Last weekend we were back at the Birmingham NEC for the UK Flatland Championships. For this weeks OSS we go back to the 1980’s and a demonstration put on by Bob Haro with Tim March taking care of the commentary.
With the re-release of the 1986 Haro freestyler this week at Interbike, let’s go back to 1986 and check out Dennis McCoy’s run from the AFA Masters in Columbus, Ohio.
I got my first sponsorship ever from Jason Hassell, OG UK Hutch team rider, super smooth at flatland and ramp riding back in the day. Check out his run from the 1986 Cardiff UKBFA National. Jason now resides in Australia for anyone curious.
Matthew Dyer published a whole stack of of archived footage from the BMX Beat series that ran in Carlisle, England in the 80’s. Check this run from Ian Tovey, 1986 styles with the decked out GT Performer.
Matthew Dyer aka Denny has been busy uploading some great stuff from the UK archives from the 80’s era. One of the most underrated riders from that period was this guy, Graham Marfleet. The opening backwards boomerang is awesome, definitely a fun trip down memory lane watching this one this morning, thanks Denny!
For this weeks OSS we go back to the AFA LA contest in 1989. Hit play to check out Eric Emerson’s run from the Pro class, as I remember the light was going quickly as the contest run really late. Enjoy this trip down memory lane!
The Poole UKBFA National contest in 1986 marked my first national contest, and an also an amazing demo by Team Haro featuring Dave Nourie, Brian Blyther, and Ron Wilkerson! Great trip down memory lane watching this one again!
It’s that time of the week where I go back to the Old School! And it’s to 1989 this week, and the Rochester War of the Stars contest, that will always sadly be remembered not for the riding, but the fact only a few dudes got paid their prize money. Ironically one of those was Bill Neumann, check out his super dialled run right here!