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Pirate Jam Novice Class

The Pirate Jam was presented by London Bikes
& ForgetYouNotFilms, Inc.. It was located in Fort
worth, Texas on December 2, 2006. The M.C.
for this event was none other than Chris Balles,
event organizer for the Texas Flatland Round
Up Series. When we arrived at the location we
were greeted with warm smiles from friends from
Louisiana. We knew that with the Southriders in
Town we were going to have a great time.
Tex Thayer did an extraordinary job putting
together this event for everyone to enjoy. The
surface was Masonite wood across the entire
4000 Sq. Ft. Basketball court in the R.D. Evans
Community Center. It didn't buckle up and was
smooth all the way around. Oranges were
provided for all the riders and there were a lot of
oranges to be eaten.
The competition was broken into four classes.
Novice, Expert, Master and Pro. It was a jam
format but there was no break down in 2nd 3rd
4th, ect. It was winner take all. The way you won
was to preform the best trick during your run.
The Judges didn't keep track of points but they
had to all agree on what trick was the best.
The day ended up with 4 different winners

Novice Class: Randell Willis
Expert Class: Kenny Boucher
Master Class: Alex Warden
Pro Class: Jesse Puente

I want to thank everyone that was involved with
the tearing down of this event. There was a lot
of prep work to get the floor installed but the
tear down was a volunteer process. I was one of
the riders to stay behind with many others to
help load everything back into the truck.

Written By Rad Dad 67
December 17, 2006

Julio Cotto says: "The Pirate jam was
superb…excellent concept and poof that flatland
is alive an well in the United States"

Art Thomason say: "The Pirate Jam was a cool
event because it didn't have the pressure of a
contest, but it was more organized than a jam,
so everyone from the AMs to the pros got to
show what they can do and have fun.....
AAAARRRGGG"

Jesse Puente says :"It was a well put together
contest. The riders were on a higher level. They
came from all around the US to compete. It's the
beginning of something big for flatland. The
ground was perfect and the vibe was flatland.
Also, there was no smoking in the house which
is positive. Tex's video premier was amazing as
he put flatland center stage. It was a lot of fun,
there were no complaints. Next year it will be
huge."

Jim McKay says "The Pirate Jam was really special. It
was well executed, a ton of fun, and really original.
Throwing down banger tricks in a jam format for the
booty of actual silver was pretty memorable.

Cast: BMX Freestyler

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