Newquay, August 10, 2006 – The Rip Curl Boardmasters 2006: Britain’s biggest lifestyle festival of the year took place last weekend in Newquay, with BMX, Surf, Skateboard and Freestyle Motocross contests and demo’s and a two night, sold out Music Festival. The Ripcurl Boardmasters played host to the third and final stop of The Braun cruZer Tour 2006 on the biggest mobile spine ramp in the world.

Mark Webb.  credit: Press Release

Braun cruZer Tour Spine Contest:
The exposed Newquay coast blew a cold, harsh breeze at the 12 BMX cruZer Tour Finalists, but the impressive location of the festival site, with it’s close proximity to the ocean meant that the riders forgot the wind and pushed to ride even harder and higher. With top pro riders like Mark Webb, Phil Aller, Mike Miller and of course Ben Wallace the final was destined to be an explosive contest. In the first qualifying runs on Friday evening the audience were totally stoked as the riders cracked the ramp with tricks like “540 barspin or “540 lookback airs. Everyone was really looking forward to seeing the final on Saturday and they weren’t disappointed. On the Saturday final runs, Phil Aller pulled out his “fufanu on the backrail and a “360 tiretap to footjamnosepick. Mike Miller took every ones breath away with huge “lookback airs, “talewhips and a superstylish “360 over the spine. But the highlight of this last final run was the “double downside whip of Ben Wallace. He was the first rider to ever complete a downside whip within competition, nailing it smooth. Everyone went crazy: judges, riders, crowd! But this was not enough to beat the “machine Mark Webb. He won with an incredible run and tricks like “flatspin 540, “truckdriver over the spine, “360 no hander, “manual to barspin in off subbox and the “double talewhip tiretap for the second time taking the Braun Cruzer Tour title. Hard earned second was Ben Wallace and Phil Aller should be proud of his third place.

Mark Webb.  credit: Press Release

Braun cruZer Tour Spine Ranking: Webb, Mark (Eng) 3000
Wallace, Ben (Eng) 2970
Aller, Phil (Eng) 2900
Miller, Mike (Eng) 1950
Osato, Dave (Can) 1950
Elcock, Ryan (Eng) 1850
Jones, Brendan (Aus) 1830
Nyquist, Ryan (USA) 980
Doyle, Chris (USA) 970
Stephens, Craig (Eng) 970
Cooper, Martyn (Eng) 950
Hennon, Ben (Eng) 950
Watkinson, Tony (Eng) 950
Garcia, Hector (Mexico) 940
MacKay, Colin (Aus) 940
Smith, Louie (Eng) 940
Cresswell, Toby (Eng) 930
Cools, Hannu (Bel) 920
Jeffries, Paul (Eng) 920
Carter, Lee (Eng) 910
König, Mark (Ger) 910
Yeates,Mitch (Eng) 910
Charles, Darryl (Eng) 900
Theaker, Mark (Eng) 890
Beran, Michael (Cze) 880
Pentelow, Karl (Eng) 880
Hardy, Cameron (Eng) 870
Crisman, Bruce (USA) 860
Ruiz, Juan (Spa) 850
Mendoza, Ismail (Spa) 840
Mehdi, Jirari (Fra) 830

Ben Wallace.  credit: Press Release

In addition to the contessts, the Braun cruZer Tour Demo team will ride ashow at Leeds Festival, Music Festival, 24-27 Aug, Leeds (UK). The Braun cruZer Tour travelled to two of the largest European rock festivals in June to hold Demo shows on the Braun Spine Ramp at the Heineken Jammin Festival in Imola, Italy, and the Eurockéennes de Belfort, France. In Imola Mark Webb, Chris Mahoney, Ben Wallace, Barry Kohne and Matt Macleod put on a real show by just doing what they do best on the World’s largest mobile mini-ramp. At Eurockéennes, Cameron Hardy, Craig Stevens, Anthony Pearson and Phil Aller bombarded the crowd with flairs, double tailwhip tyretaps, 360 nohanders, tailwhips to manual on the subbox, backflips to fufanu, superman tailwhips and tailwhips over the spine to fakie and loads more crazy stuff…