This week we go back to 1987, and pivotal moment in the history of flatland. Kevin Jones and his AFA Masters run in 19 & Over Expert from Austin, Texas dropping the puppet, the crank-a-roni, elephant glide and gliding locomotive in his run , not to mention the way the run is linked together. Game changer!
Plenty of talk in the comments section this week about the godfather of flatland, Kevin Jones. And its been a while since an Old School Sundays update, so lets get back to it with the main man himself.
The last Old School Sundays of the year, let’s make it a good one! Great footage from the BMX archives by khelagger, featuring a Skyway Show with Kevin Jones and some Austin Texas 1988 footage of Gerry Smith and John Huddleston. At 30 minutes long I realise new school heads won’t watch this, although I will say you will learn a thing or two if you do…
Roll back to 1988, Kevin Jones rolls onto the contest floor and drops all these new tricks that he created. You can feel the excitement within the bleachers on everything he does, and in light of the AFA returning to Tucson, Arizona this weekend I had to share this great run from the man himself.
With the godfather of flatland, Kevin Jones celebrating his birthday this week. It’s only right that OSS this week goes to man who changed flatland forever. Check out his run from the AFA Masters in Ohio, 1987.
It is always a treat to see old footage of the man, Kevin Jones competing! Check out this nice run from the Ohio AFA in 1987, Jones on Skyway at this point! I’m off to enjoy the Barcelona sunshine…
This weeks OSS is dedicated to the one and only, Kevin Jones check out his 1st place run from the 19 & over Expert flatland at the 1987 AFA Masters in Wayne, NY.
Thanks to Matthew Dyer sending in this OSS treat from 1987. The US Skyway team featuring Jones, Freeman and Hoffman busting out at Charlie’s bike shop.