International BMX Flatland Development Competition (FLATdev) is a competition that encourage BMX flatland riders to progress their performance and promoting the sport to newcomers especially the youngsters. This year(2016), FLATdev made its debut to be one of the stops under BMX Flatland World Circuit(BFWC).
FLATdev competition organised by Melaka Action Games Society(MAGS).
Flatland is a freestyle BMX riding style performed on smooth flat surfaces that do not include any ramps, jumps, or grindrails. It is sometimes described as a form of artistic cycling with a blend of breakdancing. Flatland as a discipline also encompasses certain aspects Martial arts and Zen meditation.
Flatland occupies a position somewhat removed from the rest of freestyle BMX. People who ride in the above disciplines will generally take part in at least one of the others, but flatlanders tend to only ride flatland. They are often very dedicated, and will spend several hours a day perfecting their techniques.
Flatland also differs from the others in that the terrain used is nothing but a smooth, flat surface. Tricks are performed by spinning and balancing on the bike in a variety of unexpected positions. Riders almost always use either knurled/grip taped aluminum or plastic pegs to stand on to manipulate the bike into even stranger positions.
Flatland bikes typically have a shorter wheelbase than other freestyle bikes. This shorter wheelbase requires less effort to make the bike spin or to position the bike on one wheel. One of the primary reasons flatlanders often ride only flatland is the decreased stability of using their shorter bikes on ramps, dirt and street.
A variety of options is commonly found on flatland bikes. The most unifying feature of flatland bikes is the use of four pegs, one on the end of each wheel axle. Flatlanders will choose to run a front brake (or a dual front brake; one front brake with two brake levers using one brake cable), front and rear brakes, or no brakes at all, depending on stylistic preference.
BFCW is a circuit of BMX Flatland Competitions which hold at certain countries around the world that provide a list of BMX Flatland World ranking.
2016 BFWC SCHEDULE
Date: May 20-22nd
Location: Solothurn, Switzerland.
Date: July 3rd
Location: Jugendpark, Cologne, Germany
Date July 23,24
Location:Rio de Janeiro
REAL CITY SPIN
Date: August 27-28th
Location: Montreal, Canada.
Date: September 24-25th
Location: Mahkota Parade, Malacca, Malaysia.