The next Diversion video, "Made in: Thailand," will be playing this summer on Diversion TV.
TICOS JAM 5 VIDEO!
Diversion TV Presents: "Ticos Jam 5" Video
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Thanks in part to Odyssey BMX, we went down to Costa Rica to attend Ticos Jam 5 with Chase Gouin and Terry Adams. Team "A Bad Thing," Justin Miller, Jon Dowker, Scott Powell, and Richard Aguayo also attended!
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After years of development, today marks the beginning of a new era for Diversion. To celebrate the GRAND OPENING of Diversion TV, we're giving away a FREE rental of Diversion 5.0. Just use coupon code 495550 before checkout and there will be no charge upon processing the order!
Stay tuned as we expand the library to provide you access to your favorite videos!
This is only the beginning!!!
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In fact, I'm heading to the post office right now!
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Diversion 6.0 wins Aurora Platinum Best of Show Award for excellence in execution, in content, and in creativity.
"The Platinum Best of Show" award is the highest award given at the Aurora Awards, an industry wide Film and Video competition for independent productions. I'd like to thank all the riders who have participated in the videos over the years and everyone who helped in the production of the series!
Too much stuff is going on in the lab! As soon as one thing happens, something else happens and I don't even have a chance to breathe!
So basically, 7.0 is well into post production and I'm half way through the rough cut at the moment.
Diversion TV soooooo close, I think it's going to launch next month, but don't quote me on that.
Of course you know that whatever goes on in the lab it's going to be worldwide. Hiroaki "Jose" Fujiwara (former Quamen welder) and I have been organizing okonomiyaki (japanese style pizza) parties in the lab. We're re-creating japan in the laboratory! It's Happy times! We're not mad...not mad at ALL!
Diversion has seemed quiet on the outsitde lately, but it's been crankin' like crazy on the inside. So I'll drop the MotoGroundForce promo segment on y'all!
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Yo! You all may be wondering. What's going on at the lab? Well, for the last month, or so it hasn't been about what's going on at the lab. It's what's been going on worldwide! I've been on location for while. I had two back to back Trips. First I want to thank Odyssey BMX for sending Chase Gouin, Manuel Prado, and myself to Costa Rica for the Ticos Jam. Be sure to check out the magazines for the write-ups and stay tuned for a video segment about our trip in Costa Rica!
Please stay tuned for a video segment about the Circle of Balance experience as well. After the contest ended, I decided to stay an extra week in Japan and go to Fukuoka (It's in the southern part of Japan) and do a little report on the scene down there featuring Hidekazu Kuga and Seiji Sakata! Be sure to check out this bonus track in Diversion 7.0 coming in October 2007!
I've added new tracks from Diversion 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0 to the rotation on Diversion Radio.
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And the winner is...Mohd Ariff Kamal Abdullah Sany!
First place goes to Ariff from Malaysia and here is his dream :
Coming in at a close 2nd place is Marie Meuret from France. Whose dream is "...to be surrounded by good vibes peoples, to work much more on my bike, to travel and introduce Flatland to the one who doesn't know about it, to bring happyness to others, to go back to the US, to work much more and positively for Flatland..."
It’s almost a wrap for 2006!
I forgot to mention that last week Diversion, Sick Child, and Aggro Alliance filmed a segment for a TV network in Spain called Cuatro. Look for me (Bobby Carter) , Ed Nussbaum, and Mark Andrada on your TV soon if you live in Spain and other parts of Europe! From our parking lots we're gonna take all around the GLOBE!!
Don't miss the special offer on Liquid Frame. Get any two (2) Diversion DVDs and a t-shirt for only $39!
Complete your collection today!
On another note, Terry Adams made his second magazine cover on BMX Plus! Go get that issue and vote for him to be Freestyler of the year!
The updates have been slim over the past month, but that's because the lab has been in high gear!
Diversion TV is coming soon...
Broadcasting WORLDWIDE 2007!
...And the winner is....THOMAS FULLEGAR!
Thomas lives in England and here is what he learned from from these episodes at the lab:
"These stories have inspired me, motivated me, kept me pushing harder and harder trying the impossible. Hoping that one day I can make it big and prove to all those who have doubted me, that it is possible. To never give up, to never loose the faith.
But most of all you have taught me to make dreams reality!"
Congratulations, Thomas. Everyone give our boy, Thomas, a round of applause!
Who's in da lab? JZ's in da LAB!
That's right, Jeff Zielenski has entered the realm where dreams become reality. If you're not familiar, let me bring you up to date. This is the guy that shot the cover of Ride BMX with Terry Adams doing the Katrina. Jeff is no stranger when it comes to making history. This day we had two objectives. The first was to do an interview for the "Diversions" section of Ride BMX on Diversion. After we finished that, the second objective was to complete a mission for one of Jeff's photo projects. Jeff was attempting to make photo history and Diversion was on hand to make sure it happend.
While at the lab, Jeff took some time to study BMX from around the world...
OK, so back to the story. After about 3 or 4 tries at shooting this photo, we wondered what this attempt was going to bring us. The location: Downtown LA
Our original location near Little Tokyo turned out to be bad. So we were on a mission to find the ultimate spot for the shoot. Everytime we thought we had found a good place something was wrong. This wasn't any ordinary shoot. Jeff was trying to make history, so everything had to line up perfectly.Trying a new photo technique and making history isn't easy and Ol' JZ was getting a little frustrated and loosing faith. I knew there was no way we were going to fail this time. I was going to keep driving the transport around downtown 'til the sun came up if that's what it took. Finally, we spotted a possible area on a bridge. After getting up close, we discovered that the bridge held a secret that would take the idea to the next level, beyond our original intentions.
Jeff was equally stoked. So we set up for the photo.
So if you have read this far, I'm going to give away a DVM 6.0 DVD. I want to know who is really reading these episodes from the lab. To commemorate the release of 6.0, I want you to e-mail me and tell me what you've learned from these stories. The sixth (6th) e-mail received will get a special delivery from the lab!
Diversion: Behind the Scenes!
I picked up the DVDs from the replicator yesterday. I got caught in rush hour traffic and it took about 3 hours of driving, but it was worth it because Diversion 6.0 is HERE! Afer more than a year and a half from concept to material realization, 6.0 ships out Oct. 24th WORLDWIDE! So make it go from this computer screen to your hands. Check out the movie clip of what goes on when a DVD arrives at the lab!
It's OFFICIAL! It's OFFICIAL!
All the South Riders have visited the lab. Today we had a special guest, Carey Mathews!!
For the record, Terry Adams, Mickey Gaidos, Scott O'Brien, Dickie Sanders, Eugene Collins and Carey Mathews have made the pilgrimage to the lab!
Coming Soon! It's at da replicatah my peeplez!!
Diversion 6.0 is Coming Soon!
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Last weekend, THE FLATLAND TWINS, Rod and Ren, went clubbing and tore it up in Santa Monica at the Temple Bar. Expect to see these two on the dance floor at a club near you! They were heard commenting, "Yo, that was dooooope!!"
Anyway, I finished editing Diversion 6.0. It's being encoded and then it's off for replication. Some of you might be wondering if there really is a lab, well there is... it's a special place where dreams become reality...
I met up with my boy, Brett Dighton from Australia, in Tokyo and we trekked all the way to the most northern point of Hokkaido, Japan. It's cold up there, you're next to Russia! We found ourselves in the town of Wakkanai and sessioned next to the Sea of Okhotsk.
As soon I got back to Los Angeles from Singapore, Terry Adams and Matt Wilhelm flew out the next day for the taping of "Masters of Champions." This is a TV show that I was helping to coordinate. It airs on the ABC network. That's pretty much the biggest thing this year in terms of flatland coverage on TV!! Wow...now I'm back in the lab and DVM 6.0 is bubbling in the test tubes so stay tuned!!!
Oh yeah, Simon O'Brien will be at the lab for a week starting tomorrow...
Flatland Straight outta Compton! That's right, a phenomenal flatand battle went down in South Central LA. The first non-ESPN/corporate flatland competition to occur since AFL. The crowd was feeling the flatland as the battle ensued. It was tight and I hope it happens again. Thanks to Jesse Puente and the guys at Disaster BMX for helping to push flatland another step along in its journey! Next Saturday (5-6-06), is the Hollywood Jam at ZUMA BEACH. Bring some girls with you!
Yo, March was so busy, I didn't have time to update the news. You guys aren't ready for what's been brewin' in the lab! Diversion is making some new moves, taking things in a new direction. Anyway, check out this segment on Ticos Jam3 and keep watching Project Detention on FuelTV Televsion version of the segment. You should also check out bmxplusmag.com because they are supporting flatland!
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I told you a couple entries ago that it was going to get crazy and it just did. Manuel Prado and I just returned from Costa Rica. There were a lot of flatlanders down there for the Ticos Jam. After the jam Manuel, Scott Powell, and Pat Schoolen and I took a single propeller cessna to the pacific side of Costa Rica to lay out on the beach, go on a zipline tour through the conopy of the rain forest, and snorkeling - all because of FLATLAND! The riders were stoked and so were we. Thanks to Etnies and everyone else who helped to make this dream a reality. I'm editing a segement of the event for Project Detention right now. It will air on Fuel TV. Also stay tuned to BMX Plus! and Cream Magazines for articles on the event. If that wasn't enough, the new issue of Giant Robot Magazine is out. We did a 4 page article on Flatland in Japan. Check it out at your local Tower Records!
Yesterday, Hadrien Picard of Soul Magazine in France, arrived in Los Angeles to do a photoshoot with the flatlanders here. So we took Hadrien to Beverly Hills for some high class flatland. We called the crew and we were rolling 15 riders deep. Gucci, Prada, flatland... once again history was made. A lot ballers in Hummers, Rolls Royces, Benzes, and Beemers, stopped to watch the action. Maybe contemplating an investment??? Even the cops didn't even look in a rider's direction as they passed the intersection... It was a lot of fun. So be on the lookout for Soul Magazine and word up to all the riders that came out and helped make it possible!
Happy New Year! I'm still in the lab. You thought it was over! I'm still here! Still sucka-free! Always tryin' to bring something new to the table... I have a full plan for '06. It's going to be crazy. Thanks to Etnies Shoes it looks like I'll be heading down to Costa Rica next month with Manuel Prado for the Ticos Jam. Stay tuned to FuelTV for that coverage. Anyone in the area should attend if you want to have fun. There are also a couple reviews of Diversion 5.0 in the new Cream Magazine and 20BMX. Also there's a thread on Pedal BMX about how we can all work together to help flatland survive! Stay tuned because it's going to get crazy!
Yo, we went down to Melrose yesterday to visit Tagi's shop, Brooklyn Projects and they had a copy of Cream Magazine. There's a report on Liquid Frame. Free Shipping Worldwide! They know what's up and you can too. If you don't know what I'm talking about check it out here!
Ed Nussbaum and I dedicided to go to The Larchmont last night to to see DJ Reid Speed. It was a dope drum and bass show here in Hollywood. Apparently, it was Reid's birthday set. The scene was jumpin". They had a video DJ that was mixing clips with effects live during the set. I'm going to drop some flatland clips on her. She said she'd mix it up! Stay tuned...
An evening with J-Lo...
Terry Adams representing flatland at the Macy's Passport 05 Fashion Show. This was a big event in Santa Monica with many celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, and Traci Bingham...View the story.
5.0 HAS DROPPED! I REPEAT, 5.0 HAS DROPPED! It's official -as sure as a rat eats cheeze! It's nothing, but exclusive footage from the flipside of BMX, the Flatland mecca known as JAPAN!
Get it here, homeboy!
Yo! The Lab is CRAZY! We had a little emergency in the Lab today. Hurricane Rita is about to wreck Texas and Terry Adams was unable to fly back to the east from San Francisco. So I had to make an unexpected run to LAX. He had to reschedule a flight to LA at the last minute.Since he has to do shows out here next week for Mattel, the toy manufacturer, he's staying in the Lab. The Lab is becoming a place of refuge for stranded South Riders. First Eugene Collins when Katrina hit and now T-Rizz. While I went to work, Terry and Eugene reunited out here on the left coast and sessioned for the first time in quite a while.
It looks like everybody is leaving for Flatground in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, I won't be attending the event because I need to work. That's OK though. I had my fun in Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia this year. If you are lucky enough to be going to Flatground, be sure to check out the Diversion 5.0 premiere along with Intrikat's new video! The Lab is full of DVDs and 5.0 drops on Sept. 28! Worldwide!
I took the intern, Lionel, to LAX this morning and the lab is quiet. He's on his way back to France. The intership is over, but Lionel's impact will continue to be felt at Diversion. I'm sure this was probably the craziest internship offered at the International Business School in France.He got to chill with Quiksilver's "The Crossing," go to crazy X-games parties, roll around Los Angeles VIP, and ride at the hottest beaches in southern Cali . MERCI! Keep it worldwide! Young L!