Japan flatland session 2008 from Zion Bike Co. on Vimeo.
After the Battle in the Rockies contest I’ve been reflecting on a lot of the good trips I have been on thanks to Flatland! And along the BITR trip, this trip I took to Japan for the World Circuit/KOG finals in Tokyo, Japan 2008 was one of the best times ever. Myself and Sam were going 5 in a row on all combos back to back at the Yokohama riding spot, and met up with Akihiko Takahashi met up with us on of the days there and Mislav from Zion Bike Co managed to film to capture some of the memories!
This past weekend all eyes were on the Flatark contest in Japan, so lets go back to Diversion 5.0 and take a look at what the likes of Ucchie, Kotaro Tanaka, Tsutomu Kitayama, and Tatsuo Takeuchi as they session at Shinjuku park, in Toyko!
All eyes on the flatark contest going down this weekend in Kobe, Japan! Check out this awesome official highlights edit from last years event! It will be one hell of a party with Yohei Uchino celebrating winning the World Circuit title two years in a row on home turf! We will be posting a link to watch the livestream this weekend, stay tuned!
Emer Record Collection James White bonus section from emer bmx on Vimeo.
Here’s a great gem from the archives! Previously unreleased section of James White riding at South Bank and Trafalgar square from circa 2000. Emer ‘Record Collection’ dropped in 2001-2003.
Just came across this throwback edit from Ulrich Kittel, what amazing talent this guy was. What happened to him? Look out for his signature style on the backwards backpacker line at 3:31, still dope to this day! Looks like this was shot late 90′s.
For this weeks Throwback we go back to 1989 and a great bit of history that made it’s way onto the internet a few years back, thanks to AJ @Habnad. Kevin Jones’ ground breaking run from the AFA Masters Bristol PA 1989. This was the first time anyone publicly saw the hitchhiker and the backpacker pre-internet days, not to mention as Brett Downs commented, “95 percent of his run and his tricks, who else can say that?”. Do yourself a favour, whether your old school, new school whatever labels you chose, watch the crowd reaction when Jones pulls out the backpacker at around 3:58. This is without a doubt one of the influential moments in BMX and Flatland. Thank you Kevin Jones and thank you AJ for the re-upload in better quality! This is golden!
For this weeks Throwback we go back to 2011, and Steve Mulder’s amazing throwback part. This is definitely worth a rewatch!
Also hit Steve’s throwback interview:
Dub of course as we all know, took the top spot in the video contest for a free flight to the Battle in the Rockies contest in November. Let’s go back to 2010, and see where his riding style evolved from.
Nice fan Backyard compilation from 1993 featuring amazing riding from the likes of Dylan Worsley (check his section from Angus at 1:02), Chase Gouin, Day Smith, Steve Roy, Alexis Desolneux, Edgar Plascenia, Chad Degroot, and many more!
Let’s kick off Fridays posts with this flashbcak to 1992 and the 2-Hip Living on the edge video featuring the King of New York contest and Trevor Meyer section from around the 11min mark through till 14:58. Enjoy this trip down memory lane.