we go again! This time my review is about Flatcrap which was produced
by Dane Beardsley and edited by Don Fury. I contacted Dane about
2 weeks ago via e-mail and asked if I could get a copy of flatcrap.
Fortunately he said yes cause I was really looking forward to this
video. I read about it first on pedalbmx and as I read names like
Aaron Behnke, Brian Tunney and of course Alexis I began to drool
over flatcrap. So a big THANKS goes to Dane for sending me the DVD.
Ok before I start writing something about the single riders on the
video I´ll try to give a general impression of flatcrap. This video
is pure riding. No accessory parts, no senseless stuff, but straight
riding. Maybe Dane called it Flatcrap because you could have a look
from another point of view and then say this video is crap. There
is no mega nice looking menu, no crazy video effects, the cam was
sometimes jiggling a little bit and bla bla. But do you know what
there is ? There is excellent riding and that´s what really counts
in my opinion.
let´s start with Leif Valin. I know him from Props Groundwork
and there I skipped his part nearly every time because I couldn´t
stand to see his baby-blue handlebar lol. It looks like he´s still
riding the same handlebar but it´s green now so I had no problems
this time ;-)
The way he´s doing tricks looks so easy because he´s doing them
quite slow and smooth. He turns for example from an x-handed peg
manual to an upside down wheelie and does whiplashs that look
Jody Temple is the second rider. He´s doing a lot of rolling tricks,
too. Backpacker seems to be one of his favourite tricks. Untill
this point I thought Flatcrap is a flatland-only video but Aaron
Behnke´s part proved that wrong. He seems to be a good street
rider, too, and it was refreshing to see some street scenes.
menu of Flatcrap
reserved a section in the video to himself including some dirt and street
riding. He´s doing endless rolling combos that are very cool and relaxing
me the highlight was still outstanding ;-) I waited for Alexis and
he was coming. Seeing Alexis on a video is always nice. When you
see him on a contest he often can´t do his tricks because he needs
a lot of space that he can´t get in practice. But in videos you
can see what he can really do. And he shows some of his amazing
links in Flatcrap, hitchhiker and backpackers in all forms and colors.
It´s just fun to see him pulling that hard, fast stuff without brakes.
After all that long combos it´s time for some flashy ( remember
that word from KOG ? ) stuff. Brian Tunney´s combos come straight
to the point. You should watch his part several times to understand
that crazy stuff. Furthermore he´s combining flatland and street.
Jumping up a curb und doing a hang five; very original and one of
my favourite riders on flatcrap.
You can see one of Brian Tunney´s short links in our trailer.
Yepp correct global-flat got a trailer of flatcrap ;-) I asked Dane if
I could make one cause I think there is no trailer of flatcrap out there.
Please don´t kill me because of the bad quality but I´m not a video editing
What you definitely
shouldn´t miss is the bonus material. There you got more footage of all
the riders plus some KEVIN JONES footage.
Time to put it all in a nutshell. Let me explain Flatcrap
with a sentence from Props Groundwork "Let originality define your
individuality". This video is a must-have for your DVD collection.
Trailer ( 17.5 MB - 1 minute - DivX ): download
of December 2004 - Martin Schulz