Saturday was the 10th anniversary of the Burnside BMX BOK (Burnside Open Championships), the BOK-series is guaranteed a fun day.
The contest and the practice sessions were a lot of fun. Everybody was having a great time riding with each other and some riders really stood out... like Ronaldo from Hengelo, who isn’t a familiar face for most riders but I’ve seen him ride before. He threw in some big suicide no handers over the volcano and qualified with a couple of flair attempts. In his semi final run he went for a big wall tap to barspin in but didn’t pull it.
Tim F was dialed and brought some nice technical and street skills, like whip to flat and a big truck driver transfer.
Barry Kohne was all over the place... went big on everything. He did some big whip can cans, 360 wall tap over the spine and some old school crank arm slides.
Local hero Franky Elshof went loose caboose. He pretty much sleeps at this park. He did some crazy ass tricks, like superman seat grab air, 3Whip to fakie and truck driver over the spine. But it wasn’t enough to finish in the top 3.
Style king Virgil was dialed as a madman. With nice looking 540s, turndowns to fakie and 360 inverts he came out 3rd.
Mark Vos went street on this one. He secretly kept his front peg on since there are no pegs allowed in this indoor park. He did some awesome toothpick grinds and a crazy back wall ride out of a bank. He ended up 2nd, also winning the best crash.
There he was again... Channon ‘el toro’. He is on fire lately, winning every event he enters. He kept his head calm and did what he had to do to win with all kinds of 360 combos... 360 back paddle and 3whips and, to top it off, spine flip and a huge flair. He won his first BOK.
1 Channon Balorian
2 Mark Vos (etnies)
4 Franky Elshof
5 Barry Köhne (etnies)
6 Roy van Kempen
7 Tim Frijters (etnies)
Thanks to etnies rider Bas Brouwer for this first hand etnies BOK report!