Name: Clint Millar Age: 31 Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
When did you start Colony BMX? Clint: Well it’s been an idea of mine for quite some time now. But I guess it all started officially around the beginning of 2005. That’s when it started as a registered company.
Are you the sole owner or do you have business partners? Clint: No, I have Chris Harrison (owner of triplesix distributions) has my 50/50 partner. Chris is great with the business rules side & artwork & I take care of the product design & team side of things. I mean we both all do it together as a partnership should be.
You might have heard the rumors about a 2.1 million concrete skatepark in the south of Sweden. It is in its final stages of completion and was skateable/rideable right before winter came. I'm sure the majority of the Swedish bmx, skate and inline-community have been looking forward to going there when warmer and drier weather arrives. The fact is that we have been promised a long time before it opened that BMX would be allowed. But maybe with some restrictions of the use of pegs due to the fresh state of the concrete. Because apparently, according to the builders, it doesn't reach its maximum strength and hardness until up to a year's time have passed. Fair enough.
ABA is proud to announce the return of the original ABA National Event web-casting. ABA was the first to bring this service to BMX racing and it’s back in full force. Best of all, it’s FREE!!!!!!! To better serve the BMX racing community, ABA will now be broadcasting all U.S. National Series events at 6pm on Fridays, 11am on Saturdays and 8am on Sundays, beginning with the Sooner Nationals, February 3-5th. All times are relative to the events time zone. Log onto www.ababmx.com the day of the event to catch all the race action!
MADISON, Wis. - January, 2006 - GT is pleased to announce that it has re-signed dirt jumper Stephen Murray to the 2006 GT BMX team. A former X Games and Gravity Games gold medallist, Murray has been a pro rider since 1999. "GT has always been the team that the best riders rode for. I'm stoked on riding for GT," said Murray. Murray's riding the new 2006 Fueler this year and will compete in the NBC Dew Action Sports Tour, The Worlds, a variety of U.K. dirt jump contests, and he'll host and hold Murray Jam '06. Recently married and a daddy of two boys, Murray's a busy guy and he loves the lifestyle. "I'm lovin'it," said Murray. "(Being a dad) has given me a new outlook on life and changed me in different ways."
You know what it is with video reviews? It's hard to explain the situation with words. One tailtap on a fence out of the skatepark isn't the same as the next one. An alley-oop 180 out of a curved wallride (Yeagle) might not sound ridiculous but when you see it in action, you gotta realize it's nuts. Doing a 360 out of a 180 curved wallride with an orange spin wheel, Standpoint got it on film. We're not even trying to describe Matt Beringer's backyard or the tricks that are done on a weird shaped bowl in the middle of nowhere.
LOS ANGELES, CA - January, 2006 - Supplying nearly 15 years of design, branding and advertising experience to the action sports industry, creative chief and well-known art director Randy Dolowy today launched Voyce Design Consultancy in Ventura County, Calif. The new company, specializing in action sports creative design, advertising, viral marketing and public relations amplified today's launch with the unveiling of a new logo and brand identity for Stolen BMX. The new brand identity, developed by Voyce, was built to further signify the strength of British heritage and the evolution of Stolen as the company announces plans to expand further into the bicycle accessories market, including the manufacture of frames and components. In addition, Stolen believes the new brand identity will help to better differentiate itself within the market.
El Cajon, California, Formula Bicycles announced today that it has reached an agreement with Elite Women’s rider and ABA World Champ Amanda Geving. “I have been friends with Amanda and her dad Bill for a while now,” stated Formula owner Will Rells, “I’m really excited to finally get to work with both of them. She definitely meets the high standards that we have set for the Formula Factory team.” After a successful amateur career that included, just in 2004, 78 national main event wins and 11 of 14 possible titles, Amanda decided to make the jump to the Pro class in ‘05.
Been ridin' like a madamn & shootin' photo's 4 BOOST MOBILE, FAMOUS STARS & STRAPS & ROCKSTAR BIKES tha last couple of weeks, I haven't stopped workin' or slowed down cause 2006 is goin' 2 go off, hope all is well!
Today the BMX Games started over in Australia. Atosha McCaw is the FATBMX reporter for the weekend and sent over the following Report and the Dirt results. Stay tuned for more photos and news from Down Under right here on FATBMX.
King of Dirt comp went down today. Got some photos and results for you. I don't know if you can hobble some kind of report together from this but... It was really hot and overcast and I don't think there was a rider there at the end of the day who wasn't sunburnt, covered in dirt and sweaty. A whole heap of great riding went on.
We received two Covert frames in the mail here at FATBMX.com. On opening the box we were a little surprised on the design of the frames. The Psyops resembled of a Menstrual bike with the pierced head tube. Maybe Keith Treanor is heading the product development department at Covert these days. We doubt it.
The Psyops and Ghost Recon frames are hand built in China and weigh 1.89 kgs (for the Ghost Recon) and 1.93 kgs for the Psyops. This is extremely light but the material used isn't Supertherm triple butted 4130 cro-mo but China Aluminium.