The [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=925]RedBull Backyard Build-Off[/url] in [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=798]Matt Bischoff's[/url] yard was a unique event and the video that Anamorphosis produced about the ramp building contest is different too. The builders are in the spotlight, more so than the riders. The riding actually is only one chapter on the entire video which isn't enough if you ask me. With all those riders there shredding the place apart it could have had at least 3 chapters. But it's cool to get the ramp builders in the spotlight as Brian Kachinski states in one of the interviews. The video could run on TV the way it's made. Nate Wessel is the main presenter interviewing the three ramp building teams and checking in with them every day on the progress. They only had 3 days to build a section and with rain, defect generators, builders not showing up and jokes being played on the teams it is amazing they did pull it off. One day Wessel himself worked on the ramps for 22 hours straight or something ridiculous like that.
To all who are still in it, good luck. 24 June 2006 GERMANY:SWEDEN 17:00 24 June 2006 ARGENTINA:MEXICO 21:00 25 June 2006 ENGLAND:ECUADOR 17:00 25 June 2006 PORTUGAL:HOLLAND 21:00 26 June 2006 ITALY:AUSTRALIA 17:00 26 June 2006 SWITZERLAND:UKRAINE 21:00 27 June 2006 BRASIL:GHANA 17:00 27 June 2006 ESPAGNA:FRANCE 21:00
Jackson, NJ Native Scotty Cranmer Takes Early Lead in Points Standings. June 23, 2006 – Louisville, Ky. – Scotty Cranmer of Jackson, NJ won the BMX Park competition on Friday at the Panasonic Open at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., the first stop of the 2006 Dew Action Sports Tour. It was the second consecutive tour win for Cranmer, who won the PlayStation® Pro in Orlando last October. He takes an early lead in the season points standings, earning 100 points for the win. Cranmer, 19, scored a 94.50 on his second run and sealed the victory with a double tailwhip 360 to edge Ryan Guettler, the 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour BMX Park champion. Guettler of Beenleigh, AUS., who led after the first run, finished second with a score of 93.75, earning 75 points. BMX up-and-comer Daniel Dhers, Caracas, VEN placed third with a score of 92.00.
The SE UK distributor (shiner.co.uk) have put together a team for 2006 racing at the UK national series. Riders for this year are Jai Kemp riding in 30-39 cruiser, Jai has been riding for over 18 years. Ryan Hodge riding in the 15 to 16 yrs boys and has been riding for 4 years and looking good for 2006. Bethan Hallett races in the 10 to 12 yrs girls riding the new SE Xpert bike, last year Bethan made the final at the Worlds in Paris and will be proudly racing on her World No 8 plate this year. Andy Shaw will be racing in 19+ men and also in Elite cruiser, Andy also has been riding forover 20 years and has been riding in Europe for the past few years and is looking fast this year at the Euro rounds.
You've seen Kim Hayashi wearing it. You might've even wtinessed Shawn "Swifty" O'Gorman crashing in his and giving it the ultimate test. And ABA’s No.1 Cruiser rider Bob O’Gorman has worn his to the podium plenty of times already. Well, now you can have one of your ownas the ALL NEW flat black PRO EVIL's just arrived and are available to bike dealers all around the country. IMPROVED FIT AND MORE VERSATILITY. THE INNER EPS LINER HAS BEEN RESHAPED FOR COMFORT, AND THE OUTER SHELL OFFERS MAXIMUM VISIBILITY AND SUPERIOR PERIPHEREAL VISION. LENGTH OF FULLFACE NOSE PROVIDES BETTER BREATHING ROOM THAN THE COMPETITION.
Vult’s newest dvd finished and available. This DVD actually comes both vids (Aloha, B-Sides) on 1 disc.As a bonus the new packaging is half the weight and 1/4 the size of regular ammary cases. We are planning on the disc to retailing for $12 in the US. Aloha, 25mins Rich Hirsch, Kevin Porter, Brian Kachinski, Mike Saavedra, Mike O’Donnell and Aaron Nardi go to Hawaii for some fun in the sun. This video documents the crew leading up to the trip, the trip, and the return back to Cali. Lots of good riding, good music, good times, and some nice scenery. This video looks amazing (shot completely with the Panasonic DVX100A), sounds good, has some fun edits, and overall is pretty damn entertaining.
The Dew Tour kicked off with the BMX Park prelims in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday. The twelve athletes below will advance to BMX Park Finals. Just take a look at that field!:
1 Wade Morgan Tyler, TX 94.00 2 Mirra Dave Greenville, NC 93.00 3 Guettler Ryan Beenleigh, AUS 90.25 4 Whitton Alistair Chester, GBR 90.00 5 Cranmer Scotty Jackson, NJ 90.00 6 Nyquist Ryan Greenville, NC 88.50 7 Harrington Josh Greenville, NC 87.25 8 Canina Diogo Amparo, BRA 86.50 9 Dhers Daniel Caracas, VEN 85.50 10 Cooke Allan Greenville, NC 84.75 11 Dillewaard David Redcliffe, AUS 84.00 12 Young Gary San Diego, CA 83.75
Spectator Schedule for Friday, June 23 : Gates open at 3 p.m.
T-mobile will wire the whole Rebel Jam area with free wireless lan access and they will set up 5 computers for web access at anytime for the riders and media. They also will present a short 4-minute clip at [url=http://www.rebeljam.com/]RebelJam.com[/url] to show a highlight cut of the weekend. T-Mobile will be added subtly with "wireless support by" on the ads and posters.
Andy Zeiss (co-organizer of the event): "It was important to us that T-mobile will have a usefull intergration at the Rebel Jam. We think it´s an enrichment for everyone. So don't forget to bring your pc!"
The Shadows are coming to Europe to ride and party. From 7 - 21 August the following team riders will be on the road: Ali Whitton, Byron Anderson, Joe Simon, John Jennings, Ryan Sher, Owain Clegg, Matt Roe, Alex Dropsy, Kevin Guerdner plus a mystery guest. Hope that's not The Gonz. They've got two official stops on the program that are set up with the help of their distributors in England (Seventies) and France (Frenchys).
The open park session with BBQ in the UK will be held on 10 August
The Flat Art Crew is putting on a Funk BMX movie night. Instead of soccer they'll show BMX at the Haus Der Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany. Next to the Deluxe BMX videos they'll have a live flatland show planned on July 1st. The BMX flatland show starts at 21:30pm and the film starts at 22:00pm. It's free to attend.
Next to this news blurb, Flo Sailer had the following to report: