Albert Retey’s run from the Worlds in Limoges, France 1993 still gives the same feeling in 2017 as it did back then. This will forever in my mind be one of the best runs of all time, if you were and you soaked in the atmosphere, the music and the way this run built up you will know exactly what I am talking about!
Back when this first dropped to help celebrate 6 years of Flatmattersonline I gave this edit the “Must Watch” tag! And for good reason, Just watch this edit, there are so many points that are worth rewinding in this edit. The first line that stood out to me was the 360 flip ride in a’la Andrew Faris to backwards halfpacker at 1:22, the nose manual full boomerang direct to backwards backpacker at 2:09, and the forward karl halfpacker stop dead kickflip to backwards halfpacker ender at 3:29 may all have us talking for years + Simon kills it on the deck of the ramps! Does it get any better than this? Simon is already filming for an up and coming flatland dvd with Stewart Munro, I’m excited to see what is next? This is incredible, hit the rewind and thank you Simon for taking the time to do this and share with us!
All eyes on the annual BMX Cologne contest this weekend and for good reason! This event is legendary in the history of BMX, what better time to go back and re-up Viki Gomez’s winning ride from last year. This was also voted Contest Run of the Year by you the readers of Flatmattersonline. Time for a rewind!
With the X Games going down this weekend in Minneapolis, USA. It seems like as good a time as any to rewind the clock 17 years to the year 2000. And a win for Martti Kuoppa that really set the tone for years to come, with also great riding from Trevor Meyer, Alex Jumelin, Michael Steingraeber, Nathan Penonzeck, Andrew Faris, and Phil Dolan.
Last September, Yuki Itoh blessed us all with this “Must Watch” masterpiece. His Welcome to the Far East Team edit is certainly worth a rewatch.Videos get forgotten so quickly, its not even a year but needs a re-up!
“Everything about this new Yuki Itoh – Welcome to the Far east Cycles team edit is on point. Yuki is one of the most underrated riders on the japanese scene in my opinion so it’s great to see FEC showed him some love.
Riding wise, the riding and the intricate switches are pretty much all groundbreaking. Here are some of my personal highlights:
– The opposite turbine steam boat ride in flip flip to yammer style backwards spinning xft steam step on fork back to steam turbine to xft fork spinning steam to opposite xft steam flip steam opposite side step into spinning cliff at 1:06! Are you following all that? Yuki’s style is so nimble around the bike, amazing!
– At 2:11 the turbine teakettle to spinning xft crack pivot spinning hang ten pivot opposite one footed spinning crack step over backwards facing one footed spinning ck jump to halfpacker pivot xft backwards spinning xft stream pivot steam to x handed spinning half hiker! Mind blown!
– The last line at 3:03! I will leave that one to you!
Props to Takuya Higa also for the camerawork, this edit makes me want to ride so bad! Job done! Respect Yuki, liquid flatland at it’s finest!!”
Great memories from 2008 and jamming with the UK crew at the TGM riding spot in West Norwood. I haven’t watched this edit in a few years until yesterday, featuring Jason Forde, myself Effraim Catlow, Phil Dolan, and a big section from Sam Foakes which starts at the 3:36 mark. Well worth a rewind!
This weeks TBT is dedicated to Mark Eaton, one of the most influential riders of all time and certainly his documentation of riding will forever remain legendary for many years to come. Peep his flat/street from the Dorkin 10 video right here.
Later on today I’m flying to Dusseldorf, Germany to help judge the Ruhr Games which is being organised by Michael Steingraeber. It seems as good a time as any to repost this amazing section Michael put together for the Props Groundwork which came out in 2000. Classic!
The Ninja spin is back this weekend in Grenoble, France! For this weeks throwback let’s go back to 2005 and this amazing DVD that Chad Johnston put together under the Intrikat label. Worth sitting down with a cuppa or whatever you do, and enjoying this one. Pure gold from the archives!
This week we return to the Dorkin’ videos and the man, Chase Gouin. I still get the same feeling every time I watch this section from Dorkin’10. Pure bike mastery at it’s finest and a massive shout out to Mark Eaton who always documented the riding/editing/music so well!