Category Archive: News

Scott Powell – January 2014

january 2014 from scott powell on Vimeo.

Scott just dropped this amazing edit he has been sitting on since January, heres the word from the man himself:

“Back in early January this year, a young Brazilian rider named Mateus Beckmann did a trick in an edit that made me really stoked. I wondered how difficult it would be to do, so I began a quest to learn it. Along the way I picked up several variations of the trick and came up with some of my own–here are just a few of the results…. Enjoy”

BMX Cologne Repo by Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia from the Byke Project just dropped this nice repo from his time at the BMX Cologne contest. Hit the link for the juice…

C3 Jam in Nagoya, Japan!

Battling the elements to make the event happen, from the grassroots to pro level! Check out this dope edit from the C3 Jam in Nagoya, Japan.

10 Years of Voodoo Jam by Scott O’Brien!

Photography: Fat Tony.

With 10 years of the Voodoo Jam going down this weekend in New Orleans, Scott just wrote this article about what it means to him, the friendships he has made, & a whole lot more. If you can’t make it to the Voodoo Jam, you can celebrate with them by watching the lifestream. Read on!

In 2004 I had an idea about having a contest in a club with spectators being close to the riders so everyone could feel the energy and create a special experience. The idea was to highlight my love for riding with my friends and show the world that Flatland can be highly entertaining. I wanted people to feel the love that Flatland BMX has for life. Flatland is about friendships, hard work, artistic values, athletic abilities, mental strength and most of all its amazing life experiences. Red Bull believed in the passion I had so they stood behind me to create The Voodoo Jam.!

There was a problem with the 2004 Voodoo Jam, we could not find an MC for the event and I could not trust just anyone with my vision. We had some names, but I was so afraid that my vision would not be brought to life the way I wanted it to be. So I ended up just taking control of this part of the contest even though I was the organizer. I never MC’ed for an event before in my life. I had no idea my passion for riding could just come out like that and I am so honored for the life experiences since that day.!

So, here I am 10 years later reflecting on these past Voodoo Jams. I think about the impact it has had on Flatland and many riders in this world fueling my sport in so many ways. My friendships have grown strong because of Voodoo Jam. Most of all, Terry Adams and I have something together with Voodoo Jam that you can’t put a price on in life. The impact that Voodoo Jam has had on my life is hard to put into words, but since that day,in 2004, I would not have these friends, I would not have these experiences and most of all, I would not have this amazing outlook on life. Voodoo Jam has given my family a global view of life and for that I am forever grateful. !
Life can be what you want it to be, go out there and get it. Flatland BMX is one of the most amazing things on earth and if you truly believe in that, you will get so much back from it. Get out there and experience it!!!

Thanks to all the riders, sponsors, friends and family that have made Voodoo Jam possible.!
Much Love, !

Scott O’Brien!

Monster Energy BMX Freestyle Exams Highlights!

Check out this great highlights edit from the Monster Energy BMX Freestyle Exams event in Trinidad a few months back, great to see a mix of Ams and Pros in this highlights edit!

Thomas Hirsch – One Combo

One combo – Neue Nationalgalerie from Thomas Hirsch on Vimeo.

Autum’s Thomas Hirsch throws down a front wheel combo at the National Gallery in Berlin, hit play!

Jason Forde – Back 2 Progress

Jay has been busy for the last couple of months doing shows, workshops, and pushing the 1WM name out there, now it’s time for him to get back down the mile and progressing again. Look out at 1:43 in this raw clip edit for Jay’s second ever pulled blender out to pedals! Keep on pushing Jay!

Alex Jumelin – Last Day in Paris

On his last day in Paris, Alex teamed up with photographer Adrien Crette to document the day, hit the link below to check out some nice photographs.

Must Watch! Too Small Bikes 2014 Full Movie

TSB14 (FULL MOVIE) from Julius on Vimeo.

* Stickied for the day – all of todays posts will appear below this post! Thanks Effraim.

So many web edits these days, the TSB crew out of Finland always go the extra mile to stand out! From Aleksi Ritsilä’s silky smooth flat/street part, through to the likes of George Manos doing his thing, Martti Kuoppa killing whiplashes, watch his last line! And of course, Erico Melo’s part, TSB2014 is pure gold! Normally I would add times and stuff of standout tricks, but you need to watch the whole movie! It’s not too often we see a full predominately based flatland movie anymore. Thank you Julius for making this amazing video for us all!

Riders in order of appearance:

Aleksi Ritsilä, Aapo Airas, Camilo Gutierrez, Alberto Moya, Dong-ho Lee, Josh Briars, Jenza Kamai, George Manos, Julius Salo, Asko Relas, Roland Chlouk, Ville Castro Huusela, Markus Manninen, Patrick Alaspää, Jorma Sonninen, Martti Kuoppa, Jussi Laukkanen, Thomas Hirsch, Varo Hernandez, Erik Laev, Bert Ribul, Érico Melo.

Directed, filmed & edited by:
Julius Salo

Sound Design by:
Tomi Hyyppä

* For all those that do not know, You can directly download this video from Vimeo now!

Chris Böhm & Dominik Nekolny – Part 1

PART I – BMX Rider Chris Böhm & Dominik Nekolny (World Champion) BMX Flatland from Chris Böhm on Vimeo.

Chris and Dom have been doing shows together this weekend, check out this Part 1 edit shot in Chris’ apartment as they warm up for the shows.