Monday, February 28, 2011
This was the epic video of the socal scene at the turn of the millennium. It was a "golden age" if you will, of flatland in Los Angeles. Riders from all over the world came to visit as they followed the CFB and B3 comps around the states. There were about 20 or more hardcore riders from Hollywood down to Huntington Beach...and plenty more weekend warriors. Quamen was on the rise, FlatlandFuel started blowing up. Mutt Jams, Moto-technica rides, and every other x-sport event would bring the riders together. It was a rebirth, a dawn of a new era in flatland. Explorations is a snapshot of that time in LA.
Claude Hickman is going West Coast! He just came out to LA settle the deal and have a session at Studio City. Luckily the weather was good. We've had some dicey weather for the past week. More on that in a later post!
Plastic Man. West Coast style!
Ahmed's got some super sick switches. Watch out. He's on his way up!
The parkinglot was busy today. All these motorcycle riders wanted to join the session!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
An oasis in the road rage aggravated, crumbling, concrete jungle called LA. Although the oasis only 8 minutes from the lab, if you leave at the wrong time, 8 minutes may climb to 25, sometimes 35 minutes. What you can't see in the picture is the ghetto bird (police helicopter) flanked by 4 news choppers, with units on the ground responding for back up. Some ruckus was going on down the street as usual. This jungle is full of surprises though...the security guard told me he just started riding and is working on fork glides! All has not yet been lost!
Just got this edit from Lisias in Brazil. Let us explore:
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I opened up BMX Plus and this full page ad was in there. It was interesting that I didn't find any other flatland in the issue. Seems like they would want to advertise around some flatland content like last month's interview with Scott Powell or on Global-flat or DiversionTV or Flatmatters or Flatmode or another site with flatland content. Anyway, S&M makes flatland products now, the ad is sweet, and Fat Tony took the photo. Here's a link about how Fat set up this shot....in detail! Read and learn.
Rad Dad, the dude that pretty much keeps USA flatland media going these days, made some tribute verses for Ed Nussbaum and myself. Check out his lyrics!
Tribute to Ed Nussbaum
Tribute to Bobby Carter
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Carter VS. Carter
Both from the Midwest. Todd is from Ohio, Bobby is from Michigan.
Now they both live in Cali. Bobby lives in Hollywood and Todd lives in Thousand Oaks.
The spot: Concrete basketball court, not slippery, pretty fast, no waves.
Yup, he spins them....
Carter vs. Carter. In these two combos we incorporate some older and newer styles. Peep the techniques. Todd introduces some junkyard action and Bobby throws bar-hop into the mix.