Saturday, June 30, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A couple of days ago I posted up Originality # 1 Contest: KHE BIKES "Lisias Tabarelli"
Now Bruno Zebu has a new one up too. This contest that KHE Bikes is putting on is going to really pust progression and I am eager to see what is coming next. Great switches here. Check it out!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This double decade ranks as high as my first decade. I have known Hector Dangus for many years and he had been chasing the double decade longer than I had been wanting to do a decade.
Message from Hecktor Dangus
Thanks Mark! It's been years since a new trick has gotten me as psyched as this one. I've been trying it since I saw Martin Aparijo do it in Freestylin' Magazine, which means since either '86 or '87.....25 years, finally learned it!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Rider: Lisias Tabarelli.
Piracicaba. S.P. Brasil.
Edição: Lisias Tabarelli.
Musica: Dido - Take My Hand.
Originality # 1 Contest: Win a ''Jesse Puente'' Prototype Frame!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
BMX Worlds 2012: International top stars at the start
Markus Reuss of Wuppertal leads German team in Kölner Jugendpark
Freestyle-Show with BMX legend Bob Haro
Cologne, June 22, 2012. Only three more weeks to go: From July 13-15, 2012, Cologne will once again be the pilgrimage site for the international BMX scene. About 400 pros and amateurs from around the world will come to the Jugendpark at the Zoobrücke near Cologne-Müllheim, to show what they can do in the disciplines of Dirt, Park, Street, Flatland and Vert. Germany will provide the biggest team, 68 riders, at the BMX Freestyle World Championships, followed by Great Britain (38) and the motherland of BMX, the USA, with 30.
The German team will be led by Markus Reuss of Wuppertal. The 19-year-old starts in the team of event sponsor Monster Energy and has big plans for this „home“ event. „I am looking forward to the BMX weekend in Cologne. I will again see friends and riders who I haven't run into for a long time,“ said Markus Reuss, who will be at the start in the disciplines Dirt, Park and Street. „Getting into the finals would be an absolute dream. With a good run, anything is possible. But the competition is really tough and you always need a bit of luck.“
In addition to Reuss, British superstar Harry Main will also start for the Monster Energy team. The 21-year-old from Liverpool finished fifth on the Mini-Ramp in 2008 at the BMX Masters, the most important BMX contest in the world, which is held annually in Cologne. Last April he was third in the „Simple Session 2012“ in Estonia and is one of the favourites in Cologne. The Monster Energy team also features USA's Pat Casey and Brazilian Leandro Moreira as well as Czech half-pipe rider Jan Valenta and Flatland-wonder Adam Kun of Hungary.
Amongst the favourites in the fight for the highly-sought-after trophy in the BMX Worlds 2012 are the two Americans Anthony Napolitan and Brett Banasiewicz. The fans at the Jugendpark will have good memories of Napolitan. The 26-year-old top rider from Youngstown, Ohio, won the Dirt title in 2009. Banasiewicz, of South Bend, Indiana, better known in the BMX scene as „Mad Dog“, won the Park title in 2010 and was second in Dirt. In 2011, when he was only 17, he was sixth in Park.
Another favourite is coming all the way from Caracas, Venezuela: Daniel Dhers. The 27-year-old won the Park discipline last year at the BMX Masters. In 2009 he won the World Championship title on the Mini-Ramp in Cologne, and in 2008 he also won the Park title in the BMX Masters.
„Cologne has a long BMX tradition and we are proud of the world's best BMX riders,“ said Cologne organizer Stephan Prantl. „Again this year thousands of fans will make the journey to Cologne, to see the international top stars of the scene live and in person. For one whole weekend, our hometown of Cologne will be the world center of BMX!“
There will be more than pro and amateur sport offered on the weekend of July 13-15. Prantl and his team of helpers are offering all visitors a lively program with lots of action and party music in the evenings. There will also be the legendary free-style show team of BMS legend Bob Haro with stars from the 1980s.
HERE is the info: http://bmxworlds.de/12d/party/oldschool/
The Weekend Ticket (Friday to Sunday) is available beforehand for 25 Euros. Entry for Friday is eight Euros. Saturday and Sunday cost 10 Euros each. Children up to 100cm tall are allowed in free.
HERE are the tickets: http://bmxworlds.de/12d/contest/tickets/
All the imporant facts and news about the event can be found under www.bmxworlds.de
Photo by Donna Porterie
It has been about 2 weeks since I had made it to the O.G. to hang out with the rest of the crew. I was checking out Facebook in the morning when I saw that Chris Anderson was already there riding.
Coffee And flat. — at The OG.
After a few messages back and forth amongst some of the crew members. We made plans to meet at the O.G. after dinner when it was much cooler out side.
Upon arrival I found Chris Anderson still busting out after being there all day with Adam DiClaudio and Tod Miller. We were also joined by Cullen,David Larocca and John Yull. The session went on till late in the night. We were not doing much filming but here is a quick clip of one of the combinations I have been working on for the Texas Flatland Round Up 8!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Jim Mckay of Flatstyle worked very hard at Voodoo Jam 2012 capturing things that were going on. He just recently put out a trailer for his latest creation. I am calling it right now. Mark my words. This is going to be the BEST WEB EDIT OF 2012! Stay tuned!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Flatland Voodoo Jam Vet Class was held on June, 9 2012 in New Orleans, LA. The Vet Class was stacked with 14 riders from all over the place. Riders over the age of 30 not riding at todays expert level. This class is become more popular at contest all over the USA. It has been bringing riders out that have not been out in awhile and giving older riders a class that they can call their own.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Photo by Chadwick
I met Dax a few years back, he has become a very good friend and I have watched his progression go through the roof. Here he is at Voodoo Flatland Jam riding int he expert class taking a 2nd place!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Photo by Carrie!
This is Rad Dad taking 3rd place at Voodoo Flatland Jam 2012. It is the greatest feeling in the world to be able to ride with friends and be recognized and made to feel as if you just won the largest contest of your life. Thanks to everyone for supporting the Vet Class and making a large impact at the Voodoo Flatland Jam. I hope to see more Vet Classes at all the contest and start up a PRO VET class as well. So the older AFA pro riders can throw down as well.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Freegun Underwear was a proud sponsor of the 2012 Flatland Voodoo Jam that went down on June 9th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Freegun pro BMX rider Terry Adams not only helped organize the contest, but he also threw down in the finals and landed himself a third place position on the podium. Check it out! Congrats, Terry!
For more information or to purchase Freegun Underwear, click on http://www.freegun-underwear.com.
Monday, June 11, 2012
This is Mark Kuhlmann 1st Pro class run ever. After winning 1st place at Voodoo Jam 2012 Expert class he was bumped up to the Pro Class. Mark rode really good and it is a privilege to be able to witness this event of his first pro run.
After a two-year hiatus the Flatland Voodoo Jam returned to Generations Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana. Just as expected, both the floor and balcony were filled to capacity and the energy was at an all-time high as more than 50 riders from eight different countries competed in the Veteran, Amateur, and Pro classes of what was no doubt the most anticipated flatland event on North American soil this year.
With event organizer and industry icon Scott O'Brien on the mic, and former BMX rider and local DJ MKULTRAsound on the turntables, the nightclub atmosphere came to life and gave both the riders and spectators a New Orleans experience they will never forget.
In the Amateur class, Canada's Mark Kuhlman of Team Pralex fame took his first big win at an international event and earned him the chance to ride again in the pro class where he held his own, put together his best run of the night, and finished in a respectable 12th place.
The Pro class was stacked with talented riders, and with a one-run qualifying format, just making it into the ten-man finals was a feat in and of itself. Of the ten who moved on to the finals, the top five rode for a third time and went head-to-head in a battle-style super finals of sorts to fight for those coveted spots on the podium. When the dust settled, Dominik Nekolny out of the Czech Republic took the top spot with the U.S.' Matt Wilhelm and event co-organizer and local hero Terry Adams rounding out the top three.
The 2012 Flatland Voodoo Jam is sponsored by: Red Bull, Dan's Comp, Flatland Fuel, Freegun Underwear, Raising Cane's, Deco, 430 Clothing, Diversion TV, Odyssey, Flatware, Fiksd Apparel, Neue Creative, and Purple Monkey.
Veteran Final Results
1. Pedro Medina
2. Mike Smick
3. Mark Dandridge
4. Ramon Lopez Colon
5. Brian Gavagan
6. Robert Porter
7. Brad Wright
8. Lee Edwards
9. Tim Neff
10. David Larocca
11. Damian Bacci
12. John Simmons
13. Mark Mundt
14. Jeremy Jones
Amateur Final Results
1. Mark Kuhlmann
2. Dax Wolford
3. Kelly Baldwin
4. Todd Gully
5. Omari Coto
6. Diego Tejada
7. Ron Monis
8. Rennace Tomko
9. Alex Poirier
10. Bryan Huffman
(Top 10 competed in finals.)
11. Prasheel Gopal
12. Alan Young
13. Johnny Tamayo
14. Juan Caldera
15. Trevor Oleniuk
16. Joe Cicman
17. John Yull
18. Chris Anderson
19. Steve Jordan
20. Edward Jodie
21. Todd Carter
22. Sean Watkins
23. Sean Maher
24. Jim Cavanavah
Pro Final Results
1. Dominik Nekolny
2. Matt Wilhelm
3. Terry Adams
4. Alex Jumelin
5. Jean-Francois Boulianne
6. Waldemar Fatkin
7. Naoto Tamaru
8. Dane Beardsley
9. Jorge Vasquez
10. Art Thomason
11. Stephan Kornely
12. Mark Kulhmann
13. James McGraw
14. Bo Wade
15. Aaron Frost
16. Eric Wright
Mark Kuhlmann from Kitchener, Ontario won 1st place at Voodoo Flatland Jam 2012 in the Expert Class. This is Mark's final run and announcement of winning first place. After winning the class he was also bumped up to Pro Class. Congratulation to Mark Kuhlmann for entering the Pro ranks!
The Vet Class was stacked with great riders, Pedro Medina was at the top of the class. Here is his winning run.
For full results please visit Flatmatters
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
On June 2, 2012 the ATX Crew got together to do some filming downtown for Jim McKay. We helped bring Jim's vision to light. I took some photos during the process. It was a really fun day outside of the O.G.
From left to Right, Ruben,Tod,Aaron,Brett and Chris
Jim McKay getting all set up.
Chris Anderson,Brett Dennis and Aaron Frost
Jim McKay in the middle of traffic, getting the perfect shot.
R-Dog in the House!
Here we are leaving to head to Congress.
This is the view from the middle of the street of Congress.
Jim McKay packing it all up.
Back at the O.G. for a flatland session.
Jim McKay in a Time Machine!
R-Dog mid switch
Chris Anderson switch foot Karl
Jim McKay Turbine!
The crew is lined up and watching some flatland.
Aaron Frost mid link while the crew watches.
Rad Dad packing it up for the day and heading out.
Special thanks to Donna Porterie for taking photos.