Ah, the irony of it all! A feature length video uploaded to the internet that celebrates the release of our 7th PRINT magazine, which focuses on the subject of technophobia. Featuring an international mix section and an all Australian pool part. It's time to crawl back under a rock.
Colours! The limited edition issue 7 Technophobia shirt designed by NW zine affiliate warrior art queen, Rhiannon Rackham, is available now. Visit Anchor BMX, Back Bone, Lux, Little Black Bike, Freestyle Now events or contact NW direct through this site. Each shirt comes with a magazine and sticker. Now get back under your rock you technophobe.
The real Sydney pool cleaning service (AKA Benn Pigot & Trent Rowsell) at it again, riding the 'Cass' Pool like it's a perfectly formed skate park quarter. Bravo sirs.
Hit the store page on this site for a magazine & an embroidered patch with either international or Australia-wide postage. Also available through Anchor BMX (VIC), Back Bone (ACT), LBB (SA), Local (WA), Lux (QLD), Riverslide Skatepark (VIC)& Freestyle Now events.
We launched our 7th print publication with a bowl bash, video screening and party last Saturday at Beach Burrito in Fitzroy, Melbourne. People arrived from 5 different states around Australia to ride and witness the spectacle (W.A. Vic, QLD, Tas, S.A.). Early bird, Dave Dillewaard, jumped in the bowl and slid his pegs over the stairs to start. Notable ripping came in the form of impossibly high airs in the deep end from Cody Pollard (QLD), Beechy (VIC), Adam Hough (VIC) & Lex Dowley (VIC). Joel Ruggiero (WA) rode the bowl from start til finish and was the last man standing in the bowl as the doors were closing, he really took good advantage of his time in Melbourne. Videos were projects above the bowl, magazines distributed for free and good times ensued. This was the first time in a long while that so many influential faces from the Australian bmx scene all stood in the same room together. Thanks to everyone who came from around the country to attend. Issues of the magazine are currently making their way to legit rider run bmx stores state-wide. Hit Anchor BMX (VIC), Back Bone (ACT), LBB (SA), Local (WA), Lux (QLD), Riverslide Skatepark (VIC) or the store page on this site to grab a copy.
New stickers for all the stick up kids. Available at our launch on the 24th Sept. Also through our online store with issue 7 & via all our supporting stores: Anchor (VIC), Backbone (ACT), Lux (QLD), Local (WA), LBB (SA) & Riverslide Skatepark (VIC).
Beach Burrito are collaborating with Nothing's Wrong to release issue 7 of our print mag, 'The Technopobia issue'. To celebrate the occasion, for the first time ever, there will be a bmx session in their pool-esque bowl that sits neatly and tightly in the middle of the venue. A video premiere will be projected above the bowl and FREE copies of the mag will be available as well. As if that isn't enough, goodies will be hooked up courtesy of Young Henrys Brewery, Beach Burrito & Nothing's Wrong for those that drop-in (deep end) & have the best pool style. Acapulco shirts are highly recommended. We ask that peg grinders be sleeved with plastic/plastic pegs affixed/peg-less be ran & positive attitudes embraced, so that we leave only tyre marks and take only good times. Shralp for victory!
Photos: Tory Crisp. Words: Dave Cragg.
A selection of used and unseen photos from our print article on the Snakewoods Jam.
'We awoke in our swags to the sound of birds chirping and people already going through lines. Walking about to take in the beauty of these incredible handmade sculptures is always such a trip. More crew kept appearing throughout the day and it felt like the jam was already in full force, but it was still only Friday. By evening, the snakewoods bushdoof vibes were in effect, with more than a few cans of aerosol being thrown in the bonfire.
All this mayhem was still only a warm up for Saturday, which in reality, was easily one of the best days of riding bikes I've ever got to experience. There was not a dull moment all day, with constant trains running, non-stop good vibes and the spectacle of watching everybody getting sideways. Tim Weexy was being an animal, Pollard, Mulesy and the Milners were boosting. Dylan Lewis and Jon Mackellar destroyed the joint, getting way too high, all while getting twisted.
The madness of Saturday was taken to a new level in the evening, as live music begun on a makeshift stage in the woods. An instrumental punk/metal group were joined onstage for an impromptu vocal performance by THE Jon Mackellar, who grabbed the mic and started growling and screaming, in a way that actually sounded epic and whipped the boys into a frenzy. By the final act, the vibes were getting very loose, but the multi-dimensional beacon of awesome that is Chris Falk and his band Psychosphere, broke through the chaos and captured everyone's hearts, minds and ears with a brutally amazing set.
Come Sunday, a portion of the revelers had called it quits and headed for the beach, but still a large posse remained, riding all day, juicing every last drop of stoke available. It's beyond a shame that such an incredible, rideable artwork and the community based around this place will be torn up for a property developer's profits. However, from the destruction of this masterpiece, new seeds of beauty will emerge. To Dale, Falk, Joc, Jacko, Claire, Jordan, Lester and all the other locals that make this place so epic, thank you. You guys have made something very special happen and the Australian BMX community is so much richer because of this'. (DC)
Filmed in Perth over one weekend, leading up to it's demolition on Monday 20th June, 2016. Joel Ruggiero & TK take you through their routine as vigilante pool drainers at a spot that only consented to one day's session before it's demise (the death of a death box). Ride In Paradise.
Film & Edit: Greg Barnes.
Music: Holger Czukay & Batpiss
Keep an eye out for the online release of NW Zine's Pool documentary series, named 'Drainer'. A collection of short stories documenting the use of abandoned spaces in the pursuit of good times.
The project entailed following a vigilante pool cleaning team (Joel Ruggiero & TK) in Perth for 3 weeks, filming their antics. BMX and Skateboarding, in backyard swimming holes, the roots of our culture.