I, Chris San Agustin, spent three months in Thailand, being this was my second trip there I knew what to expect. This would be the first time on my bike and I was lucky enough to meet the right people and session some really sick spots. Thailand is amazing...from the smell of the streets to the beads of sweat that consume your flesh 24 hours a day. Here are a few pics to give you a taste of what I experienced...
Jason Enns didn't win shit at the Nora Cup awards this year. The trophies went to: Donny Robinson in the Race category, Justin Miller (Flatland), Morgan Wade (Ramps), Corey Bohan (Dirt), Corey Martinez (Street ) and the best video part award went to Josh Harrington. Okay, now that the official part is over, let's move on to the party mayhem. It was a good time. Thanks to Fudger, Keith, Dies and the other Transworld employees for the HDT support. We were doing fine when we got in and were even doing better when we left. The following pics will piss some people off but hey, that's life. Take it!
October 2006. Well, Well, Well the waiting is nearly over… The etnies Backyard Jam qualifying events are all finished and our 60 Expert riders have been selected and are now lined up to ride in the etnies Backyard Jam 2006, which is only a couple of weeks away! This year’s etnies Backyard Jam is going to be held at ICE Sheffield on 27th – 29th October 2006. If you’ve seen Props 59 or attended last years Jam in Brighton you’ll know what to expect. If not, imagine a line up of some of the worlds best riders on a course designed by one of the best ramp designers and builders available, all situated in a state of the art arena.
MORE PRO RIDERS STEP UP TO THE ETNIES BACKYARD JAM
Nominees Include PlayStation® Trick of the Week Winners From First Four Tour Stops
-What: The Dew Action Sports Tour, the pro tour of action sports, will open on-line voting polls on October 7 for the PlayStation® Trick of the Year. Fans can log on to www.dewactionsportstour.com and view video footage of the four PlayStation® Trick of the Week winners and vote for their favorite. The winner of the PlayStation® Trick of the Year will take home $10,000 in cash as well as other PlayStation® prizes.
-When: Polls will be open from Saturday, October 7 until Sunday, October 15. The winner will be announced during the Dew Action Sports Tour live NBC broadcast of the final stop of the Tour, the PlayStation® Pro, on Sunday, October 15.
Never thaught of Greece before? I mean beside spending some great holidays on one the beautiful islands arround the mainland? No? That was reason enough to book some flights, grab our bikes and HELLAS – of to Greece. The team was Ben Hennon, Tobias Wicke, Ben Shenker, Axel Jurgens, Hannu Cools and Markus Wilke. Along with Thomas Fritscher, Daniel Etter and myself the group of people couldnt have been better.
On day 1 everybody traveled to Athens individually to get together. We were welcomed by Kelly at Eastpak Greece and Andreas Yakoumis, a greek Eastpak team rider. As everybody can imagine nothing really happend that day – riding wise I mean. We checked into our hotel, set up our bikes, had a few beers and had a very nice welcome dinner with some more greek riders and friends. Some of them will follow us for the rest of the trip – head first my friend Chris Martatos – a fruitcake with silly jokes, great riding skillz but unfortunately a broke wrist. But he took care of the fun/humour level for the week.
We could easily finish off the year with pin-up shots from the Nora Cup. It was "showtime" for sure. Today we show you 4 shots of the show that went on in Las Vegas. Bikes, Beers and Bitches to the limit.
Riders work hard to qualify for Dew Tour and, as reality would have it, not everyone makes the cut. Either they can’t make enough of the qualifying events or they just can’t get it together during competition. Dew Tour offers wildcards to talented riders for the pro stops – giving a lucky few a second chance to step it up. Orlando is the final stop on Dew Tour and is now known as the blow-out stop. It’s the stop where no one holds back, as everything is on the line and time is literally up. The wildcards have been announced for the PlayStation® Pro and by the looks of the list it is going to be balls to the wall competition, as these riders will come out of the gates on fire. Included in the wildcard list is BMXer Mike Spinner, winner of this year’s Free Flow Tour. Part of the prize for winning Finals in Portland, includes wildcard entry in Orlando’s PlayStation® Pro competition. The amateur rider will now follow in the steps of last year’s Free Flow winner Kevin Kiraly who is a rider on the Dew Tour this year.
Okay, you got new trails in your town but you can use some more buddies to ride with....... Axel Reichertz is organizing a clinic at the G-Spot trails in Trier, Germany on Sunday 8 October to get more people interested in riding the local trails. Just show up at 15:00pm and that means you can sleep in. It should be a stress free day of riding at the G-Spot with riders giving advice to those who ask for it. Find the telephone number on the flyer and visit the Paul's Boutique tour report to see a couple of photos of the trails. Local TV will be there to do a report of the day. Show up!
They think its all over....Not even close! The thought of spending up to 10 hours sat in a car was not appealing but the boys reckoned we could make it to Scotland in 8 so we all crammed in the Cruiser and the journey began. To say this was the trip of revelations was an understatement. I learnt more about these boys on this one jaunt than I have learnt in the year or so I have known them! Most of the revelations are unprintable but some of the nuggets of wisdom included: - Never marry a blonde - only brunettes whose parents own pubs - Oh I get it now... so if you're doing 60 miles an hour it means you can do 60 miles in one hour - Of course I slept with her she was well fit.... yeah it was a bit weird being my mates mum but what ya gonna do?
FLATtv 8 will be in the shops around the first or second week of october or so. What's in it? Crazy bomb shit, that's what! Summer Sessions, Braun Ninja Spin 2006, Contest Mix, Suzuki Bmx Masters 2006, Rolling Thunder, Flatring, Markus Redlberger and Dreamsessions. Plus extensive Bonus part. The big superstars, the underground riders, the contests, the jams, the sessions: 100% flatland!
Here's the trailer , may take a couple minutes to load, you'll see the Quicktime logo but it'll be loading, be patient, it'll be worth the wait, I promise!