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!
Why not run with a X Games throwback this week, being that it is all on my mind thanks to the ESPN April fools. This week we go back to 1999, In San Francisco, I personally competed in this event, great times in Nor Cal! Hit play for some great riding from Nathan Penonzek, Phil Dolan, Trevor Meyer and many more.
Let’s return to a classic section for this weeks Throwback, Matthias Dandois in Debrecen, Hungary in the summer of 2017. 8:44 of pure skills from the Frenchman, captured by Sevisual. Definitely worth a rewatch!
With the deadline of the 2017 Master of Creativity online contest, I thought it would be interesting to go back to Ground Tactics for this weeks TBT. Hit play for Moto Sasaki’s 2009 online entry and a trip down memory lane.
It has been a few good weeks for the flatland archives here on FM! And today a real treat from the japanese flatland archives, and the history of the King of Ground contest. The Proseed A and B videos by Juicy Vision has to go down as one of the best contest videos ever, featuring York Uno, Hiroya Morizaki, a young Moto Sasaki, Martti Kuoppa, Viki Gomez, Michael Steingraeber, Shintaro Misawa and many more. Do yourself a favour, grab a cuppa and enjoy this great piece of flatland history.
When you think about who has influenced the modern generation of flatland riding, Jeff Desrosche doesn’t get enough credit for what he brought to flatland. If you haven’t already, definitely hit play for this “Lost Combos” edit filmed around 2006. The last two bangers from the 00:53 mark are flat out amazing 11 years on! Respect Jeff, and thanks Bobby Carter for the edit!
Today I’m kickstarting a semi new “last times” feature on the site, and Gabe Weed originally from Nor Cal now residing in Huntington Beach, California is my first interviewee. For now check out this day in the life of Gabe back when he was touring with GT around 2009.
For this weeks Throwback, we go back to 1996 with two of the greatest to ever touch a 20″ bike. Trevor Meyer and Paul Osicka from the Sick 2 video. Enjoy this one!
As I posted yesterday, Ed and his family need the flatland communities help. Ed’s wife has been diagnosed with pneumonia. This weeks Throwback Thursday is dedicated to Ed, one of the best to ever flow around that front wheel. Hit the link below and help out his family if you can, sending our positive vibes from the FM office.
5:48 of the stylish Keisuke Tanigawa for this weeks Throwback Thursdays, this Oita edit was filmed in 2008 and a while bunch of this riding still stands up to this day. Hardcore style from one of the most underrated riders in the game, respect!