It’s becoming a bit of a recurring theme with contest coverage, I like to interview the winner and get his or her reaction to the win.
Congratulations to Dominik Nekolny who pulled off a flawless performance at the UK Flatland Championships to take home first place and the crown once again. I caught up with Dom right after the results were announced to get his reaction. Short and sweet, enjoy!
Intro/Interview: Effraim. Photo credits: Christina Johnston, Greg Higgins, Spike Jonze, Jeff Z, Paul Vail,
Kai Kuusisto, Amy Stewart-Johnston.
Today I am stoked to publish this much deserved interview with the man behind Intrikat, Chad Johnston. Chad is a flatland lifer, and has contributed so much towards our artform over the years, he has helped many riders careers via video parts and getting their names out to us all, not to mention inventing and documenting so many tricks that have inspired us all across the globe. If that’s not enough, Chad also designed a signature line of products/frame with S&M. Despite all this, I feel the man is underrated, and I wanted to show the man some love and thank him for all he has done for me over the years. Grab a cuppa, this is a long interview that deserves your attention. Let’s get into this!
How long in the game Chad, how did you get into flatland? It’s crazy to me, I remember sending you money through the mail years ago for Reality Tv Part 1 and here we are 2018 doing this interview.
Haha! We’ve been in it a minute. I got my first BMX for my 10th birthday. Prior to that I was riding a hand-me-down stingray type of bike. I don’t remember how I got it, or when. I do remember my dad teaching me how to ride it without training wheels. As soon as I figured it out, it started raining, but I didn’t care, I kept on going.
I arrived yesterday for the Urban Waves contest in Kortrijk, Belgium. I was seriously impressed how event looked and wanted to give Barre Neirynck some props on the site. Short and sweet, find out what goes into making an event of this size which has attracted a lot of the best pro riders in the world. Enjoy!
I’m new to the Space Brothers Podcast produced by Kip Williamson, peep this episode where he interviews Aaron Behnke. Don’t sleep on this, really awesome podcast where they talk about his riding roots, competing in the X Games, originality in flatland, being vegan, running his own business and much more.
A few months ago, Matti Hemmings was diagnosed with a ruptured disc in his back. A career threatening injury, I caught up with Matti to discuss the injury, his lifestyle, recovery, what he’s learnt from the incident, going private with operation and a whole lot more! This is a little more indepth than the usual podcast, so you definitely don’t want to miss this!
I met Dan Margetts last week in Bristol for a flatland session. Dan was a regular on the UK contest flatland scene during the 2000’s, and vanished all of a sudden. I said to Matti Hemmings, what happened to Dan? Find out more about this seedy fella who doesn’t drink beer because it tastes like earwax…..
It seemed like the perfect time to find out what’s going on with Dan and where his mindset is at. If you don’t know Dan’s riding, check the recent Worcester to Bristol edit out on Flatmattersonline!
Kevin Meyer managed to interview Herve the organiser of the Fise World contest to talk about the Fise flat academy, the involvement of the UCI, and the possibility of flatland going in the Olympic Games. I asked Kevin to add subtitles and he came through, this is a really good listen. Enjoy!
Here in the UK, we have this saying “Every Dog has his day”, well…Jean William Prevost had a whole year and deservedly won a lot of contests, awards (Nora Cup, FM) but his achievements go beyond that with his work for inside the flatland industry with Far East and IGI. This year at Bike Days I caught up with the man to talk about how his year unfolded, we discuss everything from winter training, winning contests, motivation, helping bring on other riders, video parts, Flatland in the Olympics and while lot. Years of hard work to get to this level. You definitely want to grab a cuppa or whatever you do. Get the headphones and enjoy this Jean William Prevost podcast!
Matthias Dandois celebrated his 29th Birthday in style taking home the win last weekend at Bike Days 2018 for the second year in a row! You watch his run, plus the bonus best trick round that was worth another maximum of 25 points to your score and a quick interview afterwards for good measure! Congratulations Matthias! Machine!