Production: Rob Ridge
Rob Ridge has been misunderstood in the past. He's a 30+ rider, runs a skatepark and is one hell of a tech bike rider. He'll fit in the Dave Freimuth, Tobias Wicke, Rick Moliterno category with his wild style of nosepick-tailwhip tricks on spines. His freecoaster gives him the opportunity to go fakie and his own park gives him the chance to build strange obstacles for even crazier tricks.
Rob is not afraid to huck himself down massive rails either or flip a dirt jump. Rob "takes it" a lot and throws his bike but to progress, you have to fall down and get back up. Tempermental is more than Rob Ridge. (Local) Riders that are not so well known get footage on the home-copied DVD.
Title: RoadFools 12
Production: Props Visual Ltd.
Even though the idea of Roadfools is a bit played out, the RoadFools DVD's are a must see. You don't want to miss Nyquist get slapped in the face by a girl (at a party all for fun) and see Seth Kimbrough's band for instance.
To keep in the loop of the development of BMX, watching the RF productions helps. The crew of Stuart King (UK), Sergio Layos (Spain), Scott Malyon (UK) teams up with Northern Americans Scerbo, Hamilton, Young, Arata, Kachinsky, Barrett, Porter, Martinez and Enns (Can).
Mirra Images, The story of my life By Dave Mirra with Mark Losey Regan Books ISBN 0-06-098916-5 Paperback Price: $ 15.95 USA I contacted Dave for a copy of his book to review on FATBMX.com. He put his Familie in charge of it. The book arrived but also the $40,= USD shipping bill. That's one way to treat the media that you need for a (positive) review on the book.
The Life Story of a Gravity Goddess
By: Marla Streb
A Plume Book
USA: $ 14.00 USD
I contacted the publisher for a copy of Marla's book and they sent it to FATBMX in a heartbeat. I did not know what to expect but thought that there would be some kind of connection with BMX as most Downhill riders started out racing BMX.
When flipping through the pages I noticed the word: BMX in chapter 1 and started reading. It said: "As a kid I never owned or raced a BMX bike. I never built a plywood ramp in the driveway from which to launch summerlong jumps." That's when I handed over the book to my wife for her to read it and do the review.
By: Kay Clauberg
contemporary BMX photography
Price: 19,80 Euro
Size: 27cm X 27cm - paperback
We've all seen him haul his photo equipment around at a contest or two; Kay Clauberg. Ring-flash here, umbrella there, extra accu's for remote flash power, long lens, fish eye, you name it, it's in his backpack or on his stroller. Kay's photo book is a direct result of a University project.
Once the single copy was done it was time to find a publisher to print it. This turned out to be a tough case. Only with the help of the Carhartt people Kay could afford to have the book published and put it on the market for sale.
A Twenty Inch Production
Sometimes at a contest I wonder who the hell is filming for what. It seems like everyone and their uncle has a DV camera of some sort and wants to catch the action first hand. One guy blocks the other to get the best view but screws it up for everyone else.
It's good to see that footage gets used for a final product. If you own a video camera and you're only using it to show it to your friends on your own TV, do everyone a favor and just buy a DVD that covers the contest you went to.
Time: Vdo 47 min DVD over an hour.
Music: Poppy, punky, hiphoppy schÃ¶ne Musik!
Shows: Flat, Ramp, Street, Dirt, Contests etc etc
Thomas you almost made it to the 5 star, if you didn't make the BIG mistake at the beginning of the DVD it would have been a 100% scoreâ€¦â€¦it says Soul 22 in the menu and you are already at #23!
I want to give you a compliment for this issue, I don't know what I really see but I think you found more buttons on your camera and computer, new effects, smooth editing and the music is super.
(Thomas Fritscher helped a lot so that's the reason :TS )