Jeff DesRoche – After the Accident 2 from Diversion TV on Vimeo.
Straight back from China to a Must Watch from one of the most stylish riders to ever ride flatland, Jeff Desroche! This man has something else going on when it comes to moving around that bike, watching Jeff just makes me want to go and ride. From the opening one handed hang ten jump to pedal steam to lifeguard at 00:16 (I think that’s what it is called) and that ride out! One of the best tricks of the year for sure and it continues.
There are so many highlights that are packed into this 5 minute 49 second edit, and one of the things I liked the most was the way he pushes a concept and surprises you with the switch. It’s not too often I am surprised anymore with lines, I almost feel I am sat here with a cuppa and predicting what’s next. With Jeff, it was a fresh slate.
Second line in, and I really how he put his own twist on a switch made famous by the Japanese riders like Yammer and Hiroya Morizaki. Jeff makes straightens out briefly after after the forward Karl halfpacker inside switch foot steam and flips into his signature teakettle jump at 00:27. It’s subtle, modern day flatland is all in the details.
At 1:03, I have seen Jeff do this before but it’s his own and no one can do it like Jeff. One handed hang ten jump pedal steam jump tea kettle, a bomb line to the list. So great that Jeff is back after his severe accident and sharing with us all.
1:46: Switch foot inside opposite Karl pivot to crackpacker pivot forward Karl 360 bar out and like I will say so much with Jeff’s riding, oozing with style.
3:03: Switch foot forward Karl to x-foot halfpacker, a Desroche classic and the best one I have seen him do so far. Dope as you like!
3:48: Switch foot spinning inside steam without holding bars full body varial out, again Jeff D classic and it is so great to see these classics returning to the game. If it’s yours, why not do it and document it right, especially as this is never getting old.
4:28: One handed hang ten jump to crackpacker to Jeff’s signature jump out, no idea what he calls it. But it rules and he condensed it down, I recall at Flatring he was doing this as a solo trick and now it’s tightened up a lot. So bomb!
I could go on and on, I love everything about this edit, a true artist doing his thing. I hope this edit gets some love in the comments section.