“Forget What You Heard” is a full length BMX flatland film by Steven Lapsley. Featuring full sections by Ahmed Johnson, Gurvan Le Bloc’h, Hirokazu Miura, Jérémy Brosset, Joris Bretagnolles, Mateus Beckmann, Naoto Tamaru, Rodolphe Clavelier and Yorihisa Shiota.
Original comment: Here's my progression through the Crackpacker spin trick in BMX Flatland. This is pretty much the time I needed to master it although I was practicing bunch of tricks on the side. Muscle memory made its work, thank you for all the good moments you gave me, little bike. Enjoy :)
Original comment: This record is for the farthest BMX limbless manual, it's a unofficial record. The record would be measured in meters with the relevant equivalent given in feet and inches. The trick is defined as a wheelie, performed with the rider sitting on the seat without touching the bicycle with his/her hands and legs. Propulsion is only provided with the power generated from the run-up prior to the correct position being achieved.
Rules would be similar to a previous record on the front wheel which is 13 meter.
A starting line must be clearly visible on the ground.
Any length of run-up is allowed but the front wheel of the bicycle must be off the floor before passing the starting line.
The participant may not use their feet to increase propultion during the attempt once the run-up has been completed.
No part of participant's hands or legs can touch any part of the bicycle during the attempt.
Sufficient witnesses must be along the track to be able to confirm that the claimant has not pedalled or touched the ground or the bicycle and to mark the spot where the claimant's front wheel touches the ground again or where he/she touches the bicycle.
If the claimant’s hands or legs touch the ground at any point during the attempt, the attempt is to be disqualified.
The claimant must bring the bike to a controlled stop in order for the attempt to count.
The distance is measured from the starting line to the position the back wheel of bicycle was at when the front wheel touched the ground again, or when the bicycle is touched by the participant's hands or legs.
A qualified surveyor must be on hand to measure the distance, this process must be clearly shown in the video evidence.
Original comment: I met Dan Margetts last week in Bristol for a flatland session. Dan was a regular on the UK contest flatland scene during the 2000's, and vanished all of a sudden. I said to Matti Hemmings, what happened to Dan? Find out more about this seedy fella who doesn't drink beer because it tastes like earwax.....
It seemed like the perfect time to find out what's going on with Dan and where his mindset is at. If you don't know Dan's riding, check the recent Worcester to Bristol edit out on Flatmattersonline!
00:57: Beginning riding in 1997
1:22: How did you get into flatland?
2:22: Being inspired by the early KHE videos.
2:52: Competing at King of Concrete
3:19: What did you feel like after competing for the first time?
4:22: What were your thoughts on the UK flatland scene growing up?
4:39: Who did you look up to riding wise growing up?
5:17: When did you start to create your own tricks and style?
6:01: What happened to Dan Margetts you were everywhere and then BOOM nowhere?
8:53: What was your first contest back?
9:53: The change of time, now less events, does that effect the flatland scene?
10:52: Long term plans if any?
11:05: Hows your riding spot now after being kicked off before?
11:57: Riding for KHE?
12:56: Growing up in the 2000 era do you miss print media?
13:47: What is flatland to you?
15:11: Following on from the DUB podcast, any contest rituals before your run?
16:37: If you could talk to the organiser of the UK flatland Championship (who is sat right behind camera) what format do you prefer? Three minute run or battle format?
18:07: What's a normal day for Dan Margetts?
19:12: Not drinking beer because it tastes like earwax?
19:29: What can we do differently top bring the UK flatland scene back?
20:27: Current bike set up?
21:19: Whats your preferred flatland surface to ride?
21:54: The floor fear?
22:11: Contest riding: how much of it is mentality?
23:07: Are you fussy about music at a contest?
23:50: Whats your opinion on the possibility of flatland going in the Olympics?
25:09: What tricks you working on nowadays?
26:32: Playing bass guitar, what music are you into?
Original comment: Beaucoup de riders se posent des questions sur l'avenir du BMX Flat avec l'UCI, les J.O. Bmx Freestyle, la création de clubs... J'ai pu poser ces questions à Hervé, créateur du FISE, qui m'a apporté son point de vue très intéressant. Un message très positif qui donne une bonne dose d'optimisme pour notre sport.
Interview improvisée malheureusement, le lieu n'était pas le mieux choisi pour l’acoustique mais j'espère que vous pourrez en apprendre un peu plus sur la situation du BMX Flat actuel.
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