For this weeks OSS we go back to 1988, and the King of Flatland series that ran in New England, USA. Tommy Simpson throws down a flawless run, this guy was dialled!
For this weeks OSS we go back to a great video from the Hickman brothers, “Hardcore radness 2”, thanks to Kurt Schmidt for uploading a segment of this featuring some great footage from the Make A Wish contest in Virginia with the likes of Pete Brandt in his O-zone days, Ross Smith, Josh Marsele, Tyson Godfrey, Danny Meng, and many more. I feel like this contest and period of time bridged the gap between old/mid school.
It has been a few good weeks for the flatland archives here on FM! And today a real treat from the japanese flatland archives, and the history of the King of Ground contest. The Proseed A and B videos by Juicy Vision has to go down as one of the best contest videos ever, featuring York Uno, Hiroya Morizaki, a young Moto Sasaki, Martti Kuoppa, Viki Gomez, Michael Steingraeber, Shintaro Misawa and many more. Do yourself a favour, grab a cuppa and enjoy this great piece of flatland history.
The archive keep coming, another great blast from the past today that many of you might have seen but need to. Shane Neville did an amazing job with Flatland Manifesto, issue 1 has great coverage from the La Revolution contest in Toronto, Houston Texas scene repo, Art Thomason, How to pinky squeak with Cory Stratychuk, and a amazing Anaheim B3 contest edit: look out for the xft hitch backwards backpacker line from Martti Kuoppa at 32:34 mark that just keeps going. 16 years later this still rules!
One of my earliest memories of BMX, was the Kelloggs BMX event that aired on British television back in 1985. Proper old school vibes in this head to head contest between Ron Wilkerson and Mike Pardon.
Chase Gouin took the win at the 93 BS Finals at Scrap Skatepark, Chicago. Peep his final run right here!
Chad Degroot pushend hard for the win at the 93 BS Finals, peep his and Day Smith’s final runs from this legendary event.
Contest footage of Ross Smith is rare as you like, look out for the double straddle-roni at 1:40! This is awesome to rewatch!
I told you we have some great footage form the archives today, thanks to khelagger. Next up we have Day Smith’s qualifying run from the 93 BS Finals at Scrap, Chicago. Day’s style is timeless!
Khelagger is back with some great footage from back in the day, today we have some gems from 1993. First up Nate Hanson’s final run from the BS Finals at Scrap.