On the 2nd June was held the Flat & Wind Contest in Zaragoza. Actually it was the 25th anniversary from the very first Bmx Contest in this City. Zaragoza is probably the most Hip-hop culture influenced city in Spain, and Bmx has some connection with it. The contest was organized by Alejandro Encinas a.k.a. Neuma.
The day before the contest we did a Jam at the spot in wich a lot of riders showed up!
The day of the contest was great. Around 30 riders from 7 different countries came to ride and have fun. There were Amateur and Pro Class. In both 8 riders made it to the finals.
We started of with the amateur Class. Pino, from Costa Rica, now living in Barcelona, killed it with crazy smooth style and took the victory on the Amateur Class. Followed by Sergio Romo and Istom Rojas.
Pro Class had battle format in the finals which gave a lot of intensity to the contest! Miguel Tardío took the victory with great technique and style against Iñigo Arroyo who showed up with crazy hard new tricks!
It was an amazing weekend and we can not wait for next year. We invite everyone to come for a family and hip-hop vibe contest! Thanks so much for this Neuma!
I’m back updating the site after almost a week off with a broken hard drive, so updates will appear much quicker as per usual.
Dustyn Alt warmed up for the BMX Cologne this weekend with a win at the Urban Culture Games contest in Czech Republic followed by Wolfgang Sauter, and Michal Kupec in the third place podium spot. Congratulations to Dustin, Wolfgang and Michal!
A few months ago, Matti Hemmings was diagnosed with a ruptured disc in his back. A career threatening injury, I caught up with Matti to discuss the injury, his lifestyle, recovery, what he’s learnt from the incident, going private with operation and a whole lot more! This is a little more indepth than the usual podcast, so you definitely don’t want to miss this!
Many of you will know Bobby Carter made the move from LA to Hawaii, this move seems to have fuelled the fire within Bobby and he’s giving great things back to flatland and the culture. The Aloha Jam being his first offering I’ll be catching up with him real soon to talk about the jam, for now enjoy these short one minute edits that capture the vibe perfectly. Aloha jam anyone??
Barre Neirynck is organising an International flatland contest at the Urban Waves weekend in Kortrijk, Belgium the week after the BMX Cologne contest. Scott O’ Brien on the mic duties, and heavy field of riders already confirmed! I’ll be judging this event, see you there!
It’s a good day when Nick Watts drops another garage edit from his most recent session, flow and style for days. The internet sometimes is a wonderful thing, many of us would never have seen this guy ride but for the interwebs. Well worth watching!
Congratulations to Toon Pakphum taking the top spot in the 2018 Master of Creativity Round 1 competition followed by Alex Jumelin, Sietse van Berkel, Moto Sasaki and James White! The top 25 make it through to the next round, plenty of great entries. Get your thinking caps on for the next round!
For me personally I am always stoked to release videos on the site from riders here in the UK, and this new edit from Josh Briars out of Bristol does not disappoint and is definitely worth your time watching. Especially liked the front scuff and back side squeak line at 00:56, plus the x-ft pedal 5 line with the boomerang back wheel off floor step over hang 5 at 1:36! Millenium Square represent!