DUB en haut de la vague

Jean-William Prévost dévoile sa nouvelle vidéo de BMX Flatland.

La motivation, la progression et la réussite. Tout ça vient par vagues.  Encore faut-il savoir la prendre quand elle vient et ne pas la louper. Dub nous démontre tout ce processus dans cette longue vidéo qui revient sur plusieurs années de ride, de doutes, de stress, d’échecs et de belles victoires. Un combat de l’esprit et du corps au service d’une passion.
Souvent la progression procède par paliers, une montée nette suivie d’un plateau plus ou moins long et cette période de stagnation est souvent synonyme de démotivation avant que la progression ne revienne. Le prodige canadien en paye parfois le prix fort, à la hauteur des risques qu’il prend et que personne d’autre n’oserait envisager.
Certains tricks ont demandé plus de 10 années d’essais et d’autres moins mais tous sont impressionnants avec un niveau de difficulté et de contrôle à la limite du raisonnable. Une visite de 3 spots de Montréal avec au passage du grand et du beau flatland sur chaque lieu.
La patience, la persévérance et la determination sont la clé de la réussite, voici la preuve en image :

Message de Jean-William sur cette vidéo :

This video edit visits 4 of the spots I have spent A LOT of time at in the past 3 years or so. Chinatown, Home, Dojo and The Hall. The setting takes place in Montreal, but the vibe is very inner sanctum and fighting the good fight to make new lines & tricks come to life.
This one goes out to everyone catching their own wave and making the best of it. Riding Flatland is the furthest thing from surfing as we shred the pavements of the urban jungles of the world, yet everything we do in life vibes at a frequency, and that frequency has its own rhythm. Sometimes you have to put the thing you love the most aside and come back to it with a fresh mindset and give it another go and ride that wave anew. Sometimes you over practice a certain trick and it doesn’t help it come to life as would putting aside and coming back to it later would.
I can’t really find the words to describe the pain, love, happiness and suffering that went behind this video. I hope you like it, share it, show it to your friends and let them know the magic of this sport through this video. I hope the love I have for the sport is felt, absorbed and something important can be retained or withdrawn from this compilation. None of this shit happens on its own, its a perfect case of fall down, get back up try again and that over 1 million times over. One of the tricks in this video took me over 10 years to finally land. It might still look a bit rough, but in my heart I am happy that fight is over.
If there was one thing I could do if i get another go at life, would be to start riding earlier and more rigorously so that I could learn even crazier maneuvers at an even earlier onset with the modern light bikes :))) . Although, if this is the only one I get, I will settle with this one chance I get…
Thanks to Scott Denoncourt, Kevin Carroll, KEith and Tammy for helping with the take down at the Dojo, leaving that space was very emotional. That place doesn’t even exist anymore, a place of which I know every little bump and crack is already long gone as this edit comes out! SO WEIRD!
Thanks to Reklamation Bikes & Far East Cycles for everything they have made possible in my life. Thanks to the people that support me without expecting something in return.
Thanks to Flatland for believing in me and my products, I am infinitely grateful for the love and support IGI is getting throughout the World.
For those who have a hard time believing in themselves, just remember that it comes in waves and that its ok to take a break as long as you get back to it in a timely manner. Nothing happens on its own. Flatland isn’t easy but it’s a great teacher, though its lessons won’t come until you let the waves of its wisdom hit you over the years of practice in a cycle of working hard and letting go.
Thanks for watching and your feedback in the comment section would be appreciated !



Portrait : Jean William Prévost