At the 2017 BMX Cologne contest I caught up with 80’s Haro Flatland BMX legend Dave Nourie. We talk about his ordeal of getting to Cologne, his new Haro ride, stories from the 80’s Haro tours, his heartfelt responsibility to keep the old school alive in a new school era at contests, and a whole lot more. I even learnt that Dave did not invent the stubble duck which I thought was the case for years, this is a good one. Don’t miss it!
During the BMX Cologne contest weekend I caught up with Heresy rider, Sebastian Grubinger to talk about the history of the BMX Cologne. We discuss his first experiences there, his riding spot back in Vienna Austria being made smaller, his opinion on contest areas being a rolling rider, the Heresy brand, his prolific posting on instagram, the importance of the video part and a whole lot more. This was a great catch up with Sebastian, good times in Cologne once again!
Watch the top 3 from the 2017 iBMXff World Championships, Matthias Dandois and Alex Jumelin both threw down flawless runs in the Somerset sunshine at the Nass Festival, followed in third by Dominik Nekolny! Congratulations once again to Matthias, Alex and Dom, really good weekend!
It’s about that time where we start building up to a massive weekend on the contest calendar. The World Championships returns to the UK at the Nass Festival in Shepton Mallet, it seems as good a time as any to re-up my repo from last year. Who’s going to take the title this year? See you there!
Photography: Effraim and Ged McConville.
Like everyone when the iBMXff World Championships were announced a few months back, I thought “Where the hell is Flatland?”, there were various trains of thoughts from most of the flatland community, but it seemed summed up with “it’s not the worlds without flatland”, emails went back and forth. If I am being honest, I didn’t think Flatland would be included with budgets and all….
Takahiro Ikeda, Xft no handed straddle time machine on his way to a huge second place.
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!