The Rebel Jam started off with the Amateur Mini contest on Friday afternoon. It was the same mini with spine and sub box as last year so no changes there. The riders field was pretty international and there were a lot more riders than last year which was good to see. It seemed like people had heard about the comp and didn’t want to miss it this year. It is always tough to decide who belongs to ride in the “no-pro” class. It there are three classes (expert - master - pro) it is easier to split up the group of amateurs. It has never been any different that the better riders could have ridden a class higher than they entered. With last year’s prize being a trip to Woodward and this year’s am winner getting a customized Rebel Jam/wethepeople frame-fork-bar set, it makes it even harder to decide who belongs where. As long as there is no 150 page IBMXFF freestyle rule book anybody can do whatever they want.
Tailwhips have become a standard trick for everyone to learn and that includes the am-mini class riders.
The FAT-JAM is happening next week. Maybe you can help spread the word as we don't know how to do that. The FAT-JAM will be low-key as you're used from us. If that is your style, we will see you on Saturday. You're welcome to bring your own booze and your own barbeque and make sure you bring your friends too. There is no time schedule so even to slackers will make it on time. The music will be plugged in around one o' clock on Saturday 19 August so take that as the official opening of the FAT-JAM. Bring your favorite CD's if you want, or maybe someone has one of those i-pods with some good shit on it that we can plug in. Don't expect Mat Hoffman, Todd Lyons or Jay Miron to be here this year. Those times have long gone. If you want to ride your bike on some small trails, you have all day to master the doubles. There will be no one sending you off because you don't have the right wristband or did not register.
We are having a Jam at the Belchertown Skate Park this Saturday, August 12th starting at 1:00 and we would love it if you can come. We just finished building a new rythym section, a street spine, a curb-to-wall ride, a vert wall, a new ledge, and a new grind box-- the park is awesome! We are located off of Route 202 in Belchertown, Massachusetts behind the police station. Everyone is required to wear a helmet due to some trouble we have been having with the police lately. If you have any questions or need more detailed directions, just let me know by phone (413) 687-5704. Cost is $5.
Nashville Pussy played at the Red Bull Elevation contest in Vancouver, Canada. They were pure rock 'n roll and gave it all they got. After the concert it was off to the next party and before I knew it we were walking the Whistler streets with the band. We started talking and one of the band members' dad is actually from The Netherlands. Even better, they were going to do some shows in Holland soon. I asked them to send me a mail with the locations because I wanted to see the band play again.
I did receive an e-mail from Ruyter Suys , the guitar chick from the band. They were actually going to play 5 minutes from my place in Lierop. A few e-mails later Paul and I were on the list for the Nirwana tuinfeesten. Once again they were rocking hard, even after spending a few days in Amsterdam with no sleep. Whatever gets them going, make sure to go see them next time you have the chance.
Okay, you're having a brother and he rides too. That's cool. Now figure you have two brothers and the both ride. That's even better. What if all three are actually good enough to all enter Pro Dirt at a major BMX dirt contest? We shot a photo of Leo Forte, Kye Forte and Toby Forte at the BMX Masters in Cologne. All three of them were doing lookbacks over this same hip. We're running a new poll on FATBMX to find out who you think has the best lookback in the Forte family. The three brothers just won all three Style awards at the Rebel Jam in Dirt. Before you vote for their lookback, watch this Empire of Dirt movie.
SE has taken another step back into "retro coolness!" No longer do you need to spend top dollar on E-Bay for a torn up, faded old school SE jersey. Now you can buy a brand spankin' new retro SE jersey made by Hot Shoppe. Large vent holes, old school wings, legendary light blue & brown colors, large wings down the shoulder, you name it. It's all there. Sizes: Youth Med, Youth Large, Small, Med, Large, XL, XXL MSRP: $60
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NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (August , 2006) – Setting a new level of dirt jumping domination, Giant BMX Team rider, Corey Bohan, won his third consecutive gold medal in BMX freestyle dirt competition at X Games 12 on Thursday. The win was a defining moment in Bohan’s career and an important moment for Giant with Corey winning on his new signature Giant BMX bike, the limited edition Rhythm Team. Bohan’s win will inspire riders of all levels and is a direct result of Giant’s involvement with the sport. “Giant is proud to congratulate Corey on yet another gold at X Games,” said Skip Hess, president of Giant Bicycle, Inc.
THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY EURO TOUR .The Shadow Crew and Ronnie B. just arrived in London to kickoff The Shadow Conspiracy Euro Tour. They will be touring in both England and France along with Seventies and Frenchy's Distribution. We'll be announcing updates on both the Myspace and Shadow sites.
CASSELBERRY TRAILS G.L. gave me a little tip this morning about the Casselberry trails here in Central Florida. The infamous Casselberry crew is reworking them and will hopefully be ready to roll around November of this year.
INSOMNIAC FLATLAND JAM.Chad Degroot and Kip Williamson are hosting the first ever Insomniac Flatland Jam on September 2, 2006 in Longwood Florida. Here is the link to the flyer on the Mesh Skatepark flyer.
Departments: -Up Front . This is where we hide the subliminal messages. -Pro Q&A: Joe Rich Why cut the dreads, Joe? Why!? -Diversions. Several things to keep you occupied -Then And Now: Matt Beringer Matts done a lot of growing upriiiight. -Products: Twelve luscious products for you to drool over. Or maybe it's thirteen, we can't count. -Setups: Allan Cooke No helicopters were icepicked in the making of this bike check. -Product Test: More beadless tires and a new frame from Fly. -Letters: The bane of Ryan Fudger's existence? Nope, he actually enjoys it. -Steps: Nothings Like no hands and no feet, not like that thing youre doing with your life.