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!
This edit of Leo Claro was published eight years ago, and watching this back now in 2017. It still hits hard, pegless flatland riding at its very best! Enjoy this one again!
Continuing on with our throwback theme today, and we have Chase Gouin’s inspirational section from Dorkin’ 10! Combine Mark Eaton’s amazing dj and editing skills with Chase’s amazing riding skills and you have one of those sections that you can go back to year in year out and it still hits the spot! Pure gold from the Plywood Hoods!
The Carhartt jams that went down at the Jugendpark in Cologne, Germany are widely regarded amongst many pros I have talked to over the years as one of the most memorable contests! Lets go back to 2003, and this sick edit featuring Martti Kuoppa, Viki Gomez, Frank Lukas, Ryoji Yamamoto, Michael Sommer, Matti Röse, and Phil Dolan.