A saturday night treat from one of my favourite riders of all time, Rob Ridge. Rob began his riding career riding mostly flatland and has more lately taken what he learnt on flatland to the mini ramp and what he does is fresh! Undertaker taps, 360 lawnmower taps, countless impossible tailwhip nose pick combos, stalled no handed one footed nose pick to tail whip nose pick variations out and much more. Stop reading my description and enjoy this one, BMX at it’s finest!
Last September, Yuki Itoh blessed us all with this “Must Watch” masterpiece. His Welcome to the Far East Team edit is certainly worth a rewatch.Videos get forgotten so quickly, its not even a year but needs a re-up!
“Everything about this new Yuki Itoh – Welcome to the Far east Cycles team edit is on point. Yuki is one of the most underrated riders on the japanese scene in my opinion so it’s great to see FEC showed him some love.
Riding wise, the riding and the intricate switches are pretty much all groundbreaking. Here are some of my personal highlights:
– The opposite turbine steam boat ride in flip flip to yammer style backwards spinning xft steam step on fork back to steam turbine to xft fork spinning steam to opposite xft steam flip steam opposite side step into spinning cliff at 1:06! Are you following all that? Yuki’s style is so nimble around the bike, amazing!
– At 2:11 the turbine teakettle to spinning xft crack pivot spinning hang ten pivot opposite one footed spinning crack step over backwards facing one footed spinning ck jump to halfpacker pivot xft backwards spinning xft stream pivot steam to x handed spinning half hiker! Mind blown!
– The last line at 3:03! I will leave that one to you!
Props to Takuya Higa also for the camerawork, this edit makes me want to ride so bad! Job done! Respect Yuki, liquid flatland at it’s finest!!”
It was once again a real pleasure to be invited to judge the 2017 Master of Creativity online competition. And it is especially so when you see entries like this from John Yull! Every trick is a banger and an NBD, well deserved first place! Well done John, mind blown!
Day 37 and the final chapter in Scott Powell’s amazing Decade Anthology series, and a fitting end right here, triple upside down decade! The triple to upside down mega spin 00:47 is wild, I will be catching up with Scott soon to talk about the Anthology series, stay tuned!
Day 36 and these daily clips keep going up and up! How long can this continue Scott Powell? Today we have a World’s first: fire hydrant with brake to quad decade, and it looks effortless and looks like he can definitely do one more! Flatland continues to progress on the daily….
The ORB (Upside down decade) has been around for years, until today I haven’t seen a different way into it other than straight ice cream. This decade direct into ORB opens up a lot of possibilities for the future and I am sure Scott is already doing those (or on his way too) and recording them. How long can this Anthology continue for? Day 35 and still going strong!
Day 34 and this all seems too easy for the man of the moment, Scott Powell who is also celebrating his birthday today. Happy birthday Scott! Today’s banger, fire hydrant with a brake to brakeless quadruple windshield wiper! Absolutely mind blowing bike control, which looks like he can do a whole load more to boot as well.
A brakeless quadruple decade variation?! The level if it hadn’t already just went through the roof, fire hydrant to brakeless Triple Wiper to Brakeless Decade! So damn good!
Another day another Must watch clip from the man of the moment, Scott Powell! Here’s what Scott had to say about Day 32’s move: “Here is another case in which several descriptions apply…. windshield wiper to opposite windshield wiper —OR—decade to opposite double decade to decade. Either way the result is a quadruple variation.”
The relentless Scott Powell conveyor belt continues Day 31 into this amazing series of clips. Today Scott pushes the Windshield Wiper to 4, 5, 6! I am sure you will agree, brakes or not this is absolutely next level! I take my hat off to you Scott, wow!