Sunday, 20 February 2011

Old school sundays

Kalu recently posted SOB on youtube in 4 parts, but the full version is on vimeo, Time to repost a classic here in the UK, and maybe for you to worldwide, Colin Smiths videos were great and still are....Much respect Colin!
SOB flatland video from colin smith on Vimeo.

14 comments:

flatmatters said...

Beautiful video, this did so much for the UK scene, im curious what do riders think worldwide of this video, have you already seen it? Comment please..

Howard said...

A masterpiece in filming , Larry Bull,Jason Webb,Steve Bisseker etc thrown in there also ,stood the test of time this video some great standout appearences all round :-)

flatmatters said...

Larry was so ahead of the time, wish there was more footage of him online.

Howard said...

totally agree there E ,very ahead for sure.

flatmatters said...

I can remember being on the Hutch team as a kid, just going riding with him was like, well it was confusing, I had no idea at the time what he was doing, things that spring to mind, he barely ever scuffed, he did a ton of fakie whopper stuff, even fakie half bar flip whopper, whiplash bar spin out, this weird jump lash that i am struggling to describe, but like he was tap dancing. The judges must have been confused also at a time when everyone did Kevin Jones tricks pretty much, in order, dump truck, no handed hang five, hitchhiker, backpacker. Whos got any Larry footage? Someone must have some.

Navid.S said...

lovely footage! some clips/riders that impressed me to actually start riding!

Panda One said...

Excellent video, some footage are unknow, really awesome, flatland riding, now are global thing; greetas from MX!

carter said...

I've never seen this before. Brought back so many happy memories. Thank you Colin

ExFlatGuy said...

Colin is a Good Friend of mine, he Retired from Flatland in September? 07 he now rides Road Bikes and is pretty Damn good! he came to see me in New Zealand earlier this year and for those that don't know I think he will be Married soon :-) one of the nicest Guy's you will ever meet!he was a walking encyclopedia when it came to Flatland!

John said...

At alot of contests me and Larry would go off and ride together away from everyone else. He would always blow me away and at the same time push me to be original. A good friend and team mate. I also was lucky enough to get one of the few beyond frames he made. Webb was a bad ass!!

flatmatters said...

Yes John, Webb was a beast! So aggressive, he destroyed all that rollback rope-a-roni stuff, multiple flails, backwards decades out of combos, going to have a search...

Howard said...

Webb was way ahead of a lot of guys at the time 91 era lets not forget 5 handgliders ( flail without touching the frame ) you know it guys ,too good.

Howard said...

is thee such a thing as ( retiring from flatland ) not in my vocabulary there isn't , hey guys retirement age is 70 now ,ride till i drop brothers.

ExFlatGuy said...

Howard, Colin told me he didn't mind riding by himself for 10 years but didn't want to ride by himself for another 10 :-) he lives on Shetland Island and was the only Flatlander there ever.
I still wanna ride again I hope it happens...