Text: Effraim. Photos: Effraim and Matti Hemmings.
Day 1 of the Wheels and Finns today in Joss Bay, Kent for the UK Flatland Championships organised by Matti Hemmings and myself. Matti was already on site a day earlier to check everything was running according to plan. I made the trip over to Broadstairs via London on the train, the weather was not looking too good on route.
Plenty to look forward to here in the UK for 2017! Peep this slick short teaser Matti Hemmings helped put together from Round 2 featuring winner Dominik Nekolny, James White, Phil Dolan, Andy Hale, Francisco Pekeno, Dino Jeffers and more.
Nothing but good vibes this past weekend at the UK Flatland Championships in Birmingham. I made the trip up by train on the Friday, with just one change at Southampton, the train is on the doorstep to the Birmingham NEC venue.
When I arrived Matti was already dialled in with banners set up, PA ready, just the floor to clean again, and judging sheets to organise which I was one of my jobs to do. I’m still injured so I watched as Matti, TGM Maz and Chris Brook enjoyed an empty floor. Mario wanted to arrive early and get used to the fast floor, and even learnt a nice new line, flail boomerang to hang 5, looking forward to seeing how he develops that move. in the future. Chris coasted no footed manuals across the floor with ease and Matti who was suffering with a bad back was working on stemrollers.
Text: Effraim. Photography: Effraim and Ged McConville.
Like everyone when the iBMXff World Championships were announced a few months back, I thought “Where the hell is Flatland?”, there were various trains of thoughts from most of the flatland community, but it seemed summed up with “it’s not the worlds without flatland”, emails went back and forth. If I am being honest, I didn’t think Flatland would be included with budgets and all….
Takahiro Ikeda, Xft no handed straddle time machine on his way to a huge second place.
The Uk Flatland Championships coverage continues today with this nice edit by Dino Jeffers featuring organiser Matti Hemmings, some flatland workshop footage and a whole bunch of AM contest footage featuring the likes of Aran Gillian, Dino Jeffers, Johann Chan, Reese Thompson, Nathan Dean, Pinoski, Ashley Adams and more, enjoy this one!
Bruno Zebu and William Phatyi made the long trip out to Europe from Brazil to visit friends, Misael S Mizo & Lucas Santos in Northern Ireland, during their time in N.I they travelled the country and hit up Dino Jeffers contest in Belfast, hit play! Looking forward to Part 2 already!