The Readers Choice for Most Progressive Rider was one of the most exciting categories I have seen yet in my three years of hosting these awards, for long periods of December 2015 it was neck and neck. I was thinking at one time I would have to award two trophies as it was a tie, but during the last days leading up to the deadline on January 4th a clear winner emerged.
Congratulations to Martti Kuoppa voted by you the Readers of Flatmatters, as the Most Progressive Rider of 2015! It seems like as good a time as any to watch the amazing ten stemlashes clip that broke the internet when he posted this on September 4th. Martti stepped up the game in 2015, bringing Must Watch tricks with amazing consistency to the contest arena, pushing the sport forward once again!
The runner up this year pushing for the top spot right until the last few days, John Yull! What an incredible year for John, if you were paying attention to the Lookback features on the site. John might have appeared more than anyone else through out the year, whether his amazing Same Thing Daily part, Limitless part with Jim McKay, the brakeless backwards decade, or his Finale part (to name a few) it was quite an incredible year.
It will be great to see where both these riders take their riding in 2016. I’m sure I speak for all the readers of FM when I say thanks to Martti and John for the motivation. Long may it continue.