Peter Sarlos from Hungary sent us this article about the OG Flat Jam
3 ( which was a contest, but they called it "Jam" ) .
The pictures were taken from bmxmag.hu
- Thanks a lot.
The day came and I set off to Sátoraljaulhely. Its quite far from
me, 10-12 hours by train, but luckily I got a hook from OG Marton and Andrew
from Budapest. We arrived on friday, and we found lots of riders already
there, doing their stuff. We got a good night sleep, so next morning we
were ready to go.
event took place in a huge sports hall. The floor was covered with
plastic lines, which were a little bit slippery but still very cool.
The contest started at noon, but some people were there at 8´o clock.
The expert class didn´t have many riders compared to other hungarian
comps with 30-50 experts. Gabor Talpai took first place with nice
backwheel spinning tricks like nohanded timemachines and pedaling
megaspins. Master class had a lot of competitors. The new generation
of flatlanders are just about to reach somekind of pro level. Denes
Katona got first. You better look out for that guy. He has been
riding for about 2,5 years and he´s doing tricks like multiple x-foot
jugglers and nohanded deathtrucks in a competition run!! After the
master class went down the pros came.
Kun had a small car accident the day before, so it wasn´t sure that he
would compete. However, he did. He messed up his run, but did super smooth
links with tons of flow. He did a full bodyvarial out of a spinning cliffhanger
and a full barspin to halpacker from hang-5. He finished up with 4th place
but everyone was shocked. Pal Gyenes got third. He´s well known for his
backwheel destroying style.
managed to get 2nd. I wasn´t satisfied with my run, but after having
studied very hard the last few months I was happy i could even ride.
And the winner was: Peter Szabolcsi. Always clear and smooth, and
always there with bomb tricks. The best trick comp was cool, too.
Adam was very close to pulling a good link, but failed. So I just
did my link and won. After the contest there were two filmpremieres.
Tom´z video "Solo" is a film about hungarian flatlanders
and Michael Sommer. It was fun watching it, it turned out to be
really dope. Tom said he wanted to make it available abroad. The
second one was a shorter funny film made by Gabor Pasztor (the organiser
of the jam).
Video by Tom´z video (bmx.nemtom.com),
pics by bmxmag.hu.
1. Peter Szabolcsi
2. Peter Sarlos
3. Pal Gyenes
1. Denes Katona
2. Gyorgy Krautsieder
3. David Czink
1. Gabor Talpai
2. Tibor Estok
3. Sandor Tatray
Best trick: Peter Sarlos
of December 2004 - Peter Sarlos