Repo: UK Flatland Champs / Dreamlands Kent

Text: Effraim.
Photography: Jim Cossey.

Round 1 of the 2018 UK Flatland Championships took place last weekend in Margate, Kent. Margate is a seaside town about an hour and half from central London for all of you reading this outside of the UK. Matti Hemmings once again is the man behind making the event happen, this year a different location and a better set up. Dreamlands, an amusement park smack on Margate seafront which somewhat bizarrely to me, goes in land rather than out towards the sea, two years ago we sat on the seafront having fish n chips after the Wheels and Finns festival and wondered what Dreamlands was. A great use of space and in terms of planning, this place is epic. You wouldn’t know this amusement park was even there, if you drive along the seafront road.

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AFA Round 3 PRO Runs Unedited – Huntington Beach, CA 2018

Shawn White of Bizhouse fame came through with the full runs from the AFA Round 3 in Huntington Beach, California! Just over two hours of unedited contest footage, you can watch the top three runs listed below with the timings:

Jean William Prevost: 157:45.
Matthias Dandois:139:15
Pete Brandt: 127:46

Old School Sundays with Pete Brandt

Absolute no brainer for some Old School Sunday love today, the AFA returned to California this weekend and Pete Brandt got third in the Pro Class with a flawless first run. If you didn’t already know Pete has been in the game for years, check out this run from the 1989 AFA Masters in LA! Nothing but respect for this dude!

Jean William Prevost wins AFA Round 3 in Huntington Beach, California

Waking up this morning to my social media full of the AFA contest series returning to California. Congratulations to Jean William Prevost who took first place followed by Matthias Dandois and Nor Cal flatland legend Pete Brandt rounding out the podium. Ed Jolie took the win in Expert, Robert Castillo took the Olds Cool class and Alex Lim first place in Novice. Great to see a flatland event return to its home, California with the Chairman, Martin Aparijo handing out the trophies.

Novice Class
1. Alex Lim
2. Ken Kitley
3. Coda McGraw
4. Derek Chamberlin
5. Ace De Chef

Old’s Cool
1. Robert Castillo
2. Dan Hubbard
3. Gary Knecht
4. Jorge Luziaga
5. Lance Lyons
6. Tricky Styler
7. Robert Reilly
8. J.P. Maksimo
9. Gary Clark
10. Shawn White
11. Dan Hull
12. Anthony Yourgulez

Expert Class
1. Ed Jodie
2. Trevor Watring
3. Jason Rideout
4. Sean Porter
5. Taz Deville

Pro Class
1. Jean William Prevóst
2. Matthias Dandois
3. Pete Brandt
4. Austin Luberda
5. Will Redd
6. James McGraw
7. Bobby Burge
8. Art Thomason
9. Ruben Castillo
10. Gabe Weed
11. Frank Ruiz
12. Nikola Olic
13. Bryan Huffman
14. Dave Nourie
15. Todd Carter
16. Koit McIntyre