Congratulations to Jean William Prevost who took the win at Round 3 of the AFA flatland series in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this past weekend, in the expert class Ed Jolie took home the win, Bert Williams taking the Old’s Cool win and Ty Howell won the beginner class.
For the Winston Salem stop, Bryan Huffman stepped up to organise the event. Big up Bryan!
Thanks to Todd Carter for all the podium shots and results.
1. Jean William Prevost
2. Austin Luberda
3. James McGraw
4. Jean-Francois Boulianne
5. Dax Wolford
6. Art Thomason
7. Steph Cerra
8. Will Redd
9. Bryan Huffman
10. Michael Shao
11. Joe Cicman
12. Nikola Olic
13. Todd Carter
Arguably one of the most important video parts of all time in my opinion, Kevin Jones and his Dorkin’ 4 part inspired so many of us and really pushed his amazing Dorkin’ 3 part up a notch and then some. In this Dorkin’ part, Kevin linked together multiple tricks he invented, dropped the time machine for the first time, and linked together the much copied hitchhiker, into a backpacker via another trick he invented, the John Donut. And the pin ball wizard soundtrack, absolute classic!
Welcome back to episode 7 of how to flatland, this episode I teach you how to mega spin. A back wheel trick invented by the one and only, Kevin Jones.
This trick I feel is all about your set up, and as you will see in the video. The importance of the balancing leg swinging into the direction you spin. If you stand on the peg with your left foot like me, your swinging leg will be your right foot. If you spin the opposite direction, vive versa.
Learn the swinging motion and to control the bike with one stiff, two scuff, three scuff as shown in the video. Once you have those dialled, then move on and try and add more scuffs, paying attention to the fact the more you scuff the faster the spin goes.
If you have a brake, the only time you really would even think about using it is on the rideout. But bear in my mind if you are spinning quickly and lock the brake, you will spin even faster. Thats another variation right there.
Focus on the swinging leg going into the spin.
Learn the 1,2,3 scuffing technique.
Learn to use your scuffing foot as straight as possible, this helps control the bike a lot more,
To ride out, slow the spin down and spot your pedals. I set up my pedals right foot forward so the pedal is easily reachable when it is time to ride out.
The mega spin is a fun one to learn, this trick is all about the entry to it and getting into the spin as quickly as possible.
Have learn learning this one, and let me know in the comments any problems you are having, or if this helped.
Great to see an edit all about the amateurs with Amateur Flatland BMX Qualifications & Finals, and Girl Qualifications from the Worlds in Cologne. Mik’s homie, Mizo qualified first in the Exert class, good times in the Jugend park.
It feels like a while since I posted a Nick Watts edit, this fresh one from his session on 16th July is at 13 views so far. Flow and style for miles and always some interesting ideas linking into and out of smith decades. Nick rules!
It was great to meet Mik Penar in Cologne, Mik blogged his trip over to the Worlds in Cologne and I am just catching up on a whole bunch of content from him. Kicking off with Pro finals, hit play and enjoy some highlights from one of the best contests of the year.