One more from the old box. This is a Pro-Tec ad that appeared in the July issue of Bicycle Motocross Action. It introduces the Professional MX Faceguard that can be attached to the regular Pro-Tec helmet. The description of the mouth protection cage reads the following:-It has no equal; it's made of steel
-And it costs more.
-Quite simply, it protects like no other faceguard.
Not sure who was the copy writer for Pro-Tec at the time but I hope this was his last advertisement.
25 years later Pro-Tec is around though with a strong team of riders like: Mike Aitken, Stephen Murray, Alistair Whitton, Cory Nastazio, Fuzzy, TJ Lavin, and Chris Doyle.
Some people wear them all the time, some never. Some want to get the latest hat to look stylish. Well, we've got some stylish hat for you here from UGP, FBM, VANS and KingKong. Make your choice and call your favorite BMX shop. We saw the sun out there today and your eyes need protection.
This is what you can find in the May Issue of BMX Plus! magazine:Events: NBL Christmas Classic, Boom Boom Huck Jam, ABA Silver Dollar Nats,
Features: Nostalgia, On The Move-Learn How The Smith Grind, Trash Talk, Faces-Cheeve, Junior Thumper, Threads, Inside The Pros Bikes-Brian Terrada and Ryan O'Conell, Norcal Explosion, Moving Pictures, Product Probe
Bikes: Diamondback Orion, DK Signal
Now if they would put us back on the mailing list we could get into some more detail.
Seeing BMX and BMX freestyle develop in the early years must have been fun. It was so new that something exciting was happening every week. Discovering the people who were actually doing new moves was a challenge. People from different areas were developing on their own without knowing what was going on 50 miles down the road. With maybe only a telephone to communicate with (no cell phones and no e-mail to communicate with in the late-'70-s/early eighties) it was hard to track people down for a photo shoot.
Innovations Tire Repair & Inflation Wallet Set
was sent to the FATBMX office a while ago and we gave it a test when I ended up with a flat tire after a short MTB trip on my HARO V4.This set contains:
1 Microflate CO2 tire inflator
2 Tire Levers
1 Small patch kit
2-16 Gram Threaded C02 Cartridges
1 padded nylon case
How can you tell this is an old photo of Martin Apparijo?
-First of all he's riding a quarterpipe. Martin is more know for his bar rides, infinity rolls and front/backyards.
-Martin is riding an aluminium PK Ripper. Enough said.
-Look at the helmet of choice, an open face. Don't see those around much these days.
-Notice the brake system. Front brake, yes. rear brake, yes. Potts modification? no. Rotor? no. The big number plate doesn't help much either if you want to cross up the bars 180 degrees or give them a spin.
-Martin is riding one-piece cranks. Not your crankset of choice today....
Click on the picture for a bigger photo to discover some more old school stuff. Photo: Cassimus/BMX Plus!
EPITAPH has been a long time supporter of FATBMX and every BMX'er should have heard PENNYWISE's song "Bro Hymn" at every Worlds.
Now the nice people at EPITAPH provided 3 PENNYWISE CD's that you can win. Answer the following questions about the alltime favourite BMX song "BRO HYMN":
1) When was the first release of the song "Bro Hymn"?
BMX Plus! magazine
Eddie Fiola: 1 foot aerial
Photo by: James Cassimus
Eddie Fiola had an interview in this issue of BMX Plus! Here's a few quotes from the text:"Eddie Fiola is a wizard. He makes things happen on a bike you just can't believe. Whether it's one-footer aerials, tabletops, cross-ups, one-handers, airborne 360-s or not-so-simple jumps, Eddie rips."
"Now 17, Eddie started out like most California kids. He jumped on the skateboarding rage at age 10 and soon gravitated to skateparks. The first one open to Eddie was Skatopia, near Knotts's Berry Farm. It was here Fiola learned the basics of vertical riding."
"COOPER Makes tomorrow alright" CD.
It ain't much if it ain't Dutch so Kung FU Europe signed Cooper as their first European band. Based in the Hague, Cooper released 3 albums, first 2 produced and recorded by Tom Holkenborg of Junkie XL fame and the third by Michel Schoots from the Urban Dance Squad.
This fourth album was produced by Bill Stevenson (not S&M Chris's father I guess) drummer from bands like Black Flag/All/Descendents
Featuring: TM Everett Rosecrans, Gary Haselhorst, Ron House, Brian Gass, Beatle Rosecrans and Kele Rosecrans.
A halfpipe is, well, a half pipe. This plexiglass Vans ramp is indeed a half pipe with no platform in the middle. It must have been one of the first transportable halfpipes made that was used for BMX shows. The team performed "ultra rad shows" at schools, Knott's Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, the LA County fair, on national TV and in large annual city parades.
Check out the Vans shoes at the bottom. All of those shoes you can still buy today and look stylish. History boy, history.