Beaver Fleming Repeats With Best Trick at Simple Session 2018
Beaver Fleming’s year is off to a great start with an appearance at the finals and a Best Trick win at Simple Session 2018. Simple Session is a legendary BMX and Skate Contest in Tallinn, Estonia. The format is an organized jam with an introductory 30-second run, followed by a four-minute jam session, with a finals round where the top 12 riders take two individual one-minute runs. The tournament drew a field of 64 skaters from more than 60 countries. “This was my third year going,” Beaver says. “The first year I missed the finals but won Best Trick. The second year, I made the finals and placed sixth and won Best Trick. This year, I made the finals again but couldn’t quite hold my run together, so I ended up placing 10th, but I took Best Trick for the third year in a row.” Check out his recap of the event:
Beaver brings a unique flavor to skate contests, because his tricks are often honed on Nitro’s big ramps. This means that regardless of his rank in points, he almost always wows the judges with something fresh. “This year I was able to pull off the Swift Roll on the box jump,” he says. “I learned this trick a few years ago on the Giganta Ramp. But on a box jump, it is so much different; everything has to happen so much faster. I have only pulled it off one other time on a normal-sized box jump, so to make it happen in Best Trick was so amazing.”
And he’s just getting started. The competition schedule is hectic for Beaver this time of year. “I just got down to Australia for Bondi Bowl a Rama and will be out here for a few more contests. Then it’s the Nitro Circus Next Level Tour,” he says. Check out the tour schedule right here, and stay tuned here for more updates from Beaver.