Man, the magazines that are out these days are good. RIDEBMX has been considered one of the leaders for a while and the September issue brings you loads of stuff. The Volume ads are funny, I like to see companies spicing it up. It's taking a while for the Shadow Conspiracy to go anywhere with their ads though but it might be just me who doesn't get them. They're at ad 5 of 7 so 2 more ads to go and everything should fall in its place. The Sept. issue has the regulars like letters, news, scene report on Long Island, Pro Q&A with Rich Hirsch, reviews and a 6 page adidas ad that would fit better in a skateboard magazine. Then and now with Robbie Morales. Every time I see him, he looks more and more like Richard Long. He even runs the moustache. Rob-O has always had a big BMX heart which got him where he is today. Hmm, the Macneil riders must be hot, they've got girls all over them in their ads. Adam Banton is running a moustache too but it's his bike that gets inspected, not his facial hair.
Someone at RIDE needed jeans so they asked companies to send in their best product to get in the Buyer's guide. That's a way to do it. There's a contest report of the CFB in OKC, a report on the PIG contest, the Local Exposure II tour that shows Morgan Wade doing a 360 handplant on a barrier/volcano set-up. Nuts. There's a Ben Snowden interview that gives you a better idea of who he is. He also does a fastplant backflip and yes there's a sequence of it. A bunch of great photos can be found in the FOCUS (Fock-US) section. Then some video camera's are explained, something that might interest you. A Bio with Stephen Hearn is hidden between the ads in the back of the magazine and the END POINT is reached with Dave Jacobs doing a crazy transfer at the VANS park in Orange. Do you think this is worth $ 3.99 USD? Then go get your copy.