It’s been a great day at Round 1 of the UK BMX Flatland League in Leicester. Congratulations to Matti Hemmings who took first place in the Pro Class, followed by James White coming out of contest retirement and looking like he’s never been out of the contest scene, and rounding out the podium, Martin Drazil all the way from Prague!
* I have the top three Pro runs, and will post up this coming week. Stay tuned!
In the Am Class, former TGM local Mark Walters hitchhiked his way to first place followed by Matthew Dyer better known as Denny, bar spin backwards infinity roll lit the crowd up, in third place Steve Rooke, a face I haven’t seen in a hell of a long time. Full results below, big thanks to Alex and Keelan for hosting the event and getting everyone together.
On November 24th we held our second major contest at Sport Zone Veresegyház. I worked really hard to improve on last year’s contest in all departments. Thanks to our main sponsors Magnetic, IPF Corner, DMKER, Elite BMX Shop and Sport Zone we raised 1000 Euro for Pro purse. I hoped it would help bring some top Pro’s here and it did! We had 12 Pro riders from 6 countries, including the kids and Amateur riders a total of 34 competitors!
Róbert Völler “Minerboy” our live DJ was running the rider routines which made my day a lot easier. We also added new podiums and sponsor wall for the prize giving.
I split School Class into A and B classes, because there is a good step up now from the kids who are really practicing a lot. Recent contests in Hungary have really helped to motivate them. The B class was great to see as some of the kids have only been riding 5-6 weeks and still wanted to take part. Emma Kriston one of two girls at the school got second place! There is a separate video for each category on Youtube.
With Sevisual behind the lens and Rob Alton on editing duties, here is the AM and Pro highlights video from the Sport Zone Verseny contest the other week over in Hungary with great riding from the likes of Dominik Nekolny, Martin Drazil, Matti Hemmings, Keelan Philips, Fülöp Vidakovich, and many more. Great to see grassroots events like these being so well attended, this looked like a lot of fun including the longest mega spin contest. Anyone dizzy?
Scott Denoncourt just sent in this nice photo/video edit from the York jam featuring Maya the Coyote, Bill Nitschke, Jim Cavanaugh, Mannie Nogueira, Sunny, Singh, Freddy Brown, Martin Drazil, Mark McGrade, Bert Williams, Shane Reed, Stephen Cerra, Roy Guzman, Scott Duzlac, Craig Goulet. Enjoy the York vibe!
It’s a big week here on Flatmattersonline with Ninja Spin at the end of the weekend, MOC entries closing, plus the regular daily posts. Kicking off with this nice edit from this weekends 27th York jam featuring Jim Cavanugh, Scott Powell, Stephan Cerra, Freddy Brown, Bryan Huffman, Sunny Singh, Martin Drazil, Jilliepoo & Dezairay, Bill Nitschke, Trevor Watring, Scott Denoncourt, Kevin Washington, Scotty Duszlak, Trey Leeper, Will Danner, Mark Mcgrade and many more…
Manuel Bernardo is always on point with quick updates from the Fight the Winter contest every year. And today we have the 2nd Run Pro highlights featuring great riding from Dominik Nekolny, Kevin Nikulski, Wolfgang Sauter, Sebastian Grubinger, Dustyn Alt, Gilles Van De Sompel, Dan Hennig, Martin Drazil and many more.
These lookback features have definitely been fun to put together during the past fortnight or so, and already we are on November today! Looking back it seems September through till December were the biggest months of the year! Let’s go back through the highlights from last month…
Martti Kuoppa celebrates his 37th birthday on November 1st, and does it in style with another NBD move. If you are counting, that’s the third “Must watch” of the week, and a new door opened with the possibilities when he learnt this walking man stem lash (I think we can all see whats coming!)! The man is on a roll and its beautiful to see this kind of progression in our sport.
John Yull got inspired by Martti Kuoppa’s walking man stem lashes the other day and applied MK’s technique of switching feet on the stem to the foot jam decade.
Dub over at igi just published this dope line from Benjamin Hudson, filmed during a practise session at Flatark. Style and flow for days!
Darcry 66 just dropped this nice highlights edit from the Bike Days qualification featuring sick riding in order from Oleg Efimov, Naoto Tamaru, Martin Drazil, Dominik Nekolny, Pfriem Benedict, Terry Adams, Dub, Moto Sasaki, Hiroya Morizaki, Viki Gomez, and Matthias Dandois! Hit play!
Always a consistent amount of footage coming from the riders in Prague. Check out Martin Drazil’s latest edit, real nice steam jump through frame to left hand halfpacker around 00:37, and repeats later in the edit in better light.