Flemington Banks Jam

Hi I went to the Flemington Banks Jam. I did a jump on my bike then I did a grind then I stood around and recorded some stuff with my video camera.

Dan Bouldton

Top class shit. The UK would be the perfect place in the world if it didn't rain half the year :(


Dale Armstrong: Chav jointz2000

Rhys Yeomans alerted me to the fact that this beautiful little number was online. It slipped through the cracks whilst I was travelling. It has now been documented here so it can never be forgotten in my personal archive.


Shane Weston - Eclat hub

Terrible taste, bad filming and great riding all mix together to create this little BMX video on Vimeo.


Matthias Dandois

I recall seeing flatland riding in magazines and videos a lot more when I first started riding and I think it's a shame how its popularity has dwindled in the past 10 years or so, to the point where it's now pretty much a completely different sport. Surely it wouldn't be too difficult to hold a flatland jam at events like "texas toast" but it seems that people don't have enough interest, or don't want to go to the effort. Maybe in the future people like Matthias Dandois will help re-unite this forgotten aspect of the sport which has been jettisoned by all except a presumably small group which probably have their own little online community and probably have their own Adam22 equivalent and miniature niche scene.

The riding in this video is completely insane. Matthias brings a bit of general "street" influence especially with his bike setup which surely makes this video relatively accessible for the broader street/park bmx audience.

I appreciated the simplicity of the filming. It amazes me that he doesn't get so dizzy and fall off his bike especially after 5 high speed full cabs in that first line but I guess that's part of flatland. Also Holy Fuck that trick at 1:34 is impressive. I would feel really embarrassed if I faceplanted like the one at 3:46 with all the pedestrians walking by so props to Matthias for having all the patience and discipline to learn these tricks while out on his own.


Recent BMX competition



COOL:
- manual to front flip over a funbox
- most of the riders here have brakes. refreshing for me to see since I personally don't ride with anyone else who has brakes.
- the flying object at 0:15 suggests that maybe the movie Blade Runner still has a hope of coming true by 2019
- huge fufanu ender

UNCOOL:
- obv footjam nosepicks that involve bouncing on the front tyre how is this still happening in 2014 what are you park riders thinking
- red bull and monster energy helmets
- everything else