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!
Yesterday I posted an edit with Sytse Winkel & Bram Verhallen back in 2017. This morning I got a YT recommended watch with this one with Bram at 18 years old for Flat Tv Volume 7, amazing edit. Make sure you watch this again or if you haven’t seen it your in for a treat!
At the KOG 2002 in Tokyo, Seiji Sakata had us with our jaw on the floor, the flow this man was blessed with was just something else. The line at 00:13 I shall remember forever, I know that I already posted this video a month ago. But with today’s tragic news, it deserves it again. RIP Seiji Sakata and thank you for everything!
Benjamin Hudson beat me to re-upping this classic on his social media, butfor all of you that aren’t on Benjamin’s FB. It is definitely worth your time to watch this Cory Fester 16 Days edit again, and if your like me that’ll be again and again. The banger at the 8:21 mark much like the Sam Foakes post last week, stands up to this day and this from 2009! Flatland misses Mr Fester!
For this weeks throwback, we go back to Diversion Video Mag 3.0 (Part 8). Mr Worldwide himself introduces this one:
“Stephen Cerra was a flatland Kingpin in the Hollywood, CA area before moving down to Redondo Beach. Check out his mastery of rolling styles at the famous “Dojo” slanted spot.
This was filmed right before he moved back to PA, where he currently resides at Flow Mountain.”
Later today I fly out to Zurich, Switzerland for the 2017 Bike Days contests in beautiful Solothurn. It seems as good a time as any to throwback to last years winner, Viki Gomez and his amazing run, plus that bonus last trick nailed first try! Rumour has it that Viki is not competing in the Bike Days contest this year, so 2017 will see a new winner. Who is going to be?
There’s only one man on the earth this weeks Throwback Thursdays could go to, I am sure all of us in the flatland community are thinking about Seiji Sakata since the sad news broke of his Liver Cancer diagnosis. Let’s go back to the KOG 2002 final, in which Seiji dropped a style he became famous for worldwide, just watch the nose wheelie line at 00:13! Stay strong Seiji, much love and support from all of us across the globe!