Most of you will have read the Jay Marley interview about the Gasparilla Flatland Jam last weekend in Tampa, Florida now it’s time for some footage. This jam footage features the likes of Bo Wade, Bryan Huffman, Terry Adams, Tyler Gilliard, Dax Wolford, and a few Florida locals I don’t recognise. Thanks for the heads up on this one Dax!
Photos: Effraim, Art Thomason.
Day 5 of the trip, it’s Friday. The build up to the contest is getting real, everyone is moving just that one step faster. We woke up to sunny skies again, and I wondered if I would get through this annual trip to Colorado without seeing the snow. James, Todd, Will Redd, and Bill Nitschke started to talk about making an edit for the week, of the best clips, but needed an intro. After much laughter, James started playing the Geto Boys “Damn it feels good to be a gangsta”, next thing the house and the cars outside made it feel like a movie set. It started the day off continuing the great vibe that’s been here all week in Monument.
Photos: Effraim, James McGraw.
Day 4 was the best day yet, I got the flatmatters daily updates done early and walked outside to sunny, but windy as hell conditions. I started washing the floor, which felt like it has become a daily operation. You gotta do what you gotta do to get the best out of riding spots, and James spot is literally perfect. Once his garden gets grassed, I would imagine this spot will stay for the large part dust free. Mates Tucek joined me and helped sweep the spot, I said to Mates I wanted to pull something new today and right as we started filming the winds picked up. Tumble weeds flying past us, and dry leaves smacking you in the face. It felt a little bit like this was a bad idea riding the spot today, but it passed and I really wanted to get back on the progression trail.
If you missed the livestream from the AFA Round 1 contest in Detriot, Michigan. Fear not, you can catch it right here, thanks to Mark Mundt for the heads up. You can see Jean William Prevost’s wild new spinning undertaker line at around the 9:46 mark, plus of course a ton more great riding.
March is always a good month, springtime is coming and after a long winter its nice to be able to ride outside again. Not to mention generally there is a whole lot more content coming through from riders worldwide.
On the first day of March, Paul Chamberlain just dropped a real nice promo for the Down Underground 2016 series, filmed at his local riding spot in Summer Hill. Plenty of awesome hang 5 variations in signature Paul Chamberlain smooth style, well worth watching again.
The McGraw household is full with flatlanders as the weekend draws nearer, yesterday we kicked out the day with breakfast at Schlotzskys. Before heading down to James’ work, upon arrival we met old school legend Robert Castillo, Gary Knecht, Tyler Gilliard and our AM BITR video winner, Salvatore Castro all the way from Chile plus many others who started arriving as the day went on.
Nice official highlights edit from the AFA Round 1 contest in Florida a few weeks back featuring Jean William Prevost, Dax Wolford, Lee Musselwhite and Tyler Gilliard to check right here!
Anthony Schneidewind just dropped an amazing edit from the Maple Vibes contest a few weeks back in Toronto, Canada featuring great riding from Jean Francois Boulianne, Chase Gouin, Bryan Huffman, Elias Odeh, Étienne Bergeron, Jean-William P, Prasheel Gopal, Tyler Gilliard, Ron Monis, Robert Reilly, Sergey Sanko, Lachlan Cameron, Austin Luberda and Dominik Nekolný.
Justin Eastman just dropped a banging edit from the maple Vibes contest in Toronto, Canada featuring Dominik Nekolny, Jean William Prevost, Tyler Gilliard, Jason Plourde, Chase Gouin, Bryan Huffman, Ron Monis and many more.
The Trans Jam BMX Contest Series is hosting its third stop in Raleigh, NC May 15-17 at the Got to be NC Festival. This is the second round of the Am Flatland Circuit as well. Check out the promo the AMFLT crew just put together, as well as a refresh on Dane Beardsley’s winning run from last year below!