Damn this looks like it was an amazing trip. Check out what Greg Illingworth, Ben Wallace and Paul Ryan throwing down at a ton of parks and street spots around Mexico City from their Mongoose trip they went on a few weeks back! Spotted on Ride BMX.
Oh hell yeah! Footage from the Vans Kill The Line contest is starting to surface! Check out Mongoose‘s Cam White and Ben Wallace putting down some time on the lines for you guys to enjoy. Such a bummer Greg got hurt, I’m sure he would have killed it too!
“Check out the action from the team at the Vans Kill The Line event in Peynier, France.
Greg Illingworth unfortunately crashed in practice and separated his shoulder, bit Cam White and Ben Wallace held it down to take home 5th and 2nd place respectively.“
“Some top riders popped by to try out the new performance & event arena in building 2. Get an exclusive look inside our new building. Building 2 launch weekend is 15th & 16th June 2013. Get your tickets online now www.adrenalinealley.co.uk/free-your-extreme. Both days will feature cash jams, prizes and giveaways with some of the countries top pros competing in our pro event on Sun 16th June.“- Adrenaline Alley
Yesterday, the Red Bull Framed Reactions contest went down in Amsterdam! It looks like Drew Bezanson turned up the heat and took home the win. Take a look at the full press-release below then just wait for the videos to start surfacing…
“Drew Bezanson wins Red Bull Framed Reactions
BMX Freestyle elite flying on unique park with moving elements in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Saturday 8th of June – The 24-year-old Drew Bezanson from Canada is the winner of the Freestyle BMX event Red Bull Framed Reactions. Bezanson also won the Best Trick award with his wallride to tailwhip, while Harry Main won the prize for the best line. The Dutch contest has taken the BMX Park contest to a whole new level, because of the unique set-up that has never been seen before. Bezanson impressed the judges and the large crowd with some spectacular tricks in the Westerpark in Amsterdam. “Framed Reactions was unbelievable. Amsterdam and this contest were amazing. I feel honoured that I was part of the competition and I had a good night. I rode my bike, the way I wanted it,” said Drew.
The set-up at Framed Reactions involved moving parts, something that has never been done before in a BMX contest. X-Games course designer Nate Wessel designed the 1,800 square metre course, which sits in the courtyard of the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam’s Culture Park. “Nate is the best ramp designer of the world”, said Bezanson. “He just wakes up in the middle of the night with the sickest ideas for a new ramp.”
Paul de Jong, one of the judges, said: “It was an extraordinary contest today. The level of the competition was extremely high, the audience was enthusiastic and besides some small bruises, everything went well. It was kind of hard to judge, because the top 3 was very evenly matched. We are pleased that Framed Reactions made Freestyle BMX top of mind in the Netherlands.”
For the first time in history a BMX competition took place at a park with movement and interaction. In the bowl, riders tried to touch the two lanterns. By touching them the two moving elements, a train and a typical Amsterdam bridge, came in motion. In this way, the participants had an influence on the park. In the final the riders showcased their best tricks, while the sun slowly went down in Amsterdam.
Red Bull Framed Reactions is part of the anniversary ‘Amsterdam 2013’. This year is very special, because of a lot of memorable anniversaries in Amsterdam. The purpose is to show that Amsterdam, with its rich history, is a vibrant, modern and sporty city. Enlisting local BMX rider Daniel Wedemeijer already pulled off an epic backflip over the Passeerdersgracht canal a few weeks ago. That was the first BMX treat in the Netherlands, followed by many backflips, tailwhips and other BMX tricks during Framed Reactions. And the Dutch loved it.
Results Red Bull Framed Reactions
1 Drew Bezanson
2 Ben Wallace
3 Pat Casey
4 Gary Young
5 Daniel Sandoval
6 AJ Anaya
7 Harry Main
8 Alessandro Barbero“
Adrenaline Alley skatepark just opened up a new section to the park called the Performance Centre which is a brand new resi and foam pit section to allow riders to push their skills to a new level. Here’s a look at Ben Wallace and Alex Coleborn getting some time in the new spot to introduce it to you guys. If you guys start seeing even more insane riding coming from unknown dudes from the U.K, there’s a good chance this place will have something to do with it.
More BMX Videos
The guys over at Ride UK have been ON IT this week with videos. Here’s their latest featuring Mongoose‘s Ben Wallace getting some time in at Dennis Enarson’s backyard, Luke Parslows trails and even a few clips from the Anthem skatepark in Las Vegas. All in all, plenty of goodness in this. Take a peek!
Monster had Richard Forne follow Ben Wallace around late last September to get a look into the way he’s living when he’s on the road these days. Check out this video of him golfing, drifting cars and doing what he does best, throwing down some damn good riding.
“Ben Wallace is not a golfer but he does have a fun life. After being nominated for the Nora Cup dirt rider of the year 2012 he took a flight out to the states to hang out with friends, ride a little and just soak up the sun. Here’s an insight into Ben’s life.“