It’s been a few weeks, so lets make this a good one from the archives. Let’s go back to 1988, and some rad footage from the Pro Class at the 88 AFA Masters in Carson, California featuring Dennis McCoy, Martin Aparijo, Woody Itson, Chris Lashua and more.
Last night I came across this gem from the archives after a post from Brett Downs on social media caught my attention and I am so glad I sat down to watch this one.
This video highlights the best in BMX Freestyle from 1988 – 1991. Including flatland, ramps and dirt, this video has it all. Appearances by: Mat Hoffman (900 Air), Dennis McCoy and especially the double backwards whiplash to funky chicken I have wanted to see for years at the 23:24 mark!), Josh White, Dino DeLuca, Perry Mervar, Rick Moliterno, Bill Neumann, Joe Gruttola, Danny Meng, Bill Nitschke, Steve Swope, Rick Thorne, Leo Chen, Pete Brandt, Brett Foster, Joe Johnson and the Team Hip Tricks crew.
What a week here on Flatmattersonline, so many amazing edits and also some great stuff from the flatland archives. And today, we have another belter from Adam Guild. I recall having a video tape of this contest back in the day from Armen Djerrahian, anyway today it is great to see all this footage together from the 1993 Shimersville, PA BS Contest featuring Brian Tunney, Bill Nitschke, Gabe Weed, Dennis McCoy, Chad Degroot, and Chase Gouin. Thank you Adam for the upload and trip down memory lane…
On the last day at Battle in the Rockies, it was awesome to get two riding sessions in with one of my childhood heroes, Bill Neumann. One of the smoothest cats to ever do this flatland thing we all love. On the way back to the McGraw residence, I caught up with Bill to talk about his roots in riding, his consistency, dropping the hitchhiker at the same contest as Kevin Jones, the Riders Brand. We also discuss beating Dennis McCoy back in the day, quitting riding and getting back into it and a whole lot more. Hope you all enjoy this as much as I did interviewing him.
Loving all the old footage coming out from the archives, hit play for a great trip down memory lane from the Round 1 Bicycle Stunts Contest back in January 1992 that took place at Jeff Phillips Skatepark in Dallas, Texas. Featuring: Dennis McCoy, Chase Gouin, Steve Roy, Bill Nitchske, Jason Brown (RIP), Jesse Puente. Thanks Snakebite for this one!
Filmed by Cullen McMorrow.
Edit by Paul Covey.
Plenty of good footage from the archives, and particularly out of khelagger! Whoever you are, thank you for the regular uploads. Today we have some great footage from the Dallas Hoffman Bicycle Stunt contest in 1992 that took place at the Jeff Phillips Skatepark. Featuring great riding from the likes of Mark Hilson, Andrew Arroyo, Dennis McCoy, Chase Gouin, Bill Nitschke, Steve Roy, Jesse Puente.
Another day, another great upload from the archives from khelagger. Today we have some run footage from the Make A Wish Foundation Contest 1989 with Pete Brandt, Danny Meng, Chris Poulos, Ross Smith, Dennis McCoy, and Josh Marsele. Great upload, thank you khelagger whoever you are!
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!
Scott Breithaupt and Ron Stebanne host the 1987 AFA Masters Finals show for this weeks OSS, featuring great contest footage for all you old school heads from the likes of Dennis McCoy, Martin Aparijo, RL Osborn and much more. Classic!
Check out this blast from the past from the AFA Freestyle Masters 1987 featuring some great riding from RL Osborn, Dennis McCoy and Martin Aparijo. The commentary is classic old school! Enjoy these trips down memory lane!