Omari Cato sent this one in, low on views and definitely needs more love. As we all know the Japanese scene rules, quality riding from the likes of Benjamin Hudson, Dez Maarsen, Joel Schallhorn, Masato Ito, Takumi Isogai and many more at the Spaceark Jam in Kobe, Japan.
Congratulations to Jean William Prevost who took the win at the final stop of the Fise World Series in Chengdu, China. Dub was followed on the podium by Moto Sasaki and Matthias Dandois, you can watch the top three runs, check the results and the whole finals below. Congratulations also to Matthias Dandois who took the year end Fise World title, followed by Alex Jumelin and Jean William Prevost.
1- Jean William Prevost
2- Moto Sasaki
3- Matthias Dandois
4- Alex Jumelin
5- Dez Maarsen
6. Viki Gomez
7. Raphael Chiquet
8. Takumi Isogai
Watch the whole finals:
Great footage from the recent Flat Games contest in Chiba, Japan featuring so much awesome riding in order from: Ryo Katagiri, Ryosuke Takagi, Nao Yoshida, Yorimitsu Miyata 00:48!!, Naoto Tamaru, Shinichiro Hara, Yasuhiro Uehara, Kazuma Nakajima, look out for the young ripper Takumi Isogai at around the 1:52 and the no handed spinning halfpacker whip halfpacker line at such a young age at 2:17, unreal! Masashi Itani, Keisuke Tanigawa, Naoki Watanabe, and Fumiya Kanna, great edit by Yasushi Kajiwala! Don’t sleep on this, underground japan at its finest, I believe Moto Sasaki organised this event. Thanks to Lee Musselwhite for the heads up on this one!
It’s a busy weekend for contests in Japan with two events going down, congratulations to Yuki Itoh who took home the win at the Derauma Cup in Nagoya, followed on the podium by Hidenori Ishizaki and Yoshihiro Shinde.
Bikes Hiroshima 2017 was won by Shinichi Kiba closely followed by Keisuke Tanigawa and young ripper, Takumi Isogai. Congratulations to all! Hopefully we will see some video from these events shortly.
One of my favourite things about the japanese flatland scene are jams like this, amazing riding and vibes from the 3 Bike Festival where you have a mix of Takumi Isogai and the brilliant super kids along with pros, Shinichi “Russia” Kiba and Keisuke Tanigawa. This well worth a watch * and just added three fresh parts!
Check this amazing edit from Festival des sports Urbains 2015 in Royan, France by studeewhy! Great highlights footage from qualifying and the final, featuring Takumi Isogai, Alexis Desolneux, Sebastian Grubinger, Alex Jumelin, Thomas Noyer, Sietse Van Berkel, Quentin Pelorson, Manu Massabova, Didier Genet, Matthieu Bonnecuelle, Alberto Moya,and many more! Feel the good vibes in Royan, France!
Duy-Anh PHAM aka Dwix who previously run the http://niakland.free.fr website before YouTube and Vimeo days took some time out of the game and wanted to get back into documenting the flatland lifestyle and riding, he does a great job, he explains more below:
“During two months, I traveled with my bike and my camera between Paris, Saint Mandrier sur Mer, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Royan and Barcelona. The result of these trips is this mixtape called “Mezzee”. It sounds as your greed pushes you to test loads of tasty dishes in the same time. It includes good times and riding skills from Manu Massabova, Matthieu Bonnecuelle, Takumi Isogai, Quentin Pelorson, Inigo Arroyo, Alexis Desolneux, Shinichi Kiba, Alex Jumelin, Thomas Noyer, Jeremy Brosset, Joris Bretagnolles, Mike Plas, Gilles Van de Sompel, Alberto Moya and many more!”
Photos: Effraim, Alberto Moya and Ruben Vigil.
When I was at Bike Days in Switzerland one month ago I was invited to also to judge Round 2 of the 2015 World Circuit in Barcelona. BCN is one of my favourite cities in the world, that hold many memories from when I competed in the Euro XGames and so on so it’s pretty much a no brainer for me. The flight from London is also only one hour 45 minutes so it’s nothing at all. And even better it was my girlfriends birthday on the Wednesday, so we stayed a lil’ extra few days and made a holiday out of it after the contest.
This is just amazing! Takumi Isogai, ten years old! What a bright future this kid has! The world is yours kid, the world is yours!!
I stuck the “Must Watch” tag on this edit, cause this kid is so young yet already showing so much skill! You can’t help but smile at this one! What an awesome future this kid has!!!