../people/Armin Batoumeni

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1972 DOB: july 15, 1972 in Congo (central east Africa)
early years Je roule sur un BMX depuis l'âge de 12 ans. J'ai commencé par des sauts dans les bois du 93.

Premières compétitions en 1987 avec le club de Rosny sur Bois.
1989 Armin Batoumeni roule desormais pour V2000.

Photo: Bicross and Skate magazine #83 novembre 1989
steam roller
1990 2nd flat experts 17-18 ans @ Worlds de Kenn 1990
Lorsque Armin a débuté son run, la foule s'est mise à hurler devant les époustouflants rollings de ce pilote V2000. Une motivation certaine qui justifie sa place de vice champion du monde

Invented tricks
It is hard to say if you invented a trick. By the time you think about a trick, maybe someone in Australia has the same idea without seeing you. The cliffhanger turbine or no handed hitchiker and backpaker are a good example. I first did a turbine cliffhanger in 1990. When I first met James White, he had never watched a video of me doing this trick but he was doing that trick but slightly different.
1992 Armin roule pour KHE.

1st place master flat @ troisième manche et finale du championnat de France FFC 1992 Aix en provence.
Armin Batoumeni termine premier avec un run tout en rollings G-Turn Cliffhanger, Backpacker no hand.
1993 1st place master flat @ troisième manche et finale du championnat de France FFC 1993 Marseille.
1994
1995
1996 Dickies have been suporting me since 1996.
1997 Armin quitte KHE pour Peugeot et Odyssey.

Le championnat de France FFC reprend sous la houlette de Sébastien Bonnot et Armin Batouméni.
In 1997 I finished my studies and I had more time to get involved in the scene. So with Sebastien Bonnot we decided to rebuild a proper BMX french championship.The first contest took place in november of 1997 and since that we kept organising 2 to 3 national contests every year with flatland, dirt, vert and street/park. These contests took place all over France (Paris, Lille, Nantes, Bordeaux, Lyon, etc...).
1998 1st place master flat @ deuxième manche du championnat de France FFC 1998 Annecy.

Interviews : BMXup #14 septembre 1998 et Ride BMX UK #36 august september 1998.
1999 5th place really great flat @ 2HIP Burning Bike Festival 1999.

Vidéo Solitaire.
2000 York jam

Vidéo Intrikat Connect.
Armin has a short cliffhanger section where he turbines one twice and busts out a dope one footed one.
2001 6th place pro flat @ Circle Cow, Servon, France, february 2001.
Tricks


I think tricks I am the only one to do so far are barspin cliffhanger and crackpaker jumping to steamroller.

Interview: www.fatbmx.com december 2001.
armin
2002 La Source.

4th place pro flat @ Backyard Jam round 2 Hasting.
9th place pro flat @ FISE 2002 Palavas

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