At 12 years old, the future is bright for Osaka local, Jigen Omotehara! Jigen took the win in the Junior class at Fise Hiroshima, look out for the last trick at 2:07! So amazing!
I always have a ton of respect and admiration for the work York Uno and the Ares Byles crew do for the grassroots scene in Japan. This is awesome and so valuable towards our culture. Great work York and everyone involved…
Welcome back to episode 3 of how to BMX flatland. A change of location for this episode, I am out in Monument, Colorado and today I am teaching you how to do the infinity roll.
The infinity roll is a trick that I first learnt back when I was 10 years old, I am now 44 years old. The infinity roll is an entry level scuffing trick, useful to learn and will eventually help you combine tricks together.
The technique for the infinity roll is relatively simple, here are some useful steps below:
1. Begin with a foot jam with your left foot on the left back pegs. Applying pressure to your right foot when you “foot jam”, get a little end to gain little speed for the infinity roll.
2. Learn to foot jam and rollback (as shown on the video).
3. Once you have step 2, keep your wheel locked in a position that would make your bike rotate in a circle. Using your left foot on the left back peg and your right foot on tyre kicking the wheel backwards (known as “scufffing”.)
* Scuffing essentially acts as brake on the tyre, so you don’t need to touch the brakes on this trick.
4. Get the scuffing part of this trick down and try to rotate in circles as many times as possible, hence the infinity roll name.
5. To ride out, slow down your scuffing and aim for the right pedal and try to keep your body weight over the bike and ride away. Refer to the video for a reference.
This is relatively more of a simple how to than episode 2, one you learn the scuffing technique and get used to licking your bars in a circular motion you will be good to go on this trick.
Good luck with the infinity roll!
Thanks to Mates Tucek for filming.
At 12 years years old, Julien Baran is already making his mark on the flatland world by winning the AM class at BMX Cologne, followed by this sweet Welcome to Les Trois Roux edit, a local bike shop over in Caen, France just across the water from FM HQ ironically. This kid has the skills and you should pay attention to this one. Great stuff Julien!
York Uno puts a lot of work into the grassroots flatland scene in japan, really enjoyed this new Kaitaya BMX Kids School edit. And an interesting technique to staple scuffing tricks such as the caboose and lard yard on a small bike, worth watching.
Five years into riding flatland, Yu Katagiri already possesses god like skills on the back wheel. Just go and watch this edit right now, jaw dropping good! 12 years old and pro level techniques, this year he took the Am title at Voodoo and Flatark. You will see why!
Great to see this edit out of 15 year old, Aleksandr Dmitriev filmed at the Sportex Skatepark in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Thanks to Олег Ефимов for sharing.
AresBikes just launched the 18 inch version of the A class tyre which widely regarded as the best flatland tyre on the market. Hit play to check out this promo with Minato Sato.
It’s all about Bike Days 2017 at the moment, just back home after an epic weekend and there are plenty of updates to get through. Let’s begin with 11 year old Minato Sato, it didn’t quite happen for him sadly during qualifying, but he will be back. What a bright future this kid has!
Starting the week off here on Flatmattersonline with a feel good Spaceark BMX School edit by Kenshiro Ojima. Grassroots flatland at its finest.