Tokyo, 10.12.2006 - Red Bull Circle of Balance announcement
Word on the streets is fast – and yes the rumors are true...
After two great events in 2002 and 2004 in Germany the saga continues and the 3rd edition of Red Bull Circle of Balance will take place in Japan – showdown in Tokyo if you want to call it!
For some reasons 3rd editions and serials often take place in Japan, we really cant tell why but for Circle of Balance there are good reasons.
Where else in the world can you find such concentrated passion for Flatland and loads of spirit for it? It´s pretty much the flatland Mekka and we would like to honor this to the sport with bringing the Circle of Balance to the land of the rising Sun!
Red Bull Circle of Balance
Destination: Tokyo / Japan
Venue: Stellar Ball – Shinagawa/Tokyo
18 Riders / 6 Judges
Format: Battle format – originated in 2002
Prize money: 25.000 US$ (3.000.000 YEN)
1. Martti Kuoppa - Finland
2. Ryoji Yamamoto - Japan (2004 winner)
3. Travis Collier - Canada
4. Jesse Puente - USA
5. Mike S. - Germany
6. Keelan Philips - UK
7. Kotaro Tanaka - Japan
8. Viki Gomez - Spain
9. Raphael Chiquet - France
10. Yoshihiro Nishikawa - Japan
11. Terry Adams - USA
12. Frank Lukas - Germany
13. Alex Jumelin - France
14. York Uno - Japan
15. Matt Wilhelm - USA
16. Wolfgang Sauter - Germany
17. Michael Sommer - Austria
18. Hiroya Morizaki - Japan
To make sure these top notch athletes get treated right there will be 5 professional judges and a headjudge.
Once again our aim is to offer the great sport of flatland a platform the sport and it´s lifestyle deserve, to treat the riders the deserved way and to promote flatland the way it should be promoted.
With the 3rd event held in Japan it will be a major step but also a step where we would like to use every link to the past COB´s.
Make sure you´re there to witness the great viarity of flatland lifestyle and the Red Bull Circle of Balance originated man vs. man battle format.
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