When you look back at all Chad Johnston has done for flatland and the riders that featured and made their names on his videos, the man deserves some kind of award. This morning I started watching Intrikat Blend again for the first time in a while and it immediately took me back to that era of riding, with amazing riding from Martti Kuoppa, Ross Smith, Phil Dolan, Andrew Arroyo, Jesse Puente, Matt Ward, Ed Nussbaum, and Chad himself. The whole video flows like a mixtape, I would urge you to watch the whole thing, inspiration. Thank you Chad for everything you have done for the flatland culture if you are reading this.
The 27th annual York jam is going down today in York, Pennsylvania. Seems like as good a time as any to post this York Jam edit from 1994. Featuring amazing riding from the likes of Ross Smith, Edgar Plascenia, Paul Palmer, Paul Osicka, Richard Zabzdyr (RIP) and many more from this legendary event. Well worth a watch!
For this weeks OSS we go back to a great video from the Hickman brothers, “Hardcore radness 2”, thanks to Kurt Schmidt for uploading a segment of this featuring some great footage from the Make A Wish contest in Virginia with the likes of Pete Brandt in his O-zone days, Ross Smith, Josh Marsele, Tyson Godfrey, Danny Meng, and many more. I feel like this contest and period of time bridged the gap between old/mid school.
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!
Jam Circles seem to be a thing of the past, love the feel of this Woodhaven AFA Contest Jam Circle edit with tons of good riding from the likes of John Huddleston, Jay Jones, Craig LePage, Ross Smith, Mark Mckee, Hamid Rashidzada and more.
A nice treat today from Adam Guild! Doses Origins is now online with great footage from 1987 through to 1996 (with some previously seen footage) featuring Jay Jones, Adam Guild, Mike Wilson, Brian Tunney, Adam Stack, Phil Hough, Will Abrahms, and Ross Smith. Really enjoyed watching this today!
For this weeks Throwback, we go back 21 years to 1994! And Props Issue 3, Claybom24 made this great mix of the flatland footage in that issue. Amazing footage from the BS contest in Kansas, Paul Osicka Interview, and 94′ York Jam that is sadly remembered for Edgar Plascencia and Richard Zabzdyr being involved in a serious car crash on the way home to California from York, PA, Richard lost his life. RIP, Richard Zabzdyr.
NBD? I’m not sure, I do hear from various sources that Ross Smith did a clean backwards double decade at a Chicago Bicycle Stunt contest at Scrap during a jam session (anyone have any footage?) What I do know is that some tricks stand the test of time, in 2015 the double backwards decade is still incredible and for the most part untouched! Much respect to Shinichiro Hara for getting this done, not to mention the backwards g-turn entry!
Since there wasn’t a JoMoPro contest this year in Joplin, Missouri…The Oklahoma locals decided to do the next best thing. The jam took place on May 3rd-5th. Ross Smith kills it!!!