Throwback Thursdays – Cory Fester / Battle in the Rockies Video Contest

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!

Africa BMX Flatland Expo 2019 Winners

Africa BMX Flatland Expo 2019 from Diversion TV on Vimeo.

Bobby Carter hosts the Africa BMX Flatland Expo, hit play and check out the winners. Results below. Good work Bobby and everyone involved!

Best Trick:
WINNER: @kobby_cross
COUNTRY: Ghana

Rider’s Favorite Video:
WINNER: @son_of_bike
COUNTRY: Ghana

Up & Coming riders:
WINNERS:
@hlonii_r
COUNTRY: South Africa

@kmerfreestyle
COUNTRY: Cameroon

@emmajoe1300
COUNTRY: Ghana

Prize packages provided by @heresybmx @decobmx @flatlandfuel @bmxdirectza @idclothing

Organizers/Judges:
@cheflatland
@bobbykimani
@joecicman
Bobby Burge

BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED THE EXPO AND SEE YOU ALL ON THE NEXT EPISODE in 2020!

Follow the Instagram account: @africabmxflatlandexpo

Old School Sundays with Gerry Smith

As it’s our 11th anniversary this week here on Flatmattersonline, I figured this weeks OSS would be dedicated to a run that helped inspire me during my younger years. This run from the 88 AFA Masters in Kansas was talked about for years and indeed we are still talking about here on FM in 2019. So ahead of the time, Gerry Smith! Hyped to watch this again this morning..

Must Watch – Dane Beardsley / that and this 2019

You can perhaps forgive me for thinking with winter hitting the “Must Watch” edits were done for 2019, but how wrong I was. Dane Beardsley, one of the most skilled and underrated riders out there in my opinion just dropped a hammer of an edit that has already made my day.

Dane’s riding always strikes a chord with me, whether it’s the thought that goes into the ride on, and ride outs, the clips riding dirt and street. You can just see he loves BMX! Anyone else feel that or just me…

From the first ride in I knew this was going to be good, great imagination on the 180 hop tp x-up smoothie lands cross handed which sets him up for the cross handed whiplash to hitchhiker whip and scuff to backwards cross handed double backwards hitch juggler into swivel boomerang to x-handed half lash position and out! The detail on the cross handed throughout was bang on, what a start!

Throw in a few trails clips, at what looks like his house! And that 360 after the last set is sweet, you can see what I am saying about Dane just loving being on the bike and enjoying all sides of BMX.

At 00:56, I am still only on my third watch and this line is definitely the hardest to describe. Dane goes from a switch handed one handed cyclone position without his foot on the back peg I might add with both wheel on the ground jump pivot to rolling lawn turbine mega spin straightens out to dump truck jump with same foot to ice cream (are you following this?) one kick to two footed backyard body varial jump landing backwards wheelie, quick half bar out! Insane jumps in this one and once again the creativity on the intro and outdo are amazing!

1:28: Multiple x-fted whiplashes shove-it one kick to multiple backwards whiplashes, perfect technique. Love this clip!

2:03, is the last line that is off the chart and no doubt years of craft to be doing this. Dump jump round to backwards rolling ice cream to rope then into backwards straddle come out opposite side g-roll to ice cream back regular rope back to straddle back opposite g-roll to ice cream jump to peg wheelie bar flip out! What an ender!

Top marks on this one from Dane Beardsley! Wow, hitting the rewind throughout the day on this one…