O'Brien Archives - Colony BMX
Stu Munro hit us up to let everyone know that the flatland DVD Landscapes is now available for purchase right here. Below is the info you need to know along with thee trailer for the video. Both Simon and Shane have footage in this…
“Landscapes ” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Simon O’Brien, Alex Worden, Yorihisa Shiota, Seppl Pospischil, Viki Gomez, Iwata Tang-meng Hiroki, Masashi Itani, George Manos, Sebastian Grubinger, Thomas Noyer ,Brandon Fenton, Paul Chamberlain and many more !
Landscapes ” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Simon O’Brien and many more! Stay tuned for the video which will be available for digital download in the coming weeks!
Hey guys, Recently I was super fortunate to be invited to the G-Shock Real Toughness contest at Tokyo Dome. This event is organised by BMX legend Hiroshi from 430 and G-Shock. They are doing a lot for the
culture of BMX in Japan! The event was nothing short of amazing! From the best flatlanders, top street riders, skaters and best bboys in the world!! The action that went down was nuts!!
Unfortunately for me, a few too many touches kept me from proceeding in the comp. I was happy with some of the tricks i did, but just couldn’t ride away properly. I was only in Tokyo for a few days but the rest of the time was spent partying with the street and flat riders. Ed Zunda, Lashaan, Fudger, Reed Stark and the other boys love a drink, so it was a fun time….they are cool guys!
Once again…..another Epic Tokyo memory! Huge shout out to Hiroshi uehara / owner of 430.
Photos by Jason Halayko.
I’ve just got home from my trip to Hawaii for the annual Flatland ‘Aloha Jam’ ! I had heard a lot of good things about Hawaii, and I sure wasn’t disappointed! In total I spent 8 days in Honolulu with some day trips around the island. The jam was on the saturday in a park which had two basketball courts, overlooked some of the city and the ocean. It was a little windy on the day but some great riding went down with no pressure to perform for a contest. The whole vibe of the jam was to hang out, meet new people, BBQ, and enjoy the basic feeling of BMX which is just hanging out and riding! Prizes were handed out throughout the day.
I was lucky enough to get to swim at pipeline, swim with turtles, meet lots of new people, enjoy great weather and enjoy riding as usual. The Hawaiian crew are a great bunch of people! Hopefully I make it again next year.
Another week or so of stacked clips from some of the crew, check it out…
Another collection of recent clips from some of the teams Instagram accounts…
Mark this one in your calendars if you’re anywhere near Adelaide, head down for a session with most of Australia’s best flatlanders for round 1 of the Down Underground series. Shane, Simon and Clint will all be there for the session.
Speaking of flatland, you can checkout the entire Exon Flatland range that we do right here.
Simon was recently in California and he teamed up with TCU for an interview all about his life dedicated to Flatland. Such a good look into Simon’s life, really enjoyed this.
Just got back home from my month long trip to the states.It was an amazing trip, it’s been so long since ive been back to the USA. I went over for my brothers wedding but turned it into a riding trip also. I spent some time in LA and then Denver as well as traveling around Colorado which is a beautiful state.
Some BMX highlights were….
Pistoleros jam’ in LongBeach.
Doing a shoot with RideBMX.
Doing and interview for TCU.
Riding with locals in both LA and Denver.
Filming for an upcoming project with @stewartmunrovideo
Battle in the Rockies comp in Denver.
Follow me @simonobrienofficial. Photo is at Red Rocks shot by Bobby Carter.
Just a little update of what i’ve been up to of late……..
I’ve been doing a lot of recovering from being unwell towards the start of the year, which has involved finishing off study ( Diploma in Safety / WHS ) , getting back on the bike and finding work in my not so booming area.
I recently got hooked up on American clothing company ‘Biggest and Baddest’ who are right down my alley being all about hip hop, graff and breakdancing! I love their style and direction. Be sure to check them out everyone…such good quality!
I’m hanging out for the release of Colony’s EXON flatland line, it’s gonna be great! I’ve been working on a dvd section for Stewart Munro, which is good motivation.
Also starting to film for a section for Viki Gomez for the Tokyo film festival, I also have an upcoming art gig which will be different and fun. And heading to LA and Denver in October. Busy with my BMX which is great!
Photo by @michaelharrisphotography
The Sydney leg & first stop of the 2015 DownUnderGround Flatland Series, is on this weekend in Sydney. We’ve donated a brand new 2016 Colony EXON flatland frame prototype as a raffle with all proceeds going towards the pro purse. Anyone can won the frame, just buy some tickets. Should be a big day of flatland happenings down in Sydney on Saturday.
Yo yo !!
Any Simon footage is good footage, check the latest wizardry from him in this new video filmed at a few of his local spots…
Simon O’Brien is the man. We have some big things underway in regards to our Colony flatland range for 2015. More on this soon.
Check out the video below from Simon.
In between these crazy storms I’ve been getting a bit of a ride in on the new bike. I haven’t had a new set up in so long, so I’m really enjoying it! Also getting used to a new style of bike is always fun. I have an edit coming out shortly, which I’ve been working on for a while…watch out for that! Follow me on Instagram @simonobrienofficial and my Facebook athlete page!
Round 2 of the Down Under Ground flatland series is a video round. So get out there & film your own 2 min run & get it entered. Click here for full info on the BMX Flatland Australia website for full details.
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The first half of Simon‘s Deja Vu dvd is now online which is great to see. flatland wizard with some crazy tech park moves. More to come…
Simon sent through another great shot that Jason Halayko took. Simon is about to head home from a 3 month trip in Japan. From the sounds of it he has been riding more then ever!
Just a quick update to what I’ve been up to,
The other weekend I went to the monster street comp in Odaiba, Tokyo. Some amazing riding went down. I caught up with Shuhei who is the Japanese Colony team rider, he was shredding and had made a big trip to the comp.
Last weekend I went to ‘Trinity Skatepark’ in Ikebukuro, Tokyo for the ‘On it’ jam. This was a great event, while riders and skaters rode the park, there was live bands, djs and food stalls. It was pretty much a party…people who wanted to ride could, those who wanted to drink and enjoy the music and riding also could.
This weekend coming im going to a big flatland jam on saturday then a demo on sunday. Should be good.
From the emails I’ve been getting from Simon lately it seems he has been having a blast over in Japan, here is the latest…
I just got back from the Toyama C3 jam which is on the north west side of Japan. As well as checking out the sites of Toyama including the cool castle there, I had a good ride with everyone and also judged the contest.
Lately I’ve been spending alot of time in Tokyo lately. Catching up with some street rider and flatland mates. The last few days ive been cruising the city with Jason Halayko (Japans No 1 Redbull photographer) and getting some great shots. More photos here.
Thanks to Jason Halayko for the really nice shot of Simon here…
Simon O’Brien is a wizard! Even if flatland isn’t your thing this video is well worth a watch. Simon put a lot of time and effort into perfecting his craft and that’s something I can really appreciate…
Simon O’Brien sent in a quick update on what he has been up too of late…
Been riding a bit and filming…have a new edit out soon. Recently started a facebook athlete page for a bit of fun. My holidays are nearly up and then back to work. Here is bit of an old pic but I like it. Thanks – Simon.
Simon will also be at today’s DownUnderGround as well, so if you can, get yourself along for a good day with the countries best flatlanders.
Yo yo !!
Next Saturday, on the 18th of January is the first round of the DownUnderGround Flatland Series for 2014. Being held in Sydney it should be a good central event. Word has it that our Shane Badman & Simon O’Brien will be attending.
The organisers would like to make a point of letting everyone know, that all riders are welcome, especially those that are not actual “flat landers” themselves. It will be a great day to hone in those bike controls skills, like hang fives & nose wheelies that are all so integral to modern day BMX riding.
So get yourself along for an awesome day with some of the best flatland riders in the country, should be good times for sure. We are once again proud to support these events & must thank Freestyle Now for organising them as always & for 2020 Magazine for their continued support for series as well.
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