Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Canardweb

RIP Julien Happich aka Trashzen

12 posts in this topic

Posted (edited)

I know this is old news and I haven't seen any other topic about it but I was really shocked this morning when I found out he passed away. He created Trashzen and also wrote a book about trials techniques. He was really passionated and took a lot of his time to try make this sport more easy for beginners. I have used his site a lot when I started and it helped a ton. It's crazy to think this guy is gone. RIP.

https://www.napierb2b.com/2021/02/julien-happich/

Edited by Canardweb
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow I didn't know that, Trashzen was a great site for people just getting into trials and the section he set up of oldskool bikes was great. 

Sad times :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did wonder why no one had mentioned anything. I heard the terrible news a few days ago. Completely shocked and sad to hear he's gone. So young, so much talent. i've got no idea what happened. :'(:'(:'(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, David Michie said:

I did wonder why no one had mentioned anything. I heard the terrible news a few days ago. Completely shocked and sad to hear he's gone. So young, so much talent. i've got no idea what happened. :'(:'(:'(

Yes, it happened mid-February. I kind of felt guilty not knowing about it and thought I might have missed the news here but couldn't find any thread about this so... I read he was ill apparently. It is indeed shocking!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love his book, it's never far from hand. Explaining every move in perfect detail, with videos to match! Makes me want to get out and practice. He's definitely helped me so much with my riding. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello everyone, it's been awhile

 

Seen this very sad news on tarty's FB few days ago

 

I ve met Julien 20years ago in Brussels when I was still at school.

First legit hardcore rider I ever met.

 

I me just very sad we lost Julien so soon

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 17/03/2021 at 4:27 PM, chimpanzyyyy said:

Hello everyone, it's been awhile

 

Seen this very sad news on tarty's FB few days ago

 

I ve met Julien 20years ago in Brussels when I was still at school.

First legit hardcore rider I ever met.

 

I me just very sad we lost Julien so soon

 

 

I didn't know Tarty posted anything about it, so maybe I shouldn't have posted here. Anyway it's nice to meet someone who met him. I can only say he must have been a great passionated lad seeing all he dedicated to share his knowledge of this sport.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is a really sad news:angry:. As you said, this guy contributed to trials a lot, just though his website. I recall reading some tutorials on thrashzen 15 years ago!

I think a lot of us progressed due to his work. Thanks for that Julien!

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember reading Trashzen and then rushing out in the hopes I'd get better if it was fresh in my mind. Sad to hear this, he sure helped a lot of riders get into trials more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RIP.He personally sent me a copy of his book signed himself,a was so happy and still i am.His site and books are real treasures for beginners like me.Sad.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 18/03/2021 at 7:22 PM, Canardweb said:

I didn't know Tarty posted anything about it, so maybe I shouldn't have posted here. Anyway it's nice to meet someone who met him. I can only say he must have been a great passionated lad seeing all he dedicated to share his knowledge of this sport.

I have some very good memories of Julien back in the day.

 

When I met him, he was hating the bike he was riding. He had a replacement frame because he was waiting for his broken zero orange frame to come back from the UK. I think Orange welded the frame instead of sending him a new one.

 

I remember him riding my Zebdi way better than me.

 

I remember him bunny hopping pretty much anything he could find

 

so much memories

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, chimpanzyyyy said:

I have some very good memories of Julien back in the day.

 

When I met him, he was hating the bike he was riding. He had a replacement frame because he was waiting for his broken zero orange frame to come back from the UK. I think Orange welded the frame instead of sending him a new one.

 

I remember him riding my Zebdi way better than me.

 

I remember him bunny hopping pretty much anything he could find

 

so much memories

This sounds like old times. I wasn't even riding when these frames were around. Nice memories anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.