we got our first sponsor! It started like this: Bobby K. Carter
Video Magazine contacted me via e-mail and asked if I could
put a link to the Diversion Website on our link list. Of course
I did it and told him that I´m looking for sponsors at the moment
and if he would be interested in sending me the new volume of
the diversion DVD. Well he said yes and a letter with the DVD
in it started its travel around the half world...
days later it arrived here in Germany so I have to say at first:
BIG THANKS TO BOBBY for sending me this awesome video! The cool
thing with the DVD version of the magazine is that you have volume
3.0 and 4.0 on one DVD.
menu of the DVD
course I couldn´t wait longer and had to put that little disk
into my DVD player. The first thing you see is the main menu of
the DVD where you can choose which volume you would like to see
or if you want to jump to a specific chapter.
3.0 starts with Erin Donato doing a fw hitchhiker in the dawn and the
first chapter (Stéphane Royer) follows. I don´t remember where
I saw Stéphane last time but his frontwheel combos are still incredible.
The next riders are Art Thomason and TJ Perry who is presenting his garage
where he is riding in every winter. During their combos you can hear little
interviews of all the riders. About what they are doing when they don’t
ride and what they think about flatland and other stuff.
next chapter is about Brian Chapman. I have never seen somebody
switching so easily from a halfhiker to a crossfooted halfpacker
and his hitchhiker spins were also very very very fast. Erin Donate
was somehow a premiere for me. I have never seen her in a video
before. As she says in her interview she is riding quite fast
The last third
of volume 3.0 is about Terry Adams and the south riders ( Simon O’Brien,
Eugene Collins, Mickey Gaidos, Carey Matthews ). You should definitely
watch this part till the end because you’ll see Terry riding in
a storm and this is one of funniest things I have ever seen in a flatland
4.0 starts as funny as 3.0 ends. You see Terry again doing pedaling
deathtrucks over country roads, through cities and so on. The
biggest man in flatland – Trevor Meyer – is the first
rider on this volume. His riding is still very safe and he is
doing crazy tricks that I haven’t seen before. One looks
like a bw pedal deathtruck.
Weatherbee and Anthony Durbano talk about their clothing company
Harvester. Afterwards you can see some of Kotaro Tanakas smooth
back wheel combos and Chad Johnstons mega stylish looking hang
5 combos. Australia is the continent where the last section of
the Diversion Magazine takes place. Ross D. Lavender talks about
the scene in Australia and the 2020 Magazine. It’s quite
interesting to see what is going on down under.
on a country road ;-)
if you put all together Diversion DVD Volume 2 is an interesting, humorous
video. You can see riders from around the world and you got 2 issues on
one DVD what makes it an interesting investment ;-)
of November 2004 - Martin Schulz