Original comment: VANS athlete Matthias Dandois is without a doubt one of the busiest riders on the planet. His traveling schedule is one of a kind, and it´s beyond our imagination that he still manages to push himself and the sport on such a level. Competing is a big part of it; this year, he even managed to score his 5th Flatland World Championship title, and the 2016 season isn't even over yet.
We were fortunate enough to have Matthias at VANS US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach this summer, where he rode flatland demos next to the pier, supported his homies at the Van Doren Invitational BMX contest and generally dove into the typical Cali vibe.
Join Matthias on a regular VANS US Open day and get a glimpse of how his routine works on a daily basis - from waking up and having breakfast, to taking care of emails and taking photos at the contest, to riding demos and even chilled solo sessions on the beach. And also, meet Suzy the Dolphin, Matthias´ new partner in crime.
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Vans Top Athletes:
Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crockett, Tony Trujillo, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Jeff Grosso, Elijah Berle, Matthias Dandois, Tony Alva, Daan Van Der Linden, Jason Dill, Lizzie Armanto, Curren Caples, Bruno Hoffman.
US Open of Surfing With Matthias Dandois | BMX | VANS
Original comment: I have this tape in bad shape yet manage to revive the footage. It was publish by KHE around 1996 or 1997. One of the old school flatland and freestyle footage you cannot miss. If number of likes and comment is overwhelming, I might decide to upload more footage of the classic video. Hope you guys enjoy.
Original comment: Kept this retrospective mostly flatland not much street.
Started flatland 8 years ago when I was 36. Took the pegs off at 3 years because of a skateboarding injury and couldn't stand on a peg. But I could stand on the pedals and wanted to continue to ride. 44 years old and 5 years riding pegless. You can teach an old dog new tricks apparently. Thanks to Bill Freeman for direction and Chad Johnston for the pegless motivation and having the best stuff available to ride. Thanks to my kids Chloe and Gage for filming!
Original comment: Приглашаем тебя на BMX FlatFights Contest!
15 октября в Спорткомплексе МПГУ пройдут соревнования по BMX в дисциплине Flatland. Сумасшедшие вращения и зрелищные трюки. Лучшие райдеры нашей страны сойдутся в финальной схватке этого года.
Невероятная соревновательная атмосфера, классная музыка и заряд положительных эмоций ждут тебя!