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Freestyle BMX: flatland
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Chad de Groot
America's Chad de Groot is an ace flatlander

Flatland involves doing tricks on your bike while on a flat piece of ground.

And it's even better than street for finding places to ride - do you know of any areas of flat ground?

Lots. Well, there you go then.

Riding flat takes a lot of practice and flatlanders tend to be a funny little crowd.

London's Phil Dolan is a top flatlander
Man and bike in perfect harmony

They like to spend long hours in car parks or on tennis courts, riding alone and listening to tunes.

Flatland bikes are very short and light, making them spin easier.

They also have four big, fat pegs, that are used to stand on.

Most flatlanders use a gyro with front and back brakes.

However, some only use a front brake and some use none.

Some great flatlanders include:Phil Dolan (UK), Chad de Groot, Martti Kuoppa, and Paul Osika.


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