Just as I stated in the street recap, I threw this edit together as a precursor to the official SS recap video I plan on doing, so forgive the lack of editing, stabilization, color correction, or..anything. With the 12 heaviest dudes making it to the finals, today should be nuts. - Ryan Fudger
It’s winter, but Tallinn is already heating up for the Simple Session 2017 – the international action sports showdown! Before the world’s best BMX riders and skateboarders tear up the course at Saku Arena Feb. 4-5th, they’ll go head-to-head in a friendly/fun match to see who’s the best ON ICE. Check it out!
Flight delays and some jet lag had me feeling all sorts of weird yesterday, but I managed to catch the last bit of the first day of practice here at Simple Session 2017. The course looks dope and everyone that commented on it had nothing but good things to stay. The event should be a damn good one...
Name: Risto Kalmre Hometown: Tallinn, Estonia (born in Tartu, Estonia) Age: 34 Event: Simple Session
How many years has the Simple Session been running now? Risto: It’s been 17 years in a row now. And we have done over 20 big events. I believe we’re one of the longest-running BMX and skate events in the world now.
When you started it 17 years ago, did you ever think that itwould last this long? Risto: Of course not. I was just a 17-year-old kid. We didn’t have anywhere to ride. So we built our first skatepark in Tartu. That needed an opening event which went really well, so we threw it again the next year and so the tradition and the Simple Session was born. Still, there never was really any business plan in the beginning, it just grew somehow and it’s been a blast all these years. It hasn’t been always easy to keep the show running, though. People who have put on events, know the drill that goes into them. Simple Session is not a big organization like some other big series owned by TV companies, big shoe
Simple Session brings the whole worlds BMX family to Estonia to shred and spread positive vibes. The event gathers together the community of BMX where all styles of riding is respected, judged equally and everyone parties their butt off. The SS event series is one huge riders celebration where the brother and sisterhood of BMX meet in a faraway country of Estonia somewhere in North-Eastern Europe where medieval fairytale meets the post-soviet ghost. ? With 17 years of history the SS contest is one of worlds longest running BMX events with the biggest international turnout. Thanks to everyone for their continuous love and support!