Today we have a Must Watch treat from Simon O’Brien and Stewart Munro, thanks Stewart for this exclusive!
““Landscapes 3” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Aaron Frost, Chris Vasileiou, Erin Fricke, Keelan Phillips, Keita Uchino,
Kio Hayakawa (fresh on Colony), Masato Ito, Mates Tuček (look out for his clip!), Thomas Deschenaux, Mateus Beckmann, Nick Watts, Steven Hearn (great to see Steven back), Varo Hernandez, Shinichi Kiba and Simon O’Brien (that opening backwards halfpacker kickflip line is no joke!).”
Awesome new short edit from Varo Hernandez out of Madrid, Spain, this guy is progressing a lot on both wheels under the guidance of Martti Kuoppa. Lookout for the x-ft crackpacker line at 00:49, smooth style on hard tricks! Well worth a watch…
Round 1 of the 2018 UK Flatland Championships took place last weekend in Margate, Kent. Margate is a seaside town about an hour and half from central London for all of you reading this outside of the UK. Matti Hemmings once again is the man behind making the event happen, this year a different location and a better set up. Dreamlands, an amusement park smack on Margate seafront which somewhat bizarrely to me, goes in land rather than out towards the sea, two years ago we sat on the seafront having fish n chips after the Wheels and Finns festival and wondered what Dreamlands was. A great use of space and in terms of planning, this place is epic. You wouldn’t know this amusement park was even there, if you drive along the seafront road.
Today I made the trip from Southsea to Kortrijk in Belgium via the Eurostar out of St.Pancras, London. I arranged with contest organiser, Barre Neirynck to be picked up in Lille, France which was just hour and half from London. Dez Maarsen kindly picked me up and drove me direct to the event.
October was all about Flatark, all eyes on Kobe, Japan! But besides that what else happened in the month of October? Take a lookback…
On October 4th, Canadian Powerhouse Jason Plourde dropped a powerful back wheel line, as he warms up for Flatark in a few weeks, hit play!
A while ago we dropped the news Fabien Stephan was riding for Far East Cycles along with Dub and Benjamin Hudson. Now check his Welcome to edit, signature SF styles and amazing production in this one! Hell yes!
What a nice video to wake up to on October 7th! Heresy just released this amazing trick, no handed turbine whiplash anyone? Matthieu Bonnecuelle just unlocked a new door, the possibilities are endless!
GG.M.image Riders, Viki Gomez, Alberto Moya and Varo Hernandez in BCN, for Barcelona Extreme, grabbing a session at the waterfront spot right by the legendary Sea Walls. Viki ends this one as we all thought about doing, but he did it! Good times!
You may or may not remember the story about the La Traba skatepark in Madrid, Spain being under threat a while back, it seems the Judge decided to close La Traba. They decided to do their last competition there! There were Ramp Pro and Am Contest, Street Contest and Flatland Contest, Under 18 and Pro Class. Sad news that the park closing. Congrats to winners Alberto Moya and Varo Hernandez in their respective groups.
2-Mario García Correas