Soul #26 has been released. It's by far the most international video magazine around. The quality of the Winter 2005 issue seems to progress in the same way that riding is progressing. It's got a Frenchman on the cover (Thomas Caillard) and shows footage from the Heartattack tour up in Scandinavia, the Urban Games in London, A bio on German Sven Hoffman, The Twenty jam in France, The Carhartt Ravage Road trip through the Netherlands + Germany, The Backyard jam in Derby, UK, a Bio on Aussie Corey Bohan and a Soul trip to CZ, A and SK. The video is 43 minutes and has a 32 minute bonus section. You can watch the trailer in the FAT Movies section.
Here's some info about Snickers activities this year.
Snickers Sundays are back with a vengeance, but rather than cramming it all into the summer months we've decided to spread it out across the year - Snickers Sundays events will be taking place in the first and last 3 months of the year, with Snickers Best Trick events occupying the summer months. Throughout the year, Snickers will be touring the country, each month focusing on a different region. See below for a press release along with dates, with more to be confirmed.
SUNDAY IS NO LONGER A DAY OF REST
Sundays used to be a day of rest but â€˜SNICKERS Sundays’ are back to liven up the weekends throughout 2005. At weekends, SNICKERS is teaming up with selected skate parks up and down the country to offer free admission to the first 100 people attending a Snickers Sunday (so get there early to avoid disappointment).
The level of the BMX riding has gone through the roof. The System DVD proofs it once again. System Cycles distribute the brands of DK and FLY Bikes and they teamed up to make one video with riders from both teams. Brian Kachinsky is definitely suicidal. The rail tricks he does are insane. Sergio Layos has so much flow and Chris Doyle is one of the best overall riders. It's nice to see some dirt in this DVD too. Behnke is taking it to the streets and Biz can drive any truck. Kevin Porter's part doesn't disappoint one bit. These riders have built up a name for themselves and for a reason.
The DK/FLY riders were taken on several trips which results in unique footage at different spots. The extra effort is appreciated. The editing is clean and the music does not annoy. All in all a great DVD with some interesting bonus footage on Colin Winkelmann that you have to see.
You might have noticed that FELT is on the FATBMX program this year. We decided to check in at the FELT offices in the USA and caught up with Alan Foster.How are things at Felt?
Alan Foster: Felt is good. We're at the end of January and we're working on '06 product now. As far as team activities are concerned, Scotty Cranmer is staying on the team, which was a fight, and so are Paulie Lange and Scott Walkowiak. Those are our main three guys and we do two grassroots teams, one is a race team out of California and one out of Connecticut. Then we have a flow team with Rob Jensen
RIDE BMX magazine #83.
UK: 3 pound 20
Aussies pay $9.75
USA: 6 bucks get 5 cents change
Canada: $8.99 ey
Europe: not listed
Magazines can be expensive, especially imported books because shipping gets added. When a magazine is 164 pages thick, has a big size and is printed on quality paper, the postage might be more than the magazine printing itself.
Supercross action with hobby rider Bart de Jong
The Suzuki Crossover Challenge is a race of Athletes from different sports mixed with Celebrities that takes place during an actual Supercross event. For the 2005 season the race took place at the SBC stadium in San Francisco, California. Instead of riding RM 125 bikes, this year the Crossover Challenge was raced on DRZ 110 mini bikes. I managed to score a ride but was so unprepared it wasn't even funny. On top of that I dislocated my shoulder the week before riding some BMX at the Bellflower track. It took a "whatever it takes" effort to make it to the evening program. With 38.770 people in the stands, it was on, but for how long?
The BMX indoor race in Tours, France is one of Europe's biggest races every year. The event took place last weekend and the results are right here:
Pro Open Saturday Night:
1- Allier Thomas
2- Prokop Michal
3- Baltzersen Henrik
4- Day Mike
5- Fouilleul Thierry
We received a mail from Dylan Close who asked if we wanted to review the Physical Graffiti DVD. Yup, no problem, just send it over. I didn't really know what to expect but was hoping for some sort or graffiti art video.
Turns out that Physical Graffiti has more to do with tattoos, piercings and pain. The DVD has a documentary feel to it and that is a good thing because the footage is pretty old. Neal Wood, Dave Mirra and Jay Miron are in it too. Jay's on his Hoffman bike and Dave on the Blammo. Turns out this video hail from 1998 but has been re-released.
Here's the official press release regarding the DVD so you can decide yourself if tattoos, piercings and pain are your thing:
Todd Lyons was one to the first riders I remember getting his own name registered for a website. I was laughing at the www.toddlyons.com stickers on his bike at the time because it seemed out of place for BMX-ers to have a personal website.
Well, times have changed and it's now common to stumble across riders' sites. What makes TL's site good is that he does regular updates talking about the Bikes, the Beers and the Bitches.
His January 28 Journal is about the FATBMX site so we thought you might want to read it.
Check the FATBMX article on Todd Lyons' website[/url]