12 year old French prodigy, Julien Baran took the top spot in today’s AM Class qualification, hitting ice cream flip to time machine mid run. Top ten make it through to tomorrows final. Irina Sadovnik won the girl class final pulling off a smooth x-handed whiplash during her run. Congratulations to Julien and Irina!
Today I’m travelling to the annual BMX Cologne event at the Jugendpark in Cologne, Germany. This event always gives me so many memories of competing, but also judging over the years. Hope to see you there for a great weekend of flatland riding and good times off and on the bike. Look out for plenty of coverage over the weekend and next week.
I’m new to the Space Brothers Podcast produced by Kip Williamson, peep this episode where he interviews Aaron Behnke. Don’t sleep on this, really awesome podcast where they talk about his riding roots, competing in the X Games, originality in flatland, being vegan, running his own business and much more.
Many of you will recall the Rodney Mullen TED talk I posted on the site a few years back, it is rare to hear Flatlanders talk about what they do on this platform. Viki Gomez was given that opportunity, and gives a great talk about what he does and his philosophy in riding and the experiences he has had, really enjoyed this.
I often have wondered what would happen in the modern day if a technical flatlander brought hard flatland tricks and their creative mind to riding street, and Alexis Desolneux gives a taste of what is possible. Opposite backwards facing whiplashes anyone, lucky-e grind to x-x-ft whiplash out, I really enjoyed this one. Sit down with a cuppa and an open mind and enjoy this one, then go ride and do what you like.
This line is absolutely ridiculous, from start to finish theres no let up in the hammers. The x-fted steam kick flip to crack will obviously get a lot of attention and it’s great to see Dom bring this back, but the x-ft Karl step down to pedal then nose wheelie. Wow!