The finial stop of the 2006 NBL Pro Series events, Round 8, was held this past weekend at the South Park track. South Park has always been know to be the fastest and most technical track on the NBL tour and this year it had some modifications before the event. The changes made the track faster and more tech, but unfortunately weren't made for the younger and inexperienced riders. The track really showcased how much skill the Pro riders have and actually elevated the respect factor for the Elite Pro riders. With this the final stop of the NBL Pro tour before the Grands, Randy Stumpfhauser needed to gain a few more points to be in the title hunt, while Kyle Bennett held a slight lead before South Park and wanted to extend it.
The Red Bull Elevation comp just ended. Before getting the full report online with some amazing photos, we thought we'd give you the top 20 results first. We're giving it away like this but you need to come back to see how rad the comp was and who did what. Anyway, last year's winner Ryan Nyquist did a suicide backflip to an accidential half barspin for 3rd. Team mate Luke Parslow flipped the step down jump on his way to second. Putting 10G in his pocket is non other that Australian Corey Bohan who had been ruling the course all weekend long with a big bag of tricks.
We received an e-mail from Joe who said he had a better picture of the latest BMX Plus! magazine that we reveiwed last week. Not knowing what to expect we opened it up. Hmmm that was pin up material straight away. Enjoy your weekend.
It's not even 9:30pm and I'm wasted. I'm in Canada so I guess that's okay. The top 20 top qualifiers got announced tonight over dinner and free pitchers so things were all good. I tape recordered the top 20 but I'm not sure I'll type out the full list as Jamie McIntosh is going to e-mail the exact copy some time tonight and I'm trying to get back into town for some more Elevation partying. I know that Corey Bohan qualified first. Damn, he's been riding awesome and did 360-s both ways, tricked every set and will be a good contender tomorrow in the finals. Chris Doyle qualified in second and he impressed me. You know, the thing with Doyle is that sometimes it looks so smooth that you forget how hard the stuff he does is. At the Elevation trails he raised to the occasion and completely stood out to the other riders. He's got the skills for the transfers and tricks that might bring something tomorrow. Correct me if I'm wrong (the state i'M IN RIGHT NOW _oops cap lock) but I believe Nyquist got third in qualifying.
SE have got some new T-shirts, hats and jerseys out. Five new t-shirts and two new hats are now available. SE will be adding new designs every few months. Also SE retro jerseys (Straight outta da '80-s) are in the works. Out soon.
Keep a lookout on www.SEBIKES.com for ordering info.
Name: Leland W. Thurman Age: 31 Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
What do you do to make this a Bizznizz interview? Leland: Well Bart, first of all I sleep until noon, first thing out of bed, I put my hat on, then make a pot of coffee to start the day... sit in front of my computer in my underwear until about 3 or 4, checking e-mails and whatnot, making sure things are getting done, you know, real business stuff.
International starters: Already one month before the Suzuki BMXMasters 2006 will start we have 142 registered riders from over 26 nations and every day we receive more. The latest announcements are for example Ahmad Shaiful Azis from Malaysia and Chi Siang Low from singapore. So check from time to time the current starterline under .
Anticipation: The Vert-rider Simon Tabron won lately the BMX Vert competition at the Dew Action Sports Tour. So we are really looking forward to his run at the Suzuki BMXMasters...We think it will rule!
Merchandise: From now on you can buy and wear shirts with the Suzuki BMXMasters 2006 design. T-Shirts and Longsleeves in different colours and sizes are available the BMX Masters website or on site in Cologne.
Lottery: You can win 20 CDs from Ninja Tune on . The Underground
FATBMX has landed in beautiful Whistler, Canada and things are absolutely nuts here. Sun's out, the best dirt jumpers in the world are here and today they had 8 hours of practice on the crazy jumps. Add some nice girls to that and you've got a recipe for a nice event. Welcome to the Red Bull Elevation contest. When Jay Miron and his crew are doing something, they do it right. Early June they started building the jumps and it took a while before everything was done.
June, 2006 – Oklahoma City, OK - Mat Hoffman, of Hoffman Bikes, and Mark Owen, owner of newly formed Sidewall Distribution, LLC, announced today that Sidewall Distribution will manage and become the exclusive USA distributor of the Hoffman Bikes Brand.Mat Hoffman had this to say about the agreement. “I am very excited to announce that I have reached an agreement with longtime employee and friend, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=770]Mark Owen[/url], and his new company Sidewall Distribution. For some time now I’ve been looking for a business structure that would allow me to step away from the day-to-day management of Hoffman Bikes. I would like to have more time to focus on dreaming up new projects, riding, flying my paraglider and other flying toys, promoting Hoffman Bikes and of course devote more time to my family. I still plan on being involved, just not as hands-on as in the past. Mark has been working for Hoffman Bikes since 1992. You name it Mark has done it for me. "
Kampi BMX welcomes everyone to Finland in the end of july tofor the King of Finland BMX event! We are about to experience the largest Finnish BMX jam and competition again this summer in Helsinki, Savela skatepark. The event takes place on saturday, 29th of July with park competition in two different classes: juniors and masters. Also best trick will be voted amongst riders so you can expect some crazy things to happen. After the event we will gather nearby to watch Finnish BMX movies, current editions as well as golden captures from 90's.