The sunshine came out for finals day, and boy was it a scorcher here at the Ruhr Games, in Dortmund, Germany. Pro finals was scheduled for 2pm and the finalists cooked up a treat for us all and the awesome German crowd that was packed out for the finals.
Saturday marked Day 2 of the Ruhr Games for me, and and the first day of the contest. We kicked off with a contest at 12 to get the rider order for Saturday nights semi final which will take 8 riders to the final out of the 11 invited riders.
A few weeks ago I received a nice message from Michael Steingraeber asking if I would like to judge the Ruhr Games contest in Dortmund, Germany. I eventually got a nice flight price from Southampton which is closer to my house than London gatwick or Heathrow. So it was a yes and here I am.
We continue on in the series of Flatmattersonline catch up interviews, this episode it is the turn of Bert Ribul from estonia. We talk about Bert’s return from injury, the Bike days event, his work life and riding life balance and much more.
Video: Davis Dudelis.
The 2017 BIke Days pro finals contest went off! Here are the Top 3’s Bonus Round moves, Matthias Dandois, Jean William Prevost and Alex Jumelin. Amazing from all three riders, this also marks my first attempt at making an edit. Hope you all enjoy, will continue the contest run coverage tomorrow!
Kind of a nice story with the Catching Up series, both Dustyn Alt and Davis Dudelis made finals at Bike Days, Round 1 of the 2017 World Circuit. This interview was done on the friday, we discuss the Bike Days competition with Davis, running a BMX School, his bike set up which intrigued me, and much more. Hope you all enjoy!
Yesterday I started something new for the site, today we have the second in the “catching up” series with Dan Hennig. Another underrated rider in my opinion, I catch up with Dan to discuss the Bike Days contest, his opinion on judging, his new sponsorship deal, injuries and so much more. Great feedback from the first interview, keep it coming. Hope you all enjoy!
Trying something new for Flatmattersonline, I am out here in Solothurn, Switzerland at the Bike Days contest. Round 1 of the 2017 World Circuit, and it seems as good a time as any to catch up with some riders to talk about the weekend, the contest lifestyle, practise regimes, and so on. My first interviewee is We the People rider, Dustyn Alt. In my opinion, Dustyn is underrated in the contest scene, but more importantly than that. A great human, so much fun to hang out with every time I see him at contests. Hope you enjoy the first short interview.
Intro/Interview: Effraim. Photos: Ali Bharmal/Flatark photo: Jason Halayko.
When you put all the pieces of the “flatland pro” puzzle together, you wouldn’t be far wrong to call Viki Gomez the “finished article”. All bases are covered, winning contests worldwide, video parts with brand new tricks, rides shows across the globe, travelling constantly representing his sponsors, not to mention running Brand of the year, KGB. We all of course know Viki won the editorial, and readers choice for Rider of the Year in the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards plus contest run of the year for his final run at the BMX Cologne contest, it’s time to catch up with the man himself.
Interview: Effraim. Photos: Mark Holland, James White.
So when I had the idea to start out the “Last Time” feature again I was running with the train of thought to feature a rider you might not expect me to run with for the opening article. I had some good feedback from Gabe Weed’s LT. For the second feature, I was thinking more along the lines, who should I have already interviewed already? That person is the godfather of UK Flatland, Mr James White! Every Last Times feature is unique to the person, plenty of inside jokes in this LT! Hope you all enjoy!