Featuring: Bike Show Coventry (UK), Nicolas Cambon Bio, Neness Roadtrip, Mike Hernandez bio (USA), NorCal Scene, Madrid scene report, Verthaus jam, Worlds Prague.CZ, Ravage Jam Weil.DE, Scene Ulm.DE
DVD-Bonus: Ravage jam, Slideshow, Flatland Quickspin (France - Germany - Czech Republic - Great Britain), Lost Bio Christian Zimmermann and much more!
This review is long overdue. I believe Thomas Stellwag has been checking the FATBMX page for the damn report every day but hey, we've got stuff to do here. What we can say at this point is that you can watch the trailer of issue # 28 on Freecaster to get a feeling of it. It's got 16mm film as well as high quality DV. Soul pretty much covers BMX around the whole world. They follow the better riders and have been putting together videos for years. They gather so much stuff that the main part covers 57 minutes with an extra 19 minutes of bonus.
There are magazines around that you don't know of until you see one. Offline magazine from Hungary is one of those magazines.
Now don't think it's bad because it comes from a country that you don't visit every year. The pictures in fact are super good and the photo issue has over 100 full colour paper of high quality. The downfall could for you could be that the magazine is shared with skateboarding, inline and snowboarding. BMX still covers more than one third of the content so that's over 30 pages of BMX in the photo issue (issue # 69).
If you're interested in learn more about the magazine and BMX in Hungary, surf to [url=http://www.offline.hu]OFFLINE[/url].
We're a little swamped over here at FATBMX and have a lot of reviews to take care of. Maybe this weekend we'll get to it. Zwanzig Zoll riders magazine made it easy for us this time. They came out with a photo issue. Right, you guessed it, great photo's from cover to cover. Next to the killer photos issue 14 has BMX news, a 2006 calendar, video reviews, also reports about the Lumberjack contest (where was Gary Ellis?) and has a Daniel Holzinger interview (he's now on Hoffman Bikes through Fastpace). There's a pictorial on the Rebel Jam and sexy photos of Marie the Zwanzig Zoll girl. Max wrote another column and there are three pages of products presented in the 84 page mag. Zwanzig Zoll will be available at the train station newsstands in Germany (starting in April) and even if the cover price is going up with a Euro, we say it's still worth it. BMX from beginning to end. -BdJ
Over in Australia 2020 magazine just came out with their 19th issue. On the cover we've got Corey Bohan doing a nosedive 360, shot at a recent dirt contest in Australia. The issue is packed with Australian riding with articles such as News and shit, State of the Nation, Reformist, a Brad Granthem interview, the RedBull dirt Jam and The Art of Sleeping on a Toilet (aka the Eastern Bikes Oz road trip). Down Under they're also riding pools and page 52/53 are devoted to them. Ride The Wind takes you from Düsseldorf to the Brooklyn banks. There were flames at the Five Dock Jam V2. We need more flames! 2020 doesn't mess around, next page, next jam: Tres Diablos. They must be jammin' in Oz. Next up: The Emancipate & Strawberry Slaughterhouse Halloween Jam at Dulwich Hill skate park followed by some Backyard Jam coverage and the DNA Memorial jam. Josh Cole gets a BIO and so does 19 years old Jacob Burgess and Kevin "Keefs" Neil.
Bodo Hellwig sent us his first photos of his new bike. He said it's so light that it actually feels too light for him. Well, it's easy to solve that problem, just change a few parts. The "Bodo frame" is still in a prototype stage but if you like what you see, get in touch with FELT. Read more about Bodo by clicking here: [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1031]Bodo Hellwig Bizznizz interview[/url]
Congrats to the DIG crew for reaching issue 50. Here's some info from the DIG posse on the new mag.
Issue 50. That's right, we finally made it! Most of us here at the magazine never thought we'd get this far, but after many twists, turns and bumps in the proverbial road, we've finally arrived. I would love to say that we spent our time patting ourselves on the back and saying, "Good job" to each other, but we really just tried to put together an issue that showed how much we've grown as a magazine. We've highlighted some of our earlier days, but we've also made it a point to show what's in store for the future of the magazine. There's new paper, new layouts and new sections, plus a big ole poster displaying the past 50 covers of Dig BMX Magazine. Basically, we're striving to push ahead with Dig, and issue 50 is the benchmark for the future. If you're curious about what's inside, here's a quick rundown....
The much anticipated and awarded movie about the history on BMX finally came out on DVD, right in time for the Christmas celebration. I was so stoked to open that specific mail, since I was unfortunate to miss out on the actual premier of the movie. The way they did the timeline was done pretty well and I can only imagine how hard it is to stuff the complete history of our sport in about 90 minutes. The best part is that you can really pin point when you started riding or where your influences and inspiration came from, since they covered most heroes of BMX. Coming from Holland that was lagging a couple years on the sport, I was amped to see some 2Hip footage, Freestylin' covers and the big props to our pioneers of freestyle, Mat Hoffman and Kevin Jones, which I think helped taking this sport to the very next level where it is today. I hope this was only my copy that had some audio problems at the end of the movie, where the music took over the spoken words, but nevertheless it is worth every dollar to own this DVD! As much as it is to own Rad the Movie, Ride on and Aggroman! Get your copy today: wwww.joekidonastingray.com By Michael de Wit
Issue # 58 of Props is full of content. It starts off with a Colin Winkelmann memorial which has some real old school footage where you can see how Colin did it. He went big, from alley oop transfers, double flips in 1995 to jumping a bunch of cars. The interview that Leigh Ramsdell and Eugene did with him is a classic and also on this issue of Props. For that alone it's a must have if you ever had the chance to meet Colin.
Now that we're in the bonus section, you can also find a Dogs in the Fog clip of the wethepeople crew in Poland. If that's not international enough for you, #58 comes with the full Passport 2001 issue with footage from the FISE comp in Palavas, France, Bike 2001 in Birmingham, UK and a French road trip.
But let's go back to the curent time where tricks have gone absurd. The Elevation dirt contest in Whistler, Canada is absolutely insane and the footage shows how big the jumps really are. Triple whips, frontflips, it's all on tape. The Shitluck team went on a trip to the MidWest and hit spots that the Local Exposure tour visited and then some. Just more street riding that doesn't disappoint with riders like Ross Tanner, Billy Ashby, Derek Girard, KP, Wood, TAG and Metro. Luck wasn't on their side though. Injuries, tickets but what else can you expect from the Shitluck team?
Ruben Alcantara rides a signature 20.8" T-1 frame with parts from FlyBikes. We know Ruben is pretty picky on the set up he runs so we zoomed in on his bike in Prague. The products he ran at the world's probably just made it in the FlyBikes catalog and that's how it works. The riders test the sample products first before production is started. Ruben likes his bike to work well but he doesn't care about any scratches on his bike and doesn't take his bike apart when he travels.
The Spaniard usually brakes with one finger but switches to two when they don't work any good. The rim he ran in Czech was black but it was the only drilled rim that Fly had at the moment. Chrome works well but Fly is working on a new rim that should work good without being too blingbling. The crossing spokes is a way to make the wheels stronger and also the rim itself isn't that light. It's got thicker material to make them stronger, something that's needed to make up for the holes (that do save weight).
RIDE is 20 pages short of reaching the 200 page barrier. Man, I thought I would never see the day of BMX magazines this thick. Maybe that's why the mag was voted # 1 in the latest [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1072] FATBMX poll.[/url] What does the first issue of the year bring you? Now I can flip through the mag or simply list the Features list on the contents page. What do you prefer? Okay, I'll use the list then. 56. Eastpak UK tour, 58. Are you Chicken? I probably am as I wouldn't jump out of a 2 story high building onto a shady landing ramp. Mark Webb gets an interview and also a cover. Flairs for Breakfast starts at p. 64. Where does Shitluck get the money to do tours all the time with a bunch of people? Find out on page 76. T-shirt sales must be going crazy over there in Shitluck land...... P. 90 Manu Sanz was on board of the Cream/Eastpak tour in France. Enjoy the pics. The Revolt Jam is a rough weekend for the organizers but the good times overrule. More people decided to do a trip after the Backyard Jam. Here's Profile's version.