The archive keep coming, another great blast from the past today that many of you might have seen but need to. Shane Neville did an amazing job with Flatland Manifesto, issue 1 has great coverage from the La Revolution contest in Toronto, Houston Texas scene repo, Art Thomason, How to pinky squeak with Cory Stratychuk, and a amazing Anaheim B3 contest edit: look out for the xft hitch backwards backpacker line from Martti Kuoppa at 32:34 mark that just keeps going. 16 years later this still rules!
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.
For this weeks throwback we go back 2001, and this amazing Flatland Manifesto KOG Finals edit featuring Mike S, Viki Gomez, Yammer, Akira Okamura, Shintaro Misawa, Hiroya Morizaki and many more, so many styles! Definitely worth a watch!
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!
I’ve truly been waiting for Infinite Pieces to be online for years, and today is great day! Stop what you are doing, grab a cuppa and enjoy this classic from 2000 by Chad Johnston. Featuring: Martti Kuoppa, Matt Wilhelm, Nathan Penonzek, Terry Adams, Chad Johnston, Morisake Hiroya, Kotaro Tonaka, Dan Rigby, Erin Donato, Simon O’Brien, Jorge Gomez, Phil Dolan, Thomas Ebeling, Michael Steingräber, Frank Lukas, Ulrich Kittel, Matti Röse, Alex Jumelin, Hammadi Lotfi, Alexis Desolneux, Jimmy Petitet, Gabe Weed, Ryoji Yamamoto, Kent Pearson, and yours truly, Effraim Catlow. Thank you Kala Yasuda for posting this ono;one, you made my day and i’m sure many others!
Jeff Desroche, Kotaro Tanaka, Jesse Puente, Pete Brandt, Ryoji Yamamoto, Aaron Behnke, Matt Wilhelm, and Seji Sekata feature in this great throwback edit Roosevelt Taylor just published. It’s not too long till the annual Toronto contest which widely regarded as the first BIG contest of the year! Enjoy this one!
Álvaro Fernández captured some great flatland Eurosport TV coverage from 2002-2004. When it was not uncommon to see flatland covered at every contest throughout the contest season! Due to some technical issues, Álvaro had to separate the video into four parts. Part 1: F.I.S.E Palavas 2001 with Alex Jumelin and Martti Kuoppa and F.I.S.E Montpellier 2002 with Yammer. Part 2: X-Games Barcelona 2002 (Antena 3) with mini interview with Viki Gomez, Sergio Layos and Ruben Alcantara. Plus Worlds Cologne 2002, Gemenos ( Soul BMX Video section) “Fall 2002”, and Karlsruhe (Soul Video section) “Fall 2002”. Part 3: King Of Concrete 2003 with Effraim Catlow, James White, and Phil Dolan plus X-Games 2003 Philladelphia L.A. Part 4: The legendary Braun Flatground 2004! Great job Álvaro! This is a great trip down memory lane in this weeks OSS!