Edmonton Mini Jam 2021

Cory Fester hosted a mini jam in Edmonton on the July long weekend. Riders from Vancouver and Saskatoon came out to reconnect now that COVID rules are loosening in Canada.

Riders in order of appearance: Francois Debroux, Joey Kyllo, Brandon Derbowka, Percy Marshall, Pete Olsen and Cory Fester.

Props to Joey Kyllo for putting this together, looks like a fun weekend.

François Debroux Rider Profile: Old Dog, New Tricks

There have been many great riders to come out Western Canada over the years. Some of these riders don’t travel and are not active on Social Media. The Grizzly Jam contest is pushed back to next year so our focus is temporarily shifting to tell the unique stories of these riders.

First up is François Debroux, a BMX lifer involved in the sport since the early days. What makes François’s story interesting is that he came back to flatland a few years ago, and is now progressing faster then ever even though he turns 50 this year! Dont’ this miss this one!! Enjoy…

Joey Kyllo & Francois Debroux: VANCOUVER Episode 1 / Injuries

Something little different to break up your feed today, Joey Kyllo & Francois Debroux update us all on what’s going with Grizzly Jam, and Joey discusses his recent injury and offers recovery tips. If you have never been, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful places in the world. This stuff is gold. Good job guys!

Vivaasia

So many great videos documenting the scene in Japan that either pass through the FM firewall or just never reach us. Vivaasia is one of this evideos, thanks to TJ Perry for uploading this one. Great sections and riding clips from the likes of Kotaro Tanaka, Ryoji Yammamoto, Akira Okamura, York Uno, Yoshihiro Shinde and many more. At 24:40 long, grab a cuppa and enjoy this one.

Distancing 2

Last week, Jason Forde invited me along with Keelan Philips, Mizo, Thomas Loison, Yinka Thomas, Amos Burke, and a few others to film two clips in a week. This was a good chance for me to try and push myself a little bit further as I return from injury. Stoked to be involved involved in this project, heres what Jason Forde the man behind the project had to say:

“A series of flatland BMX edits created during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Social distancing meant that we were not able to ride together as much as we would like too.These videos are made to bring us together, to share our riding clips and to motivate each other.

Riders were selected at random and given a time limit to record a fresh/new riding clip that has never used on social media.
We all had different issues to deal with while trying to get the selected clips.

I myself had to deal with my riding areas being closed off / locked or to small, dusty or trying to find the time to (while I was still working as an essential) record, early morning and late evenings for days on end.

I actually landed my clip (a link that I have never been able to complete before and always failing at the last hurdle) an hour before the deadline and struggled to walk afterwards due to injuries and exhaustion, then I would need to get home and edit.

Clips have been edited by myself, and even the music tracks have been created by a rider.

I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I enjoyed making them and appreciate the effort that has gone into them.
I want to give a big thank you to all the riders that have taken part
More to come….

WHO’S NEXT?

Jay

Bakteria 4: 2006

Unintentional Brazilian theme running on FM right now, funny how stuff like that happens. Forty minutes of great riding from the likes of Claybom, Pekeno, Patrick Coelho, Arroz, LéoClaro, Wagner Gordo, Nêne, and Felipe Gonçalves. Grab a cuppa when your bored and soak in some of the Brazilian flatland scene from 2006!

Japan Trip 2019

Back in August of last year, Paulo Gepulango got the chance to go to Japan for his wife’s birthday! Paulo of course, managed to visit plenty of riders and experience some different scenes around Kobe, and Osaka. Featuring Keisuke Tanigawa, Shinichi Kiba, Tomokazu Morinaga, Fumiya Sasagawa, Fumiya Wakabayashi, Eri Funatsu, Jumpei Goto, Takumi Isogai,
Masato Ito, Takuzi Izumi, Satoshi Ojima, Jun Oni Katayama, Giichi ikeda, Kota Ikeda, Jigen Omotehara, Yoshio Makino and many more. Scene edits are awesome, good one to watch when you have the time….