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Offline Mark McGrade

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Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« on: September 28, 2009, 02:31:18 AM »
Is this guy like the best in the world or what?
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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 02:43:42 AM »
It seems to me that Matt gets over looked a lot...I mean, he places really well in contests and has probably one of the best selling videos right now...I just think he doesn't get the "hype" that some of the other top riders get though.

Definitely one of my top three riders though.  He spins SO fast and just kills it!
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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 04:39:11 AM »
I agree, Matt seems to be a very modest rider.  I wonder how much he really enjoys the spotlight sometimes.
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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 05:07:58 AM »
when i first started out i used to email him all the time and ask him questions and he really helped me out he's a cool guy  ;D i think he rides for suelo and hoffman and a few other companies? i'd definately buy stuff with his name on it   :beer: lol
and doesnt he ride with front and back brakes?
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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 05:32:23 AM »
Matt Wilhelm is extremely over looked, I think partially to the fact that he is as good as he is. All his tricks are so dialed, it's almost robotic. It doesn't help that he does many of the same tricks on his contest runs, but on the flip side, so does ever body else. One of my favs for sure.

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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2009, 12:50:22 PM »
I think he is one of the few real pros, and by that I mean, "ride all day long and win contests kind of rider", he does nothing else in his professional life and flatland is his life for real, food to keep his body alive, clothes to dress, etc. a true flatland professional.

I personally don't like his style but I do realize he is a very skilled rider.




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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009, 02:14:35 PM »
I think he is one of the few real pros, and by that I mean, "ride all day long and win contests kind of rider", he does nothing else in his professional life and flatland is his life for real, food to keep his body alive, clothes to dress, etc. a true flatland professional.

I personally don't like his style but I do realize he is a very skilled rider.


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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2009, 02:24:59 PM »
Matt isn't just about riding. He is a very talented musician, and one of the most remarkably kind and intelligent riders I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Take his skills on a bike away, and you still have an exceptionally good human being. It's a shame the same cannot be said about all our best riders.

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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 02:45:32 PM »
yes matt is a great guy, and one of the best. Super cool.
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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009, 03:56:08 PM »
Matt Wilhelm is extremely over looked, I think partially to the fact that he is as good as he is. All his tricks are so dialed, it's almost robotic.

I'd agree with this. He's kinda like the Daniel Dhers of flat. Nice guy, super talented and from what I can tell, the hardest working guy in flatland. But he doesn't have any style. I look at his riding and go "Oh, wow, that looked really hard" but his riding doesn't get my blood pumping in the slightest.

All of that said, flat desperately needs more guys like him to get more exposure. Always did, always will.
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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009, 04:22:01 PM »
You see this guy in ground rules and vids here and there online & are very impressed...

But seeing him ride in person is f*cking mesmerizing!

He was my highlight of jomopro.
Even though he may get somewhat overlooked he is definately a crowd favorite.

If the crowds were more involved w/ the contest voting he would prob win 1st place a lot.


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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2009, 04:46:43 PM »
But he doesn't have any style.

Heh, Matt Wilhelm influenced flatland far more than people realize.  When he started busting out the upside-down pedaling megaspin in 1999/2000, no one else was doing stuff like that.  A year later, all the best riders at the time (Kuoppa, Meyer, Dolan, Cerra, etc.) were doing pedalling tricks.

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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2009, 04:51:53 PM »
"Style" is a subjective thing, I guess. I don't see much of it in Wilhelm's riding. But I do appreciate what a great rider he is.

For instance, I'll always be a big Ron Wilkerson fan. Not the most technical guy, but.........style for miles.
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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2009, 05:04:07 PM »
But he doesn't have any style.

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Re: Just Damn....Matt Wilhelm!
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2009, 05:06:28 PM »
Please do not forget to wipe the sh*t dribble from your lips when talking out of your ass. Thanks.

Thanks, man. Oddly enough, you're one of the guys on this board that I had respect for too.
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