Throwback Thursdays with Martti Kuoppa

Today Martti Kuoppa celebrates his 40th birthday, and it seems like the perfect day to celebrate one of the best to ever ride a flatland bike. In my opinion, MK managed to do the impossible. He managed to bond the artistic side with the athletic training side you need for contest riding, creating brand new tricks in the video parts and bringing them to contests at the same time and ride often flawlessly and take home titles (3 x X games, World Championships 2002, and so on) during this time period around 2000/2003 we have the intrikat parts that he contributed that are admired and untouched to this day.

During my time competing against Martti, I never felt like I was competing against him we were sharing new tricks and styles and pushing the motivation for the next contest where we would share again. I always go back to his 2002 Worlds run in Koln as one of the best runs of all time, this run has everything. Much respect Martti, and thank you for all you have done for flatland and continue to do so with MOC. I call him the boss for a reason.

Throwback Thursdays with Martti Kuoppa

This weeks throwback is dedicated to Martti Kuoppa, who would have known that back in 1998 when this Intrikat Linkt video dropped that MK would become a Video contest organiser with Master of Creativity and now it is possible to earn money out of video riding. Many of you will know this legendary section, but nevertheless it is certainly worth rewatching. Loved the Camo theme as well as the riding of course.

Throwback Thursdays with Martti Kuoppa!

It is hard to believe this is 13 years old. Martti destroyed the Level Vibes contest back in 2000. Even if you have seen this edit, it’s worth a rewatch. Back in these days, which many refer to as the green quamen era, Martti was a contest machine, but also delivered ground breaking Intrikat video parts. He dropped the Hang five kickflip to halfpacker (one footed in this edit) for the first time in public, check it out!