It’s Voodoo jam week as we edge closer to the big weekend in New Orleans. Today we go back to 2006, Justin Miller took the win that year. Mickey Gaidos on the editing duties once again, and a whole bunch of great riding from all the finalists.
It’s the annual King of Concrete this weekend at Southsea Skatepark, super busy at the moment getting the park ready. For this weeks TBT, lets go back to 1999 and Alex Jumelin’s flawless winning run!
This week marks 25 years since we lost Richard Zabzdyr (infamous for what he did for flatland with Graveyard products but also his fast spinning style) as he travelled back to California from the York jam featured on this episode of Props. Paul Palmer also who features on the York jam session is also no longer with us, hard to believe this has been 25 years. Golden era for sure so much great footage on this Props Issue 3, hit play for a trip down memory. RIP Richard Zabzdyr & Paul Palmer. Let’s take a moment to remember these legends.
I don’t really feature myself on the site very often, something to me that feels rather odd to do. Today I have a Flatland Immersion Podcast dropping, so why not feature myself for a change. We go back to 2014, and edit I worked with my friend Ollie Denny who is an amazing videographer.
“I wanted to document my riding as this point in time, to remember the spot and also help push my personal progression. I was inspired by a podcast that asked a question, “How do you know when a music track is finished?” I immediately started thinking about flatland, and your combos. When are they over? Is there a right time to pull out? After much gnashing of teeth, and riding time in between injuries, I’ve come full circle from doing long combos in the contests to short combos outside of the contest environment.”
For many the Cologne contest is the event of the year, Dominik Nekolny has taken the title back to Prague two years in a row at the Jugendpark. Can he make it a three peat? It seems like a good time to re-up his winning run from last years event, that also won the Flatmattersonline Year end award for contest run of the year.
The annual Cologne contest is just a few weeks away, get hyped everyone! I know I am, when I think Cologne, Albert Retey’s riding comes to mind. Peep his 3rd place run from the 1996 Worlds at the Jugend park, legendary!
It’s time to throwback to Pete Olsen’s Flatmattersonline 2015 year end “edit of the year” as voted by you the readers of FM. Everything still hits hard in this, as I would say. Grab a cuppa, sit down and take this all in, the whole package delivers.
It’s TBT time, and I still recovering from my trip out to Fise Hiroshima. I was hoping to see Akihiko Takahashi riding at the contest, but it wasn’t to be. This week’s TBT is dedicated to this massively underrated rider, Aki. Let’s go back to 2011!
This weeks TBT is dedicated to the Carhartt flatland jam that went down at the Jugendpark in Koln, Germany. Featuring so much amazing riding still to this day from the likes of Hiroya Morizaki, James White, Phil Dolan, Alexis Desolneux, yours truly Effraim Catlow, Chad Degroot, Lee Musselwhite, Matti Rose, Frank Lucas, Michael Sommer, Michael Steingraeber and many more., Throwback gold today on Flatmattersonline this morning. I took a lot out of watching this one back and sure you will do too!
Happy birthday to Viki Gomez, this weeks TBT is dedicated to Viki. The Red Bull Circle of Balance in Tokyo, Japan went off. Stew Johnston flew out to Japan to document the event for Props Video magazine, this section still rules to this day. So much good riding, you don’t want to sleep on this one!