I am getting back to normal after two weeks being heavily focussed on the 2020 Flatmattersonline Year end awards. It is Old School Sunday time, getting back to it with Jeff Cotter’s run from the 88 AFA Masters in Carson, California.
Another lockdown here in the UK, plenty of time to kill. Watching so many videos right now to stay motivated, and this one is gold featuring Kevin Jones, Gerry Smith, and John Huddleston with AFA masters 1988. Whoever uploaded this, thank you!!!
As I am celebrating 12 years of Flatmattersonline this week, I thought for this weeks Old School Sunday’s I would go back to my childhood. We have Jason Webb’s final run from the 1987 Tizer Worlds BMX Beat competition, which was a televised show here in the UK, amazing riding as always from Jason!
The good crew over at Snakebite BMX, published a gem from the archives last week. We go back to the NAFA contest in Granst Pass, Oregon 1988 featuring Eric Emerson, Aaron Dull, Joe Halusy, Brian Leevy, Jason Ubias, Carly Garcia, Paul Lopez, & Brian Garcia.
Two edits today from Aussie shredder, Nick Watts, no date to these, but these have a late 80’s if not really early 90’s feel to them. That second edit gave me the Dorkin’ vibes, super good!
Very unfortunate and extremely sad news broke recently on one of the best vert riders in the history of BMX that I grew up riding with, Simon Tabron. This weeks OSS is dedicated to Simon.
Here are the details courtesy of Chad Kagy, who had organised a Go Fund Me to help Simon and his family –
“Simon Tabron is a beloved 46-year-old husband, father and decorated pro-BMXer, having earned 8 World Championship Titles and 20 X Games medals. On September 7, 2020 his family’s world was shattered when he suffered a cardiac arrest and, days later, a stroke. As we write this, Simon has been moved from ICU on life support to neurological division as doctors race to understand the cause of these catastrophic events and the long term effect they will have on Simon’s ability to speak, walk, and work.”
If you can help, go fund link below:
Todd Carter came through with amazing footage last week, and today we continue on with some gold from the archives. Featuring the likes of Dave Mirra R.I.P., Bill Neumann, Joe Gruttola, Jay Jones, Park Carter R.I.P., Dennis McCoy and many more. This ruled, thanks Todd for uploading this gem from the archives for us to watch back.
This week the sad news, Park Carter had passed away broke all over social media. Park was way ahead of the time during the 80’s with his riding, and what he brought to the table. I hit up Todd Carter for any Park Carter to do a dedication to the man, and he came back with this absolute gem from the archives, that features an amazing run from Park Carter at the 18:31 mark, and also so much other good footage to boot from the likes of Danny Meng, Ruben Castillo, Bill Neumann, and many many more. Go watch that run from Park, amazing!
R.I.P Park Carter.
Back in the 80’s, the Holeshot contest in Islington, London was the biggest event on the calendar. This run from Dennis McCoy wasn’t as clean as I remember, but without a doubt helped pave the way for the future. Great energy in this..