Great article on the Transworld by Fat Tony on the progression of flatland or more specifically, progression of how it is presented, and the role image is now playing in the sport.
Old style presentation-X Games 2000..
Modern day-Red Bull COB, Battle format style..
What do you think? Flatland seems to be at a point where there is a feeling amongest many that its time to go back with the rest of bmx, i.e xgames, dew tour. This years Jomopro went off, and introduces many more people to the sport, there is also the factor that modern day street riding is very influenced by basic flatland skills, what if it went more technical than that? What about the riders who dont care about image and are just riding their bikes, and progressing much faster than guys who are more concerned by their image? Whats more important fashion or function? Isnt there a place for everything within our small sport. Wheres the line? These guys that push the sport get nothing, and the guys that put on the show get everything. Let us know what you think…