Jean-Francois Boulianne just dropped this really awesome “The Charlatans Odyssey – BMX Flatland Greek Holiday” edit that at over 21 minutes long deserves your attention. Grab a cuppa, sit down and watch a nice mix of riding and lifestyle from Lee Musselwhite, Sakis Doumas, Romain George, Rémy Dunoyer, Aggelos Ignatiou, George Kikos, Grigoris Tsiapalis, Ben Badi, Anne-Sophie Chips and Jean-Francois Boulianne. Really enjoyed this one!
Lets start the week with this rad edit from Sakis Doumas’ trip to Europe. Featuring Anne-Sophie Perraud, Alberto Moya, Sakis Doumas, David “Monkiki”, Maxime Cassagne.Filmed in Toulouse, Vila-Seca, and Barcelona.
Like Martti Kuoppa, the visionary of the Master of Creativity said yesterday on his podcast with Scott O’Brien. MOC is a different kind of riding from contest riding, and rather than consistency, riders are killing themselves for a trick they might only land once and try to capture it! The top 5 level was off the chart, I wanted to highlight what I liked about each entry.
Sietse Van Berkel: 1:55 locked in his original side packer position, Sietse takes the pedal steam standing on the top tube one handed to new levels. Absolutely incredible, go back and look at the balance point!
Sakis Doumas: I like what Sakis did here, here’s my banger and thats it! And wow, what a banger it was. Hitch dark side to knee fudegpacker, and considering the difficulty coming off the knees in that position, relatively clean exiting out! Much respect Sakis!
Lee Musselwhite: Without question I think this is Lee’s best work yet, really stoked he stepped up for the MOC finals. My personal favourite’s were the Phoenix body varial to fork wheelie at 1:10 and the backwards flail boomerang to no handed backwards crack that follows! Absolutely amazing!
Owen Bohn: Owen’s ender has had us all talking, the lawn to bike flip one handed at 00;38, executed so clean! I am excited for this guy’s future, and on a personal level the opening whip round to crack pivot hang ten pivot xft steam all in one motion was beautiful, one of the lines of the year! Respect Owen!
John Yull: Despite some bike troubles, John Yull still dug deep for the MOC Finals and continued his amazing level throughout the competition and much like Scott O’Brien said yesterday on his podcast. He dedicated his year to this event, and it showed. My favourite clips were the foot jam decade frame stand manual to stemade at 00:26, the no handed decade to opposite decade at 00:18 followed by switch foot one handed perverted rolaid that follows! Congratulations to John Yull for taking the win in the most progressive contest of the year, and all the finalists for progressing our art form so much, you can’t put a price on that….
Harutada Shimoyama, Will Redd, Sakis Doumas, Bert Ribul, Romain Dodelier and Joe Cicman turned up the notch to get a place in the finals of the most progressive contest of the year. Get ready for the top 5…..
The level went up several notches for the final round of the 2016 Master of Creativity contest, so amazing to see every rider push their level, and ultimately bring a whole bunch of new tricks to flatland! Here is the 13th through till 6th place edit Martti Kuoppa just put together, so proud to be involved in this amazing event for flatland that has without a doubt brought the most progressive riding of the year out and motivated us all! Respect to everyone!!
My personal favourite lines:
Forkone: Fire hydrant chick whips stem lash at 00:28.
Kevin Jacob: Nose stemlash nose g-turn at 00:58.
Hidenori Ishizaki: Xft pedal backwards facing backyard jump to pegs backwards backyard degroot undertaker out at 1:07.
Sakis Doumas: Hitch darkside to no footed dump truck kneeling on pedal at 1:51!
Will Redd: The Mix of the old school with Xft forward side glide to the contemporary 360 pivot to halfpacker + the following elbow glide turbine line is so good!
Sean Fontenot: Xft cab line to decade off the pedals around the 2:57 mark!
James White: Xft lawn flip gliding gerator to whiteski smith decade to xft hitch juggler flip back to xft lawn gliding gerator to whiteski decade out at 3:06!
Kazuya Hirayama: The opening xft backward spinning lawn stubble duck to gliding gerator to forward death truck out at 3:40 is beautiful! Followed by backwards opposite spinning lawn direct to pedal death truck! Wow!
Sakis Doumas is uploading the qualifying runs from Bike Days 2016, rather than individual posts you can find all the runs below, which I will update as they come in: Thanks Sakis for the uploads! beginning with number one qualifier, Jean William Prevost!
Danny Sirkin over at Quest BMX just published the top 5 riders from the Quest BMX Sponsor me contest voted by you the fans…
“It is with great excitement that we announce the FINAL top five finalists for the Quest BMX video contest!
In no specific order, they are:
Gurvan Le Bloc’h
A very sincere “congratulations” to everyone who has been a part of this journey thus far! We will announce the winner of the sponsorship this weekend on Flatmatters!”
Stay tuned! For now,let’s focus on the top 5 the fans voted for: