I would like to begin this edition of New Breed with a short story About what Flatland is to me. In 1998 Myself and Andy Cooper were commited to attending every ESPN contest that year. Needless to say there where many hours spent practicing the same links over and over, as a result my contest placings were consistent, however my progression had slowed a great deal. It was during this time that I was sessioning in large part totally alone, in front my then home. One day I was running through my links for an upcoming contest and all of the sudden I thought, hey, It would be cool if I did a no-footed wheelie straight to death truck. So I gave it an attempt and stomped it first try. As I sat there in the hot Indy summer sun, I realized I couldn’t quit smiling. There was nobody around to see my accomplishment. I was all alone, and happy and content as I’ve ever been. It was at this time that I realized my true love of Flatland. Flatland is me, and I am Flatland, Joe.