The Wild Channel Windstorm BMX Flatland competition was held last Saturday and Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is the biggest flatland competition held in Malaysia. It was held indoor in the Mines Shopping Center. Nearly 70 riders from Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines attended the competition. The qualifiers was held on Saturday where all the riders competed for the top 16 spot for the final battle. With a smooth indoor plywood surface, everyone had fun riding and sessioning with all the riders who attended the competition. There were a lot of crowds cheering and enjoying the competition.
The top 16 battle was really intense and close. Among the most stylish were Calvin Tan from Singapore with his smooth rear wheel links and half cab whoppers, Toon from Thailand with his ever consistent 90 second runs and also Renz from the Phillipines, constantly gliding forever in his links. I am sure Renz can even glide and pump away a 5 minute link if he was given the chance to do it. The most intense battle was with the reigning battle champion Mat Dagu from Malaysia and Toon from Thailand. After the intense 3 link battle, it was a draw so the judges requested for a 1 run battle and unfortunately, Mat Dagu did not make it so Toon from Thailand went into the next round and eventually emerged as the new Wild Channel Windstorm Champion.
The finals between Calvin Tan from Singapore and Toon from Thailand was really close with both riders showing different riding styles. Calvin with his rear wheel links and Toon with his consistent front wheel 90 second links. It amazing to see Toon go in and out his crackpacker links with his own ´haaappp!!´ scream before every switch. The spectators were really into it and the atmosphere was really loud and fun. In the end, Toon from Thailand was crowned the new Wild Channel Windstorm 2009 Champion with Calvin Tan from Singapore 2nd and Hezlan from Malaysia and Renz from Philippines coming in 3rd and 4th.
The competition was a blast. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The winners also went home with a lot of goodies and cash prizes. The next Wild Channel Windstorm Flatland competition will be even bigger and better plus the flatland scene will be in Malaysia for a long-long time.