||Eric from the Northwest has this
to say about Freestyle...
happy to see that that the early days of freestyling that I experienced has lived on to
become a sport of it's own. I remember when the rock-walk and the cherry-picker was
the hottest thing going for flatland when I started in 1983. No-one had even dared
taking both hands off of the handlebars during a ramp routine either, never mind doing a
wild maneuver like a tailwhip. It's unbelievable what's being done now. Back flips
over the pavement! It was just beginning to be attempted over water back in my
earliest days. I think Hugo Gonzalez was one of the innovaters In fact, I think he
was the stunt double for the movie Rad."
"This photo is of Martin Aparijio (sp?) of
the GT Freestyle Team, circa 1985, and was at an AFA (predecessor to the AFL I think) competition, Machester Armory,
Manchester, NH. USA"