Sometimes the lines are blurred for me what is old school, mid school, and so on. This weeks OSS is dedicated to Simon Stojko Falk, he and his father used to document the European flatland contests so well (into full videos with the top three) in each class. Simon deserves a bit of attention himself, rad style! Check his run from the 97 Worlds in Eindhoven.
This weeks OSS is dedicated to one of my favourite riders, Steve Mulder. During the 80’s, regional contests were a regular thing both in the USA and the UK. And Ohio, had so many events going on for the scene to grow, hit play for some Old School Mulder! Style for miles…
This weeks OSS is a heartfelt one for sure, many of us are still coming to terms with the very sad news of Hiro Tsuchida passing away earlier in the week. Absolute no brainer to dedicate this weeks OSS post to Hiro. Let’s go back to 1991 and the Rampage contest, love the opening Cliff to hitch. RIP Hiro Tsuchida.
It’s that time of the week, O-Zone really had one of the best teams in the late 80’s. Always a treat to see some Gerry Smith footage and that last trick from the 88 AFA Masters in Carson, California, BOOM!
I hope you all enjoyed the Pete Brandt interview, I took the day off updating yesterday so today let’s get back on the normal update routine here at Flatmattersonline HQ. Frankie Arnwine was name I used to see a lot in the magazines back in the 80’s, stoked to come across this footage from 1988 at what looks like a local AFA contest in Columbus Ohio. And also once again, big up the Freestyle BMX Junkies youtube page, pretty much the best OLD School flatland channel on the net.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I dropped an Old School Sundays video. Up until today, I have never seen this footage of Danny Meng from a 1988 Cleveland Ohio contest, so this seems a good time to get back on the OSS tip. Something about these old school contests in the city, so awesome!
Yesterday Martin Aparijo was out at the One Love jam all day having fun, this weeks OSS is dedicated to the Chairman!
Tomorrow I head out to California for the One Love Jam, so for this week’s OSS I go back to cali and the infamous Velodrome contest. 1988 to be exact, and Ruben Castillo’s run from the AFA masters in Carson, California. Style for miles.
Up until today I have seen this footage of Chase Gouin at the War of Stars contest back in 1989. Whilst it might not be the best run by Chase’s standards, this does give an indication of what was to follow in the years to follow. The crank a ronin to decade out at 2:03 mark is amazing!
The majority of Old School Sunday content seems to come from 1988 when I think about it, today is another one to the list. Enjoy the GT Freestyle Team Show from Augusta Georgia featuring Gary Pollack, Robert Castillo, Martin Aparijo and Billy Swoope.