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…..
Just over an hour and a half of raw contest footage from the Pro Class at the AFA Round 1. You can watch Jean William Prevost’s flawless winning ride on the second video at the 15:25 mark, incredible. So much good riding went down, when you have spare time it is one to watch for sure!
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.
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!
Sweet highlights edit by Rad Dad to check from last weekends Texas Flatland Roundup contest in San Antonio featuring James McGraw, Dax Wolford, Will Redd, Art Thomason, Diego Tejada, Adam DiClaudio and EZ Chris Anderson.
Grab a cuppa and sit down and enjoy this amazing lost footage from the 2015 Battle in the Rockies contest, featuring Martti Kuoppa, Will Redd, Michael Shao, Pete Brandt, Joel Schallhorn, Bo Wade, Andy Cooper, John Yull, Moto Sasaki, Jason Plourde, Jean William Prevost, James McGraw, and many more!
September is always one of the busiest months of the year, and this year was absolutely off the chart. Take a check through my highlights and you will see what I mean!
September 4th will be remembered for Martti Kuoppa’s, 10 Stemlashes! You can always count on the boss to raise the stakes, as if this isn’t enough the description hints of a return to KGB? Great news! Someone looks like they are ready for flatark…
Text: Todd Carter.
Photos: Erik Otto & Todd Carter.
The 11th VoodooJam rolled through New Orleans, Louisiana USA, the last weekend in July.
Riders from eleven different countries braved the 108° (F) heat index to make this event one of the best ones yet!
The classic pre-jam went down at Annunciation Center Park, in New Orleans on Friday. This location was about a mile from the host hotel, so a ton of riders took advantage of it! I remember counting close to 100 people directly involved in the flatland scene, hanging out and riding.
Gino Palencia just dropped a nice Voodoo pre-jam rider compilation featuring Naoto Tamara, William Perez, Bobby Burge, Nikola Olic, Yu Shoji, Will Redd, Todd Carter, Cesar Calderon, John Yull, Dez Maarsen, Yohei Uchino, and Scott O’Brien. Check it out!