April 09: Saad Al-Suraye from Kuwait

Saad Al-SurayeName: Saad Al-Suraye

When did you start riding?

3 years ago

How often do you ride?

On a daily basis

Do you ride contests?  If yes, what has been your biggest success?

Yes, local contests in Kuwait

Saad´s riding spot... dream on!
Where do you ride?

Avenues Mall in their play ground, and Soug Sharg playground.

Can you tell us a bit about the riding scene in your town?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a riding scene in Kuwait.  We barely find any contest in here or any professional area that equipped properly for flatlanders.

Imagine you could make a flatland world tour, which 5 places would you like to visit for riding and why?

TokyoKing of Ground contest

Hungary - OG Summer Games

France - Ninja Spin

FranceFise contest

Amsterdam - Flatground contest

Saad reflectedAnd that’s because all the masters of flatland are all in there and any beginner who wants to have a great start, he should probably be there in one of these places to learn and to be well-known. Speaking of these places, once I had a great experience here in 2008, when extreme sport company hosted the Paris- Fise contest in Kuwait. I personally learned a lot of tricks and knew a good bunch of French friends who taught me many, many good tricks which I am working on a lot right now and they became good friends of mine in the meantime… Raphael Chiquet, Alex Jumelin and Matthias Dandios.  It was so much fun to be with them and they really liked Kuwait.


Is there a goal you would like to reach concerning your riding?

I wish I could spread this amazing hobby in Kuwait and make it really popular in the Middle East. And I hope to know every difficult trick in flatland.

Saad spinningWhich trick/combo do you work on at the moment?

McCircle, mega spin, cross feet mega spin, upside mega spin. Actually, I’ve working on scuffing tricks these days. And pumping tricks e.g. Hang-five 

What kind of music do you like? Tell us your 3 favourite songs

Hip-hop and techno / Moby - flower, Lil’ Wayne – Lollipop, Atari Teenage Riot - Speed.

Tell us 3 things you like and 3 things you don’t like

I like good food, good company and great bike

What is your job/what do you study?

I am still studying in High-school

What are your hobbies besides flatland and do they influence your way of riding?

Actually I don’t have any other hobby besides Flatland, because it is the only thing that I am fond of.  But music has so much influence on the way I ride it excites me to a level that the more I listen to a good music the more I ride beautifully.

Bike checkBikecheck:

Frame: KHE Paris, 1.55kg
Headset: FSA impact-integrated
Forks: abadthing
Handlebars: KHE Swiss Miss
Grips: Primo
Bar ends: Anonymous
Brake Cable: KHE
Brake: Dia-tech Hombre
Brake lever: Dia-tech
Tyres: Primo Comet 1.35bike check 2
Wheels: KHE front hub and Runaway rim/KHE Geisha light freecoaster and Runaway rim
Seat:  Macneil pivotal flatland seat
Seatpost: Macneil 330 pivotal
Seatpost clamp: Profile Slim Jim
Pedals: KHE with titanium spindle
Crank: KHE with titanium spindle
BB: KHE Euro
Sprocket: Suelo v3 18t
Chain: KHE Tanga
The bike weighs around 9kg


Last words:
Saad tailwhip

This is the place for shoutouts, wise words or whatever you would like to tell the world:

Hey Morgan, thank you man for everything, and thanks one more time for the comments, and my last words (special thanks) to my little team Jousef and Hammod... Thanks to Alex Jumelin, Raphael Chiquet and Matthias Dandios My email: i.flat@hotmail.com

2009-04-08 - Morgan