Sunday, March 29, 2009

Contest 26 april

Be there!!!
1st 3 places in pro gives you a special ticket for a invite contest...
more info soon (cause i allreaddy said to much)

Friday, March 27, 2009


Pieter and Jan went to st-niklaas this weekend, and decided to take the camera out for 1 hour. this is what they came up with...

My hamster thinks he is jamie bestwick. here he is dropping in, in his vert ramp.

old stuff

i'm trying to get some rss feed thing going here. if i figure out how to write one, i'll be able to update more. but for now, how is the situation of the team? well, hannu became the full time pro whe tought he would, and is now with eastpack, wethepeople, etnies and carhartt.
his brother is also riding verry good.
Mike runs the bmx shop Ride on, and is now allreaddy 3 months in new zeeland where he recently won a contest.
I have no idea what seppe is doing apart from the fact that he owns a bar in st-niklaas.
robby is still taking pictures and putting stuff on fire, so he basicly is still doing the same stuff as when we started 10 years ago. if you need fireworks...
thiery is also still riding... and not only his way to big jeep.
as for me, pieter, still riding, building a skatebowl in my garage, and just landed my first ever wallride to whip, so who said you can't learn an old dog new tricks.
as for new riders, as of now, janne is also officialy sponsord by crank bmx, he just doesn't know it yet.

4 years no news, this has to be the record. anyway, we are back online!!!


there will be a new crank jam, and this time it will be at one of our public parks. the jam will take place at skatepark the warande on sunday 8 may. there will be more info about it either here and on crimescene

as for the public parks we where going to get, the counter is now at 6, and not at 3 like said here a few years ago.
we are also doing another demo on sunday 3 april in kortrijk if i'm not mistaking. it has something to do with the "tour of flanders".


the flyers are online (go to main page). crank jam sunday 25th april @ ZumieZ


Wow, new no update records. i'm really proud!

here we go: just had a contest in st-niklaas, with hannu, seppe and sig in resp. first, second and third place. to give you some example about a run, this are somethings seppe did, 360 tailwhip a boxjump, a spine and a fly out. a backflip to super hight walltap, and a perfect wallride to tailwhip. did i alreaddy told you those guys rule? me (pieter) and mike didn't road due to not beeing 100%, but we did the contest before, mike rode great and i crashed another flip-whip. well, i atleast got the frame back under me. it will happen some day...


i suck on updates but this beats them all. yeah, sorry.

lots of news, after the worlds the Cools brothers kept on winning contests left right and center. pieter, seppe, sig hannu and long time friend nico vinck went to the urban games and to a surprize no one even made the finals witch was new for us, since hannu beat most of the people in the final during the worlds. cool contest however (appart from the rain, and a verry nice crash on a flipwhip from pieter). seppe, sig and hannu got 3 to 1 on the first ever belgian bmx battle, so that is cool. also the demo's where on this summer, the new box rules and we were able to try 3 man train 360 whips. seppe also landed his first ever on a box, witch was cool. some updates regarding sponsors, hannu is now riding pro team for wethepeople. sig, hannu and seppe got a shoe deal with DVS. pieter got one with etnies. the same 4 also got stuff from troy lee design and decoy from the road trip. i'll update when the DVD is out...


results from the worlds, both sig and hannu made it to the finals, and hannu even got a 6th place just missing out on a x-games ticket. he also did the worlds highest fufanu during his run. there will be road trip for madd house really soon with pieter, sig and seppe, toghether with some friends of us. more news about that soon.


more news, mike and pieter had to ride bmx for a music video from the belgium punk rock band janez detd.
they made a cover from mala vida from mano negra, and it's a great song. watch mtv europe in a week or 2 when it will air for the first time. we had to jump over a swimming pool, and pieter was able to nearly crash on 2 takes.
we are also doing a lot of demo's everywhere this summer, so come watch us a time.
and for they who want, we have some baseball team shirts left (just a few, be quick) they are only 20€ and are available in full sleeve white/red or white/black and also some in 3/4 sleeve and no sleeve lady fits


lots of news again. Hannu is on a road trip in the uk with we the people and will probably have a really good time there.
Thierry still can't really ride, but his skating is improving, lets say he can do a lot yet, but he crashes a lot les than when pieter tried to drop in. sig and seppe are studying so we wish them good luck.


yeah, i know... well anyway, a lot of stuff happend. the new jump box for demo's is almost readdy. so expect some cool stuff from that. thierry broke his wrist or something, so he's out. today he also learn'd to drop with a skateboard. we have new team shirts, like baseball type shirts, and they come with our names on the back. we also made some girly baseball shirts with and without sleeves, and they sold so quick that i can't sell them on the site. i'll have pictures soon. we have a lot of new stuff, so keep watching.


still haven't got any results from fise. there will be a jam in our city Kortrijk (belgium) to show the bikers and skaters the 3 new skateparks that we will get, and to tell them when they will be readdy. it's on the new skate floor in the warande on 10 may. the crank team will give a BMX demo. if you also want a demo from us, let me know.


yes, i know, it's been a month ago, i suck. Well, anyway, the crank jam was a lot of fun. over 100 people and some verry nice riding going on. the contest was also fun. Amateur had a good turn out with first 3 places going to riders from ireland, rusia and france.

pro was laid back and in jam format, with the first 4 places going to belgium riders, witch once more shows that we are just better :-) ,sig got first and hannu got second. mike did really well and got 4th, and i(pieter) was the last to get in the prizes with a 10th place. thanks to all the sponsors. and look forward to seeing the report in a video mag. i'll try to keep you more updated (try).


just a few days before the jam. you better make shure you will be there. and as for more info, it's going to be kick ass.

some times: start is at 14u00, the am contest will be a single 1 minute run+ best trick. this will start at 17u00. pro will be a jam format with 3 riders at the time for 5 minutes+ final trick. after party in 't arsenaal with stella at 0.80€ and duvel at 1.20€

as for the war. FUCK OFF MISTER BUSH


some things to say: crankjam is going to be awesome. to give some names, from France we have the twenty team and from the UK we have riders from the odyssey team with James Hitchcox, Fragle and Brownie.

Pieter and Mike are off to the south of france for a project with the city to go see and ride the bowls in marseille and montpellier. everything payed for by the city. Sweet. and after working for years with the city we are now going to see results, since there are 3 parks comming for a total of 370.000€

How does it feel to do a wallride to tailwhip to switch wallride to downside tailwhip? ask Sig!


we have been to the home made jam in holland, and it was great. check the video at, it has hannu his wallride in it. to say that wallride was way to big is an understatement, it was huge. for results, we all rode pro, hannu 1st, sig 6th (way under scored), seppe 14, pieter 20 and thierry 27. there where lots of country's represent, and it was super fun. i'll post some pictures later.


the info for the jam is one the site. click


important information crank is holding another crank jam/contest at skatepark the ZumieZ Sunday 30 march.

we want you all to be there, and expect more news really soon...


The contest in Roeselare is over, and it was fun. There could have been more riders or more ramps or more public, but thats allways the case. In the contest, Thierry sandbagged and entert amateur. needless to say, he won, and even got a 100 from one of the jury after a fakie wallride way higher than should be possible. Pieter and Mike both rode pro for the first time, and after screwing up his first run, pieter came back for a second and started doing flips for the public. Mike rode great and got a well deserved 5th place. For the first place it was the cools borthers show again. Hannu was just back from snow boarding, and tried a new trix. 720 over the box, and pulled it after 3 tries. good for a second place. Sig won and after about 4 minutes after his run and still trying his final trix he pulled a 360 tailwhip to the pedals. he rules.


Seppe can ride again.


Happy new year every body, and i hope to see you all at the contest (see down). the saterday after the jam we all come down to the ZumieZ, as we rented it out for a bike only jam. i just got the official flyer of the jam, and without me(pieter) knowing, they used a picture i shot from mike, so thats fun.


info for the contest in roeselare belgium. The contest will be on sunday 5 januari with qualification from 10 till 12 in the morning (what the fuck?) and best 10 in both am and pro go to the final.
They call it am and expert, but i think as soon as hannu and sig enter, they should call it pro. On saterday 04 januari there is a change for everybody to come ride from 13.00 till 18.00, and after that there are free concerts. everything takes place at: Kerelsplein in Roeselare, Acasiastraat 6.
and to end with another new and stupid trick pieter is trying, ever seen a 540 backflip to fakie?


hannu and sig showed up at the ZumieZ with a camera team. So it was fun again. Sig was trying to tailwhip to 50/50 grind a picknick table. (yes, read that again). Mike is going on some road trip to france tonight, and still no results about that dirt contest. I just know that bibi was 2nd, hannu 3th and sig 6th.


Just in, there was a dirt contest in belgium during a moto-x event, and Mike and Thierry have been working there all week to get the jumps readdy. Both Sig and Hannu made it to the finals. I'll post more when i have more info


Hannu Cools scored a 2nd place at "Les Vibrations Urbaines" (human vibrations) in Pessac, France. big 360 transfers and backwards wallrides, was enough to win from the other pro riders as Butcher, St├ęphane Renaud and Dimitry Ivanov. But, what is even more, first place went to his brother and team mate Sig Cools. Sig now can do about every trick out of a wallride, and during the contest he demonstrated that with a wall to 540 and wall to tailwhip. that with his smooth style was enough to win his first pro contest, so congratulations to both.

First and second for the crank team. Sweet.


allong with adding a new year, Pieter Possenier has got another pressent for his birthday. A no-foot cancan tailwhip going wrong left Pieter with 3 pulled tendons in his left ankle, We told him he still has one left, but he will be
off his bike for at least 2 months, and then ride slowly for probably another 2 months.


the worlds once more prooved to be the best contest there is, and Hannu Cools once more took a title home. this time it was master street, so he now has been the world champion for 3 years in a row (there wasn't one last year, but he won the year before also). Sig got a 7th place in both street and mini. other things include a backflip to sprocket from Pieter, Pedal to 270 out to manuals from Mike, and the fact that we all had a super great time.


Seppe has to have some surgery on his knee, and is walking around with his own CTI2 brace. he won't be able to ride untill next year. Man, that sucks. hang in there Seppe.

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