It’s not very often lately, that I drop what I’m doing to dedicate two hours to listening to a podcast.
Cory Fester has always been one of my favourite riders, but also a great human! This is a must listen, Francois Debroux sits down with Cory to talk all things flatland, from calling out Matthias Dandois for a battle at Flatground, travelling, judging contests, working on videoparts, and so much more…
In this edition of FLAT SYSTEM Dub catches up with his friends Jean François Boulianne and Bergeron who recently came back from a 5 month tour around the USA during the pandemic. They tell us about how it was to travel by road during these times, and they discuss the US scene, the lack of a new generation coming through, and many other things including Van life and the best riding and camping spots they encountered on their tour. Great to see Dub putting these out regularly!
Francois Debroux, Lifelong BMX rider originally from Brussels, Belgium and now living in Vancouver, BC started the Hang 5 Podcast a year ago and had this to say:
“The original concept was to interview French and Belgian (because of my background) older riders/shop owners/promoters/media and industry heads, etc.
The podcast is in French and I cover all aspects of BMX: Racing, ramp riding, street, park and of course flatland.
While it all started with trying to preserve the history through interviews and stories from the pioneers in the french speaking countries, I don’t want to limit myself to just the old school or french riders. All eras of BMX are great.
I just released episode 16th with Raphael Chiquet.
Future plans include starting to interview members of the wider European scene in English this time.
In this episode of Flat System, Dub catches up with IGI team mate, Benjamin Hudson from Chile to discuss how Benjamin got into riding, travelling, the Covid situation in Chile, the Chile flatland scene, leaving Red Bull, and a lot more. When you have an hour spare, sit down grab a cuppa and enjoy this one!
Jean William Prevost aka Dub is back with the fifth episode of the Flat System podcast, where he discusses issues travelling from Canada for the UCI Worlds, the new IGI RiRi stem, & Far East Ti parts. Good stuff Dub, this is so needed in the scene.
Jean William Prevost aka Dub just dropped the latest Flat System episode, Dub discusses the Jeep Real Games, the Flatmattersonline year end awards, the future of Flatland with the impact of Covid, the emergence of street brands in flatland, and some product news to boot! Well worth grabbing a cuppa, and enjoying what Dub has to say! Good work!!
Welcome to Episode 2 of the Flat Only COGcast, my guest for the second episode is Aaron Frost from Sequence. The return of Sequence is a breath of fresh air to the flatland community, and I sit down with the man himself, and talk about the history of the brand, re-re-releasing classic sequence product, the new Anvil system on his peg design + you get the scoop on the new team for 2021 and a whole lot more.
Check the Timestamps for what’s discussed, I have to say this one of the best interviews I have done. Really enjoyed catching up with Aaron and talking all things Sequence. This show is not to be missed!!!
Enjoy the show!
0:00 Welcome to FLAT ONLY cogcast episode 2!
00:19 Introducing Aaron Frost to the show.
2:52 History of the Sequence brand.
3:49 Concept behind Sequence name.
6:06 How long did the brand run the first time round?
7:59 Shintaro Misawa added to the Sequence team.
10:42 Who was on the original Sequence team?
15:45 Recognising annoyingly good riders.
17:46 How long did Sequence lay dormant, what was your thinking starting back up?
19:04 Making a mistake getting Sequence made in Taiwan.
20:56 When did you start Sequence up again?
21:57 Starting a manufacturing company.
24:29 Making Sequence product in house.
25:32 Re-releasing classic Sequence product?
26:24 The Hook stem and the engineering behind it.
31:03 Is the weight on product a concern for you as a rider and engineer?
32:35 The Anvil peg system and size of pegs?
34:37 Why is the internal sleeve starting inside the peg more than usual?
36:28 Working with Titanium.
38:34 Having the facilty to take more then stems and pegs.
39:57 Working towards complete bikes.
40:52 Who is on the Sequence team for 2021?
48:25 Discussing how insane the Real Jeep Games were?
51:53 North American flatland scene.
53:07 Where can you get Sequence product from?
54:51 Aaron’s personal riding progression and injuries.
Jean William Prévost interviews his first guest on FLAT SYSTEM ; Jason Plourde. Both spent a lot of time in China and JW asks him about his experience in flatland, riding flatland, what comes after flatland, his injuries, his time in china and what was the craziest thing that ever happened to Jay . We also talk about his signature frame and bar through Reklamation Bikes and what he is up to nowadays. Go ahead ans follow him on ig : @thy_jasonest and his clothing brand he just started : @nobl3monk3y.
For episode 9 of Matthias Dandois’ podcast “Decoding Athletes”, Matthias caught up with Terry Adams over Zoom to discuss all things TA. This is a really good listen, when you’ve got an hour and a half to kill. You know what to do…