It looks like I somehow missed this “Rolaid Clips 2014” edit from Steve Mulder the other day. If you don’t already know, Steve is one of the best to ever touch a flatland bike. These rolaid moves could be played in ten years time, and still retain their appeal and difficulty! Respect!
Starting a big week off with a banger from Lee Musselwhite, who has been working on his consistency all year which has helped him get to the level of being able to string together some of his hardest signature moves into one heavy line. From the opening spider glide into black widow switch, this is real combination of what flatland is all about: hard work to get the consistency, and the artistic/creative side!
Don’t forget this coming weekend, the annual Flatark contest is going down in Kobe, Japan! I will update with livestream links when they are available, last year Martti Kuoppa took it! This year, with the top six in the World Circuit already through to finals, who is going to take the Flatark crown home? Who’s your money on, let’s hear it!!
You can register now for the AFA Finals this year taking place at the BITR contest in Colorado on November 19th! Link below!
The results for the DownUnderGround Round 2 Video Round are in, congratulations to Simon O’Brien, Shaun Jarvis, and David Rooney who took the win in their classes! Stoked to help out judging with this event, more of this in flatland would be a good thing! More power to the Australian scene for doing this.
Congratulations to Bobby Carter who won the Pistolero Jam at the Long Beach Marina riding spot yesterday, taking home best trick on front and the back wheel! So stoked with this news, Bobby doesn’t usually compete and here is what he had to say!
“I don’t usually compete, but I battled around 14 riders and won the Pistolero Shootout at the Pistolero Jam.”
Head over to the We the People website for a awesome bike check + photo gallery on Waldemar Fatkin’s new dialled WTP Utopia ride!
I am a big fan of Neil Waddington’s Ride On Interviews, you may recall the James White interviews earlier in the year. George French is infamous for his innovative G-Sport products and nowadays works for Odyssey! These interviews (in three parts so far!) are pure gold! Enjoy!
Photo: Fat Tony.
Scott O’Brien just hit me up with some sad contest news, for now read below the official press release. I will be catching with Scott later in the week, for an interview about his decision to no longer run the Voodoo Jam!
“To my friends I want to say Voodoo Jam is over. It’s difficult for me but it’s true.
Thank you all for coming to Voodoo Jam throughout the years and thanks to everyone that has ever helped with Voodoo Jam.
Especially thanks to Terry for everything with sponsorships and the push these past few years. It was impossible without his efforts in securing sponsors and getting things in order.
I started this contest in 2004 with the help of Red Bull and people that believed in my vision for Flatland. It evolved into a grass roots event that was the results of some hard work and dedication to the passion for riding Flatland BMX.
The mission was simple. Show the world what Flatland BMX can be and have an amazing experience with the best riders from around the world pushing what we love about Flatland.
Time to move forward with new BMX projects and other aspects of life.
Voodoo Jam changed my life and I hope it influenced you in a positive way.
See you out there on the BMX!”
Nice highlights edit from the Final Round of the European Flatland League at the King of Paris at the Bercy Skatepark a few weekends ago. Featuring: Matthias Dandois, Alex Jumelin, Dominik Nekolny, Thomas Noyer, Dez Maarsen, Sebastian Grubinger, Jean Bulhon, and Raphael Chiquet.