The Sprite Urban Games is back with a vengeance. Gearing up to showcase the world’s best in skate, BMX and B-Boy action along with headlining music acts, Sprite Urban Games 2006 promises to be an unmissable freestyle festival. Taking up residence on Clapham Common, London from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July, this three day extreme sports fest brings together the world’s finest, all performing to the backbeats of the hottest urban and rock music around.
For the 8th year running 20,000 people are expected to descend on the Common for non-stop urban street culture. Not only will you be able to see some of the best action sports on the planet expect an amazing live headline act to get you pumped up. The festival promises to be more exciting than ever with a public streetcourse for kids and adults alike, so everyone can have a piece of the action. The festival will include all of the favourites; streetcourse, vert ramp, dirt jumps, and flatland, where you can witness awesome demos, competitions, and a thrilling selection of gravity defying stunts.
Stephen Murray is throwing down another BMX jam in his front yard on 13 May next.To make it even gnarlier he has built a 17 feet high fullpipe mide rhythym.
We've seen these things cause some serious slams in the past so at least it will be a challenge to even make it through. All jumps are shaped and Stephen says that everyone is coming, including Jay Miron!
Eastpak has today re-launched its international website. The refreshed site went live today and represents the brand on an international level, focusing on Eastpak’s products and lifestyle offering. The cleaner fresh look of the site has been designed to make searching for news, products and information as fast and simple as possible and features such as the product finder and store locator make finding all you need to know about Eastpak a pleasure!
The site is organised into interest ‘groups’ e.g. News, Products, About Us, and uses two navigation bars that results in a fast easy to use site.
The number of articles on FATBMX is going through the roof. There's so much on the site. Use the Search block to find what you're looking for. Here's an old Harry Main interview we came across, from 2006, before he had any sponsors. Do you think you'll be in the same boat as Harry in 5 years from now? It might just happen. Keep going at it.
Liverpool is known for having one of the biggest skateparks in the UK Rampworx which has a lot of talented riders Harry Main 15 years of age which is one of them. He has 720's, flairs, 360 Tailwhips and much more wired and the chances are that this kid is going to been seen a lot more in the future of bmx.
Hi Harry, do you remember what it was that got you interested in bmx? One of my friends told me about
Nuno Milhinhos from Portugal is doing a bike company. He's been working on the first products since November 2005 but just last week Nuno received the first prototype. The brand is dubbed Ilegal (i-legal). They'll have 3 frame sizes: 20.4", 20.7" and 21". The chain stays have a 13,75" to 14,25" ratio. The prototype in the photo will see some little changes. They already have a website address, but it is
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