French) in the news section. The season must have started. DVD reviews, calendar, a trip around France with district news, Tony Pereira's bike check, product news, Vancouver scene report, Shaun Butler interview, report on the Hungarian scene and a Ghetto Fabulous article. We have arrived at the pull-out poster at this point.
Round three of the Soulcycle XL series took place at Skateland in Rotterdam last weekend. This was also the last round of the series that Barry Kohne and Dwayne Verkade put on. Please find herewith the Pro and Amateur results of round 3 followed by the overall standings.Pro results round three:
1) Hannu Cools, Belgium
2) Paddy Gross, Germany
3) Sergei Geier, Germany
4) Barry Kohne, Holland
5) Markus Wilke, Germany
6) Mark Vos, Holland
Overall Pro top three:
1) Hannu Cools
2) Paddy Gross
3) Sergei Geier
News flash! Yuppers! It’s true, the OM of BMX, Scot Breithaupt is back on the attack with SE Bikes for 2005. He’ll be back on the track aboard the infamous 26in â€˜OM Flyer’ and the legendary 24in â€˜Floval Flyer’.
Scot quipped: â€œI settled an agreement last night with Todd Lyons, my friend of 22 years. He is a tough negotiator! I started out asking for a Ferrari, a Lear Jet, three Playboy bunnies... and some bikes of course. BUT he beat me down with all his budget excuses and I settled for a case of Rosarita's Refried beans, 36 tortillas and a few bikes. It’s all good. At least I'll have the bikes and food to put me in the lead and then I can gas out the competition!â€?
He went on to say: â€œSeriously, I am honored to be back in the SE stable, I’m an SE Racing Factory Ace once again! Yes, Todd will be spearheading the design team at SE Bikes and