Flat Snitches is back!
During the lockdown, plenty of time to kill and come up with ideas. Using Zoom started to become a weekly occurrence in work, and daily life, so why not use it for Flatmattersonline!
The subject of episode 5 features my co-host for Flat Snitches, Pete Brandt and the Crackpacker.
Chad Johnston, of Intrikat fame was the first to document Pete’s riding for us all worldwide, it only made sense to get in contact with Chad and include him in this episode.
Chad drops some amazing historical knowledge, and Aaron Frost joins in the episode too. We had a lot of fun on this call, the line dropped out a few times so apologises for that. You can check the time stamps on the video to skip to the parts you are interested in!
And remember kids, it’s a crackpacker not a wheelchair! Grab a cuppa and get educated.
Big thanks to Pete, Chad and Aaron for this episode!
00:00 Flat Snitches intro.
00:47 Introduction to the show.
1:36 What is a crackpacker.
2:41 When did Pete create the crackpacker.
3:49 Where were you when you created the trick.
4:45 When was the first time anyone saw the crackpacker.
6:01 Chad’s recalling filming the crackpacker for the first time & Reali-TV 1.
6:38 Chad’s fondest memory filming the section with Pete & Eric E.
7:06 Chad recalling how groundbreaking the riding was for time period.
7:30 Aaron talks about the emergence of West Coast riders…
8:44 Effraim ordering Reali-TV via the post.
11:00 Chad capturing the feel of the West Coast.
11:22 When Pete first drop the crackpacker in a contest.
12:00 When did Chad first meet Pete, Chad in leathers..
15:13 When time Chad and Pete saw the Crackpacker being copied.
18:04 Variations on the crackpacker.
19:34 Inventing the crackhanger, europeans calling it a coathanger.
23:06 Why did you call the trick a crackpacker.
24:11 Hayward and San Mateo stories.
26:16 Chad recalls his time in SF filming Reali-TV.
27:01 Chad driving back to SF for one trick.
28:01 Chad learning from Pete’s dedication.
28:31 Variations of the Crackpacker other people have done.
32:51 Is Chad still filming? Security Guard stories.
41:19 Scuff into crackpacker to learn it?
Stewart Johnston, Props Video Magazine.
In confinement, it is amazing what creative minds can come up with. Aaron Frost hit me up with this “Living Room” edit he dropped in January 2007. The ender, backwards hitch pivot to x-fted backpacker pivot to hitch stands up today, and theres also a while of other crazy switches. All performed in Aaron’s Living Room, a timely edit to watch right now!
I am sure I write this every time I review a video, I feel it’s important to say it without trying to sound like a broken record. It really is a brave move to make an online video these days, especially if you are charging for it online. It’s quite common in skateboarding, but hasn’t filtered over to flatland really.
Landscapes 3 comes in at 1 hour 12 minutes long, I can’t even imagine how much working time that is for the creator, Stewart Munro putting all the pieces together, selecting riders going back and forth with riders gathering footage, picking the music to fit each rider, the list goes on.
Landscapes 3 is available to download right now (link below), full length flatland videos are a rarity these days. Today is a good day, props to Stewart Munro for making this happen yet again. Look out for a review shortly.
“Landscapes 3 is a new full-length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world featuring Aaron Frost, Chris Vasileiou, Erin Fricke, Keelan Phillips, Keita Uchino, Kio Hayakawa, Masato Ito, Mates Tuček, Mateus Beckmann, Nick Watts, Steven Hearn, Varo Hernandez, Shinichi Kib, Thomas Deschenaux, and Simon O’Brien.”
Today we have a Must Watch treat from Simon O’Brien and Stewart Munro, thanks Stewart for this exclusive!
““Landscapes 3” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Aaron Frost, Chris Vasileiou, Erin Fricke, Keelan Phillips, Keita Uchino,
Kio Hayakawa (fresh on Colony), Masato Ito, Mates Tuček (look out for his clip!), Thomas Deschenaux, Mateus Beckmann, Nick Watts, Steven Hearn (great to see Steven back), Varo Hernandez, Shinichi Kiba and Simon O’Brien (that opening backwards halfpacker kickflip line is no joke!).”
For this week’s Throwback I go back to 2003 and this amazing inTRIKat Land Escape: B (United Soil) segment that features Aaron Frost, Pete Brandt, Ed Nassbaum, Brandon Fenton, Stephan Cerra, Viki Gomez, Martti Kuoppa, and Simon O’Brien! This is still to this day, so good. Don’t sleep on this!
Another day, another great video from the archives. Jeff Desroche’s Vibe 5 video from 2002, featuring great contest footage from the Toronto contest, and Florida CFB. So much good riding from the likes of Viki Gomez, Aaron Frost, Jeff Desroche, Dane Beardsley, Terry Adams, Ed Nussbaum, Phil Dolan, Cory Stratychuk and many more. It’s well worth sitting down and enjoying this one! Thanks Claybom for the upload.
Great vibes coming from the scene in Texas. Take this King of Slab jam as a small example. Diego Tejada invites the Austin crew over to San Antonio for the day, Diego teams up with some BMXers, they put on a jam, hold a lil contest. Good times!