Up next on the program was Vert. It was good to see how many people had signed up for it. In the Open class as well as in the Invitational group. Park riders that gave it a shot. A girl that gave it a very reasonable go airing both ways showing that Vert is not dead, there are just not a lot of Vert comps happening these days. With Nass, Benny Kopp’s Bielefeld jam and the X-Games, this year the U-Pipe riders don’t have a lot of choice.
But when they get together, the action is good. The Final on Sunday also brought a decent crowd to the big ramp that is normally based at Southsea Skatepark. A vert contest actually fits well over at a British comp. It takes some balls to send it above coping and Ash Finlay as well as Kaine Mitchell sent their flairs to the moon. Oakley Way got a good flow going on the ramp and finished 7th. Jon Kearns has such a good flow going both directions where you don’t even know what his regular side or getting air is. Add a few feet to his aerials and he’s up there with the best of them. A pleasure to watch indeed.
Paul Meacher, Alex Landeros, Zach Newman and Vince Byron were the true vert dawgs at Nass this year with Paul going the highest of them all. Alex Landeros brought no-handed flairs for the Brits to enjoy and wall all over the ramp as was crowd favourite Zach Newman with his original riding style. Australian Vince Byron had to dig into his bag of tricks to get the top spot and the combination of height, riding both ways and his tricks got him first place after almost missing out on qualifying.
Während des NRW-Teils ihrer Deutschlandtour haben die Jungs von Sunday Bikes natürlich auch in Köln vorbeigeschaut. Hier sind ein paar Clips von ihren Sessions in der Northbrigade und an der Schüssel 2.0, bei denen Erik Elstran, Gary Young, Chris Childs, Aaron Ross, Alec Siemon, Jake Seeley, Brett Silva und ihre deutschen Teamkollegen Daniel Portorreal, Miguel Smajli und Markus Reuss mal ebenso ein paar richtig nice Dinger aus dem Ärmel geschüttelt haben.
Street- und Flatlandbangern vom Feinsten: Hier sind die Highlights von Snipes BMX Cologne 2018 im Kölner Jugendpark. Mit von der Partie sind unter anderem Felix Prangenberg, Matthias Dandois und das 13-jährige Flatlandwunderkind Yu Katagiri, für reichlich Action ist also gesorgt. Gönn' dir!
We still don't know how they managed to find four days of sun in northern europe in typically horrible Spring-time but this looks definitely like a quality time spent in Brussels by the Parisian “Performance’ crew, visiting Belgium’s local (and infamous) Cluut Crew. The Belgium capital has so much to offer, in the daytime… and at night, and what you see in this edit might just have you re-organising your next European trip.
With Dirt, Vert, Street and Park on the program at Nass, Sunday was the day to see the best riding. All NASS Invitational finals were held in Somerset and it all started off with DIRT at 11am. Pretty early for some, but it actually wasn’t the worst time of the day as the temperatures were only on the up afterwards. 12 riders made finals with Seth Murray just missing out which indicates the level as Mr. Murray is killing it. Qualification had two runs with the best run counting. The Dirt section consisted of a roll-in to double, double, to small step-up platform to quaterpipe to turn around followed by a small drop, little roller to small step-up as the last jump. The reason why the dirt jumps weren’t huge is that it gets windy at Shepton Mallet so even with a bit of wind, the riding could still happen. Qualification was done in n-time because the England – Sweden game was on an hour after Dirt qualification started. Needless to say, the qualifying job got done and people moved to the big screen on the main stage soon after.
Sunday’s final brought the riders back to the dirt jumps for 3 runs of which 2 would count towards a final score. Unfortunately Joe Baddely over rotated a double flip on the first set which ended his riding at NASS. A speedy recovery is wished from this side. Also Del Shepherd and Joe Ferguson did not have the best of luck but the Brits are hard as nails and always get back up. Lots of riders were doing double or even triple duty at Nass. Kaine Mitchell, and Kieran Reilly took part in pretty much everything including the Silverline ghetto ramp challenge. The top 3 also had a busy program ahead of