Thursday I got to the venue around 10:30am and went to watch BMX park practice once again, the wind again was not co-operating so they shut down Dirt and BMX Supercross practice for the time being. Therefore the only things going on were BMX Vert and Park practice. It seemed like every single rider was out there practicing, but even I after watching Park practice the whole day yesterday was not really feeling it too much, that and most of the riders had just gotten into San Jose the night before so most were still feeling out the course, so I decided to wander the venue a little bit I still hadn't found out how to get to the Dirt or FMX Venue but before I had a chance to do that, I walked into the Media Center and a few of the girls were working on getting the "Hurricane Relief Autograph Signings" together but they were having a hard time getting the athletes to sign up, so knowing that I had a connection to Ryan Guettler, they asked me if I could get him because as they put it, "If we have Guettler we don't need anyone else" so taking a look at the signing times and Guettler's schedule I found out he could do the Friday, went and talked to him and *poof* he signed up to do it.
The Ruff Draft DVD is full of those "BIO riders" that appear on one page with a little interview in the BMX magazines. From Larry Alvarado to Jackson Ratima these are all very talented riders that actually deserve full back-up from a company but since they're too far away from "the scene" they seem to get unnoticed. Steve Croteau and Davy Watson belong to this list too. They're riding new spots that could easily end up on a full page in Dig or RIDE. The filming of Ruff Draft is super and adds a couple of new angles to the whole video. Mike Hoder and Justin Simpson each have good sections. The graphics in Ruff Draft are great and at least you get to know who's riding after every rider gets presented with some type of "introduction". The DVD is a strong street film with new locations be it pools, rails, stairs and banks. It has got some hidden sections and bonus features including game of BIKE between Dossantos and Gonzalez. Chad Shackelford did a good job with Ruff Draft.
Cathy Bluem has been doing reports for us from the Dew tour. Cathy drove up to San Jose and fired back this first report that's about the press conference and first practice session. It might be a week late but Cathy has a good reason for it. And then again, we're beating the BMX mags on this one anyway. Get ready for the Cathy reports.HEy Bart, I hope u got my email about this week its been HELL i had
spanish test on MOnday, a History test on WEd (that I didnt know about
until Monday) and a Communication quiz on Friay...so I didnt have time
to do the reports but im getting em done now...heres the first day...
Playstation is doing some sort of Trick of the Week contest where BMX-ers are up against skateboarders and FMX-ers at the Dew Action Sports Tour. This time the following riders have been nominated to put the $5 grand in their back pocket: Dave Mirra (like he really needs it but it helps to pay for the wedding), Jamie Bestwick (same goes for him but he could use some pamper money) and Ryan Guettler (he's been winning so much this year, it isn't even funny). Anyway, it's better to keep the check within our sport of BMX than give it to the FMX-ers or the skateboarders. Vote now at:
[url=http://www.dewactionsportstour.com/main/main_html]Trick of the week[/url]
In case you are wondering what the points standings in BMX are right now with one more stop to go, read on:
DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
Points Standings heading into Championship Tour Stop PlayStationÂ® Pro, October 13-16
Eastpak wanted to give away some backpacks and swag to the FATBMX readers. We said okay so here is the competition. You put the right names with the right Eastpak riders. If you don't know them all, either check our website for more feedback or simply guess.
Three top prizes will get one of:
Eastpak Resistance Backpack: Downhill in Khaki
Eastpak Resistance Backpack: Disaster in Ink
Eastpak Resistance Shoulderbag: Manuel in Khaki
These will be filled with Eastpak Belt, Stickers, Buttons, Vans/Eastpak Antidote Tour CD sampler, Eastpak Lookback DVD and and Eastpak Wallet and a limited editionT shirt designed by Team riders Hannu Cools or Travis Collier Also given out will be FIVE T's to runners up....
From the 23rd to the 25th of September freestyle.ch will open its gates to the Landiwiese in Zurich. The BMX discipline will see the following vert riders: Jay Eggleston, Eduardo Terreros, Stefan Geisler, Koji Kraft, Matt Fairbairn, Simon Tabron, Mike Mancuso, Zach Shaw, Jimmy Walker and Achim Kujawski.
The propulsive force in the scene
freestyle.ch doesn’t only mark the kick-off into the forthcoming winter season from a athletic point of view. The event is also of prime importance to the entire freestyle-industry. As a powerful force in the scene, they ensure that the innovations in the field of freestyle-sports just keep on coming. This year over 60 exhibitors are presenting their
Extend your InterBike stay in Vegas just a couple of days and catch the Vans/Hard Rock Let It Ride BMX Jam, a two-day freestyle BMX extravaganza with more than $75,000 on the line. First place will take home a cool 20 grand. With these riders vying for this money and the entire industry in the stands, the Let It Ride Jam just might end up being the most exciting contest ever. Oh, yeah. It's FREE.
The world's top BMX riders including 16 dirt competitors and 40 street riders. Dave Mirra, Ryan Guettler, Corey Bohan, Stephen Murray, Cory Nastazio, Steven McCann, Mike Aitken, Scotty Cranmer, Allan Cooke, Morgan Wade, Rooftop and Van Homan are among the riders expected.
Etnies sales rep Scott Towne and wife Gail just gained an addition to the family, please welcome Noah Simon Towne.
-DOB: 9/7/05, 6:39 pm
-Height: 20 inches. (damn right!)
-Weight: 7 pounds even
Mom and kid are doing great.
On Thursday the top BMX riders from around the world gathered to participate in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup at the Dew Action Sports Tour. The Toyota Challenge, held last week at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, was the fifth stop on the Dew Action Sports Tour, but the first to include BMX racing. The BMX Supercross was the only event included in the Toyota Challenge that gave spectators the excitement of head to head racing along with the extraordinary spectacle of speed and jumps that is the BMX Supercross format.
Robert was excited when he saw the track on Thursday morning. The steep start ramp and big jumps on the track looked like they were tailored to his powerful and technical riding style. His only concern was the wind. As Robert’s turn to qualify approached the banner at the top of the start ramp was blowing almost completely horizontal in the wind, and he was a little worried that it would slow him down. His time trial run was .39 seconds slower than Mike Day, but strong enough for 2nd overall.