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Title: flatland...camps?
Post by: GRFN.FLAT. on July 05, 2010, 09:47:07 PM
i got to thinking once again, and i was thinking about places like camp of champions, windells, high cascade snowboard camp, woodward, etc, and i was wondering if there's a camp ANYWHERE that was for flatland. i did some google searching but to no avail. does anyone have any like secret knowledge on this? i would be kinda surprised if there wasn't at least ONE camp somewhere in this world where you could spend way too much money to spend 5 days getting coached on flatland with some peers.
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Post by: tylerlong on July 05, 2010, 09:51:25 PM
I dont know if there is but it would be awesome!
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Post by: 5hane on July 05, 2010, 10:01:54 PM
DUDE!!! You might be on to something here. And we could have coed bunk beds!!!  Oh, ya flatland is gay and hardly any chicks around.  But still sounds awesome  :beer:
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Post by: ollie on July 05, 2010, 10:20:01 PM
It is gonna be exactly like as you described:D

http://www.original-gypsy.com/articles/ogcontest2010eng/ (http://www.original-gypsy.com/articles/ogcontest2010eng/)





It will be fun with a lot of riders and place!
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Post by: b_ron on July 05, 2010, 10:26:06 PM
japan had a flatland clinic. looked really fun

Red Bull Flatland Clinic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cBwhmlUZHo&playnext_from=TL&videos=PfC0dTmmP-A#normal)
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Post by: manniedamaniac on July 05, 2010, 10:51:59 PM
I saw a old school flatland video on utube and i think the guy in the video wrote in the description he taught flatland at woodward?? IDK if its tru 
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Post by: bloodydevil96 on July 06, 2010, 12:49:56 AM
I wish
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Post by: xBonesx on July 06, 2010, 07:50:35 AM
So who wants to buy out an apartment complex with a sweet ass parking lot? Lol
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Post by: D on July 06, 2010, 07:03:21 PM
Woodward used to teach flatland at camp.  Degroot worked there a few summers bitd I think.  I'm sure there's someone there who at least teaches the basics.  There's definitely enough space. 
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: 2flat2furious on July 06, 2010, 10:23:22 PM
I've offered people a place to stay in Richmond if they want to come ride. I'd tutor your ass every day for no other cost than what it would cost you to feed yourself. I have two extra rooms and 3 couches.

Just tossin' that out there for dudes in virginia who don't mind two cats stepping on their face in the middle of the night.
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Post by: Rad255 on July 06, 2010, 10:26:43 PM
I've offered people a place to stay in Richmond if they want to come ride. I'd tutor your ass every day for no other cost than what it would cost you to feed yourself. I have two extra rooms and 3 couches.

Just tossin' that out there for dudes in virginia who don't mind two cats stepping on their face in the middle of the night.

But the cats are sooooo good. Believe me.
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: 2flat2furious on July 06, 2010, 10:33:11 PM
I've offered people a place to stay in Richmond if they want to come ride. I'd tutor your ass every day for no other cost than what it would cost you to feed yourself. I have two extra rooms and 3 couches.

Just tossin' that out there for dudes in virginia who don't mind two cats stepping on their face in the middle of the night.

But the cats are sooooo good. Believe me.

Rad can attest to how much room I have. It's kind of ridiculous. Don't mind the giant broccoli in the living room or the banana hanging from the ceiling. 
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Post by: Mr.Jowee on July 07, 2010, 12:04:54 AM
The ideal situation would be to find an existing summer camp that has a large indoor area suitable for flatland (or buy some plywood and lay it down), and use the place off-season. All of the essentials would be in place; sleeping quarters, a cafeteria, insurance... the internet. They would also have other things to do, like go carts or swimming or what ever. I've seen Meatballs; I know what goes on at camp. But I would imagine that these types of places are probably open for regular business during the entirety of the summer, so it would have to pander to a slightly older crowd (who are more likely to take a vacation when they want rather than having to wait for school). That means there could be less supervision, and there would probably be more weed. So it's win/win.

Anyway, top the entire thing off with a large contest at the end of the two weeks, using the vacant cabins rather than hotels. The contest would certainly have a different feel to it, as there would be no bars or anything for an after party. A bonfire and a live band?
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: Ken NJ on July 07, 2010, 12:49:15 AM
^^^Meatballs is dope!!!!  gnip gnabs for everyone!!!  ^^^

TJ, i'm going to have to take you up on the offer..  i need to learn how to spin & turbine...  i have family out there and my bro and i will be in the area soon...
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Post by: 2flat2furious on July 07, 2010, 01:01:38 AM
^^^Meatballs is dope!!!!  gnip gnabs for everyone!!!  ^^^

TJ, i'm going to have to take you up on the offer..  i need to learn how to spin & turbine...  i have family out there and my bro and i will be in the area soon...

Learning how to do both of these things on my lot would be kind of like training on jupiter if it had a solid surface, but you'd certainly be able to do it anywhere else ahaha
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Post by: Mr.Jowee on July 08, 2010, 11:56:24 PM
For some reason I can't get the idea of how awesome a flatland camp would be. I'd seriously take my two weeks of vacation and volunteer as a camp counselor. I'm not very good at flatland, but I'm bald so parents take me seriously.

Here's a short list I found after a 5 minute search for facility rentals.

http://www.summercamps.com/Camp_Rental/ (http://www.summercamps.com/Camp_Rental/)


"Some men see things as they are and ask 'why'. I dream things that never were and ask 'why not'."
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: Tommy Point on July 09, 2010, 12:14:35 AM
I went to Woodward in 89' or 90' with a flat focus. My instructors were Chase and Bill Neuman. There may have been as many flat riders as street/vert back then, though that may just be how I perceived it.
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Post by: FreeEnterprise on July 09, 2010, 03:41:52 PM
I taught flatland at woodward pa in 1991. Went as a camper in 87 and 89 for flatland.

Good times.


1987 woodward camp flatland area.
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv50/FreeEnterprise/woodwardfrontyard.jpg)
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: GRFN.FLAT. on July 09, 2010, 08:08:53 PM
well it sounds like we have counselors...we could just have everyone stay at TJ's house and eat his food...every other day could be cat-activity-day haha...


we actually could probably make a flat-camp somewhere in the US if we tried...the problem is just that it doesn't seem like theres a lot of KIDS into flat these days.
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Post by: Havokflat on July 09, 2010, 09:27:33 PM
the problem is that it doesn't seem like theres a lot of KIDS into flat these days.
none around here, in Memphis.
if it ain't dirt jumps or racing they just don't seem to care for it. :angry:
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Post by: 2flat2furious on July 09, 2010, 11:52:52 PM
well it sounds like we have counselors...we could just have everyone stay at TJ's house and eat his food...every other day could be cat-activity-day haha...


we actually could probably make a flat-camp somewhere in the US if we tried...the problem is just that it doesn't seem like theres a lot of KIDS into flat these days.

If people want to make the drive, I would be more than happy to put people up. Hell, I love cooking and would be glad to make dinner provided everyone pitches in money to pay for the cost of ingredients.
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: Havokflat on July 09, 2010, 11:57:56 PM
well it sounds like we have counselors...we could just have everyone stay at TJ's house and eat his food...every other day could be cat-activity-day haha...


we actually could probably make a flat-camp somewhere in the US if we tried...the problem is just that it doesn't seem like theres a lot of KIDS into flat these days.

If people want to make the drive, I would be more than happy to put people up. Hell, I love cooking and would be glad to make dinner provided everyone pitches in money to pay for the cost of ingredients.
what city are you in again?
my wife went to a funeral last week in NC, but i had to watch the kids.
she mentioned going back in the fall...
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: 2flat2furious on July 09, 2010, 11:59:10 PM
I live in Richmond VA.
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: Mr.Jowee on July 10, 2010, 01:36:25 AM
we actually could probably make a flat-camp somewhere in the US if we tried...the problem is just that it doesn't seem like theres a lot of KIDS into flat these days.

There in lies the rub. If you think about it, it's a catch 22. An overnight flatland camp would attract more kids, but it can't exist without a younger customer base.
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Post by: Tommy Point on July 10, 2010, 04:18:02 AM
Just a thought, but what if it was a single week-long, adult flatland retreat, held in summer camp facilities in the off season, as suggested above? Not a bad vacation. Probably very expensive to rent suitable places, though, and incredibly difficult to organize.
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: GRFN.FLAT. on July 10, 2010, 04:55:08 AM
Just a thought, but what if it was a single week-long, adult flatland retreat, held in summer camp facilities in the off season, as suggested above? Not a bad vacation. Probably very expensive to rent suitable places, though, and incredibly difficult to organize.

organize? alright: ONDO! PUT THIS TOGETHER

haha

no that would be sick though, just like an over-all flatland 5 day campout? it could be like ON a campground, as long as it had some ball courts or tennis courts or a big, flat parking lot
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: ASC on July 10, 2010, 02:19:01 PM
For some reason I can't get the idea of how awesome a flatland camp would be. I'd seriously take my two weeks of vacation and volunteer as a camp counselor. I'm not very good at flatland, but I'm bald so parents take me seriously.

Here's a short list I found after a 5 minute search for facility rentals.

[url]http://www.summercamps.com/Camp_Rental/[/url] ([url]http://www.summercamps.com/Camp_Rental/[/url])


"Some men see things as they are and ask 'why'. I dream things that never were and ask 'why not'."
well it sounds like we have counselors...we could just have everyone stay at TJ's house and eat his food...every other day could be cat-activity-day haha...


we actually could probably make a flat-camp somewhere in the US if we tried...the problem is just that it doesn't seem like theres a lot of KIDS into flat these days.


If people want to make the drive, I would be more than happy to put people up. Hell, I love cooking and would be glad to make dinner provided everyone pitches in money to pay for the cost of ingredients.


Very nice. Good thoughts come into being.

N
Title: Re: flatland...camps?
Post by: Rod Deichler on August 02, 2010, 08:06:08 AM
sorry about bumping an old post but this topic really interests me. A flatland camp would be awesome if only Woodward West had flatland  :angry: