We have some fresh 2019 event dates for you from all over the world. The biggest news is probably the new Flat Ark date in April. After last year's contest was canceled it's moving to a new location in the east of Japan. Furthermore there is a contest in Chile next week and the annual Indoor Caen in France.
This is part 1 of a 3 part series of Sebastian Grubinger from Vienna, Austria. He told us that he more or less accidently met a guy who was filming for ESPN latin america in Austria. They filmed some clips a couple of months ago which now turned into 3 short movies which are broadcasted in 12 countries.
Dub has a little goodie for us in the xmas season:
"2018 riding by Jean William Prévost, Part 3 of PURO FLAT video series filmed during Summer and Fall. The PURO FLAT 2018 Series is my intention to stay true to the artform that comes through The Flatland. Filmed at 3 spots in Canada and 2 more in spots in Japan and China.
There are 2 new tricks I`m really happy with in this edit, some new combos and the rest of it layed out with some chill vibes until the end. I hope you enjoyed the PURO FLAT series. Don't hesitate to follow, like or comment on my videos on my channel."
Once again Tim Knoll is on a mission to mix flatland with an artistic kind of ghetto workout. His video already had half a million views on Facebook within a couple of days. Thanks to Red Bull for showing flatland to a big audience even if it's a slightly different style of riding. Check it out and enjoy the shows!
The 2019 date of one of the best German flatland contests has been announced: February 16. There will be a pro and master contest with 1000 eur price money. It's also the first stop of the German Flatland-BMX Championship 2019. All the details: Fight the Winter 2019
Thanks to Hiroshi for dropping us this highlight edit of the recent Under 15 Contest in Tokyo. 8 of the best next generation riders from all over Japan have been invited to this battle style contest. Congratulations to Yu Katagiri on the first place!
Results 1st Yu Katagiri 2nd Yuta Watanabe 3rd Kazumi Toyota and Minato Sato
Following the video round the finals of the Downunderground series took place in Melbourne last weekend. They went for a more relaxed format this year. All the riders had 3 x 2min runs and the best 2 runs counted towards the final result. Congratulations to all the winners!
Open 1st Gonzalo Bellanti 2nd Heru Anwari 3rd Paul Chamberlain
Expert 1st Chris Letchford 2nd Philipp Frueh 3rd Shaun Jarvis
Beginner 1st David Rooney 2nd Rusty Pyko 3rd Paul Grzinic