Monday, 7 February 2011

Jungle Rider Flatmatters Frame and Bars + Bert Ribul and Navid Saleki on the team

So when I told people I had big news to announce this week, this is what I was talking about, Martti Kuoppa has been a hero of mine since 1996, and now to have been offered a signature frame at the age of 36 by him, I can hardly believe it, Martti also added Bert Ribul, and Navid Saleki to his team, Martti wrote this press release for the flatland world, read on...Tactics does matter..


"It´s been 14 months since I received the prototype of a Jungle Rider frame. One was shipped to me and one to Toon in Thailand. Today we are still riding the same frames without breaking or bending them.

Let me announce some up to date facts about the project:
The production will be finished end of this month, meaning that the
 products will be available end of March.

The riders:
Martti Kuoppa, Effraim Catlow, Bert Ribul, Navid Saleki and Toon.

And here is some extra info that is in works: Flatmatters signature lineup that will be a frame and a handlebar for the start! Available: TBA.
 I really think that the hard work Effraim is putting on Flatmatters does really matter big time in flatland. It´s a big movement and the least I can do for Effraim is a signature frame.
He has been very supportive for Ground Tactics and to myself regarding my
 personal riding therefore I am honoured to have him on the team as a rider and as a great contributor for the sport of flatland.

Jungle Rider is the only sponsor for Ground Tactics at the moment. Which
 means every sold frame donates certain amount for the winner of Ground Tactics."

Martti Kuoppa

20 comments:

EZChris said...

nice one E, bet youre stoked!

flatmatters said...

Very stoked Chris, couldn't believe it when Martti called me last week. I guess this surprise a few people, sure as hell surprised me!

sebastiangrubinger said...

that's awesome! really great news!!

bmxism said...

1st Phil on Fenix, and now you on Jungle!
that IS proper rad like!

jim cooper said...

nice one!

Pralex Gorier said...

Congrats E. Your admiration, enthusiasm, and support for MK is very evident in all your posts, I doubt I can fully comprehend exactly how much this means to you.

Looking forward to more and more of your personal progression videos, as I'm sure this will motivate you to ride even harder.

Prasheel

Rick Mac said...

That just made my day. A more deserving rider does not exist!

And now we all see that the BIG E bars were ahead of their time (this time around anyway!) I look forward to what comes next.

Congrats, Effraim!

Unknown Sports said...

BIG congrats E, I'm STOKED for you! Can't wait to see the products.

Voodstoc said...

Nice! You are becoming even more of a staple in the world of flat! Rightfully so.
~J

Navid said...

Im soo thrilled, this is a overload boost! Great step from Jungle Rider

carter said...

This is awesome! Well done Effraim. Big up Jungle Rider Team!

O.S.G. said...

Congratulations!! Efrain , keep up the good work! :-)

george manos said...

i just saw the news!!gongrats Effraim..i have a feeling that this year will be all about progression to you;)

Howard said...

Well deserved Effraim great news,also Bert and Navid, nice work guys.

flatmatters said...

Thanks everyone! 2011 is already set up to be banging year! So now you know why I said "tactics does matter" on the last fm exclusive.

Mizo said...

Looks like 2011 is the year of the old cats!! Phil, Effraim with hook ups, James busting on ground tactics, Martti with a new link or trick every week!!

keep up guys!!!

what!! said...

are there still going to be longer production models?

johnyull said...

Congratulations Effraim well deserved mate! Keep pushing..

flatmatters said...

@what My frame may be longer, as i'm tall i wont be riding anything 18 TT...

Claude said...

That's awesome bro. I just read about your frame. Is this what you had under the plastic and duct tape in Los Angeles airport? haha.. Congrats man.
- Claude