Mike Castillo, better known as Big Island has found work over in Hollywood. Big is working at Mark Mahoney's tattoo studio called: Shamrock Social Club. It doesn't get much better than that in tattoo land.
Big Island is doing jobs left and right sweeping floors and writing down appointments. With Mark Mahoney around it's a good way to learn how the job gets done. Expect Big to start taking appointments himself in a year or so.
When you're in Hollywood, stop by and say hi. Ph. 310-271-9664
Trivia: Mark Mahoney is the artist who did Pete Augustin's Madusa over 15 years ago.
We received this from one of our favorite artists. In fact, we've got one of his paintings on the wall here.........
Hello Friends of Bend...
There are 3 new paintings for sale on the Bend site. They are all 7"x7"
and $250 each.
You can buy them direct through the credit card system on the Bend
Michael de Wit used to live 10 miles from Aarle-Rixtel, our hometown. Together with the Van Boxmeer brothers he got into the BMX/skate thing early. Michael started out with a Minerva bike and made many trips to Aarle-Rixtel to ride together. One year at a contest/party at Ponypark Slagharen, Mike decided to go for the beerbong. Instead of pouring beer in the funnel, it was filled with a litre of Chocolate Milk. If you even wondered where the King of Choq nickname came from, wonder no more.
When you think of Oklahoma, what do you think of; Hoffman Bikes, Mat Hoffman, the secret ninja warehouse, Cowboys and Indians? Well now there is one other item you can add to that list; cement bike/skatepark..
That is right February 3, 2005 marked the official grand opening of the 1st cement bike\skate park in Oklahoma City.
This is not just a bike/skatepark, this is a 26,000-square foot facility that features an 11-foot half pipe, 10-foot over vert pocket, Panda bowl with 3 shapes, Volcano with a sub box on top, 8-stair with two hubba
Kink BMX's Jim Cielencki is opening a bike/skate shop called Sunday Skate BMX in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. It should be open in a few months. He already has a key to the place.
Danny Hickerson won the Front Yard jam held in Ventura, Ca. last week. The contest was organized by Ryan Sher.
Dirty Dan Bogard is finishing up the design of his signature frame. They'll be available some time in May.
The Kink crew was challenged by a unicycle that showed up at their offices. While most people have a hard time hopping on, Jim Cielencki grabbed the thing and just started pedaling. Will it be a new item for his Sunday Skate BMX store?
We at FATBMX don’t know shit about putting together our own videos. It seems like there are a lot of you guys out there that are messing around with digital video camera’s and computers. Maybe you can help us out making a couple of 30 seconds FATBMX commercials. We want to run some fresh ones in Props and Soul, the two leading BMX video magazines so you’re sure that the commercials will be seen.
Because of the fucked up PAL/NTSC tape system and the various DVD
Tips when you go USA
When you ride BMX, most likely you want to check out the scene in the USA. If you don’t live in the USA and you have never made the trip over, here are a few tips. I could list a whole bunch of good stuff and a whole list of bad stuff about the land of the free and the home of the brave. Here’s a mixture so you don’t get your hopes up of a perfect world but it shouldn’t hold you back from discovering the country where it all started.
Oh yeah!! We are proud to present the Soul Cycle XL series!
These series done by riders for riders will take place in the 3 best indoor parks in Holland.
Round 1 12-03-05: Skatepark The Promise Heerlen
Round 2 16-04-05: Skatepark Insaen Zaandam
Round 3 07-05-05: Skateland Rotterdam
The Series is based on a point system, so overall winners win big prizes.
Every round we’ll give away prizes, but for the overall winners of Pro there’s â‚¬1000 prize money and also the Expert class riders will be blown away by the prizesâ€¦
If you're not into the MX thing, don't click on this. If you are, enjoy some photo's I shot in San Francisco, check the results and enjoy the notes that PR manager Denny Hartwig sent over.Three in a Row for Suzuki’s Carmichael
Laninovich Takes Home First Win in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (January 29, 2005) - Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., won his third consecutive THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race in front of 38,744 fans at SBC Park. Honda’s Billy Laninovich, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., won his first 125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series race.
FRONT BRAKE REVOLUTION GOES STATESIDE
The â€œFront Brake Revolutionâ€? part 2 is to take place at:
Rampage Skatepark, Davenport, Iowa, USA on 18 th /19 th /20 th March 2005.
Jam creators and organisers: Ben Foakes and partner Jasmine O’Brien have teamed up with Standard Industries’ Rick Moliterno to make the project happen. Rampage Skatepark will sadly close indefinitely the week after FBR 2 and this will be the last chance for riders to congregate at the legendary location and bid it farewell. Special ramp modifications are being prepared in the weeks leading up to the jam to make the park more BMX friendly.