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I just spent some time trying to grab the content page from this issue from the www.4130.com page. It didn't work. Sorry about that. We know that the new issue is already here so I'm not sure how bad you want to know what's in issue 95. According to the RIDE crew it's their best issue ever and it's hard to argue with that. I believe it's insane how they get magazines like this with so much stuff out in time. That's Sergio Layos on the cover and not Mike Miller as Dave Osato thought it was. It could have been though. Both have great style. This could have made things interesting at the upcoming Rebel Jam as there is a style award for each discipline but Sergio is going to the USA for an Etnies thing leaving things open for style cat Mike Miller. But we heard that Mike Aitken and Chase Hawk are coming and if they're not, there's always Leo Forte cruising around. That should be photo opportunity enough for another cover of RIDE BMX.
What I like about 2020 is the fact that every story in the magazine involves drinking. Yeah we had this contest and the night was fucking rockin'! It's basically what BMX freestyle is about anyway. You ride, you hang out with friends and you party. Issue 21 shows a bunch of Aussie news and assorted happenings, a reformist flatland story, got Dirt? trail jam report and also a Mean Streets battle. The paper is full colour and of great quality and so are the pics. Daniel Dunn gets an interview and the Ghetto jam has arrived down under (C-town). The Cromo Crown contest gets a report as does the Heavy Metal 13 comp listing 13 good things and 13 bad things that happened at HMH 13. If you like step by step photos of tricks so you can learn them you need to turn to page 66. That is if you want to learn a Hurricane. Anton Ayres from Brisbane gets the Bio which is called "Behind bars"in 2020 mag. Colin MacKay's friend Kenji Tsuruta also receives a full page in a sort of Bio thingy and so does Sydney's Troy Charlesworth.
Of all the cities in Europe, to me, Cologne is the one that I associate most with Bmx. I've been to Cologne for two Worlds, a couple of Bmx Masters and some flatland contests. Always in the Jugendpark, always lots of good bmx, good fun, cool people, sun and parties. 2006 was another good year for bmx in Cologne. The flatland tent was set up the same way it was last year and although some riders thought the floor moved a bit up and down and was a little dusty, overall feeling was one of familiarity. The white tent at the same spot, all the way to the back of the contest area, benches for the spectators and riders from all over.
A lot of riders showed up in all classes. Amateur classes were filled better than last year, with lots of riders from both the Czech Republic
Los Angeles, Calif. - Top X Games athletes and more than 60 talented artists across the country have joined forces in creating original, one-of-a-kind skate decks to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. X Games artists, which will include Moto X riders Kenny Bartram and Mike Metzger and BMX rider Ryan Nyquist who will be painting a BMX bike frame will autograph their decks which incorporate a stylized V logo. ESPN founded The V Foundation with the late basketball coach and ESPN commentator Jim Valvano in 1993. Jim's very public 10-month battle with cancer was immortalized with the inspiring speech he delivered at the first ESPY Awards a few weeks prior to his passing. His favorite coaching phrase became the battle cry for friends and fans to follow in the fight against cancer - "Don't Give Up . . . Don't Ever Give Up!"®
It was announced at Winter X Games 10 that X Games athletes Kenny Bartram, Tricia Byrnes and Mat Hoffman will serve as spokespeople for X Games V Foundation initiatives. The three athletes, all of whom have had family members impacted by cancer, will collaborate with The Foundation on a variety of initiatives in an effort to expand the reach and awareness of the cause within the X Games fan base.
SBS ADDS BATAVUS, WINORA & LAPIERRE TO THEIR DISTRIBUTION NETWORK, AND WILL START WAREHOUSING REDLINE BIKES IN EUROPE. Kent, WA: SEATTLE BIKE SUPPLY, an Accell group company and owners of the brand name Redline, have recently appointed additional distributors to broaden its reach in Europe. In the USA, Redline Bicycles continues to be an industry leader of BMX bikes in the racing and freestyle categories. The additional distribution channels for Redline will be BATAVUS, WINORA and LAPIERRE. Batavus will represent Redline exclusively in the Benelux countries, while Winora will offer additional distribution in Germany and Austria. Lapierre Bicycles, based in France, will distribute the brand in Spain. Batavus ,Winora and Lapierre are all Accell Group companies.
These backpacks are rad. The Alpha is designed after an assault pack Bill Bryant (Snafu-ace) used in Iraq and loved. The insides are lined with bright materials so you can see your shit in low light conditions. The Alpha also has a separate gear stash pocket for putting shit like sweaty pads in. All small pockets are lined with soft fleece so it won't scratch your phone, iPod, dildo, whatever. You could do a 4 day trip in this pack no problem. The smaller one is more suited to typical school boy operations, but has a secret fold down flap on the back perfectly suited for holding toiletries and such, in case the school boy wants to run away from home. Flip-down water bottle pockets are kind of trick and of course both bags still feature the SNAFU grips as the handles.
The newest stuff we have that we really need to let people know about is the new safety gear. Might not seem very exciting until you actually see and wear these things. We put a substantial amount of work into each piece. The idea behind the stuff was that we needed to combat complete bikes that are coming with great parts for $250. Equipped as well as they are from the factory, riders don't need as many upgrades as they used to. So, while we are working on the evolution of wearable items like tires and grips, we decided to make some pads (Something that doesn't come on that new $299 MirraCo bike already). The pads are super slim and have removable hard cups. The sock-like material was lifted from a Nike volleyball or soccer knee pad.
Yo dudes I'm out on Warp Tour right now, met Up with Rat Sult & X- Corps crew N San Diego, we shot an interview 4 a feature on tha show then on my day off from tour we shot N tha backyard rippin', enjoy tha pics & peep tha amount of xposure X-Corps gets. Stay cool1 Much luv, THorne Biker-N-Black Yo dawg's what Up? I recently shot 4 DRAVEN SHOES 4 a postcard/ signin' card, here's tha result, have a good day! Much luv, THorne Biker-N-Black
Birmingham, August, 2006NASS 2006: Britain’s biggest freesports event of the year took place last weekend at the Birmingham NEC, with shows and contests in BMX, Skateboard, Inline and Freestyle Motocross. The Braun cruZer Spine returned to NASS for the second year running in order to host the second round of the Braun cruZer Tour, fresh from the first round held at the Suzuki BMX Masters one week earlier. The 12 competitors impressed everyone during Saturday’s qualifying, laying down huge runs of massive and technically difficult tricks.