Last night the BMX World lost the greatest to ever grace our sport. I have shared many great memories together with Dave on the Haro team during the late 90’s, a personal hero of mine, my thoughts go out to his family and friends.
It’s a quiet day at the moment at FM HQ! Let’s go back to April 2009, when James White dropped this “How-to Pinky Squeak” edit with some amazing forward death truck walk arounds and regular death truck walkarounds in this, it’s definitely worth a watch!
All on the lightest flatland bike I think I have ever picked up, in related news: Myself and James will be working on a podcast in March to discuss his editorial winning edit, and of course a long overdue interview with the godfather! Stay tuned here on FM!
Neil Waddington over at Ride On BMX just uploaded some great footage from the archives that ironically myself and Mike O’Connell filmed, great riding in this one from the likes of Sean Clarke, yours truly, Mark Atkins, John Yull, Fergus Heron, Ian Coy, Mike O’Connell, Larry Bull from 6:19 is definitely worth a watch plus many more! Thanks Neil for the upload and a great trip down memory lane.
The annual Toronto contest is around a month away, book your tickets now for what is widely regarded as the curtain raiser for the international contest scene each year! Thanks to Joe Cicman for putting together this hype edit for the event organised by the Canadian Freestyle Organisation, this year the event had a rebrand and is now called Maple Vibes. Jean William Prevost has taken the win in Toronto three years in a row, can he make it a 4peat?
Jffe just sent in an awesome Athens/Atlanta Scene Report throwback edit that I couldn’t wait till Thursday on, that featured on Flatland Manifesto Video Magazine in 2002. Great riding from the likes of Jody Temple, Jon Dowker, Jeff Foster, Matt Hulgan, Mitch Hall, Shayne Khajehnoori, Jeff Foster, Kent Pearson, good scene vibes in this throwback.
David Hoffmann made the trip to Malte Orth’s (Fight the Winter contest organiser) house in Gottingen, Germany after seeing his riding posts on FB inside his house. Hit play to watch David and Malte work a tight riding spot really well!
Snow day in Colorado yesterday meant James McGraw has a quiet day at work, and put some work on this sweet new combo, look out for the xft ice cream switch to pedal and regular ice cream around the 00:30 mark, and of course the customary yell of joy at the end!
Every so often a bit of sponsorship news or edit passes me by and that is the case here. Sebastian Grubinger is now riding for Maxxis via German and Austria distribution @maxxistires.de, I dropped him a message to see what he had to say about the new hook up:
“Maxxis are hooking me up for 2016. I’m really stoked to be riding these tyres now. With the grifter foldable tyres I found a light tyre that works really well for flatland.”
Head over to the @flatmatters instagram for a short promo clip from Sebastian.
Starting the week off with a nice “Decade teaser” treat from Scott Powell, really like the fire hydrant to foot jam decade direct to back pegs to direct foot jam decade at 00:54 not to mention the upside down decade to xft ice cream lines at 1:03 and 1:15. Looking forward to the Decade Anthology edit Scott is working on, stay tuned!