This weeks TBT kills two birds with one stone so to speak, I will be dropping the Flatmattersonline 2019 Year end awards on Monday and Saturday I will be dropping an exclusive with Jean William Prevost! It seems like as good a time as any to go back watch Dub’s amazing awards winning Puro Flat that was shot in the spring of last year and released on August 7th.
Puro Flat #2 highlights:
00:17: The g-roll pivot inside switch b undertaker out is beautiful in technique where he has condensed the dead time.
00:25: Spinning undertaker flip grabbing tyre spinning cream pivot out is sexy flatland at it’s finest. I am on 5th watch now, and still have the same reaction as the first time I watched it. YES!
00:32: Dub further pushes the concept that I highlighted at 00:17 and adds the spinning undertaker at the beginning of the line and ends with g-roll pivot inside switch b undertaker with no deadtime at all. Wow!
1:07: Carved Opposite Dump truck ride in pivot to pedal inside switch b pedal pivot to double turbine spinning forward death truck straightens out forward pedal death to casual walkover decade out. This line has been years in the making, so much depth to this.
2:59: Dub explores different concepts around the Rodeo, each line till the end is absolutely ridiculous, but the dead time taken out on the final line and the seamless switches is something else entirely.
For a couple of years I would meet up with Cory Fester at the Intrikat Jam in Long Beach California, and pieces of this amazing line for the 2014 Battle in the Rockies come into my mind. I remember hours of crashing on the last switch handed fork wheelie jump through the frame to backwards halfpacker in the LBC underground, Cory’s dedication is next level! Five years on, this line is still absolutely cutting edge. Respect Cory!
Following Leo Claro’s amazing “Third Floor” part this week, this weeks TBT is a no brainer. Let’s go back to 2009 and Leo’s mind melting “Pegless” part, the inside rolling variations to pedal steam turbines that begin from the 00:33 mark still blow my mind to this day. Timeless flatland!
As I was looking for a throwback video today, “R” just dropped a video comment in the comments section on the site (thanks “R”) and I haven’t watch this edit in years so why not roll with it I thought too myself. Shinichi Kiba & Moto Sasaki warm up for the BMX masters contest back in 2008 edited by Alberto Moya, well worth a watch!
For this weeks Throwback Thursday, we have a nice treat from the archives that many of us have never seen. As Alexis Desolneux continues to document his video parts throughout his riding career, he just dropped this “Clandé” part from 1997.
Clandé Troupe was a little group of friends, BMXers and skateboarders who made videos during the late 90’s, they invited Alexis to be a part of their project. Enjoy this one where you can begin to see how Alexis started to develop his style….
Following the introduction of “Flat Snitches” last night, this great footage from the archives was brought to my attention. Scott Nagy out of Columbus, Ohio uploaded the runs from Shimersville PA Contest 1994 which will bring back memories to many from Edgar and Jesse’s Wheelies part. At over 38 minutes long, there is great riding from the AM’s and the Pros of that time period, Trey Leeper, Val Naso, Sean Peters, Bobby Fisher, Paul Palmer (R.I.P), Mike Noonan (‘My favorite Albino!’), Edgar Placencia (watch his run from 14:12, and the infamous “That’s how ghetto I am right at the end!), Richard Zabzydr (R.I.P), Paul Vail, Dennis McCoy, Jay Miron, and last but definitely not least Jesse Puente’s run at 34:20. Great stuff from the archives….
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.
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.”