The date is unknown on this event, AFA Tampa 1989/90 is what I’m working with. If you are reading this, let me know in the comments. Jay Jones, what a rider. This guy brought a lot of style to flatland, before I even knew style was a thing. Watch this amazing run, double backwards whiplash to forwards rope, switch handed hang nothings and more, Jay ruled!
This week we go back to 1988 for our OSS post, and San Francisco flatland legend, Aaron Dull’s run from the AFA in Portland, Oregon. The double backwards boomerang attempt into backyard, backwards perverted out is incredible. And the stick-b and puppet amongst other stuff, such a progressive level of riding for the time period!
For this weeks Old School Sundays, let’s go back to 1987. And none other, than Plywood Hood Mark Eaton’s run from one of the first AFA events held in Pennsylvania. This event was flatland only… Not come across this video before, enjoy!
Deciding whats’ old school and mid school, goes on and on. This weeks Old School Sundays is dedicated to the game changers, the Plywood Hoods! Peep this show in Lancaster, from 1991. Featuring Kevin Jones, Mark Eaton, Chase Gouin, Chris Young & MC Brett Downs. Grab a cuppa and enjoy this one from the archives! Treats!
Back on the Old School tip as I get ready to fly to California tomorrow. Let’s go back to the legendary AFA Masters in Carson, California at the Velodrome ’88. New England rider, Tommy Simpson was so underrated back in the day, loved this guys style since the 80’s and through the Radazine’ era. The double whiplash to elephant glide line at 1:24 is awesome!
Let’s get back to OSS! Love this run from John Huddleston at the AFA Finals, Kansas in 1988. The way John links things up is absolutely awesome, well worth a watch!
As it’s our 11th anniversary this week here on Flatmattersonline, I figured this weeks OSS would be dedicated to a run that helped inspire me during my younger years. This run from the 88 AFA Masters in Kansas was talked about for years and indeed we are still talking about here on FM in 2019. So ahead of the time, Gerry Smith! Hyped to watch this again this morning..
Plenty of talk in the comments section this week about the godfather of flatland, Kevin Jones. And its been a while since an Old School Sundays update, so lets get back to it with the main man himself.
After only being able to read about Ryuji Hora’s riding in the Plus or Freestyle’, ts great now in the modern era that you can google riders names and find footage from the archives. Pretty Incredible really. Ryuji rips, check his run from the legendary 1988 AFA masters, that macaroni decade out at 00:43!
A gem from the archives thanks to the Flatland BMX Junkies YT for this one. At 28 views this deserves way more views, let’s go back to 1988 and the King of Flatland contest in Columbus Ohio. The rolaid at 00:52 is banging, Mulder kicks ass!