Q: Do you believe that Japan is the country where flatland is most popular?
Martti: That is difficult to measure. For example there are big scenes in South America that no one really knows about. But flatland is popular in Japan, no doubt about that.
Q: Do you have an idea why?
Martti: I guess it is that Japanese mentality likes technical/stylish things.
Q: How crazy do you think the crowd will go when the battles start?
Martti: I hope they go so grazy that they will throw things on the stage while we ride and my opponent will ride on those and crash little bit.
Q: Does anyone in this rider group have a chance to win or do you have a favorite for the victory?
Martti: I am just concentrating on my own performance. I don´t think of anyone else currently. Same way as I always think before the contest.
Q: How stoked are you to be chosen to ride at the COB?
Martti: Of course it is a really good thing to be chosen. I will try my hardest to make it a good show/contest. Thanks to: Adidas, Redbull, KGB .
BIKE CHECK MARTTI KUOPPA:
Frame: KGB, Psychopower
Fork: KGB, Space fork
Headseat: FSA Impact
Crankset: Profile mini magnatium with ti spindle
BB Set: Spanish BB, don´t know what it is
Sprocket: KGB Trilogy sprocket 24t
Chain: I don´t know
Pedals: KGB pivot pedals
Handlebar: KGB Electro bar 8" hight
Stem: KGB Trap 1 stem
Grips: KGB Rhythm
Saddle: KHE with Titanium rails
Seat Post: Odyssey
Seat Clamp: Odyssey
Front Hub: KHE
Rear Hub: KHE
Rims: Araya super 7 X Chrome plated
Spokes: Can´t remember
Pegs: KGB Control
Brakes: Dia compe
Brake Lever: Odyssey
Modifications: No modification. 10 kg weight and I like it that way. I have ridden the same bike for over 1.5 years now. I took off the paint.
Pics: Kay Clauberg - Manu Sanz-Red Bull Photofiles / Martti