Must Watch – Mates Tuček / Freestyle Kolbenka 2017-2018


There is a new beast emerging from the Czech republic scene, Mates Tuček has been on the verge for a couple of years now. You see moments and think, this guy can make it at the very top level. After riding with Mates for a week last year at the Battle in the Rockies contest I have no doubt. From what I have seen Mates is one of the most skilled riders in the game right now, and he’s doing something I really like a lot. He’s learning everyone’s tricks, but… then he’s putting his own twist on them, something I recall Moto Sasaki used to do.

Whilst this edit wasn’t my favourite for the music choice, I did enjoy the sheer quality of what he is doing. And truthfully I don’t think Mates is not doing this with the intent to get a “Must Watch” and that’s one of the things I really liked about him, he doesn’t even realise how good he is. There is a wonderful charm, and innocence to his riding, that I really admire in this day and age where people message me with “Here’s my Must watch edit” Mates is just doing his thing and we can all learn a lot from this guy.

At 7:25 long, you definitely need to grab a cuppa, yeah I know that’s my catchphrase so why not use it huh? Without highlighting everything, here are some the standouts in my couple of watches, but I know I will going back over this again and again. This edit deserves you attention!

1:17: One footed teakettle hand round the back jump over to xft steam off the same foot, amazing technicality and originality.

2:09: Tea Kettle to xft halfpacker bar flip xft halfpacker jump to crackpacker, difficulty level off the chart.

2:38: Guillotine seat grab turbine pivot crack!

3:14: One of my Personal favourites, xft karl one handed step one handed to crack, this is next level. The art of switching and pivoting without the hand is so difficult and one I appreciate a lot from having similar ideas, blown away with this one!

4:31: Not even sure what we call this one, like a side hang 5 karl position all tweaked up to xft halfpacker, Mates skill base is opening up some highly creative lines.

7:10: Tea kettle xft halfpacker step back xft one handed to crackpacker! This move right here is one of the wildest moves we will see all year and he makes it look easy! If Mates can get some support, this guy can become the next big sensation in flatland. March is proving to be a great month for edits!

Gurvan Le Bloch wins Xtreme BMX Contest in Le Havre

Contest season is well and truly here, and there are events all over the globe going down each weekend! Congratulations to Gurvan Le Bloch who took first place at the Xtreme BMX Contest in Le Havre in France this weekend, Gurvan was followed on the podium by Anatole Rahain, and Manu Massabova in this, Yannick Chauvel took the fourth place spot. Shout out to Gabriel Gallon organising this event.

Jean William Prevost wins AFA Round 1 in Texas

Congratulations to Jean William Prevost who yesterday won the AFA Round 1 stop in San Antonio, Texas followed by Will Redd and James McGraw. In expert, Michael Shao took the win, Brian Tunney won the Olds Cool class, and Pedro Rodriquez took the win in beginner class, congratulations to all, full results and podium shots below! Thanks to Todd Carter for the photos and results.

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Old School Sundays with Carly Garcia

This week we go back to 1988, and this flawless run from one of my favourite riders growing up. Carly Garcia, doing it for O-zone out of Nor Cal. What an amazing run for the time, nowadays Carly is producing fine art paintings in the Bay area. This is well worth a watch, if you missed it the last time I posted it.

One Love Jam 2018

Mizo Misael dropped this nice edit from this year’s One Love Jam in Newport Beach, California. I forgot to post this despite writing the description. Featuring Bruno Zebu, James McGraw, Robert Reilly, Bert Ribul, Sean Fontenot, Mizo himself shredding on Bruno’s bike, Pete Brandt, Lucas Koala, good vibes from Cali!

Autum Bikes – A week in Berlin

A WEEK IN BERLIN__________ from deepAutum on Vimeo.

Charles Paty, and Thomas Deschenaux spent the week last summer at the home of Autum Bikes, Berlin, Germany. Hit play and enjoy the german hip hop vibes along with Matti Rose, Kevin Nikulski, and street riders Maggi and Freddy add their street nibbles to the mix, that marble spot in Berlin looks so good.