Just got the official word that this year’s Flatark competition will go down in Kobe, Japan a little later than usual, November 3-5th are the dates. Book your trip now to what is widely regarded as one of the best events of the year!
Gabe Weed just celebrated his 43rd birthday in style in Huntington Beach, California. Hit play for plenty of awesome clips filmed at the legendary beach car park riding spot right on the Pacific Ocean. Especially loved the spinning two footed pedal forward death truck pedal overtaker out at around the 3:11! Belated Happy birthday Gabe!
In this day and age of instagram and social media, footage can often get whored out and it doesn’t get the respect it deserves.
Sitting on footage is always a tough one, and I have respect for anyone that can do it until they are happy enough to release their footage with that fear that someone will drop what they have been working on for however long. I am sure you all reading this as flatlanders will know exactly what I am talking about. I don’t have the exact timeline, but I would say Scott has been collecting clips for at least the last year and half working on his “Decade Anthology” part, it is also easy to dismiss this as just decades, when you look deeper there is a lot more going on than just one technique.
With that said, the wait is almost over for the final part that I have been itching to see over the past year. Teaser 3 does not disappoint, infact it begs the question what the hell does he drop in the final part?
Personal Standouts for me:
The opening fire hydrant triple decade with brakes (00:33), and brakeless version at 1:22, the opposite fire hydrant double decade again brakes and brakes versions at 00:39 and 1:16. The multiple upside down decade line is executed perfectly at 1:40, not to mention the fire hydrant brakeless triple decade at 1:22 begs the question is Scott sitting on a quad?!
Hell of a lot of skill an effort has gone into perfecting the skills you just witnessed, respect to Scott Powell for this one! Hitting the replay, I forget to mention the Applecrate to peg to decade without touching the frame, I recall only ever seeing one other person do that, RIP Paul Palmer. Aside from the tricks, this is really well put together, hitting the rewind. What a great start to the week!!
Congratulations to Alex Jumelin who just won the 2017 Astrolabe contest in Northern France, followed on the podium by Matthias Dandois and Thomas Noyer. If anyone has the full results, please send them in. Hopefully some video soon from what is always a good contest.
It is always a good day when the prolific Giannis Caternellis drops a new edit! And today we have an amazing new “Originalidade #6 Part 2” edit for you all to get your teeth into! Loved the one handed back hops to one handed overtaker at around the 00:45 mark, this definitely worth your time to watch!
Today marks the anniversary of Neil Ruffell sadly passing away, so it seems only right to me to dedicate this weeks Old School Sundays to the man himself. Enjoy this blast from the past, the 1985 Kelloggs head to head battle Neil vs Ron Wilkerson.
I am sure many of you reading this, have already seen the sad news that Yohei Uchino shared yesterday. Seiji Sakata has been diagnosed with liver cancer, read on to see what Ucchie had to say, and show your support to Seji! Stay Strong!
“To all riders in the world(Please share)
Our long time friend Seiji Sakata who Wowed the world with a dynamic no-break riding style from 2002 to 2006, was recently diagnosed with liver cancer..
When he went to see a doctor for the first time, the cancer was already as big as 2/3 of his liver and told that the chance of survival was only low%..
Obviously low% chance of survival was a very devastating news to him but he is fighting his battle right now!
When you talk about a difficult situation with Seiji, he always had a way to find a breakthrough and won many contests in the past so I’m sure he can overcome this life threatening challenge against him with a support of fellow riders and friends.
I’m not talking about a miracle but I’m believing in his strength!
So what I would like to ask all of you international friends, is to send him a message to tell him that he is not alone.
Please find “Seiji Sakata” on Facebook and send your words to him so he can fight the battle with you!