Toon Pakphum is two years deep into his coaching lessons with Martti Kuoppa and boy does it look like it is paying off. I have a lot of respect for anyone who takes the effort of training over and over to be dialled. It is great feeling to know you have tricks on lock, at any point of the day and Toon is one of those riders as he looks to break into what I call the elite group of pro’s currently dominating the contest scene. I love to see someone carrying the fight, and Toon is most certainly doing that.
From the first line onwards I was memorised by his consistency, his head barely moving, total bike control right here.
Some of the highlights for me:
00:57: The multiple stem boomerangs, attacking it!
1:18: the brakeless crack 360 flip to steam, notice how quick he is from jump to the tyre. Amazing technique.
2:21: The backwards boomerang to half packer that just goes on and on.
2:57: The last line is a belter, again its too long to name the whole combination of tricks. Just watch this and think about the dedication and hours it has taken for Toon to get to this level. And now he is firmly knocking on the Podium spot door…