In Alkmaar was gister de kick-off van de regionale finales van Olympic Moves. Olympic Moves is de grootste scholensportcompetitie van Nederland. Jaarlijks gaan ruim 300 scholen de strijd met elkaar aan voor een titel in een van de sporten. Ik was aanwezig om de kick-off te verzorgen samen met freestyle voetballer Maarten van Luit en behaalde de voorpagina van de Alkmaarse krant.
Tomorrow the Elements of Freestyle theater tour will begin. Together with b-boys, skaters, freerunners, musicians and a freestyle basketballer I’ll be performing in 37 shows across Holland. We’ve an amazing one and half our show full of spectaculaire tricks in a theatrical setting. Check out the complete tour list right here to see where and when we’ll be performing: Continue reading →
This weekend we started to prepare for the Elements of Freestyle theatre tour. After performing at Festival Circolo laat year we’ll be in the biggest theaters of Holland in March and April will be performing in the biggest theatres of Holland. Check out the ISH website for the complete tour schedule.
Last week I was performing at Festival Circolo with the show Elements of Freestyle from ISH Dance Collectieve. It has been 9 years since I performer at Festival Circolo with ISH in the show Mind the Gap and it felt great to be back. Next year we’ll be doing a two months tour trought the dutch theaters with Elements of Theater, so be sure to come check it out! For now enjoy this after movie.
After competing in three out of the five stops in the BMX Flatland World Circuit I ended up in 6th place. I was able to improve last years result (7th place) and travel to new places. A great way to finish this years contest season.
Last week I was in Kobe, Japan for the 3th time for Flat Ark the final stop of the BMX Flatland World Circuit. With riders from more then 20 different countries and $40.000,- for first place Flat Ark was the biggest contest of the year.
The contest was a set up as a battle royal with eventually one winner. On Saturday the qualifications went down with almost 80 pro riders. Every contester got 2.30 min to show their best riding and get one of the spots for the final on Sunday. I managed to make the cut by qualifying in 10th place.
Sunday was the day where the whole BMX community had been looking forward to. With only 12 riders left in a head to head battle tournament one rider would eventually go home with 40k. Everything was streamed live on the internet and the event almost felt like a TV show. All the riders brought their A game and I definitely felt confident on my bike. I was scheduled against BMX legend Martti Kuoppa (3x X Games Champion), who made his come back after a break of 6 years. I managed to pull the tricks I prepared for the contest, some of which I didn’t do in a big contest before. Martti brought his tricks he has been known for and managed to do a trick that had never been done in contest before. The judges definitely where impressed and voted in Martti favor. After that a lot of intense battles went down but in the end it was Martti who was able to keep the judges in his favor and went home with $40.000,-.
All round the event was an amazing experience. It was the biggest contest of my riding career and I’m super happy to show my best riding under such high pressure. This was my last contest of the year and I’m going to train hard this winter to prepare for next contest season.
Last week I was in Canada for my second entry of the BMX Flatland World Circuit. Real City Spin was the host for the 4th stop of the World Circuit, organized by local pro ride Jean-William “Dub” Prevost. He put together an amazing well organized event in the beautiful city of Montreal.
After qualifying in 3rd I ended up in 5th place after loosing my battle against Viki Gomez. Viki eventual won the contest which put him on his third victory of a World Circuit stop and was crowned 2015 World Champion. With my current point I’m still able to make top 5 in the year ranking. My next entry will be at Flat Ark this October in Kobe, Japan.
Last weekend I travelled to USA for my first entry of this years . BMX Flatland World Circuit
The Flatland Voodoo Jam was the host of the 3th stop of the BFWC an amazing event hosted in on of New Orleans, Louisiana. This contest has been the biggest Flatland event for the past 11 years in the United States. I was super stoked to finally make it to this infamous event that has been known for its electric vibe.
The contest was being held in one of New Orleans biggest night club, The Generation Hall, right in the city center. It was an intense day since both the qualification and final where held on the same day. In the evening doors opened for the spectators to witness the Pro finals. 12 riders made it to the finals and I qualified in 6th place. The whole venue was packed with spectators. The night club made an amazing venue for the contest since in this setting the spectators where super close to the action.
My run went super great and pushed me trough to the three man battle. Together with Matthias Dandois (2012 World Champion) and Yohei Uchino (3x World Circuit Champion) we had to determine who was going to take home the win. I gave it all I got and threw in new tricks I haven’t done in contest before. In the end it was Matthias Dandois from France who took home the win.
This event was definitely one of the best events I’ve been to and I make sure I’ll back next year! At the end of August I’ll be traveling to Montreal, Canada for the next stop of the BFWC: Real City Spin.