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markatkins

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #175 on: August 13, 2008, 01:15 PM »
Josh White, Legend
Carlo Griggs,12 ft 540s
Mike Canning

jedi

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #176 on: August 13, 2008, 01:17 PM »
was riding with mark atkins at corby all day yesterday   :daumenhoch:

welsh denny

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #177 on: August 13, 2008, 05:55 PM »
was riding with mark atkins at corby all day yesterday   :daumenhoch:


got quite a bit of mark atkins footage in my video vault. koc's, radlands, rider cup. i do recall a visit to ride phil bevans halfpipe in cardiff one sunday aftn. sure they (mark, brian wills and marks dad) were passing thru cardiff so stopped by for a little ride.  no footage of that  though sorry.

rosscoe

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #178 on: August 13, 2008, 06:14 PM »
last time I sopke with dave Slade he was in LaLA land and a very successful film / music director

huge amount of time for Mark Atkins........top lad - top rider.......helped me out loads of times. Marked down at many a newer school  contests due to his pads and helmet - became disillusioned with what was going on.....nice to hear that he is still riding. probably blowing people away

bmxer4ever

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #179 on: August 13, 2008, 07:19 PM »
last time I sopke with dave Slade he was in LaLA land and a very successful film / music director

huge amount of time for Mark Atkins........top lad - top rider.......helped me out loads of times. Marked down at many a newer school  contests due to his pads and helmet - became disillusioned with what was going on.....nice to hear that he is still riding. probably blowing people away

Marked down because he was looking after himself??!!
Hilarious!
Whatever next - marked down 'cos your jeans are too baggy?!

welsh denny

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #180 on: August 13, 2008, 07:51 PM »
last time I sopke with dave Slade he was in LaLA land and a very successful film / music director

huge amount of time for Mark Atkins........top lad - top rider.......helped me out loads of times. Marked down at many a newer school  contests due to his pads and helmet - became disillusioned with what was going on.....nice to hear that he is still riding. probably blowing people away

Marked down because he was looking after himself??!!
Hilarious!
Whatever next - marked down 'cos your jeans are too baggy?!


its all swings and roundabouts. the ukbfa rule book states you would get marked down for presentation- ie. not wearing uniform, bike looking in a state, etc. then years later the street look is in, pottys rather than full face, etc. and you get marked down/ lose your credability for wearing a full face on street, etc.  :idiot2:.

markatkins

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #181 on: August 14, 2008, 11:45 AM »
I,well,my dad thought of a good rider but cant remember his bloody name.His nickname was Biff and he rode Romford.He was the mad head who jumped from the quarter pipe to the balcony at holeshot back in 86/87.
Another good rider was Jason Hall(Baz).Rode for halfords years ago but was amazing on vert.He crashed in a UKBFA contest in Poole missing the 5ft wide quarter.

evamedia

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #182 on: August 14, 2008, 01:36 PM »
Biff still rides, saw him down Playstation a couple of months ago, about 2 weeks after he'd had his ACL done

stumpy

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« Reply #183 on: August 14, 2008, 05:33 PM »
Yeah Biff still rides, this is him in the background watchin me air the clover at Rom

I caught up with him a few months back, he works in a shop called half pipe in London, was good buddies bitd, always rode rom and Chingford together along with Neil R (rip).

Stumpy

bmxer4ever

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #184 on: August 14, 2008, 05:46 PM »
Dave Slade

Chris Hardy

Jason Ellis



Was riding Rom mini with Chris at Old Fools 4 this year - he's still got it!

sean

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #185 on: August 21, 2008, 08:32 PM »

Has anyone any idea's who this rider is.... ???

I thought it Chris Hamer... but didn't he air the other way??  :-\






Well fook my old boots.... That's me... ;D  Where was that photo took?
and that reminds me  Mr Mark Atkins.....    I lent you that body armour and never saw it again... :2gunsfiring_v1:
How the devil are you? If your still in leicester, we need to get together and ride or drink... your call. I'll bring jonny marror with me.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2008, 08:43 PM by sean »

macky

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #186 on: August 22, 2008, 01:40 AM »

Has anyone any idea's who this rider is.... ???

I thought it Chris Hamer... but didn't he air the other way??  :-\






Well fook my old boots.... That's me... ;D  Where was that photo took?
and that reminds me  Mr Mark Atkins.....    I lent you that body armour and never saw it again... :2gunsfiring_v1:
How the devil are you? If your still in leicester, we need to get together and ride or drink... your call. I'll bring jonny marror with me.

Haha!! Brilliant!! How HIGH is that lookback!!!  :daumenhoch:

I think it was the Sands leasure centre??

but i'm not too sure...


« Last Edit: August 23, 2008, 03:14 PM by DaveMc. »

Povah

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #187 on: August 23, 2008, 05:20 AM »
Well! I'm glad someone finally mentioned Mike Canning....although he kinda rode for Skyway & we all knew he was amazing, I'm sure he got the short end of ths stick behind Neil, Craig & Carlo.......The guy was ahead of his time! remember Hoffmans Indian Air Candybar...Thats was a Canning creation, he called it the "Turkish Delight"...Get it? Indian canybar. ..pretty smart in my opinion. The guy was ahead of his time. Laidlaw, Guillote, Reynolds & Brown too....some of my best friends at the time.

Here's our boy Dave Slade....He's doing pretty well for himself. I'm stoked for him

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This is one of the best  threads ever!!!!

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #188 on: August 23, 2008, 05:37 AM »
hi mr povah   stick your little olde self up on the top of the stack as well
wouldnt mind a few pics of yourself one day in a thread   ;)

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #189 on: August 23, 2008, 05:39 AM »
hi mr povah   stick your little olde self up on the top of the stack as well
wouldnt mind a few pics of yourself one day in a thread   ;)

Some pics of Bosie would be good  ;)


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Guillotte

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« Reply #190 on: August 23, 2008, 06:22 AM »
Well! I'm glad someone finally mentioned Mike Canning....although he kinda rode for Skyway & we all knew he was amazing, I'm sure he got the short end of ths stick behind Neil, Craig & Carlo.......The guy was ahead of his time! remember Hoffmans Indian Air Candybar...Thats was a Canning creation, he called it the "Turkish Delight"...Get it? Indian canybar. ..pretty smart in my opinion. The guy was ahead of his time. Laidlaw, Guillote, Reynolds & Brown too....some of my best friends at the time.

Here's our boy Dave Slade....He's doing pretty well for himself. I'm stoked for him

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This is one of the best  threads ever!!!!

John? For real? Man, now I'm really stoked! ;D

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #191 on: August 23, 2008, 07:36 AM »
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This is one of the best  threads ever!!!!

Cheers John, much appreciated.  :daumenhoch:

I just figured there was SO many people that didn't get the credit they deserved! My opener was a perfect example, nobody mentions Donovan Ritter these days and the guy was awesome! As we all know Mike D was way ahead of his time and DR was around at the same time as Fiola, Sigur, Dominguez etc. etc. but he NEVER gets a name check, weird!

Make your own minds up....





Ritter is the one on the far right...obviously! And by the way, Fiola won the highest air that day but you can clearly see he didn't!

Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible cnut... ME!

bmxer4ever

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #192 on: August 23, 2008, 01:01 PM »
hi mr povah   stick your little olde self up on the top of the stack as well
wouldnt mind a few pics of yourself one day in a thread    ;)

John Povah in the house! How the devil are you?!


Welcome to Rad!
Gary

Ged

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #193 on: August 25, 2008, 03:54 PM »
hello all interesting topic  takes me back....

just thought i would ad to this

jason ellis is a  friend of mine  and he is doing ok he is into music in a big way now and he also teaches at sheffield uni

he is a music producer and has remixed lots of artists music

he still rides now and again but nothing serious

also what about

warren siddel aka 'sid' the orginal urban rider

sean allison

good to see pics of these two..

Ged



markatkins

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #194 on: August 25, 2008, 05:00 PM »
Todd Anderson!

macky

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #195 on: August 25, 2008, 05:37 PM »

Chris Potts was a pretty good vert rider too!!

bmxer4ever

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #196 on: August 25, 2008, 06:13 PM »
hi mr povah   stick your little olde self up on the top of the stack as well
wouldnt mind a few pics of yourself one day in a thread    ;)

John Povah in the house! How the devil are you?!

Welcome to Rad!
Gary

Damn - just went through the thread and realised I'd already posted that pic - doh!

bmxer4ever

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #197 on: August 25, 2008, 06:16 PM »

Chris Potts was a pretty good vert rider too!!


macky

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #198 on: August 25, 2008, 08:02 PM »

Great pic!!

Arghh... look at his knee!!

bmxer4ever

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #199 on: August 25, 2008, 11:36 PM »
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This is one of the best  threads ever!!!!

Cheers John, much appreciated.  :daumenhoch:

I just figured there was SO many people that didn't get the credit they deserved! My opener was a perfect example, nobody mentions Donovan Ritter these days and the guy was awesome! As we all know Mike D was way ahead of his time and DR was around at the same time as Fiola, Sigur, Dominguez etc. etc. but he NEVER gets a name check, weird!

Make your own minds up....

Ritter is the one on the far right...obviously! And by the way, Fiola won the highest air that day but you can clearly see he didn't!


Love the pics - where'd you get the one of him on the Sport at Del Mar? It's cool - and damn high!
I think you've proved your point there Daz!

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