Today is Ryoji Yamamoto’s 36th Birthday, and its perfect timing to revisit a classic video featuring Yammer. Yellow Fever Sleepwalker is a underground classic featuring amazing riding from Akira Okamura, Kotaro Tanaka,and York Uno. A first generation of flatland pros who paved the way for the new generation!
Category Archive: Throwback Thursdays
Bobby breaks down this weeks Diversion TV Retrospective for you!
“Japan has all sorts of night spots. So riding all night is no problem. In Okayama, Japan the main night spot is Shirochika. Yuji Oota and his crew go off in this underground flatland spot. The other main spot is next to a sports arena above ground…..check it!
Extra Trivia: Hiroshi Uehara found this Shirochika spot back in the day!”
From Malaysia we head back to Japan this week. With so many riders, all sorts of underground riders come to the surface killing it. In this section Donky (Fumiaki Okayama) and Tsutomu Kitayama throw down some sick moves. Tsutomu told Bobby Carter the last trick is the only time he ever pulled this move on video. Don’t miss it!
Original footage from Twenty Inch Video Magazine from the Contest of Love contest in February 1995! Killer footage of the likes of Trevor Meyer (check the line at 2:34!), Chad Degroot, Phil Dolan, a rare appearance from Ice Money, Day Smith, and many more! More of a throwback than old school sundays material but worth a post nevertheless. Thanks to Jffe for this one!
The annual Toronto contest is fast approaching. The flatland unlimited contest is deep in the history books! Take a look at the 2003 contest featuring Shintaro Misawa, Matt Wilhelm, Viki Gomez, Yammer, Michael Sommer, Ed Nussbaum, Aaron Frost, Aaron Behnke and Mickey Gaidos!
Malaysia is home to the 2nd largest flatland community in Asia. We take a trip to Kuala Lumpur to session with Mat Dagu, Matt M., Zul, and the rest of the crew as they drop some sick moves. Rafik narrates and lets you know about flatland life in Malaysia! Check it out!
Continuing on a throwback theme, check this old video from Keisuke Tanigawa! Real nice of front and back wheel style!
Feels like yesterday I posted this video from 2009 for the first time! So much to still to this day drool over, the kickflip circle k line, kickflip to crackpacker at high speed and much more! This is well worth a rewatch! Groundtactics!