The first issue of Twenty BMX Mag (USA) is beginning to ship, and will be on newsstands on April 1st. This mag will cover all aspects of BMX: race, street, dirt, ramp, and flat. Everyone seems to want to know what percentage of coverage will be assigned to each discipline; all we can say is that that is impossible to predict. We'll do our best to provide equal coverage, but the bottom line is that whatever notable happened that month in BMX will do more to dictate what ends up in the magazine.
George Dossantos is a killer street rider from Northern New Jersey. As a BMX-er yourself you might be aware of that. What you might not know is that George is a killer bass player too. He's in the "Words Away" band. We fired over some band/BMX related questions. When you're done reading that, you can listen to a few songs of the band and watch their video of the song Move On.
What is your occupation at the moment?
Christoph Huber has founded a new bike company calledMankind Bike Company ". The Mankind Asadi Frame, Stem, Sprocket, Handlebars(2), Ti Pegs and Clothing will be available at the end of April.
At the moment frame & parts prototypes are ridden by Markus Fischer and Christoph Huber. The frame weighs 2.45 kg (5.4 lbs), offers integrated headset (FSA campagnolo styles), Euro BB, heattreated 5mm dropouts and full Japanese Cr-Mo tubing. 20.5 & 20.8tt available.
So where shall I start. We are already 2 months into the season and a lot of things already happened.
First I’ll start with sponsor/ business changes and things like that.
-10% Pete Dylewski has been dropped by Pacific Cycles also known as the owner of GT, Schwinn and Mongoose. He was pretty much running the bmx program the last 2 years for them. I was very surprised to be honest with you and I wasn’t the only one. Pacific has been working on their support program the last couple of months. They dropped some truck drivers and hired some new drivers to replace them. John Agnew took Pete’s place so that means he is working for the GT again. He worked for GT back in the late 90’s. He drove the truck around the country for them. He did clinics and he made sure the pit was always dialed at the races.
The people at Impact Skatepark have found another reason to throw a party. On Saturday 19 March next, the Great Birthday BMX-JAM will kick off at 6pm. It's possible to ride the park until midnight for 5 Euros and that includes a free Barbeque! That's cheaper than eating at McDonald's and you get to ride the park for 6 hours.
Next to the free BBQ there's also a band playing called Poor Boys. I never knew Steev Inge played in a band...
Call the Impact skatepark at +32.(0)3.776.46.96 for more info if you need it. The party address is: Lindenstraat 46B, 9100 Sint Niklaas.
Barry Kohne and Dwayne Verkade are organizing a 3 series BMX street competition over in Holland. Round one took place on Saturday 12 March at the Promise park over in the South of Holland. With the park located 10 minutes from the German and 10 minutes from the Belgian border, it saw some strong interest of these two countries. In fact, after the 8 groups of 3 pro riders finished the jam session format qualifying, 7 Germans and 1 Belgian had to ride once more in the XL Series finals.
If you're not aware of the Promise park, it has something for everyone. It has spines, ledges, sub boxes, jump box, wallride, rails and a pyramid with plenty of transfer possibilities. Barry had another crazy fufanu beam installed for this contest but in the end it wasn't even touched.
The Expert class at the Soulcycle XL-series started off an hour late at 13:00 hours. Still some riders did not arrive in time which shows once again that it's hard to start off a BMX freestyle contest in the morning. The max capacity of 50 entries was reached and every rider got one run to try to qualify for the finals. 15 riders out of the 50 were taken and we saw some very good talent in the expert class finals. It was sad to hear that for some people it takes complaining and video footage to convince an organization that the rider belongs in the final, but it happened. They're in there for the wrong reasons. Winning isn't everything, having fun is.
A lot of German riders had plenty of fun. X Martin X (Sponsored by Durex) and Captain Dotterbart (with the most Neon front wheel ever) understood what the comp was about. Dotterbart even made the final and scored third place with a huge wallride and plenty of grinds on the rail. 5th place went to Leroy Kleppe, the Belgian kid with the white helmet who did
FRONT BRAKE REVOLUTION @ RAMPAGE
The FBR Rampage Jam is set to be one of the biggest, most memorable Jams of 2005. The confirmed rider list is absolutely insane and includes the following technicians: Rick Moliterno, Dave Osato, Chad Degroot, Dave Freimuth, Mike O’Connell, James Hitchcox, Brian Vowell, Anthony Pearson, Brian Kachinsky, Anthony Pill, Senad Grosic, Christoph Huber, Ben Foakes, Rob Nolli, Ryan Nyquist, Dennis Mccoy, Dan Seig, Dan Emerich, Eben Fischer, Jim Reinstra, Adam Banton, Neil Keddie, Tom Haughen, Mark Murphy and many more tbc.
The Jam takes place over the weekend of 18/19/20 March, with open jam sessions on Friday and Sunday (anyone welcome) and the huge Front Brake Revolution best trick Jam taking place throughout the day on Saturday. On Saturday night Rampage will host the new Orchid video premiere followed by the all-important after party and some â€œautomobile pyrotechnicsâ€?.
DIG BMX magazine 045 Mar/Apr 2005
UK 2 pound 95 ISSN 1359-012X
Always stoked to get the new Dig in the mail. # 45 is thick. Loads of ads means loads of content. What's in it? Sit tight:
- Letters - news - Tree Bicycle Co.'s Sam Schulte interview - Tuffwheel story - 'zines - Nyquist questionaire - Vinnie Sammon's bike check - video reviews (too many to mention) - Joe Rich on the T1 video - Fraser Byrne on the Sequel - Bob & Wiz on the S&M video - Flat Earth Society - Full on Markus Wilke interview - NorthWest scene report (USA) - 360 bunny-hop how-to - Park info - product stuff - Federal in Japan report - KOG repo - Boneyard jam Repo - LowProfile's on Laurence Taylor, Ben Hittle and Lil' Billy - and a Back Chat with Eduardo Terreros. Buy it, love it.