Friday Flatland Flashback

21 11 2014

This video deserves another watch.

Joe Cicman and Danny Sirkin, rolling on Sunday Wave-Cs, just killing it with some super dialed flatland riding.

So rad!

 

 

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Six years strong

14 11 2014

This week marks the six-year anniversary of this little blog about big wheeled BMX bikes.

6 number plateThanks for hanging out with me all these years.

Cheers everybody!





TMZ asks Lori Loughlin about RAD sequel

13 11 2014

TMZ tracked down Lori Loughlin, the childhood crush of many a BMXer, and asked her the question we all want to know, “Any chance of a RAD sequel?”

For real.

I suddenly have a new respect for TMZ.

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Huge indoor park opening in Vegas

12 11 2014

While there have been rumblings about an indoor park opening in Las Vegas before, it now looks likes it’s finally happening.

SK8XTC, what the new park is called, will cater to skateboarders, BMX riders and inline types. The features and amenities include dirt riding areas, concrete bowls, a BMX SX track and a whole lot more. There’s even a sushi restaurant planned!

Seems pretty over the top…but then again, where else but Vegas could something like this fly?

SK8XTC

 





Throwback Thursday: Ted Emmer

6 11 2014

A  17-year old Ted Emmer takes on the Del Mar King Of The Skateparks contest aboard his cruiser.

A way back playback from 1984.

Ted Emmer





Get a grip: A’ME brings back the Unitron

31 10 2014

A’ME grips is bringing back one of the most iconic grips from the ’80s, the Unitron.

Word on the street is that the mold was thought to be lost but was recently found again.

I’m not sure if that part is completely true but I also don’t really care either…I’m just stoked to see that this grip is going to be available again!

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A’ME is also going to put a little indicator (on the flange, I believe) to distinguish this new version from the vintage versions…which I’m sure produced a sigh of relief on the part of old school parts collectors.

The plan is to do a limited run in a variety of colors in the $30 (US) price range.

I’ve gotta see if I can get my hands on a pair of these.

AME-repop Unitron





Sisters are doing it for themselves

28 10 2014

In a bold move, the Elite Women racing the upcoming USABMX Grand Nationals are  crowdsourcing a pro purse payout equal to the men’s class.

The Elite Women are raising these funds by selling t-shirts representing all the big names that make up the class: Post, Walsh, Pajon…the list goes on.

If you have been following BMX racing for any length of time you know that the women’s class has historically seen smaller payouts than the men.

Many reasons have been given to explain this: a smaller pool of riders, women’s racing being “less exciting”, etc.

All explanations that reflect a bit of circular reasoning…Could the fact that the pro purses are so much smaller be the reason that less women pursue a pro BMX career? Would bigger payouts make the racing more exciting…garnering more participants and closer, more intense racing?

I think we’re about to find out.

The Elite Women are really onto something here. Their goal is to sell 600 shirts…and I think they may just do it.

Check out the shirts here: https://squareup.com/market/ride-like-a-girl

pajon








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