RIDEBMX No. 87
Out of the UK comes the August issue of RIDEBMX. 172 pages and still no sign of the HARO UK tour report...... But what do you get? Lard sitting on a toilet smoking a bad boy. You get a bunch of news, Travis Collier-eh check-up, Derek Adams itw, Leif Valin sequence, Ali's top-5, an elephant, product info on Proper-Bulldog-Profile-Standard, Ciari and KHE parts which does not include any beer cans. There's more on the next page about Alone-Federal-G-sport-Twenty-Bicycle Union and Primo parts. 2006 is around the corner.....check out the new frames on page 54. FATBMX half-page ad on page 55-word. There's a big World's report that starts on page 56 and it does include a photo of Morgan Wade going insanely high on that quarterpipe. Mongoose takes care of the pull-out poster this time. On the road again with RoadFools 14. The Voices article has more photos than words.
Here’s a sneak peek at some 2006 dirt/street stuff from SE Bikes. The new line will debut at the end of this year. Expect bigger & better things this coming year from SE.Mauler Pro frame
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.
BMX Plus! is the longest running BMX magazine out there. They've gotta be doing something right. The September issue has a story on the 2005 Ultimate race bike, which is a cro-mo- FBM Bitchin' Camero. It must be the most expensive frame in the mailorder ads...... There's some inside Scoop with news on Mike Day, the Orchid DVD, Josh Harrington, The CFB in OKC, a Dale Holmes update and some info on the Allan Cooke Local Exposure tour. next to that the Inside Scoop has a story on Mirra's jumbo ramp. If you sent a letter to BMX Plus!, you might find it on pages 14 - 16 or 18. Being the oldest BMX magazine out there, coming up with a Nostalgia page is no big task. Gary Ellis gets the photo wearing Yes/Dyno pants. How's the FedEx route doing Gary? If you want to know what Dave Mirra is running on his bike, turn to page 22/23. It's not the golden bike, which apparently got lost on the airlines getting back from the X-Games. Ooops. Stephen Murray's GT also gets highlighted. Congrats on becoming a daddy Stephen! Is Bully Bikes still around? Must be, check the Bully Impulse test (P.26/27).
It's been quite in review land. It's not that we have not received the magazines or DVD, it's just that we have had no time to check them out.
Twenty BMX magazine seems to come out on a regular basis. The September issue is another good issue. The mix with BMX racing and Freestyle might not be your thing but maybe you can give it a try. You can either learn something from racing or as a racer, you can pick up some tricks from the freestyle dudes.
The cover has racing on it. This might be risky business but it shows the Twenty people have got balls. The big format gives you bigger pictures, even the photos in the Pump (news) section show up rather big.
Chris McArdle over at HotWheels International in the UK sent us a photo of the Mongoose replica that is coming out at the end of this year. Only 500 asre made and the UK has ordered 150 of them.
Andy Ruffell fans will be stoked to be able to ride the same bike as he did in the very early '80-s when he killed it on the BMX track. Contact [url=http://www.hot-wheels.co.uk] HotWheels Int.[/url] if you want to reserve one of the bikes.
Dwayne Verkade from BMXigans.com / Prospect Clothing informed us today that their new monthly movie was online.
Soul Cycle XL Series #3 by Mario de Waard
You can check it out by clicking the FAT Movies button in the main menu. Props to Mario! This movie rules!
Tsunami Bomb DVD "Live at the Glass House" (Kung Fu Records)
The Tsunami hit last year like a Bomb and the "guys"
from Tsunami Bomb had their name on TV all over the world but they didn't want it that way.
Agent M is a combination of talent, beauty, and confidence leave her unmatched in the music scene today. She rocks the house and on the Warped tour they played to short to show the skills of Tsunami Bomb.
This DVD "Live at the Glass House" is covering 18 songs and is the 17th episode of Kung Fu Films' "The Show must go off!". 54 minutes of High quality filming in Pomona California is nice but I rather go to a live concert instead of hanging for the TV.
If you are a fan of Tsnuami Bomb it is a musthave, if you want to spent your money on something else: Send it to the Tsunami Victims!
Cream BMX #12
Entreprise Mexicos put together one big issue with 132 pages. The pages are slightly bigger which makes the photos (of Manu Sanz) look even better. Jay Miron mentioned that he thinks Cream is the best BMX magazine out there at the moment and when Jay says something like that, it means something. He wouldn't say that about anything that is rubbish.
Cream is (in) French but it has some English text in it. The UK text in issue 12 contains the Editorial, Jim Bauer interview, Hollywood flatland jam, Ravage weekend, Dossier Le Sponsoring, Justin Miller interview, trail people jam, Metro jam, Olaf Pignataro photo section/interview, the Circle Jam, 430 Ninja House report, Joe Kid on a Stingray video