Stoned Street: " Week aback we had this wonderful Simple Session week(end) and Simple Session invited us to make a real street jam with FTL. All planning started a few months back and this is the final turnout. We had a really good day at Tallinn streets. This was so much fun. Easily 200 riders cruising spot to spot. Huge shoutout to everyone! Also, FTL got Merritt BMX in and we invited Skullcandy to sponsor our jam. Hope we can schedule this happening also on 2022. Peace!"
With the Simple Session finally taking place in the Estonian summer, we couldn't resist throwing a real street jam for BMX. We teamed up with Stoned Street and FTL and the event was born! Thank you everyone for coming out! Everyone killed it! Big shout out to Filip Baf for taking the best trick (uprail to oppo whip) and Joe Jarvis for taking the MVP of the jam shutting down every spot.
On the day of the Estonian 30th restoration of independence, there was another big event held in Tallinn – the world-famous Simple Session extreme sports festival that took place in Põhjala Factory. 61 skateboarders and BMX riders from 20 countries all around the world fought for their place in tomorrows' finals. After the skateboarders had finished, it was time for the BMX qualification round. Spaniard Courage Adams, who was one of the last athletes to perform, proved his skills. 25-year old impressed the judges with the smooth and elegant ride, and the reward for that was kind 91,33 points. Estonians Andreas Taru (27th, 28,66), Chris Patrick Tilk (21nd, 43 pts), and Martti Lainevool (22nd, 42,66 pts) didn’t make it to the finals.
One of the most spectacular performances was made by Julian Molina, who does the impossible and gives out such energy with just one leg. Crowds went wild with the happy vibes that Molina was radiating, he ended up in 26th place.
BMX experts Brian Kachinsky, Markus Wilke, Bart de Jong, and Toms Silins were the judges. Kachinsky, Wilke and De Jong were also present at Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.
Result List BMX Street Qualification Simple Session 2021, August 20, 2021 - Tallinn, Estonia. 1 ADAMS Courage RED BULL ESP 91.33 Q 2 PRANGENBERG Felix KUNSTFORM GER 88.00 Q 3 DONNACHIE Alex BSD GBR 85.00 Q 4 RAIFORD Broc RED BULL USA 83.33 Q 5 STARK Reed SWEETS USA 81.00 Q 6 HOFFMANN Bruno RED BULL GER 76.33 Q 7 PERRIN Anthony FEDERAL BIKES FRA 73.00 Q 8 JARVIS Joe FEDERAL BIKES GBR 71.66 Q 9 SMAJLI Miguel KUNSTFORM GER 70.66 Q 10 GUENDULAIN Gaspar VANS ARG 66.66 Q 11 KENNEDY Alex CULT CREW GBR 64.16 Q 12 HEATH Parker GT BIKES USA 61.66 Q 13 BLABOL Jirí SHADOW CZE 60.33 Q 14 DOAN Hobie KINK BMX USA 57.00 Q 15 PODOBA Andriy BSD UKR 55.33 55.Q
Simple Session 21 will be back in Tallinn, Estonia, on August 20–21 with a big summertime festival and an all-around good time. This years’ event will be more exclusive as the tickets are limited and the venue will be more intimate and closer to the public than ever – the Simple Session series will host an exciting street contest in the hip up and coming Põhjala district – an old rubber factory turned into a cultural hub. Simple Session 21 will also be one of the first significant international events after the big Olympic debut for BMX and skateboarding in Tokyo. Sixty-four of the finest invited BMX street riders and skateboarders from all around the world will go head to head on a new 600m2 Nate Wessel-designed street course.
“I’m delighted that we can run the event at the youthful and vibrant Põhjala factory, make the Session during Estonian summertime and the riders and viewers will enjoy these sports as they were born. The global health crisis has prevented us from hosting the annual wintertime event, so we are happy now to host the Simple Session during the sunny side of the year,” says Risto Kalmre, the founder of Estonia’s biggest and world-renowned action sports event.
The event kicks off on the day of the Estonian Restoration of Independence on the 20th of August,
Simple Session 21 will be back in Tallinn, Estonia, on August 20–21 for a summer-time festival and an all-around good time! The Simple Session series will host an exciting street-focused contest in the hip new Põhjala district – an old rubber factory turned into a cultural hub will serve as a thrilling new location for the event. A tight selection of the finest BMX street riders and skateboarders from around the world will be invited to go head to head on a fresh Wessel-designed 650 m2 course.
Skateboarding and BMX are all about creativity. So is Simple Session – hosting the series in a whole new venue will take the entire contest experience to another level for athletes and viewers alike. The global health crisis has created obstacles and prevented us from hosting the annual wintertime event,
Here's our kunstform Team edit from this year's Simple Session 2020. kunstform BMX Shop team riders Felix Prangenberg, Miguel Smajli, Lara Lessmann, Robin Kachfi, Felix Donat and Justin Rudd took part in this year's Simple Session 2020 and enjoyed their time in Tallinn Estonia.