Since Simple Session has split up their comps in a Park and Street contest there are actually two BMX contests to look forward to. The international Park riders list is promising with current and former X-Games gold medalists, the Vans Pro Cup winner, legends and talents all coming together in Tallinn, Estonia during the first big contest of the year. The event will be broadcasted live so no worries if you can't make it yourself but be sure you're missing out on a loose party weekend if you decide to stay home. The riding will be off the hook with this riders list on the Nate Wessel designed course. 3-5 February 2018. Saku Suurhal, Tallinn, Estonia.
For the 12th year in a row, we have Mr. Nate Wessel to thank for the glorious course design. Have a look around the park animation – this one is the BOMB! With its richness of street and park elements, the park is envisioned to inspire lines of all styles in both BMX and skateboarding, so expect for some historic action to gown at Simple Session 18!
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