Stewart Munro and Simon O'Brien shared some news about their latest video project with us. The best thing is that you can be part of it! Here is what Simon wrote us:
I have just finished filming for my new full length video that will be showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Would you like to be part of the ''MIX section'' ? 1. The clips must be HD 30P to 60P NTSC format. 2. Send the clips via a file hosting such as Dropbox or WeTransfer 3. Send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org or my inbox of this page. 4. If the clip is not the right format it will not be used! 5. Expert to Pro level of riding please.
New year - similar result - Matthias won the Sosh Freestyle Cup Flatland contest in France for the second year in a row. Congratulations! There is excellent coverage of the whole weekend. You can watch the recording of the complete final in case you missed the live stream yesterday. Enjoy!
Top 3 1st Matthias Dandois 2nd Yohei Uchino 3rd Alex Jumelin
Yesterday the Flatland Best Trick contest of the Sosh Freestyle Cup aka the Matthias Dandois Open took place. They streamed the whole best trick contest live on Facebook with pretty good quality. Check it out if you have the time! Dominik Nekolny won the best trick contest. Congratulations! The qualifications for the regular contest will be today (Friday) and the finals on Saturday.
The live stream of the qualifications should start on Friday 17:00 CET. You can watch it on Facebook: Sosh Freestyle Cup
Michael is one of the true flatland heros out there. He recently organized the Ruhr Games contest and obviously still finds the time and energy to rock the famous LVR spot in Cologne: "Just a couple of short links I did in my session today. I love riding, wish I was more dialled, wish i had worked on my beach body during spring. It's the first day of summer and I'm not in great shape. Guess what: I ride bare chested anyway!"
The Hungarians invaded Kanjiza in Serbia for the Go Sk8 Days contest. Looking at the result list there were clearly more Hungarians than Serbs. Congratulations to Adam Kun - first place in the pro class for him!
Scott just dropped some great news - the Voodoo Jam is back this year! It has a long history and there have been breaks before. It's a bit like Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Terminator movies: "I'm back". We are happy to see Voodoo Jam back on the contest map. There will be a pre-jam on September 8 and the contest on the following day in New Orleans. Thanks for bringing it back Scott!
Thanks to Sakis for uploading some runs of the Ninja Spin. Dub had a pretty insane first place run. Check it out! We would like to say that the crowd loved it but where was the crowd? Looks a bit empty compared to FISE ;-) Dom got second - you can watch his run here. Scroll down a bit in the news for the full results.
Many of you will know him but for those who don't: AF THE NAYSAYER is a flatlander but know for being a musician. He had his music on PROPS, Diversion TV, ESPN, Dan's Comp, and FITBIKECO edits in the past 6-7 years. He is based in New-Orleans and recently did a bike check for the blog of the local clothing brand Defend. There are more good bike pics on their blog.
Frame: Deco Self Titled Street Frame V2, 21' Bar: GT BMX OG 2017 4pc, 8.6' Grips: Scott Scholl's Bicycle Grips Bar Ends: Deco Pac Ends Stem: Animal Inverse Headset: Animal Integrated Fork: Odyssey R25 Cranks: FITBIKECO 2PC Indent 24 Bossless, 165mm Pedals: Odyssey Grandstand PC Sprocket: FITBIKECO Key Drive Sprocket 24mm, 25t Chain: Shadow Conspiracy Interlock V2 Half Link Bottom Bracket: FITBIKECO 24mm Mid Seat: FITBIKECO Solo Tripod Seat Post: FITBIKECO Tripod Tires: Revenge Industries Pinner Front Rim: Odyssey Hazard Lite Front Hub: Odyssey Antigram Front Hub Guard: Odyssey Antigram Rear Rim: Odyssey Hazard Lite Rear Hub: Odyssey Clutch V1 Freecoaster Rear Hub Guard: Odyssey Clutch PC Pegs (Flatland): IGI Bmx Microphone Peg +, 5mm extenders and 7075 Aluminium Caps Pegs (Street): Odyssey Graduate Pegs
For those of you who are curious about his musical bio: Amahl Abdul-Khaliq is AF THE NAYSAYER - a flourishing producer in the electronic and instrumental hip-hop world. Within the last two years this New Orleans-based, Los Angeles-bred producer has dispersed his atmospheric productions across 70 cities and at over 300 shows in the US alone. His sound has been categorized as “electrifying soul-hop” whose core is best described by Atlanta producer DISTAL as, “Layered, intelligent design with a simple and easily digestible delivery.” His collaborations in New Orleans have led him to become the ambassador for Red Bull Music Academy, as well as the founder of beatmaker showcase Dolo Jazz Suite. AF has toured with artists such as Durazzo, Prism House, and Sports Coach, and has opened for Glitch Mob, Om Unit, Quantic, Lapalux, Young Fathers, and the 2016 Mad Decent BUKU Party (feat: Yellow Claw, NGHTMRE, Louis The Child, and Jazz Cartier).