Wednesday, June 30, 2010
There is a contest being held in Puerto Rico. It's been held the same day and in the same city where the BMX Racing event of the 2010 Centroamerican and Caribbean Games are gonna be held.
Here's a direct link to those games: http://www.mayaguez2010.com/
The contest is open to everyone who wants to come for a great time 5 minutes away from beautiful crystal water Caribbean beaches.
Terry Adams is coming out with his own toy finger bike. It will be made available at Target and Wal Marts. It should start shipping during the month of October. Let's show the industry how we support our sport and force stores to re order. Buy them up and maybe we can get this kind of thing to be done again. Thank you Terry for leadind the way.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
#1 "Get Over" The Fear of a Decade
#2 Whitneys and Chloe's Birthday Crunkfest 2010
#3 Shintaro Misawa in Austin, Texas
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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
"Get Over" The Fear of a Decade from BMX Freestyler on Vimeo.
Getting over the fear of a Decade can be a challenge. Jumping over the head tube is the hardest part about doing a decade. You have to committee to it and you can’t second guess yourself while in the middle of it.
A great way to learn to get over your fears is to start off on the ground and lock your back brakes and put your foot on the seat post. Then boost your self over the head tube and land on the ground on the other side of the bike. Keep doing this until you feel comfortable. This is a great way to get you used to being in the air with out a whole bunch of commitment. Simply jump to the other side on the ground until you feel ready to go for it!
Now go pull some decades!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
We will have multiple kegs, a full bar,cake from Texas French Bread and enough crunkness to go around till the early hours of the morning. Feel free to bring hoops, fire poi, and as many friends as you want. The more creativity the better!
See you there!
~ Chloe and Whitney
Location: Far Out Home Fitting Warehouse on the corner of Manchaca and S. Lamar
Street: 2801 Manchaca Road
City/Town: Austin, TX
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/12183001
The DVD version of the MC Duff Jam 2010 will be made available soon.
Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
Slide Show by BMX Freestyler
Photos from Kelly and Monique Baldwin
Shintaro Highlight Video
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Years riding: 4
Major in College: Mass Communications
BMX Freestyler- What was your first experience with flatland?
BMX Freestyler- We first met each other at the Jingle Jangle Jam in Austin, Texas. Since then we have session in different parts of the country. How do you make it to so many different places for Jams and Contest?
Amahl- I just been very fortunate to hitch rides with other people. I’ve been known to take the Greyhound bus from time to time.
Amahl- I’ll give you an abridged version of my current bicycle setup:
BMX Freestyler- If I am correct I rode with you at your first contest. You have progressed to the expert level with some very technical switches. What is your motivation to ride and progress?
Amahl- Honestly, I don’t know. The flatland discipline has taken a weary toll on my body mentally. As of now, I have more fun just pedaling around (insert random metropolitan area) or “nibbling” on a small ledge or curb than riding flatland.
I guess it’s my motivation is to have fun, but as of now, I’m having more fun traveling and meeting new people than the actual riding itself. But I’m sure once I install a front brake onto my bike; the word flatland will be a convivial brain cue for me again.
(One week later) I honestly love flatland, even though I have a strong disliking for it at times. That’s just how relationships go in general. I have a new riding spot, and I’m very happy.
BMX Freestyler- Who are your top 10 flatlanders?
Amahl- I can’t name just name ten riders and be pleased with it, but here is a list of sixteen:
Michael Steingraber, Ross Smith, James White, Day Smith, Kotaro Arai, Paul Osicka, Pedro Melo, Aaron Frost, Dylan Worsley, Ciaran Perry, Aaron Behnke, Shintaro Misawa, Stephen Royer, Alexis Desolneux, Dénes Katona, Eugene Collins, and Sam Foakes.
I would have to say Pedro Melo, Day Smith, Michael Steingraber, and Eugene Collins have made the biggest impact on my riding.
BMX Freestyler- You are an accomplished musician as well. Tell me how your music has been a part of flatland?
Amahl- Some of my music has found its way in a couple of flatland related web edits and DVDs (Props Video Magazine and Diversion), so I guess that’s how it can be associated with flatland. I personally try to separate the two disciplines from each other.
BMX Freestyler- If you could go on a worldwide tour, what would be the 5 places you would go?
Amahl- Cuba, Mali, Hungary, Malaysia, and Portugal (Trinidad would be a runner-up choice).
BMX Freestyler- Any last words? Shout outs?
Amahl- I would like to thank/shout out mi familia, Charlie Patterson, Team Upchuck, Brandon and Michelle Smith at Safe Haven Skatepark (Alexandria, LA), Diego and the Tejada family, Mickey Gaidos, Michael Collins of Tall Tale Clothing, Quamen Bikes, Stephen Cerra, Stew Johnson, Brock Gomez, BMX Freestyler, Mutt and Old School George, Bobby Carter, Ahmed Johnson, Sean Beeson, Bo Wade, Joey Thompson, Brandon Pittman and Amanda Sonnier (When the Word Was Sound), DJ Dispo Rks, Team McDuff, William Lynch, Eric Wright, Peter Olsen, Marcel Tremblay, Andrew Guerrero and his son Cameron Guerrero, Julia Cryar Williams, and Dr. Carrie Chrisco.
I would also like to thank everyone I ever rode with, from underground riders like Randall Wills and Rio Pena to living legends and pioneers like Bill Freeman to R-Dog.
Video Filmed By O.S.G
Photos used in Interview courtesy of Deigo Tejada and Leo Furmansky
Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/12501295
Party like a Rockstar!
When the best BMX riders and fans from all over the world come to Cologne from the 16th to the 18th of July, they are not only looking forward to massive BMX action, but also for the legendary BMX MASTERS PARTYS!
Cologne/Düsseldorf, June, 11th 2010 This epic party run starts as usual on Friday with the BMX Masters Grand Opening Party at the Sensor Club. Dj Rick Ski and Future Rock, the prime fathers of the Cologne Hip-Hop Scene, invite you for the sixth time in course to an extravagant mix of Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae and Rock. This year a lot of big names going to blast away the Sensor Club. There will be two stages: The DJs Dioz, Def Benski & Tricks, Cutmaster G.B and Dr. Chris will serve big tunes on the Hip-Hop, Funk and Reaggae floor. In contrast to this the DJs Jay Walkin , Sonic, Manuu, Fusion and Funkmaster Ozone make sure that the guests are well entertained on the Electro & Rock Floor.
Location: Sensor Club, Grüner Weg 6, 50825 Köln-Ehrenfeld, www.sensor-club.de
Date: Friday, 16th July 2010, from 10:00 pm
Entree: 8,00 Euro
Opening Party Website
The second Friday party in order to the BMX Masters takes place at the Subway. The Booty Call Soundsystem with Johnny Flash, Yonilla Ice and Guttafinger invites to bass stressed beats. The three DJs and friends with different musical backgrounds, managed it with success to meet each other in a cosmos between Rap, Mash-Up Madness, Gipsy House, Tropical Bass, Ghettorave and Favela Jumpstyle. The Cologne Party, which is established since 2007, stands for an extreme high energy-level and is our insider hint for all fans of Diplo, Crookers, Douster and Major Lazer.
Location: Subway, Aachener Strasse 82-84, 50674 Köln, www.subway-der-club.de
Date: Friday, 16th July 2010, from 10:00 pm
Entree: 6,00 Euro
Booty Call Trailer
Booty Call Mixtape
Even if it is not possible to beat the Friday, the most important party-highlight of the Masters is the Official BMX Masters Party at Gloria on Saturday. According to this the artists are as prominent as they should be. So the Discodogs and DJ Friction will amuse you the whole night. First of all Friction became a big name beyond the Hip-Hop Scene because of his work with the band „Freundeskreis. He feels as comfortable as possible between Hip-Hop, Electro and Modern House.
Since 2002, the European party scene gets rocked by Cologne DJs named Camaro and Bugout famous as Discodogs. They had gigs with Jan Delay, Sammy Deluxe, Wax Wreckaz, Soulforce Sound, Mark Hype and some other big names. With talent and a lot of entertainment they play different kinds of music. So they enthused scores of fans on all kinds of Actions Sport Events like Burton European Open in Laax, Boarder Week in Val Thorens and the Night of the Jumps in Cologne.
Location: Gloria Theater, Apostelnstr. 11, 50667 Köln, www.gloria-theater.com
Date: Saturday, 17th July 2010, from 10:00 pm
Entree: 8,00 Euro
Attention: BMX Masters Tickets and Information : http://www.bmxmasters.com/!!!
See you in Cologne!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Moblie Video http://www.vimeo.com/12306734
This is Rad Dad from BMX Freestyler.com today I am going to show you how to do a Hitchhiker. A hitchhiker is a combination of different of tricks put together. There are a couple of tricks that you can work on to help you learn how to do a hitchhiker. Steamrollers, Double Footed Steamrollers, Half Hikers and Karl Kruisers. You should be familiar with these tricks because they are stepping stones to learning hitchhikers.
I like to ride in from double footed steamroller. That’s my basic ride in. The trick to the ride in is in your legs. You want to squat down just a bit while you are in the double footed steam and let your weight lean over the stem. Keep your feat straight and stand on the balls of your feet. When you are ready and feel like your steady. Lift up the bike to the hitchhiker position. You will do this in one motion and there will be a moment in time that you will not be holding on to the bike. You will start off holding the seat and as you pull the seat around you will release it right about the time to grab the tire. Its very quick switch and don’t worry you wont fall to hard getting this part down.
When you are in the hitchhiker position you will want to pull the tire down. Many times when you are learning this trick for the first time you will have a tendency to want to pull the tire up. But that pushes the bars to the ground. When you pull back on the tire the bars will lift into the air.
Once you gain your balance you are ready to make another switch. Roll the tire back to the front and grab for the seat again. This will put you in a half hiker position. This position is much harder than the hitchhiker position to hold because the bike is off to the side. When you feel ready gently bend your legs and bring the frame in front of you again. That will put you back in a double footed steamroller. From there you switch your hands back to steam roller and ride away.
There are many ways in and out of a hitchhiker. I also like to ride in from Karl and doing Steamroller to Karl to Hitchhiker. Once you have this trick down you can move on to other double footed forward rolling tricks and make your own combinations.
That’s how you do a Hitchiker now go outside and learn it
Keep on Riding!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Here is how Trick of the Month works. Every month there will be a new trick in the spotlight. You can do 1 of 2 things.
1. Post a video or photo of you performing the designated trick for that month/
2. Make comments to help or inspire each other.
Variations are a good thing! So if you got something unusual and different please share with everyone. 09 was a great year for participation. I hope to keep the tradition going with some new tricks thrown into the mix along with some old faithful.
January- Hang 10 Seat Grab
February – Hang 5
March – Messiah
May- Switch Hand Steam Roller
July – Mc Circle
August – Cliffhanger
September – Brakeless Decade
October – Mega Spin
December- Lard Yard
How to do a Hitchhiker
Submitted by Chris Veal
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
If you have never picked up a copy of Props this is the issue you will want to buy. Issue number 76 as a Bio with Matthias Dandois. He was in Austin,Texas filming for this Bio during the month of March in to April. Some of the riding spots were found by our very own Chadwick aka sickwick of the ATX Flatland Crew. I am very excited to see how everything turned out. Matthias is such a exciting rider to watch. If you are not familiar with who he is. Here is a video that I shot and co- edited with Chadwick. Its called "Whip it".