Repo: Flat & Wind Contest in Zaragoza by Alberto Moya

Text: Moya.
Photos: Max.

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!

Pro Results:
1-Miguel Tardio (Spain)
2-Iñigo Arroyo (Spain)
3-Alberto Moya (Spain)
4-Varo Hernández (Spain)
5-Santi Notario (Spain)
6-Víctor Remiro “Vaquero (Spain)
7-David Carmona”Monkiki (Colombia)
8-Marc Viso (Spain)

9-Álvaro Fernández (Spain)
10Andrés Marques (Spain)
11-Maxi Inostroza (Chile)
12-Remus Simion (Romania)

Amateur Results:

1-Pinoski Montagne (Costa Rica)
2-Sergio Romo (Spain)
3-Istom Rojas (Panamá)
4-Iñigo Seijas (Spain)
5-Guillermo Ramírez (Spain)
6-Jorge San Nicolás (Spain)
7-William Alarcón (Spain)
8-Toni Rabanete (Spain)

9-Morgan Peckosh (US)
10-Jorge Branson (Spain)
11-Aaron Santos (Spain)
12-Eduardo Valero “Kobi” (Spain)
13-Emil Sarpe (Romania)
14-Peio Martín (Spain)
15-Abdessalan Abad (Spain)

UK Flatland Championships – 21st July

The UK Flatland Championships is back and in a new location this year with a better floor to boot. Dreamlands, Margate in Kent is the location, Saturday 21st July is the date, £1000 prize money up for grabs. AM/Pro contests, plenty of rad prizes. See you there!

Sponsors:
Jimmys Iced Coffee.
Honor.
Muc Off.
Kunstform.
FlatlandFuel.
Flatmattersonline.
Gumball 3000.

Autum Kunstform Berlin Flat Jam / Friday 11th May

Daniel Fuhrmann sent in details of a flat jam/contest happening this Friday in Berlin at the Mellowprakr, so your going to have to be quick. One for the German riders checking out Flatmatters that can’t make the Fise contest?

“On Friday 11th Matti from Autum bikes in cooperation with Kunstform will run a flatland jam and on saturday there will be a BMX Flatland Contest at the BMX festival Highway to hill at the mellowpark in Berlin. The highway to hill bmx festival is one of the best bmx events in germany and i’m happy that flatland is now a part of it. As well german riders can earn some points for the german flatland champions there.”

Aloha Jam 2018 – July 3/10th + Pedro Melo Clip!

Bobby Carter is making an effort to put the lifestyle, culture, and storyline back into BMX events. Peep this years flyer right here plus an amazing Pedro melo clip below and get yourself over to Hawaii if you can!

“Prepare yourself for a week of riding and island adventures. Get motivated, be creative, meet new people, and most of all have fun! For an entire week riders will be able to jam together and go on adventures around the island. This year we kick off the week with the American Independence Day celebration. There will be fireworks displays around the island and lots activities. The riding format is free form throughout the week, so if you want to ride, just call a session and we’ll make it happen. Planned activities include a BMX Luau, a Photo Safari, and depending on interest, a bonus inter-island trip to the Big Island to check out live volcanos. BRING YOUR BIKE AND GOOD VIBES. LET’S GO!”

Aloha Jam – Flatland BMX – Pedro Melo from Diversion TV on Vimeo.

Repo: Vienna Jam by Sebastian Grubinger

Text/Photo captions: Sebastian Grubinger.
Photos: Peter Provaznik.

Edit: Tom Sevisual.

VIENNA JAM 2018 from Sebastian Grubinger on Vimeo.

Good people bring good vibes and this is so evident from this years Vienna Jam. BMX and flatland needs more of this level of event. Look at all the smiles and good times from Tom Sevisual’s Vienna Jam edit above and Sebastian’s repo below. Big respect to Sebastian for putting this event on and helping grow flatland at a grassroots level whilst on a big stage.


Dustyn Alt killed it all weekend long. Winning the Best Trick on Sunday and collecting plenty of euros during the cash for tricks jam.

What a weekend, but let’s start from the beginning …

It’s been 8 years ago when voices got louder that it’s time for a Flatland Jam in Vienna. It didn’t take long and an already closed BMX Shop and I organized a small jam. Nothing special, just some fun contests like Hang-5 slalom, some goodies from several BMX companies and time to jam together. The main goal was to bring people together and have a good time. From this time on it happened every year …

Now, 8 years later, I got the chance to organize the Vienna Jam at one of European’s biggest bike festivals. The “Bike Festival Vienna” happened for the 20th year in front of Vienna’s city hall on the „Rathausplatz“. It has over 100 000 visitors on the weekend and shows all kind of bike sports.


Vienna Jam 2018. 35 riders, 14 nations. An amazing weekend for Flatland.


Sietse van Berkel. On and off his bike is amazing. And you should see him teaching flatland to the kids.


Akos Bordas representing Hungary during the cash for tricks and the best trick contest.

Repo:

But now about the weekend …

Friday the Vans Vienna Pre – Jam went down on Vienna’s local spot „Heldenplatz“. Already a lot of riders showed up and spent the evening together riding and hanging out. A very promising start into the weekend.

Saturday all started with Flatland workshops. Viki and me offered everyone who’s interested to ride a BMX bike and try some tricks. To be honest I didn’t expect so many people and I have to say a huge THANK YOU to all the riders who helped out. Workshops were scheduled for 2 hours but it happened to be all morning. Anyway it was a blast to see kids riding and trying their first tricks! The future is bright!


Mates Tucek impressed everyone with his mind blowing x-ft skills.

Around noon more and more riders arrived and started to rock the spot. The „Cash for Trix“ Jam late afternoon turned turned out to be huge: 35 riders from 14 nations. We had 500 Euros in small bills to give away and everyone, from beginner to pro, was killing it while DJ Preddy was spinning his 45s.

Right after the Cash for Tricks Jam all the riders moved from Rathausplatz to Heldenplatz to throw down the biggest jam I’ve ever seen on my home spot! Amazing vibes.
We ended the day at a local pub with around 20 riders – cheers!


Dustyn Alt mid best trick winning line.

Again, after a few hours of workshops on Sunday morning, everyone got ready for the Best Trick Contest. 1,5 minutes for each rider to show the best combo or trick. Price money for top five (700, 400, 200, 100, 100).
19 riders from 11 nations took part and everyone rode amazing! Some landed the combo first try, some in the last second. A huge audience was amazed!
Dustyn Alt took the win. He started the Contest and had to leave right after his 1,5 minutes to drive back 6,5 hours to Germany to go to work. Second place went to George Manos, followed by Gilles van de Sompel. Wolfgang Sauter and France Granic placed 4th and 5th.
Again the day ended on Heldenplatz with a big jam … well and for some of us later in the same pub as the day before 🙂


Showing his talent not only on Belgium TV, but also at the Vienna Jam. Gilles van de Sompel.

I can’t thank all of you enough who came to Vienna and made this event and weekend so special! You all rule!

The Vienna Jam will be back for sure – I don’t know when and I don’t know where but I promise, the main goal, like 8 years ago, will be: bring riders together and have a great time riding BMX!


Viki Gomez at the Vienna Jam for the second year. Here, mid death truck line.

Bike Days 2018 / May 4-6th

The annual Bike days contest in Solothurn, Switzerland is one of the best contests of the year, great floor and amazing vibes. I am once again flying out to help judge the event, if you haven’t already entered you can hit the registration link below and get your name down. Registration closes Thursday 3rd May. See you there!

Show Friday: CHF 200.- / Bunny hopp & Spin
Battle of the Nations: CHF 300.– / Team Battle

Prize money:
1st CHF 1600.-
2nd CHF 1300.-
3rd CHF 1000.-
4th CHF 800.-
5th CHF 600.-
6th CHF 250.-
7th CHF 200.-
8th CHF 200.-

CLICK HERE TO ENTER:
http://bikedays.ch/athletes-accreditation/
PASSWORD: bike_days_18