Unless you're a beach bum living in a warm place all year long you will need socks. What's better than a fresh pair? Vans have got three types to choose from. The DogTown skaters can go for the tube socks (far right). These socks that go up till your knee also work in your snowboard boots. For sunny conditions the classic Kick socks will do the job. You can get sunburn on your ankles this way too. The crew socks (grey in the photo) will work for any condition.
Didn't we laugh at Jay Miron's green spokes at that contest at Moreno Valley 10 years ago? Well, I did. It has taken a while but the trend is finally here. Primo jumped on it and came out with coloured spokes. You can choose from Red, Blue, White and Yellow. Spokes are not really a part that you can just bolt on. It takes some patience and skills to lace up a wheel. Why not give it a try now that it's cold and wet outside. This is the time to do it, spin that spokewrench! Once you get the hang of it, it's actually a good challenge and you will be able to get that kink out of your wheel next time you have a nasty hang-up.
DIG celebrates their 50th issue with a 132 page bound book. For $6 bucks it's yours and we can only recommend you get yourself a copy. Even if you crash and lay on the street you can make the cover of a magazine. Just ask Paul Robinson. The pages have gotten bigger which means more room for text and bigger pics. After flipping through the Dig This section with news on Dave Young, DIG tattoos, family photo albums, Baz and Leland (of course) and the DIG office, it's time for the Flat Earth Society with a report on the Braun Flatground comp and a bio on Kotaro Arai. The Video stor has DVD reviews and a short interview with Rob-O on the upcoming FIT DVD. The retrospective is with non other than Ian Morris (4 pages) and Taj (also 4 pages). Lost For Words is a photo article with 22 pages of killer shots from Terra, Oberlachner, Adam, Holton, Carson, Docherty and Dolecki.
Some more BMX On and Offs so you can keep track: Danny Hickerson on T1 Mike Miller on Premium Alex Jumelin on KHE Jamie Bestwick off GT John Heaton on Volume Ryan "Biz" Jordan on Volume Sam Foakes on Mukiflat Ian Schwartz on Lotek Tyrone Williams on Redline Nate Moroshan on Volume Hoang Tran on Kink Morgan Wade on Maxxis Brian Hunt on Primo Areal Greer on Stolen BMX Larry Alvarado on S&M Ian Schwartz on Mosh Lino Gonzalez on Kronik Energy Seb Villagi on Premium Matt Puorro on Super****
We are proud to say we have an all new team for '06. In the beginning of the year we snatched up John Heaton (formally of Macneil Bikes), Nate Moroshan (of FIT Bikes) and now Ryan Biz Jordan. Ryan once rode for us in the late '90s and left us for Schwinn bicycles. Biz later went on to ride for Fly Bikes for a number of years. Things didn't work out with Fly and is now back with his original family at Volume. We're glad to have Biz back on the team and have already began designing his signature frame that should be due out by Christmas '06.
Round 3 of the 2006 ABA Pro series was held this past weekend at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. With what may have been the best ABA built track in years, the Sooner Nationals made for some intense racing action. Unfortunately, with a technical and jump filled track, there are crashes and injuries. Jason Richardson was a victim of a major injury this weekend, as he landed on a rider who was unable to jump the 2nd set of doubles in the Pro section, causing Jason to have a major crash and break his femur. We wish Jason a speedy Recovery and hope to see him and Brandon Meadows back on the race track as soon as possible. Randy Stumpfhauser and Kyle Bennett were both in Guthrie and here is how they finished up:
Guthrie, Oklahoma Formula Elite riders dR Donny Robinson and Amanda Geving made the trek to Guthrie, Oklahoma for the ABA’s Sooner Nationals this past weekend. All-in-all it was a successful weekend for Factory Formula with Geving and Robinson putting up some great numbers when all was said and done.
dR’s luggage made it in time this weekend so he was suited up and ready to go for Pro practice Friday evening. There were a lot of crashes this weekend in the Pro ranks taking out Jason Richardson, Bubba Harris, Mike Moeller and Danny Caluag to name a few. BUT, for the first weekend in a while, dR wasn’t one of them and stayed on his bike, and when that happens, you know Donny will definitely be found on the podium.
The third stop on the ABA Pro Series tour touch down this weekend at the Sooner Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Once again there were BIG Pro rider counts, a excellent track and big, big money on the line, the racing was nothing short of spectacular. By the end of the weekend the ABA PRO ranks had some new faces on top of the PRO podium in Women, Vet, Cruiser, A and AA classes. Here’s quick look at the weekend.
Women Pro was won by KRYSTAL HIME on Saturday taking her second win of the season. While Redline’s KIMBERLY HAYASHI took her turn on top the PRO podium with her third win this season on Sunday.
AA PRO is really starting to heat up and it’s still early in the season. The Sooner National is the third round of the ABA PRO Series events, and we have already see five different winners. How’s that for excitement?
If you live in the Le Havre area in France you're stoked. The biggest outdoor skatepark of France is being built in this city that is situated 200 kilometers West of Paris. That's good news for the British riders too as it's not too far for them to cross the channel in the rubber boat. If you can, lend a helping hand and show your support. The park will definitely put Le Havre on the BMX/sk8 map. With these kind of parks popping up, we can only say that the future is bright.
We had close to 500 voters in the 2006 new year resolution poll. We asked what they had planned for the new year and here is how it came out:
In 2006 I want to pull:
-a 360 over the spine 28 % (188 votes) -a tailwhip over doubles 23 % (152 votes) -a front flip in the foam 12 % (84 votes) -an opposite fufanu 10 % (69 votes) -a flair on vert 9 % (63 votes) -the holeshot at a race 8 % (58 votes) -a flawless flat run 6 % (46 votes)
Total Votes: 660 - Total Voters: 481
Sounds like we'll be seeing some spine 360-s and tailwhips at the dirt jumps this summer.