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Rocketworld to open new public fmx training facility

Added on November 2nd, 2012 by ecfmx @ 7:56 pm

We often have emails turn up from kids asking for information about starting freestyle mx so we’ve taken this Article from our good friends at lokomagazine.com for you all to read just incase you missed it……

Rocketworld is the first motocross park in the UK to fully open it’s doors to freestyle riders. As of 2012, Rocketworld will be hiring out their freestyle set-up for riders to come and practice on!

Rocketworld is located on an airfield in Henstridge, Somerset, and is quickly becoming one of the top action sports parks in the UK. The facility now operates a sick motocross race track, an insane freestyle mountain bike park, a legendary lake jump, the biggest dirt mx jump in the country and now an open to the public FMX park! Owner Chris ‘Rocket’ Rose has been building up Rocketworld for some years now, and is super excited to open the FMX park. As a freestyle rider himself, FMX was the roots of Rocketworld back in the day, so he’s psyched to take the FMX park to the next level in 2012.

The FMX set-up has been designed to be as progressive as possible . 4 main ramps are set at varying distances, starting at 30 foot, and going back 10 feet each time to help riders confidently and safely progress their jumping and ramp skills. Plans are also underway to build a foam pit!

In order to ride the FMX set-up at Rocketworld, you must be a competent rider, and be comfortable on big jumps. A jumping ability assessment may be required before you are let loose on the course.

Pricing:

£50 a day to ride the FMX ramps

£80 a day to ride the FMX ramps and foam pit ( foam pit not yet open )

FMX training with UK pro Jamie Squibb will also be available – Contact Rocket world for pricing and dates.

 

Ramp Building service:

As if all this wasn’t enough, Rocketworld also offer a Freestyle motocross ramp building service. Rocket has been building ramps for years, and he is renowned as the top FMX ramp builder in the UK. He has built ramps for major events in a range of different sizes and radius’. Rocket’s ramps have been hit by the likes of Eigo Sato, Brody Wilson, Libor Podmol, Hannes Ackerman, Jamie Squibb and Fredrik ‘Frog’ Berggren – all of who have raved about them.  Rocketworld therefore offers the daddy of all FMX ramp ‘try before you buy’ services!

 

 

For more info head over to the: Rocketworld Facebook Page or call : 07805529750 or visit www.lokomagazine.com



2012 show report

Added on October 12th, 2012 by ecfmx @ 7:31 pm

Hi guys,

Its been a while now since we posted up anything so i thought id right up a quick show report along with a few photos ive taken on my mobile phone along the way to keep you up to date with what we’ve been up to during 2012.

Generally ,as most event organisers would agree the weather hasn’t been on anyone’s side this year, with torrential rain and storms over the majority of the year most events ended up being cancelled due to water logged grounds. We have spent most of the year dodging showers at the events we visited, our first one of the year was meant to be one that myself as an individual was really looking forward to, The South West Suffolk Show, id been trying to achieve a booking local to my home for a few years now and was really excited to take a booking within 2 miles of my house, unfortunately as I’ve just explained, Suffolk had suffered terrible weather the previous 2 weeks to the event date held at Stonham Barns, never the less  we arrived on the Saturday ready and willing to try and put on a good show for the visitors and prepared to brave the wet weather,  on the Saturday the ground had dried up just enough to be able to get the portable ramps set up by the afternoon, our 2 riders of the weekend were Jamie Squibb and Jon Ritchie,they kitted up and we  provided a demo to close the day dodging the puddles and mud dotted around the show arena.

The second day was alot better weather wise and although we had to ride the ramps at a slightly smaller distance than we usually would like to,we managed to put on 3 demos over the duration of the event.

the view of the event grounds on our arrival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our second event of 2012 was for one of our regular clients – The Ace Cafe, where we made a return trip for the 3rd year running to Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London for the Street Bike Freestyle Festival. with the media teams turning up in force as usual and the great atmosphere usually associated with an ace cafe event it was  looking to be a awsome event to be part of.

Again, dodging the showers and rearranging schedules we provided the 2 planned demos of the day with Jon Ritchie and Chris Birch putting on a great show for the crowds back flipping over our friends the Fuel Girls in the final demo of the day

Birch has an interview with motors tv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our final stop of 2012 meant a trip back into the capital, this time to Romford for the Havering show, this was the most important show of the year for us guys as it was our 1st show that we had been booked via our new booking agency, by this time the weather had finally sorted itself out with great conditions over the whole weekend, with Jon unfortunatly breaking his arm on his bmx bike during the week before the show it was all down to Birch to entertain the public that visited the local park grounds for the event provided by the local council, we spent the 2 days working with a medievel jousting display team alled Knights Of The Damned,they were a great bucnch of guys and we look forward to possibly working with them again in the future.

Although we only had the one rider, we had some excellent feedback form the event organisers via an email they sent to us via our new agent.

——– Original Message ——–

Subject:

Havering show

Date:

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:00:34 +0100

 

Morning Alan, just to let you know that the motor bike stunt team were one if the best acts I have ever seen,  and that was with only one rider.......Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its now time to get the EastCoast truck covered up for the winter ready for summer 2013, we are already getting a great deal of interest from events so its looking like next year is going to be a busy one (weather permiting).

Phill



Broadening Horizons,The E-C Brand

Added on March 21st, 2012 by ecfmx @ 12:44 am

Phill explains all…

“With the E-C brand regularly associated solely with Freestyle MX, I’ve been trying to relate the brand to other sports such as BMX and Skate, it’s taken a while to put things together as the brand itself still runs on a shoe-string financial budget separated from the freestyle team that carries the same initials of E-C.”

 

“I’d spent a few years from my late teens into my early 20s riding BMX myself until i decided to return to and concentrate on MX racing again, but during them years i managed to do a lot of traveling, met some great people on the way and came out the other side with  fist full of memories to look back on today, although I’m unable to do much myself anymore due to personal injuries I’d really like to try bridge the gap back in to that lifestyle again for 2012.”

 

“At this point everything is still quite up in the air as such, ideally at some point i would like to eventually create a fully equipped BMX team to run alongside the FMX guys at our demos- this is something that i will keep working on in the future and work out what the different possibilities are but for the time being, i would like to welcome Shaun Pipe (BMX) and Jamie Dyer (Skate) to the E-C brand, more riders will be announced shortly”….

Shaun Pipe

 

 

Jamie Dyer

 

 



Jon R’s FMX Road trip update

Added on December 12th, 2011 by ecfmx @ 10:02 pm

If you have been following our blog page over the past few months you will already know that one of our riders Jon Ritchie has made the trip over to spain for the winter months with a few of the other uk guys.

We asked him to keep us up to date with the goings on over there, here is his 1st report back to keep you guys in the loop.

Hey everyone,

It’s been a month pretty much to the day since I docked in “sunny” Spain. To tell you the truth, my time here so far has been somewhat up and down. The first week here was warm with perfect conditions to ride but unfortunately we’d yet to get permission to ride the local freestyle park. The following week the weather turned on its head with heavy rain for a few days causing flash floods and pretty much writing off any chance of riding ramps for that week. To help pass time, I joined a local gym as well as spent a few hours one afternoon hiking up a nearby mountain.

BELOW: View of the local town during the guys  hike up the nearby mountain

Fortunately we were able to get out and ride a couple tracks toward the latter part of the week. The local councils own and maintain the tracks out here and the cool thing is that most of them are open 7 days a week and the added bonus, if not as little as £10 to ride they’re usually free.

BELOW: one of the many local tracks in the town they guys visited

The next two weeks put us back on track. The weather was really good at times and allowed us to get out on the ramps for the first time. The first private facility we rode at was a basic ramp to dirt setup where the ramp is set at 22m. There’s no pushing ramps closer here in Spain, you ride it as it is. At times you here the phrase, Go Big or Go Home… there was no better time for that to apply. Jumping 22m isn’t a big deal once you’ve got the first jump out the way but it took a little while to get comfortable enough to start doing any decent tricks.

BELOW: Jon sticks one of his signature “dead bodies” over one of the Spanish ramp to dirt hits

The second facility which we’ve been given permission to ride consists of 5 ramps, 5 landings and a few others interesting obstacles… The first ramp we rode was at 20m which is pretty similar to what I’ve been riding in the UK so I felt comfortable and was able to trick it pretty much right away. The other 2 ramps tell a slightly different tale… the 22.5m (75ft) ramp is kinda tricky to judge, the landing is high and its just a gnarly looking hit. Long story short, I OJ’d the first jump, foot slipped off the peg and ended up crashing. Not good for confidence but the only thing to do was get back up and give it another go right away. Now that I’m comfortable on that ramp, its a really good jump and I can see why the other riders seem to favour it. The next hurdle was the 24m (80ft) ramp. Had someone said to me this time last year, that in a years time you will be lining up to jump an 80ft ramp, I would have never believed them. Just like deja vu from the previous ramp, you guessed it, I went LONG!! Fortunately for me, I got off lightly with only a tweaked right shoulder and pulled muscles in my back and neck.

BELOW: A birds eye view of the second facility

Since that little incident I’ve had a few days off the bike to recuperate and will be back, ready to ride tomorrow. I’ll let you know how I get on in my next blog…Have a good Christmas and New Year, and I’ll catch you all in 2012.

Jon

We’ll keep all you guys informed of Jons latest blog when its posted along with plenty of other news regarding 2012 in the new year



E-C signs with Ace Cafe again for 2012

Added on October 28th, 2011 by ecfmx @ 7:35 pm

 As you may have already known, us guys at E-C have a real good long standing relationship with the events team at the legendary Ace Cafe in London, we’ve worked with them a fair bit over the last few years performing at various hotrod and custom bike shows over the UK.

Darren from the Ace Cafe contacted us a few weeks ago to ask if we could provide him with details to perform at another 4 large events with them in 2012.

We then provided them with a package that suited both E-C and the Ace Cafe for the future and received this back from Darren via email:

 ”All your hard work and support over the past years have confirmed ECFMX to work with Ace Cafe London on all future events”

We will keep you posted in the near future on the dates and locations where we will be performing along side the Ace Cafe in 2012



Jon Boy heads for Spain

Added on October 26th, 2011 by ecfmx @ 7:54 pm

Before he leaves us all with the wet and cold winter weather we have to look forward to for the next few months, we caught up with our boy and fellow E-C show rider Jon Ritchie to find out what he has planned for the next few months, here’s what he had to say about the situation:

Hey everyone,

With the 2011 season coming to a close and the inevitable winter just around the corner, I thought I’d drop a quick line to let you all know of my plans for the coming months. As of early November, I will be packing up here in the UK and heading to sunny Spain. This plan has been in the pipeline for some time and it’s great to know things have fallen into place as I’d hoped. This decision involved giving up my job, home comforts and steady income to pursue a dream of mine which in reality started way back in 1999 after having watched the first Freestyle Motocross competition at the X-games. The next few months will be spent practicing, training and doing whatever it takes to improve my level of riding, ready for what I hope will be a successful 2012. 

Check back soon for further updates and photos of my time abroad.

Take care and catch you all soon.

Jon Ritchie.

We all wish him the best of luck and look forward to hearing more from Jon in the near future about his latest adventure.



Ecfmx @ Ace Cafe Brighton

Added on September 26th, 2011 by ecfmx @ 7:00 pm

Here are a few photos from an event we performed at for the Ace Cafe on Brighton sea front, we always enjoy the ace cafe shows each year, it was a great day for all the guys on the E-C team, we spent the day working with some awesome people,sharing the arena with sparky and belinder with their streetbike and drift car,



Dad’s Day Out

Added on September 22nd, 2011 by ecfmx @ 8:08 pm

Here are a selection of photos taken of our demo at the “Dads Day Out” event, held by the Childrens Trust at the Top Gear test track.



Air Devils Tour 2011

Added on September 22nd, 2011 by ecfmx @ 7:03 pm

during the 1st round of the Air Devils FMX and stunt show tour (co organised by the E-C team) at Stoke Arena, Phill managed to get a few quick shots during one of the “EastCoast pro fmx” demos. see  pictures below


Berts Corner!

Added on September 16th, 2011 by ecfmx @ 5:31 pm

 

Watch this space for Bert’s views on life on the road, wearing ridiculously bright clothing and other crazy antics of being the ECFMX demo team’s ‘Master of Ceremonies’.

Hello boys and girls its me, BERT !!!

I am the one that you hear during an EastCoast FMX demo. If you’ve seen us guys before you would know that I am a fan of extremely bright clothes, tight jeans, and of course, sun glasses.

Here in Berts corner you are going to be able to get to know the ‘ins and out’ of the team as next year as I will be doing my very own video blog, so you, the public, can know what its like to be part of the most raddest FMX team in the country. I will be taking you on a non stop ride over the next year as we go all across the country showing the UK what Freestyle MX is all about. From the lows of setting up in the rain to the highs of putting on the show to the public and meeting the fans afterwards, behind the scenes footage with the team and our experiences whilst being on the road.

Ill have the camera at every show so if ya fancy a chance to be part of  the “Berts Corner” video blog then don’t be shy ill be asking you, the audience, what the highlights of the show were who’s your favourite rider and what was your best part of the show.

REMEMBER I CAN HEAR YOU – THE MORE NOISE YOU MAKE THE SICKER THE RIDERS WILL GO !!!!!!!!!!!!

See you guys soon

BERT

(Click on image above to see Bert in all his glory…)




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