Many of you will know Bobby Carter made the move from LA to Hawaii, this move seems to have fuelled the fire within Bobby and he’s giving great things back to flatland and the culture. The Aloha Jam being his first offering I’ll be catching up with him real soon to talk about the jam, for now enjoy these short one minute edits that capture the vibe perfectly. Aloha jam anyone??
Text/Photo captions: Sebastian Grubinger.
Photos: Peter Provaznik.
Edit: Tom Sevisual.
Good people bring good vibes and this is so evident from this years Vienna Jam. BMX and flatland needs more of this level of event. Look at all the smiles and good times from Tom Sevisual’s Vienna Jam edit above and Sebastian’s repo below. Big respect to Sebastian for putting this event on and helping grow flatland at a grassroots level whilst on a big stage.
Dustyn Alt killed it all weekend long. Winning the Best Trick on Sunday and collecting plenty of euros during the cash for tricks jam.
What a weekend, but let’s start from the beginning …
It’s been 8 years ago when voices got louder that it’s time for a Flatland Jam in Vienna. It didn’t take long and an already closed BMX Shop and I organized a small jam. Nothing special, just some fun contests like Hang-5 slalom, some goodies from several BMX companies and time to jam together. The main goal was to bring people together and have a good time. From this time on it happened every year …
Now, 8 years later, I got the chance to organize the Vienna Jam at one of European’s biggest bike festivals. The “Bike Festival Vienna” happened for the 20th year in front of Vienna’s city hall on the „Rathausplatz“. It has over 100 000 visitors on the weekend and shows all kind of bike sports.
Vienna Jam 2018. 35 riders, 14 nations. An amazing weekend for Flatland.
Sietse van Berkel. On and off his bike is amazing. And you should see him teaching flatland to the kids.
Akos Bordas representing Hungary during the cash for tricks and the best trick contest.
But now about the weekend …
Friday the Vans Vienna Pre – Jam went down on Vienna’s local spot „Heldenplatz“. Already a lot of riders showed up and spent the evening together riding and hanging out. A very promising start into the weekend.
Saturday all started with Flatland workshops. Viki and me offered everyone who’s interested to ride a BMX bike and try some tricks. To be honest I didn’t expect so many people and I have to say a huge THANK YOU to all the riders who helped out. Workshops were scheduled for 2 hours but it happened to be all morning. Anyway it was a blast to see kids riding and trying their first tricks! The future is bright!
Mates Tucek impressed everyone with his mind blowing x-ft skills.
Around noon more and more riders arrived and started to rock the spot. The „Cash for Trix“ Jam late afternoon turned turned out to be huge: 35 riders from 14 nations. We had 500 Euros in small bills to give away and everyone, from beginner to pro, was killing it while DJ Preddy was spinning his 45s.
Right after the Cash for Tricks Jam all the riders moved from Rathausplatz to Heldenplatz to throw down the biggest jam I’ve ever seen on my home spot! Amazing vibes.
We ended the day at a local pub with around 20 riders – cheers!
Dustyn Alt mid best trick winning line.
Again, after a few hours of workshops on Sunday morning, everyone got ready for the Best Trick Contest. 1,5 minutes for each rider to show the best combo or trick. Price money for top five (700, 400, 200, 100, 100).
19 riders from 11 nations took part and everyone rode amazing! Some landed the combo first try, some in the last second. A huge audience was amazed!
Dustyn Alt took the win. He started the Contest and had to leave right after his 1,5 minutes to drive back 6,5 hours to Germany to go to work. Second place went to George Manos, followed by Gilles van de Sompel. Wolfgang Sauter and France Granic placed 4th and 5th.
Again the day ended on Heldenplatz with a big jam … well and for some of us later in the same pub as the day before 🙂
Showing his talent not only on Belgium TV, but also at the Vienna Jam. Gilles van de Sompel.
I can’t thank all of you enough who came to Vienna and made this event and weekend so special! You all rule!
The Vienna Jam will be back for sure – I don’t know when and I don’t know where but I promise, the main goal, like 8 years ago, will be: bring riders together and have a great time riding BMX!
Viki Gomez at the Vienna Jam for the second year. Here, mid death truck line.
Mizo Misael dropped this nice edit from this year’s One Love Jam in Newport Beach, California. I forgot to post this despite writing the description. Featuring Bruno Zebu, James McGraw, Robert Reilly, Bert Ribul, Sean Fontenot, Mizo himself shredding on Bruno’s bike, Pete Brandt, Lucas Koala, good vibes from Cali!
If you are scrolling through the site today and thinking what shall I watch? This is the edit I would recommend. Sit down, grab a cuppa and enjoy this amazing KTGM Jam edit from last year’s jam featuring Fülöp Vidákovich, Márton Szilágyi, Dénes Katona, Mihály Hajnács, András Domány, Péter Miklósi, István Túri, Tamás Varga, Balázs Kollár, Olivér Kállai, Balázs Császár, Ákos Bordás, Ronald ‘Rony’ Chudasama, Mónika Hinz, Szabolcs Markóth, Gábor Szmetankó and many more. Hungary has always had one of the best flat scenes in the world, don’t miss this one!
Rob Alton is doing some great grassroots work for the Hungarian flatland scene. The next Veres BMX Jam is scheduled for the 11th March. Plenty of fun events for all to get involved in, join the FB page. (link below:)
16” Speed Track
180 Bar Spin
20” Speed Track
360 Bar Spin
Mega Spin Battle
Best front wheel Trick Master and Pro Categories
Best back wheel trick Master and Pro Categories
Follow the Veres FB page:
Most of you will have read the Jay Marley interview about the Gasparilla Flatland Jam last weekend in Tampa, Florida now it’s time for some footage. This jam footage features the likes of Bo Wade, Bryan Huffman, Terry Adams, Tyler Gilliard, Dax Wolford, and a few Florida locals I don’t recognise. Thanks for the heads up on this one Dax!
Photos: Alex Capecelatro and Cody York.
The One Love Jam has become one of the biggest events on the flatland calendar, organised by Darin Wright. I wanted to catch up with the man behind this event and pick his brain about why this event is becoming a staple for flatlanders all across the globe to visit.
The official edit of the 8th annual One Love Jam 2018 just dropped and it’s a banger. Look out for an interview here on FM real soon with the man behind the jam, Darin Wright. For now peep a whole load of good riding and vibes from the likes of Bill Nitschke, Ahmed Johnson, Bruno Zebu, Ruben Castillo, Chad Johnston, Gabe Weed, Ed Jolie, Dane Beardsley, and Pete Brandt.
Kicking off our Tuesday posts with this small jam that took place in the summer time on Vancouver Island. Featuring Greg Pratt, Joey Marshall, Evan Derushie, and Dusty Tweedhope. Good vibes…