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.
Photos: Fat Tony.
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!
Melty extreme interviewed Viki Gomez at the Sosh Freestyle Cup in Marseille. Renaud Vignolles kindly sent in this good interview and also translated the questions which Viki responded in English!
– how Matthias Dandois did convince you to come to the Sosh Freestyle Cup in Marseille?
– how long do you know Matthias Dandois?
– you’re leading the Bmx Flatland World Circuit, what is you main goal in that competition?
– you compete a lot during the year, how do you improve your riding every time?
– what do you think of the flatland evolution since you started, from the 90’s until today?
– what are your plans in the future?
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.
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!
Kurt Hohberger over at BMX Union caught up with Lee Musselwhite for a well overdue interview to talk anything from filming to beards, hit the link below for a good read!
Photographs: Gerard Arhens.
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.
Alex Jumelin today was invited to talk live on the Fise TV show, he talks about his role as Freegun Team Manager, bringing on young talent, his winning run last year amongst other things, hit play and check it out!
The Bike days video crew catch up with Bike Days winner, Viki Gomez to talk about the win, hit play!