Vans announce the Matthias Dandois signature shoe!

Huge news today from Chengdu, China. Vans have just announced the signature Matthias Dandois Vans shoe. Is this the first signature flatland shoe?

I just got a first look here in the UCI flatland area, there’s a nice flatland specific detail to this shoe. A small protective area in the middle of the shoe to protect your foot against the fork. The black and pink colourway is dope, stoked for Matthias and flatland on this one. Well deserved!

Old School Sundays – 1987 AFA Masters, Columbus Ohio, 14-15 Expert Flatland

Brandon Woldridge got in contact with an Old School gem for the weeks OSS! There are some big legendary moments in the history of flatland right here, including several potential Contest NBDs in this footage.
0:00 – Eric Evans (13 & under)
4:55 – CHASE GOUIN (!!!)
10:15 – Aaron Dull (was this the first contest Stick-B? , funky chicken whips and spinning front yard?)
14:30: Danny Meng, backwards infinity roll to cherrypicker. Early development in pivoting technique.
15:30 – Bill Neumann, pedalling pedal picker to open the run.
18:11 – David Fox (was this the first contest forward Karl Kruzer?)
24:14 – Park Carter.
26:55 – Trevor Hernandez.
32:37 – Derek Schott (was this the first contest Rollaid?).

Great atmosphere at this contest to boot, who was at this contest reading this. Lets discuss this huge part of history in the comments section.

Fise “Battle of the Champions” Photo Gallery by Chad Degroot

Chad Degroot kindly sent in a whole bunch of photographs from the recent Fise “Battle of the Champions” event in Saudi Arabia. Scroll through below:

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AFA Round 1 Unedited Runs – Huntington Beach, CA

Just like last year, you can count on Mr Bizhouse himself, Shawn White to come up with the goods once again from the AFA Round 1 contest in Huntington Beach, CA. I’ve highlighted both of the top three runs from Dub, Kevin Nikulski and James McGraw, when you got time you can sit through and watch the whole event go down. Thanks Shawn for covering this for us all!

Jean William Prevost: 1:07 – 25:14.
Kevin Nikuski: 1:04:20 – 1:25:27
James McGraw: 9:04 – 33:12.

Featuring Pros:
Jean William Prevóst
Todd Carter
James McGraw
Joel Moody
Frank Ruiz
Bryan Huffman
Brian Tunney
Gabe Weed
Ahmed Johnson
Bo Wade
Kevin Nikulski