The people over at Mutiny are having a RAP battle. The prize is Morgan Wade's Mutiny Captain he rode at the Metro BMX Jam and a bunch of swag from Etnies, Snafu and Maxxis. Below is what the contest entails:
Morgan just built up a brand new 20.5"TT Red Captain with all black stickers. What's he going to do with the old frame you ask? We're giving it away in a contest! But this ain't just any ol' frame giveaway, because along with Morgan's frame (the same exact one he rode at the last Metro Jam) Etnies, Snafu, and Maxxis have all thrown down. Check out the loot you could be walking away with. Since this is a pretty heavy prize package we figured a giveaway was too weak, so we makin' you earn this shnizzle. And this is how: 1) Write a rap song 2) The rap must contain the words "grill", "dinosaur", "pirate ship", "corn rows", and "kings throne". 3) Film yourself performing it. 4) Send it to Mutiny.
Here we go with the: April 2006 version of the HARO news flash:
-News from the hands of Ryan Nyquist: Shiiiiiiit. I'm back on the bike now, just getting warmed and and comfortable for now. Hand is OK but not 100% so a little more time to get back top the norm and I'll be sweet. I just went on a road trip with Leigh Ramsdell down to New Orleans for Chad Degroot's wedding. Leigh and I went down on my motorcycle for the weekend. It took around 40 hours total roundtrip, and our bums and my arms were numb as hell, but it was fun and makes you appreciate how cushy and safer a car ride is.
Myself, Colin MacKay, Rob Darden, and Nate Wessel are all going on a cruise in mid April down to the Bahamas.
There were times when you got away with ads like these. Sure, it's been a while and the ad has been ridiculed in the meantime, but Lee sent us this Hammer ad which involved some girls and a bike and we're running it today.
On April 6, internationally renowned pro skateboarder Danny Way smashed the “Bomb Drop” world record by freefalling 28 feet from the Fender Stratocaster guitar atop the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas onto a ramp below. The event, originally scheduled for April 5, was rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Thousands of spectators watched Way execute the drop off the guitar onto a ramp built by John Tyson and his team at VP Industries. “Despite the variables in the ramp design, once again, we managed to make this challenge happen,” said Danny Way. “This event demonstrates the continued progression of skateboarding.”
Key Facts of the world record jump: -Freefall World Record – measured and confirmed by Guinness Book of World Records: 28’/8.53m
The Mini-FAT-JAM also had a party. Same place (OJA), different Band (The Vendetta's). Show me a place where you can buy a bottle of good beer for 1 Euro. Well, that's OJA and it's always a party there. The place got decorated with some old BMX stuff to stay in the BMX-theme. Many BMX-ers stayed for the night after the jam that day and it didn't take them long to get loose. Vendetta was the name of the bad that played that night. Although the sound was quite good, the singer messed it up. It was time to take over and a couple of people from OJA took the mic and played the instruments. Lee-Roi showed that singing can even be worse and the next move to get the party going was to throw a slick mat on the podium for a break-dance session. With so many people on the stage it was hard to even do a windmill, especially on the sound that JD Sinned (DJ Dennis) was playing at first (metal). This soon turned into some old school hiphop you don't stop until everyone on stage got thirsty again.
You need to order yourself a copy of Roadfools 6&7 next week, here's why:
On March 22, 2006, Ken Schneider, the owner of Schneider's Bike Shop in Cleveland, Ohio, was robbed, beaten and left for dead in his store. The assailant had robbed Ken two times previously and when he came back a third time, Ken sprayed him with mace and tried to get away, but instead was attacked and assaulted with a hammer, causing massive head injuries. When Ken didn't return home from the shop at the end of the work day, his wife became worried and went to the shop to find him unconscious on the floor.
In the time since, Ken has had several major brain surgeries and is still in intensive care in a Cleveland hospital facing a long recovery. The attacker, who had recently been released from prison after serving a long sentence for voluntary manslaughter, has been arrested and is being held on a 2 million dollar bail, awaiting sentencing for this heinous crime.
Justin Holt is doing a contest series in NC and Virginia this year along with his buddies Zack Rogers and Mike McQueen. They plan on doing 5 events in Asheville NC, Saulsbury NC, Cary NC, Greenville NC, and Virginia Beach VA starting in May and going until October. -Round one will be Saturday May 13th at the Zero Gravity Skatepark in Asheville NC. This park is indoors, well built, and well ran and has had several succesful bmx contests in the past few years with great turnout.
The format for this contest is a little different. Instead of the regular beginner, expert, pro classes they are only doing an intermediate class and a pro class. Pro class will work as teams of two people riding together in heats against 2 other teams. Each team will ride for 3 minutes twice and the winner of each heat will move on to the finals. The winning team takes the ENTIRE PRO PURSE cash! no second place, no third. Judging will be done by 4 neutral judges looking for style, overall park use, skill, and ability to work with teammate.
We don't know if there's a relation to Mike Hayek, the former AA Specialized AA pro racer but actually, we don't care. Super G brought us this one. Enjoy. Just envision a BMX bike in this picture and it will make perfect sense to have it up here at FATBMX.
On 18 .03 it was the dicipline Flatland that illuminated the arena with the presence of more than 60 Flatlanders and the technical judges of Flatland, Cleybon, Koy and Andre Ramon were perfect, which in the format Jam session evaluated. 1st Rômulo Jacinto Guerra deservedly-Nova Iguaçu-RJ with splendorous sessions and in 2nd Sérgio Ricardo Balu-Guarujá-SP with tricks and movements unspeakeble, 3rd Anderson Rogério Alves-Bauru-SP it was style and constant.