Thursday, September 30, 2010

Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin


Will Redd Photo by Mark Dandridge

January- Hang 10 Seat Grab
February – Hang 5
March – Messiah
April- Karl
May- Switch Hand Steam Roller
June- Hitchhiker
July – McCircle
August – Cliffhanger
September – Brakeless Decade
October – Mega Spin
November-Lung Spin
December- Lard Yard

The Trick of the Month has become a staple of BMX Freestyler and Global-Flat. The Tradition shall continue on for the year of 2010. My goal over the years was to help riders out there stay motivated learning tricks and pushing the envelope that new variations would be thought of at the same time. All tricks in the Trick of the Month are a Beginner/Intermediate Level. That way all rider can participate or make attempts.

Here is how Trick of the Month works. Every month there will be a new trick in the spotlight. You can do 1 of 2 things.

1. Post a video or photo of you performing the designated trick for that month/

2. Make comments to help or inspire each other.

Variations are a good thing! So if you got something unusual and different please share with everyone. 09 was a great year for participation. I hope to keep the tradition going with some new tricks thrown into the mix along with some old faithful.




Email webmaster@bmxfreestyler.com

How to do a Mega Spin with Adam DiClaudio


Submitted by Rad Dad


Submitted By Alex Johnson

Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/15505913

Submitted By Kenny Boucher

Trick of the Month October 2010 - Kenny Boucher from BMX Freestyler on Vimeo.

Submitted by aerolitos

Backwards rolling - Megaspin from aerolitos on Vimeo.

Submitted by Jim Mckay


Submited By Lukas


Submitted By Ronny

Ronny howtomegaspin from Weekly on Vimeo.

Submitted By Omari

How to Mega Spin with Omari from BMX Freestyler on Vimeo.
Omari Showes you how to do a Mega Spin. Leave a comment if you have questions he so he can answer them for you. He has this trick down!

Diary of a Seat Grab Hang 10 Part 2



So today during my session I decided to ride in a smaller riding area. This forced me to lean much harder than I normally do. This sent me on a totally different journey than I was originally taking. Did you miss the first Diary? Its right here http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/09/diary-of-seat-grab-hang-10.html

Mail Bag/Trick of the Month Update - Frank Macchio

Today I recieved a great update for trick of the month with a great email attached. Thanks Frank!

decade!!!! an trick of the month

Hey rad dad what up! I wrote to you a while back and just wanted to say i love bmx freestyler. now i just wanted to say thanks for the trick of the month. it really helps i watch it like million times then go do it!!.. cheek out my video it has one at the end as for the other stuff its skuffing in puddles i guess i just wanted to ride even if its raining or wet ahah...
also i would like to ask for a trick of the month for steamroller bar-flips ahahah i just cant do this trick if you guys broke it down i would watch it million times an ma by do it. but its been killing me for looooooooong timeeeee

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Diary of a Seat Grab Hang 10

Photo by Jim Mckay

Here is my diary of a Seat Grab Hang 10. Big Props to 5hane for getting me over the mental block and showing me it was just like other tricks I was already doing. The week of progression has been great. Now I am looking to duplicate what John Yull can do so easily and step into Hitchhiker from the seat grab. Big ups to Jim Mckay for getting the very first photo of me in this position and the ATX Flatland Crew for always inspiring me to Keep on Riding!



Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/15310546

The Spot in the Woods


   Jim Mckay was out hiking when along a old creek bed he came across a rad abandoned buidling. He had a fun time and wanted to document this palce with photos and video. You can see the rest of the photos on this link here http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/album.php?aid=249696&id=755443339

Adam Diclaudio- Wide Angle Lens



    Adam just picked up a wide agle lens. Here are some great links of Adam busting out!

The O.G. aka Olforf Garage

Photo by Jim McKay

 The OG also know as The Oltorf Garage is located in Austin,Texas. It is the home riding spot for the Austin Flatland Crew. It was found by member EZ Chris around 1999. Hosting many riders over the years this location has become legendary. Attracting great riders from all over the world with the likes of  Robert Castillo,Trevor Myers, Terry Adams, Matthias Dandois, Shintaro Misawa and many many more. The Austin Flatland Crew members on saturdays can range from 6 to 20 riders on any given Saturday Afternoon. You can typically find someone riding through the other days but Saturdays is the day we gather in massess ride flatland together. The OG even has its very own Facebook page. There is also a Facebook group called I ride at the Legendary Oltorf Garage.
  Recently ATX Crew member Jim Mckay started http://flatstyle.blogspot.com/2010/09/og-pictures.html There you can find some great photos like the one on top of the OG and a few of the members that showed up for a Saturday Session at the hottest spot in Texas.

Todays Riding September 25, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Interview with Bryan Huffman on AM Flatland Circuit

Photo by Fat Tont for RideBMX.com
      Big Props to Bryan Huffman wining the AM Flatland Circuit Expert Class. This is AMFC is ran by Steve Lapsley and you can find Bryans Interview on the following URL  http://amflatlandcircuit.com/

Bacos 5

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Trick of the Month Update - Jimmy Kibbons's


There is still a few more days left to get your brakeless Decade in. Show your support and send your photos or videos.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Todays Riding September 22, 2010

Lately we have been getting some daily riding done with a little video to show a little bit of what we have been working on. Here are some new videos to show some of Today's Riding!

Jim Mckay


Rad Dad

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Winner is!!

On Septebmer 17, 2010 there was a new inverview with me, Rad Dad on Flatmatters called Last Time. I wanted to have some fun with it and give away a Free Dos Hombre Castillo Brothers 2010 DVD. I did the drawing on September 20, 1010 and the winner of the contest is.

Lee Wilson

If you missed the interview you can see it

flatmattersonline.blogspot.com/​2010/​09/​last-times-with-rad-dad.html


If you missed the contest you should become friends of BMX Freestyler on Facebook.

facebook.com/​home.php#!/​bmxfreestyler

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Today's Riding September 19, 2010



Today I took the time to do a little filming and worked on some new tricks that have not been filmed for me before. Progression is great. Maybe this video can inspire others to go out and film and progress and inspire and motivate others.

Keep on Riding!

Rad Dad

Pete Brandt Onboard Flatland - San Francisco [HD]



Just got this vid from OSG Thanks George!

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Party Like A Rock Star!



This was origianlly released on October 6, 2007 on You Tube and BMX Freestyler. You Tube drop the original sound track and the orginal file corrupted and would no longer play. I recently found the orginal raw footage and decided to re create a bit of old magic. Party Like a Rock Star has been a one the the many Classic hit videos. You can now watch the recreation here on BMX Freestyler!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Rad Dad- Last Time with Flattmatters

Photo by Kelly Baldwin
I was recently contacted by Effraim of Flatmatter for a Last Time Interview. Please visit http://flatmattersonline.blogspot.com/2010/09/last-times-with-rad-dad.html and leave your comments there. Thanks so much Efrraim for taking the time to put all of this together. Flat does Matter!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Texas Flatland Round Up 6


Texas Flatland Round up 6
October 9th, 2010
San Marcos, Texas

Schedule of events:

Doors open at 10:00am
Registration starts at 10:00am
veterans comp 11am to 12pm
expert practice 12:15pm to 12:30pm
prelims 12:30pm to 1:30pm
finals 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Pro practice 3:15pm to 3:30pm
prelims 3:30pm to 4:30pm
finals 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Entry fees:
veterans: 5.00
experts 10.00
pros 20.00

100% of the entry fees will into the pro purse

Pro purse UP TO 1000.00

veterans will have one, 1 minute run

experts will have 1 1/2 minute prelim run then a 2 minute final run

Pros 2 minute prelim, depending on the number of pros we will decided the day of the contest on the battle format then a final 3 man battle.

SPECIAL NOTICE!!

Texas State University will be having a party the same night of the contest. I have talked to them and they have agreed to let us have a portion of the floor to ride during the party!! Yeah, that's right!! We'll have the chance to bust out for all the college hotties so bring your A-Game!!


Here are the directions:

Directons To The Hays County Civic Center:

From Austin/Dallas/Ft Worth:
Take I-35 South To San Marcos, Take Exit 201 (Mccarty Ln). When You Come To The Stop Sign Take The "Turn Around". You Will Now Be Headed Northbound On The Feeder Road. Take A Right On Clovis Barker Road Then A Left On Civic Center Loop. You Will Be Headed Directly To The Civic Center

From San Antonio:
Take I-35 North To San Marcos, Take Exit 201 (Mccarty Ln). Stay On The Feeder Road And Take A Right On Clovis Barker Road Then A Left On Civic Center Loop. You Will Be Headed Directly To The Civic Center

From Houston/Louisiana:
Take I-10 West And Exit Hwy 80 Towards Luling. Hwy 80 Will Take You To San Marcos. When You Get To San Marcos Take I-35 South, Take Exit 201 (Mccarty Ln). When You Come To The Stop Sign Take The "Turn Around". You Will Now Be Headed Northbound On The Feeder Road. Take A Right On Clovis Barker Road Then A Left On Civic Center Loop. You Will Be Headed Directly To The Civic Center

BMX Freestyler Mail Bag

Every once in awhile I get a email that just really makes my day. This is one of those emails that I wanted to share with everyone.  Thanks Matt!!

Hello Texas, hello rad dad !

I`ve been watching your Page for quite a while now. Man - it ROCKS! I used to do FAT BMX Magazine with Bart de Jong when it was still a xerox zine and I am still supporting it, maybe you know the page. I`m a 40 plus Flatlander, and still ride. That`s why I respect your scene there so much. Old school, new school,big or skinny, black or white, brakes or not and everything in between. That`s what makes Flatland such a unique sport / culture. And your little scene on the other side of the planet represents this. I`ve been around the globe on my bike and actually never seen such a scene so mixed as yours. Maybe the southbank scene when I lived in London.

Anyway I just wanted to pay some respect to you guys. I`ll organize a comp next summer here in Germany, maybe someone of you guys want to come over, enjoy some Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, take a look at the bavarian culture and spin a little on the german soil.


Greets,
Matt Pingel, Curb Dogs Germany




















Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Patriot Jam 2010 - Wrap Up

From R-L George,Chris,Hecktor,Alex,John,Jim,Josh,Adam,Pete and Paul
     The Patriot Jam was hosted by Team McDuff on 9/11/2010. It was held in Cedar Park, Texas. This  was a time to gather and reflect on the attack on the U.S.A. We took the time to share stories about where we were that unforgettable day.  We were joined by riders from the surrounding area. We even had George TenEyck from Forth Worth,TX join the Jam. He wins the award for traveling the furthest for the Jam.

Photo of Adam DiClaudio by Mark Danridge
      Stand out star rider for the day goes to Adam DiClaudio. He was noticed by special spectator Dana a 50 year old ex BMXer from California. He noticed Adam out of the group of riders that had that special gift and flair for riding. Adam is sponsored by Clown Dog Bike Shop, Ophicial Clothing,The Fresh Up Clothing Shop, Team McDuff, BMXfreestyler.com and Runnur Straps.

Video from Patriot Jam 2010

Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/14912231

Photo Slide Show

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.


Photos by George TenEyck
http://bmxdigital.com/

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Texas Flatland Round Up 6

News Flash

     There will not be a beginners class this year at the Texas Flatland Round Up. In place of the Beginner Class there will be a Veterans Class. Qualification to ride in the Veterans Class is a rider that is over 30 not riding at today's expert class skill level. The riding fee for Veterans Class will be $5 and will fill the same time slot as what was the beginner class.


Trick of the Month Update - John Yull

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

RIDIN DIRTY 2010 (BMX UNDERGROUND)



The "2010 Ridin Dirty BMX" video was shot in San Antonio Texas. Riders include Rodney Williams, Adam Garcia, Paul Magallanez, Ray-Ray, Grorge Hernandez, Matt Munoz and Luis Elizondo. If you want a dvd version please contact DJ210MISCHIEF@YAHOO.COM

The Patriot Jam


Team McDuff is hosting The Patriot Jam on September 11, 2010.  It will start around 2 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. The map provied below is to the Jam Location. There will be a after party at Jim's House. Anyone wanting to particiapte in the after party can follow Jim to his house. Any questions please feel free to send email to webmaster@bmxfreestyler.com

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Global Flat Online Battle History Round 2-5

     After watching my good friend Jim Mckay participate in round 1 of the Global-Flat Battles I became inspired to do so my self. The contest is run by Davis Dudelis aka Ondo. During round 1 there were 3 classes. Beginner, Expert and Master. There were a few of us out there that fall in between beginner and Expert Class. Between my self, Rad Dad and a few other we were able to find enough riders to create a new class. The intermediate class. This was the very first video that I submitted for Round 2 Preliminary round.               

                 brian84corvette vs Mark (raddad67)




Amazingly enough I was able to advance to the next round the quarter finals. But for situations that was out of my control my good friend Clint was not able to put together a video due to a injury. So my quarter final run was uncontested.

                           clint23 vs Mark (raddad67)


The semi finals were next and I was going up the amazing Wouter van der Linde. We have known each other for some time and we have been feeding of each others riding. I had just learned Cliffhangers during the competition and Messiah it was time to put those to tricks together.

          Wouter van der Linde VS Mark(raddad67)




Finally it was time for the finals and it was my good friend Brad. We have rode together on a few different occasions and we had competed against each other before. He was victorious during this final battle. I gave him a good run for the final stretch.

                 Bradlandr74 VS Mark(raddad67)




        Global Flat Battles Round 3


It was time once again for global flat battles and still living from my high from round 2. I am feeling confident and ready to ride. My first battle was with Lurtz uruk. But there was something I noticed about this round. The riding level had increased significantly from round 2. This was going to be a much tougher battle. My riding level would have to improve in order to stay in the competition.

                  Lurtz uruk VS Mark(raddad67)




Next was the quarter finals. I was up against Kevin Brill. Kevin took this round with his silky smooth transition between tricks and a higher degree of difficulty. Even though I had made great strides with my personal progression. It was not enough to stay inside this competition.

              Kevin at Kassel vs Mark(raddad67)




                 Round 4 Global Flat Battles

     Here we are at the Round 4 of the global flat battles. I wasn't going to compete in this round. I was going to sit this one out and keep working on my personal progression. Round 3 made me realize that if I was going to win any competition I was going to have to keep pushing my self harder each round. Harder than I ever had before. The battles have always motivated me and pushed me to learn new tricks. In Round 4 I am going to keep pushing my personal progression at the same time do my best to put together combinations of tricks that can get me back into to finals of the intermediate class. We are still waiting for round 4 to begin but here is the video that has been submitted to be pitted against another competitor.



Round 5
Here we are at round number 5. I wasn't going to particpate during this round. I started to film but I kept going out of frame. But due to lack of participation Ondo contact me and asked if I could still submit a video. I did just that the same day he asked. I was battling Adrew. Adrew won 5-0 way to go Andrew

http://www.youtube.com/v/wGS44JvLfD0?version=3&hl=en_US">name="allowFullScreen" value="true">http://www.youtube.com/v/wGS44JvLfD0?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="349" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true">
Orginally I was going to joing the Global Battles but the time I finally got to film I ran out of the frame so I could not submitt.  I got a message from Ondo saying there were some spots that needed to be filled. So I told him I would do my best to try and get something on film. These were not the trick that I wanted but they were the tricks I was able to pull. I am missing my editor right now so I used Movie Maker just so I could get it out today. WOW Good times for sure. Keep on Riding!






If you would like to participate or just follow this online competition. Just visit this link to global-flat. You can visit the forum as a guest but if you want to make a post you will need to sign up for a account. Look for the Round 4 to be starting up in the next few weeks.

Keep on Riding!

Rad Dad

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Adam DiClaudio's New Switch


On September 3, 2010 Adam DiClaudio hit a new switch into Half Packer. Filmed by Josh Duffek the very first one ever hit was on film as well. Adam gives credit to Vicki Gomez for this switch. He calls it a Steamroller underhand barflip 360 pivot to halfpacker!

Adam Says "Just wanted to put it out there that this is Vicki Gomez's trick, and I learned it cause I liked it and it looked fun/hard. I would like to dedicate this to Vicki. I appreciate his originality immensely."
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Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/14720316

John Yull- 40th Birthday Old Man Jam

     John Yull turned 40 on September 5, 2010. Here in the ATX we celebrated his birthday with him on the 4th. Tod Miller dubbed this session "The Old Man Jam". We cooked some hot dogs had some cake and had a great time surprising John for his birthday.



Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/14718408
You Tube Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez9zd646WiI

Trick of the Month Update - Alex Johnson



Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/14714666

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stray Bikes Singles - Flatland Edition

Wednesday Night Lights

video226 bars are really hot.  I'm on it like a sticky hot piece a gum on the bottom of your shoe on a 106 degree Texas day fool.  You should get some too.  Otherwise, you will just be sitting there salivating over the pair on Aaron Frost's bike.  He'll make some more so go ahead and get a pair.  ANyway, life is good at the og.  The walls of this place just sweat flatland.  Happy birthday John Yull.  Footjam tailwhip to decade at 40?  Powerful jedi is he...hmm...powerful jedi. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tom Haugen Interview



Tom Haugen Interview from surfer_atomico on Vimeo.



Tom Haugen was shredding at Vans skate park in Orlando,Fl.We caught up with him ,and he gave us the 411 on what he`s been up to.Don`t take our word for it...watch the video!

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Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakeless Decade


January- Hang 10 Seat Grab
February – Hang 5
March – Messiah
April- Karl
May- Switch Hand Steam Roller
June- Hitchhiker
July – McCircle
August – Cliffhanger
September – Brakeless Decade
October – Mega Spin
November-Lung Spin
December- Lard Yard

     The Trick of the Month has become a staple of BMX Freestyler and Global-Flat. The Tradition shall continue on for the year of 2010. My goal over the years was to help riders out there stay motivated learning tricks and pushing the envelope that new variations would be thought of at the same time. All tricks in the Trick of the Month are a Beginner/Intermediate Level. That way all rider can participate or make attempts.

Here is how Trick of the Month works. Every month there will be a new trick in the spotlight. You can do 1 of 2 things.

1. Post a video or photo of you performing the designated trick for that month/
2. Make comments to help or inspire each other.

Variations are a good thing! So if you got something unusual and different please share with everyone. 09 was a great year for participation. I hope to keep the tradition going with some new tricks thrown into the mix along with some old faithful.

Email webmaster@bmxfreestyler.com


Submitted By John Yull

Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/14666404


Submitted By Alex Johnson

Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/14714666

Submitted by John Yull

Mobile Link http://www.vimeo.com/14881437

Submitted By Jimmy Kibbons

Submitted By Jeff Scheer
Brakeless Decade Edit from Jeff Scheer on Vimeo.

Submitted by Frank Macchio