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The annual FBM Open House was a day full of DIY awesomeness. With a heavy session on ghetto rail, a tour of the FBM shop and frame building demonstration, and finally, a session at the local Ithaca park. Good times.
This years annual FBM open house went down a little earlier than previous years. With reports of possible rain in the forecast, the crew pushed on getting stuff together for an awesome day. Things started off with people rolling in pretty fast and soon enough the place was hoppin’ and people were already warming up and sending bangers. After the heavy warm up session by everyone and their brother, it was time for the DIY rail jam—featuring a rail a lot of you might recognize from the ghetto street jam. Once it was time for people to send it, unsurprisingly, things did not start off lightly. And it only got more out of hand as the day went on. The most impressive thing wasn’t really what these shredders were doing, but what they were doing it on. Once the DIY jam wrapped up, the crowd went inside the FBM shop for a quick ramp demo and a tour complete with a frame building demonstration from the head welder at the FBM shop, John Corts. To round out the day the group made their way down to the local skatepark in Ithaca, NY, where hip trains followed by hip trains and even more until it was finally time to hit the sleep cycle. I hope to provide even a glimpse of how awesome the day was with these photos from throughout the day. Thanks to Crandad, Mike Erbles, John Corts, and John Lee for making this happen and continually giving back to the BMX community.
Our BMX submission courtesy of Gordan Macdonald featuring Quin Ellis. 21-year-old SoCal local Quin is in the Fire Academy, so he rides, films, and skates during the few months in between his training because he’ll get dropped if he gets hurt. Sounds crazy, but at least Quin makes it count when he gets the chance because he shreds and makes it look casual, too.
Dirt Finals was a bit of a blood bath. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt (Buckworth got knocked out for a few seconds and hurt his shoulder, but he's good), but it just goes to show how much these dudes have to send it to get on the podium.
Earlier this week, the top women riders in BMX announced they won’t be attending summer X Games in Minneapolis. Their hopes of finally getting an actual competition at X Games 2019 for Women’s BMX Park with medals and prize money where met with an offer to do another demo. We followed up with Nina Buitrago and X Games...
After 17 years, GT and Dave have reunited with the special edition 29” Dayglo Orange ’87 Dyno Pro Compe, inspired by the year Voelker turned pro for GT/Dyno. A 29”? Yup, you read that right, a modernized 29” version of the bike Dave rode 32 years ago.