The content list of the May issue of BMX Plus! already gives you a good idea of what's in that specific issue. It's cool to see a European get the cover. Yup, that's Sergio Layos from Spain. The inside scoop has all kind of news and funny photos. The BMXperts answer letters and BMX Plus! readers who send in a decent drawing have a good chance that their art will make it in the mail bag section. The parting shot is a sequence of Felt's Scotty Cranmer doing a double whip to tire tap. What's in between the cover and the last shot is in this list:
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Vult's first DVD has a lot of concrete in it, lots of sunshine and isn't short of fisheye filming. Add some good music to that and you wish you could be part of it. Vult is a concept of Aaron Nardi, the editor/filmer of the movie. What it is still isn't quite clear to me but he gets things done and that's great. His BMX family is growing too and if you look at the list of riders in 4,5,6, you know you'll be treated with some insane riding.
Vult 456 takes you all over the USA and has a strong portion of transitioned street/park riding in it. It's different from Animal's "All Day" street riding where they ride at night and keep it rough in the NYC cold. 4,5,6 has flow to it and the Californian palm trees in the background of the concrete parks makes you want to pack your bags and go there. There's actually a fair bit of trails riding in the video too but no vert or flatland. You gotta look elsewhere if you're into that.
We like crazy cover shots. Issue 51 of DIG comes through with a jump through a ring. A ring of FIRE would have been better but still respect to Anthony Villani for clearing it. Dave Osato would have had problems fitting that ring. Sometimes it's better to be small. The cover paper has a matt finish which is different and pretty cool. Oh yeah, the content. Here's the list:
THE USUALS: -Dig This (News, Survival Tactics, Ross Teperek Art Fags, Liquor Bikes Company Policy, Owain Clegg in Mongolia, Mark Choquette 321, Danny Hickerson Cell Outs) -Videostore (Interview with Shook's Chad Shackelford, reviews) -Flat Earth Society (Dane Beardsley) -Disposable (James Newrick, Adam Baker, Derrick Girard) -Unsound (Chris Leo/Vague Angels, Limpwrist, reviews) -Backchat (Sean Burns)
Hannuh Cools makes the cover of the latest BMX-Up magazine from France. This issue gives you all the news in French, Le Melange, the BMX indoor of St. Etienne, France and the Vivrations Urbaines in Pessac. On page 34 you have the Point de Vue, Paie Ton Ethique (yup, it's a French magazine) which is followed by the Folio (sweet photos). The weekend Warriors met at the North of France and had a good weekend of riding together. The pics and a report starts on page 42. Two talented racers that might actually be candidates for the 2008 Olympics made a trip to the USA together. Telling from the photos they had a good time. They're in their underwear drinking beer, riding TJ's trails, shot some girls' bum, passed out on the floor, rode skateparks, went to Woodward, rode the legendary Sheep Hills and uhh, did they get to race? Arnaud Dubois and Pablo Gutierrez had a good time and that's what counts. Girls get 2 pages of coverage in issue 35.
Damn, we gotta hurry with these reviews. The mags are already firing out the new issues and we've been sitting on their current book. June 2006 has TJ Lavin on the cover on his shiny bike. The Up Front section tells you the latest in the BMX world including Hickerson riding for T1, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1265]Biz[/url] on Volume, Munro's crash, Musselwhite's spiderglide, Buitrago's top 10, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1206]Millar's[/url] busted shoulder, Vice mag, Riley's spleen and staff picks. There's a quick look on Rochester Minnesota, a how-to on shaving your beard and it tells you that [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1357]Aaron Ross[/url] and Chase Hawk are on Odyssey. The Pro Question and Answer is with Edwin Delarosa this month. Rob-o tells about Fit's new video project called Fit Life. Spots: Santa Ana Civic Center. Are you getting the idea that this is a packed issue? We're only on page 40. Then and Now is a cool article. This time it's Brian Castillo filling you in on what he does now and what he did in 1993. Products; plenty of them. Check out the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1357]Aaron Ross[/url] bike set-up.
With their new issue wrapped up it's time to give you a short rundown of their previous issue. If you see what you like, hit the RIDE banner on the left in the media partner section to get all their info.
RIDE BMX issue 93:APRIL 06: Joe Riley cover; Barcelona Update: a lock-down?; Spot: The Bathtubs, Norwich; UK Roadtrip: it’s a Mutiny, I tell thee; Not Another T-Shirt Company: 5710; US Roadtrip: The Savage South army; Interview: Lee Musselwhite; UK Roadtrip: Mass Transit, in transit; Interview: Jon Peacy; Danny Clayton, surviving winter; WeekenderS: Padded Cell Jam, Bristol + Retro Jam, San Diego; Pro Bike CheckS: Caleb Kilby’s Federal + Ryan Nyquist’s Haro; Textbook: Hurricanes; WTF: Mike Hoder + Jack Kerruish; 20 Questions: Chad Degroot; Bike Reviews: Wethepeople 4Seasons, Mongoose Expert, Felt Ethic + Twenty Demon.
You need to order yourself a copy of Roadfools 6&7 next week, here's why:
On March 22, 2006, Ken Schneider, the owner of Schneider's Bike Shop in Cleveland, Ohio, was robbed, beaten and left for dead in his store. The assailant had robbed Ken two times previously and when he came back a third time, Ken sprayed him with mace and tried to get away, but instead was attacked and assaulted with a hammer, causing massive head injuries. When Ken didn't return home from the shop at the end of the work day, his wife became worried and went to the shop to find him unconscious on the floor.
In the time since, Ken has had several major brain surgeries and is still in intensive care in a Cleveland hospital facing a long recovery. The attacker, who had recently been released from prison after serving a long sentence for voluntary manslaughter, has been arrested and is being held on a 2 million dollar bail, awaiting sentencing for this heinous crime.
It's always good to receive an issue of BBN but lately the press releases make it on the internet before the trade news makes it to print. With the trade mag coming out 4 times per year, the news it brings can be a bit dated (compared to the web) but is also has articles that are timeless that you can read at any point in time. The Mirraco news made it to the cover of the March issue and at the same time HARO's Chief Operating Officer Joe Hawk gets interviewed on the situation. Haro's Tony D gets an interview as the new brand manager and Robbie Morales took Tony D's old TM job at Fox Racing and gets asked some questions about that. Can't we all just agree on one size? is what guest editor Chris Moeller is asking in the March issue. Read it and give your feedback. 01 Company-01 Question is with Colin Stiles of Transit. Ron Wilkerson explains the benefits of having BMX shows at BMX stores, and Rich Vitiello is selling billiard tables these days instead of Huffy's and Mongoose's. BNN interviewed him and Rich gives his reasons.
Animal All Day Animal's videos have built up a strong reputation among the true street riders. Their latest flick titled "All Day" doesn't disappoint. It's not only the team riders who get sections but friends too who lend their hand with some great footy. It's the respect they have for the Animal brand that make them go out of their way to clock some filming time to be part of the Animal video.
All Day is actually a good title as the streets of New York don't slow down much. Most footage however is filmed at night, when the security is minimal and the shopping crowd is small. Bob Scerbo held his camera low and made sure the camera was moving which made for some great angles. The riding of the team guys (Hamilton, Wormz, Dossantos, Scerbo, Sammon, Williams, White, Gonzales, Washington, Tiseo (RIP), Butcher and Edwin) is super street. Some ride brakeless but you couldn't tell. Delarosa can manual for miles without brakes and shows how to do a manuel to x-up handrail with ease.