Red Bull Framed Reactions BMX Park comp
This past weekend, Red Bull's Framed Reactions BMX Park competition landed in Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam's Culture Park. The first park contest to feature moving parts was designed by BMX course designer Nate Wessel (pictured here). According to RB Framed Reactions winner and X Games BMX Park competitor Drew Bezanson, "Nate is the best ramp designer of the world. He just wakes up in the middle of the night with the sickest ideas for a new ramp."
For the first time in history a BMX competition took place at a park with movement. In the bowl, riders tried to touch the two lanterns. By touching them the two moving elements, a train and a typical Amsterdam bridge, came in motion. In this way, the participants had an influence on the park.
The spine ramp remains a strong component of traditional BMX park design, and it returned for Framed Reactions. Daniel Wedemeijer, x-up 360.
It's been a hectic year for Daniel Sandoval already. In between X Games BMX Park comps and Red Bull's Framed Reactions, Sandoval has been on the road for international events since April.
Ben Wallace, part of the UK contingent of riders on hand in Amsterdam, keeps it stylish in the bowl section. Wallace finished in second place overall at Framed Reactions.
This was just practice for Drew Bezanson. Huge wall tap in the bowl section on the way to first place at Red Bull Framed Reactions.
360 through the moving rhythm section of the Red Bull Framed Reactions course.
Fresh off an X Games Barcelona BMX Park victory, Gary Young traveled back home to San Diego, then returned to Amsterdam this past weekend for Framed Reactions. Safe to say he's clocking good airline miles. Backwards grind to 180 into the course. Young finished fourth in Amsterdam.
Event winner Drew Bezanson (center) celebrates with second placed Ben Wallace (left) and third place Pat Casey (right).