Catching Up with Bill Nitschke

Each one of these Catching Up interviews i’m enjoying more and more. Next up was the turn of the man who invented the Whopper, and the man who has more energy than anyone I have ever met, ladies and gentlemen here is the Bill Nitschke Interview!

1:36: Introduction

2:13: Growing up riding in the AFA contests.

4:33: Meeting up with Todd Carter in the Ohio scene.

5:16: How did Bill get into flatland?

7:20: What shaped Bill’s riding, his presence on the contest floor is unreal to watch live!

10:43: Inventing the whopper, and tells the story and what went down?

15:58: Spike Jonze shooting the whopper.

16:34: Favourite memories from competing?

17:37: Being the first person to do a tail whip over a set of doubles on dirt.

21:54: Getting involved in Standrad Bykes.

24:29: Leaving Standard Bykes and getting picked up by Homeless and starting Indy Industries.

27:26: Always keeping riding despite being burnt on contests.

28:07 Contests taking a back seat and becoming more show riding oriented.

29:36: The return of the AFA contests bringing Bill back to the contest scene.

32:34: Hitting the biggest Whopper I’ve ever seen at Battle in Rockies 2017 and the aura he sets when he rides in a contest.

35:50: How does competing in Battle format contests go for Bill Nitschke, all that stop start style?

39:45: Plans for 2018.

42:22: Final thanks.

Lookback: September 2015 – Flatmattersonline 2015 Year end awards

September is always one of the busiest months of the year, and this year was absolutely off the chart. Take a check through my highlights and you will see what I mean!


September 4th will be remembered for Martti Kuoppa’s, 10 Stemlashes! You can always count on the boss to raise the stakes, as if this isn’t enough the description hints of a return to KGB? Great news! Someone looks like they are ready for flatark…

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