Is Technology Going To Change the Face of BMX?

As BMX Tricks Progress So Does The Technology To Monitor The Tricks Over the past 20 years technology has completely changed the scope of sports. Just the simple introduction of video review has change the rulings of sports like baseball, basketball, and football. When it comes to X Games style sports such as BMX and Snowboarding Halfpipe, the judging is subjective, which basically means, it’s up to the people judging and not exactly based on the definite precision of the tricks. Some contest decisions could be based on hype of a rider or the crowds reactions. What if there was a technology that not only could tell what trick is being performed, but also calculated the exact precision of each trick? Read on and let us know what you think about what Intel is developing here… Imagine being at a BMX competition and watching on the big screen the exact tricks detailed as and when they happen, complete with airtime, how precisely the trick was pulled off, and all those extra details to help separate one competitor from another. It could change the competition, remove some judging subjectivity and, well, it is pretty cool to have that visualised data on hand for records, personal bests and added kudos. It’s like an extra focus point in addition to the usual slow-mo replay. Intel Curie, the technology that makes this possible, is a module with a six-axis gyroscope, accelerometer and Bluetooth radio on board. Such a module means the precise rotation, speed and height of a rider can be calculated by drawing the ‘path’ the sensor takes. The combination of these can be compared to a programmed database that recognises tricks; although it’s not a full database at present, more a work in progress. However it’s only in the development stage for now. There’s more work to be done for full accuracy, while support from the industry has yet to be fixed in place. At present there’s no rider-worn module either, meaning your Superman trick might not be fully recognised at this stage. For Full Article Click Here Curated Content From: pocket-lint.com Image Source:

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(VIDEO) X Games Phenom Drops $2.5M On New Home

Check Out Ryan Scheckler’s Digs Next To The Ocean, Brah I guess we know being and X Games star pays off as is testament to Tony Hawk’s crib. The new generation has officially risen and Scheckler is doing pretty damn good. A 3,000 sq. ft beachfront home in his hometown of San Clemente in Orange County, California. His old home wasn’t too bad either and he most likely still has his own private indoor skate park as seen in the video. If you’re motivated by the money, let this be your X Games motivation. If you’re still just motivated by the love of the sport, then just keep on doing what you’re doing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcJJHNAYixM Image Source: LA

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(EVENT) RATT Headlines BMX State Championship

Hairbands and BMX Sounds Like A Recipe For A Great Time and Great Cause It’s always awesome to hear about how hyped up BMX State Championships can get, and this one sounds pretty cool. At the end of this month in Wisconsin the Winnebagoland BMX track is not only hosing the BMX races, but also a whole onslaught of events including a rock show from RATT. The rock show is not only going to be full of awesome bands, but will also help raise money and awareness for autism. If you’re in the area this is a BMX State Championship you don’t want to miss… The state’s best BMX riders are coming to Oshkosh. The Winnebagoland BMX State Championship takes place Aug. 29 and 30, on the Winnebagoland BMX track. This sanctioned USA BMX track is not only a lot of fun, but also a great place for kids to socialize, exercise and develop new skills. In addition to the state competition, the track holds races and practice sessions every week from May through October. There are some great events happening every week this summer. The Waterfest Concert Series has a fantastic lineup to wrap this season at the Leach Amphitheater. On Thursday, see Here Come the Mummies, The Traveling Suitcase and The Presidents. On Aug. 27, catch Hairball! On Aug. 29, the Leach Amphitheater will be rocking for a great cause. Stephen Pearcy, the founder and former lead singer of RATT, will headline the Rock for Autism. Also performing: Daphni, Sedated, Eminence, Sonic Circus and the Red Light Saints. All proceeds from this high-energy night will benefit those with autism in Wisconsin. Photos courtesy of: heavyharmonies.com &

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You Can’t Steal This Bike No Matter What You Do

We’ve all been involved in some type of bike theft in one way or another. If you’re on the victim end of the theft of your bike then you know how much it sucks. If you’re a bike thief, than you just suck, but there is an answer coming to your evil ways. How about a bike that is literally impossible to steal? The only way to possibly steal it would be to saw the bike in half, which would be a desperate, and useless attempt at stealing a bike. photo courtesy of peacefulcentury.com Read This Below And Share This With Your Local Bike Thieves (Video Down Below) Three young entrepreneurs claim to have solved a problem that makes every cyclist’s blood boil — they have invented the world’s first “unstealable” bike. The theft of two bikes from one of the inventors pushed the former engineering students from Chile to tackle the exasperating crime. Their solution? To create a frame that is dismantled and reconnected to make a lock — all in just 10 seconds, according to its creators. Fitted on a stylish steel frame, the bike’s aluminum downtube splits in two to allow the seat tube to form a steadfast lock around any tree, pole or bike rack. The only way to take it would be to saw through it — making the bike useless. And last week was an important one for the three young men as they put in their first order to produce 300 of the bikes. The young entrepreneurs sold 197 bikes in a crowdfunding¬ campaign, roughly half of which were ordered by customers in the United States. A third went to Europe, with a small handful snapped up by Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Only 15% of the bikes were sold in Chile. The bike may ride fast, but for Yerka’s business plan, slow and steady will win the race. The team ordered an extra 100 bikes which they plan to sell in Chile, before targeting the U.S. market in 2016. They will wait for customer feedback before increasing production and hitting up global markets.

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(BMX RACE) NorCal State Championships in Roseville this Weekend

Come Watch The Best On The #1 Rated Track In The Nation We’re excited for this event for two reasons, the first is that it’s close enough for us to drive to, and the second is that our 10 year old nephew will be racing. This is going to be a big even as over 2,500 people will be on hand. We’ll be there catching all the action and also hanging out at the Eekoe booth. Oak Creek BMX in Roseville is gearing up to host the 2015 BMX NorCal State Championships August 28-30.¬ The three-day event will attract approximately 2,600 riders and spectators to a track recently rated No. 1 in the nation by USA BMX. The event is sponsored by Placer Valley Tourism and Oak Creek BMX. The competition, which will bring BMX racers from as far north as the Oregon border and south as Fresno, as well as some from Northern Nevada, will kickoff Aug. 28 with a Single Point Race. The Double Points State Final Pre-Race will take place Saturday while Sunday’s slate includes the Championship Finals, a Triple Points Race. Image Soure: http://pmabmx.com/team/toben-hood Image Source: https://www.facebook.com/OakCreekBmx Full Article:

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(NEWS) One Small Step For Cali, One Giant Leap For BMX

California Skate Parks Are Now Open to BMX Riders It looks like legislation is getting involved in opening up California skate parks to all sorts of¬ “all-wheeled, non-motorized devices”. The whole issue before of why BMX riders weren’t lawfully allowed in the park is because they were a liability to the state. ¬ Skateboarding was on a list of hazardous recreational activities and therefore it was skate at your own risk according to California. Does this mean we will have to deal with more 10 year olds on scooters? ¬ I’m joking, I actually enjoy watching those kids progress at park also. This probably doesn’t really change much as far as your local public park goes, especially in California. ¬ In such a liberal state you can imagine how liberal the guys riding park are. You just need to learn more park awareness. ¬ Pay attention to the BMX rider and he will respect your lines as well. California state has passed legislation that adds “all-wheeled, non-motorized devices” to the¬ hazardous recreational activity list, meaning that bikes, rollerblades, scooters, wheelchairs, heelies, snake boards, and whatever else you can fathom are now under the same blanket as skateboarding and far less of a liability than they were before. It means that if your local park in California has ever said that bikes were not allowed in the park for “insurance reasons,” that you should go to your next city council meeting and bring the discussion up again. To be clear, this does not mean the flood gates are open. We still have to deal with the stigma that BMX ruins parks and we’re ‘super duper scary and fast,’ but this is a major hurdle in getting into parks legally. Where we belong. As BMX matures and we get our act together, we need to be active when it comes to public parks. Advocate for yourself and for friends you’ve never even met. I say that knowing that I have a lot of room for improvement myself… Read more at ¬ http://bmx.transworld.net/news/california-skate-parks-to-open-to-bmx-riders/#dsTqRrJcO5uVp73k.99 Image Source:¬

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You Can’t Steal This Bike No Matter What You Do

We’ve all been involved in some type of bike theft in one way or another. If you’re on the victim end of the theft of your bike then you know how much it sucks. If you’re a bike thief, than you just suck, but there is an answer coming to your evil ways. How about a bike that is literally impossible to steal? The only way to possibly steal it would be to saw the bike in half, which would be a desperate, and useless attempt at stealing a bike. photo courtesy of peacefulcentury.com Read This Below And Share This With Your Local Bike Thieves (Video Down Below) Three young entrepreneurs claim to have solved a problem that makes every cyclist’s blood boil — they have invented the world’s first “unstealable” bike. The theft of two bikes from one of the inventors pushed the former engineering students from Chile to tackle the exasperating crime. Their solution? To create a frame that is dismantled and reconnected to make a lock — all in just 10 seconds, according to its creators. Fitted on a stylish steel frame, the bike’s aluminum downtube splits in two to allow the seat tube to form a steadfast lock around any tree, pole or bike rack. The only way to take it would be to saw through it — making the bike useless. And last week was an important one for the three young men as they put in their first order to produce 300 of the bikes. The young entrepreneurs sold 197 bikes in a crowdfunding¬ campaign, roughly half of which were ordered by customers in the United States. A third went to Europe, with a small handful snapped up by Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Only 15% of the bikes were sold in Chile. The bike may ride fast, but for Yerka’s business plan, slow and steady will win the race. The team ordered an extra 100 bikes which they plan to sell in Chile, before targeting the U.S. market in 2016. They will wait for customer feedback before increasing production and hitting up global markets.

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