I'm in the Mercure Eiffel Tower hotel writing this story on the LG Paris stop. It's Sunday and it started raining right when the pro/am street contest was about to start this morning at 10am. Hung-over Koji was stoked about that one. The weather forecast doesn't look too good at the moment and the whole day is a possible rain out for Sunday. The vert riders knew this was a possibility and they went all out on Saturday thinking the prelims might be the final with the rain coming in on Sunday.
We would like to invite you all to the fn|05 freestyle-night in the jumpin, the biggest waterramp in europe in Mettmenstetten, Switzerland. After the big success in the last year with more than 1500 spectators, the freestyle-night will be the third time on July, the 9th. Because of contracts with a lot of new sponsors, the event will be even bigger and more attractive for spectators and riders.
Like last year, you can fight in the disciplines bmx, snowboard, freeskiing and aerials for the famous freestyle-night-crown. The eight best riders in the qualification round, which starts at 7 p.m., in each discipline, will arrive the big final rounds in the evening. Freestyle.ch speaker Chris Bachmann will animate the big crowd. The riders will fight in three ko-rounds for the win. You are judged by five good judges.
Pennywise new CD "The Fuse" out in Europe now!
Yes Pennywise is touring Europe at the moment visiting Amsterdam this Thursday but we have to miss them because of the Rebeljam in Berlin. We take this CD on the trip so we can enjoy the 15 new songs in the plane.
The Hermosa Beach locals were speeding things up with recording this album, as Jim Lindberg says: "We made us put more energy into our performances" and it shows, this album is the real deal.
Fans Choose Scotty Cranmer As Winner After Perfect Turn Down Front Flip During BMX Park Finals
The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, announced the first winner of the PlayStationÂ® Trick of the Week Award.
Voting began after all competitions at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Panasonic Open ended Sunday, June 12. Voting was held online at www.dewactionsportstour.com until Sunday, June 19. Scotty Cranmer won Trick of the Week with his perfect Turn Down Front Flip.
â€œI’m so psyched that I won the PlayStation Trick of the Week award,â€? said Cranmer. â€œIt’s awesome that people voted and appreciated my front flip.â€?
NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 13TH ANNUAL ESPY AWARDS
Dave Mirra Among Nominees for Best Action Sports Athlete; Fans to Determine Winners
ESPN will Televise 13th Annual Celebration from Hollywood's Kodak
Theatre. Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN
The 2005 ESPY Awards will gather sports and entertainment celebrities to recognize top achievements, relive memorable moments and salute the best performers. Actor Matthew Perry will host the show and be joined by musical guest Destiny's Child.
Fronting the most packed issue to date is Stuart Dolley, manualling one of Melbourne's most pristine masonry constructions shot by Zac Musarsa.
The last few months has seen an absolutely huge amount of jams, comps and DVD releases from coast to coast, many of which feature in this issue.
A taste of the mag includes the Martial One World Ban jam, Shane Badman on the philosophy of riding, the BMX Games, Heavy Metal Heroes pt 11, Adelaide's 20X2 comp and the lowdown on the 3 new Australian designed signature frames from Clint Millar, Mike Daly and Daniel Wallis. Behind Bars profiles Ben Savage, Phil Johnston and Josh Willet proving that the underground is definitely coming up.
We might as well do some self promoting by announcing this summer's FAT-JAM date. Saturday 20 August is Paul's Birthday and also the main day of the annual jam that will go deep into the night.
Everyone is invited to do some riding on the Sugar Hills trails at the Valkendijk on Saturday and feel free to bring the drinks and the barbeque. The chilling factor will be high once again in Aarle-Rixtel so prepare for that. Starts at 14:00hr.
Saturday night will be the Heavy Metal party at OJA. Dress to impress. Black t-shirt, tight jeans, white socks and sneakers. Wigs and make-up are allowed. Get ready for the Metal classics. Those who remember the night at the World's in Portimao in 1998 know what they've got coming. Better get ready for this. Beers are 1 Euro per bottle and if you have never been to OJA before, it's time to come over.
Tony Hawk's promise of this year's Boom Boom Huck Jam going bigger, faster and badder officially came true last night as the tour rolled into its 5th city, Anaheim, CA. The crowds were hyped, the riders were out of their minds and the energy from the Arrowhead Pond could be felt all the way to Disneyland.
Before the show even starts there is in an interactive village that,
although it said you needed a show ticket to get in, basically anyone
could get into it. And as we were walking to the village, I spot
If you haven't heard of Morgan Wade, you will soon. FATBMX put the microphone in front of his face in Prague and the Texan started talking. Morgan is one of the new "hot guys" that will be in the picture for years to come. Might as well check in with him now.Is this this your first time in Europe?
Morgan Wade: It's my second time in Europe but my first time riding bikes over here.
Where did you go on your first trip?
Morgan Wade: I went to Italy for two weeks on a vacation with my mom and brother.
What's your first impression of this European BMX freestyle contest?
Morgan Wade: I love it, it's awesome over here. I enjoy it.
Mike Ardelean and Juse teamed up to form Lavar Brand, a clothing company that takes things in a different direction. Mike was the one answering FATBMX's questions. Find the answers here: FATBMX: What made you decide to do a clothing company?
Mike: My friend Juse and I started and we were just not really buying BMX clothes so we didn't want to complain about BMX companies so we kind of made our own.
So how do you start with a company, there are a lot of little clothing and BMX companies doing T-shirts, what did it take for you?
Mike: We have a lot of things planned but everything is so slow. We are still doing T-shirts. It took us so long to get our T-shirts the way we wanted them and now we're happy with that so we're going to move forward.
Part of doing your own clothing company is having your own team, who's on the Lavar team?