24 de diciembre de 2011

New Orleans Jam

Hace unos días atrás tuve el privilegio de compartir una sesión intima con tres de los mas importantes flatlanders de Lousiana: Terry Adams, Micky Gaidos y Scott O'brien.
Presente también estaba mi amigo Rennace y mi familia que paso a conocerlos y disfrutar el jam.
Gracias a los buenos amigos de Nueva Orleans!!!

21 de noviembre de 2011

Tres y contando- Alfred Ramos

Alfred Ramos me envio este video con este mensaje:
I've been able to practice whenever this crazy NYC weather permits. I bought myself an HD mini camcorder so I film myself here and there to serve as a visual aid when I feel like I'm having trouble with something. Here's a little teaser of where I've reached with multiple whiplashes. I haven't touch any since the double I sent you a video of so I feel super scetchy but with a lot of persistance managed three whips on film so here you go. Meanwhile I'll be working on 4 or 5 pending how many I need to do to close a full circle. Enjoy and stay tuned till my next edit.



Three And Counting from MATRICKS on Vimeo.
Gracias Alfred!

19 de noviembre de 2011

"GShockReal Toughness" Edit

"WOW!"  fue lo primero que pensé cuando vi esta edición de la competencia "GShockReal Toughness" en Japón. Un verdadero espectáculo y demuestra lo bien apreciado que es el flatland en ese país.


16 de noviembre de 2011

Alejandro Marques en Madeira

El Sr. Marques Rodrigues se encuentra de viaje en la tierra de sus padres y ancestros, la bella Madeira en el Atlántico portugués.

a boa vida!

Otro domingo- Agosto Sep 2011

Junior Polanco sigue sus ediciones de los encuentros dominicales en distintos lugares de la República Dominicana.
Esta esta buenísima!

26 de octubre de 2011

Nuevo video de Frankie

Frankie ha estado trabajando duro en preparar su primer video solo y los resultados son excelentes.
Infinidad de "footjam decades"y numerosos trucos en la rueda trasera.
Gracias Frankie por el video y felicidades en tu debut:

13 de octubre de 2011

Lo que a unos avergüenza

Lo que a unos vergüenza a otros deleita.
Llevo años oyendo a muchos (casi todos) los flatlanders de Puerto Rico y el Caribe decirse que "no entienden como tu puedes practicar con salsa" y música latina, dicen "eso no los motiva".

Mientras unos acá unos desprecian nuestra identidad cultural musical, los japoneses la exaltan y la disfrutan. Ya es bien conocido lo popular que es la salsa en Japón; solo era cuestión de tiempo escucharla en alguna competencia de flatland de allá. Y no cualquier competencia amigos: la Final del KOG (King of Ground) de 2011!

La canción? "Vamos rumbero" del maestro Tito Puente-

5 de octubre de 2011

Alejandro y Frankie poniendose bien a'lante

Alejandro y su nuevo combo 'vacilando' con el roleo:

El nuevo manubrio fabricado por Frankie- el FrankieBar. Sus medidas son: 9 de alto,0 upsweep,5backsweep 25 de largo y pesa 1.80lbs.

21 de septiembre de 2011

19 de septiembre de 2011

12 de septiembre de 2011

Javier Roldan

De Colombia dándole duro el Sr. Roldan:

Protector para el poste/potencia Skingrowback

El protector para el poste/potencia Skingrowback es un nuevo producto fabricado específicamente para flatland en Australia y su diseño es excelente.

Por ahora solo ofrecen un modelo único que no tiene agujero para cable de freno de afrente y obviamente  no es posible usarlo con gyro.
La calidad de las costuras es excelente y lo puedes ordenar aquí:

3 de septiembre de 2011


Ayer David Berrios se detuvo un rato a conversar mientras yo practicaba y no pudo resistir la tentación de intentar varios trucos en mi bicicleta. Tanto talento...

29 de agosto de 2011

Triste noticia de Chase

Hoy comparto la triste noticia de la seria condición de salud de Chase Gouin.
A continuación la carta de su amigo y excelente flatlander Brandon Fenton:


This letter is to inform you of Chase Gouin’s battle against illness and his current health condition. On December 12, 2009, Chase woke up with a severe headache and was feeling ill. For the next fifteen months he saw more than twenty different Doctors and Specialists who did every kind of traditional test and scan that they believed to be relevant and yet they found nothing that they could diagnose. At one point during that time, Chase decided to move out of his basement apartment and discovered what appeared to be mold in two locations in his bedroom, one being in the wall merely three feet from the head of his bed. Petri dish lab results confirmed three types of mold that are known to be pathogenic to humans under conditions like the ones he was living in (i.e. an old building basement with poor ventilation).

He soon began to suspect that his illness might have been caused by the prolonged close proximity and breathing in of mold spores. A Naturopathic Doctor ordered an advanced DNA based stool sample analysis that he sent to a high tech lab in Georgia. The results confirmed much more and worse than he expected. Results showed the highest possible concentration rating of yeast/fungal overgrowth throughout his body; in the cells, tissues, and bloodstream. A parasite was also found, that may be from the exactly numerous mosquito bites he received one night on an island in Panama in November, 2008. The yeast/fungi and parasite consume most of his fat soluble vitamins which causes a mal absorption disease. The constant and relentless symptoms that Chase has been suffering with include a toxic feeling headache, a cracking kind of facial pressure/pain, numerous sinus issues, tearing goopy eyes, chronic fatigue/weakness, debilitating lethargy, and others. These kinds of infestations can and have resulted in cognitive impairment, memory loss, lack of concentration and disorientation. The immune system also becomes severely weakened and goes into a hyper defence mode which causes multiple environmental chemical sensitivities along with food allergies and devastating reactions to many typically harmless substances that have had him bed ridden for days and even weeks at a time.

The suffering he has endured along with the apathy, denial, and lies he has encountered in the health care system have put him in a desperate situation in which he is racing to find real answers and a cure. Ninety five percent of what he has discovered has been through his own research while enduring the host of symptoms listed above, he barely props himself up at the computer, makes phone calls and writes letters, all of which are only possibly due to the minor relief provided by taking prescription pain killers and sedatives. He has been on a restricted diet of no yeast or sugar, as well as a custom protocol of anti-fungal and anti-parasitic supplements. For over a year now he has lived in a new apartment with all laminate flooring (can't have carpeting), with an expensive air purifier, all natural household cleaning products, spotless living quarters, and he must bring a medical mask with him everywhere he goes. Nothing has yet changed or improved my health in any way.

He thought it was good news when he got the diagnosis five months ago, but it turns out that most modern western Doctors are not educated in the types of diseases Chase is dealing with. Because of this they are actually known as "the quiet epidemics". Even an infectious disease Specialist was not familiar with the lab results or methodology used, and she did not accept his plus four fungal overgrowth rating. She ordered blood tests unrelated to evidence he presented to her and ordered him to do three more inferior culture based stool tests which he had already done and which failed to detect what is there. He even printed out information from the Metametrix lab and submitted it to the I.D. Specialist in an attempt to inform her. It has been a struggle trying to convince and educate the Doctors so that they can help him. Many of these encounters have left him feeling that such efforts have been utterly futile and that the health system is severely broken.

The pain medication he is on is interfering with the metabolizing of the food he eats and supplements he takes which renders them ineffective but, he needs the meds simply to function and to continue the mission to save his own life. Besides that, the side effects and withdrawal symptoms of the pain meds makes it difficult to decipher the real pain from the symptoms of his disease, so it is difficult to determine if he is making any progress.

What he needs to do is find what's called an integrated Medical Doctor who knows about these diseases and how to treat them aggressively and successfully, which may require heavy duty intravenous medications. He is currently in debt due to all the medical costs not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan and unable to effectively pursue a solution to his condition. He cannot even try to ride or exercise because if he does in this weakened state his symptoms become ten times worse. For a high-level professional athlete known for his aggressive and intense riding style, not being able to ride or be active at all for the past fifteen months has taken a serious toll on his physical fitness and emotional well-being. In the face of these extreme obstacles Chase is holding out hope that he may find some real help soon to eradicate these insidious infections, and get back to the love of his life...riding.

Chase has brought so much to the world of flatland and BMX in general. He has inspired many and he has been dedicated to pushing his own limits of potential. He has also been encouraging and helped others to do and be their best. More than that, he has been a true friend and a genuine person. He has been a flatland icon for many years, helping flatland to stay alive in its lowest points. Now I am sincerely asking you to help Chase stay alive through what is no doubt his lowest point. With your help, Chase can continue to pursue the additional medical attention he needs to try and conquer his debilitating condition. The Athlete Recovery Fund has agreed to financially assist Chase towards his cause, but he cannot depend on that as the only source for help, so that is why we need your help. We ask that you please donate to Chase’s recovery fund today. Please give anything that you can so that we can help to get Chase to return to good health and hopefully one day he will be able to get back on his bike and be that amazing rider we all know him to be.

Donations may be sent via paypal to the following address: chasegouinrecoveryfund@gmail.com 

Chase’s close personal friend Ryan Quinn has set up the paypal account on Chase’s behalf since Chase doesn’t have a credit card. So don’t be alarmed if Ryan’s name shows up on your paypal receipt. All of your donations are going directly to supporting Chase’s recovery mission.


Brandon Fenton

Envien sus donativos por Paypal a chasegouinrecoveryfund@gmail.com

25 de agosto de 2011

~Progreso 1~

El primero de mis videos documentando mi lento progreso aprendiendo nuevos trucos/combos.

En este trato algo bien distinto a mi estilo usual...a ver si me logro matricular en la "nueva escuela" del flatland.
Gracias a Martti Kuopa por la inspiración y a Carlos Toledo por el aliento.

22 de agosto de 2011


A la verdad que estoy con suerte ultimamente: videos nuevos de K. Jones, M.Kuoppa con clips de trucos nuevos diariamente, ediciones de alta calidad de Moto Sasaki y Keelan Phillips, clásicos de Chase Gouin...

Y hoy encuentro este videito de unos de mis flatlanders favoritos- Sergio Ricardo Balú de Brasil:

18 de agosto de 2011


Matthieu Chauvirey

Este video me ha hecho el día: un chamaco joven dedicado de lleno al arte de trucos rolling.
Nada de trucos en círculos constantes sin ningún objetivo o scuffing prehistórico.

Matthieu Chauvirey /// ROLLING from matthieu chauvirey on Vimeo.

26 de julio de 2011

Los nenes!

El pasado 25 de julio llevé mis dos hijos, Diego y Sergio, a probar sus Hoffman Mantras a la pista Centroamericana BMX en el pueblo de Rincón. Les encanto!!! Se tiraron y corrieron la pista a velocidad y brincando sin miedo, incluyendo los 'berms" super altos que tiene.
Ya me están preguntando cuando volvemos :)

La Hoffman  18" de Sergio-

y la de Diego:

22 de julio de 2011

Flatland en tu ciudad

Excelente video enviado por JP (Junior Polanco) de los encuentros dominicales en la capital de la República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, Ciudad Primada de las Americas.
Me encanta la cantidad de talento que se aprecia entre los flatlander de todos los pueblos que aparecen en el video. Felicito a Polanco y a todos los que se están encargando de echar pa'lante el Flatland allá.

20 de julio de 2011

Kevin Jones Invitational Fall York Jam/Comp

Kevin Jones Invitational Fall York Jam/Comp


Quien se apunta para ir conmigo???

Sera en octubre 2011...

El Master Jedi con su hijo putativo y su hijo genético-

Realmente todos los flatlanders somos hijos de Kevin...

19 de julio de 2011

Ramon @ FlatJam 2011

Corto video de mis mejores combos en el Flat Jam de Inflalandia el pasado mes de junio.
Camarógrafo: Junior Polanco

4 de julio de 2011

Alejandro edita Inflalandia Flat Jam

Otro video mas de Inflalandia Flat Jam, esta vez desde la perspectiva de Alejandro Marques.
Muy buena cobertura de la sesión de práctica.
Gracias Alejandro por compartirlo!

28 de junio de 2011

27 de junio de 2011

Video de Inflalandia Flat Jam 2011

Algunas tomas antes de que se acabara la memoria de la cámara...
1- Alejandro Marques
2- Juan Caldera
3-Ramón Lopez Colon
4-Carlos Toledo
5- Jose Polanco Jones
6- Pedro Medina

24 de junio de 2011

Alejandro y Polanco en Puerto Rico

Tuve el privilegio de recibir a estos dos locos en mi hogar hasta hace unos días.
Practicamos muchisimo y como verán en este video, no tan solo disfrute de increíbles trucos y combos...
Gracias a ambos por sacar de su tiempo y sus recursos para venir a Puerto Rico y compartir con nosotros.

Footage from the visit to Puerto Rico by flatlanders Alejandro Marques (Venezuela) and Jose Polanco (Dominican Republic).

9 de junio de 2011

Y llego Alejandro!

Alejandro Marques esta en Puerto Rico para la competencia del Inflalandia FlatJam. El próximo jueves llega a la Isla Don Junior Polanco de la Republica Dominicana.
Parece que esta competencia sera una especie de "Serie del Caribe" de flatland BMX!

14 de marzo de 2011

Randor Puerto Rico

La bicicleta "signature model" de Randy Morales:

randor Puerto Rico

Daniel Rivera

Este pasado fin de semana se cumplió un año del accidente que sufrió Dani Rivera (de Ponce y Popular de los buenos) en el skatepark de Quebradillas.
Ese accidente le costo una rodilla rota y meses largos en muleta y en terapias de rehabilitacion.

Afortunadamente ya esta totalmente recuperado, como podemos comprobar en la ultima foto.

5 de marzo de 2011


Esta es una de mis recientes pinturas, óleo sobre tela y titulada "Cuadros" (38" x38").
Pueden identificar la marca y modelo de los cuadros en la obra?

This is one of my recent paintings, oil on canvas titled "Frames"(38" x38").Can you identify brand and model of all the frames in the picture?

28 de febrero de 2011

Odyssey Flatware Waltz en Puerto Rico

Llegó este sábado y ya ha sido debidamente utilizada en hitchikers, halfpackers, whiplashes muchos otros trucos.

Es bellisima, responde excelentemente y se siente super solida.

Buen trabajo Terry y Odsy!!!

It arrived on Saturday and has been put o proper use in hitchhikers, halfpackers, whiplashes and other tricks.

It’s a beauty! It’s very responsive and feels solid.

Good job Terry & Odsy!

29 de enero de 2011

23 de enero de 2011

Vega Baja Flat Jam

Gracias a Pedro Medina nos reunimos en el pueblo de Vega Baja el pasado sábado 22 de enero de 2011 para correr flatland y compartir un buen rato. El jam contó con la participación de 8 de los 9 flatlanders activos que quedan en Puerto Rico (especie en peligro de extinción!), La comida estuvo sabrosa, el Powerade frió y por montones, los trucos variados y la Medalla riquisima. Excelente evento, muy agradecidos todos con Pedro, Frankie, Juan y Xiomara por sus gentilezas.

Vega Baja Flat Jam from Ramon on Vimeo.