Matt "The Beard" Bischoff isn't a man of many words. In the small pasage he sent he's announcing a new website, a contest, some team filming and prototype frames and forks. Didn't fail to amaze us."Hey FATBMX. It's the Beard. Failure prototype frame and fork are in and in testing phase. Look for them to hit the streets around mid June 2005. We will have a new website design by end of April. You can check out www.failurebikes.com.
Most of the Failure team will be in Southern California riding and filming April 6-12. There will be a Failure/Red Bull contest at the Failure compound this summer. A ramp and trails jam. Attached are some pics.
RIDE bmx Magazine
No. 84 April 2005
UK 3 pound 20
USA $ 6.99 USD
Canada $ 8.99 Canadian bucks
Ride comes out 9 times a year with 6 weeks intervals. They've arrived at issue number 84. Not too long before 4130 publishing hits the mighty 100th issue. But then again, that's over a year away from now. Let's see what's in the April issue:
Sheffield street, in Barcelona.
Stefan Geisler is doing flatland shows on his HARO flatland bike as you read this. That might come as a surprise to you but Stefan started off riding flatland, then learnt flips, truckdrivers and tailwhips on street before he moved on to the big vert ramp.
That's where his love is at the moment. Stefan travels around to ride as much vert as possible. Sometimes that means he's taking a plane to England to go ride with Simon Tabron. Other times it's driving up north to Achim Kujawski's indoor RedBull ramp but in the wintertime OBG can be found at Woodward camp so he can continue to ride.
Don't let the tattoos scare you, he's a nice guy.
What is your most embarrassing CD on the shelf?
Metro BMX Jam, Toronto, Canada 4-5 March 2005.
Premium Product's Josh Harrington is the winner of the Toronto Metro BMX Jam. Out of 73 pros the Useless clothing co-owner scored most points in the street final. Canadian Dave Osato and revelation Morgan Wade joined Josh on the podium.
The Oakley Hard trick contest (on the center-piece obstacle) was won by Corey Martinez and Dave Freimuth won the Oakley Hard trick (during pro finals) with a 270 over icepick on the sub.
Pro Street FINAL results
Brussels, Belgium, 08/03/05.New Braun cruZer Tour launches with unveiling of the Braun Spine, the World's largest mobile mini ramp.
The Braun Spine
The all new Braun Spine was launched on Saturday 19th February 2005 in KÃ¶ln, Germany. Measuring 24m long by 10.5m wide, the Braun Spine is the World's largest mobile miniramp.
The launch follows months of intense development between Kjerag, Braun's strategic youth marketing agency, and Spielbetrieb, the organisers of several BMX World Championships in Germany. The launch event provided a select group of riders, including current World Miniramp Champion Patrick Gross (DEU), with the first opportunity to try out the Braun Spine before it heads out on a the all new Braun cruZer Tour.
Instead of giving away the whole Joe Kid on a Stingray movie, the second trailer makes you want to see the real thing even more. Little interviews with Spike Jonze, DMC, Mat Hoffman (yup he's in there), Kathy Sessler, Thom Lund, RL Osborn, Bob Haro, Ceppie Maes, Maurice Meyer, Bob Hadley, David Clinton, Rick Twomey and Dave Mirra give you a good idea of what the movie on the History of BMX is about.
[url=http://www.joekidonastingray.com/jkTrailer.html]Watch Joe Kid On A Stingray Trailer number two right here[/url] or visit the original website at: www.joekidonastingray.com
Latin-American X-Games info:
Latin X (April 29-May 1st) has been postponed until much later in the year, no future date was announced. ESPN didn't disclose a direct reason but here is ESPN's statement. ""ESPN is currently exploring a new host city for the Latin American X-Games. There had been discussions with the City of Rio about hosting the event in 2005, but the city has been unable to confirm its support. However, we remain committed to staging the Latin X Games in 2005."
Crazy Freakin' Bikers contest:
13-15 May 2005, OKC, OK, USA.
Please read the following and read it all. A Gold Hutch Trickstar is being raffled off for a very good cause. Thanks to Woody Itson and Redline J. (JACK) over at www.vintagebmx.com. For $20 bucks you could be seriously blinging.24k Gold Trickstar
No, this is not Woody Itson's 24k gold Trickstar restored to life. This is an incredible replica 24k gold plated Trickstar that I built with the help of the "Freestyle Innovator" himself, Mr. Woody Itson. According to Woody, this bike is just about as close to the real deal as you can get. He helped me out with trying to determine a lot of the proper components. For the most part, this bike is just like Woody's original. There are a few components that are not 100 percent exact due to how rare and impossible to find they are today. But, the majority of the bike is just like his.
The international FELT team has been interviewed for their site. Read a couple of quotes here or go to the www.FELTBMX.com site for the full version.Todd Walkowiak's hobbies: "I enjoy working on cars and doing home improvement projects. I also just began working at Square One Clothing. Where I pretty much manage most of the operations."
Michael Sommer's favorite car: "IÂ´ll have an orange, overtuned, Opel Manta soon...my dreamcar!!!
Scotty Cranmer's hobbies: "Paint balling, my Mitsubishi EVO VIII"
BMX Racer Paul Lange's favorite Food: "Junk food"
Matti Roese's favorite place to Ride: "Where no one is bothering me... "
There are photo galleries and photo galleries. At FATBMX we have quite some pictures up but how many? Webmaster Jos Wissink finished uploading the photo's from the older web designs last weekend. Let's do a quiz real quick. How many pictures do you think are on the FATBMX site at the moment?
a) 100 - 250
b) 250 - 500
c) 500 - 1000
Find the answer to this question right here: