8 thoughts on “Throwback Thursdays with Martti Kuoppa

  1. my f***ing bad memory
    1:32 crackpacker jump to barspin to hitchiker (dated 1999 here), who was the first to do this kind of crazy jump, MK or Terry Adams?
    Documented answer please πŸ™‚

  2. @r The crackpacker bar spin to hitch that Martti does at 1:39 is different trick than Terrys. I don’t recall seeing anyone do it like Martti did here, so I’m sure he made up that switch. Make sense after all his 360 Karl switches. When you watch this back you realise there is still so much to do on everyone of these unique switches. Thanks for the comment, got me thinking for sure.

    • (yes what MK did is different combo than Terry’s, that’s why I talked about “kind of crazy jump” πŸ™‚ . I don’t recall when (dated) videos of Terry’s switch were available.. πŸ™‚ tks for the feedback πŸ˜‰ )

  3. Wild thing is…………I had to seriously study the links throughout this entire D.V.D. , like for 8 MONTHS …….to properly ,really understand just WHAT was going down , in his combos …….especially the second montage of combos. Chatting with him / Terry recently on the phone had my ass , as Terry would say………PUMPED , for all of Sunday ……even got 3 things filmed ……AFTER like 5 MILLION tries , haha……This riding in THIS entire film is UNTOUCHED , to this day…….e.g. , like Marttis QUICK fire pink , landing in a forward PEDAL five , for a SPLIT second , jumping out / BODY varial , hands switching , AND pivoting to a quick, single kick side yard to side packer !!! TOO sllllllllaaaaaaaammmmmed , indeed . Dude nails that transition , MULTIPLE times in this 2004 TIMELESS master piece !! Salud , BOSS ! It MUST feel SO damn GOOD to be THIS skilled on a bike ……no wonder , Martti is ALWAYS smiling, haha……..TOP 5 rider , in the HISTORY of bmx flatland , WITHOUT a doubt …………

  4. Was & still blown away by this absolutely mastery by Martti. The difficulty levels so high therefore, making this timeless. Not to mention, never seen anyone do this since. Martii took flat to another level & never get sick of this.

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