The sad news broke last week of Dave Beveridge passing away last week, my emails and private messages have been full of lovely messages full of memories of Dave, including a message from one of his family members that really touched me personally.
Let’s go back to King of Concrete 1991 and Dave’s flatland run, rest in peace Dave!
So good to see this footage once again, Jesse Puente took the win at the Shimerville, PA Play contest back in 1994. So progressive for the time, and so much of that West Coast style that we came to love and be inspired by to this day. Yes Jesse and all the West coast crew holding it down!
Style for miles from Edgar Plascencia, OF Flatland Fugitive tears the Shimerville, PA Play Clothes comp a new one back in 94. So worth watch this, not only his tricks, originality but the dead time between the tricks. So good to watch!
This week we go back to 1987, and pivotal moment in the history of flatland. Kevin Jones and his AFA Masters run in 19 & Over Expert from Austin, Texas dropping the puppet, the crank-a-roni, elephant glide and gliding locomotive in his run , not to mention the way the run is linked together. Game changer!
There is a real buzz in the flatland community about the Ultimate Flatland League starting this year, and with uncertain times very much here with what will happen in the future with the Covid 19 pandemic. You can well understand why, Martti Kuoppa has been working hard on a demo video to showcase in more detail how the event will work.
Over to the Boss:
I have received a great amount of super good feedback about the Ultimate Flatland League online video competition. Many thanks again everyone!
I decided to put together a demo video of all rounds to demonstrate the UFL format more clearly:
Round 1: Ground Tactics non-edited full run (Toon demonstrates it in this video)
Round 2: Master Of Creativity best trick / best combo round (Sietse Van Berkel´s one trick from 2020 MOC)
Round 3: MK Format Live battle. This is captured from a real Zoom battle. (Terry Adams and Toon). The final battle of UFL will be screen recorded and the finalists are asked to use another camera (HD quality) to film the run they perform during the live battle. That is for 2 good reasons: The make sure that if the internet connection is lost there is still the proof for the run and for the post production I need to have much better quality video than what today´s live video calls are offering. The instructions will be a lot more detailed than this but will send them to the ones who are going to ride in the finals. Also, more detailed info will be sent to everyone who are participating the Round 1.
Big thanks to all sponsors of the first Ultimate Flatland League:
This competition will be judged by:
It looks like I will be limiting the registrations to 30 riders per category so if you have not signed up yet, now it is time to do so:
Following the sad announcement of Josh Marsele passing away this past weekend, plenty of heads have kindly sent in archive contest footage of Josh ripping. Here you can see Josh’s run from the AFA Tarpon Springs, FL 1989 where he took first place in 16/17 expert class ahead of none other than Trevor Meyer!