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The Pool from Nike was more than a BMX comp, it was one of the most extra-ordinary gatherings of the BMX community this century. From the draining of a soon-to-be-demolished local authority swimming pool in Dagenham, East London, into a world class park in less than two weeks was a feat in itself, but to see the diversity and level or riding on display at the launch event was truly remarkable. 40 international riders with a brand new team format saw non-comp riders, veterans, street destroyers and park animals all throw down into something far better than they could have dreamt of.