Monday, August 29, 2011

ATX Crew raising Money for Chase

The ATX Crew is going to throw a Jam on September 10, 2011 in order to help raise money for Chase. Adam DiClaudio will be the organizer. The Jam will be held at the Oltorf Garage in Austin, Texas. There will be more details given out at a later date. We want to wish Chase well and help out as much as we can.

Rad Dad

Related Link
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/bmx-legends-interview-with-chase-gouin.html

Chase Gouin’s Recovery Fund


Friends,
This letter is to inform you of Chase Gouin’s battle against illness and his current health condition. On December 12, 2009, Chase woke up with a severe headache and was feeling ill. For the next fifteen months he saw more than twenty different Doctors and Specialists who did every kind of traditional test and scan that they believed to be relevant and yet they found nothing that they could diagnose. At one point during that time, Chase decided to move out of his basement apartment and discovered what appeared to be mold in two locations in his bedroom, one being in the wall merely three feet from the head of his bed. Petri dish lab results confirmed three types of mold that are known to be pathogenic to humans under conditions like the ones he was living in (i.e. an old building basement with poor ventilation).
He soon began to suspect that his illness might have been caused by the prolonged close proximity and breathing in of mold spores. A Naturopathic Doctor ordered an advanced DNA based stool sample analysis that he sent to a high tech lab in Georgia. The results confirmed much more and worse than he expected. Results showed the highest possible concentration rating of yeast/fungal overgrowth throughout his body; in the cells, tissues, and bloodstream. A parasite was also found, that may be from the exactly numerous mosquito bites he received one night on an island in Panama in November, 2008. The yeast/fungi and parasite consume most of his fat soluble vitamins which causes a mal absorption disease. The constant and relentless symptoms that Chase has been suffering with include a toxic feeling headache, a cracking kind of facial pressure/pain, numerous sinus issues, tearing goopy eyes, chronic fatigue/weakness, debilitating lethargy, and others. These kinds of infestations can and have resulted in cognitive impairment, memory loss, lack of concentration and disorientation. The immune system also becomes severely weakened and goes into a hyper defence mode which causes multiple environmental chemical sensitivities along with food allergies and devastating reactions to many typically harmless substances that have had him bed ridden for days and even weeks at a time.
The suffering he has endured along with the apathy, denial, and lies he has encountered in the health care system have put him in a desperate situation in which he is racing to find real answers and a cure. Ninety five percent of what he has discovered has been through his own research while enduring the host of symptoms listed above, he barely props himself up at the computer, makes phone calls and writes letters, all of which are only possibly due to the minor relief provided by taking prescription pain killers and sedatives. He has been on a restricted diet of no yeast or sugar, as well as a custom protocol of anti-fungal and anti-parasitic supplements. For over a year now he has lived in a new apartment with all laminate flooring (can’t have carpeting), with an expensive air purifier, all natural household cleaning products, spotless living quarters, and he must bring a medical mask with him everywhere he goes. Nothing has yet changed or improved my health in any way.
He thought it was good news when he got the diagnosis five months ago, but it turns out that most modern western Doctors are not educated in the types of diseases Chase is dealing with. Because of this they are actually known as “the quiet epidemics”. Even an infectious disease Specialist was not familiar with the lab results or methodology used, and she did not accept his plus four fungal overgrowth rating. She ordered blood tests unrelated to evidence he presented to her and ordered him to do three more inferior culture based stool tests which he had already done and which failed to detect what is there. He even printed out information from the Metametrix lab and submitted it to the I.D. Specialist in an attempt to inform her. It has been a struggle trying to convince and educate the Doctors so that they can help him. Many of these encounters have left him feeling that such efforts have been utterly futile and that the health system is severely broken.
The pain medication he is on is interfering with the metabolizing of the food he eats and supplements he takes which renders them ineffective but, he needs the meds simply to function and to continue the mission to save his own life. Besides that, the side effects and withdrawal symptoms of the pain meds makes it difficult to decipher the real pain from the symptoms of his disease, so it is difficult to determine if he is making any progress.
What he needs to do is find what’s called an integrated Medical Doctor who knows about these diseases and how to treat them aggressively and successfully, which may require heavy duty intravenous medications. He is currently in debt due to all the medical costs not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan and unable to effectively pursue a solution to his condition. He cannot even try to ride or exercise because if he does in this weakened state his symptoms become ten times worse. For a high-level professional athlete known for his aggressive and intense riding style, not being able to ride or be active at all for the past fifteen months has taken a serious toll on his physical fitness and emotional well-being. In the face of these extreme obstacles Chase is holding out hope that he may find some real help soon to eradicate these insidious infections, and get back to the love of his life…riding.
Chase has brought so much to the world of flatland and BMX in general. He has inspired many and he has been dedicated to pushing his own limits of potential. He has also been encouraging and helped others to do and be their best. More than that, he has been a true friend and a genuine person. He has been a flatland icon for many years, helping flatland to stay alive in its lowest points. Now I am sincerely asking you to help Chase stay alive through what is no doubt his lowest point. With your help, Chase can continue to pursue the additional medical attention he needs to try and conquer his debilitating condition. The Athlete Recovery Fund has agreed to financially assist Chase towards his cause, but he cannot depend on that as the only source for help, so that is why we need your help. We ask that you please donate to Chase’s recovery fund today. Please give anything that you can so that we can help to get Chase to return to good health and hopefully one day he will be able to get back on his bike and be that amazing rider we all know him to be.
Donations may be sent via paypal to the following address: HYPERLINK “mailto:chasegouinrecoveryfund@gmail.com” chasegouinrecoveryfund@gmail.com
Chase’s close personal friend Ryan Quinn has set up the paypal account on Chase’s behalf since Chase doesn’t have a credit card. So don’t be alarmed if Ryan’s name shows up on your paypal receipt. All of your donations are going directly to supporting Chase’s recovery mission.
Sincerely,
Brandon Fenton

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Miguel Tardio St Martin Flatland 2011

Trick of the Month Update-haloandguitarmaster

Rad 25 BMX Reunion Slide Show


Words from (farwestev)    
25 year bmx reunion of cast & crew from RAD / Bill Allen, Jaime Clarke, Hal Needham, Robert Levy, Sam Bernard and US bmx crew: Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, Beatle Roserans, Ev Rosecrans, Kevin Hull, Jeff Ingram. Thanks to All the Canadians that came from All over to attend and be a part of RAD history.
We all wanted to be Cru, all we needed was to get ahold of his jacket!! This was the Hi lite of the whole weekend. The real Cru Jones step forward!!!
Go Balls out!

Friday, August 26, 2011

A Official Statement about the Pinky Squeak contest

As many of you know there as been a lot of discussion about the Pinky Squeak contest since it was announced on all the social media sites. I have listen to both sides and everyone is making valid points. The ultimate goal is to bring everyone together and have some fun doing what we love to do. In order to have maximum participation I broken things down into 3 categories.

Original Pinky Squeaks with brakes using tire and frame.

Pinky Squeaks with brakes using pegs.

Pinky Squeaks with out brakes.

Instead of 2 there will be 3 winners. The prizes will be divided between them by 3rds. I feel this is the only fair thing to do so we can show respect to the inventor of  The Pinky Squeak, Gary Pollack. We can also give a rider a shot at breaking the world record using the highly recognized  peg version. So now the focus can stop being what is a Pinky Squeak to who is going to win this!


Please follow this link to all of the rules and the prize updates.
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/08/pinky-squeak-contest.html

Keep on Riding!
Rad Dad

Monday, August 22, 2011

Rad The Movie 25th Anniversary Screening

Filmed in Cochrane, Alberta Canada during the 25th Anniversary of the movie RAD. Eddie once again proved to be the great ambassador to the sport of BMX by riding a fan's old school bike and performing a few tricks. Gnarly.
Written By ChiCan76 on You TUbe


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Pinky Squeak Contest Prize Updates

Rad Dad contributed $20.00
Ron Seay contributed $5.00
Anthony Buglio contributed $20.00
profile sprocket, some pedals and grips
Joseph Cicman  contributed $40.00

For a total of $85.00
If you would like to contribute to The Pinky Squeak Contest you can send money via Pay Pal to raddad67@bmxfreestyler.com

Thank you so very much for your support and making this contest possible.

Pinky Sqeak Contest - Change to Rule # 3

 I got a phone call from Ruben Castillo today. He gave me the real scoop on how Gary Pollak originally created pinky squeaks. He used tire and frame with out the use of the front pegs. It can still go either direction with out a fire hydrant though because that makes it a different trick. So I will be changing rule# 3. They use of a peg is considered a variation. I want to hold the contest in the true spirit of how Gary originally did them. I want to dedicate this Contest to Gary for naming and coming up with Pinky Squeaks.

3. Pinky Squeaks can be done either direction. You can not use your pegs to complete your pinky squeaks. You must use only the tire and the top tube. They will be counted from normal riding position back to normal riding position.You can only do pinky squeaks once you start. No other tricks will be allowed.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Martin Aparijo personal greeting for Rad Dad

So a few day's back Fred Penner said he had a surprise for me and BMX Freestyler. Much to my surprise I got it today. Thank you so much Fred and Martin. You both Rock!

Keep on Riding!



Related links
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/12/movie-rad.html

Matt Wilhelm on America's Got Talent


Message from Matt
For those wondering Americ's Got Talent is Tuesday the 23rd starting at 9:00 eastern time / 8:00 central time.
Voting opens after the show for a few hours. You can vote 10 times per method (call, text, and each email address you have).
Thanks for your support.


Link to America's got Talent
http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/




Flat rat alberto moya

Moya has a new trick! Fresh Moya!



Pinky Squeak Contest

With the success of the Hitchhiker Juggler contest in July. BMX Freestyler has decided to have another contest with Pinky Squeaks. After collecting information from other riders. This was the most requested trick in the community of flatlanders. Prize money is driven by us as a community of flatlanders. Last time BMX Freestyler gave David Hoffmann $277.77 and custom bars from London BMX. This was created because of you, the rider that wants to be able to give back and see someone really push there selves. Okay here are the rules:


1. All video submission must be filmed during the Month of September 2011. To insure this you must say on film “This was filmed for the BMX Freestyler Pinky Squeak Contest”. This can be said either at the beginning or the end of the video by the rider.

2. All videos submissions must be filmed either by tri pod or by another person. Go-Pro or self-camera will not be allowed.

3. There will be 3 different categories for this competition . The original Pinky Squeak with brakes using only tire and frame. Pinky Squeaks using pegs with brakes and Pinky Squeaks using pegs with out the use of brakes. They will be counted from normal riding position back to normal riding position. If rear tire touches the ground your video must be filmed again. You can only do Pinky Squeaks once you start. No other tricks will be allowed. No hopping or backwards hang '5s or backward steams ect.

 4. There will be 3 winners during this contest. The rider with the highest amount doing original Pinky Squeak's with brakes, using peg with brakes and using pegs with out brakes. The prize money will be divided in 3rds and given to each winner.

5. If you have a front brake you will be placed in the braked category. If you want to be considered for brake free pinky’s you must not have a front brake.

6. Rider must land pinky squeaks. You must be able to pedal away. At no time can rider touch the ground with either foot. If rider touches the ground the video submission is not qualified and should be filmed again.

7. Riders must have pedals on there bike.

8. Official entry’s must be sent by email to
webmaster@bmxfreestyler.com with the subject “Pinky Squeak Contest” . Submissions by social media will not be permitted ie Facebook, Twitter , Message Forums, ect

9 The Contest will run from September 1 - October 1. The last official entry will be at 12:00 p.m. Central time Zone. Any thing later than will not be official and will not have a chance at the prize money.

10. Winner of this contest must have a pay pal account. Please include your pay pal account info in your official submission.

11. If you want to support this contest with a donation you can send money to raddad67@bmxfreestyler.com Your name will be added to the list of supporters and any links you would like visitors to visit.

12. Riders can enter each of the 3 classes. This is highly encouraged!

13. Riders can submit as many videos as they wish.

14. Most importantly have fun no matter your age and Keep on Riding!

Special Thanks to Joe Cicman for helping with the rules. http://dannysirkinsuperfan.blogspot.com/

Total Prize Money is currently at $603.00


Rad Dad contributed in $20.00 to get things started!
Joe Cicman contributed in $40.00 sponsored by http://dannysirkinsuperfan.blogspot.com/
Ron Seay contributed in $5.00
Anthony Buglio contributed $20.00 profile sprocket, some pedals and grips
Mark McGrade contributed $100
Danny Sirkin contributed $52  www.solonbicycle.com 
Clint Majors contributed $40
Fred Penner contributed $30
Gay Pollak contributed $143. Can't wait to see the out come.
Adam and Norma Garica contributed $20.00
Joe Cicman contributed $13.00 sponsored by http://dannysirkinsuperfan.blogspot.com/
Ron Baker contributed $20.00 thank you for putting this on and for your constant support in flatland. keep riding and talk to ya soon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hitchhiker Juggler- Eiichiro Watanabe

I was surfing You Tube when I saw my name in description

David Hoffmann gets $100 more Dollars

Fred Penner from Calgary, sent me a message last month that he would throw in $100.00 to the winner of the contest providing that they did 30 or over. I am so please to say today that this is just happen! I am sending David the Money right now! Thanks to everyone for making this contest a huge success. Stay tuned for the next one. I will be making the announcement very soon.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Effraim #22


Related Links
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/08/effraim-21.html

Terry Adams Summer Tour

Terry Adams 2011 Summer Tour Schedule: August 12 - Atlanta, GA - Crescent City Ave (11PM-12AM)
August 13 - Atlanta, GA - DHS Youth (11:30PM)
August 14 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia State University (Westmar, 7PM)
August 15 - Atlanta, GA - Kennesaw State University and Georgia Tech
August 16 - Columbus, GA - Columbus State University (7-8PM)
August 17 - Athens, GA - University of Georgia (Tate Center Commons, 11:30AM)
August 17 - Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech
August 18 - Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech
August 20 - Baltimore, MD - Charm City Skatepark
August 22 - State College, PA - Penn State
August 23 - State College, PA - Penn State
August 24 - Bowling Green & Louisville, KY - Western Kentucky University & University of Louisville
August 25 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University
August 26 - Normal, IL - Illinois State University
August 27 - Iowa City, IO - University of Iowa
August 28 - East Lansing, MI - Michigan State University
August 29 - Kansas City, MO - University of Missouri
August 30 - Manhattan, KS - Kansas State University
August 31 - Lawrence, KA - University of Kansas
September 1 - Omaha, NE - TBA
September 2 - Lincoln, NE - TBA

-Terry Adams-
(Cell) 985-634-7637
www.terryadamsbmx.com
www.twitter.com/#!/terryadamsbmxAtlanta, GA - Crescent City Ave (11PM-12AM)
August 13 - Atlanta, GA - DHS Youth (11:30PM)
August 14 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia State University (Westmar, 7PM)
August 15 - Atlanta, GA - Kennesaw State University and Georgia Tech
August 16 - Columbus, GA - Columbus State University (7-8PM)
August 17 - Athens, GA - University of Georgia (Tate Center Commons, 11:30AM)
August 17 - Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech
August 18 - Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech
August 20 - Baltimore, MD - Charm City Skatepark
August 22 - State College, PA - Penn State
August 23 - State College, PA - Penn State
August 24 - Bowling Green & Louisville, KY - Western Kentucky University & University of Louisville
August 25 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University
August 26 - Normal, IL - Illinois State University
August 27 - Iowa City, IO - University of Iowa
August 28 - East Lansing, MI - Michigan State University
August 29 - Kansas City, MO - University of Missouri
August 30 - Manhattan, KS - Kansas State University
August 31 - Lawrence, KA - University of Kansas
September 1 - Omaha, NE - TBA
September 2 - Lincoln, NE - TBA

-Terry Adams-
(Cell) 985-634-7637
www.terryadamsbmx.com
www.twitter.com/#!/terryadamsbmxBlacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech
August 18 - Blacksburg, VA - Virginia Tech
August 20 - Baltimore, MD - Charm City Skatepark
August 22 - State College, PA - Penn State
August 23 - State College, PA - Penn State
August 24 - Bowling Green & Louisville, KY - Western Kentucky University & University of Louisville
August 25 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University
August 26 - Normal, IL - Illinois State University
August 27 - Iowa City, IO - University of Iowa
August 28 - East Lansing, MI - Michigan State University
August 29 - Kansas City, MO - University of Missouri
August 30 - Manhattan, KS - Kansas State University
August 31 - Lawrence, KA - University of Kansas
September 1 - Omaha, NE - TBA
September 2 - Lincoln, NE - TBA

Sunday, August 7, 2011

2nd Annual Soulstyce Music and Art Festival

I just heard about this event. It looks so awesome. I wanted to help promote it. I provided you a link to the main site so you can get more information about it.This is looking like it could be so incredible to attend.

http://www.soulstycefest.com

Fred Penner- New Moves!


I was inspired to learn Cross Handed Hang Nothings from Mizo's Rock N Rollin Vid. When I saw this I said I am gonna learn this someday.

Thank you to Cory Strat for filming and for making this vid.

Dez with new whip

Route 22 Chicon loop


Wow. This is the second atx flatland crew video in the sickwick collection. Legendary flatland kingpin Ruben "R-Dog" Castillio makes an appearance as the Godfather of a underground flatland mafia called GMF. That's God Made Flatland, or on the streets Gangsta Mutharf--kers. Look for Diego Tejada and R-dog to be rolling on the very exclusive GMF frames through out the vid. Also notable is a section with Dave Weathersby in the old empire warehouse sweating out reps before the ramps were put in. Ez Chris makes a cameo, and yes Adam Diclaudio, you were ripped, and you were killing it. The crew was tight when this came out in 2007. Tripped out editing too. Don't know what i was thinking and i don't care. This is just fun to watch.

Bike Art Downtown Toronto


BIKE ART - DOWNTOWN TORONTO from Bikeflip Productions on Vimeo.

Dax Wolford Flatland BMX at Adair Park

Filmed by Art Thomason. This is Dax with new combos! Hell yea DAX!!

Dax Wolford Flatland BMX at Adair Park. July 2011.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Groundforce 2011 qualification:Dominik Nekolvy



 Get the full list of Qualification on Flatmatters
http://www.flatmattersonline.com/ucchie-qualifies-first-at-groundforce

groundforce 2011 qualification: Moto Sassaki



Get the full list of Qualification on Flatmatters
http://www.flatmattersonline.com/ucchie-qualifies-first-at-groundforce

groundforce 2011: yohei uchino

Here is Yohei Uchino 1st place Qualification run.


Get the full list of Qualification over on Flatmatters
http://www.flatmattersonline.com/ucchie-qualifies-first-at-groundforce

Michael van der Kroft- Solo Edit

gino stuart -Motivator links


some links

Mark Kuhlmann- New Summer Switches

Friday, August 5, 2011

FlatWeb TV Episode #8


In this month's episode of FlatWebTV we speculate on who will win the NORA Cup, talk about Martti bringing Akihiko Takahashi on board to Jungle Rider as well as DiversionTV posting two Martti classics, Impulsivity and Moments. Kevin Jones re-emerges in 17403. Rad Dad gets his monthly mention as we happily talk about his hitch juggler contest. We go over all the contest results from July and have a nice chat with Hungary's own Monika Hinz. All that and more in Episode 8 of FlatWebTV

itunes - http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/flatwebtv/id412506118

Effraim #21


Related links
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/08/effraim-20.html

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Texas Tour- Birthday Celebration!


During the 7th Birthday of BMX Freestyler. I took a tour of Texas during the Month of July and hit 4 different cities during the month.

Trick of the Month Update-flat1ander

Vans Orlando:Local riders



Check out some of the locals at Vans Skate Park in Orlando,Fl.Dave Mahoney is up in there too.

Interview with David Hoffmann

BMX Freestyler- We just completed our very first Hitchhiker Juggler Contest and we have the honor to chat with David Hoffmann. Can you tell everyone some basics. How old you are, where you live and years riding?
David Hoffmann- I'm 22 years old. I live in north of Germany in a town near of Hamburg called L√ľneburg. I have been riding 9 year bmx flatland as of this Summer.

BMX Freestyler- You really whipped out those Jugglers. How many Jugglers previously had you done?
David Hoffmann- I don't know, but I did some long Hitchhikers before like this one in a carpark "hitchin´ a ride" . It also was my warm up trick during the winter - 10 juggler to combo.

BMX Freestyler-There was some controversy about Rule #1 and the use of a hill. Everyone seemed to use some sort of slope. Did you originally plan that spot or did you find it after you saw slope being used?
David Hoffmann- I tried it on different spots, but no spot was long enough to pull as much as I could. After I almost gave I up, I found the new build path close to the skate park, and the wind helped me a little bit.

BMX Freestyler-What do you plan to do with all the Money that you have won?
David Hoffmann- I don't plan with money. I put all my money on my bank, keep my life standard low, and when I see something that look like worth for it, I spend one night of thinking about it, and then buy it. This is my reverse of saving money for a new leptop, camera stuff or all the traveling I did in the last time (last year I went to Bacelona, Hungary, Portugal). but I bought ice cream for everyone on the skate park
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BMX Freestyler-Where did you first here about the Contest? When did you decided that you were going to compete?
David Hoffmann- First i read about it on global-flat, and saw Art Thomson with 20. I thought about, that someone how's going to win will send his video on the last minute and the only way I am going to win is not counting my juggler until I put as much as I could.


BMX Freestyler-Who did your filming for you and how many tries did you make before you got to 48?
David Hoffmann- first, my girlfriend Anna, and second Max from nowherefilms 'course of rolling on a skateboard behind me. It took 15min. on the final spot and a day before one hour + some practice during normal sessions.

BMX Freestyler- Do you have any shout outs to anyone, last words?
David Hoffmann- Ride on everybody! and do not forsaken on a thing that is that much smaller than you - your bike.
Thanks again for your time and participating in the Hitchhiker Juggler Contest!



Why Terry Adams Rides at Hobby Lobby

Effraim #20



Related Links
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/07/effraim-19.html

Monday, August 1, 2011

Trick of the Month-Time Machine by Matt Wilhelm



Master List for 2011
January- Hang 5
February – Turbine Peg Wheelie Sponsored By Team Mc Duff
March – Cliffhanger Sponsored by Moya
April – Stick B Sponsored by Rick MacDonald
May- G-turn sponsored by Scott Powell
June- Dump Truck Sponsored by John Yull
July- Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by Bobby Carter
August-Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
September- Crackpacker Kris Veal
October-Lung Spin sponsored by FlatWebTV
November- Whiplash sponsored by Fred Penner
December-Death Truck sponsored by Chris Armstrong

Do you have variations, learning or can do Trick of the Month? Send your submission to webmaster@bmxfreestyler.comYou Tube or Vimeo links are preferred. Please include your name.