I wanted to go to Roskilde for years but never made it due to whatever reasons, this year I made it to one of the biggest Music festivals in Europe with 90.000 crazy Skandinavians.Pim van den Bos is sponsored by Simple Bikes and Eastpak and Niels Thanlid invited Pim to enter the show on Tuesday and Wednesday and made me the announcer, not knowing this the week before it was hard to book flights but Pim’s father joined in and brought us to Denmark by car! 1000 Kilometres and 13 hours later we arrived on time for the show on Tuesday.
Eighteen riders from all over Europe and even Argentina and Australia were found to entertain the huge crowd that arrives at Monday/Tuesday several days before the concerts starts.
On the initiative of "local" BMXer Jonathan Jansen and sport and recreation Rotterdam, Yi Control organizes a Freestyle BMX contest on Westblaak. “Best of Blaak” takes place on Sunday July 16 and starts at 13.00 hour on the skate course Westblaak in Rottterdam. The event has competitions in the categories: street, mini and highest air (expert and pro). Entry for both the participants and public is free.
Madison, Wis. July 12, 2006 -Mongoose vert rider Simon Tabron and Mongoose dirt and street rider Cam White are both invited to compete in the 2006 X Games. The invitation-only contest will take place in Los Angeles at the Staple Center August 3-6.
Cam White is excited about the X Games invitation and looks forward to the competition. "I'm pretty stoked to be invited," said Cam. "I was invited last year but a crash in practice put me out, so I'm pretty happy I get another chance and I'm not going to miss this opportunity again if I can help it." "I've had a broken rib for the past few weeks, so my riding hasn't had much attention which sucks, but I had the first good ride since I broke it before the (recent) CFB contest and it was great to be back and feeling good. My goal for this year was to win a contest. I won the CFB so I'm stoked I achieved my goal and now I'm just having fun and sending myself everyday."
After much deliberation and many excellent entries that made the decision process extremely difficult, Nike 6.0 has chosen their Media Apprentice. Ben Green, 19, from Surrey deservedly won the comp after entering with two amazing examples of his work. The first showed his skills as a BMX videographer with well thought out cinematography and interesting choices of locations. His second is a hilarious, brilliantly edited, story of a BMX business man’s journey to work!
In BMX Dirt, Nyquist, 27, secured his first Tour win this season with his first 720 barspin in competition. He scored a 96.25 on his second run to beat the Panasonic Open winner, Anthony Napoliton, 20, of Youngstown, OH. Napoliton scored a 94.00 and in third 21-year-old Luke Parslow scored 93.25. "It's crazy, I feel like I won my first contest. I'm so happy," said Nyquist. "I just found out that I'm the oldest guy on the course. The young guys are pulling the hardest tricks and it seems like war out there."
Dew Tour Denver Dirt results:
1st Nyquist, Ryan 96.25 pts. 2nd Napolitan, Anthony 94 pts. 3rd Parslow, Luke 93.25 pts.
BMX Street Finals Amsterdam, Netherlands - July 14, 2006 1 Tobias Wicke Falkensee, Germany 24 2 Ben Hennon England 3 Mark Koenig Dietzenbach 4 Senad Grosic Untertullnerbach, AUT 5 Koji Kraft Addison, IL 6 Daniel Wedemeijer, Holland 7 Pim van den Bos, Holland 8 Leroy Widmann, Holland 9 Markus Wilke Hamburg, Germany 10 Axel Juergens Argentina 11 Balazs Ivanfi Budapest, Hungary 12 Greg Van Tulder Grobbendonk, Belgium 13 Mark Vos Gravenpolder, Netherlands 14 Vladdie de Koning, Holland 15 Bas Brouwer, Holland 16 Soufiane Belhitti Armhem, Netherlands
With three major BMX events going on this weekend, FATBMX has landed in the South of France for the tenth edition of the FISE. Also here are Josh Nendza, Dave Freimuth, Max Vincent and 2005 winner John Heaton next to a fair bunch of European pros and some Japanese import on the flatland side. The street course is brand new and actually very interesting for the tech riders. We can't wait to see the pros shred the place to pieces. The dirt jumps look good too and it's hard to argue with the 18 meter wide Red Bull (Vertical) ramp. Riders are being flown in from the LG comp in Amsterdam to ride the beast on Sunday. The flatland takes place at the same asphalt surface but the mini spine contest is more of a joke with a three sheet wide mini at the entrance of the event site. This leaves space for improvement in years to come.
Expect FATBMX to post updates over the weekend and with a bit of luck we'll get you the 411 on the LG comp in Amsterdam and the Dew Tour in Denver as well.
ELITE MEN 1 Arturs Matisons (LAT) 2 Ivo Lakucs (LAT) 3 Artis Zentins (LAT) 4 Pablo Guitierrez 5 Henrik Baltzersen 6 Rob Van Den Wildenberg 7 Florent Boutte 8 Kelvin Beatty 9 Arnaud Dubois 10 Manuel De Vecchi 11 Maris Strombergs 12 Lukas Tamme 13 Jerome Leocadie 14 Sebastien Paradis 15 Arno Kanis 16 Jeremy Chaffot 17 Damien Godet 18 Raymon Van Der Biezen 19 Frank Heijne 20 Ivo Van Der Putten
The Dew Action Sports Tour, the only season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, today announced the winner of the PlayStation(r) Trick of the Week Award from the Panasonic Open. Voting began after competitions ended on Sunday, June 25. Fans were able to view video clips and vote online at dewactionsportstour.com until Sunday, July 2. Fans selected Ryan Nyquist as the PlayStation(r) Trick of the Week winner after he performed a barspin no-footed can-can during the BMX Dirt Finals. Nyquist finished the contest in fourth place and is one of the top competitors in the Dew Tour BMX Dirt competition.
"I'm really excited to win! The barspin no-footed can-can is something I've been working on for a while. I'm also excited to be in the running for trick of the year," said Nyquist.
Nyquist faced stiff competition for the PlayStation(r) Trick of the Week Award. Daniel Dhers, a BMX Park competitor, completed a 360 no-footed can-can tailwhip during the BMX Park Finals.
I was suprised that no one had tried it before, but after visiting two places no one had really been to before it also made sense to go back to an old friend but do something we also hadn't. Fact is I hate rental vehicles; unless you get yourself a closed back 7.5 tonne shutter van they're not really the reminder of getting your friends together and going off somewhere I like. So buying something always appealed. There you get two options, buy something decent and hang on to it afterwards, or buy something of a heap and just do whatever with it.
I didn't really know what would be the end option as we started looking, fact is we'd been looking last year as well but decided against it. It's the kind of thing that you get sucked into, with an open scope for any vehicle and Chris from Hotwheels also got sucked into digging up some weird stuff. Somehow part of the tour ended up just being looking for the right cars. We looked at everything from Mercs to Capri's - which would have made at least one team member real happy. I looked at old library buses, Ice cream vans and battered old camper vans from the 60's.