Jim Rienstra runs Aspire which is a BMX video contest. You enter with your own video part and a team of judges will decide if you're a winner. All great entries will end up on the Aspire BMX DVD. You don't need to be a pro to enter or live in California, or travel to a contest. Use your local terrain and have a mate film you, edit your part and send it in. May 7th is the deadline for round 4. Like the idea? Here's some background of the man who is running the show.FATBMX: Just introduce yourself with the regulars like age, home town, years you've been riding, etc.
Jim Rienstra: I'm a 29 year old Sagittarius that grew up in the small town of Zimmerman Minnesota, where the winters are long and cold. I've been riding since my first piss yellow Columbia BMX bike 20 years ago.
We receive some strange press releases here at FATBMX. When a legendary BMX wheel manufacturer hires a PR agency to write up a press release, you can expect something like this:
LEGENDARY EXTREME BMX COMPANY SKYWAY TAPS ROCK STARS & APPAREL TRENDSETTERS;
GRAPHITE WHEEL COMPANY TAKES GLOBAL AIM AT YOUTH MARKET
LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ MARCH 29, 2005 â€“ Skyway BMX, makers of the Tuff Wheel and the company responsible for the mag wheel phenomenon of the 1970’s and 80's, is re-emerging as a must have â€œold Skoolâ€? product for a new generation of street riders.
With a new version of the infamous Tuff Wheel ll, the groundbreaking Graphite wheel company is teaming up with extreme music and apparel industries to capture spending dollars of urban youth by plugging directly into their world.
VSI Products is proud to announce the addition of Pete Dylewski to its staff. Pete will head up the marketing duties involving all of the Bicycle products offered by VSI Products including Intense BMX frames, Intense BMX and MTB Tires, SINZ, THE Products, Vigor Helmets, Rave Paks, Tail Hook Rack Systems, and Attivo.
Pete’s main duties and goals will include media relations, press releases, team event support, event and rider sponsorship, web updates, and advertising.
Another month, another Pin-Up. Jakie poses for the camera of DIRECTBMX's Ricky Ratt who informed us that he also has photos of Jakie with glow in the dark paint on her boobies. If we're lucky we will see those later this year. Enjoy for now........
Scotty Cranmer came out to California this week to shoot a Panasonic commercial. I have seen a few TV commercials being filmed but this was crazy. He flew in Monday afternoon and shot some stuff down in the San Diego area. The plan was to hit some skateparks but the no bikes rule shut them down, the next thing you know and Scotty is tailwhippng over a dumpster using a shady piece of scrap wood as a ramp.
The next plan was to hit the Etnies skatepark of Lake Forest on Tuesday, Tuesday is not a bike day so the film crew made a donation to the City of Lake Forest and they let them film from 8:00am to 10:00am before they opened. There was 23 people working on the
AUSTRALIA CREATES HISTORY â€œStevenson and Fenwick dominateâ€?
Who can forget the headlines after last years World Championships in Holland?
Australia is preparing for another assault on the world stage this year and is looking forward to another successful UCI World Championship in Paris.
The NBL Easter Classic took place in Florida last weekend. Author's Mikael Prokop had a good weekend with 3 wins (out of 4). Dutchman Robert de Wilde got a third on Saturday but didn't make it out of his motos on Sunday. He got stuck in some soft dirt and crashed once. Cristian Becerine didn't make the mains this weekend but there was more bad news. Warwick Stevenson is out with a torn ACL. He had to get off the bike while riding his backyard trails and made a wrong step. Get well soon Warlock!
Anyway, here are the PRO weekend results:
BMX trix & Techniques for the park & street
By: Tony Donaldson
Prize: $ 19,95 US
BMX books are kind of rare. Whenever you come across one at the library or a book store they usually make you giggle. The pics are outdated and the tricks not from this time.
Tony Donaldson has finished a BMX-how-to book. Although the book was published in 2004, the pics already make me giggle. He's got Todd Anderson doing the vert part on a quarterpipe, Stephen Scheurer explaining the flatland tricks, Kyle Huber doing the street stuff and Mike Drolet doing the basics on a HARO Shredder with coloured chain wearing a pro-tec with sunglasses on.
A new website over in Germany is putting the BMX dates together. Visit www.bmxdates.de to see where things are happening. This site focuses on the German scene. The info is listed in German.
For a more international Freestyle and Race calendar, click on our FATBMX event schedule. Seems like there are lots of events going on again.
SNAFU CONRAD seatpost clamp
When you're trying to save weight on your bike every little bit helps. Throw away your current seatpost clamp if it weighs more than 32 grams. It probably does.
-Extruded and CNC-machined aluminum construction
-Replaceable Allen bolt and hex nut hardware