part I: de toeristen
part II: the bangers
This is good! Met de Foers, Sig en Willem buy it and support the trail scene! http://www.groundedbmx.com/NL/shop/media/dvds/compression_-_septembre?maxrange=&brand=&sort= http://new.compressionbmx.com/
I never go to contests but this one was good! After i don’t know 15h drive probably more we arrived at Jicin.
Beautiful location, crazy riders, good vibe. Maybe the jumps where little bit wet, yeah i know we don’t gonne complain about the weather!
The guys did a very good fix to make it rideble!
After 2 days judging and drinking to much beer we went to Prague visiting an old skatebowl.
On the road to Dresden we had some car problems so we had a sleep next to the towing service and fixed the problem next morning.
Driving back to Belgium we stopped at the Friedhoftrails and Sturmbahn for some good sessions!
This is BMX
For over a year we have been compiling a collection of photographs that sums up a trails riders’ common philosophy.
”Manual” is a photography book telling stories about good guys who grew up together (or not) around a passion : digging jumps, going fast and flying high with their bikes. Even if sometimes they don’t know each other, all the contributors have put all their efforts to catch rare moments and share incredible photographs of their good times in the woods. After compiling these materials, we have mixed the photos our way and have tried to extract the essence of what trails means to us all. Surprises garanteed, even for the contributors!
A non-profit project
As you may know, printing a nice book costs a lot of money. However, we decided to do it without sponsors and without any advertising, to maintain our independence. All of this to create a book exactly how we wanted it: 100% home-made, thanks to the talents of the international trails community. And we were lucky enough to get to a very nice book at an affordable price : 26 euros.
Why a book ?
Today, the Internet is going so fast that we decided to sit a minute, and take our time to appreciate the good times. You know, the same things you feel after a good session with your friends sharing beers around the barbecue! Something rare today, trails riders have great human values and we thought it was important to sit them on paper. This book is not the Bible, it’s not our goal, but we hope it will make you feel all the pleasure we had to create it and all the passion we have to take care about our trails.
8 countries represented
France, USA, Poland, Australia, Belgium, New-Zealand, England, Spain.
More than 40 contributors
Some of them are teachers, others run businesses, are employees, photographers, architects or engineers, etc. But they all have something in common. Something that make them travel, meet people and have fun : trails. Thanks to each of them for sharing.
Ainhoa Emaldi Azkue, Alban Henderyckx, Alexandre “Pompom” Pommier, Alexandre Hoyer, Alexandre Piechta, Amiel Lambert, Arek Stan aka “Kogut”, Béatrice Madrid, Benoît “Enzo” Bergon, Bryan Barnhart, Bryan Yeagle, Clayton Berg, Dan Closser, Franck Duflo, François-Xavier Richard, Gaël Léger, Garrett Meyers, Gillian Peralta, Glen Hamilton, Jay Lonergan, Jean-Renaud Galtier, Jelle Nys, Jeremy Muller, Jerome Beeler Van Orman, Joe Rich, Josh Cernotta, Julien Beuvignon, Kuba Katarzyński, Marc Dioni, Marcin ‘Wróbel’ Wróblewski, Michał Sikora, Pat Kempany, Quentin ‘Godasse’ Labadens, Rhys Williams, Rob Dolecki, Seb Scott, Sig Cools, Sylvain Cassot, Sylvain Taro, Ted Van Orman, Thomas Assié, Tomasz Rakoczy, Vincent Perraud.
All gathered for 1 book of 132 pages.
Marc Dioni, Julien Beuvignon, Franck Duflo, Ainhoa Emaldi and Béatrice Madrid.