Today marks a heartfelt day for Cory Stratychuk, 5 years of not being able to ride with being in a lot of pain. To this day I have never seen anyone do a scuffing catapult or smith decade as many call it, and look out for the forward karl peg boomerang to hitch right at the end, Cory was so good and a massive part of why the Vancouver flat scene made such a big impact on the worldwide flatland scene (Andrew Faris, Cory, Jason Brown R.I.P, Jamie Macintosh, Nathan Penonzek) during the late 90’s/early 2000’s. Much respect due, here’s what Cory had to say about this emotional day for him:
“I think this video showcases most progressive time in my life and it goes pretty far back. (18-20 years).
The bottom line is that I’ve really tried to come back but in reality I have had to learn the most difficult trick of all which was hang it up.
It constantly feels like I’m that kid who broke his arm on the first day of summer and am waiting for the cast come off, but there’s no chance. I just think there is in the back of my head.
Riding was my entire life for such a very long time and I still had some left in me.
There were dream tricks that I hadn’t quite learned yet and then my last edit (pre accident) left with a “to be continued” note- which I never really got the chance to follow up with.
This part still haunts me as I’m sure you can all imagine.
It stands as the last time I could ride at any potential and not hurt 24/7 for months at a time following a 1-2 hour session.”
During my younger years riding for Hutch here in the UK, I always wanted to see my american Hutch team mate Greg Macomber ride, and in the days of only printed media it was only possible to read trick descriptions and the odd photo here and there in the magazines, with that being said here is some footage of Greg riding back in 1987.
Kicking off our sunday posts, we have this edit Tyler Gilliard just put together with the help of his girlfriend Autumn. All filmed yesterday at his underground parking lot riding spot in Florida, enjoy.
Just going through my emails and missed this nice contest edit from the recent Charrua Jam in Uruguay, with great riding from the likes of Gonzalo Bellanti, Owen Bohn, and many more. Congratulations to Owen Bohn who took the win here!
Just over 8 minutes of new Bryan Huffman footage filmed over the summer at his home in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Bryan has been in the game for so long there is a nice variety of moves thrown this edit from his latest gliding junkyard variations, no footed death trucks, to one of my favourites from this edit: the half lash to rollback to gliding lard yard line at 6:42. Great to see Bryan still going strong.
Giannis Caternellis is like a conveyor belt with these Freestyler episodes, another solid 8 minutes plus of footage for episode 79! Really digging the the opening fire hydrant to scuffed undertaker, simple idea but so awesome. And of course it doesn’t stop there, plenty of nice ideas and fun in this one. Thanks for sharing Giannis!
This weeks throwback is dedicated to one of my current favourites, Takuya Higa from Japan. Mad underrated, hit play and check out this awesome “Braking” edit from 2013 by yukipkoproject. Still relevant to this day!
Came across this new show today by Trey Jones called Trey’s Worlds and episode 6 features an interview with Chad Degroot. Pretty interesting interview from the 5:16 mark where Chad talks about Andrew Faris throwing soda on his rims during the X Games, well worth a listen.