Just when we finished up the "How to take your BMX bike on a plane" article we received this info from Nadia at Eastpak about their new Resistance bag line designed with the help of their team riders. Now this one looks comfortable as it has a handle and wheels so you can roll it. Sweet.
You want the specs? Here they are:
AROUND THE WORLDâ„¢ (K557) 187 liters
Telescopic single pole handle
Large main compartment with inside webbing compression straps and Tarpauline lining
B.A Baracus has given the go ahead to dish out some more info on the 1664 A-Team Frame, due out the end of Spring. Check out the picture and the specs of the new frame, made to fly.
1664 currently have opportunities for distributors to carry the 1664 brand in, USA, Australia and Japan. All interested parties please contact Riley Haws for more information. 1664 products are currently available in, Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France.
Riley Haws/1664 BMX Ltd.
Travel tips: How to transport your BMX on the plane?
Wherever you go, you want to take your bike. It's hard to drive to the USA from Europe so flying is the only option. With those discount airlines selling ridiculously cheap European flights, it might be an option to take the plane to the next contest. What was only for the big time sponsored riders in the past, might be the thing to do for you too. To give you an example, last year I did book a flight from our local airport (Eindhoven) to London which cost me only 56 Euros and that is including tax. The ticket was actually 2 pounds for the flight to London and 3 pounds for the return.
Now how does it work when you want to bring your bike?
Number Ten, a film by Edd Allen
Running time approximately 40 minutes
Cover design Dean Hearne
DVD Authoring Mark Richards
Titles/Help James Dale
Now this is a video! It's enjoying to watch. Edd Allen knows what it takes to make a good video and he pulled out all stops to make it happen in this Seventies production. The intro is beautiful. It must look insane on a big screen in a cinema but I only had the pleasure to watch it on TV. The Seventies crew distributes a lot of brands and they sponsor a lot of riders. This gave them a lot of choice to get footage together for Number Ten.
OP Girls Learn To RideJoin us for our upcoming "Girls Learn to Ride" BMX and skateboarding event at The Block at Orange on Sunday, February 27th from 9 AM - Noon.
Registration begins at 8:30 AM and is only $35 per person for three hours of instruction. The girls only event is open to all levels of riding and skating. We will also be offering a special $15 session fee for ladies who would like to ride or skate for the three hour session without instruction.
It seems like everyone and their uncle is jumping on the Old School BMX freestyle bandwagon. 3 sources in France are getting material together, the Joe Kid on a Stingray movie is coming out soon (premiere 2 April) and now also Bob Osborn is working on getting the history of BMX freestyle out with the help of several Old School freestyle enthusiasts like Maurice Meyer, Oscar Gonzalez, Tim Hughes, Brett Downs, Eric Rothenbusch, Thom Lund, Paul Willis, Perry Kramer and some more.
Wait a minute, Bob Osborn!!???? Correct, that's the man in the picture that was posted yesterday. Oz is back at it and posting a lot on the www.vintagebmx.com site trying to track down the first aerial, the first carve in a pool, define the first flatland trick (is it a rockwalk, or a no-handed wheely, or something else?), the first freestyle specific part, the first contest, the first trick team, the first demo, etc.
Hunter at Infantry5 put up a video that will make everyone laugh except for the guy on the picture on the right. Humble BF might even think it's funny too. Ahh the good old days of spray painted Cycle Craft frames......
The old bmx footage was recorded at the California State Championships in 91'. It was a jump demo put on by Cyclecraft's National #1 expert racer Brian Foster with the help Jimmy Garcia.
And I thought BF had always been smooth........
[url=http://www.infantry5.com/brian1.html]Click here for BF in racing gear doing a jumping demo[/url]
To collect footage you need to get out there and film. The Hoffman team of Bruce Crisman, Chris Souter, Seth Kimbrough, Jon Taylor, Ryan Barrett and Sebastian Keep loaded up some vans and hit the road in Europe. H*B's Mark Owen and Bryan Baxter were on board to do some filming. The countries that were treated with some riding were England (big session at the Seventies warehouse), France (Bercy/Paris) and Germany (Cologne/DÃ¼sseldorf area).
Although the team visited the 2004 World's in Cologne, there is zero contest footage in the Euro Trip. Brakeless riders Seth, Chris and Bruce don't need much to do sick tricks. Give them a ledge, a few stairs and a flat bank and you'll see backwards tricks, 360-s and barspins all mixed up. Stand out on the Euro trip is by far Seth Kimbrough. He delivers on everything. Big rails included, well impressed. The editing/graphics are well done. It follows the theme of the H*B ads in the magazines.
Snickers Bowl and Snickers Sunday press releases:GET BOWLED OVER BY THE NEXT â€˜NO-HANDED 900’ ON BRITISH SOIL
What do you get if you add thrashing guitars and screaming voices to skateboards and BMXs? Answer: The Download rock festival at Donington (10-12th June 2005).
Take a breather from the sweat-filled moshpit, rocking to headline acts Feeder, Black Sabbath and System of a Down, and let some of the worlds greatest living sports legends including Mat Hoffman and Steve Caballero entertain you with high-speed, high-flying skate and BMX tricks at the only European visit of the all-new SNICKERS BOWL.
In search of...........
Word on the street was that he did not want to have anything to do with BMX any more. Rumour was that he packed his bags and became a biker. After 15 years of wondering where he was, some people thought they'd seen him at the ABA Grands a few months ago. But he looked so different. Was it really him?
We're not going to give up the name just yet but the lady's T-shirt should give you a hint. Photo by Bruce Ritter.