A few months ago we ran an [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=279]interview with the Condor[/url] on FATBMX. He mentioned his new site in there which is now online. You can read a lot of stories by Mat himself, go back in time and see what his plans are (Biography film and opening a Action Sports History/Creative Arts Museum next to the Mat Hoffman park in OKC). Maybe you'll get to see the Condor this summer in person at the CFB, BoomBoomHuckJam tour, Isreal, Nass, Donnington or the X-Games. Do you want to know how much Pamela Anderson paid for one of Mat's bikes? Click [url=http://www.mathoffman.com/]here[/url] to find out.
Lake Forest, Calif. - April 2005 -GT awarded its international distributors at its annual International Distributors' sales meeting this week for outstanding performances supporting the GT brand."We had one of the best ID meetings in GT history this past week, a reflection of an outstanding year thus far," said Pete Garski, director of GT's international sales. "Our 2005 model year international sales are up more than 37% over the 2004 model year."
Award winners at the GT meeting include:
Okay, we've got three girls in this one with some quality logo placement by Stileman. When we received the photo we had to double check on the girls' age. We received confirmation that they are all 21+. Thanks to Stileman for the contribution. And now, are you ready? One...., two......., three!
Bob Haro had an interview in the 1981 January issue of Action Now magazine. On the cover Bob is introduced as: HARO: BMX Magician. Trickster Turns Executive.
D.D. Morin did the interview and the pics are from the hands of Cassimus and Bradley. We picked a couple of quotes from the hostorical interview to share with you.
"At 22, Bob Haro is a businessman, trick rider, and an artist. He started as a professional doodler when he was young and matured into a cartoonist who could convert talent into dollars."
"He started his 20-inch escapades when he no longer could afford to race his motocross bike. His car gave him problems next, and he ended up on his brother's 20" bike for transportation. After busting the bike on a jump, Bob was forced to buy it."
Upton Skatepark, Upton, UK.
Everyone wishes for a local indoor park to ride. The people in Upton, England made it work. We put Ben Manuel in front of the microphone and had him talking about his local park.
FATBMX: What's the name of the park?
Ben Manuel: It's called Upton skatepark, it's named after the village that I live in.
Advance ticket sale for Suzuki BMXMasters 2005Duesseldorf/Cologne, May 2, 2005. Tickets for the 4-day BMX freestyle contest are available now. Tickets for spectators are available under www.koelnticket.de or at the Cologneticket-Hotline 0049 221-2801. Make sure to buy your ticket today ..!
The following riders have registered for the event:
Alex Jumelin (F)
Anthony Pill (UK)
Axel Jurgens (ES)
Barry Kohnen (NL)
Benny Paulsen (D)
Carlo Griggs (UK)
The Deconstruction tour is on the road. The first stop kicked off in Herne, Germany with Simon Tabron, Zach Shaw, Matt Fairbairn and Ronnie Remo taking care of the BMX demos.
I arrived early as they were not only desperate for a BMX/Skate MC, but a FMX announcer as well. The first show was on the program for 15:30pm but it rained a bit and the FMX ramp was set up outdoors. No show. The BMX/Skate demo took place indoors with the first show being at 18:00pm after a couple of bands had played.
FLATtv Five Autumn 04/Winter 05 DVD by Ninja Inc. ProductionsThe Ninja did it again! Long hours of hard work paid off with his fifth
FLATtv DVD. As always this is a Flatland only DVD featuring
the famous Dreamsession, Winter Jams, Circle Cow 05, KGB Agents, Night riders, Berlin City Games, London Scene and Jason Forde interview all mixed with European music by DJ Green Goblin.
As a bonus you see The Making of FLATtv 5, Schwarz-Rot-Gelb, Highlights of Volume 1 & 2 and a Just Ride! session.
This is a 4**** out of 5 with 60 minutes of European Flatland!
Available at better bike shops in Europe.
In March 2003 Martti Kuoppa and Jorge Gomez met up in Malaga (Spain) to practice flatland together. While taking a lunch break at the beach the very first idea joining together as a company came up. And the most obvious name for the company was "Kuoppa Gomez bikes", KGB. Within 2 minutes both, Kuoppa and Gomez made the decision about founding KGB and to leave their current bike sponsors. Now, two years later, we checked in with Viki and Martti on the developments of the KGB brand.
Some time has passed since you started KGB, what products have you been able to put on the market and sell to the KGB fans?
De Wilde grabs Saturday's AA Pro win in San Bernardino, CA. Stumpy wins Sunday.
AA Pro (Saturday 30 April - Koninginnedag, Oranje boven!)
1 Robert de Wilde (doing it for Beatrix!)
2 Cristian Becerine
3 Donny Robinson
4 Brandon Meadows
5 Jamie Staff
6 Randy Stumpfhauser
7 Javier Colombo
8 Paul Lange