What ranks between a skateboard and a motorcycle? The BMX bike. Professional rider Camilo Gutierrez will leave you nothing short as amazed with his flatland shows at the Pure&Crafted – because BMX bikes can dance!
Camilo is a young man who discovered BMX Flatland* in his youth and has professionalized it over the years. Originally from Lima, Peru, he has been living in Germany for 10 years now. His approach to BMX Freestyle came from his relationship with the urban movement in Lima in the 90’s. Daily training, high personal motivation, a lot of discipline and physical skill have helped him to be successful. Since 2003, Camilo has been invited to international competitions, shows and tours worldwide. He is known in the BMX freestyle scene for his style, originality and skill. In Japan, he presented his skills to the kids at a school and gained his first experiences as a teacher there. Camilo is passionate about his sport and would now like to share his passion with the younger generation.
* BMX Flatland is a term for a sub-discipline of the freestyle BMX sport. Classic for this sport are acrobatic tricks on the flat ground. Such tricks are usually strung together, which is why they are also called combos. Transitions are fluent. There are a number of typical tricks and combinations, but most BMX riders create their own combinations and find their own unique style.
BMX Flatland is seen as the basis for BMX Freestyle. Other freestyle BMX sports disciplines such as BMX street or BMX ramp can be built on this. Special skills such as balance, endurance and concentration play an important role in practicing this sport.