The Jean William Prevost Podcast

Here in the UK, we have this saying “Every Dog has his day”, well…Jean William Prevost had a whole year and deservedly won a lot of contests, awards (Nora Cup, FM) but his achievements go beyond that with his work for inside the flatland industry with Far East and IGI. This year at Bike Days I caught up with the man to talk about how his year unfolded, we discuss everything from winter training, winning contests, motivation, helping bring on other riders, video parts, Flatland in the Olympics and while lot. Years of hard work to get to this level. You definitely want to grab a cuppa or whatever you do. Get the headphones and enjoy this Jean William Prevost podcast!

00:34: Winter training, escaping the Canadian winter, hitting the contest season running?

1:54: What does the Toronto contest in March mean to Dub?

4:11: Friendly rivalry with Dominik Nekolny, being motivated after getting second?

4:34: Winning Fise Montpelier, motivation after winning?

6:11: Helping Far east cycles grow.

8:10: Having responsibility as a pro rider and bringing on otter riders such as Joris Bretagnolles?

9:08: The igi brand.

10:19: After winning Fise Montpelier, then going to Ninja spin and winning. Prepartion right before the contest, contest rituals before runs.

12:28: No one riding like Dub, where did your inspiration come from?

13:54 From one of the best runs of the year at Ninja spin, to dropping another contender for run of the year at BMX Cologne. How do you focus for finals after pulling such an amazing run in qualifying?

15:05: Do you have a set amount of turbines you do in a contest in your lines cause it seems like you could do however many you want?

15:56: Variety in a contest is not only a front and back wheel thing?

16:22: If you could talk directly to a judge, and you had three most important factors to consider in making a result what would they be?

18:17: Practising on perfect looking marble floors then going to wooden floors, how does that translate for you?

20:17: Which point in the year did you think I can win the overall FiseWorld championship title?

22:10: Who’s going to remember you in 100 years?

22:33: How much of contest riding is preparation and how much is mindset?

23:29: 3 minute run or battle format?

25:13: One minute runs, two tries.

26:34: The energy you out into runs seems higher than everyone else out there, how long did it take for you to get to the point where your throwing down flawless runs?

28:48: Winning Flatark, pulling out a new forklift variation to take the win?

31:42: From Flatark to BITR? Battling Austin Luberda?

33:45: Who’s the hardest rider for you to battle?

33:57? Making it?

35:13: Despite winning last year still the underdog?

36:24: Is flatland ready to be in the Olympics?

36:56: Granite marble at contests as a standard?

38:35: Real City Spin?

40:27: The nickname Dub?

41:10: How much training goes into contest riding on a regular day?

42:33: The recent Puro Flat video project?

45:23: Focus for this year?

47:28: Representing Canada, so many flatland greats coming from your country?

49:00: How long are you at home out of the year?

49:56: Advice for up and coming riders?

51:04: Outro.

34 thoughts on “The Jean William Prevost Podcast

    • 10:45 this is a point I never considered when I competed, but its also something you can’t control. But it something to consider and the part about blood sugar before the run, great insight and I am sure you will pulling out diff thing for yourself from this Todd.

  1. Loved this. Known Dub for a long time but never realized how much we think alike. All the best this year man! Thanks for this one Effraim!

  2. The talk about the jam circles is so true! It’s what really is missing nowadays at contest. Allround great and inspiring interview! Thanks E and Dub for bringing this to us!

    • @r – wow, wasn’t expecting that! I knew was a good one as we were doing it, I hope people get things out of this interview like I do. I enjoy the interviews and hearing what people have to say so much nowadays. Nice to see people commenting 🙂

    • I agree, the depth of thought and free flowing of this interview – more of THIS! One of several great videos with Dub the last few years. Dub’s humbleness and diplomacy comes out in this – like the first time I met him at the Flatland Fracas in MA. Dub arrives and walks around meeting people, talking to kids and engaging with them, as people, asking what they think about bikes. Then blows minds when he gets on the bike.

  3. 1:00 min run, 2 tries. Its like a gun duel with pistols, take your shot, shoot to kill! All the juice!
    Really dope concept, fully agree. It would push for less filler, and less “safe” tricks.

  4. This is man is a true and pure artist. You can see it in his mindset, drive and push for originality. Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast!! I had the pleasure of knowing Dub when he was young, and the fire has never stopped. My favorite point Dub made in this podcast was the comment about opening up a whole new style and concept to flatland – pivot, g-turn & change direction. You can really see that in all of the movements he makes. This is one of the only Podcasts I’ve sat through to the end! Respect Dub – Keep being the artist you are!!!

    • @lachlan – happy you sat through the whole thing. I said to Dub people will sit through this, because of who he is and what he’s achieved. People want to hear what he has to say. Great to see people commenting.

  5. SLLLLLAAAAMMM DOZERED , THANKS , BIG -E !! I’m STILL listening to THIS ………AGAIN , so many great Q and As . Couldn’t think of a more deserving rider @ the moment , really , mate ! Having sessioned with Dub recently the day before he left to Saudi , here in San Anto . I really got to see just how he looks / thinks about flat , its past , present , and FUTURE ! RAD thing was when he came to Bobby Burges sesh spot with Diego Tejada …….they had already been having some beverages……………Dub STILL sessioned just as hard as if he was warming up……….for the A.F.A. comp ……that he WON the day before ! HAHAHAHAHA ! I actually have his WARM -UP combo on my phone ……yeah its wild ! THANKS again E , NOW………….back to ROUND 2 of……THIS !!

    • I was waiting for you to comment, take some time digesting this one Rodney. I obviously did the interview but am still taking different things out of it every time I listen to it.

  6. Nothing short of amazing. Great questions, fantastic, thoughtful answers! Couldn’t ask for more in an interview. In my contorted video, this is a must watch and candidate for video of the year. Inspiring in al of the right kind of ways.

    • Thanks a lot E-ron, stoked you like it. I think these interviews are somewhat more important than the riding edits in the sense it really helps you the viewer understand riders background and where they coming from to get to where they are at.
      Theres a few things I learn each time….

  7. Yes Dub here in Brasil we still enjoy to ride in jam circles specially here in my house, i Always keep this bike soul to ride and stay together friends. Good interview Effraim

    • Thats good to hear Romulo, it was just a passing comment I made to Dub before we started the interview and we touched on it again. Jam circles used to be the place the new tricks were dropped, now it’s edits. Thanks for the love Romulo!

  8. “Who’s going to remember you in 100 years?”

    This is definitely true. Time kills everything. No matter how important something like winning a contest seems at the moment it is really not important at all and doesn’t matter.

    Even if you went back 30 years to 1988 and read the names of the top pros in a flatland contest, most of the top pros today would have never heard of their names.

    He seems conflicted about contests, because he knows contests are not what flatland is really about. I empathize with the fact that it must be tiring to go the same contests with the same riders, doing most of the same tricks, and being judged by the same judges year after year. I’m sure at the beginning it is exciting, but after five years it does probably get really old.

  9. Jean is a great ambassador for our sport, the province of Quebec, and our country of Canada. He should consider politics.

  10. Love this guy! No other Flatlander inspires me and motivates me more than Dub, both on and off the bike.
    Thank you for this.

  11. Dub has the unique ability to articulate many words of wisdom. I find myself contemplating many of them daily. I can really relate to the value of Jam Sessions and getting the younger riders of our sport on a real Flatland bike to offer the full experience. Thanks Effraim for all you do and have done. This is a true gem!

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