Starting 2019 with a belter from the archives courtesy of Adam Guild. The 1993 BS Contest at Scrap Skatepark in Chicago, USA. The edit starts out with some great park footage from Dave Mirra RIP, Dennis McCoy and Jay Miron. The flatland kicks in at the 2:55 mark with the likes of Chase Gouin, Chad Degroot, Day Smith, Edgar Plascencia and Ross Smith. The final line by Ross is still to this day absolutely ridiculous, well worth a watch!
Bold title I know, but take a look at this weeks OSS with Curb Dog Robert Peterson! At 4:06 Rob does a backwards squeakers on/wheelchair whatever you care to call it? No one else at this 1986 AFA contest in Columbus Ohio was scuffing according to Danny Sirkin who was there at the contest. As far as I know and Danny knows, no one ever gave Robert credit, let’s discuss this one….
What a week here on Flatmattersonline, so many amazing edits and also some great stuff from the flatland archives. And today, we have another belter from Adam Guild. I recall having a video tape of this contest back in the day from Armen Djerrahian, anyway today it is great to see all this footage together from the 1993 Shimersville, PA BS Contest featuring Brian Tunney, Bill Nitschke, Gabe Weed, Dennis McCoy, Chad Degroot, and Chase Gouin. Thank you Adam for the upload and trip down memory lane…
Paulo Gepulango recently made the trip from the Philippines to Malaysia for the Rider vs Gravity contest. This contest by the look of it has the feel of KOG back in the day. Enjoyed watching this one and you may well do too, flatland is alive and well in Malaysia!
Footage from the archives is flowing out it seems this week, and this morning we have the pleasure of watching one of the fastest riders in the game rip it up back in 1997 and take first place at the RPM contest in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
Up until today, I don’t recall seeing Chad Degroot’s full run from Hoffman Bicycle Stunt Contest at Scrap in Chicago. Don’t sleep on this, almost all the combos stand up still today! Absolutely amazing creativity and execution, respect!
Danny Sirkin is building his amazing archive of old school contest footage, so much good stuff on his channel. Today I came across Ross Smith’s run from the 1989 War of Stars contest in Rochester, NY. Always a fan of Ross’ riding, awesome to see this. Style for miles.
G- Shock and Uehara Hiroshi put together a Next Generations contest for Under 15’s over in Japan. Yu Katagiri took the win, watch his line at 2:51! There’s a whole bunch of great riding from the next generation here, big up G-Shock and all the sponsors involved in making this happen.
On November 24th we held our second major contest at Sport Zone Veresegyház. I worked really hard to improve on last year’s contest in all departments. Thanks to our main sponsors Magnetic, IPF Corner, DMKER, Elite BMX Shop and Sport Zone we raised 1000 Euro for Pro purse. I hoped it would help bring some top Pro’s here and it did! We had 12 Pro riders from 6 countries, including the kids and Amateur riders a total of 34 competitors!
Róbert Völler “Minerboy” our live DJ was running the rider routines which made my day a lot easier. We also added new podiums and sponsor wall for the prize giving.
I split School Class into A and B classes, because there is a good step up now from the kids who are really practicing a lot. Recent contests in Hungary have really helped to motivate them. The B class was great to see as some of the kids have only been riding 5-6 weeks and still wanted to take part. Emma Kriston one of two girls at the school got second place! There is a separate video for each category on Youtube.