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We just got the newest issue of the magazine in, and it’s another good one hot off the press. This time Karl Poynter scores the cover with a classic table off a famous spot in Barcelona, Spain. We also have Sean Sexton, Jimmy Levan, Russ Barone, Chad Johnston, and Josh Stricker packed in here as well.


On the Cover: You really need to love Barcelona’s random pieces of public art. Karl Poynter shows his appreciation with a classic table launched off a Spanish sidewalk fin. Photo by Jeff Zielinski.

– Departments –

First Words:
Editor in Chief, Keith Mulligan gets a little sentimental about long-time friend Jimmy Levan after his serioius head injury.   

Start:
A modern photo of a classic setup and trick.

Up Front:
Sponsor Block, Disabled List, and of course a little teaser of what’s to come on ridebmx.com this month. Also a quick interview with Ian Morris about his ideas of being “pro,” five pros tell their best trick, and lots of fine print. Oh, and a lil ol’ contest where we are going to send you to Camp Woodward for a week!

Pro Q&A – Josh Stricker:
Josh answerd our readers’ questions while sprinting full speed at *insert any obstacle here.*

Products:
Two pages of soft goods plus pegs, pedals, headsets, rims, frames, forks, bars, wheels, sprockets, tires, grips, stems, pads, and more. Whew, that’s a lot of new products.

Pro Shop:
Shad Johnson talks about the BMX only shop that helps hold the Portland, Oregon scene together…Goods BMX.

Diversions:
Mark Mulville’s top 5s as it pertains to music and seven vids reviewed, too.

Glimpse 04:
A kid paid $400 to get Aaron Ross to ride and hang out in his town. These photos are what came out of it.

Focus:
Eight pages of the stuff you have grown to know and love--amazing BMX photography.

Bio – Mark “Ratkid” Gralla:
If Bob Scerbo has such good things to say about him, you know the dude has to shred.

Bio – Drew Hosselton:
And if Smoker Dave has such good things to say about this one, he must rule, too!

Letters:
Ryan Fudger gave some good advice and didn’t even really piss anyone off this month. Don’t worry though, he ain’t gettin’ soft on you. He’ll be a dick next month.

Ten to End – Sean Sexton:
Sean, by his own definition, is creative and has a positive attitude.

– Features –

Ian Schwartz Interview – The Progressive Innovator:
Mad style, sweet bike setup, original lines and tricks… Ian is someone a lot of riders look up to and aspire to be like. This interview and these black and white photos shot in Spain do a great job of capturing the essence of Ian and everything that he stands for.

Dubai – Destert And Camels:
Wait, Walter Pieringer has an amazing/interesting/bizarre story from a foreign country? I thought we’d never see the day such an article would come up. Oh wait…never mind.

The Best Trick He’s Ever Pulled:
A conversation with Jimmy Levan about his injury resulting in a coma and how a near-death experience can make life better…

Up In The Hills:
A colorful photo essay of a SoCal pool covered with graffiti.

The Peaceful Warrior – Russell Barone Interview:
This Long Island, New York native is a Rastafarian vegan who lives a healthy, positive life and kills it on a BMX.

Full Circle – Chad Johnston & Pegless Flatland:
After seeing his first pegless flatland online video, we had to ask Chad about re-inventing his riding style sans pegs.  

Mediterranean Paradise – A Sunday Foray In Barcelona:
Barcelona is one of the best places in the world to ride street, and the Sunday team made good use of their time there.

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