For the third time the FSO JAM was held on the 20th of August. Even though the weather gods seemed to have different plans for the day, a group of around 60 riders showed op at the Central Station. When we all got our shit together and the first beer of the day down us, we set off for an exploration of our nations capitols best street spots. Amsterdam does not offer you typical street spots and some of the spots provided a real challenge to some.
To avoid a rundown of all the stops made and tricks pulled I will just sum up a few of the highlights of the day. For me the trick of the day was done by Rutger Pauw at the Amstel long ledge. This ledge is around 50 meters long, starts off at a good 80 cm above the ground and has a 3 meter or more drop in the beginning, 2 Years ago Rutger almost pulled it but ended up over the bars with a split knee, this year he pulled it clean.. and brakeless.
Guettler, Nasty, Murray, Ali and Others From Vans BMX Team Sign Autographs at Orlando Vans Skatepark
Join the Vans BMX Team including Ryan Guettler, Cory Nastazio, Stephen Murray, Alistair Whitton, Gary Young, Mike Aitken and Joey â€œWhitesnakeâ€? Marks for an autograph session at the Vans Skatepark at Festival Bay in Orlando. Bucky Lasek will also be on hand to sign.
Festival Bay at International Drive
5220 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 11
Expert street has now SOLD OUT. There has been such interest that applications for the Expert street are now closed â€“ just so you know, the 100th form received was for rider Jay Hook.
Don’t forget, if you missed out on the Expert street entry, there are still places in the Pro category and you can also enter any combination of the extra contests, priced at Â£20 each. This years extra contests include the Etnies High Air and Snickers Highest Bunny Hop and Best Trick competitions.
Spectacular championship Braun Flatground offers flatland the stage it deservesâ€œBraun Flatground should serve as an example to all flatland competitionsâ€?
Last weekend Amsterdam â€“ Holland welcomed the world’s largest flatland event: Braun Flatground. After an opening party on Friday, with Dutch hip hop artists Pete Philly & Perquisite, Saturday started off with qualification rounds Pro and Girl followed by the Dutch Championships Finals. No less than forty-seven professional riders from Japan, USA, Canada, Chili, as well as most European countries competed for a much sought after qualifying place amongst the sixteen finalists.
At night the finalists gathered in front of a massive crowd in the Westergasfabriek Gashouder built in 1902. In a heated one-on-one battle, Viki Gomez (SPA) managed to beat all his opponents.
San Jose Day 5 was pretty much a slow day, all that was occurring was BMX Park Finals, which although is a big event, most of the athletes were pretty beat up from riding hard for 4 previous days straight. I too, was exhausted because this was just a tiring week so I didn't really get a good report at the event of what happened in BMX Park finals, but once again thanks to my friend Alex and good ol TiVi have no fear, we have a complete report for ya still.
Park finals would go down at 1pm inside the HP Pavilion and you could pretty much tell the riders were throwing everything they had into the park runs but their bodies were just not there.
Saturday would be a pretty calm day BMX wise, the only thing going down was Park Prelims which would begin at 2:30pm. So still being pretty warn out on BMX Park I headed out to the FMX course to watch the guys practice a little bit, somehow I always seemed to get sucked into the Moto X events, I don't know what It is about them, maybe it's the fact that the majority of the riders in FMX (all but one that I've encountered) have been beyond nice and conversational with the fans. They opened the gates at noon on Saturday so being the anti-social person I was feeling like that day, before they let the crowds in I headed back to Park to find a seat to watch the prelims go down.
Animal and MacNeil are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between the two companies. The agreement allows Animal to use Mac Neil’s patented Pivotal seat technology on Animal bike seats. â€œIt’s been a our goal to work with other companies and to get more of them to use our Pivotal design.â€? Said Jay Miron of MacNeil. â€œ I’ve been a huge fan of Animal since the beginning. So I’m really excited that they are the first to go with the pivotal design.â€? Miron added.
Practical information on the 8th Urbans Vibrations of PESSAC (suburbs of Bordeaux, France).
BMX contest Pro and Am (street/dirt/mini) October the 29 and 30 with possibility of practice the week before (+ all the local spots) and on October 29 starting from 18h00 until 22h00.
Price money of 5000 euros for the pros and 10.000 euros of bmx parts and wear for amateur! the whole comp is indoor (except dirt if possible!).