Zombie Archive: July,2010

FRASER AND JONO IN VANCOUVER

FRASER AND JONO IN VANCOUVER

Jono Hopping and Fraser Booth have been in Vancouver for just under a week now and have been shredding the hell out of all the amazing skate parks this city has on offer. Keep any eye out for some riding photos soon.

Photo: Jono Hopping, confused at the size of the Skate Parks in Vancouver.

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TIM WHITE ON SPOKE

TIM WHITE ON SPOKE

Tim White, the god farther of Auckland bike culture, BMX and everything rad, has a really awesome Frankly Thursday interview up on Spoke Magazine. Its a few weeks old now but definitely worth a look., you can check it out HERE.

Photo: Tim White Shredding 26″

NATURAL BORN CHILLER

NATURAL BORN CHILLER

Natural Born Chiller is a trailer for an up and coming full length DVD  titled Blazeguard, produced by John Thompson of Vancouver. Make sure you watch this one, the quality is amazing, judging by the trailer the full length DVD is going to be so good. Watch out for the clip of George Bolter in is this trailer too.

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ODYSSEY FOR NZ

ODYSSEY FOR NZ

A couple of months ago the NZ distributor for Odyssey who is SR Cycles closed their doors. Its is unsure if they will reopen in the future,  but the good news is in the meantime BMX.co.nz has picked up the distribution for Odyssey BMX, which means it will be available directly through there online store and also available through any bike shop in NZ,

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HELLO VANCOUVER

HELLO VANCOUVER

You may have noticed that over the last few weeks posts have been a little slower than usual, that is because I have been traveling across Asia to finally reach Vancouver. I have been in Vancouver now for the last few days and it is an amazing place, I will be here for a while so expect lots of posts from this side of the world.

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JR VID

JR VID

Morgan Huges from Gisborne sent in this rad little video of a young local shredder called Jr. This kid definitely has some skill.. the brakeless 5 tap is rad.

GOOD IDEAS vs BAD

GOOD IDEAS vs BAD

Over the weekend I was working on this system to tow my BMX around Auckland on my new Moto-bike. Its something I always wanted to do and finally had a chance to test out the system.

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F#%&%@* BIKE NERD’S

F#%&%@* BIKE NERD’S

If you check Zombie out on the regular then you will have seen the previous post about front hubs I did a month or two ago. Well I just laced up a Tree front hub today for my new ride and wanted to show you guys the ins and outs with Tree’s new hub.

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MANUKAU THIS EVE

MANUKAU THIS EVE

Thanks to the nice weather we had today the Cow was dry tonight so a bunch of us went out for a roll.

It was a nice ride, a whole bunch of us were down there, I decided to snap a couple pics nearer the end of the night and here are my favourites,

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JIMMYS BEEN DIGGING

JIMMYS BEEN DIGGING

Jimmy from Wanaka and his crew look like they’ve been keeping the Lismore trails in Wanaka rolling over winter. Looking good lads!
Keep an eye on Jimmys TRUBMX blog to see whats good in the deep south.

GEORGE BOLTER BOOST

GEORGE BOLTER BOOST

Here is another killer photos of George Bolter, this time around boosting the hell out of Hastings bowl in Vancouver. This photos was taken by Richard ‘ Dagger’ Gregory and is one of the best photos I have seen in a while, it really makes you want to go out and blast the hell out of something.

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BEST TENNIS COURT EVER

BEST TENNIS COURT EVER

This is a bit of a random post… but I spotted this over at one of my friends blogs and thought it was interesting, weird and rad, best Tennis Court ever!

RED BULL LEDGENDS

RED BULL LEDGENDS

So today we had the Red Bull Ledgends jam put on in this rad little garage thing down on the waterfront, with a door at each end so we could ride the whole way through for max speed.

The light was kinda bad because we couldn’t get the lights on but everyone shredded regardless,

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JUNE PHOTO BOOK

JUNE PHOTO BOOK

James Wades June 10′ photo book is up. Check it out for some rad photography HERE.

COUPLE A JAMS

COUPLE A JAMS

I had a couple of flyers sent through to me recently for some jams coming up in Aus, so I thought I would post them for all the Aus viewers or the NZ riders over in Aus at the moment. Click ‘Read More’ to view the flyers.

REDBULL LEGENDS THIS SUNDAY

REDBULL LEGENDS THIS SUNDAY

RedBull Legends is back and taking place this weekend on Sunday, 18th July, Tyler Street, Britomart, Auckland City. This time around supported by Cult Crew. Hit ‘Read More’ to check out the full flyer.

MONDAYS PHOTO

MONDAYS PHOTO

This Mondays Photo is from the Zombie archive.

Rider: The Wazman, Abubaca
Location: Greenhithe, Auckland
Photographer: Mike Davies

JED JAM

JED JAM

The Jed Jam took place a couple of weekends ago, apparently the event was amazing and some serious shredding went down. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the Jam myself to get photos, and I haven’t seen a lot of coverage from the event, but I did stumble across some photos and a write up from the jam on the new Pilgrim site.  Check it out here it’s worth a look.

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LEDGENDS ARE BACK

The boys at Red Bull and CULT are throwing down another ‘Ledgends’ comp this Sunday 18th, it will be held down at Britomart (Auckland), afternoon some time, indoors so on rain hail or shine…. More details to come!

Lester

PIGGY AT LYNFIELD

PIGGY AT LYNFIELD

So I’ve been mad slack and not posted anything in ages, mostly because it’s been wet and I havn’t bothered to shoot anything.

Today I went to Lynfield bowl with Piggy and got a couple snaps, click Read More for another one, and click the images to go bigger.

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PAUL LANGLANDS ON SPOKE

PAUL LANGLANDS ON SPOKE

If you head over to the Spoke Magazine site Paul Langland’s has a rad Frankly Thursday interview and Its definitely worth checking out. Looks like Langland’s is heading to the USA in the next few months to compete in some big time events. Cant wait to see how he goes over there, I am sure he will do well with his original and refreshing style and his ability to shred dirt like no one else.

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SUPERCROSS LATE 90s BMX MADNESS

SUPERCROSS LATE 90s BMX MADNESS

In this day and age of modern BMX there has been some interesting ideas along the way and this Supercross is full of them. Carbon fiber spin wheels and Answer Pro-fork suspension forks are some of the classic bmx products to fade from the scene soon after production. I have been piecing this bike together for some time now and found the spin wheels on trade me a couple months ago.

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EDH PARTS

EDH PARTS

This news may be a little old now but its worth re-mentioning,  EDH, New Zealand’s only BMX parts company now has a full parts range, and everything is available online at www.edhbmx.com. Travis has put a huge amount of effort into the range so make sure you get behind it. While on the subject of EDH,

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STOLEN BIKE

STOLEN BIKE

Some bad news here, Connor Smyth from Hamilton got his bike stolen on Monday from Melville Skate Park in Hamilton, the really shit news is that he actually got jumped for it, which is a horrible thing to happen. If you can help in anyway to get Connor’s bike back, or if you have seen it around or know where it might be please let us know.

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TRIPLE SIX PROMOTION

TRIPLE SIX PROMOTION

The good guys over at Triple Six NZ are running a promotion for the month of July. Here are the full details:

For the month of July every two hundred dollars spent at one of our dealers you will go into the draw to win your choice of FIVE HUNDRED dollars rrp. worth of Triplesix product.

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VIC PARK TEMPORARY SET-UP

VIC PARK TEMPORARY SET-UP

On the weekend I was chatting with Haimona and he informed me about the temporary park being built in the old bowling green at Vic. Not sure on the full details but from what I know the park is temporary and the ramps and ledges will be used in the new park due for completion once the tunnel is done.  From what I have been told there have it written as some type of bylaw that a permanent skate/bike park has to be built after the tunnels finished and are dropping around 1/2 a million on the final design.

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G-BOLTS PHOTOS

G-BOLTS PHOTOS

Luke Gilfoyle was kind enough to send in some photos of George Bolter shredding that he shot while over in Canada.  Thanks for the rad photos Luke.