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
Kevin McAvoy and Justin Kosman keep firing out these Twenty BMX mag babies in a timely fashion. They'll be at number 20 in no-time. Mike Saavedra gets the cover. I thought it was Corey Bohan at first. Twenty has a lot of racing in it. Hopefully the BMX racing community appreciates that and buys the mag. The Pump section brings news and small articles like the one on Scot Breithaupt and Greg Romero. It moves on to the SubDivision 2005 report and continues with a Snafu road trip in the OKC area. Mongoose race Joey Bratford gets interviewed and the August issue comes with a Mongoose/Hyundai team poster. Twenty BMX covers the CFB in Oklahoma and that's quite quick as the comp happened only last month. Riding the Curve is a racing article with Matt Pohlkamp, Kris Fox and Ryan Roberts. It follows the riders during a race. Don't forget to put your filter on your camera. The Filter photo section brings you big pics (on the big size paper mag).
The best 2 Euros you ever spent on a BMX magazine!
Issue 11 has one picture that stands out. It makes you laugh, again and again. You look back at it and you will start shaking your head. It's better therapy than seeing a shrink. If you are feeling down, turn to page 58/59 and your day brightens up again. The picture almost made the cover of Zwanzig 11 and it actually should have because more people would have randomly seen it and made them smile. I hope you are getting curious what this photo is all about. Order your copy today. Ask for issue 11 and make sure page 58/59 have not been ripped out of the magazine yet.
Zwanzig Zoll riders magazine
Friedrichshagener Strasse 10
12555 Berlin, Germany
DIG Magazine # 047.
It's Kye Forte's 3rd cover in one month, how stoked is he? Leave it to the DIG boys to come up with something different on the first page. A manual on the cover, who would have ever thought? The mag is full of stuff. We leave the contents to Ed Docherty's # 047 info image but we can tell it's a stacked issue. In fact, we still haven't finished reading everything yet. We'll stop typing here and start reading. Get your copy through:
DIG BMX Magazine
355 Byres Road
Glasgow G12 8QZ
We had over 250 votes in our recent FATBMX poll. We asked our visitors how often they visit the FATBMX website. 26% of you is checking out the FATBMX website every day and considers FATBMX their main source for BMX news. We were stoked on the 25% that clicked the box that said: "It's my first time on the site, but I'll be back." This shows that we are not stuck with the same visitors day in and day out. Basically every fourth visitor is a new BMX enthusiast that discovers FATBMX through the advertising we do in magazines, in BMX videos and through the links we exchange with killer websites on the net.
Here are the exact scores of the poll:
-Every day, it's my main BMX news page 26 % (67)
-Two to three times a week, staying in touch with the scene 36 % (94)
-About once a month, usually after I receive the monthly FATBMX news flash 10 % (28)
-It's my first time on the site, but I'll be back 25 % (66) Don't forget to vote on the new poll. It's located in the left column.
Issue # 33 / 2005
Prize: 5,00 Euros
-Artisan BMX, FISE Area, entretien avec Harve Andre Benoit
-HARO UK TOUR
-Braun Cruzer Tour
-Race, Coupe de France Elite 2005
-Trail People Jam, Greoux