The Jean William Prevost Podcast

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Here in the UK, we have this saying “Every Dog has his day”, well…Jean William Prevost had a whole year and deservedly won a lot of contests, awards (Nora Cup, FM) but his achievements go beyond that with his work for inside the flatland industry with Far East and IGI. This year at Bike Days I caught up with the man to talk about how his year unfolded, we discuss everything from winter training, winning contests, motivation, helping bring on other riders, video parts, Flatland in the Olympics and while lot. Years of hard work to get to this level. You definitely want to grab a cuppa or whatever you do. Get the headphones and enjoy this Jean William Prevost podcast!

00:34: Winter training, escaping the Canadian winter, hitting the contest season running?

1:54: What does the Toronto contest in March mean to Dub?

4:11: Friendly rivalry with Dominik Nekolny, being motivated after getting second?

4:34: Winning Fise Montpelier, motivation after winning?

6:11: Helping Far east cycles grow.

8:10: Having responsibility as a pro rider and bringing on otter riders such as Joris Bretagnolles?

9:08: The igi brand.

10:19: After winning Fise Montpelier, then going to Ninja spin and winning. Prepartion right before the contest, contest rituals before runs.

12:28: No one riding like Dub, where did your inspiration come from?

13:54 From one of the best runs of the year at Ninja spin, to dropping another contender for run of the year at BMX Cologne. How do you focus for finals after pulling such an amazing run in qualifying?

15:05: Do you have a set amount of turbines you do in a contest in your lines cause it seems like you could do however many you want?

15:56: Variety in a contest is not only a front and back wheel thing?

16:22: If you could talk directly to a judge, and you had three most important factors to consider in making a result what would they be?

18:17: Practising on perfect looking marble floors then going to wooden floors, how does that translate for you?

20:17: Which point in the year did you think I can win the overall FiseWorld championship title?

22:10: Who’s going to remember you in 100 years?

22:33: How much of contest riding is preparation and how much is mindset?

23:29: 3 minute run or battle format?

25:13: One minute runs, two tries.

26:34: The energy you out into runs seems higher than everyone else out there, how long did it take for you to get to the point where your throwing down flawless runs?

28:48: Winning Flatark, pulling out a new forklift variation to take the win?

31:42: From Flatark to BITR? Battling Austin Luberda?

33:45: Who’s the hardest rider for you to battle?

33:57? Making it?

35:13: Despite winning last year still the underdog?

36:24: Is flatland ready to be in the Olympics?

36:56: Granite marble at contests as a standard?

38:35: Real City Spin?

40:27: The nickname Dub?

41:10: How much training goes into contest riding on a regular day?

42:33: The recent Puro Flat video project?

45:23: Focus for this year?

47:28: Representing Canada, so many flatland greats coming from your country?

49:00: How long are you at home out of the year?

49:56: Advice for up and coming riders?

51:04: Outro.

Must Watch – Rob Ridge / Still rides a Standard

Years and years of craft go into riding like Rob Ridge does, in my mind Rob continues the style of riding that made Rick Moliterno and Kurt Schmidt infamous on the BMX scene during the 90’s so it’s more than fitting that Rob rides a Standard. Besides the obviously very technical riding style Rob is blessed with, which began with years of flatland riding. What I admire the most is Rob never followed any trends at all. The man is as real as it gets, go watch this! Thank you Rob!

Old School Sundays with Steve Goates

I’m back after a few days off, giving the Dub podcast at the top of the site. Let’s kick our sunday posts off with a name I haven’t heard anything about since his bio in Go Magazine back in the day. Steve Goates is this week’s OSS and his 17 plus expert run from 1988 AFA Masters in Carson, California. Dialled!

Frank Lukas – Lines

Frank Lukas – Lines from Neuland on Vimeo.

If you watch one video today, make it this amazing production where Frank Lucas teams up with Pete Schilling & Niklas Hill to document his journey was a pro rider.

“At the peak of his career, Frank Lukas was one of Germany’s most known and successful BMX pro riders. Looking back, he collected heaps of memories and worked his way up to sponsoring deals with big brands such as Carhartt WIP at a really young age.
Now, years later, we’re telling his story. A story about success, struggles, family and friends.

This film is a self-funded project and we used it as a creative playground. Thank you for watching.”

Will Redd wins AFA Round 2 Detroit Michigan

Not only the Fise contest in Montpelier, France this weekend. But also, Round 2 of the 2018 AFA Series at Modern Skatepark in Detriot, Michigan. Congratulations to all the winners, Will Redd, Trevor Watring, Bertrand Williams and T-Bone Daum! Full results and podium shots below:

Pro Class
1. Will Redd
2. Art Thomason
3. Austin Luberda
4. James McGraw
5. Jason Plourde
6. Bill Nitschke
7. Todd Carter
8. Bryan Huffman

Expert Class
1. Trevor Watring
2. Michael Shao
3. Ron Monis
4. Tony Schneidewind
5. Josh Hanson
6. Andrew Sheltraw
7. Marty Clark
8. Donavan Kelly
9. Craig Gaudet

Old’s Cool Class
1. Bertrand Williams
2. Robert Reilly
3. Anthony Schneidewind
4. Paul Hahn

Beginner Class
1. T-Bone Daum
2. Colin Carter
3. Camden Carter
4. Kim Klisiak
5. Coda McGraw
6. Ava McGraw