For those who went to the Pop!Session in Estonia or checked out the event on the internet, it is clear that Estonia has not fallen off the map. Right before the event, Risto and a bunch of his friends decided to publish a magazine called Sahtel.
With the filming of the Mega tour 4 done last week I decided to pop in Props Mega Tour #3. Where some companies are having problems collecting footage of each rider for their video, the Props crew collected 57 hours of footage in a good week. Mega Tour 3 had 6 teams present with a bit of Shitluck action added. UGP, Mutiny, Blacken, Empire, Hoffman and Profile were the other six. The tour touched the states of Oklahoma and Texas and many skate parks, street spots and some trails were visited. It also shows you have to drain a pool. The first attempts were with buckets of water until the water pump was fired up. To dry the thing up completely it was set on fire. It resulted in good footage though.
For Immediate ReleaseTHE UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP FEATURED IN INAUGURAL DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR
UCI and the Dew Action Sports Tour announce the inclusion of the UCI BMX Supercross as a specialty competition at the Tour’s fourth event, Sept 8-11 2005 at the HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA USA.
â€œWe are very excited to be able to include the UCI BMX Supercross in the highly anticipated and prestigious 2005 Dew Action Sports Tourâ€?, said Johan Lindstrom, UCI BMX Sports Coordinator.
b]HARO riders are uniting for another UK tour. On board will be Ryan Nyquist (USA), Josh Harrington (USA), Ben Shenker (Hungary), Stefan Geisler (Germany), Anthony Pill (UK), Senad Grosic (Austria) Ben Manuel (UK), Ben Hennon (UK) and possibly Jamie Gray (Australia).
First stop will be the Works skatepark in Leeds (March 29th). On March 30th the team will make an appearance at the Ruff Ride BMX park (BMX only) in Liverpool. On the 31st it's off to Burnley for a session at the Interact skatepark. After that the team will be present at the Bike Show in Coventry (1-3 April).
Make sure to visit one of the parks or come to the contest at The Bike Show.
For info as it comes visit: www.harobikes.com
The A-team's BA Baracus is overcoming his worst fear: flying. BA is getting his signature frame from the people at 1664BMX. When asked for more info we received the following answer:
"We would love to send you some more info on the frame, but as of right now B.A Baracus has a tighter grip on that info then he does on his gold chains in a dark alley."
Leave it to the Canadians.......
Mike Castillo, better known as Big Island has found work over in Hollywood. Big is working at Mark Mahoney's tattoo studio called: Shamrock Social Club. It doesn't get much better than that in tattoo land.
Big Island is doing jobs left and right sweeping floors and writing down appointments. With Mark Mahoney around it's a good way to learn how the job gets done. Expect Big to start taking appointments himself in a year or so.
When you're in Hollywood, stop by and say hi. Ph. 310-271-9664
Trivia: Mark Mahoney is the artist who did Pete Augustin's Madusa over 15 years ago.
We received this from one of our favorite artists. In fact, we've got one of his paintings on the wall here.........
Hello Friends of Bend...
There are 3 new paintings for sale on the Bend site. They are all 7"x7"
and $250 each.
You can buy them direct through the credit card system on the Bend
Michael de Wit used to live 10 miles from Aarle-Rixtel, our hometown. Together with the Van Boxmeer brothers he got into the BMX/skate thing early. Michael started out with a Minerva bike and made many trips to Aarle-Rixtel to ride together. One year at a contest/party at Ponypark Slagharen, Mike decided to go for the beerbong. Instead of pouring beer in the funnel, it was filled with a litre of Chocolate Milk. If you even wondered where the King of Choq nickname came from, wonder no more.
When you think of Oklahoma, what do you think of; Hoffman Bikes, Mat Hoffman, the secret ninja warehouse, Cowboys and Indians? Well now there is one other item you can add to that list; cement bike/skatepark..
That is right February 3, 2005 marked the official grand opening of the 1st cement bike\skate park in Oklahoma City.
This is not just a bike/skatepark, this is a 26,000-square foot facility that features an 11-foot half pipe, 10-foot over vert pocket, Panda bowl with 3 shapes, Volcano with a sub box on top, 8-stair with two hubba