As a companion piece of sorts to go with the SPoT Bowl Jam edit that just went up today, here is some footage from the SPoT Roast Contest that went down the following day. This is not a complete recap of the event, because the contest ran 3 hours longer than projected, and I had another job scheduled for that evening, so I had to leave halfway through pro qualifying. Even with a big chunk of the pro riding missing, there is still a bunch of great riding featured, so it’s worth checking out.
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“Back in the mid-90s Mat Hoffman’s Bicycle Street contests were the shit, with street, vert, and flatland all being represented with both pro (stuntmen) and am (stuntboy) titles. The finals were held in Daytona Beach, FL in the fall of 1995.
Featuring Mat Hoffman, Dennis McCoy, John Parker, Josh Heino, Taj Mihelich, Chad DeGroot, Joe Rich, Rooftop, Rick Moliterno, Jay Miron, Michael Steingraeber, Kevin Robinson, Dave Osato, Stuart King, Eben Krackau, Rob Sigaty, Sandy Carson, Jon Taylor, Mike Ocoboc, Trevor Meyer, Chuck D, Rob Nolli, Jimmy Walker, Jason Brown, Todd Lyons, John Englebert, and other top riders of the day. Stew Johnson and Mark Losey even get clips!
This was shot in Hi8 cameras 16 years ago so the video might look a little sketchy.
Bracket | “Green Apples”
Alligator Gun | “Sinker”
The Misfits | “We Are 138″” – Props
“Throughout the ’90s, the name Rob Nolli was synonymous with top five finishes in BMX Street at Mat Hoffman’s Bicycle Stunt Series. Along the way, Rob became a longstanding member of the GT Bicycles team, touring nonstop for months at a time when not riding in contests alongside the likes of Kip Williamson, Kevin Gutierrez, Aaron Behnke, Trevor Meyer, Dave Brumlow and many more.
Around 2001, GT Bicycles dismantled their team and touring units, but Rob continued to ride in shows and contests, branching out into vert and enduring years of torment from Dave Brumlow along the way.
Now 38, Nolli continues to ride and compete, and judging from the likes of this video, he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Introducing one of Florida’s most enduring pros, Rob Nolli. Video by Bert Roh” – Brian Tunney / Rob Nolli