Amazing behind the scenes footage of Tall Order’s Sebastian Keep embark on a mission to find the biggest wall rides possible on set ups that for 99% of BMX do not exist. Baz is that 1%, as the project grows you can see how they learn from each set up, check the size of the last ramp used compared to the first used. Here’s what Baz had to say:
Photo: George Marshall.
“The idea started with lets take 2 small ramps to the city centres to jump off multi storey car parks and bridges land on buildings and wall ride down them. We knew that what we were doing wasn’t exactly legal so we decided to wear high vis jackets and hard hats and try our best to disguise ourselves as road workers so that people would leave us alone and It worked!
The spots we found on Google earth were bigger than we anticipated
and so we tried to build practice set ups to help get used to the gaps.
At the spot in Croydon nobody knew if it was possible to ride down 20 feet of vertical wall and after speaking to various pro riders who didn’t have an answer for us we decided to try it…
This video tells the story of how we rolled into city centres in the early hours disguised as builders with vans holding huge ramps set them up and filmed our attempts at some of the biggest wall rides we could find…”
We have started the new year with some absolute banging edits, and it continues here with Steve Mulder’s 2016 clips filmed in his futuristic looking garage riding spot. I have said it before and ail, no doubt say it again. Steve Mulder is one of the best to ever touch a 20″ BMX Bike, period.
From the opening two clips, regular and opposite I was glued to the screen. The edit just keeps getting better, the following bar backwards 1 and half hang glider to steam at 00:28 is so well executed!
00:54, the half lash to macaroni to smith is just a thing of beauty! Absolute next level bike skills right here!
1:06, 5 brakeless hang gliders done like he could do ten more without breaking a sweat.
1:15, half lash jump to xft backwards peg wheelie backwards rolaid out! (Featured this a few days on the FM instagram page!)
1:23, Steve has been doing this move for years and still it is untouched! Peg wheelie 360 hand job to switch-b, now I mention it you could say that about almost all of Steve’s riding. Skills to pay the bills, nice length to this edit, great tune that made my day a whole lot better! Thank you Steve!
Moto Sasaki met up the crew at Inspire to talk about how he got into riding, making the move to competing at international competitions, winning the Nora Cup twice, and battling a reoccurring hernia injury and much more. This is a fantastic, intriguing documentary with one of the best to ever touch a 20″ bike.
Alberto Moya gets the poster for the annual Fight the Winter contest, which is confirmed for 17/18th February in Gottingen, Germany. Stay up to date with all the contest updates via their FB page, link below.
Clay legrand got in contact with some contest news, the annual BMX Indoor contest is going down at the Parc Des Expositions in Caen, in Northern France, Stay up to date with all contest information on their FB page.
It’s time to announce the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards! Congratulations to all the winners, and also nominees! Plenty of you voted again this year in all seven categories, making it uber tight in some categories! I will be catching up with the winners over the next week for address details, and for interviews during the next few months.
Whilst I was going through the months via the Lookback features on the site it became apparent to me that one rider in particular unselfishly took himself out of the running for the World Circuit title in order to help make our sport more credible, whilst also throwing down an incredible edit and placing well at so many events throughout the year. Not forget his running his brand as well, so like last year as I hinted when I announced the awards, there is an extra category!
Thank you once again to everyone that voted, let’s make 2017 another great year for Flatland!
Effraim Catlow – Flatmattersonline
Every so often I like to throw in a banging park or street part in the mix here on Flatmattersonline. And without a doubt, Mark Webb is one of the most technical riders in the game and is regularly putting out amazing content to inspire us all! Let’s talk about this one in the comments. Enjoy this one!
We are starting the week well, and it continues right here with Giannis Caternellis! Here’s what the man himself had to say about his 67th Freestyler series:
“The freestyler series continues… 1500 combos uploaded so far. It’s a long way to upload the rest combos of the socalled hard disk so stay tuned, the next 5 years will be interesting! thank you all for your comments and your support. This is for you all…”