Todays DAILY SESSIONZ was poppin! I show you what I got up to in Estonia for Simple Session! Also I finished off the DS by sending it at kassett skatepark in Kings Lynn! Be sure show your support if you enjoyed the video..
The annual Simple Session in Tallinn, Estonia brings a big part of the BMX Freestyle community together for the first big gathering of the year. During the cost and wet winter months when outdoor riding is rough, simply not a lot of (outdoor) events take place. Seeing the BMX family again for the first time in the new year has always been a big part of Simple Session. The Thursday ice hockey match between BMX and Skateboarding was lost for the first time. It definitely had something to do with Reed Stark arriving a couple of hours late. He was gutted he missed it and so was any BMX-er who was watching the game. Yes, it's all about the good time, but winning makes the good time even better. Let's get that win back in 2020 when Simple Session hits its 20th B-day.
With two days of practice split by Skateboarding and BMX the riders had some time getting used to the Nate Wessel designed course. It had a Street as well as a Park section but riders could use whatever they felt like so there was no line splitting the course in two. Still, Street riders were expected to hit up the rails/ledges/flatbanks and the Park riders used the big jump, quarters and spines on the other side. All was linked up well and if you did not find anything to your liking you should take up flatland riding instead.
After missing his bike on arrival things didn't look too great for Matt Ray (USA). Thursday's practice session was missed but on Friday the baby was back and Matt got used to the course quickly to win
And the finalists are......#simplesession19. Watch the finals live on FATBMX on Sunday 3 February 2019. BMX Street TOP qualifiers: 1. Matt Ray USA 2. Felix Prangenberg GER 3. Courage Adams ESP 4. Mark Burnett USA 5. Broc Raiford USA 6. Bruno Hoffmann 7. Anthony Perrin FRA 8. Justin Spriet USA 9. Alex Kennedy GBR 10. Jiri Blabol CZE 11. Lewis Mills AUS 12. Max Chuprina RUS
BMX Park TOP 12 qualifiers: 1. Irek Rizaev RUS 2. Rim Nakamura JPN
According to a media survey commissioned by the Estonia’s action sports series Simple Session 2018, the event reached 500 million people worldwide via traditional and social media. The report compiled by Meltwater, a digital media monitoring company established in Norway and based in San Francisco, finds that mentions of this year’s Simple Session competition had a cumulative reach of 500 million people worldwide. The report counted social media posts, as well as traditional media articles published online. The survey was conducted over three months: from January 1st to March 31st 2018.
Social media mentions of Simple Session within the quarter amounted to 4664. Social media