Don’t forget this coming weekend, the annual Flatark contest is going down in Kobe, Japan! I will update with livestream links when they are available, last year Martti Kuoppa took it! This year, with the top six in the World Circuit already through to finals, who is going to take the Flatark crown home? Who’s your money on, let’s hear it!!
The results for the DownUnderGround Round 2 Video Round are in, congratulations to Simon O’Brien, Shaun Jarvis, and David Rooney who took the win in their classes! Stoked to help out judging with this event, more of this in flatland would be a good thing! More power to the Australian scene for doing this.
Every so often I post a re-up for Old School Sundays, and this weeks post is dedicated to one of my childhood heroes, Hutch team mate Larry Bull who was so creative and definitely ahead of the time. Hit play for his Tizer World Cup run from 1987!
David Hoffmann sent in this awesome agoride edit from the BMX Masters 2006, I’m not sure if I posted this before or not.
Nevertheless, this is certainly worth a rewatch! One of the most important events on the flatland contest calendar, that retains a certain aura year to year when I’m there. Hit play for amazing combos from the likes of Viki Gomez, Martti Kuoppa, Matthias Dandois, Adam Kun, Seppl, Justin Miller (Kickflip backpacker line at 2:28 into his hitch kickflip backpacker!), Chris Bohm, Bram Verhallen (lookout for his Xft 360 Kickflip hitch at 1:34!), Frank Lucas, Kotaro Tanaka, Wolfgang Sauter and Keelan Phillips.
Nice highlights edit from the Final Round of the European Flatland League at the King of Paris at the Bercy Skatepark a few weekends ago. Featuring: Matthias Dandois, Alex Jumelin, Dominik Nekolny, Thomas Noyer, Dez Maarsen, Sebastian Grubinger, Jean Bulhon, and Raphael Chiquet.
Following last weeks Ian Clemens, let’s go back to the 1986 AFA Masters contest in Columbus, Ohio with Martin Aparijo!
Peep this fast paced edit that captures the vibe well from last weekend’s King of Paris contest that Laurent Genteuil just dropped for the Nomadeshop in Paris featuring Alex Jumelin, Matthias Dandois, Dominik Nekolny, Raphael Chiquet, Dez Maarsen and many more.
Bene Pfriem and Lalo Jimenez made the trip from LA to Tucson, Arizona for the Tangent Flatland jam, peep this awesome edit which despite competing in the contest still managed to capture a lot of the action featuring the likes of James McGraw, Bryan Huffman, Bo Wade, Todd Carter, Austin Luberda and many more.
Every so often, I go with with a repost for OSS and this weeks truly deserves it! Underground shredder, Ian Clemens was so underrated, bar flip squeakers and the backwards facing scuffing move that doesn’t even have a name at around the 1:40 mark is amazing still to this day! Enjoy this one!
I posted the Pro highlights from the Texas Round up contest in San Antonio a few days ago, today it’s the turn to show the experts some love. Thanks Rad dad for sharing this!