Omari Cato sent this one in, low on views and definitely needs more love. As we all know the Japanese scene rules, quality riding from the likes of Benjamin Hudson, Dez Maarsen, Joel Schallhorn, Masato Ito, Takumi Isogai and many more at the Spaceark Jam in Kobe, Japan.
Grab a cuppa and sit down and enjoy this amazing lost footage from the 2015 Battle in the Rockies contest, featuring Martti Kuoppa, Will Redd, Michael Shao, Pete Brandt, Joel Schallhorn, Bo Wade, Andy Cooper, John Yull, Moto Sasaki, Jason Plourde, Jean William Prevost, James McGraw, and many more!
Yesterday was my first full day in the US, this year we are around an hour away from where the contest is at in Denver at James Mcgraw’s house in Monument, Colorado.
The first part of the day was taken up with airport pick ups, Michael Sommer, Moto Sasaki and Martti Kuoppa all arrived, during the evening we headed for a fun session at James’ Tintadome riding spot which his workplace during the day, riding spot during the night. My body clock was screaming bedtime, so I decided to take the time to shoot some photographs.
If you are following flatmatters on instagram, you will have also seen the distraction training video with James McGraw taking out Joe Cicman with a roll of paper towel, myself, Moto, Michael and Moto were all adjusting to the time change so it was pretty chilled and a good time hanging out and joking with all the riders, check out the photos I shot.
Thanks to Joel Schallhorn for the use of his camera. Today we had to Evolve skatepark in Denver for jam day. Check out a selection of photos I shot below that I feel some up the day quite well! Once again like last year, the vibe is great between the riders, looking forward to riding today! Stay tuned for more updates on FM!
Joel Schallhorn is back from China and met up with Brian Gavagan Aka “yellow” and James McGraw today for a session. Hit play for a few clips of some things that went down in Beautiful Colorado today, plus James’ commentary after every ride out.
Joe Cicman just uploaded the Guru Jam Pro highlights from 4th down to 13th, check out the runs right here!
If you missed my Guru jam repo – hit the link below:
Check out this great edit from Joel Schallhorn, lot of good stuff in this one. Standouts for me were the stem boomerang at 00:18, the xft halfhiker pivot to steam at 1:15, take a look for yourself!
Joel for sure has a unique riding style, here he mixes a lil flat/street style in this experimental sessions edit! It looks like the seat manual is making a comeback recently!