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After a two-year hiatus the Flatland Voodoo Jam returned to Generations Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana. Just as expected, both the floor and balcony were filled to capacity and the energy was at an all-time high as more than 50 riders from eight different countries competed in the veteran, amateur, and pro classes of the most anticipated flatland event on North American soil this year.
With event organizer Scott O'Brien on the mic, and former BMX rider and local DJ MKULTRAsound on the turntables, the nightclub atmosphere came to life and gave both the riders and spectators a New Orleans experience they will never forget.
The pro class was stacked with talented riders, and with a one-run qualifying format, just making it into the ten-man finals was a feat in and of itself. Of the ten who moved on to the finals, the top five rode for a third time and went head-to-head in a battle-style super finals of sorts to fight for those coveted spots on the podium. When the dust settled, Dominik Nekolny out of the Czech Republic took the top spot with the U.S.' Matt Wilhelm and event co-organizer and local hero Terry Adams rounding out the top three.
The 2012 Flatland Voodoo Jam is sponsored by: Red Bull, Dan's Comp, Flatland Fuel, Freegun Underwear, Raising Cane's, Deco, 430 Clothing, Diversion TV, Odyssey, Flatware, Fiksd Apparel, Neue Creative and Purple Monkey.
Music: Ancient Astronauts "Dark Green Rod" feat. Ulf Stricker We Are To Answer