Zombie Archive: July,2009

THE HOP COMP

THE HOP COMP

Two weekends ago Me, Justin.S & Mike.L ran the Zombie / RedBull BMX hop comp. It turned out to be a rad event and got a little gnarly. The event was run in RedBull’s Hanger, we started of the event with the Hop Comp.. the highest hop on the day was 39″ and was done by East Auckland’s Brian ‘Buttery’,

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SILINGA WOODS

SILINGA WOODS

One man, a shovel, allot of hard work and dedication = Work of Art. Silinga Woods Trails by Caleb.

TWO TEN WTP

Check out the new line up from WeThePeople landing on our shores in August. Looking like a pretty killer line up for 2010.

THOMPSON PARK

THOMPSON PARK

Check out these photos of the recently finished Thompson Park in Christchurch, looks pretty amazing. Someone down in ChCh should organize a pre jam there before the EDH Local Assault Jam… would be a fun time!

BMX.CO.NZ WEB VID

BMX.CO.NZ WEB VID

Ryan from bmx.co.nz sent in there first web vid.. check it.

Untitled from bmx.co.nz on Vimeo.

LOUIS BOLTER

LOUIS BOLTER

Here are few photos I shot a while back of Louis Bolter on this rad Up Rail in GreyLynn park.

Louis is off to Canada for a few months to enjoy some nice hot weather.. have fun over there bro!

D1NZ BMX WHARF JAM

Entries for the D1NZ Wharf Jam have closed. There is now officially 41 riders in the Jam. Although there is the possibility that on the day there will be some wild card entries to full in spots for those that don’t show up.

Here is the rider line up:Fraser Booth, Harrison Loxton, Jordan Bryers,

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HOP COMP PHOTOS UP ON SPECIAL OPS

Justin has a bunch of photos from the Hop Comp up on his web page, RedBull Specials Ops.Check them out.. www.redbullspecialops.co.nz

DUDES IN CANADA

DUDES IN CANADA

Richard Gregory sent over a bunch of photos from a trip to Seattle the just recently did. In the photos are Andrew Lazer, George Bolter and Richard. Check the gnarly hop over to double kink rail George does… that kid is going to come home to NZ better than ever.

Thanks for the photos Richard!

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GEORGE ROAD TRAILS

GEORGE ROAD TRAILS

James from TruBMX sent in this nice little clip he put together from the Gorge Road Trails Open Day… how amazing is that place.

gorge rd trails-open day-20″ edit from trubmx on Vimeo.

Riders: Micheal Lefebvre, Ben Seek, James Keane, Asher, Jake Prebble & TJ LavinThanks for sending the video in James..

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HOP COMP

HOP COMP

Thank you for everyone who made it out to the 3rd Annual Zombie Hop Comp. It was a rad event and fun day.

Brian aka Buttery from East Auckland took out the comp with a hop of 39inchs. Seth and Stephen tied for 2nd at 38inchs.

I got plenty of photos to get up and hopefully there is some footage circulating so keep an eye out for that.

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BMX.CO.NZ GOES LIVE

BMX.CO.NZ GOES LIVE

I just got word on the weekend that BMX.co.nz, a new New Zealand mail order has gone live and ready for action. Head over to bmx.co.nz to check it out.. its looking pretty good, lots of bmx trickery and more to come.Its run by Ryan who is the mechanic from Hedgehog Bikes… so its a rider owned company.

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AUK DAY TRIP

AUK DAY TRIP

Monday morning Jono rocked up to my place bright and early, the mission was a day trip to Auckland, which Jono seeming does alot. We met up with Stephen and Piggy and a few other locals at Vic around lunch time, We had a quick jam until Jono owned some kid on the roll in,

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HOP COMP AND APPAREL SALE

HOP COMP AND APPAREL SALE

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the Zombie Hop Comp.. and T-Whites-Bikes is also going to be running an Apparel sale on the day. All BMX Tees only $30ea.. which is super cheap and a good chance to stock up before summer.

A few people have been asking where the RedBull hanger is..

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UNDERGROUND

UNDERGROUND

The much anticipated Flow Visuals Underground DVD is finished and ready for release early next month.

There will be a jam at Waikanae skatepark on the 8th of August to celebrate the release of the DVD. It will go from about 11am until 5pm with music, a bbq and a couple of people on the mic giving out some spot prizes etc.

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NEW SHOP ABOUT TO DROP

NEW SHOP ABOUT TO DROP

Just got word that Ben Seek from Christchurch is starting up his own shop dedicated to BMX called ‘Inside Line’. The online shop should be up and running on the 1st August and the physical shop will be open in a few months. Ben is a rad guy and I’m sure he will do an amazing job,

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ROBBIES EDH

ROBBIES EDH

EDH team rider Robbie has got one of the first prototype Render frames built up and its looking killer.Hopefully Travis will have a full bike check up soon so we can see the bike in a bit more detail..

WWW.EDHBMX.COM

EDH WINTER VIDEO

EDH WINTER VIDEO

Check out this nice web vid of the EDH crew escaping the winter grim for a shred at Jellie park.Filmed and edited by Travis.. nice work!

MONDAYS PHOTO

MONDAYS PHOTO

I was flicking through my hard drive last night looking at the extensive archive of BMX photos from over the last 7 + years and released I should really do something with them. So I decided that every Monday I would post a new random photo from my archive of BMX photos.
This Monday’s photo is of Paul Langlands clicking a rather large Turn-Down over the first jump at X-Air 07′..

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D1NZ JAM DETAILS

D1NZ JAM DETAILS

Here is the flyer with the official details on it for D1NZ Jam coming up on the 14th & 15th of August, along with the course outline. The course looks simple but will definitely be fun and has a bit of everything for a rad comp. There is also talk that there will be a 1/4 into dirt hip..

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DIRT BIKE CO WEB PAGE IS GO!

DIRT BIKE CO WEB PAGE IS GO!

The Dirt Bike Co web page is up and running now so head over there and check it out.

The Dirt Bike Co frames should be arriving in the country sometime towards the end of July. Once the frames arrive there is also going to be an official launch party and jam.

So far T-Whites-Bikes will be the official stockist of the frame and will apparently retail for around $500 which is a killer price for a quality frame.

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NEW FIT GEAR

NEW FIT GEAR

Just got word from SR Cycles that a whole bunch of new Fit gear is just about to arrive in the country and will be available through all good BMX shops NZ wide.. Rad!

THE HOP COMP

THE HOP COMP

Its been almost a year and half since the last Hop Comp so we thought it was about time we got another one going. This time we are running it at the RedBull Hanger on 18th of July so there is no chance of it being rained out. Its going to be a straight up Bunny Hop comp but we will also do a few other fun events on the day plus a BBQ.

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CALEB PHOTOS

CALEB PHOTOS

Here is some Black & White photos I shot of Caleb from Whangamata a few weekends ago… I love the way B&W looks.

I also went a checked out Caleb trails, Slingawoods, which where pretty amazing and impressive for a solo effort.. I will post some photos of those soon. Caleb is also heading over to the states very soon to ride Pa Woods and probably a whole bunch of chilling.

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BLOGS AWAY

I just added a Blog Roll section just below the links on the right hand colloum for a bunch of NZ riding related blogs that are worth checking out.blazeguard.blogspot.com – NZ riders in Canada.trubmx.blogspot.com – Wanaka trails scene.prophecybmx.blogspot.com – Ryan from Rotorua’s blog.dirtysouthbmx.blogspot.com– Dunedin BMX.sfabmx.blogspot.com – Sweet Fuck All BMX crew.seasonalevolution.blogspot.com – Tim Pierce Photography &

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STEVEN BY STEPHEN

STEVEN BY STEPHEN

This rad photo is off Steven who is a local at Vickys’s .. throwing down a Fufanu on a temporary plastic jersey barrier.. photo was taken by Stephen.. who shreds his camera just as well as his twenty.

VOLUCID SWEETER SWEATER

VOLUCID SWEETER SWEATER

Volucid have a nice new sweater out for this cold miserable winter we are going through. Available at Volucid’s online shop for $60.. Choice!

COLONY

COLONY

There has been a few big changes at Colony recently, one of them being distribution and art direction.. Colony is now being distributed independently by Clint Miller himself and will be available through Hedgehog and possibly T-Whites-Bikes. Cooper from Focal Point is looking after the new Art Direction.. check out the new site, it looks super clean and dialed.

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NOT JUST TWENTYS

NOT JUST TWENTYS

Here at Zombie sometimes we like more than just Twenty Inches..Check out these two bikes I though where pretty rad..This is my friend Justin Henehan’s 1979 Laguna 26″ Beach Cruiser.. built for casual rides and a few beers on a sunny day.

This creation is Troy from BMX Mafia’s custom Snow bike, made froma 93′

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