This is probably the first alpine flatland edit. Matthias and his video crew filmed at 10000 feet in freezing cold weather on a frozen flatland spot. If you watched the little teaser clip then you already know that a lot of blood and tears went into this one (but probably no sweat).
Congratulations to Dom on his first place at the Fight the Winter in Göttingen, Germany.
Pro 1st Dominik Nekolny 2nd Dez Maarsen 3rd Wolfgang Sauter 4th Dustyn Alt 5th Markus Schwital 6th Gino Stuart 7th Markus Reich 8th John Krämer 9th Rayk Hahne 10th Jorrit van Drumpt 11th David Hoffmann
The first 2 rounds of the AFA series 2019 have been announced as well as a video contest for the expert class (more details here). A few of the changes for 2019:
"First, we are holding four expert class video contests. One winner per contest will receive a free flight to the next AFA round. US residents only, and a you can only win one time per year. Another change for amateur riders, class podium winners will now receive prize packs from Flatland Fuel. And finally, we are giving away a total of $500 in Flatland Fuel gift cards, for the expert class year-end podium winners this year."
FISE announced their 2019 schedule. The series kicks off in Hiroshima followed by Montpellier and Chengdu. The FISE stops count towards the UCI World Championship once again. You can find more details about the stops in the event section:
"FISE World Series presented by Honor returns in 2019 to bring the best in action sports to cities around the globe. We have lined up the 3 biggest and best locations offering the most sports, riders and spectators. This year is extra special as we have the additional excitement of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup counting towards qualification for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
True to the spirit of FISE our events remain free to attend and everyone is welcome!"
Oleg is from Krasnoyarsk, Russia and has been riding for almost 12 years. In this video (filming and editing by Miron Kizesov) he will tell you how and why he started riding flatland. Oleg is also coaching the next generation of Russian riders at the Sportex skatepark. Ride on!
We The People has updated the Utopia frame: "Our much loved flatland frame with it's short and quirky geometry, the utopia has become a big hit with flatlanders and recently street riders looking for a smaller, more responsive setup. To keep both sides happy, we took note of this, and beefed up the utopia with thicker tubing, a downtube gusset and wider chainstays allowing it to feel equally at home going down a handrail or spinning a new combo in the parking lot. Now available in a longer 20" version with proportionate geometry, the utopia might just be our most diverse frame yet."
The annual BMX Cologne will take place on June 21st – 23rd. Mark the date in your calendar and check the press release for more details:
"This year we are „CELEBRATING 35 YEARS“ of most significant BMX Freestyle Event in the world! To do it right, we’re bringing back the official IBMXFF BMX Freestyle Worlds to Cologne.
We are bringing you everything from BMX- ROOTS & CULTURE to HIGH CLASS BMX ATHLETES and plenty opportunities to PARTY and ENJOY yourself in an authentic BMX FESTIVAL ATHMOSPHERE. World Champion Titles are waiting to be taken home in the disciplines DIRT, SPINE-PARK & FLATLAND. Come and celebrate with us."
The new 2019 Deco TA frame will be available in March. It's the second version of the frame and there will be a 18.9" as well as a 19.5" top tube length. It comes with removable 990 tabs, mid BB and built-in chain tensioners. The weight is around 4.3lbs/1.95kg. You can find all the specs in the parts section: Deco TA 2019 Frame and pre-order the frame from flatlandfuel or Deco.