16 thoughts on “Giannis Caternellis: Freestyler #109

  1. Today, it’s my birthday… 3rd of August 1983 I was born… And what a better present to give me BigE to share my progress with all of you flatland folks… Thank you so much Effraim for that gift and for your kind words… As always…

  2. Thanks G, appreciate that coming from you…Besides a great rider you prove that you have a big heart. It’s been a hard time for me but time can fix everything… For sure. Keep pushing as you only wish…

    • I was never gone man!! Ha! Thank you Scott for your support… Since your first edit on flatmatters I always had an eye on you… And you know… Somehow you gave me hope that I could ride until your age… and beyond. No offense dude! Hahaha! Your are still young and way more fit than me that I’m 37…

        • Just came home from a 4 hour session and feels like I’m alive… What a feeling… Scott believe me right now you are more fit than me. I took 10 kilos in this 7 months hiatus… Beers helped on that a lot! Ha! Stay positive and anything is possible… Couldn’t agree more with you my man…

    • Cheers Maxime thanks for the props and I also hope to ride again together. I think we rode in Circle of cow 2008 am I right??

        • Merci Maxime! Yeah Greece is beautiful… and covid free! The weather is perfect you will love it. See you anytime to session… Keep riding hard!

  3. Much to like Giannis. So much that l can’t recall it all, but l love how you get into the messiah, no handed & into cliff hanger. The no handed crack to steam no handed l think. I also love your upside variations. Happy birthday & l look forward to seeing more.

  4. Thank you mate for liking and for your wishes. These are new stuff but from last year… I just put my own twist in classic moves and connect them with kind of signature image. At the moment I’m learning some new tricks… Yesterday I pulled a cross footed hitchhiker twist variation a la Dylan Worley but using my bearings for barends and called that new move Timesaver inspired by Martti and his new product. Might used it on my next edit…

  5. Switch hand hang five , BIKE switch to switch elephant glide …THEN ….body varial / frame whip to left cross Cobain , rolling the Cobain …switching hands to a staple gun roll , back side pivot / flip to a switch hand steam pivot exit ! Lung roll turbine , pivot to a QUICK single kick junk yard , dumped to cross ice cream , body varial to stick -b , turn around / switch to backwards ice cream , rope exit ! Forward rope death truck , coming out to lard roll …….THEN I noticed …..WAIT , his seat post is LOWERED during THIS line ! Hmmmmmm…..and BAM !! You switched to a SEAT stance backwards rocket !!!! Ive been studying your edit for a WEEK now , watching it before , after work , etc ,etc ……Gotta say , campeon …….when you stated that you have been riding with your MIND , recovering from your injury , MONTHS off your bike ……when I saw ya had dropped EDIT 109 , I was thinking it was gonna be REALLY great……..BUT this edit is MORE than great……its friggin SLLLLLAAAAAMMMMED DOWN with AGAIN some of your most AGGRO combos !! SALUD , Giannis ! Damn , Im STOKED on this………I mean the FIRST cliffhanger one handed bar flip to spinning pumping cliffhanger , THAT pretty much started the pace for a SUPERB new edit . Fire hydrant , butter slip , in front of the bars , front yard , butter slip BACK to fire hydrant !!! SO dope , now THATS how ya UNLEASH some HAMMERS using a double front brake , reminds me of some Simon Obrien , Paul Osicka flavor , and THATS a GOOD thing !! Inside circle switch hand / foot staple gun roll , pivot / switch to side yard , KEEP boomeranging all the way around to elephant glide , on to half packer , BUT …..PEDAL grab style …..LOVED that !! I STRAIN with half packers…….just doing em the REGULAR way , hahahaha…….Im a CAGA PALO type flatlander , haha !! Inside tea kettle , bar flip out , turbine ….IMMEDIATELY stepping over to a wheelchair , bar flipping the bar outside back to wheelchair , flipping out AGAIN to fire hydrant exit !! , technical , and SO quick …..ya could miss it , if ya dont have a trained eye ! Karl , butter slip to side packer …..THEN ….I dig THIS lil part ….step BACK to a switch tea kettle , reach over , bar flip / turbine to a switch hand steam ! Another specific detail that you dont see coming . The cyclone STAAAAAALLLLLL , back side whip to side yard ,caught me off guard …..just like the no handed crack packer , reach down with ONE hand , boomerang , meeting the seat to a left cross Cobain , Dave duster exit !!! Too SLLLLAAAAAMMMED , gotta say it AGAIN , Giannis !! EPISODE 109 ! 109 ! Even after NOT riding your bike for OVER 6 MONTHS………ya STILL jumped right back in the bmx flatland game , slinging HAMMER lines . Well done , hermano , CHEERS to you ,and KEEP shredding ! Really , really AMMMMPED on this new edit ………SO many things Im digging about it………..

    • Gracias campeon, your description alone seems better than the riding itself! Really I enjoy how you detail every link… In fact, I search on my camera lots of hours to pick a whole different type of switches and from every Era of flatland.. Old, mid, new school… I’m very motivated at the moment. Riding everyday again after a 7 month nightmare is such a relief… Still using the dual front brake setup and the possibilities are endless… As you mentioned cabrone Simon Obrien and Paul Osicka are a big influence on my riding… The second line looks like a move Paul did in standard country and 3rd line of this edit is a hoola hoop that Simon uses a lot… I think Chase did them first in dorkin not sure. Your Vast combo in your private garage hermano give me hope that soon I could jump on my bike again soon… The doctor said back in February that my knee needs surgery but because of Corona virus the small surgeries have stopped and couldn’t did anything… Then summer came and I worked overtime so I did nothing with hospital and stuff… At the moment I ride with a knee pad and be careful as possible… My knee has no liquid now as I don’t step on stairs with that leg and I don’t kneel… I keep on learning new tricks again on a daily and I still have 700 new combos filmed already on my camera… Best of those I’ll use them on next edits. Rodney my man you are an unsung hero to me of flatland freestyle… You deserve every props out there for your kindness and love for the sport and I don’t see that very often… Having said that to George Manos for having a big heart and expressing his thoughts in the comments to other fellow riders, you too give props to everyone is stepping up or you like it’s riding which is a sign of your unique character. Let alone the knowledge you have in flatland and your vocabulary in the name of tricks… Your are awesome on and off your bike amigo… Salut you sir and the only promise I can give is to keep freestylers coming as you only wish king Rodney…me too can’t wait for your next edit…

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