Published on July 6th, 2016 | by Jago0
NASS Festival – World-class riders to take on BMX World Championships
NASS has revealed a list of the world’s top BMX riders from around the globe to compete at the IBMXFF World Championships when they return to the UK for the first time in 28 years next month (July). The competitions will feature more than 400 athletes competing for prize money in the BMX disciplines of Park, Dirt, Vert and new for 2016, Flatland.
Legend of the sport Mat Hoffman will be joined by already announced X Games silver medalist Logan Martin and X Games gold medalist Daniel Sandoval. Flying the flag for Great Britain on home soil will be seven-times NASS pro park champion Mark Webb, Daniel Dhers, who brings five X Game gold medals to the table, Alex Coleborn, Simon Tabron, Coco Zurita and Brandon Loupos.
PARK: Pat Casey, Jack Clark, Alex Coleborn, Daniel Dhers, Scott Hamlin, Ben Hennon, Brock Horneman, James Jones, Tom Justice, Isaac Lesser, Brandon Loupos, Logan Martin, Kevin Peraza, Victor Peraza, Daniel Sandoval, Ola Selsjord, Mark Webb,
VERT: Mykel Larrin, Paul Meacher, Denis Mcoy, Zach Newman, Douglas Oliveria, Simon Tabron, Coco Zurita,
DIRT: Pat Casey, Mike Clark, TJ Ellis, Dawid Godziek, James Jones, Brandon Loupos, Logan Martin, Leandro Moreira, Anthony Napolitan, Cory Nastazio, Daniel Sandoval,
Flatland: Matthias Dandois, Viki Gomez, Jean William (Dub) Provost
+ Many more to be announced + AM/Open competitions.
The USA will be well represented, with trick specialist Daniel Sandoval being joined by dirt specialist Pat Casey and freestyle pioneer Dennis McCoy. From Europe, Poland’s freestyle expert Dawid Godziek, and Swiss rider Fabien Giess add their presence to the quality line-up.
It’s a testament to the draw of NASS that some riders are flying thousands of miles to be there, including Chile’s Coco Zurita, now based in the USA and one of the top vert riders around.
The best riders in the world need the best course to perform and the UK’s leading park designers FourOneFour are busy putting together an epic set-up that will have the riders and fans drooling. The Pro Park will feature street obstacles, huge transitions and a 12ft high ramp – nicknamed “Elvis” – that will fire them towards the roof. This year’s park course will feature more intricate street sections with smooth lines, some massive new gaps and – for those brave enough to give it a go – a half loop.
For 2016 the NASS dirt course has doubled in size. Now with the addition of a gapped step up, riders will have a platform to turn and hit an additional two jumps on a new section of the course. This pro-level course will feature a total of five huge jumps along its length.
Last year Tony Hawk marked the return of Vert to NASS by setting the bar so high the organisers had to bring this prized asset back for the Worlds. At 14ft high it is one of the biggest ramps in Europe and guarantees some serious air time during the competitions.
And it’s not just about style and tricks, the BMX riders along with the top pro skateboarders will be competing for their share of a prize purse totaling more than $50,000, the largest BMX and skate purse prize in the UK.
Richie Inskip, NASS, commented: “This is the biggest list of riders we’ve ever had competing at NASS. We could have most of the top 10 riders having claimed X Games medals meaning it will be the tightest contest we’ve ever had. The importance of adding the BMX Worlds title means there’s nowhere else in the world a BMX fan should be that weekend. With all the courses upped a level, we’re certain we’ll see a whole load of jaw-dropping action and progressive contest.”
American alternative hip hop group, Jurassic 5 will headline the main stage in 2016 joining headliners drum ‘n’ bass champion, Andy C, one of the fore fathers of the genre and Australian electronic dance music duo, Knife Party. In all over 100 music acts will take to the four stages ont he festival site. Live street artists have also been invited to paint across the festival, completing that awe-inspiring banging atmosphere.
Check out the highlights from NASS 2015 below!!
Tickets for 2016 are available now through See Tickets NASS operates a tiered ticketing system with price bands for tickets changing over time – the sooner you buy, the cheaper it is.
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