Enjoy this quick One Love teaser from the man himself, Darin Wright. Featuring Isaiah Jordan, Bill Nitschke, Bobby Carter, Jody Temple and Andrew Wickham. Excited to see the full edit from what looks like another amazing One Love jam!
We start the month of October with an amazing edit!!!
It feels like I have given out the Must Watch tag a lot recently, it’s already been quite a week for progressive edits and today Joe Cicman’s new Curriculum Vitae 2016 certainly lives up to the hype he’s thrown at it! Curriculum Vitae 2016 documents Joe’s progressive journey as he has pushed his riding month to month working on new ideas for the Master of Creativity confine contest.
The edit really builds from June, and the format quickly going month to month really makes this easy on the eye! Joe has really pushed the Jaffa Whip concept to new levels and the banger what Joe is calling the “Terradoom” at 2:17: a no handed crackpacker no handed jump to no handed backyard is absolutely bonkers and ballsy to say the least! I will stick my neck out and say that is one of the moves of the year so far! This left me wanting more, as all great edits do. Thank you Joe you just pushed flatland up a few notches!
Earlier today I said August was the busiest month of the month, I spoke to soon. Judging by the amount of pages I have to go through even topped August! Have you not voted yet? Check out what went down in September.
We started the month with a whole bunch of contest run footage from the Real City Spin contest, check out Yohei Uchino’s winning ride once again.
Photo: Danny Josa.
On the 6th, Congratulations to Matthias Dandois, who took the win at the FiseWorld contest last night in Denver, Colorado USA, followed by Adam Kun and Joris Bretagnolles.
After hanging out with Bill Nitschke last week in Colorado, I started digging for footage of the first time he dropped the whopper in a contest. And this contest Ride Flatland contest that took place on January 5th 1991 appears to be the first. Check this amazing section that appeared on inTRIKat’s RealiTV-2 that features a ton of good riding for the time: Jesse Puente who won this contest was the first to pull X-foot hitch-hikers, one at 02:24, invented the plastic man, coasting at 03:07, Junkyard to caboose at 6:08 and he turbines a halfpacker at 09:19. Perry Mervar Rolaid at 04:50 and the First whopper pulled at a flat comp by Bill Nitschke at 05:00, and more great riding from Chase Gouin, Dennis McCoy, Jason Hughes and many more!
The days are going so fast here, already on Day 3 out here for the Battle in the Rockies contest! Yesterday was by far the busiest day yet, the morning began with heading to the Tintadome to work on last minute tweaks for the event, finishing off trophies, visiting a few local bikeshops and so on.
My first full day in Colorado Springs yesterday was a good one, my body clock as expected woke me up at 6am, but a real treat to wake up to blue skies and 75 degrees temperatures, it sure beats the snow the previous two years here!
Yesterday I made the long trip out to the annual Battle in the Rockies contest this year being held in James Mcgraw’s hometown in beautiful Monument, Colorado. After a pretty smooth flight out to Denver, I was greeted by James telling me to held it right there, he wanted a photo of me above the immigration sign. It was a welcome sight after a long day travelling to already by greeted by a joking, hyperactive McGraw. Somethings never change, and perhaps they shouldn’t.
The trip from Denver to Colorado Springs is around an hour, I wanted to get a taste of America right away so we headed to what James called Donald Trump’s favourite restaurant “Five Guys”, and discussed the week ahead. Unlike previous years I have been here, there is no snow at the moment, and it’s 70 degrees, blue skies with amazing views of the rockies all around.
After dropping bags and stuff, we headed to James’ work aka the Tintadome where he also rides after opening hours. James got a session in, it was awesome to see what James is working on outside of his contest runs. I built my bike whilst we also waited for Bill Nitschke to arrive who funnily enough left at the exact same time of me 12:30 UK time, 8:30 his time, making the 1000 mile drive from Indianpolis. Pure beast mode!
I was lagging by the time Bill arrived, we grabbed a few beers and called it a night.
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With the AFA Round 3 contest going down in Houston, Texas this weekend. Let’s go back to 1989, and some practice footage from AFA Round 1 featuring the likes of Eric Emerson, Bill Nitschke (who won the Old School AFA class this weekend in Texas!), Bill Neumann and many more!
Fun edit of Bill Nitschke (inventor of the Whopper), riding around Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis hitting up different spots and busting out some classic Nitschke moves and style.
“There’s a lot of great 1991 flatland in this clip, but I’m going to focus on Bill Nitschke pulling the first Whopper (bunnyhop tailwhip) in a contest at 5:00.”
The FreestyleBMX tales blog take you back to 1991, hit the link for the juice.