Chris Carter just sent this this rad blast from the past, open practise from the 1999 King of Concrete at Southsea Skatepark featuring the likes of Alex Jumelin, Martti Kuoppa, Michael Sommer, Gernot Ibounig, (myself) Effraim Catlow, Sam Foakes, Lee Musselwhite, Chris Carter,James Needham, and so many more riders. As you will see, the sessions were so busy!
This weeks TBT is dedicated to the Carhartt flatland jam that went down at the Jugendpark in Koln, Germany. Featuring so much amazing riding still to this day from the likes of Hiroya Morizaki, James White, Phil Dolan, Alexis Desolneux, yours truly Effraim Catlow, Chad Degroot, Lee Musselwhite, Matti Rose, Frank Lucas, Michael Sommer, Michael Steingraeber and many more., Throwback gold today on Flatmattersonline this morning. I took a lot out of watching this one back and sure you will do too!
Happy birthday to Viki Gomez, this weeks TBT is dedicated to Viki. The Red Bull Circle of Balance in Tokyo, Japan went off. Stew Johnston flew out to Japan to document the event for Props Video magazine, this section still rules to this day. So much good riding, you don’t want to sleep on this one!
Kicking off Saturday’s posts, with another flashback from 1999. This time the World Championships in Madrid, Spain featuring Jimmy Petitet,Michael Sommer, Andrew Faris, Jason Brown, Phil Dolan, Nathan Penonzek.
Just came across this “Pro’s do Amsterdam” edit from Flatground VI that I haven’t watched in years. Featuring great riding from the likes of Matthias Dandois, Shintaro Misawa, Hiroya Morizaki, Justin Miller, Raphael Chiquet, York Uno, Thomas Noyer, Seppl, Michael Sommer, good times in A’dam!
The Carhartt jams that went down at the Jugendpark in Cologne, Germany are widely regarded amongst many pros I have talked to over the years as one of the most memorable contests! Lets go back to 2003, and this sick edit featuring Martti Kuoppa, Viki Gomez, Frank Lukas, Ryoji Yamamoto, Michael Sommer, Matti Röse, and Phil Dolan.
It was great to see the Dutch flatland scene hosting events a few weeks back over in Amsterdam. For this weeks throwback thursdays lets go back to 2004, and one of the biggest flatland contests of perhaps all time, the Braun Flatground! Featuring amazing riding from Matti Rose, Alex Jumelin, Martti Kuoppa, Ryoji Yamamoto, Michael Sommer, Frank Lucas, Michael Steingraeber, Viki Gomez, Jeff Desroche 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!