As always Jean-William Prevost aka Dub drops some knowledge in this new Decompaz magazine interview, particularly of interest is Dub setting an example and not riding in his own contest (Real City Spin August 29-30). If the video interview is not cool enough, there’s also an online interview to check out also, hit the link below.
Intro/Interview: Effraim. Photos: Bobby Carter, Adam Jung, Steven Lapsley, Dane Takemoto, Rich Slezak, RJKphotography.
Summertime! Contests and jams are in full flow all over the world, Bobby Carter over at Diversion HQ in Los Angeles, California is always thinking of new things and challenges within our sport! Towards the end of August, the second annual Aloha Jam is going down in Hawaii, I caught up with the man himself to get some more details, read on!
For this weeks Throwback, we go back 21 years to 1994! And Props Issue 3, Claybom24 made this great mix of the flatland footage in that issue. Amazing footage from the BS contest in Kansas, Paul Osicka Interview, and 94′ York Jam that is sadly remembered for Edgar Plascencia and Richard Zabzdyr being involved in a serious car crash on the way home to California from York, PA, Richard lost his life. RIP, Richard Zabzdyr.
The 2015 World Circuit series is shaping up nicely, with Bike Days and Barcelona both going off in Europe! All eyes now turn to Round 3, which takes place at the annual Voodoo Jam in New Orleans, USA on July 25th. I caught up with the organiser Scott O’Brien to talk about what he has in store for the event, the vibe of the event, the next generation, judging, contest formats, his memories and expectations and a whole lot more, read on!
Fat Tony interviews his good friend, Terry Adams for Episode 20 of the Expansion Project. Fat Tony is interested in the business side of our sport amongst other things of course, they discuss having a money mindset, and real estate investing and following dreams and so much more.
Intro/Interview: Effraim. Photographs: Matti Hemmings.
I caught up with Matti Hemmings who recently decided to get his own frame made here in the UK. We talk about why he made the custom frame choice, the specs of his design ( check all the photos from start to finish), how long it took to get his new frame and a whole lot more, read on!
When you see a new face on the scene, it’s one thing to have a great video part. It is entirely another to be the real deal in the flesh, I first had this feeling when I saw Martti Kuoppa for the first time at the Worlds in 1996 in Jugendpark, then again I had this feeling when I met Nathan Penonzek a year later in Huntington Beach, California. This feeling returned at Battle at the Rockies last year, we were all aware of course of Benjamin Hudson and his amazing “Welcome to Far East” edit, I wondered to myself on route to Colorado would Benjamin be the real deal?
The answer was quickly “yes”, effortless style, crazy pivots and so light footed around the bike. I immediately thought to myself it is like watching a young Nathan Penonzek all over again, which was ironic as Nathan was right next to me on the judging panel. Benjamin won the Breakthrough Rider of the Year by an absolute landslide, and deservedly so. Enjoy the last in series of Flatmatters Year end awards interview, we all eagerly wait to the see what the future brings to this amazing talent from Chile.
Photo credit: Ben McPherson
Big news yesterday when we dropped Waldemar Fatkin’s explosive Welcome to The People edit, I caught up with the man himself to talk about the move, some history, and what we can expect in the future, read on!
The move to WeThePeople seems like it fits your flat/street direction Waldemar, what excited you most about the move over to WTP?
Hello everyone! Yes I am very happy to be a part of WTP. I am very excited about few things. WTP has very deep flatland roots and it was first BMX brand I was looking for. Of course quality and design of the products is just the best and I like the crew behind the brand. I am very honered to be part of the family.